How to inform PADI about my DAN Europe insurance

Text by Laura Marroni Exec. Vice President Planning & Administration, DAN Europe Foundation, Continental Europe Office DANEUROPE.ORG

DAN Europe, does offer three plans which include such a coverage:

  • Pro Bronze
  • Pro Silver
  • Pro Gold

All of them cover third party liability and legal defence up to €4,000,000.

Whenever you take out any of these plans, you can take advantage of a useful service:

You can request a notification to be sent to PADI EMEA right after completing your purchase, informing them about the insurance you have just activated.

How to do so? Take a look at the following pages to find it out.

Suppose you are a new DAN user and you go for a Pro Silver.

First off, you start the online process via the DAN Europe website by clicking on “Join / Renew

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After setting up your own DAN account (or logged on to your existing one), you are supposed to choose a plan. Recall you want a Pro Silver, so this is the page you end up on:

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Now, pay attention to the box whose title is “Training agency”.

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If you wish a notification to be sent to PADI EMEA upon completing the purchase process, you need to:

1. Tick the box dan-1

2. Click “Edit Training Agencies” and look for PADI EMEA on the list of organizations.dan-2

3. Type your PADI number in the box on the right. If you haven’t been assigned a PADI number yet, you can select “pending”.dan-3

4. Click on “Save” and this will come out.dan-4

Please note that no notification has been sent yet.

As soon as you complete the process and your payment is confirmed, we will automatically send a message to PADI EMEA stating that you have just purchased a Pro Silver plan.

This will save you time as you will take out your insurance and inform PADI about it in one go.

September Winner for PADI Member Recognition: Orangeshark Diving Centres

Every day – from around the world – divers send PADI a steady stream of correspondence complimenting PADI Dive Centers and Resorts for outstanding customer service.

Each month, the PADI Member Recognition Committee reviews these submissions and selects one PADI Dive Center or Resort Member to be recognized as a global winner, an achievement which also features on the home page of the PADI Pros’ Site.

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa is proud to announce that Orangeshark Diving Centres (S-22593, Malta) were selected as the Diver Education Center of the Month for September.

Their achievement follows a nomination by customer Andrew Rafferty:

I would like you to record my formal congratulations for the centre manager Steve Watkinson and Instructor Oliver Weissensteiner for the way in which they delivered the Scuba Diver course at the Orangeshark resort at Golden Sands, Malta.

As a headteacher I was impressed with the way in which the team balanced the elements of learning new skills, enjoyment, and ensuring the health and safety of the participants, which in this case meant meeting the expectations of my 16 yearold stepson and me, some 40 years older.

I also appreciated the communication between team members. After each dive and returning to centre it was obvious that the centre manager, Steve, had already been briefed by his instructor and had made decisions about how the next part of the course should run.

Our Instructor, Oliver, I feel, should be commended for his attention to detail and his thoroughness at every point in the course.  He is obviously a skilled diver, but a patient teacher too.  On a related note, the trainee Alex who accompanied us was also very supportive.

Their combined skills made our first diving experience memorable. Indeed we were so impressed with Steve and Oliver that we intend to return to Malta to further our skills and attain Open Water Diver standard.

Congratulations to Orangeshark Diving Centres for this exceptional achievement and for their professionalism and dedication to diver training and customer satisfaction!

Want to nomination someone for a future award? If you have experienced outstanding service, or have received praise from a customer and would like to nominate a PADI Member for the PADI Member Recognition awards, please send your nominations to prra.emea@padi.com.

New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – September 2015

New PADI Businesses

This August, PADI has welcomed 11 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 6 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  • Buceonaturas, S-25003, Spain
  • 4 Divers, S-25035, Netherlands
  • Piraeuscuba Diving, S-25028, Greece
  • Euro-Divers Utopia Beach, S-25041, Maldives
  • Shop4Divers, S-24994, Poland
  • S/Y Amazing Grace, S-25062, Seychelles
  • Diving Dragonera, S-25042, Spain
  • Dorset Diving Services, S-25061, England
  • Bateel Diver, S-25036, Saudi Arabia
  • Atmosphere Aqua Club Helengeli, S-25045, Maldives
  • Learn to Dive Today, S-25060, South Africa

Upgraded Businesses

  • Gran Canaria Divers, S-22677, Canary Islands
  • Diving Academy By Mandel Diving Center, S-23609, Italy
  • Adventure Diving Malta, S-24264, Malta
  • Dive&Drive, S-22134, Russia
  • Arab Diver, S-22719, Saudi Arabia

Awards Received

  • Island Divers, S-23318, Maldives – Green Star Award

Welcome and congratulations to all of the above PADI businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – August 2015

New PADI Businesses

This August, PADI has welcomed 11 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 3 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  • Scuba Place, s24992, England
  • Ras Musandam Diver, s24996, Oman
  • Cipreia LDA – Sesimbra, s24439, Portugal
  • Cipreia LDA – Lisboa Alfragide, s24438, Portugal
  • Cipreia LDA – Algarve Lagos, s24707, Portugal
  • Skegness Aquarium, s24997, England
  • DiscoveryDivers Veenendaal, s25005, Netherlands
  • Cool Divers, s25008, Egypt
  • AegeanSeals Diving Center, s25009, Greece
  • Alphonse Island Lodge Ltd, s25007, Seychelles
  • Gold Stars Diving Center, s24819, Egypt

Upgraded PADI Businesses

  • SeaOman Dive Academy Mussanah, s23348, Oman
  • Island Divers, s23318, Maldives

Awards Achieved

  • 4Sub, s23406, Italy (TecRec)

Welcome and congratulations to all new and upgraded PADI businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

Win with PADI: The PADI Value Proposition

PADI is committed to the growth and prosperity of the scuba diving industry. Whether it’s through preserving the ocean we explore or creating innovative ways to teach the sport, PADI’s main focus is its members. PADI develops, maintains and supplies our industry with the most advanced dive training materials found worldwide.Specifically, the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations provides PADI Members with techniques and solutions to staying competitive and successful in today’s marketplace.

As a member of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations you benefit from more than just the prestige of the PADI brand. You also get a comprehensive suite of benefits guaranteed to drive more divers through your doors.

PADI Value PropositionTogether we’re #1 in diving!

New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – July 2015

New PADI Businesses

This July, PADI has welcomed 13 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 10 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  • KSSC Dive Center, s24950, Kuwait
  • Ocean Tribe, s24952, Kenya
  • Sailors Marina, s24955, Saudi Arabia
  • M/Y Hayama, s24959, Greece
  • Bubble and Dive – Lakeside Paradise, s24960, Belgium
  • Campus Vast, s24967, Sweden
  • Aquarius Diving Club – Sharm, s24971, Egypt
  • Mzansi Scuba Diving Academy, s24964, South Africa
  • Silver Sands – Group HQ, s24975, Maldives
  • Checkers, s24980,Germany
  • Nomad Ocean Adventures Fujairah, s24984, UAE
  • Luckydivers, s24986, Germany
  • Tauchschule Mertin, s24981, Germany

Upgraded PADI Businesses

  • Dune Diving Center, s32032, Egypt
  • Open Water La Herradura, s23629, Spain
  • Kalypso Dive Center, s3764, Greece
  • Nature Explorer, s799457, Spain
  • Scuba.co.za, s23154, South Africa
  • Diving Center Fornells, s798188, Spain
  • Blue Water Diving, s24879, Canary islands
  • H2O Diving Academy, s23638, Austria
  • Saltstraumen DykkeCamp, s22397, Norway
  • Pro Dive Mauritius, s23954, Mauritius

Awards Achieved

  • Aquamatic.pl, s35763, Poland (TecRec)
  • Scuba Shack, s32104, England (TecRec)
  • Nomad Ocean Adventures Fujairah, s24984, UAE (TecRec)

EFR Centres

  • Gulf Test Safety Consultancies, s24943, UAE
  • Al Jood Quality Consultancy & Technical and Profes, s24938, UAE

Welcome and congratulations to all new and upgraded PADI and EFR businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – June 2015

New PADI Businesses

This June, PADI has welcomed 21 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 6 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  •    Scubandros, s24867, Greece
  •    Octopus Diving, s24889, Spain
  •    Norway Dive, s24888, Spain
  •    Blue Ocean Divers, s24900, Denmark
  •    Nautilus Dive Center, s24903, Greece
  •    Itouch Blue Diving Centre, s24901, Maldives
  •    Diving Academy, s24912, Lithuania
  •    Wonderful Dive, s24877, Egypt
  •    Wonderful Dive, s24907, Egypt
  •    Dyk Fyn ApS, s24915, Denmark
  •    Buceo La Restinga, s24920, Canary Islands
  •    BlueDaloo Diving School, s24921, Italy
  •    Ocean Addicts, s24923, Spain
  •    Excel Scuba Tenerife, s24924, Canary Islands
  •    Northdiving Lanzarote, s24925, Canary Islands
  •    SeaOman Dive Academy Muscat – The Wave Marina, s24847, Oman
  •    Kyrenia Scuba, s24930, Cyprus
  •    diveOceanus Royal Island, s24866, Maldives
  •    Mediterranean View Diving Center, s24936, Greece
  •    AquaPlus, s24882, Germany
  •    Dive Systems Romania, s24934, Romania

Upgraded PADI Businesses

  • Espiritu de Buceo, s24642, Spain
  • Dive Atlantis, s22709, UAE
  • Scubamaster Co, s35552, Bahrain
  • Buceo Carboneras, s798359, Spain
  • Emirates Divers Centre, s22322, UAE

Awards Achieved

  • Lanzarote Dive Centre, s23813, Canary Islands – TecRec Award

Welcome and congratulations to all new and upgraded PADI businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – April 2015

New PADI Businesses

So far this year in just the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, PADI has welcomed 100 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 62 membership upgrades for businesses committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

Last month alone, an impressive 22 new members were welcomed, and 13 upgrades processed. Welcome and congratulations to all new and upgraded PADI businesses!

For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

PADI Store Birthdays in October 2014 for regions 11 and 16

Congratulations and a massive thank you from Terry Johnson and Matt Clements to the following UK & Ireland PADI Retailer and Resort Association members this month for the following anniversaries:

20 Years

S-7801 – Ocean View

18 Years

S-7953 – Rec N Tec

17 Years

S-3397 – Hydroactive Outdoor Pursuits

S-3404 – A. W. S. Atlantic Watersports

15 Years

S-3639 – Chiltern Divecrew Training 2012

S-3641 – Hampshire Divecrew Training 2012

S-3635 – DV Diving

14 Years

S-3773 – Divers Down

S-3762 – In Deep

S-3778 – City Divers

13 Years

S-32104 – Scuba Shack

S-32106 – Ocean Turtle Diving Limited

S-32085 – Berkshire Divecrew Training 2012

11 Years

S-32388 – Timuna Sea

S-32393 – Mevagh Dive Centre

10 Years

S-35061 – Christal Seas Scuba

9 Years

S-35195 – Harlyn Dive School

5 Years

S-21576 – Durham City Scuba

4 Years

S-22097 – Birstall College of Diving

3 Years

S-22680 – Lets Go Scuba

2 Years

S-23324 – Diveheart UK

1 Year

S-23894 – Essex School of Diving

S-23905 – Purple Turtle Diving

PADI Store Birthdays in April 2014 for regions 11 and 16

Congratulations and a massive thank you from Terry Johnson and Matt Clements to the following PADI Retail and Resort Association members this month for the following anniversaries:

22 Years

S-2605 West Wales Dive Company

21 Years

S-2831 The Dive Zone Ltd

14 Years

S-3715 DiveStyle
S-3723 Above & Below Dive Centre
S-3674 Go-Dive Scuba Centre

13 Years

S-32043 Aquaholics

12 Years

S-32157 Wirral Sports – Diving & Watersports
S-32163 Aquatechnique Scuba School

11 Years

S-32317 Vobster Quay Diving Centre
S-32322 Fourth Element Diving

10 Years

S-32492 Sunderland Scuba Centre
S-32494 Glaciere Diving & Sailing

9 Years

S-35129 Scubaco Ltd

7 Years

S-35493 Just U Dive Ltd
S-35502 Discover Diving

6 Years

S-35686 The Tribe Discover Scuba Ltd
S-35687 Odyssey Dive Centre Ltd

4 Years

S-21850 Dive Rutland

3 Years

S-22404 OceanAddicts (M/V Embarr)

2 Years
S-22965 Aquatrek Divers