Please join us for one of these live, interactive presentations of the PADI Training Bulletin, Third Quarter 2019 edition. During these FREE presentations you will have explained the latest standard changes, plus you can test your knowledge with a series of fun and interactive poll questions.
First of all make sure you are registered by clicking the relevant link above. The above listed starting times are in the presenters’ local time zones – to ensure you don’t miss out, please verify the equivalent in your own time zone.
On the day all you will need is a computer/tablet or notebook connected to the internet and a set of speakers or headphones to listen in. Login early to ensure your system is functioning properly.
You can download the latest PADI Training Bulletin by logging into the PADI Pros’ Site and then clicking on ‘Training Essentials’ and ‘Training Bulletins’. It is useful to have a copy for your immediate reference when you are listening to webinar.Under this heading you will also find recordings on previous webinars and registration links to future events.
If you sign up and attend this webinar plus another four PADI Asia Pacific LIVE webinars within a 36-month period, you will receive one seminar credit, which can count towards a future PADI Course Director Application. There are no seminar time restrictions for Master Instructor applicants.
To receive a seminar credit for having attended five live webinars, or for having watched five recordings of webinars, please submit either the webinar confirmation email or write a brief synopsis about what was presented during the webinar then submit these documents together with your Master Instructor or Course Director Training Course application.
Regional Training Consultant, Guy Corsellis
Underwater photography is an art
form and an activity enjoyed by many of us. Some of us use photography and film
simply for capturing souvenirs whilst others use it for recording data. As a
PADI Instructor you may wish to engage in underwater photography activities
whilst teaching which may be acceptable in some teaching situations. However, the
PADI Instructor is still required to continually
observe their divers with only the brief, periodic interruptions needed to lead
the dive and provide assistance to individual divers, as required by PADI
We do need to make a clear distinction of what is or isn’t allowed while conducting a PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) or Open Water Diver course. Whilst conducting a PADI DSD, the standard is very clear. As you will find under the Supervision section from the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Guide, it clearly states: Do not engage in any other activities, such as taking photographs or video, while supervising participants. This standard was also reinforced in the 4th Quarter Training Bulletin 2012. While this standard has not been specified in the PADI Open Water Diver course, as PADI Instructors we still need to apply good judgment to increase and maintain diver safety without ever jeopardizing our student divers.
In the 4th Quarter Training Bulletin from 2005 we
published an article about Student Diver-Centred Open Water Dives:
During Open Water training dives,
as the Instructor, you carry the responsibility to observe and evaluate each
student diver’s performance. Participating in other activities during open
water training dives detracts from your primary focus and responsibility.
Underwater, if you are taking photographs, videotaping, mapping, searching,
collecting or doing anything not directly related to the dive’s training
objectives, you are not providing the direct supervision that student divers
deserve or may need. Please be aware
that taking photos during a course (in particular
an entry level course) may take your attention off the students.
From a risk management point of view
as you will no doubt be aware, dive professionals are always advised to err on
the side of caution. This is not only the safest option for all involved but
also the best defence, should something go terribly wrong on the dive and the matter
is taken to court. As a PADI Instructor, this is something you always need to
bear in mind when you need to ‘make the call’. Make conservative judgment calls
and always err on the side of caution. If student divers lack comfort and
confidence, I strongly recommend that you only focus on the wellbeing of your
student divers and not task load yourself with other activities. As stated in our Member Code of Practice, “As a PADI
Member, you agree to the following: Put the safety of diving clients and students as your first priority and
Please don’t forget to have fun with
your student divers and enjoy yourselves!
Written by PADI Regional Training Consultant, Robin Bylund.
Have you ever wanted to order your Digital PADI Products online and receive them into your account with minutes? With our PADI Online Shopping Cart, you can now place your Digital PADI Product orders online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and receive your products almost immediately into your account. The PADI Shopping Cart was updated back in 2018, making it by far the fastest and easiest way to order any PADI Digital Products. So if you haven’t had the chance to try the PADI Shopping Cart, give it a try as it will save you a lot of time while eliminating any potential delays from traditional order forms or back and forth emails.
The Fastest way to order is to use “Saved Carts” for your standard digital orders which will allow you to simply click “re-order”. This will process the order right away based on the products and quantities you have set up your “Saved Cart” with. The first time you do this, it might take an extra few minutes but once setup, it will take you no more than 1-2 minutes to place the same order again.
How Do You Set Up Your “Saved Cart”?
Click “Account” in the top menu.
2. Scroll down and click on “Quick Order form”.
3. Enter the product code (1) and adjust quantities you wish (2) and click “Add item” (3). Once you entered all the products you wish to have for this specific cart.
4. Once you have clicked “add items” you will get to the “order summary” page, where you can see total costs etc. This is where you can “save cart” (1) meaning this will be a pre-set order that can be reordered with just a few clicks. Save the cart with an appropriate name and you can go directly to the “checkout”(4) for identical orders in the future. If you forgot to add an item you can “add item” (2). Here also If you wish to remove items from your order/ saved cart you can remove it and then update the order. Finally if you’re happy with the products and quantities you simply move on to “Checkout” (4).
5. After clicking on “Checkout” in picture above it will ask you what payment method you use PayPal or Credit Card. When selecting PayPal it will redirect you to PayPal to place payment with your PayPal account or if selected credit card it will bring you to the page where you can input your credit card details.
6. If you use Credit card did you know you can also save your Credit Card on file so that next time you order, you simply select “use saved credit card“. This will speed up your orders once again.
Now let’s pretend that you have placed your initial order and a week down the line you need to go in and order again. Below I will show you in 2 easy steps how to process your order using your previously “saved cart”.
How To Access Your Saved Carts
Accounts – Saved Carts
2. Cart – View Saved carts
When you have done one of the 2 options above, it will show you all your “saved carts”. In the example below, I have set up multiple carts for various products and order types. This way once you have setup the carts, your ordering will take less than a few minutes to process as the products you want are already there. All you need to do is adjust the quantities you need to order.
So you can either simply click “order” (1) which will bring you to the order summary. Here you can choose to checkout and pay or you can “edit” the order (2).
How to Locate an Old Invoice
Another function that is often over looked is your invoice history. The shop online feature allows you to see any past invoices that have been invoiced or ordered from your Pro account. To find these invoices simple go to “Account” in the top menu bar on the front page, then look at the Order history section and click on “orders”.
Important Note: for physical orders outside of Australia please contact your PADI Regional Training Consultant for best practices in your region. Please double check this prior to placing an order as these are often available locally.
I hope this gives you a bit more of an idea of how easy it can be to order PADI materials on the shop online. I challenge you all to give it a try as it will not only save you time but will allow you to place an order online at anytime, with digital product orders arriving into your account within minutes of checking out.
If anything is unclear or if you need assistance with starting to use the shop online please contact you PADI Regional Training Consultant.
Join us at one of our upcoming 2019 PADI Member Forum – Outbound Chinese
Tourism events in your region. The event will be delivered in Chinese to cater
to all the Chinese speaking members in each region.
The 2019 PADI Member Forums will be conducted by PADI Territory
Director, Roger Sun, and PADI Regional Training Consultant, Tinsley Li. During
the Member Forum they will share the following topics and information with all PADI
PADI Four Pillars of Change – Mission, Commitment,
Key point of development.
Consumer’s Profile – Industry Health Check &
Digital Product Update, OLPC Update and IDC
PADI Asia Pacific Outbound Chinese Tourism Team Introduction.
Quality Management & Risk Management.
Member Forum – Outbound Chinese Tourism Schedule
Koh Tao, Thailand
Koh Tao Regal Resort
Pura Vida Resort
Linaw Beach Resort
Puerto Galera, Philippines
La Laguna Beach Club
Swiss-bel Resort Sanur
now for our PADI Member Forum in Koh Tao, Thailand
Please scan the above QR code to register for our PADI Member Forum –
Outbound Chinese Tourism in Koh Tao, Thailand on the 25th April
Registration links will be released soon to all the members for our
remaining PADI Member Forums. If you have any further questions please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
your PADI Regional Manager.