PADI Asia Pacific Career Opportunity

We have an exciting new career opportunity for a Regional Training Consultant to join our team based in the Philippines. 

The Regional Training Consultant will provide training and sales consultation regarding the provision of PADI products and services and support PADI Members in the region.

We are seeking a PADI IDC Staff Instructor as a minimum with at least 2 years’ experience as an active Instructor member.

Appropriate citizenship, residency or visa with work rights relevant to the work location is essential.

To apply: Please send your CV to alison.vasek@padi.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 7th June 2019

PADI Business Academy- Outbound Korean Tourism Cebu, Philippines

Join us on 28 May for our one day PADI Business Academy- Outbound Korean Tourism, in Cebu Philippines.

There are over 26 million outbound tourists each year from South Korea. With the rapid growth of Koreans travelling into the Philippines and Asia, this program is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn how to engage with the Korean market and ignite growth.

Over the course of the day attendees can expect to gain further knowledge on the following topics: topics:

  • Website
  • Pricing & Sales
  • Social Media
  • Customer Service

There will also be dedicated workshop time at the conclusion of the day, where PADI staff will help you work on specific action plans for your dive operation.

BONUS – EARLY BIRD OFFER

Register your place before 16 April, 2019 to receive AUD $20 off the cost of your registration. Plus, with every third paid attendee, you will receive a fourth free. So get in quick and register your spot today!

Register Here

The presentations will be in Korean- some sections will be delivered in English however, these will be translated in Korean. The number of attendees is limited to ensure that the PADI Business Academy staff can really focus on you. Register today to make sure you don’t miss out!

For more information, please contact your PADI Regional Manager or email marketing@padi.com.au

You can also view the rest of the upcoming PADI Business Academies for 2019 here.

PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course in Cebu

Freediver - PADI Freediver - Underwater - Constant Weight Immersion

PADI is pleased to announce a PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course, scheduled from 13 – 18 May 2019, in Cebu, Philippines.

The course will help current PADI Master Freediver Instructors transition to PADI Freediver Instructor Trainers, which involves broadening instructional and mentoring skills, plus expanding communication abilities. 

If you are interested in this course, please start the procedure by downloading the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Fact Sheet. This will give you an idea of the requirements and procedures involved and will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

To apply for the course, download the PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer Course Application Form. The application form should be submitted electronically to instdev@padi.com.au. The deadline for submitting your application is 5 April 2019.

If you would also like to attend the EFR Instructor Trainer Course (scheduled for 12 May 2019), please register here.

Note that even though these programs are hosted by PADI Asia Pacific, they are open to members from any PADI Regional Headquarters. 

How the Closure of One Island Made a Whole Country Start Working Towards a Greener Future

By Conny Jeppson, PADI Regional Manager Philippines

In April this year, the government of the Philippines decided that they were closing one of their most visited islands, Boracay, for 6 months. The decision was made to allow time for infrastructure to improve and most importantly, to develop a new and more efficient waste water treatment.

Boracay-Beach-White Sand- Philippines
 

With more than 2 million visitors a year, many never thought the closure would actually be possible. Coincidentally, when the closure was enforced many of the world’s eyes turned to the Philippines, some in astonishment, but many looking to the Philippines to be an Eco-leader and example for the future. Even though the financial impact for most was more than could be endured, nearly all operators on the island stood behind the rehabilitation. Operators believed that the action taken would preserve the island and ensure it remained a paradise for future generations to come.

What’s even more interesting is the ripple effect that the closure has had on the community across the country and in some ways, its neighbouring countries. Suddenly and in most parts of the country, local businesses, municipalities and individuals quickly started to also improve the overall condition of their homes and businesses. A good example of this is Malapascua Island where most PADI Dive Centres and Resorts have joined forces by starting to sell refillable aluminium water bottles branded with their own logo. Not only is this a great initiative, but customers can also present their water bottle in affiliated stores and in return, can refill their water bottles for free.

Many resorts and dive centres on the island have also switched to better alternatives when it comes to the use of plastic. Plastic straws are now hard to find as reusable items and non-plastic solutions have become readily available to the community. Evolution, a PADI 5 star resort in Malapascua, have taken this initiative even further with one of their owners, Matt Reed. They have invested in a plastic recycling machine from planet positive products. Matt and the Evolution team have not only envisioned this machine to be used for their dive resort, but they also hope that it can be used for bigger parts of the island.

Malapascua Island- Phillippines- Beach- Ocean

El Nido in Palawan Island is another fantastic example of a community being in the forefront to protect the environment. The local government have banned the use of single use plastic such as plastic bags and plastic straws.  The local government have also worked hard to reclaim the local beach by introducing local laws to benefit both the local community and tourists alike.

El Nido- Palawan-Philippines-Beach

The above examples are only a handful of how the Philippines community are joining forces to improve our overall environment. There are many more PADI Dive Centres and Resorts, PADI Instructors and PADI Divemasters working hard to protect, educate and promote a more environmental way of living.

PADI Regional Managers get to experience some great environmental initiatives all around their region. If you are looking to make environmental improvements at your PADI Dive Centre or Resort, contact your PADI Regional Manager to discuss ideas, implementation and support.