PADI Open Water Diver Touch now available in Arabic

1112 Arabic Open Water Touch Blog GraphicWith the growing trend of consumers moving towards mobile devices and interactive displays, it was only natural for PADI to continue to lead the way in technological advancements within the dive industry. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch Digital Certification Paks are now available in Arabic, Dutch, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Korean and English.

These Certification Paks bring the traditional Crewpak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system and a welcome addition to the ever expanding PADI Digital Product Suite. To download the full PADI Digital Product Suite brochure click here.

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline (Touch) includes:
– Open Water Diver Touch
– Open Water Diver eManual
– Open Water Video clips
– eRDPml Touch/Digital RDP Tables
– eTraining Dive Log
– Certifying Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?

PADI Library App, and ScubaEarth for the eTraining Dive Log

Who can purchase it?

PADI Members can purchase it via PADI Sales Consultants or the PADI eShop. Students can purchase it through padi.com.

For more information about how to buy and sell PADI Touch products click here

Do I need an internet connection?

This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to submit Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes, Final Exam and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

For more information and/or to order copies of the Open Water Diver Certification Pak – Offline, contact sales.emea@padi.com, call your PADI Sales Consultant (+44 (0) 117 300 7234) or visit the PADI eShop.

5 Reasons why PADI Open Water Diver Touch Benefits You as a PADI Pro

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PADI Open Water Diver Touch is part of PADI’s revolutionary collection of digital products designed to enhance and modernise the way divers learn today. Here are 5 reasons why you, as a PADI Professional, will benefit from this new teaching tool:

#1 – It’s the modern way for divers to learn. With a sleek, interactive interface designed especially for the mobile platform (PADI Open Water Diver Touch is available for Android and iOS devices), students will enjoy a style of learning that’s in tune with the rest of their digital life and in line with their modern learning expectations.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: Meeting expectations = satisfied customers who will enjoy the learning experience and therefore be more likely to re-visit and recommend your dive operation to others.

#2 – Digital delivery eases stock control and shipping. Because there’s no physical product to stock or ship to customers, you don’t need to worry about stock levels or shipping times and costs. Instead, you can order 24/7 365 days a year from the PADI e-Shop and the product will appear almost instantly into your PADI Online Processing Center account, ready for you to register to your next student – anytime, anywhere.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: A quicker, cheaper way to provide PADI Open Water Diver course materials will save your business money = more profit in the long term.

trraining dives#3 – Logging training dives just got easier. Your Open Water Diver students will be able to log their training dives on ScubaEarth (via the website or using the free PADI App). From there, the instructor will be able to review and verify the information is correct. This digital approach to logging dives eliminates the need for bulky books and, with mobile devices often at students’ fingertips, is way for them to reflect and capture their diving memories straight after the event.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: Making it easier for students to log their dives = more accurate dive logging and happier customers who’ll want to come back and dive with you again.

#4 – Interactive format will enrich the learning and teaching experience. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch takes the existing high-quality course material and mixes it together with a range of videos, interactive quizzes and an intuitive navigation style that’s designed for mobile devices. This immersive format will help turn potentially tricky topics into fun and engaging sessions.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: Enjoyment and understanding of the dive theory will lead to rewarding sessions for both students and their instructions = positive experiences, which students will remember when booking their next course with you.

#5 – It supports the values of Project AWARE. In the age of eco-awareness, divers are encouraged to help protect the underwater environment by all means possible. By teaching with PADI Open Water Diver Touch instead of paper materials (where available), you’ll be using less paper, helping to combat marine debris and deforestation issues.

The Benefit to You: Helping your customers contribute positively towards conservation issues that are close to divers’ hearts = a feel-good factor that will encourage divers to choose your business.

Want to see more? Check out – and share with your potential customers – our PADI Open Water Diver Touch video.

To purchase or learn more about PADI Open Water Diver Touch, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at sales.emea@padi.com or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours, or visit the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pro’s Site where you can place orders 24/7, 365 days a year.

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

PADI Digital Product Suite

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Read the PADI Digital Product Suite Brochure
PADI App
The completely revamped PADI App is now available for Apple iOS- and Android-based devices and helps improve and increase user engagement, drive awareness of diving, and create a one-stop mobile experience for everything related to diving.

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PADI Library App
The PADI Library App provides access to the extensive PADI digital product library. New PADI digital products available through the PADI Library use interactive tablet and mobile device based files that are iOS and Android compatible.

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Trial eCard
Free 30-Day Trial eCards for New PADI Divers.

PADI Library App

Newly certified PADI Divers receive a free trial eCard for their recent certifications. These eCards, valid for 30 days, provide an immediate certification confirmation that divers can use while waiting for their permanent certification cards. The existing process does not change – this is in addition to any existing temporary cards (good for 90 days) your divers receive.

Touch Products
An industry first, Touch products offer a revolutionary, tablet-based option for a rich, interactive learning environment. Once purchased, Touch products are available for download through the PADI Library App. Also, all Touch products (except for the eRDPML Touch) include the certification card processing fee.

Open Water Diver Touch™

View the Touch demo video
Login to PADI Pros to read the FAQs on the Open Water Diver Touch, ReActivate Touch, and eRDPML Touch
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Certification Paks
Certification Paks bring the traditional crew-pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system. Currently, Certification Paks are only available for the Open Water Diver course. They are sold both to PADI Members and direct to consumers. The Certification Paks now available are the Open Water Certification Pak – Online and Open Water Certification Pak – Offline. All Certification Paks also include the certification card processing fee. Certification Paks will be available in additional languages and courses throughout 2015.

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline (Touch base product)
• Open Water Diver Touch
• Open Water Diver eManual
• eRDPML Touch / RDP Tables (digital)
• eTraining Dive Log

Open Water Certification Pak – Online (eLearning base product)
• Open Water Diver eLearning
• Open Water Diver eManual
• eRDPML Desktop / RDP Table (digital)
• eTraining Dive Log

Open Water Certification Pak – Lite (eManual base product)
• Open Water Diver eManual
• RDP Tables (digital)
• eTraining Dive Log

PADI Releases Open Water Diver Touch

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PADI introduces world’s most popular open water training system on tablets to connect more consumers with PADI Dive Centers and Resorts.

Continuing to lead the way in diver education and attract more divers to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, the PADI organization has launched the next evolution in the PADI Open Water Diver experience: the revolutionary PADI Open Water Diver Touch. An industry first, the Touch fuses state-of-the-art technology with proven PADI instructional design to deliver the excitement and experience of learning to scuba dive to consumers’ iOS and Android* tablets.

The Touch is a tablet-based version of the PADI Open Water Diver program – the world’s most popular scuba diving certification course. It integrates the PADI Open Water Diver manual curriculum, learning objectives and video clips into a rich, interactive learning environment. Since the Touch is a tablet-based application, no internet connectivity is required to view course content, although users must be online to complete Knowledge Reviews. So, student divers can conveniently access the knowledge development portion of the course at any time from any location. This increased accessibility makes the PADI Open Water Diver Touch extremely appealing to the ever-growing market of tablet users.“As consumer behaviors change, thPADI OW Touche dive industry must change to meet their expectations,” says Drew Richardson, CEO and President of PADI Worldwide. “Globally, tablet sales accounted for 48 percent of all PC sales last year. And, the worldwide tablet market is forecasted to grow 47 percent in 2014. Mobile devices have had the most rapid acceptance of any technology in history and people expect to do everything — including learn to dive — with them. The new PADI Open Water Diver Touch lets PADI Members give consumers what they want, and in the process, get them into their local PADI Dive Center or Resort.”

To further grow the industry and drive even more consumers through PADI Members’ doors, the PADI organization has also launched the new PADI Digital Library app, currently available for Apple iPad at the iTunes App Store. Consumers downloading this free app receive complimentary access to the PADI Open Water Diver Touch Introduction, which includes a call-to-action encouraging them to contact their PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in a course. The PADI Digital Library app will soon be available from the Google Play Store for Android devices as well. Consumers can purchase the complete PADI Open Water Diver Touch from PADI Members.

Want to learn more about the PADI Open Water Diver Touch? Contact your PADI Regional Manager or Sales Consultant. If you’re not a PADI Member and would like to learn about all of the innovative PADI products and membership benefits, contact your PADI Regional Headquarters and join the leaders in scuba diver education today.

PADI – The Way the World Learns to Dive®

*iOS version available now. Android version to follow.

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Tel: +44 (0) 117 300 7234
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