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PADI ReActivate™ Now Available in More Languages

21 Mar

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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!

4 May

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!

20 Mar

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.

ScubaEarth hits 150,000+ Users & the eTraining Logbook Released

4 Feb

As ScubaEarth hits another milestone, reaching over 150,000+ users, now is a great time to ensure that your Dive Shop and Instructors have a presence on this premier dive platform.

Since the launch of PADI’s range of Open Water Digital Certification Pak’s, Open Water Students now have the opportunity to log their training dives online, via ScubaEarth. No more signing wet logbooks, use your digital signature to approve all the required dives to certify your students!

How to Approve your students eTraining Dives?

Once a student has logged their training dive via ScubaEarth they will see the following ‘Pending Approval’ next to their dive.

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As the Instructor, you will now receive an email asking you to approve the dive.

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Click through to the PADI Pros Site and enter your Single Sign On.  Follow the instructions through to the Online Processing Centre, where you will be able to select the eTraining Dive Log.

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From here you can view the list of students and their dives that are pending approval.

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Once you select and approve the appropriate dives these will process and become available in ScubaEarth for the student to view. The Student will receive an email to notify them of the approval.

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The status in ScubaEarth for the student will then change from ‘Pending Approval’ to ‘Approved’.

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PADI ReActivate Q&A – “ReActivated Thru”, Two Years Versus Six Months

1 Feb

reactivate-ipadThis installment addresses the two-year time frame of PADI ReActivate™. Here are some common questions received:

In other courses, we say “six months to a year” rather than two years. Doesn’t that send an inconsistent message?

The PADI organization encourages divers to dive as frequently as possible. And while refreshing skills after six months of inactivity is still recommended, ReActivate tries to set an outside “window” for refreshing skills. PADI certifications do not expire, but skills and knowledge can degrade over time. The extent of this deterioration depends upon many variables. ReActivate helps get divers back in the water when they need to refresh, regardless of the interval.

Our business wants to control how often we promote ReActivate to our customers. We say that divers should refresh every “six months to a year” if inactive. But the “ReActivate thru” date sends a message that the program is good for two years. How do we compete against this?

Explain to customers that the “ReActivate thru” date provides an outside window for recommended retraining, but it’s their knowledge, skill proficiency and familiarity – not a date – that should guide ReActivating.

Please contact your PADI Regional Headquarters if you have questions.

PADI Digital Product Suite including the Digital Certification Pak

1 Jan

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Find out everything you need to know about recently launched Digital Certification Paks, PADI Apps, & Touch Products.

Digital Certification Paks

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline

This Digital Certification Pak brings the traditional crew-pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system. Currently, this Pak is available in English for the PADI Open Water Diver course and includes the certification card processing fee.

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline;

  • Open Water Diver Touch
  • Open Water Diver Manual(PDF)
  • eRDPMLTouch and RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log

Open Water Certification Pak – Online

The most recently launched Digital Certification Pak is the Open Water Certification Pak – Online.  Similar to the above, this pak incorporates the PADI eLearning course with the certification card processing fee and other components.  The full crew pak is currently available for the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Open Water Certification Pak – Online;

  • Open Water Diver eLearning
  • Open Water Diver Manual (Online eBook)
  • eRPDml/RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log

All other recreational eLearning Courses are available for purchase together with the integrated certification card processing fee.

All of the above Digital Certification Paks are available through the Online Shopping Cart, or through padisales@padi.com.au.

If a consumer purchases a Premium Digital Certification Pak directly via padi.com they must affiliate with a PADI Retail and Resort Association Member. This PADI Member will automatically receive an email alert and the revenue share amount through a credit to their PADI account.

To purchase this product or to find out more – email padisales@padi.com.au or call +61 2 9454 2888.

PADI® Apps

PADI App

The completely revamped PADI App is now available for Apple iOS- and Android-based devices and helps improve and increase user engagement, drive awareness of diving, and create a one-stop mobile experience for everything related to diving.

PADI Library App
The PADI Library App provides access to the extensive PADI digital product library. New PADI digital products available through the PADI Library use interactive tablet and mobile device based files that are iOS and Android compatible.

PADI eCard – Free Trial
Newly certified PADI Divers receive a free trial PADI eCard for their recent certifications. These eCards, valid for 30 days, provide an immediate certification confirmation that divers can use while waiting for their permanent certification cards. The existing process does not change – this is in addition to any existing temporary cards (good for 90 days) your divers receive.

PADI Touch Products

An industry first, PADI Touch products offer a revolutionary, tablet-based option for a rich, interactive learning environment. Once purchased, Touch products are available for download through the PADI Library App. Also, all Touch products (except for the eRDPML Touch) include the certification card processing fee.

Current PADI Touch Products;

  • Open Water Diver Touch™
  • ReActivate Touch
  • eRDPMLTouch

Watch the PADI Touch demo video or login into the PADI Pros Site for all the PADI touch FAQ’s.

To purchase these product or to find out more – email padisales@padi.com.au or call +61 2 9454 2888.