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My PADI Club™ Complete Pro Benefits

5 Mar

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In case you haven’t surfaced in a while, here’s a quick overview of the all-new My PADI Club.

  • Accessible from any device, My PADI Club is a digital platform that makes it easier for consumers to start diving and for divers to keep exploring and sharing their passion for diving.
  • Divers connect with other like-minded divers, share dive experiences, track dives, find the information they need to continue diving and save money on dive gear and training with PADI Members.
  • It gives divers the online tools, community support, expert advice, information and savings they need to become lifelong divers and aquatic world ambassadors.

In a nutshell, My PADI Club is an opportunity for the dive industry to work together to attract more people to the sport and turn them into lifelong diving ambassadors. It specifically addresses barriers to new diver enrollment and key reasons why divers become inactive. Here are five major benefits for dive pros of all stripes:

Pro Benefit 1: Grow Your Business

My PADI Club is your solution to attracting and retaining more divers. It encourages consumers to go diving and continue their dive education with you. My PADI Club increases your sales by offering customers discounts on equipment purchases and PADI courses as powerful incentives to buy equipment and training. The My PADI Club gear discounts are supported by top dive industry manufacturers including Aqua Lung, Cressi, Fourth Element, Hollis, Lavacore, Oceanic, Sherwood Scuba, SCUBAPRO/UWATEC, SUUNTO, and TUSA.

My PADI Club members enjoy exclusive discounts, equal to the cost of membership, on training such as PADI eLearning® for divers on the continuing education ladder, or PADI ReActivate® for those who need a helping hand to get back into the active dive community and/or want to keep their skills up to date.

Pro Benefit 2: Earn More Money

My PADI Club offers a new revenue stream to all PADI Dive Centres , Resort and Professional members: You earn a commission for every diver you enroll. PADI Pros receive $5 US, PADI Dive Centres and Resorts receive $15 US, and PADI Five Star Dive Centres and Resorts receive $20 US. (These are US Dollar-based figures; international translations will follow.)

Pro Benefit 3: Strengthen Customer Relationships

My PADI Club connects Members directly with divers and students. The Buddy Finder and Dive Logbook can deepen customers’ connections to your dive shop if you encourage them to use these tools. Personalised Go Dive! Alerts allow you to select favourite dive sites and preferred conditions to make sure you never miss an opportunity to share a potentially great dive with customers again. Watch your customers’ journeys and stay connected to them along the way.

Pro Benefit 4: Gain Total Access

My PADI Club offers all these tools and features for free. That’s right, no need to pay for a subscription. As a PADI Professional Member, you get all the benefits simply by registering your information. Become a cornerstone of the largest community of divers in the world. Join the conversation, share your adventures and find new dive buddies.

Pro Benefit 5: Enjoy Free Advertising and Promotion

My PADI Club is a platform to promote events, find new customers and drive more business through your door. It’s essentially free access to millions of divers around the world. There’s free promotional space available; you can customise your profile image, make use of course contact forms and banner ads, and the Dive Site Locator  is seamlessly incorporated. There’s more coming, such as custom reports based on platform data that will help dive shops target and communicate with those divers particularly interested in specific offers.

The biggest benefit of all is that My PADI Club is born of experience gained from more than 50 years in the dive industry. It’s backed by research conducted by one of the world’s most respected independent research firms, and shaped by the voices of the customers to deliver exactly what divers are asking for. My PADI Club is a unique, best-in-class opportunity offering all PADI Members the essential tools every diving authority needs. It simply helps PADI Dive Centres, Resorts and Pros drive more repeat business, earn more money and build stronger relationships with customers.

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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ScubaEarth® GoPro Video Contest Enters Final Month

30 Jun

Use the ScubaEarth GoPro Video Contest to increase your PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course enrolment.

The ScubaEarth GoPro Video Contest entrants have the chance to win a new GoPro Hero3+ camera with underwater housing and filters by submitting a video (five minutes maximum) promoting the scuba diver lifestyle.

The contest ends 31 July, so don’t miss this chance to use the contest to boost upcoming digital underwater photography or videography courses. Here’s how:

  • Post announcements on your ScubaEarth and Facebook pages.
  • Send customers an email encouraging them to join your upcoming PADI Digital Underwater Photographer and Videographer courses to increase their chances of winning.
  • Add a banner or link to your website.
  • Add an article or banner to your newsletter or blog.

ScubaEarth Go Pro contest

Check out some of the previous winning videos:

For details, including the official rules, visit the GoPro Video Contest details page.

ScubaEarth® App Now Available!

13 Jun

The ScubaEarth App has launched on iOS and Android platforms. All ScubaEarth users (including PADI Members like you), now have the flexibility of accessing specific ScubaEarth features in the palm of your hands and while on the go. Here are some ways you and your divers can use the mobile app:

  • Locate PADI Dive Shops and dive sites.
  • Log new dives at over 8,000 dive sites and share on other social media sites.
  • Connect with divers, dive shops and potential new divers by immediately sending and receiving buddy requests.
  • Access your ScubaEarth logbook and reference all past logged dives.

If you’re an instructor, this is a great way to spend your surface intervals – researching, planning and sharing your dive experiences.

Many new features – including photo and video upload capabilities, enhanced profiles and greater communication avenues between divers and dive shops – will be added over the coming months.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your divers, potential new divers and be a part of the growing ScubaEarth community.

Download the ScubaEarth Mobile App today.

ScubaEarth App

ScubaEarth gets a revamp!

5 May

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Great news for divers, it’s easier than ever to sign up for ScubaEarth, the one-stop shop for everything scuba related. The sign-up process is now not only more streamlined, but also compatible on your mobile phones and tablets.

The quick three step process is faster, allowing you to get onto the more important things like logging your dives, connecting with your dive buddies and finding your nearest or favorite dive shop to go diving with.

With over 75,000 divers already on ScubaEarth, you can connect with divers from all over the world, share your love of diving and all that you have seen or want to see.

As a PADI Professional on ScubaEarth, you can be closer than ever with divers in your area allowing them to ask questions about your diving experiences, local diving hot spots or information on continuing their diving education.

So head to www.scuabearth.com to sign-up on your mobile phone, your desktop computer or your tablet to view the changes for yourself!


Ways to Engage with ScubaEarth!

29 Apr

SE_Icon_1With over 70,000 active users on ScubaEarth, this online community is only growing.

So how can you make the most of your ScubaEarth profile and attract additional customers looking to take their first breaths underwater?

Like other social media platforms, word of mouth is a strong way to accrue new customers and ScubaEarth provides a tailored marketing platform for this to occur.

Here are a couple of simple and easy options to start promoting your presence on ScubaEarth:

1. Add a ScubaEarth message to your emails

  1. Consider adding an email banner to your messages asking customers to join your ScubEarth Dive crew.
  2. Want to step it up a notch? Why not send out a targeted email to your database asking all of your previous and existing customers to join your dive crew? Did you know that we have a ScubaEarth email template available for your use? Download it from the PADI Pros Site, under the Toolbox > Marketing > Web & Email Marketing

2. Add a ‘Join our Dive Crew’ Web Banner to your website

You wouldn’t leave your social media links off your website, so don’t forget about ScubaEarth! It is another way for your customers to actively connect with you. Diver’s are looking for information on where you dive, how often and who with, and ScubaEarth is the perfect place for them to find all of this information.

3. Share your logged dives on your other social media platforms

Don’t forget to cross promote! Make sure you are capturing all of your potential customers by linking your ScubaEarth activity to your other social media platforms. Your Facebook followers also want to know about the dives you are logging, where they are and what you saw!

4. Sign up all your divers after they complete a course with you & have them affiliate with your store

What better opportunity to connect with your customers, than right after they complete a course with you? Have them sign-up for ScubaEarth on the spot and log their training dives, making sure to tag your Dive Shop in each new dive!

Log in to ScubaEarth today to start promoting your Dive Shop!

ScubaEarth Featured Destination: Cambodia

29 Mar

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PADI Asia Pacific is delighted to advise that the weekly diving destination featured on ScubaEarth™ is currently showcasing Cambodia.

ScubaEarth™ is an online scuba resource and social community for divers and other water lovers. It’s a robust, one-stop site to research, plan and share dive experiences providing a host of information.

ScubaEarth is already a high traffic website for the scuba diving industry as it’s powered by PADI and PADI Members and with an average of 50,000+ unique visitors each month – it presents 70,000+ consumers (divers or potential divers) to reach, engage and convert.

ScubaEarth has recently launched a new feature, the Critter Finder, allowing users to explore by clicking on the Critter tab and typing favourite critters into the search box. The Critter Finder will display interesting facts such as ‘how Cuttlefish communicate’, or ‘what on earth is a false killer whale?’, providing users with greater information about marine life in your area.