PADI Award Winners for 2014 Performances in the Philippines

award-cupPADI Asia Pacific is very proud to present the following awards for 2014 performance.

Awards were handed out in 5 different categories with each recipient doing an extraordinary job in 2014 to grow their business.

The competition to get these awards is getting tougher every year as so many PADI dive operators are doing an outstanding job. There is fantastic team work shown throughout PADI Members in the Philippines and because of this, both smaller and bigger stores always have the chance to be a PADI award winner.

With only a limited number of these PADI awards presented, the marketing benefit of being a PADI award winner is invaluable and well deserved.

If you did not make it on the list this year, perhaps next near will be your year.

Please contact your PADI Regional Manager Jimmy Christrup to see how you can work towards achieving your goals and winning awards.

Outstanding Contribution to Diver Acquisition 2014
23453 5 star – Ocean Avenue Diver and Tourist Services
6773 5 star – Boracay Island New Wave Divers
22354 5 star – Palawan Divers
Outstanding Contribution to Diver Retention 2014
22621 5 star IDC – Liquid Dive Dumaguete
22720 The Intl. Poseidon Dive City
Outstanding Contribution to Diver Acquisition & Retention 2014
23581 5 star IDC – Shark Diving Shop
Outstanding Contribution to Professional level training 2014
36055 5 star CDC – Thresher Shark Divers
Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry 2014
22756 5 star IDC – Sierra Madre Divers Dive Center
22118 5 star IDC – Ocean Player Dive
36318 5 star IDC – Tech Dive IT Academy
23244 5 star IDC – Deepper Dive
2736 5 star CDC – Asia Divers

Please feel free to join PADI in congratulating the 2014 PADI award winners for doing an outstanding job!

New PADI Contest – Dives with a Difference

Dives with a differenceFor our Dives with a Difference contest, we’re looking for dive sites which are out of the normal scuba box – the places we don’t always dive every day, locations that need specialist training to access, or simply those which are a one-of-its-kind in the world. Dive sites such as…

    • Missile silos and bunkers
    • Underground caves, the cenotes and other sinkholes
    • Diving under the ice
    • Sculpture parks, memorials and hotels below the surface
    • Craters, volcanos and altitude dives in the mountains
    • Underwater forests, parks and ruins
    • …surprise us with your most unusual diving destination

If you regularly dive, teach, or run your PADI business from one of the world’s more unusual diving locations, submit a photo or video of your most extraordinary dive and you could win one of three cool prizes!

How to Enter

Enter your details on the PADI Facebook Page Contest Tab and upload either your photo or video along with a short description of your dive and what makes it unusual. Entries must be submitted before 11.59pm UTC on 16 June 2015.

Selection Process

PADI staff will shortlist 10 finalists after the entry period closes. These 10 finalists will be listed on the contest page for public vote between 19th-26th June 2015. The three entries with the highest number of votes will be chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners.

The Prizes

The Winner (1st Place) will get a GoPro video package which includes: One Hero4 Silver camera kit, 2X filters, 1 dive housing and 1 camera tripod.

Two runner up winners (2nd Place and 3rd Place) will each win a Quik Pod DSLR/POV Ultra selfie stick, a Quik Pod Floating Lanyard and a PADI Prize Pack/Swag bag.

Good luck!

Malaysia International Dive Expo, 12-14 June 2015

MIDE 2015The Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) is just around to corner and this year MIDE is celebrating its 10th anniversary! MIDE will be held in Kuala Lumpur from Friday 12th June to Sunday 14th June 2015 and will host 250 booths over 8,500 sqm.

MIDE’s purpose is to expand the diving industry within Malaysia and encourage locals to take up scuba diving. It’s a great platform for exhibitors to connect with both consumers and trade partners. This year, MIDE expects more than 2,000 trade delegates and approximately 15,000 visitors from more than 50 countries.

PADI will be front and centre at MIDE holding booth A35 & A36 at the front entrance. You can view the full list of Dive Shows & Events PADI will be participating in or contact your PADI Regional Manager for more information.

Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE)
12 – 14 June 2015
Putra World Trade Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kick off #MyOceanChallenge this Endangered Species Day

myoceanchallengeAre you up for a challenge? Join the Endangered Species Day 2015 celebration by taking the My Ocean Challenge, Project AWARE’s new, exciting way to take action for ocean protection.

The challenges facing endangered marine species, big and small, have never been more pressing. With My Ocean Challenge, you can help tackle two of the biggest challenges faced by our ocean: marine debris and over-exploitation of sharks and rays.

Taking the My Ocean Challenge is a great way to raise awareness about endangered marine species and raise funds critical to protecting our ocean and its wildlife.

From running a marathon to baking cakes, participating in a sponsored abseil event or donating your birthday, the funds raised through your My Ocean Challenge fuel the grassroots action and policy change necessary to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet for us today and for future generations.

On Endangered Species Day, May 15 – or starting any day you choose – go to to kick off your My Ocean Challenge. A bike ride, skydive or taking part in a sponsored bungee jump – the possibilities are endless! My Ocean Challenge is all about challenging yourself to help protect the ocean. The only limit is your imagination!

Our ocean is facing tough challenges. Your challenge this Endangered Species Day and beyond: Fundraise for its protection.

Take Project AWARE’s #MyOceanChallenge

*Beginning on Endangered Species Day 2015, the first ten fundraisers to raise $500 or more will also be awarded with a Quikpod selfie stick so you can show the world how you took on the challenge!