PADI Member Forum – DIVE 2014 (Birmingham, UK)

Join Mark Spiers (Vice President, Sales, Field Services, Marketing and Business Development), Tony Andrews (Manager, Field Services), Fred Waldegren (Manager, Sales) and Regional Managers Terry Johnson and Matt Clements and hear about the latest PADI programmes, products and news.

Your Member Forum will focus on PADI digital programmes and products including ReActivate™, the ever growing suite of Touch offerings, revised eLearning and the exciting NEW PADI App.  Find out about the newest CRM system release from Issys, the developers of EVE™.  And if you’re considering attending the upcoming UK PADI Business Academy, at the end of 2014, learn more about why it’s such an important business development tool.

Venue: Concourse Suite 20 – Birmingham NEC

Date: 25th October 2014

Time: 15:00 – 16:30 BST

Tickets are free of charge for PADI Members, but spaces are limited and seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Click here to register your space today!

Click here for full DIVE 2014 Seminar and Events Schedule.

Have questions about DIVE 2014 Member Forum? Contact PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa

We look forward to welcoming you the Dive 2014 Member Forum!

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PADI Business Academy courses in UK and Malta – Don’t Miss Out!

PADI Business Academy – Malta – 14th & 15th November

Join us for the Malta PBA taking place on 14th and 15th November.  This two day programme, conducted in English, will inspire, equip and motivate you, helping you prepare your business for unprecedented growth.

To register for the programme, complete the PBA Registration Form and return it to the Marketing department by 14th October.  Additional registrants from the same Dive Centre will benefit from a 50% discount and each primary Dive Centre attendee will benefit from a £/€100 credit toward your 2015 Dive Centre renewal.

PADI Business Academy – Bristol, UK – 30th November & 1st December

Join us for the Bristol PBA taking place on the 30th November and 1st December.  This two day programme, conducted in English, will inspire, equip and motivate you, helping you prepare your business for unprecedented growth.

To register for the programme, complete the PBA Registration Form and return it to the Marketing department by 30th October.  Additional registrants from the same Dive Centre will benefit from a 50% discount and each primary Dive Centre attendee will benefit from a £/€100 credit toward your 2015 Dive Centre renewal.

About the PADI Business Academy

PADI Business Academy (PBA) is the powerful, and hugely successful, business development tool only accessible to PADI members. If you’re looking to increase your business exposure, sales and bottom line profit you can’t afford not to become one of the thousands of successful international PADI Business Academy graduates.

Take a sneak peak at one of our 2014 Business Academies!  Watch the video below:

And now see what the PADI Business Academy can do for you:

View the latest brochure

We look forward to seeing you at one of our PADI Business Academy programmes!

Your PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Team

PADI Member Support Pack (2015)

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PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) invites PADI Dive Centers and Resorts to take advantage of the PADI Member Support Pack (2015).

If you are planning to exhibit at one of the major 2015 PADI EMEA Shows, you can enhance your stand and show presence by taking advantage of the Member Support Pack offer. All you need to know can be found in the PADI Member Support Pack Application (2015).

Please note that each PADI Member Support Pack application will be assessed individually on a first come, first served basis and there is limited availability. So, don’t delay – contact the PADI EMEA Marketing department (marketing.emea@padi.com) with your PADI Member Support Pack request before the application deadline (below) to make sure you don’t miss out!

2015 PADI EMEA Show dates and PADI Member Support Pack application deadlines:
Salon de La Plongeé (9th – 12th January) – Application deadline: 28th November 2014
Boot Düsseldorf (17th – 25th January) – Application deadline: 6th December 2014
Dive Travel Show (7th – 8th February) – Application deadline: 27th December 2014
Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show (12th – 15th February) – Application deadline 1st January 2015
London International Dive Show (14th – 15th February) – Application deadline: 3rd January 2015
Dive Middle East Xpo (3rd – 7th March) – Application deadline: 20th January 2015
EUDI Show (6th – 9th March) – Application deadline: 23rd January 2105
DIVE 2015 (24th – 25th October) – Application deadline: 12th September 2015

Please send any enquiries regarding support for other shows or local events to marketing.emea@padi.com and they will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Don’t Miss Out on a 2014 PADI Business Academy!

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PADI Business Academy is the powerful, and hugely successful, business development tool only accessible to PADI members. If you’re looking to increase your business exposure, sales and bottom line profit you can’t afford not to become one of the thousands of successful international PADI Business Academy graduates. Just take a look at what the PADI Business Academy can do for you!

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Join us for one of the remaining Business Academies taking place in 2014.  This two day programme will inspire, equip and motivate you, helping you prepare your business for unprecedented growth. To register for a programme, complete the PBA Registration Form and return it to the Marketing department. Additional registrants from the same Dive Centre will benefit from a 50% discount and each primary Dive Centre attendee will benefit from a £/€100 credit toward your 2015 Dive Centre renewal. We look forward to seeing you at one of our remaining 2014 PADI Business Academies.

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2015

If you visited the small PADI® and Canon stand during the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show (TOATS) 2014, or read June’s issue of Surface Interval, you’ll know of PADI’s huge success at this show.  We’re very excited to announce that PADI will once again exhibit at TOATS 2015, a show with massive opportunity for new diver acquisition.

In 2015 the PADI stand will be found within the TOATS Hall, where show goals will be new diver acquisition and ReActivate.  This PADI’s commitment to its Members and Dive Centres to support and increase their business.  Along with capturing details of non-divers and divers through a Grand Prize Draw, and marketing post-show to this database, all visitors to the PADI stand will be directed to the LIDS Hall to meet exhibiting PADI Dive Centres, where they may ReActivate or sign up for a PADI course and enjoy claiming their free PADI T-shirt.  Please refer to the recent “Special Edition” Training Bulletin for information on ReActivate.

PADI will continue to have a presence within the PADI Village at London International Dive Show (LIDS) 2015, with a Customer Service and Sales counter, and will support exhibiting PADI Dive Centres with the hugely successful free PADI T-shirt Promo.  Member and Diver Seminars will also be conducted during the two days of LIDS.

PADI is very excited to support its Members in this way and looks forward to two successful Shows between 12th and 15th February 2015.

Dive 2014

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PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa will be exhibiting at DIVE 2014, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 25th to 26th October. PADI’s presence at DIVE supports PADI Dive Centres, Professional Members and Divers and provides an opportunity to welcome the non-diving public to the wonders of the underwater world.

Visit the PADI stand for the very latest news on PADI’s offerings for 2014 and 2015 from ReActivate to the stunning NEW PADI App and the latest in PADI Touch offerings.  Customer Services, Training, Sales and Marketing staff are all on hand to answer your questions.

And visitors to the show, who sign up for a PADI course with an exhibiting PADI Dive Centre, will receive a FREE PADI T-Shirt!  Once the course is booked, the Dive Centre issues their customer with a T-Shirt Voucher to be exchanged at the PADI stand for a FREE PADI T-Shirt.

PADI staff will also be conducting seminars and stage presentations. Take a look at the full Seminar and Events Schedule to see the exciting presentations on offer for you, your staff and your PADI Divers! And don’t forget to register now for your Member Forum!  It promises to be an interactive and stimulating seminar, after which we’d like to welcome you back onto the PADI stand for an informal Member Social.  Spaces are limited so sign up now!

Take a Look at the Special offers on DIVE 2014 tickets!!

PADI Professionals – 2-4-1 ticket offer*

PADI Professionals can benefit from a 2-4-1 ticket offer by using the promo code PADI2-4-1 at: http://www.diveshows.co.uk/visitors/p148904-book-tickets-in-advance-and-save!.html

*2-4-1 is not valid with other ticket promotions. The two tickets will be charged at £12.50. Please input “2” when asked how many tickets are required during the purchase process. Valid only when appropriate ID and proof of certification is shown on entry to the show

New Diver – Free Ticket Any new PADI Open Water diver/Discover Scuba Diver who completed their programme on or after 01/11/2013 will be given a complimentary ticket on the back of which they will need to fill in their contact information. The new diver will need to show appropriate ID to the ticket kiosk at the time of entry to the show.  Alternatively new divers can download an entry voucher at: http://www.divernetxtra.com/xtra/DIVE2014NewDiverTicket.html

2015 Dive Shows (note: please link each show to show website or Blog landing page for that Show)

It’s Show Time Folks

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PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa is delighted to once again exhibit at many International Shows during 2015. PADI’s presence supports PADI Dive Centres, Professional Members and Divers and provides an opportunity to welcome the non-diving public to the wonders of the underwater world.

Join us at one of the Shows for the very latest news on PADI’s cutting edge Courses and Products. Customer Services, Training, Sales and Marketing staff will all be on hand to answer your questions. And PADI staff will also be conducting Pro Member Forums, as well as seminars and stage presentations for you, your staff and your PADI Divers.

Don’t forget that visitors to the Shows, who sign up for a PADI course with an exhibiting PADI Dive Centre, will receive a FREE PADI T-Shirt!  Once the course is booked, the Dive Centre issues their customer with a T-Shirt Voucher to be exchanged at the PADI stand for a FREE PADI T-Shirt.

We look forward to welcoming you onto the PADI stand at one of the Shows.

2015 Dive Shows

2014 PADI Dive Day – Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

On Saturday, 13th September, Santa Margherita Ligure in Italy hosted a PADI Dive Day event.This was a full day dedicated to divers and PADI Members where they met and dived with PADI staff in the beautiful Portofino Marine Protected Area – one of Italy’s premier diving destinations near Rapallo.

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Participants were given the opportunity to meet – and dive – with Mark Spiers (Vice President Sales, Field Services, Marketing & Business Development), Tony Andrews (Field Services Manager), Roberto Raffaeli (Senior Executive Business Development & Strategies), Anna Maria Mencatelli and Massimo Zarafa (Italy Regional Managers).

The event was supported by the town of Santa Margherita, the Marine Protected Area of Portofino (Environment Ministry), the Hotel Association Group, bars, restaurants, shops and seven local PADI Dive Centers.

Before each dive every person who attended were given a pair of bright yellow PADI sunglasses so that they could snap a “selfie” on the surface, and take part in a fun competition to win some cool prizes donated by manufacturers.

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The event was a huge success with more than 500 divers and PADI Members taking part, enjoying some fantastic diving and, when not underwater, exploring the town (wearing their yellow PADI Sunglasses, of course!).

Once the diving had finished, the local mayor of Santa Margherita Ligure, Mr Paolo Donadoni, presented prizes (three regulators and a dive computer!) on the stage in the Bindi Square. These top awards were given for the three funniest selfie photos and another prize to the largest diving group who attended the PADI Dive Day.

Many congratulations go to the winners Gianluca Frigerio, Davide De Lorenzi and Paola Rappaccioli and to Decostop from Piacenza for bringing the highest number of participants to the event.

At the end of the awards ceremony, Mark Spiers thanked the mayor for all his hard work and awarded him a special PADI glass plaque for his commitment towards making the day such a success and for supporting diving tourism.

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The day finished with a series of social events, with attendees visiting the local bars, pubs and restaurants to use discount vouchers, provided by the local retailers, bars and restaurants, and listening/dancing to live music played in the square until late into the night – the perfect way to end such a successful, enjoyable day for all.

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PADI would like to extend a special thanks to all the businesses and organizations involved:

  • The City of Santa Margherita Ligure and the Mayor Mr Paolo Donadoni
  • The Protected Marine Area of ​​Portofino and Dr. Giorgio Fanciulli
  • The Dealers Association and Mr Soave Verderio
  • The Hoteliers Group and Mr Sandro Tarella
  • The PADI dive centres involved in the event:
    • DIVING ACADEMY BY DWS
    • IL GRANDE BLU
    • S. FRUTTUOSO DIVING CENTER
    • THE EUROPEAN BY SCUBASER
    • THE EUROPEAN DIVING CENTER
    • ABYSS DIVING SERVICE
    • TORTUGA DIVING PORTOFINO
  • The manufacturers who donated the awards
    • AQUALUNG
    • CRESSI
    • DIVE SYSTEM
    • SCUBAPRO.

Keep an eye out for similar PADI Dive Day events in the future, and happy diving!

Visit PADI at Eurotek 2014

 

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Eurotek 2014 is ready to kick off at the ICC, Birmingham, England, where international technical diving exhibitors and experts have come together for a weekend of seminars, sharing their knowledge and expertise.  PADI EMEA’s Director, Rebreather Technologies, Technical Diving Division, Vikki Batten, is joined by PADI Regional Manager, and TecRec IT, Jonas Samuelsson for this two day event. Vikki will be talking about the aftermath of diving incidents and both will be available on the PADI TecRec stand to answer questions about the ever growing, cutting edge, PADI suite of technical courses.

Be Part of a Scuba Guinness World Record on Friday 12th September

CAY07_1136_TS_KingWorldEilat Red Sea are inviting scuba divers from all over the world – including you – to join them in setting a new Guinness World Record as part of “Storm in the Sea”.

This exciting event takes place tomorrow, Friday 12th September, when hundreds of divers, 26 diving instructors, 32 production members and 12 professional photographers will all dive together at the Satil missile boat wreck in Eilat, Red Sea.

Using a sophisticated technological set-up, the dive will be broadcasted live via a YouTube video stream, enabling millions of viewers to witness this magnificent event in real time and collectively set a new Guinness World Record for the largest audience for a live-streamed underwater event.

Guinness have set an objective of half a million viewers in order for the record to be registered…view this event live and help make it happen!

When:

The dive will take place on September 12th, 11.30am (GMT + 3). Go online and watch the broadcast – including exciting pre-dive preparations – from 11:00am (GMT + 3).

Where:

See the broadcast live online via the website at: www.eilatredsea.com

Underwater Photography World Championship

shootout_teamStorm in the Sea” and this incredible world record-setting attempt is taking place as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for the “Eilat Red Sea International Underwater Photo Competition” – also known worldwide as the International Underwater Photography Olympics.

Eilat Red Sea, PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa, and boot Düsseldorf have introduced the Underwater Photography World Championship, inviting photographers to team-up and represent their country during the event and put together a stunning, award-winning portfolio of 6 images.

Photographers have been heading out throughout this week to capture stunning images of the beautifully colourful and fish-populated regions underwater. The final image submissions were submitted earlier today and keen photographers are excited to find out the outcome this weekend.

Jonas Samuelsson (PADI Regional Manager) arrived in Eilat on Monday and will be there throughout the event to meet, greet and provide support during the week’s activities. PADI has sponsored the first prize in the category “Underwater Photography Global Championship“ and the top prize of $3,000 USD will be presented to the winner at the Eilat Red Sea Awards ceremony on Saturday 13 September.

For more information visit: www.eilatredsea.com

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