PADI Miniseminars at DEMA Show 2016

DEMA16_SocialbannerDive professionals know it makes good sense to plan ahead; now’s the time to do just that for the 2016 DEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Start by securing early bird pricing of $106 US per night (plus tax, and subject to change) at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The PADI Course Director Update, EFR Instructor Trainer, and the not-to-be-missed PADI Social will take place downstairs in the hotel convention center, so you’ll be staying in the center of the action. Contact the PADI Travel Network at 800 736 7021 (US and Canada), or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2539 to reserve your room today.

WMiniseminar2016_PADIProductsith that taken care of, take a look at the extensive menu of PADI Miniseminars at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You probably want to start with PADI Products, Programs and Standards, and Risk Management 2016: Protect Your Divers and Yourself. These two perennial favorites are required (along with two other presentations) to regain Teaching status after a lapse of one to three years.

Pick and choose from the others as best fits your personal or business strategy, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your reach with the cutting-edge and cost-effective marketing insights you’ll find in Modern Marketing Solutions, Dive it Forward With Course Linking, Extending the Customer Life Cycle Beyond Open Water Diver Certification, and Niche Market Mastery. Don’t forget to Engage with China for advice and tactics on how to serve the fastest growing tourism market in the world.

Miniseminar2016_ChinaOther PADI Miniseminars include 21st Century Customer Service, Integrating Digital Products, and the CDTC Q&A: What It Takes to Become a PADI Course Director (it’s never to early to plan for this ultimate goal). For those with the majority of a career under their belts, Retirement Planning 101 could be considered mandatory.

Grab your calendar, book your room and make your choices – plan now for a successful 2016 DEMA Show.

Aquatica Wassersport meets with PADI at Boot Show

Aquatica Wassersport is one of the first PADI Freediver Centers established across the world. Thomas Jurkschat met with PADI Territory Director Suzanne Smith and PADI Regional Manager Thomas Sobotta at the Boot Show, Dusseldorf this year.

Ines Jurkshat (not pictured) was also recognised for her role on the advisory panel for the development of the PADI Freediver program.

World ShootOut 2015 Winners – Live Broadcast this Weekend!

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The World ShootOut 2015 underwater photo competition, which hosted 448 photographers from 37 different countries around the world, concluded at the end of last year, and now it’s time to announce the winners!

Two winning ceremonies will be taking place this weekend at boot Dusseldorf 2016, on the central stage of the diving arena, hall 3. Both events will be broadcasted LIVE in HD via YouTube, allowing audiences across the globe to enjoy this exciting event.

Scroll down to view each event and watch the live stream from this page:


WORLD SHOOTOUT 2015

Friday, January 29th, 2 pm GMT+1

On January 29th, all World ShootOut 2015 winners will be announced and awarded with prizes, including a special award for 1st place: a dreamy diving vacation for two in Papua New Guinea including flights from Europe (worth $25,000!).


UW PHOTO GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Saturday, January 30th, 2 pm GMT+1

Live judging and awards ceremony for the UW Photography Global Championship 2015 will be held on January 30th. The winning team will be awarded with a prize worth $9,000 courtesy of SEACAM and PADI.


Learn more about the World ShootOut and the UW Photo Global Championship at www.worldshootout.org

Päijänne on the Rocks 2016 – Ice Diving in Finland

Antero Joki and EW-Dive will be hosting their traditional winter event for freedivers and scuba divers, Päijänne on the Rocks 2016. This fun ice diving event takes place on 19th March 2016 in Asikkala, Finland.

Lake Päijänne has drinkable water and offers beauty and silence across an incredible ice diving environment. Situated in Lehmonkärki, there are lakeside villas with saunas, fireplaces and cosy fireplaces for après-dive relaxation, and every participant has the chance to win some fantastic prizes from Suunto.

Freedivers can also take part in a challenge: form teams of three and, within safe practices, dive the furthest distance under the ice as possible in 15 minutes. There will be 25 meter distances between holes and only one diver can be under the water at any one time. Last year the record was 650 meters – can you do better?

Due to the nature of the event, spaces for participants will be limited. Bookings should be placed before 31 January 2016.

Prices:

  • Participation fee 30 € (includes the chance to win Suunto prizes)
  • Accommodation for two nights 110 €
  • Evening meal 35 € (gourmet chef in Lehmonkärki)

For questions and to book your space please contact the organiser directly: [email protected]

Päijänne on the Rocks 2016

PADI Celebrates its 50th Anniversary during LIDS and TOATS Shows in 2016!

PADI will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary at Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show and London International Dive Show, at ExCel, London, UK, from 11th – 14th February.

Visit PADI stand OU815 and get interactive with the NEW PADI Freediver Touch as well as the full suite of PADI Digital Products and interactive tools.

Non divers will be encouraged to try a dive at LIDS and visitors who sign up for any PADI course with an exhibiting PADI Dive Centre at LIDS, will receive a FREE PADI gift while stocks last.

Take a look at the schedule of Seminars and Events taking place:

Date Time Seminar/Event Location Audience
11.02.16 15:50 – 16:20 I Want myPADI Ocean Theatre Non Divers
12.02.16 10:50 – 11:20 I Want myPADI Ocean Theatre Non Divers
13.02.16 10:50 – 11:20 I Want myPADI Ocean Theatre Non Divers
13.02.16 12:10 – 12:40 ReActivate with PADI Ocean Theatre Divers
13.02.16 15:30 – 17:30 Member Forum PADI Gallery Room Pros
14.02.16 10:50 – 11:20 I Want myPADI Ocean Theatre Non Divers
14.02.16 12:10 – 12:40 ReActivate with PADI Ocean Theatre Divers

We look forward to welcoming you onto the PADI stand!

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016 Business Academy Schedule

PADI Business Academy (PBA) continues to be the diving industry’s most innovative and powerful business development tool yet, and is only accessible to PADI Members.

If you’re ready to increase your business exposure, sales and bottom line profit you cannot afford to miss this highly interactive, two day programme. Presented by expert senior PADI management, you will leave the Academy with a business development Action Plan and a post Academy support plan.

But don’t take our word for it, take a look at this testimonial from a Business Academy Graduate.

Below is the 2016 PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Academy Schedule*. If you would like to attend an Academy, please download the PADI Business Academy Brochure, complete the PBA Registration Form and email it to [email protected]

PADI Business Academy Schedule 2016

Date Country City Language
03-04 April Italy Padova Italian
29-30 April UAE Dubai English
11-12 May South Africa English
19-20 May Kuwait English
04-05 August Saudi Arabia Jeddah Arabic
15-16 October Germany Berlin German
27-28 November UK Southeast English

*Please note that PBAs shown in this Schedule may be subject to change or cancellation. If you plan to attend a 2016 Business Academy, please check this schedule regularly. Additional PBAs may be added during the year.

Project AWARE Success at DEMA 2015

Dive Against Debris Workshops DEMA 2015The annual DEMA Show put on by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association is more than just a scuba diving trade show – it’s the dive industry’s event of the year.

With diving equipment manufacturers, training and certification organizations, apparel producers, travel companies and philanthropies from across the globe in attendance, it’s a chance for all members of the dive industry to connect, collaborate and innovate.

Project AWARE has been honored to attend the DEMA show alongside PADI with great success in past years, and this year was no exception.

As we’re just now catching our breath after a whirlwind week of travel, meetings and Dive Against Debris training workshops, we’d like to take a moment to say, THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of our supporters – dive centers, scuba instructors, ocean enthusiasts and marine conservation advocates – you helped make our presence at the 2015 DEMA show an incredible success.

Not only did we enjoy meeting many new members of our dive community in the Project AWARE booth, we were absolutely blown away by the attendance at our first-ever Dive Against Debris training workshops. Close to 200 of you attended! You asked pertinent data-reporting questions and worked together to find solutions. You listened intently and learned techniques and best practices for reporting more frequent, more accurate Dive Against Debris data. We shared our Dive Against Debris action kits with you so that you now have not only the knowledge, but also the tools to get the work done. We’re grateful to have shared that experience with you, and cannot wait to see your Dive Against Debris efforts expand in the coming year. You are our newest Dive Against Debris ambassadors.

Our community of empowered citizen scientists is growing, and now more than ever, we’re positively impacting our ocean environments through Dive Against Debris. Thank you to our dedicated community that makes this possible.

Activate your inner citizen scientist! Participate in Dive Against Debris today and join the growing number of Dive Against Debris Instructors.

2016 Shows Draw Closer – Partner PADI at a 2016 Show

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The 2016 EMEA Show Season draws closer and PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa will be exhibiting at several large international shows throughout its territory, as well as having a smaller presence at many regional EMEA shows. Below are the large international shows at which PADI EMEA will be formally exhibiting in early 2016:

  • Salon de la Plongée (Paris) – 8th – 11th January
  • Boot (Düsseldorf) – 23rd – 31st January (PADI Village)
  • Telegraph Outdoor and Adventure Show (London) – 11th – 14th February
  • London International Dive Show (London) – 11th – 14th February (PADI Village)
  • Salon de la Inmersion (Barcelona) – 26th – 28th February (PADI Village)
  • Dive Middle East Expo (Dubai) – 1st – 5th March (PADI Village)
  • EUDI (Bologna) – 4th – 6th March (PADI Village)

If you would like to partner PADI in a PADI Village, please contact [email protected] stating which Show you are interested in.

If you will be exhibiting at a Show not listed above, and would like to apply for a 2016 Show Support Pack, please email [email protected]

PADI at DEMA Show 2015

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Course Director Update 2016


Tuesday, 3 November – 7:30 am -12:30 pm
Early registration fee – $295 US
Registration fee after 13 October – $320 US

This year’s Course Director Update will feature breakout sessions structured to emphasize interaction and engagement with colleagues and PADI staff. Learn and share cutting-edge pro training techniques in these sessions, which provide a valuable platform for discussing Instructor Development topics critical to a successful 2016. Renewed, teaching status Course Directors qualify to attend this half-day program. Topics include:

  • Incorporating PADI Digital products in Instructor Development Courses
  • PADI Online Processing Center workshop: How to train the instructors of the future
  • Evaluation training workshop and PADI Digital products use

Don’t miss the PADI Frequent Trainer Program award ceremony recognizing PADI Platinum Course Directors. Arrive at 7:00 am to complete registration and enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast.

Download the registration form or contact Yvonne Lara from PADI Americas at [email protected] or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296 to enrol.


Emergency First Response® Instructor Trainer


Thursday, 5 November – 8:00 am -1:00 pm
Registration fee – $575 US

This half-day program is open to Emergency First Response Instructors who have completed the preparatory online component, and conducted at least five Emergency First Response courses or issued at least 25 Emergency First Response course completion cards. This program includes access to online presentations, an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Manual (digital version), Emergency First Response Instructor Course Lesson Guides, Emergency First Response Instructor Course exam booklet and the Instructor Trainer application fee. Please bring a current or updated Emergency First Response Instructor Manual.

Download the registration form or contact Yvonne Lara from PADI Americas at [email protected] or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296 to enrol.


IDC Staff Instructor Update 2016


Friday, 6 November – 8:00 am -12:30 pm
Early registration fee – $295 US
Registration fee after 13 October – $320 US

This year’s IDC Staff Instructor Update will feature breakout sessions structured to emphasize interaction and engagement with colleagues and PADI staff. Learn and share cutting-edge pro training techniques in these sessions, which provide a valuable platform for discussing Instructor Development topics critical to a successful 2016. Renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructors qualify to attend this half-day program. Topics include:

  • Incorporating PADI Digital products in Instructor Development Courses
  • PADI Online Processing Center workshop: How to train the instructors of the future
  • Evaluation training workshop and PADI Digital products use

Download the registration form or contact Yvonne Lara from PADI Americas at [email protected] or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296 to enrol.


Get a jump on booking your DEMA hotel room


Be one of the first to book your room for DEMA Show 2015 at The Rosen Centre Hotel – just steps away from the South Hall of the Orange County Convention Center. Call PADI Travel Network to secure the special room rate of $175 US per night (plus tax) and you’ll receive complimentary parking, internet hook up and access to the hotel’s fitness center.

Along with the popular PADI Social, PADI programs mentioned above will take place in the Rosen Centre Hotel so you’ll be staying in the center of the action.

Contact PADI Travel Network at 800 736 7021 (US and Canada) or email [email protected] to book your room today.

*Rates subject to change without notice.


Miniseminars at the Orange County Convention Center


Seminar and/or Teaching status credit is available to PADI Members who attend a total of four (4) PADI miniseminars, including Risk Management 2015: Protect Your Divers and Yourself and three other presentations. Attendance validation is required for credit and forms will be available at the seminars.

PADI Digital Suite 101: How to Attract and Enroll Divers

Take an in-depth look at the digital experience from both the diver and dive-business point of view. This seminar will consist of live demonstrations that will walk you through code assignment, the consumer registration experience and focus on integrating digital products into your business.

PADI Digital Suite 201: How to Nurture and Communicate

Now that you’ve sold your student diver a digital code, how do you continue to nurture the customer relationship? Discover the touchpoints you have to enhance your customer’s educational experience and the tools available to conduct a successful digital course.

PADI Digital Suite 301: How to Keep Divers Engaged and Loyal

Attend this miniseminar to discover best practices for processing digital learners and maintaining interaction and engagement after their certification is complete. Tap into their technological mindset and use tools such as ScubaEarth® to keep divers coming back for all of their scuba needs.

PADI Product Showcase and Standards

This one-hour seminar will focus on the new additions to the PADI suite of offerings, including:

  • Discover Scuba Diving Touch™
  • PADI Freediver program
  • All-new Online Processing Center
  • Certification Pak Language Expansion

Discover how to leverage these products and programs for your business while learning about any additional standards changes that will affect your daily teaching.

ReActivate™ Your Business

Did you know a ReActivated diver can generate up to $16,000 US in revenue? Learn how to integrate the PADI ReActivate program by making small changes in exchange for a large return on investment. You can also find out how to tap a new market by ReActivating non-PADI Divers.

Hold Your Breath! Dive Deeper into the New PADI Freediver Program

Freediving goes against the first rule in scuba diving: never hold your breath. The two principles may be contradictory, but ultimately both are good for business. Learn all about the new PADI Freediver program and how to integrate it into your current course offerings.

Risk Management 2015: Protect Your Divers and Yourself (Required)

Are you 100 percent prepared in case of a dive accident? Determine how prepared you are through an analysis of real dive incidents and learn how conservative decisions provide better protection. You’ll also learn how to better manage risk in diver education programs and throughout your dive business.

Website Best Practices

Your website should be just like your staff: inviting, informational and able to close the sale. Learn how make small changes or additions to your website in order to keep your business running 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“No Fear” Pricing Strategies

Learn how to price with confidence and find out why you should raise prices year over year. Don’t be afraid of being paid what you’re worth. Find out how to use the PADI Digital Product Suite to your advantage and increase your bottom line.

CDTC Q&A: What It Takes to Become a PADI Course Director

PADI Course Director is the ultimate PADI Professional rating. Come to this miniseminar to learn how you can reach this goal and about the prerequisites, application procedures and acceptance protocols for the Course Director Training Course.


PADI Partner Seminars


Diving Against Debris Is Getting Easier

Join Project AWARE® staff for an exclusive test drive of the new Dive Against Debris℠ workshop, specifically designed to help dive professionals engage divers in Dive Against Debris activities and report better data more often. You’ll help Project AWARE create a better tool and walk away informed and empowered to take your Dive Against Debris efforts to new depths.

Managing your Swim Program and Pool Operation Risk

Risk management in the context of swim lessons can be very different from safety considerations with scuba students. Learn how the PADI Swim School, which incorporates safety benchmarks into the curriculum and has the highest safety standards in the industry, can help make you the industry leader in risk management along with being the drowning prevention expert in your community.


PADI Social


Celebrating 50 years of myPADI!

3 November 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Rosen Centre Hotel Ballroom

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa welcomes you at InterDive 2015

interdive_headerPADI Europe, Middle East and Africa will be exhibiting at InterDive 2015 and looks forward to welcoming you onto the stand in Hall B5 of Messe Friedrichshafen from the 17th – 20th September.

Regional Managers Cornelia Gohdes, Stefan Kaesweber and Sascha Engeler will be on hand to meet with you to answer questions and to update you on PADI’s latest Digital products and programmes.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to try out the Open Water Diver Touch® or ReActivate™, come and visit us on stand 320 where we will walk you through them and explain how to integrate these digital products and programmes into your Dive Centre’s training programme. We’ll also show you how the power of the awesome PADI App can drive your Dive Centre business forward.

If you are exhibiting at InterDive, for every PADI course you sell during the show your new customer will receive a Free PADI gift from the PADI stand.

If you will be at the show on Friday 18th September, please join us for an informal Member Social on the PADI stand at 17:30.

Wishing you continued success in 2015