Instructor Development Update -2019 PADI Asia Pacific

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Calling all PADI Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors, join us for the 2019 Instructor Development Update. This update is mandatory for all PADI Course Directors intending to teach the revised Instructor Development Course (IDC). It covers the new IDC standards and curriculum including a review of the new IDC eLearning program and other associated tools. This includes the PADI Course Director Manual, evaluation tools and lesson guides, various workshops that are now part of the IDC and comprehensive evaluation training on the new criteria for Knowledge Development and Confined and Open Water.

The Instructor Development Update will include refreshments and lunch with the exceptions of Hong Kong and Seoul.  Hong Kong and Seoul will start mid to late in the afternoon and run through into the evening with refreshments and dinner.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the Revised IDC and New Materials
  • Standards and Curriculum Overview
  • Using Your Digital Material
  • Evaluation Training – Knowledge Development
  • Evaluation Training – Confined and Open Water

Registration will be available online soon. In the meantime we suggest you select your preferred venue from the options below and secure the date in your calendar.

Instructor Development Update schedule:

Date Location Time Venue
14 Sep Bali, Indonesia 9:00 –
16:00
Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar
16 Sep Cairns, Australia 9:00 –
16:00
Holiday Inn Esplanade
18 Sep Sydney, Australia 9:00 –
16:00
Stamford Airport Hotel
25 Sep Auckland, New Zealand 9:00 –
16:00
Novotel Auckland Airport
1 Oct Koh Tao, Thailand 9:00 –
16:00
Regal Resort
3 Oct Phuket, Thailand 9:00 –
16:00
Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort
5 Oct Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9:00 –
16:00
Holiday Inn Glenmarie
10 Oct Manila, Philippines 9:00 – 16:00 Belmont Hotel
12 Oct Cebu, Philippines 9:00 –
16:00
Pacific Cebu Resort
15 Oct Hong Kong 15:00 – 22:00 Cityview Hotel
17 Oct Shanghai, China 9:00 –
16:00
Noble Center
19 Oct Taipei, Taiwan 9:00 –
16:00
The Howard Hotel
4 NovJeju, South Korea 9:00 –
16:00
Bareve Hotel Jeju
5 Nov Seoul, South Korea 15:00 – 22:00 Olympic Parktel

Frequent Trainer Programme discounts apply to the CD Update programme fee. A comprehensive materials package is available for purchase at a very favourable price. The package includes materials required for conducting the PADI Instructor level courses and the new digital IDC Crewpak with IDC eLearning.

For more information contact PADI Asia Pacific Instructor Development at instdev@padi.com.au or any member of the PADI Asia Pacific Instructor Development department team.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join PADI at TDEX 2019

Join us at The Thailand Dive Expo (TDEX) from Thursday 16th May to Sunday 19th May 2019 at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre.

TDEX has established itself as an important marketplace for divers, equipment manufacturers, training providers and dive resorts to meet and network. TDEX organisers aim to promote and support the diving industry, promote Thailand as a tourism hub of Asia and to promote dive and adventure destinations both inside and outside Thailand.

Many other PADI Dive Centres & Resorts will be exhibiting alongside PADI at TDEX with promotions and exciting competitions on offer throughout the show. In addition, PADI will be hosting a Member Forum and three presentations at the expo.

Go Pro Presentation
When: Thursday, 16 May
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Main Stage

PADI Member Forum
When: Friday, 17 May
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Where: MR 211-212

PADI Freediver Presentation
When: Saturday, 18 May
Time: 12pm – 12:45pm
Where: Main Stage

The PADI Difference Presentation
When: Sunday, 19 May
Time: 12pm – 12:45pm
Where: Main Stage

PADI Dive Shops at TDEX 2019

Dive Centre/ResortBooth
All 4 Diving IndonesiaD033
Ban’s Diving ResortD071
Bangkok FreediversD022
BB DiversD088
Big BubbleD097
Castaway DiversD112
Czone DiversD038
Dive IndeedD083-D085
Dive InfoD023
Dive PotatoD019-D021
Bangkok Dive SupplyS002
Dive TeamG065-G067
Grand KomodoD098
Pattana Scuba ClubD047
Rayong Dive CentreD144
Sainamtalay Dive CenterD174
Scuba JamboreeD048-D050
Scuba ProjectD060-D061
Sea MastermindA007-A009
Sea Safari CruisesD137
Wahoo Diving Center Co, LtdA001-A006
Worldwide Dive & SailD035

If you’re planning on exhibiting at TDEX or any other show or expo this year, please get in touch with your PADI Regional Manager to discuss how PADI can support you with these events.

For more information on TDEX 2019 visit www.thailanddiveexpo.com or contact your PADI Regional Manager.

For other dive shows and events, see our list of 2019 PADI attended dive shows.

PADI Business Academy- Outbound Korean Tourism Cebu, Philippines

Join us on 28 May for our one day PADI Business Academy- Outbound Korean Tourism, in Cebu Philippines.

There are over 26 million outbound tourists each year from South Korea. With the rapid growth of Koreans travelling into the Philippines and Asia, this program is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn how to engage with the Korean market and ignite growth.

Over the course of the day attendees can expect to gain further knowledge on the following topics: topics:

  • Website
  • Pricing & Sales
  • Social Media
  • Customer Service

There will also be dedicated workshop time at the conclusion of the day, where PADI staff will help you work on specific action plans for your dive operation.

BONUS – EARLY BIRD OFFER

Register your place before 16 April, 2019 to receive AUD $20 off the cost of your registration. Plus, with every third paid attendee, you will receive a fourth free. So get in quick and register your spot today!

Register Here

The presentations will be in Korean- some sections will be delivered in English however, these will be translated in Korean. The number of attendees is limited to ensure that the PADI Business Academy staff can really focus on you. Register today to make sure you don’t miss out!

For more information, please contact your PADI Regional Manager or email marketing@padi.com.au

You can also view the rest of the upcoming PADI Business Academies for 2019 here.

PADI at MIDE 2019

Come visit the PADI Booth at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th May 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Now in its 14th year, MIDE is a must-visit exhibition with a purpose to expand the dive market inside and outside Malaysia. It is an important meeting place and networking hub for dive businesses, consumers and industry players.

MIDE 2019 is set to showcase more than 1000 exhibitors over a space of 12,000sqm, with an average minimum of 10,000 visitors.

MIDE is a one stop shop for those interested and involved in the dive industry to come together for business opportunities, dive education, diving technology innovation and to broaden the scope and popularity of recreational scuba diving.

Many PADI Dive Centres & Resorts will be exhibiting alongside PADI at MIDE with promotions and exciting competitions on offer.

PADI Dive Stores at MIDE 2019

Dive Centre/ResortBoothLocation
B&J Diving Centre Sdn. Bhd421, 422Malaysia
Divertainment Sdn Bhd803, 806Malaysia
Dragonet Diving621Malaysia
Pacific Divers – Redang and Lang Tengah405Malaysia
Plumeria Diving and Watersports Centre722Maldives
Quiver Dive Team – Perhentian Island403Malaysia
Rainbow Runner701-706Malaysia
Scuba Dobedo Divers313, 316, 317, 318Malaysia
Scuba Junkie809Malaysia
Sealantis Dive Centre204, 205, 206Malaysia
Seaventures Dive Rig SDN. BHD107Malaysia
Tenggol Coral Dive Resort609, 612Malaysia
UDIVE215Malaysia
Viking Scuba713, 716Malaysia
Aman Tioman Dive Centre712Malaysia
Moby Tek Dive615, 618Malaysia
Poni Divers221, 222Brunei
AquaMarine Diving – Bali219Indonesia
Bali Crystal Divers122Indonesia
Ceningan Divers312Indonesia 
Dune Atlantis International707, 708Indonesia
Grand Komodo415Indonesia
Nirwana Gardens Dive Centre719Indonesia

If you’re planning on exhibiting at MIDE or any other show or expo this year, please get in touch with your PADI Regional Manager to discuss how PADI can support you with these events.

For more information on MIDE 2019 visit www.mide.com.my or contact your PADI Regional Manager.

You can view the full list of Dive Shows & Events PADI is exhibiting at in 2019 here.