Events – National Watersports Festival and Leeds Triathlon

It’s that time of year when things are heating up and people are looking at what to do

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with their summer. At PADI we try to aim our Marketing at both Divers and importantly non-divers. This means when we look at events to attend we try to think about how it would benefit our members. By this I mean we work hard to put our brand in front of people who will take note and then actively seek out a PADI Professional to learn (and hopefully continue to learn) to dive.


With that said we have to very exciting events coming up this over the upcoming weekend 8th – 10th of June.

The first is one that PADI has supported for a number of years – National Watersports Festival. (#NWF2018)
The National Watersports Festival is aimed at water sports enthusiasts Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayak, Dinghy Sailing. So already keen on enjoying themselves on the water but missing all the good bits below the surface.
With Families, Camping, Parties, Taster Sessions and a great atmosphere theirs little wonder why we have been getting so much interest in people wanting to learn to dive. The great benefit for yourselves as a PADI Pro is that the attendees are from all over the country and when they return home they have seen diving and how easy it fits into their lifestyle.  I was speaking with a Pro Windsurfer who travels all over the globe to compete and train, but there are often days with poor conditions for Windsurfing. Poor conditions for Windsurfing would often mean great conditions for SCUBA.

I am very much looking forward to being there and working together with Dive Rutland and other Manufacturers to offer DSD’s at Rutland Water.

The second event this weekend is the Leeds Triathlon. Taking place at the  Roundhay Park and finishing in Leeds City Centre, it is going to be quiet an event.
As part of the ITU World Triathlon Series, Leeds Triathlon is aimed at both Elite athletes and first-timers Triathlon try’ers. People who are active, enjoy a number of sports including the water, are used to spending good money to get high-quality training and equipment. PADI is going to be in the heart of the action at Roundhay Park.

I am really looking forward to presenting diving to everyone and working with Scuba Leeds and other Manufacturers to offer DSD’s and advice.

Again as this is a national event there will

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be families and athletes from all over the country and further afield who will have seen diving and how it can fit into their lives.


At both events, we will be pointing all to their nearest PADI Dive Centre.

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