Updated Dive Shop Locator Now Live

The updated PADI Dive Shop Locator (DSL) is now live in eight languages (with more to come) and makes it even easier for divers to find you. Here’s what’s new:

Responsive Design for Mobile Devices

The DSL was redesigned with mobile users in mind and is responsive to any device screen with familiar touch navigation.

Map Function

The map uses familiar mapping functions like dragging, zooming and selecting a map entry for more information. Users can redo searches in new areas and rest the map to their current location. Plus, hovering in the results pane highlights the dive shop flag for that particular dive center on the map as a visual indicator of its location.

Premium

Premium upgrade listings are given higher priority in searches and are shown at the top of search results. These listings also provide a more detailed dive shop profile and display the dive store’s logo. Plus, you can now list the courses available at your dive center by editing the account tab under Premium Listing at the PADI Pros’ Site.

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads are now displayed with a yellow border in the results pane and yellow dive flag in the map area. As of 1st January 2019, advertisement display order will be randomized, which means anyone may be at the top of the results.

To take advantage of Premium Listing or Sponsored Ads, sign up via My Account > My Store Applications within your PADI dive shop PADI Pros Site account

Search Results

While all dive centers and resorts are shown in an unfiltered search, Five Star and Premium listings are given weighted priority. There are numerous filters available but to improve search results, dive centers can purchase a Premium Listing or Sponsored Ad or upgrade to a Five Star membership level. The weighting system is a balance of Five Star status, Premium Listing status, distance from center and search keywords.

Check out the improved PADI Dive Shop Locator today and be sure to provide your comments by using the feedback button.

PADI ReActivate™ Now Available in More Languages

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Great PADI ReActivate™ News – English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian languages are now available with more languages coming soon. This great product is meant as a useful tool for instructors to get inactive divers back in the water as happy divers.

So what does this mean for you?

How often do you find yourself conducting guided dives with divers who are a little rusty? Even though they have not booked time with a PADI Divemaster, during the dive you help them polish their buoyancy skills and remind them of some key concepts.

Wouldn’t it be great if they came to you with updated knowledge and an expectation of diving with a PADI Divemaster or Instructor and improving their skill level?

Well now you can make this happen with ReActivate in 5 languages, with more languages coming soon.

When the diver books with you, ask them when their last scuba dive was and offer them a ReActivate should they want to refresh their skills. They can start ReActivate at home so when they get to you they just need to go diving.

Simply put, the best way to ReActivate diving skills is to get in the water and dive, rather than having to make time for a confined water session. After the diver has completed the short Academic session there are only few mandatory skills and then the rest of the skills are prescriptive.

Using this great Touch product, Reactivate, means they don’t have to participate in any lengthy classroom sessions, creating more time to go diving.

You just need to select an initial dive site that is going to provide a nice safe environment to blow away the cobwebs.

Some useful tips:

  • When redeeming the code, you will need to select a language option.
  • ReActivate Product No. 71926-1
  • ReActivate Marketing tools – Visit & download the ReActivate Marketing information on PADI Pros’ Site > Toolbox > Marketing > PADI Re-Activate.

Do divers want this product?

A recent PADI survey asked divers what would get them back in the water if they had not been diving for a while. Two popular responses were: “a refresher course that I can complete quickly” and “a prescriptive approach that refreshes only what I’ve forgotten.”

PADI has created a great product alongside an incredible program to get YOUR divers back into YOUR shop.

Provide them the opportunity to ReActivate. Once the diver had finished ReActivate, the instructor will register the program and the diver will receive a new certification card at the present certification level with a ReActivate remark in the bottom of the card.

How do I get this product?

You can purchase ReActivate on the Online Shopping cart on the PADI Pros’ site or you can contact PADI’s Sales Support team on training-sales@padi.com.au to purchase the ReActivate Touch manual that comes as a code you will provide to your customer.

Is there any credit in it for the instructor?

Yes, actually there is. You will receive credit for one Open Water Diver certification for every five ReActivate programs completed with divers. This is in line with the system that is well known from Discover Scuba Diving credits.

LIVE NOW….. PADI Adventures in Diving & Rescue Diver Courses have gone DIGITAL!

PADI has just released the Adventures in Diving Certification Pak – Lite and the Rescue Diver Certification Pak – Lite, both courses are available today in multiple languages! See below for the lists of languages.

With a growing trend of consumers moving towards mobile devices and interactive displays, it was only natural for PADI to continue to lead the way in technological advancements within the dive industry.

Both Paks take the form of the Lite Digital Certification Pak and include Certifying Credits for your Students. Your Student has the opportunity to choose their desired language during their online registration process, therefore you do not have to make a choice of language when purchasing, it is one Product Code for all!

These Certification Paks bring the traditional Crew Pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system and a welcome addition to the ever expanding PADI Digital Product Suite.

Adventures in Diving Certification Pak – Lite

Product Code 60395-1
(Includes a Certifying Credit)

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Includes:

  • Adventures in Diving eManual (offline PDF Manual)
  • Online eBook
  • Knowledge Reviews
  • eTraining Log Book
  • Digital Deluxe Data Carrier Slate
  • Certifying Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?

PADI Library App, online Web Viewer and ScubaEarth for eTraining Dive Log.

Who can purchase it?

PADI Members can purchase this product via your PADI Sales Consultants or through the Online Shopping Cart.

Do I need an internet connection?

This is necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to access the online eBook, to submit Knowledge Reviews and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

Available in the following Languages:

English French German
Italian Korean Spanish
Dutch

 

Rescue Diver Certification Pak – Lite

Product Code 60525-1
(Includes a Certifying Credit)

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Includes:

  • Rescue Diver eManual (offline PDF Manual)
  • Online eBook
  • Knowledge Reviews
  • eTraining Log Book
  • Digital Accident Management Work Slate/Flowchart
  • Certifying Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?

PADI Library App, online Web Viewer and ScubaEarth for eTraining Dive Log.

Who can purchase it?

PADI Members can purchase this product via your PADI Sales Consultants or through the Online Shopping Cart.

Do I need an internet connection?

This is necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to access the online eBook, to submit Knowledge Reviews and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

Available in the following Languages: 

English French German
Italian Korean Spanish
Swedish Danish Dutch
Polish Portuguese Czech
Greek

Don’t delay – they are available for purchase TODAY!!

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department  (tel + 61 2 9454 2888)

Don`t forget you can order anytime from the PADI Online Shopping Cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.

Do you teach French or German speaking Students? Then this is for you!

With a growing trend of consumers moving towards mobile devices and interactive displays, it was only natural for PADI to continue to lead the way in technological advancements within the dive industry. Our Touch and Lite Digital Certification Paks are now available in both French and German and the exciting news is that there will be many more languages coming out soon.

These Certification Paks bring the traditional Crew Pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system and a welcome addition to the ever expanding PADI Digital Product Suite.

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline (Touch)

Includes:

  • Open Water Diver Touch
  • Open Water Diver eManual
  • Open Water Video clips
  • eRDPml Touch/RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log
  • Certifying Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?
PADI Library App, and ScubaEarth for the eTraining Dive Log

Who can purchase it?
PADI Members can purchase it via PADI Sales Consultants or the Online Shopping Cart.
Students can purchase it through padi.com

Do I need an internet connection?
This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to submit Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes, final Exam and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

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Open Water Certification Pak – Lite (online/offline)

Includes:

  • Open Water Diver eManual (PDF and online eBook)
  • RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log

Where do I find it?
PADI Library App, online Web Viewer and ScubaEarth for eTraining Dive Log.

Who can purchase it?
PADI Members can purchase it via PADI Sales Consultants or the Online Shopping Cart.

Do I need an internet connection?
This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to access the online eBook, to submit Knowledge Reviews and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department (tel + 61 2 9454 2888)

Don`t forget you can order anytime from the PADI Online Shopping Cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.