PADI Public Safety Diver Basic Essentials Workshops: Hong Kong 12th – 19th January 2014

PSD 22.11PADI is pleased to announce the upcoming PADI Public Safety Diver Basic Essentials Workshops to be held in Hong Kong from the 12th – 19th January 2014.

The workshops are designed for divers new to Public Safety Diving as well as those wishing to refresh or update their basic public safety skills. The workshops can also provide instructors a template they can effectively use to conduct public safety dive training. PADI Master Instructor Mike Berry from Underwater Criminal Investigators (UCI) will teach the courses.

PADI Public Safety Diver Basic Essentials Workshop – Hong Kong

Course Hong Kong Dates Price
PADI Public Safety Diver Specialty Course 12 – 14 Jan US$760
PADI Distinctive Specialty – Underwater Criminal Investigator Course 15-18 Jan US$955
PADI Public Safety Diver Specialty Instructor Course 19 Jan US$325

These workshops are limited in the number of participants so register now to avoid disappointment.   

Find out more about the workshops; PADI Public Safety Diver Basic Essentials Workshops Information.

Register for the workshops; Register – PADI Public Safety Diver Basic Essentials Workshop.

PADI Rescue Workshops

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Learn the latest techniques for demonstrating rescue diver skills to your students

The key to conducting successful PADI Rescue Diver training is the ability to confidently demonstrate the proper skills, but this is often easier said than done – even by many PADI Pros. This is especially true when it comes to demonstrating how to rescue an unconscious diver at the surface. And, if you’re teaching other PADI Professionals how to demonstrate rescue skills when they teach, proper technique is even more important.

Now you have the opportunity to practice your teaching techniques in a PADI Rescue Workshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn to demonstrate rescue skills to Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Open Water Scuba Instructor candidates, including:

  • Techniques for teaching rescue of an unconscious diver at the surface
  • The latest techniques for removing weights and adding buoyancy to an injured diver
  • The best way to check for breathing, use a pocket mask effectively and give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

You’ll also get a preview of the changes to the PADI Rescue Diver evaluation as it pertains to establishing buoyancy, coming in 2014.

Stay on the cutting edge of your profession. REGISTER NOW by clicking on one of the Rescue Workshop links below.


Rescue Workshop – Phuket – November 2013

Rescue Workshop – Koh Tao – November 2013

Rescue Workshop – Sydney – November 2013

Rescue Workshop – Lembongan – November 2013

Rescue Workshop – Gili Islands – November 2013

Rescue Workshop – Bali – November 2013

Rescue Workshop – Semporna – December 2013

Rescue Workshop – Cairns – December 2013

Rescue Workshop – Puerto Galera – December 2013

Rescue Workshop – Auckland – November

Rescue Workshop – Rarotonga – November 2013


Rescue Workshop – Phi Phi – January 2014

Rescue Workshop – Koh Tao – January 2014

Rescue Workshop – Boracay – January 2014

Rescue Workshop – Gili Islands – January 2014

Rescue Workshop – Malapascua – February 2014


AU$99.00 (Including GST for Australia)
AU$90.00 (Excludes GST – for all other members)

Workshop Requirements -Please bring your own dive gear (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator and exposure suit) and a pocket mask.

We look forward to seeing you at the PADI Rescue Workshop soon.

Why PADI Standards are Important to PADI Members

All training programs share some fundamental concepts that need to be regularly considered by not only the training provider but also those conducting the training under the auspices of the training provider.

Educational Validity

A primary concept of any training program is the educational validity of that program.  It stands to reason that the educational validity of an activity that has inherent risks needs to be carefully considered, tested and documented to ensure that it adequately addresses those risks and provides a system of training that mitigates those risks as much as reasonably possible.

Legally Defendable

The system of training must provide clear documentation that the training was not only conducted in accordance to the training standards, but also contains the appropriate documentation that identifies the student diver was clearly aware of the inherent risks involved and chose to accept those risks.  Documents such as:

  1. Documentation that the actual training was an approved training program.  (WRSTC recognition, Government recognition, industry recognition, etc.)
  2. Documentation that the individual training provider was qualified to conduct that training. (PADI certification)
  3. Documentation that identifies that the training was conducted in accordance with the organizations training standards (Student Record Files)
  4. Documentation that the participant was aware of and assumed the risks inherent to the activity. (Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk)
  5. Documentation that the participant was medically fit to take part in the activity. (WRSTC Medical Declaration)

If we miss out on even one of the above five components, the student diver is subject to an increased incident of risk, both to injury and/or death.  It is also increases the members’ exposure (both individual member and dive centre) to the quality management process and to litigation.

From time to time, we receive comments from members who believe that PADI Standards are inflexible and ask why PADI Standards cannot be revised or altered to fit unusual circumstances that occasionally occur while conducting PADI courses.

To illustrate these concepts, it is worthwhile to use actual incident scenarios that we have dealt with in the past.

Please review the two scenarios by visiting the PADI Pros site. Go to Training Essentials > Regulations to find this information.

Training Bulletin Live 2nd Quarter – 14th May 2013


The first ever Training Bulletin LIVE event in PADI Asia Pacific was a great success and now it is time to register for the second edition of the popular webinar. You are invited to join us for a live, interactive presentation of the PADI Training Bulletin, Second Quarter 2013 Edition where PADI staff will present the latest standards changes plus you can test your knowledge with a series of fun and interactive poll questions. As spaces are limited please register early to guarantee your seat for this online spectacle by following the link at The event will take place on Tuesday, 14th May 2013, commencing 2 pm Sydney (Australia) time (UTC +10).