PADI 5 Star Dive Centre – KIDS SCUBA, MALAYSIA – shown on TV at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Kids Scuba KLIA airport screen shot

If you happened to be passing through Kuala Lumpur International Airport over the past month, chances are you would have seen TV footage of four PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver students from Kids Scuba, Malaysia, filmed during Mabul World Turtle Day 2013.

The kids are shown scuba diving and receiving their PADI Junior Open Water certificates presented by the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, YB Datuk Pang Yuk Ming during the official launch of Mabul World Turtle Day 2013.

The short film was aired on all KLIA TV screens throughout the airport during April and May.

The Mabul World Turtle Day program held in Mabul Island was in collaboration with Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) of University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in conjunction with the World Turtle Day 2013 from May 22-24.

The four PADI Junior Open Water Divers – Danial Hafiz, Nur Qamarina, Nur Ainah and Najwa Amni were specially trained in Mabul Island by Syed Abd Rahman, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Kids Scuba and his team – three days prior to the program for the kids to witness the underwater turtle catching and tagging process for scientific research.

You can see the short film from Mabul World Turtle Day featuring Kids Scuba that was screened recently at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, via this YouTube video

Regional Social Networks Connect PADI Members

b2b-social-jan14PADI Members have a place to connect and stay informed. PADI has region-specific social media platforms including Blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages – to provide you with the latest news, announcements and updates taking place in your region.

Connect with your PADI Member social network and stay up-to-date on the latest activities in your area, including upcoming events like PADI Member forums, dive shows and PADI Business Academy workshops. You can also celebrate member milestones and other achievements with your PADI colleagues. Plus, you’ll get effective marketing tips, learn about upcoming product and course releases, find the latest on PADI promotions, and much more.

With multiple language options within each regional social network, it’s easy to engage and share with fellow PADI Members. Select your local network and start clicking, liking, following, tweeting and sharing today!

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First ever PADI Training Bulletin LIVE seminar held in India

Rob-presenting-uploadPADI Asia Pacific hosted the very first PADI Training Bulletin LIVE seminar for PADI Members in India on the 27th October, 2013 which took place at the Accord Hotel in Pondicherry, on India’s eastern coast.

The event was conducted by PADI Instructor Examiner Rob Scammell with 20 PADI Members attending.  Many had travelled great distances from locations such as Mumbai, Chennai, the Andaman Islands and also Delhi, which is a journey of 33 hours by bus.

The PADI Training Bulletin LIVE seminar – a face to face Training and Education Update for PADI Members – is based on the quarterly PADI Training Bulletin.

Pondicherry-small-upload In Pondicherry, the focus was on the 4th Quarter Training Bulletin for 2013, in particular the upcoming PADI Open Water Course Revision.

Following the meeting, Rob Scammell reported, “As this was the first PADI Training Bulletin LIVE seminar to be held in India, it was great to see the support and enthusiasm from the local members and their commitment to PADI”.

PADI Live the Diving Dream Contest (Asia Pacific) – Just two months to go!

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Spread the word!
 There’s still time to advise your students and staff to enter the Live the Diving Dream contest.  If they are thinking about becoming a PADI Divemaster, now is the time!

The Live the Diving Dream Contest is open to anyone who completes the PADI Divemaster course in the PADI Asia Pacific territory from July to 31stDecember 2013.

They simply need to enter,** tell us what they enjoyed about the PADI Divemaster course and gain a chance to win one of six Apple iPads!

Oliver Furlow  Previous monthly winners in the Live the Diving Dream Contest have been PADI Divemasters, Phil Vossfrom Singapore who entered in July, Ellie Davidsonfrom Exmouth, Western Australia – winner for the month of August and Oliver Furlow from Thailand was the September winner.  Phil, Ellie and Oliver are all now proud owners of Apple iPads.

Do you know a diver who has what it takes to be a PADI Divemaster?  Let them know there’s still time to enter the Live the Diving Dream contest.  They simply complete the PADI Divemaster course from July to December 2013 in the PADI Asia Pacific territory – then tell us what they enjoyed about it – to gain a chance to win an Apple iPad!

Monthly prizes of an Apple iPad will be awarded through to the end of 2013.

Refer to the full Terms & Conditions at PADI LIVE THE DIVING DREAM CONTEST

Visit PADI Live the Diving Dream Contest for further information and start to ‘Live the Diving Dream’ in 2013.

** No later than 7 days after the last day of the month in which the Entrant completed the Divemaster course.