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2017 PADI Elite Instructor Award Reminder

11 Dec

Where has the year gone? With only a couple of weeks left in 2017, the days remaining for you to achieve your 2017 PADI Elite Instructor Award are getting fewer.

What is the Elite Instructor Award?

The Elite Instructor Award distinguishes PADI Professionals by highlighting their experience as PADI Members and gives a means to promote the elite status to student divers, potential students, prospective employers and others.

Top certifying PADI Instructors receive the Elite Instructor Award for issuing 50, 100, 150, 200 or more than 300 certifications in 2017. They’ll also receive an acknowledgement letter and recognition certificate (signed by PADI President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Drew Richardson), a decal to add to their instructor card, and an e-badge to use on emails, websites, blogs and social media pages.

For more information, including qualifying certifications, visit the PADI Elite Instructor Award page on the PADI Pros Site.

To see your current certifications count, view your Students Count Report.

We will be announcing the award recipients in early 2018.

Happy teaching!

PADI Asia Pacific

PADI Wins TAUCHEN Award for Best Diver Training Organisation

24 Feb

For the 19th consecutive year, PADI has been awarded the prestigious TAUCHEN Award for Best Diver Training Organisation. The popular German-language magazine, which focuses on topics of interest to European divers including dive travel, equipment and industry news, asks readers to annually select their preferences in 17 different industry categories. PADI has been the enduring favourite, taking home the coveted bronze statuette for the Best Diver Training Organisation every year since its inception.

This award is a tribute to the excellence of PADI Members around the world and the quality training they deliver every day.

PADI Members have plenty to celebrate, because the TAUCHEN Awards are often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the Dive Industry.’ This year, the awards were presented on 27 January, 2017 at the Düsseldorf Night Residency in conjunction with the BOOT Trade Show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to PADI Members everywhere and thank them for their continued support of the PADI organisation. Thanks also for your expert diver training, contribution to diver safety and outreach. Together, we are the way the world learns to dive.”

– Mark Spiers, Vice President of Training, Sales and Field Services for PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

35 Years of PADI Membership for Industry Icon Henrik Nimb

22 Dec

Congratulations to Henrik Nimb, representative on the Project AWARE Foundation Board of Directors, for his 35 years of PADI Membership achievement award.

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Henrik was presented the award by PADI Asia Pacific Vice Presidents Danny Dwyer (Left) and Matthew Hill (Right) on a recent visit to the PADI Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters.

We thank Henrik for his long serving dedication and hard work in flying the PADI and Project AWARE flags.

Award Season In Indonesia

5 Jun

Its that time of year again. Its award season, you have the BAFTA Awards, Oscars, Golden Globe and PADI’s Outstanding Contribution Awards.

Below is a list of the winner for 2014 Indonesia. Congratulation!

7seas International #22029

In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Entry Level Training 2014

Adventure Scuba Diving  Bali #6808

In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Entry Level Training 2014

Blue Corner Dive 22557
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Education 2014

Blue Marlin Komodo 23761
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Education 2014

Bali Crystal Divers 6073
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Specialty Training 2014

Oceans 5 21849
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Specialty Training 2014

Trawangan Dive 36058
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Diver Training 2014

Bali Scuba 6522
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development 2014

Joe’s Gone Diving 63135
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry 2014

Blue Marine 6202
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry 2014

AquaMarine Diving – Bali 6344
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Diver Training 2014

Diversia 22139
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Diver Training 2014

Liberty Dive Resort 24039
Best Newcomer 2014

Blue Marlin Dive Centre 16941
In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education 2014

Congratulation to everyone. Not only should this be a great sense of achievement, but also a great marketing tool. These awards will make you an “Award Winning” Dive Centre or even for some a “Muti-Award Winning” Dive Centre.

No long speeches please, but feel free thank your outstanding staff and handsome RM.

Congrats

PADI Award Winners for 2014 Performances in the Philippines

15 May

award-cupPADI Asia Pacific is very proud to present the following awards for 2014 performance.

Awards were handed out in 5 different categories with each recipient doing an extraordinary job in 2014 to grow their business.

The competition to get these awards is getting tougher every year as so many PADI dive operators are doing an outstanding job. There is fantastic team work shown throughout PADI Members in the Philippines and because of this, both smaller and bigger stores always have the chance to be a PADI award winner.

With only a limited number of these PADI awards presented, the marketing benefit of being a PADI award winner is invaluable and well deserved.

If you did not make it on the list this year, perhaps next near will be your year.

Please contact your PADI Regional Manager Jimmy Christrup to see how you can work towards achieving your goals and winning awards.

Outstanding Contribution to Diver Acquisition 2014
23453 5 star – Ocean Avenue Diver and Tourist Services
6773 5 star – Boracay Island New Wave Divers
22354 5 star – Palawan Divers
Outstanding Contribution to Diver Retention 2014
22621 5 star IDC – Liquid Dive Dumaguete
22720 The Intl. Poseidon Dive City
Outstanding Contribution to Diver Acquisition & Retention 2014
23581 5 star IDC – Shark Diving Shop
Outstanding Contribution to Professional level training 2014
36055 5 star CDC – Thresher Shark Divers
Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry 2014
22756 5 star IDC – Sierra Madre Divers Dive Center
22118 5 star IDC – Ocean Player Dive
36318 5 star IDC – Tech Dive IT Academy
23244 5 star IDC – Deepper Dive
2736 5 star CDC – Asia Divers

Please feel free to join PADI in congratulating the 2014 PADI award winners for doing an outstanding job!

PADI ASIA PACIFIC AWARD WINNERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

15 Aug

PADI Asia Pacific awards for 2013 achievements in the PHILIPPINES

Every year PADI Asia Pacific proudly acknowledges outstanding contribution from a smaller group of PADI Retail and Resort Association members with a recognition plaque. The amount of these sought-after awards are presented to less than 10% of the membership. Below is the list of the 13 PADI operations who earned this award in various categories.

 

The value of the award and how to achieve it

These awards are not only a recognition from PADI for all the outstanding work the PADI operators are doing through the year, but it is also a very strong marketing tool for the operators in their efforts to both get new customer into the business and retention of existing customers.

The PADI operators are as proud to receive the award as PADI Asia Pacific are to present it to them, but a more important factor is the positively strong perception from the consumers.

As the list below shows, PADI dive shops of all categories and sizes can achieve this award. Anyone has the chance to win and no one is competing with others to achieve these prestigious awards. The highest business growth for a shop compared to their own achievement the year before, will be considered for an award.

Congratulations to the following PADI Dive Centres for their 2013 success.

THE AWARDS WINNERS

Tech Dive – IT Puerto Galera Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry
PADI 5 star IDC
Sea World Dive Center Boracay Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry
PADI 5 star CDC
Thresher Shark  Divers Malapascua Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry
PADI 5 star CDC
Sierra Madre Divers Dive Center Bohol Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry
PADI 5 star IDC
Ocean Player Dive Resort Mactan, Cebu Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry
PADI 5 star IDC
Seaquest Dive Center Bohol Outstanding Contribution to Diver Entry Level and Retention
PADI 5 star
Boracay New Wave Divers Boracay Outstanding Contribution to Diver Entry Level and Retention
PADI 5 star
Liquid Dive Dumaguete Dumaguete Outstanding Contribution to Diver Entry Level and Retention
PADI 5 star IDC
Milky’s Dive Center Boracay Outstanding Contribution to Diver Entry Level and Retention
PADI resort
Deepper Dive, Inc Bohol Outstanding Contribution to Diver Entry Level and Retention
PADI 5 star IDC
Submariner Diving Center El Nido Outstanding contribution to Diver Acquisition
PADI 5 star
Asia Divers Inc Puerto Galera Outstanding contribution to Diver Acquisition
PADI 5 star CDC
Atmosphere Resorts Dumaguete Outstanding contribution to Diver Retention

  PADI 5 star IDC

PADI Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diver Training 2014 – Eliseo Q. Betinol Jr (Major Jun).

15 Jul

PADI Asia Pacific would like congratulate IDC Staff Instructor Major Jun for his extraordinary effort to Diver Training and also for his work for long term environmental protection in the Philippines.

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The award was presented by Regional Manager Jimmy Christrup and Manager Instructor Development Colin Melrose.

 

 

 

 

Below are shots from the actual event organised and conducted by Major Jun.

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Proud new PADI OW divers holding their certificates of completion from PADI

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PADI Open Water Diver Course graduates listens to the briefing of Maj Jun Betinol prior to the closing rites and launching of a major marine conservation project at Lobo, Batangas

 

 

 

 

 

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PADI IDC Staff Instructor Major Jun Betinol (standing left) stressing the importance of safe diving practices to the new PADI Open Water Divers with local gov’t officials and representatives from the Philippine Army.

 

 

 

 

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Briefing with team leaders from the Phil Army by Instructor Major Jun Betinol in the center (L-R) Colonel Franza, Maj Aguilan, Maj Sales (partly hidden), Colonel Paje and Colonel Pabayo