Congratulations, Ocean Diving System in Malaysia

ocean divingCongratulations to Ocean Diving System in Malaysia who become a PADI Dive Centre in August 2015.

“We offer PADI scuba diving courses for beginners who want to learn to dive and experienced divers alike who would like to continue their dive education. Our courses range from PADI Open Water Diver right up to PADI Divemaster. We also offer a range of PADI specialty courses and Emergency First Response course. Our team of experienced technical instructors are committed to develop your skills as a diver but most importantly, have fun while doing it!” – Ocean Diving System – About Us

PADI Dive Centers are professional businesses that engage in the retail sale of recreational scuba diving equipment and instruction. PADI Dive Centers demonstrate a commitment to the PADI system of diver education by offering PADI certification courses and experience programs. Other services they provide include recreational scuba equipment rental and repair, compressed air sales, recreational scuba diving and snorkeling activities, and travel opportunities

Find out more about Ocean Diving System:



For information about becoming a PADI Dive Centre, contact PADI Retail and Resort Association Manager, Mark Cummins –


Now Available – Chinese Open Water Certification Pak – Lite

PADI has just released Open Water Certification Pak – Lite in Traditional Chinese!

With a growing trend of consumers moving towards mobile devices and interactive displays, it was only natural for PADI to continue to lead the way in technological advancements within the dive industry.

These Certification Paks bring the traditional Crew Pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system and a welcome addition to the ever expanding PADI Digital Product Suite.

open-water-touchOpen Water Certification Pak – Lite (Product Code 60490-1)


  • Open Water Diver eManual (PDF and online eBook)
  • RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log
  • Integrated Certification Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?

  • PADI Library App, online Web Viewer and ScubaEarth for eTraining Dive Log.

Who can purchase it?

Do I need an internet connection?

  • This is necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to access the online eBook, to submit Knowledge Reviews and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

Along with Traditional Chinese, the Open Water Certification Pak – Lite is also available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai

Your Student has the opportunity to choose their desired language during their online registration process, therefore the Paks, (regardless of language), have the same product code for ease of purchase.

Get yours today!

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department  (tel + 61 2 9454 2888)

Don`t forget you can order anytime from the PADI Online Shopping Cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.

Risk Management Symposium

PADI LogoVertColorPADI Asia Pacific is pleased to invite you to our Risk Management Symposium being held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel in the Kuranda Ballroom on 7 September, 2015. Coffee and tea will commence from 8:30am and the Symposium will run from 9am to 5pm.

The day’s events include presentations from our six guest speakers, and will conclude with a question and answer forum to allow you to address questions & concerns that you have in respect to safe diving practices.

The speakers and their subject topic include:

Dr. Simon Mitchell – Associate Professor, Auckland University
Recognising significant diving medical events, and problems and pitfalls of responding inappropriately.

Dr. Cathy Mehan – SPUMS member
The new approaches in dealing with diabetes and diving.

Christopher Coxon – QLD WorkCover, Diving Team
The challenges of dealing with the emerging Asian markets.

Julie Mastrodomenico – Psychologist
How to deal with critical incidents, both on the day and the days after.

Gavin Creighton – Partner CBP Lawyers

Diving incidents and the resulting litigation.

Rob Veale – Managing Director, V-Insurance Group

The importance of professional indemnity insurance with recent examples of diving incidents.

The Symposium is free of charge; morning tea and a buffet lunch are provided. Attendees will include dive center owners and managers and PADI Course Directors.

Attendance is limited to 100 places so please register your attendance as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you shortly, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us on:

Mike Holme, Risk Management & Industry Relations Executive, 02 9454 2840

Richard Evans, Risk Management Manager, 02 9454 2841

Alex Boulton, Quality Management Consultant, 02 9454 2845

New Documentary Highlights Debris Problem

The Voyage of the Labyrinth has just released its first episode. Made up of film makers, divers and sailors, Team Labyrinth is travelling through South East Asia to highlight some of the most pressing environmental issues facing our ocean planet.

Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, Program Specialist at Project AWARE, was lucky to get in on the action during the team’s first days of filming. The crew filmed a special report looking at the problem of marine debris off the east coast of Malaysia. Despite being in a marine park, discarded fishing nets smothering the fragile reef became an all too familiar site.

Working alongside B&J Diving Centre from Pulau Tioman, Hannah and the crew conducted a Dive Against Debris survey, removing 30 kg of rubbish underwater in just 45 minutes.

You can see the full report by viewing Episode 1: Coral Island Clean Up.

You can also run your own Dive Against Debris surveys. Visit for more information.