Congratulations to PADI Members in Asia Pacific

CongratsPADI Asia Pacific is pleased to congratulate the PADI Members who in 2014, certified more PADI Divers in the Asia Pacific Region than any year in PADI’s 49 year history.

PADI Individual and Retail & Resort Memberships also surpassed all previous records. The great result in 2014 builds on previous record years set in 2010, 2011 2012 & 2013 and shows that PADI Members are going from strength to strength in today’s dive industry.

Henrik Nimb, PADI Asia Pacific’s Vice President of Training, Customer Service & Business Development said; “This is a fantastic achievement by PADI Members in Asia Pacific. Congratulations to all PADI Members, who have once again achieved this outstanding milestone through hard work and commitment”.

As PADI continues its growth and progression within the industry, we look forward to working alongside PADI Members in 2015 and further build upon and strengthen the PADI Value Proposition for PADI Members.


New Benefits for your PADI Master Scuba Diver students

New-Benefits-MSD-DiversPADI Diving Society Members who hold the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating now have exclusive access to additional benefits from participating PADI Dive Centres and Resorts.

As a PADI Member submit your offer today by visiting the PADI Diving Society Member Benefits Portal.

This additional benefit will assist you in promoting the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating to your students in 2014 and beyond. If you have any questions about the Master Scuba Diver offers or the PADI Diving Society please contact

PADI Diving Society’s Ocean Safari: Dumaguete, Philippines

PADI Diving Society Members picked up their passports in February and headed to the Philippines for a week of diving adventures. Dauin, Dumaguete with its warm water, white sandy beaches as well as diverse culture and history, was the backdrop for this year’s first Ocean Safari. PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, Atlantis Dive Resort hosted of the event held from the 15th until the 22nd of last month, which boasted fantastic attendance from Society Members as well as staff from PADI America’s.

Staff from PADI America's Diving Society  From left to right: Budd Riker, Niccole Sherman, Adrianne Miller, Theresa Kaplan.

Staff from PADI America’s Diving Society. From left to right:
Budd Riker, Niccole Sherman, Adrianne Miller, Theresa Kaplan.


A cocktail party kicked off the society event, which was followed by seven days of diving. Society Members were treated with 5 dives a day, including night dives, in order to take full advantage of the fantastic diving on offer in the Philippines. Negros Island proved a highlight where more than 400 species of coral are found. Atlantis took members to the many dive sites around Apo Island, Dauin Marine Sanctuary and Siquijor. The archipelago is renowned for its active fish life, more than 3000 species can be found here, providing society members with ample to see and discover. Surface intervals were spent exploring the coastline by Kayak, taking a dip in the Casaroro waterfalls and enjoying great food at Atlantis’ world renowned restaurant, Toko’s.

Atlantis’s dive team were a great support throughout the event, helping make every Society Members diving experience unforgettable. The beach BBQ and farewell reception let divers unwind from the week’s events and provided an opportunity for Society Members to mingle and reminisce with their new found dive buddies.

With more than 7000 islands, the Philippines offers up a lot in great diving. More information about diving in Dumaguete as well as the other countless diving hubs in the Philippines, Cebu, Palawan, Bohol and Subic Bay, can be found on the Vacation Spotlight feature on

PADI Diving Society events are a great way to showcase the diving on offer in your region and promote your dive shop to a global audience. The diving society keeps divers diving actively, frequently and all over the world. It encourages divers to purchase equipment, continue their dive education and live the scuba diver lifestyle with their PADI Diver Center or Resort. Visit the PADI Diving Society Online Member Benefits portal on to add your latest Diving Society incentive today.

Take advantage of Official PADI Diving Society Patron Benefits

PDSLogoAs a current PADI Retail and Resort Member, you have the opportunity to reach 175,000 diving enthusiasts worldwide. Participation is free! Are you taking advantage of your benefits?

Get your free listing on the New and Improved online Benefits Directory:

  1. Society members can easily search by location for special offers from PADI Dive Centres and Resorts. If you have your logo ready, it takes less than 5 mins to get your free listing on the Member Benefits Webform
  2. You can offer multiple benefits and change them throughout the year.
  3. You have a dedicated benefits page with a unique link so you can link directly to your Society benefits from your website.
  4. Your benefits page has a direct link back to your website and displays your logo.
  5. Society members can easily print your benefit or special offer, which also puts contact information for your store right in their hands.
  6. Your benefit will be listed in the official PADI Diving Society Online Member Benefits section and on the destination pages of, giving you access to even more potential customers.

Those are six great reasons to sponsor a PADI Diving Society Benefit. Looking for another one? It’s free!

Remember, more consumers are turning to their computers, tablets and mobile devices when they want to find local businesses and search for great deals. That means more divers are going online to connect with their local PADI Dive Centres and Resorts. Stay connected and get online – sponsor a Society benefit today.

To sponsor your complimentary benefit(s)*, visit the PADI Diving Society Member Benefits Webform. You can enter a benefit to start today and set one up to start in 2013.

If you already sponsor a benefit, thank you for your continuous support. You wouldn’t need to do anything to renew your benefit(s), however you can change your benefit(s) at any time.

* Each benefit(s) must have at least $75 US retail value for inclusion in the Society 2012 digital benefit offerings.