Hidden Depths first became a PADI PRRA member in 2011, when their small business venture sparked into life thanks to the four main owners, who are all diving enthusiasts and wanted to open their own business concentrating on great customer service with value for money, Professional PADI courses http://www.hiddendepthsdiving.com/dive-courses/open-water-dive, but most importantly, offering that perfect family feeling, knowing that when the diving is over, the fun and friendship still continues.
Over the past 18 months Hidden Depths Diving have been working towards achieving one of their main goals, which was to become a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. This rating is only awarded to PADI centres who have met all of the PADI 5 Star prerequisites and continue to show a great safety record.
This efficiently run PADI 5 Star centre, is now home to more than 5 PADI Instructors including two of the owners Rich and Gary
Michelle Morgan – PADI Instructor
Cynthia Oulette – Instructor
Gary Eldridge – Owner Instructor
Rich Mean – Owner Instructor
Steffan Schlenk – Instructor
You are always warmly welcomed by Jo and Ali who mange the day-to-day business of this successful PADI 5 Star Centre. Without them, the daily routine of idyllic diving, and well organised boat trips with certainly fall short. You can contact them anytime of day firstname.lastname@example.org
PADI and PADI Regional Manager Tony Andrews, would like to send a huge congratulations to Hidden Depths for achieving the rating of 5 Star Dive Centre.
PADI Retailers and Resorts around the world have the opportunity to power up at PADI Business Academies again in 2013. Through six hands-on workshops, the PADI Business Academy curriculum delivers proven tactics and techniques you can immediately implement in your business. During the two-day PADI Business Academy, you’ll receive targeted, contemporary business training custom-tailored to your specific needs that will help increase your bottom line. More than 450 PADI Retailers and Resorts attended the programs in 2012 that included information, tools and workshops on how to improve websites, Social Media Strategies, customer relationship management, Sales Training, Pricing Strategies and PADI eLearning® Strategies. Six two-day Business Academy programs are scheduled for 2013 and space is strictly limited.
Below are the dates and locations for the PADI Business Academies in Asia Pacific.
The full brochure and registration forms are available on the PADI Pros’ Site.
Please note that dates and venues are subject to change.
For further assistance contact your PADI Regional Manager or PADI Customer Service Team.
Want to be part of a team driving ocean protection? A position is available with Project AWARE Foundation for a Program and Outreach Coordinator based in Sydney. Deadline for applications 15th Feb 2013.
Project AWARE Foundation Program and Outreach Coordinator
Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization.
The Program and Outreach Coordinator maintains and develops Project AWARE’s marine conservation programs and engages the dive community in strategic conservation actions while supporting future program development.
Throughout 2012 All 4 Diving have been branching out even further, Early last year the diving community of Phuket saw the launch of there new day trip boat, along with the launch of there new retail store located in the Patong area of the islands.
This year will hope to see this long serving member, continue to strive forward and set new goals, in recreational and professional training.
We’re just weeks away from CITES: March 2013! Project AWARE is working hard to get support from CITES authorities and governments worldwide to vote YES to protect shark and ray species on the brink. Here’s 3 actions you can take to spread the word: Extinction is NOT an Option:
You now have a direct line to the CITES leaders critical to the vote. Take 2 minutes to send a letter now. It could make all the difference to shark and ray species on the brink. You can also encourage your divers and customers to send a letter by adding the link to your enewsletter or social media sites.
PADI Asia Pacific is pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity exists for a dynamic and proven Sales Manager to lead our Sales team. Strong customer focus, a great work location in Sydney, Australia and an excellent work environment. Please see below for the job description.
JOB TITLE: Sales Manager
DEPARTMENT: Sales & Field Services
REPORTS TO: Director, Sales & Field Services
We are seeking a Sales Manager to join our Sales & Field Services team located in Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the daily activities and operations of the Sales Department and leading a team of internal Sales Representatives. You will work in conjunction with the Director, Sales & Field Services to facilitate the decision making process in the areas of strategic sales planning and product management. In addition, you will operate as a member of the Management team and effectively collaborate with other departments and executives within the organization including PADI Worldwide and other Regional Headquarters.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with Director, Sales & Field Services to lead the Sales team in meeting or exceeding sales goals, order processing, providing order related customer service and resolving member enquiries and/or requests.
Manage and develop all internal sales activity.
Motivate, inspire and lead the Sales team.
Develop, maintain and strengthen customer relationships.
Develop sales strategies, establish goals, monitor department performance and reporting.
Assist in the preparation and management of the annual sales budget and forecasting.
Represent PADI at Business Academies, dive shows and events as required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor Degree in Business or other relevant Sales qualifications preferred.
PADI Instructor, Course Director preferred.
2 years experience within the Recreational Diving Industry.
Minimum 4 years experience in sales with a proven track record.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Strong commitment to serve the goals and direction of PADI Asia Pacific
Working knowledge of the PADI Educational System and its products
Excellent computer skills: working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database programs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
Excellent organisational, multi-tasking and prioritising abilities.
Excellent management and leadership ability.
Strong team player.
The Manager, Sales is required to live and operate within Sydney, Australia therefore appropriate citizenship or visa is essential.
Applications closing date: Friday, 8th February 2013
Please send your CV to:
Manager, Human Resources
PADI Asia Pacific
With many PADI centres/resorts all over the world, PADI and PADI Regional Manager Tony Andrews, Would like to say a huge congratulations to our newest PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Blue View Divers.
Blue View Divers is a small and eco-friendly diving centre; run with safety, the local community and the environment in mind. there Dive School sits on the northern most tip of Loh Dalum Bay overlooking the beautiful Andaman Sea. Just a short ferry ride from Phuket or Krabi and you’ll be here.
With years of experience diving around Koh Phi Phi, we know that it is best seen and dived from a small boat with small groups. they strive to dive the islands the way they should be dived; small groups, flexible schedules, relaxed, safe and professional.