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
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 or contact your PADI Regional Manager.

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

PADI at ADEX 2019

Join us at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2019! ADEX will take place from Thursday 11th of April to Sunday 14th of April 2019 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre in Halls 401-405 in Singapore.

ADEX, celebrating its 25th year in 2019, is the perfect space for communities within the diving industry to meet, network, share stories, and exchange ideas. ADEX aims to raise a new generation of divers and grow the diving community around the world.

At the PADI Booth will be representatives from PADI Asia Pacific, PADI EMEA, PADI Travel, Project AWARE and PADI Swim School. There will also be a PADI Member Forum and a PADI Travel workshop held during ADEX.

PADI Member Forum
When: Saturday, 13 April
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Bluegreen360 Zone

PADI Travel Workshop
When: Saturday, 13 April
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Where: Bluegreen360 Zone

PADI Dive Shops at ADEX 2019

Dive Centre/ResortBoothLocation
Blue Reef ScubaQ10Singapore 
Simply Scuba Private LimitedA19,A20Singapore 
SS Scuba Pte LtdS13, S15, S17, S19, S20Singapore 
Mike Ball Dive ExpeditionsD17Australia
James Cook UniversityM25Australia
Poni DiversQ14Brunei 
Taveuni DiveK19Fiji
Infiniti Live AboardK15India
Absolute Scuba BaliK05Indonesia
AquaMarine Diving – BaliR21Indonesia
Bali Hai Diving AdventuresQ08Indonesia 
Blue Corner Dive PenidaQ03Indonesia
Blue Marlin DiveG11, G12Indonesia
Bunaken Divers Seabreeze ResortR18,R20Indonesia
Ceningan DiversP16Indonesia
Dragon Dive KomodoH21Indonesia
Dune Atlantis InternationalF11-F12Indonesia 
Legend Diving LembonganQ04Indonesia 
Meridian Adventure DiveA23 & J14Indonesia 
Oceans 5 ResortH27Indonesia
Papua DivingH16Indonesia
Sanctum Una UnaGP04Indonesia
Froggies DiversK20Indonesia
Mimpi Menjangan Dive ResortP15Indonesia
Nirwana Gardens Dive CentreGP02Indonesia
Odyssea Divers J19Indonesia
Sea Safari CruisesA06Indonesia
Mola MolaP21Japan 
Fun Azul FleetQ05Japan 
Tenggol Coral Dive ResortQ25Malaysia
Scuba JunkieM17,M19Malaysia
B&J Diving CentreP22Malaysia
Summer Dive CenterQ06Malaysia
Scubaspa MaldivesQ09Maldives
Suvadiva Divers MaldivesG16Maldives 
Mandhoo Guest House & DiveQ22Maldives
Phocea Mexico PlayaF21-F23Mexico
Dream DiversL20Philippines
Aussie Divers PhuketN01-N10Thailand
White MantaM11,M13Thailand
Wintana Co. LtdN01-N10Thailand
Worldwide Dive & SailG20Thailand
Sam’s Dive ToursE11United States of America

If you’re planning on exhibiting at ADEX 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 ADEX 2019 visit or contact your PADI Regional Manager.

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

PADI-Attended Dive Expos in 2019

Attending Dive Expos can provide PADI Dive Shops with a vast array of opportunities to meet and engage with current and potential divers. It is also a fantastic way to learn about and trial new PADI products, meet with PADI staff and network with fellow PADI Professionals.

PADI will be participating in numerous consumer dive expos throughout 2019. The primary goal of PADI’s attendance is to assist PADI Dive Centres and Resorts promote PADI courses and the PADI brand. In 2018, PADI Dive Shops collectively sold 35% more PADI courses at dive shows in Asia Pacific than the previous year and we look forward to another successful year in 2019.

PADI Member Forums, seminars and PADI Business Academies are also often arranged to coincide with dive expos.

PADI will be exhibiting at the following Dive Expos in 2019.

ISPO Beijing 16-19 January 2019 Beijing, China
Korean Underwater Sports (KUSPO) 28 February – 3 March 2019 Seoul, South Korea
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Singapore 11-14 April 2019 Singapore
DRT Shanghai 12-14 April 2019 Shanghai, China
Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 3-5 May 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Dive Expo (TDEX) 16-19 May 2019 Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) China TBA Beijing, China

*Please note this list is subject to change without notice.

Read about some of the things you can do to make your exhibition a success in order to reap the benefits of attending. You should also contact your PADI Regional Manager or the PADI Marketing team to enquire about any support you may be eligible for, including marketing collateral and promotional offers.

In the event that PADI is not attending an expo, additional support will be offered to assist exhibiting PADI Members with their marketing efforts.

PADI Asia Pacific looks forward to assisting you with your dive show attendance and other events in 2019.

PADI Awards Medal of Valor to Thailand Cave Rescuers Who Represent Diving’s Finest Hour

Leadership and rescue divers instrumental in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand earlier this year were the first-ever recipients of PADI’s Medal of Valor. This high distinction was awarded to Rick Stanton, John Volanthen, Dr. Richard Harris, Dr. Craig Challen, Jason Mallinson, Chris Jewell and Jim Warny. The courage, strength, honor and dignity displayed during the rescue operation propelled the PADI organization to create the medal to formally recognize their contributions to one of diving’s greatest moments in history. Rick Stanton and Jason Mallinson represented this distinguished group and accepted the PADI Medal of Valor at the PADI® Social on 13 November during DEMA Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Medal-Medal of Valor- Diving

In June and July 2018, the world watched as top cave divers and other experts from around the globe converged in Thailand to find and save the “Wild Boars” soccer team, which had become trapped deep inside the Tham Luang cave system. For 18 days, the international effort involved more than 1,000 men and women, who combined their collective talents for the extraordinary recovery of the team.

“It was an awe-inspiring example of humanity at its best, focused on a single noble purpose,” says Drew Richardson, President and CEO of PADI Worldwide. “This complex rescue operation demonstrated action and focus propelled by the unshakeable conviction that those boys would not die on diving’s watch. Rick Stanton, Jason Mallinson and everyone who was part of this effort faced and accepted the difficulties, dangers and risks inherent in the rescue. On behalf of the entire PADI family, it is an honor to recognize these heroes and extend our immense gratitude for representing diving’s finest hour.”


Rick Stanton and John Volanthen were a driving force in the Thai cave rescue operation. The pair was the first to discover the soccer team, which had been trapped in the flooded cave for nine days at the time they were found. Together, with Mallinson and Jewell, the divers led the dive rescue and carried the boys out of the cave to safety. Both Stanton and Volanthen are regarded as two of Britain’s foremost cave divers, with more than 35 years’ experience in extreme cave dives and rescues, having led a number of high-profile rescue attempts in the past.


Dr. Richard “Harry” Harris played a critical role in the rescue, administering sedatives to the boys to facilitate their extraction under extreme and complex conditions. Working in anesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia, Harris has expertise in cave diving, wilderness medicine and remote area health. Dr. Craig Challen, an Australian cave explorer, early adopter of closed-circuit mixed-gas rebreathers and avid wreck diver, dived alongside Harris facilitating the successful execution of the rescue.

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Jason Mallinson and Chris Jewell were integral to the mission, taking food to the those trapped and working alongside Stanton and Volanthen to carry the boys out through the flooded sections of cave. Mallinson is an exploration and rescue cave diver with 30 years in the field. His achievements have led him to set distance and depth records in caves all over the world. He has assisted in multiple rescues and is a member of the United Kingdom’s international cave-dive rescue team. Jewell is a UK-based exploratory cave diver with more than 12 years’ experience leading cave diving. Belgian cave diver Jim Warny, who currently resides in Ireland, was instrumental in the coach’s extraction.


“Their daring mission is a wonderful opportunity to show the world what the diving community is made of, and what can be accomplished through a combination of proper training, trust, courage, passion and perseverance,” says Richardson.