PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa – Open Day

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa held a special Open Day on May 13th to celebrate the move to the new Pavilions office in Bristol, UK. 

 

Guests were welcomed by PADI President & CEO Drew Richardson and Vice Presidents Mark Caney, Jean Claude Monachon and Neil Fishburne.    

After enjoying canapés and sparkling wine, guests were able to visit a range of booths to learn more about the purpose and role of each department. Exhibits from Project AWARE and PADI Sportswear were also on show. In addition to meeting and greeting PADI staff, a group trip to the warehouse was organised – visitors were even invited to take the shrink wrap challenge!

 Following a closing presentation by Drew Richardson and Mark Caney, guests were presented with PADI Open Day gift bags before enjoying an evening meal in the Pavilions restaurant.

 Open Day visitors were incredibly impressed with the new Pavilions office, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet the PADI staff. Comments from two PADI Members are as follows:

 

“Thank you and your staff for a superb and most enjoyable visit to your splendid new HQ… You certainly have a first class team”

 

“It was great to see the new offices (so swish!) and lovely to meet up with so many old friends who work at PADI”

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa is now located at:

 

The Pavilions

Bridgwater Road

Bristol

BS13 8AE

Tel: +44 (0) 117 300 7234

Fax: +44 (0) 117 971 0400

 

Request for Your “Best Teaching Tips Ever” Feature

The Undersea Journal  is currently accepting contributions for a “Best Teaching Tips from the Field” feature that will publish in the fourth quarter issue. This article will detail the best tips, tricks, strategies, pointers, words-to-the-wise and any other expert advice you can offer to fellow pros based on your experience as a passionate diver and professional. Continue reading “Request for Your “Best Teaching Tips Ever” Feature”

Using PADI’s Youtube to help market your business

YouTube

YouTube is ranked 2nd for all searches on the internet, and its not even a search engine in the traditional sense.  So we know that video is big.  In fact who has’t watched a video on YouTube be it the Evolution of dance, or what happens when you combine a popular drink with a brand of soft mints or even a keyboard playing cat (yes thats right 31,199,425 views!) Continue reading “Using PADI’s Youtube to help market your business”

ScubaEarth Update – New Features & Improvements

ScubaEarth Update – New Features & Improvements

As you know, every day around the world, divers are exploring the underwater world by logging dives, taking photos, encountering amazing marine life and exploring fascinating sites. ScubaEarth is the online destination where all these things come together so divers can easily research and share their passion for diving. Importantly, PADI Members benefit from being at the center of this new and exciting online community. Continue reading “ScubaEarth Update – New Features & Improvements”

New Email Requirement for PIC Online in Effect

New Email Requirement for PIC Online in Effect from the 1st May 2013

From the 1st May 2013 all certifications submitted via PIC Online or DSD Registration Online require a student email address.

Email addresses are required for quality management purposes and to help enhance diver safety by ensuring that the PADI courses and programs are conducted in accordance with PADI standards. History shows that customers taking PADI Programs are more likely to respond, and respond accurately, to Course Evaluation Questionnaires when the survey is received as quickly as possible following training, via email. Continue reading “New Email Requirement for PIC Online in Effect”

PADI Members – ScubaEarth™ Spotlight: Setting Up and Editing Dive Sites

By now you’ve visited ScubaEarth™, established your profile and are exploring the site. If you haven’t, log in at the PADI Pros’ Site and click on the SE icon to enter ScubaEarth.

ScubaEarth

So, what’s next? First of all, you’ll want to set up dive sites or edit existing sites you know. When you establish a dive site, your name appears next to it with a link back to your profile. This helps you establish credibility and leadership within the community. Plus, every time you establish a dive site, your name will appear with a link back to your profile. Continue reading “PADI Members – ScubaEarth™ Spotlight: Setting Up and Editing Dive Sites”

2013 PADI Drop In Clinics And Member Forums in the UK

We will be conducting a series of ‘Drop In Clinics’ during the day (10:30-17:00) where you can meet the the PADI Training Team and over a cup of tea or coffee and get your PADI questions answered.

During the evenings you can attend the 2013 PADI Member Forum presentation (19:00-20:00) which will be presented by Terry Johnson and John Carlin. This presentation will summarise the news, training and events of 2012 and what will be coming up this year. It is a great opportunity to stay up to date with the latest developments in the Diving Industry, ask questions and you will also receive a seminar credit as well for attending. Continue reading “2013 PADI Drop In Clinics And Member Forums in the UK”