It has been a busy year so far in Indonesia and Timor-Leste and despite a few hiccups from mother nature, the industry here is moving forward in leaps and bounds! The high season has kicked in and the diving is sensational.
With consistent certification growth for more than 10 years in a row, the market continues to expand and many are investing into dive businesses across the country.
The great thing about this area of the world is that in some ways it is still an untapped market. For those with a passion for the ocean, a smart business sense and a love for the people and country, the opportunities are endless.
With the strength of the PADI brand behind them, the benefits of membership and the local support on the ground, the below members have chosen PADI as their preferred training organisation so far in 2018:
PADI Dive operations who have joined in 2018:
- Kalimaya Dive Resort – S26793
- Fish In Air Bunaken – S26785
- Dolphin Dive School Lombok – S26761
- LA Galigo Liveaboard – S26738
- Bila Diving – S26737
- Sunshine Dive – S26732
- Manado Scuba – S26730
- Scuba Froggy Indonesia – S26713
- Laguna Gili Dive Center – S – 26704
- Critters@Lembeh Resort – S – 36192
- Bali Elite Scuba – S26677
- Adventure Divers Lombok – S26678
- Bali Dive Cove – S26620
- Dive Manta Lembongan – S26753
Sunshine Snorkeling Timor Resort – S26494
- Oca Divers – S26521
- Nusantara Dive – S26556
- Intrinity Divers – S26569
Our loyal PADI Dive Operations below also deserve a big congratulations for achieving the next level of PADI Membership and have recently upgraded to 5 Star or IDC status Dive Operations:
- Abyss Ocean World – S25004 – 5 Star Dive Resort
- Komodo Resort & Sebayur Diving – S22463 – PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
- Scuba Crew – S-26355 – PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
- Blue Corner Dive Penida – S-26133 – 5 Star Dive Centre
- Legend Diving Lembongan – S25289 – PADI 5 Star IDC
- Blue Marlin Dive Gili Meno – S6202 – 5 Star IDDR
- Scuba Center Asia – S24961 – PADI 5 Star IDDR
If you would like to stand out from the crowd and add more to your business there are many additional Dive Centre and Resort awards and ratings available such as becoming a PADI Freediver or TecRec Centre along with applying for the Green Star Award and becoming 100% AWARE
Once again congratulations to all of the above stores and thank you, to not only them but to all our valued PADI Members who continually support PADI to ensure a healthy and growing industry.