PADI® is partnering with GoPro to present the three-part Evolution video contest series, which will run through October 2019. Whether it’s a sunken ship in your favorite quarry, an unforgettable turtle encounter or a freedive over a vivid reef, you and your divers have a shot at winning valuable prizes as you show off your video and editing skills. Best of all, the contests are a chance to increase your business by offering specialty courses and camera sales.
Over the past 50 years, PADI has been The Way the World Learns to Dive – and we couldn’t do this without our PADI Pros.
PADI Pros change countless lives each year by inspiring divers and teaching the skills required to explore the underwater world.
We want YOU to nominate a fellow PADI Instructor, Divemaster or Assistant Instructor who has had a significant impact on your path to becoming a PADI Pro. We want to hear how they inspired you, mentored you and developed your skills – and what makes them such a special part of your professional journey. Enter today and you could be in with a chance of winning top prizes from Suunto, Zeagle, BARE and Atomic Aquatics.
How to enter:
Complete the form on our contest entry page. We’ll need a few details about you and your chosen PADI Pro, and your written nomination (in 600 characters or less). You can also (optionally) upload a photo/video of you and your chosen PADI Pro. All entries must be received no later than 23:59 UTC on 11th December 2016 (visit the contest page for full terms and conditions).
We’ll choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners, and both the entrant AND their chosen PADI Pro will receive top prizes:
1st Place: The entrant wins a Suunto EON Steel Dive Computer and their Pro wins a Zeagle F8 Regulator!
2nd Place: The entrant wins a BARE Reactive Wetsuit and their Pro wins a set of Atomic X1 BladeFins!
3rd Place: The entrant and PADI Pro each win PADI Swag worth up to $100 each!
Stay up to date with your PADI Pro Benefits
Remember, being a PADI Pro is more than just a certification – it’s being part of a worldwide community with access to exclusive PADI Member benefits, including the PADI Pros’ Site, business and teaching support, and members-only promotions. If you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2017, visit this link to get started.
2016 marks PADI’s 50th Anniversary, and to help us celebrate this landmark event we’re calling on PADI Professionals and divers to share their favourite diving moments from the last 50 years.
Enter a photo, video or story today and you could win one of these incredible prizes: an Aqua Lung CORE Regulator, a GoPro HERO4 package, a Suunto D4i Novo Dive Computer, Vivid-Pix photo editing software or a PADI eLearning Gift Pass/Gift Bag.
The contest is open now and will close for entries on 10th July 2016 (23:59 UTC). Winners will be announced on 25th July 2016. Please visit the contest page for full terms and conditions.
Why not share…
- An incredible marine life encounter
- A memorable experience with your scuba students
- How and why you became a PADI Pro
Make sure you get your customers and student divers involved, too! They can share their top underwater memories or simply tell us what being a PADI diver means to them.
Top tip: Why not offer some themed events (like local marine life spotting or photography days) to help your students experience and capture some incredible moments under the surface. Make it easy for everyone to enter the contest by setting up a computer and connection for them to make use of e the post-dive briefings.
Click here to enter via the Contest Page
Tag your entries on Twitter or Instagram using #PADI50Years
3 Categories to Enter:
#1 – Share a Photo
A photo says a thousand words. Submit a photo which showcases your favourite diving moment to win a GoPro HERO4 package, PADI eLearning or Vivid-Pix photo editing software.
#2 – Share a Video
Manage to get your favourite diving moment on film? Let us watch it too! Submit your video to win an Aqua Lung CORE Regulator, PADI eLearning or Vivid-Pix photo editing software.
#3 – Write About it
Didn’t have a camera with you? That’s OK. Write about your favourite diving moment in 150 words or less and win a Suunto D4i Novo Dive Computer, PADI eLearning or Vivid-Pix photo editing software.
Renew your 2016 PADI Professional membership before 31 December 2015 and you’ll be able to take advantage of several exciting renewal offers:
#1 – Win a Suunto D6i
Renew before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a Suunto D6i dive computer in one of four colour options (stone, stealth, black or white excluding metal strap variants). PADI Pros that have already renewed their 2016 individual PADI membership will also be entered into the prize draw. Terms and Conditions apply.
#2 – Free PADI Digital Product
Complete your renewal before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able to take advantage of our free digital product renewal offer as a thank you for renewing, by choosing from either a free PADI Open Water Diver Touch or PADI Equipment Specialist Touch. That’s a benefit worth up to £65 / 88€ / 96CHF to you straight away. Find out more about PADI Digital products here.
To claim this offer, simply renew your membership and contact your PADI Sales Representative to claim your free Open Water Diver Touch or Equipment Specialist Touch today!
#3 – 5-for-4 on PADI Digital Products
Renew your PADI Professional membership and get the 5 for 4 offer on all digital products; that’s a saving of 20%!* Don’t miss this chance to save on PADI’s latest digital products – contact your local PADI Sales Representative to place your order and take advantage of this benefit for renewed PADI Professionals!
#4 – Automatic Renewal Discount
PADI’s Automatic Renewal service saves you even more money and registering is easy! Sign up to have your membership automatically renewed for 2017 and you’ll still get the discounted rate for your 2016 PADI Professional membership! Simply select the option to register for Automatic Renewal during your 2016 Online Renewal process to take advantage of this fantastic benefit.
If you have any questions about your PADI Professional renewal for 2016 please contact Customer Services by email (email@example.com) or telephone (+44 (0)117 3007234).
Together We’re #1 In Diving!
It’s no mystery why PADI is the world’s leading diver training organization. Members value the high quality of PADI materials and excellent customer service while divers get the benefits. All of this has made PADI the global leader and most trusted source for diver training since 1966.
*5-for-4 Offer ends 31st July 2016. Offer available only on multiples of five of the same product, not available as mix and match. Available to PADI Instructors who have renewed their PADI membership for 2016.
Between 1st and 12th December, take part in our brand new “12 Days of Scuba” contest and share with your students to get them excited about diving, too!
Every day an exciting new challenge will be unlocked – from photo competitions to creative tasks – and there’s a total of over $2,200 worth of Aqua Lung scuba goodies to be given away over the 12 days.
Prizes sponsored by Aqua Lung include: PRO HD BC, CORE Regulator, Alu Trio Torch, Impression/Linea Mask, Rashguards, Defense Dry Duffel and more!
To enter, simply visit 12 Days of Scuba contest via the PADI Facebook Page.
Click on the daily gift box to see the latest challenge and prize, and submit your entry before midnight each day to be in with a chance to win. You can complete as many or as few as you like, and winners will be announced throughout the 12 days on the contest page.
Make sure you bookmark the contest page and check back each day to enter the next challenge and see the latest winners.
Can YOU complete all twelve days?
For our Dives with a Difference contest, we’re looking for dive sites which are out of the normal scuba box – the places we don’t always dive every day, locations that need specialist training to access, or simply those which are a one-of-its-kind in the world. Dive sites such as…
- Missile silos and bunkers
- Underground caves, the cenotes and other sinkholes
- Diving under the ice
- Sculpture parks, memorials and hotels below the surface
- Craters, volcanos and altitude dives in the mountains
- Underwater forests, parks and ruins
- …surprise us with your most unusual diving destination!
If you regularly dive, teach, or run your PADI business from one of the world’s more unusual diving locations, submit a photo or video of your most extraordinary dive and you could win one of three cool prizes!
How to Enter
Enter your details on the PADI Facebook Page Contest Tab and upload either your photo or video along with a short description of your dive and what makes it unusual. Entries must be submitted before 11.59pm UTC on 16 June 2015.
PADI staff will shortlist 10 finalists after the entry period closes. These 10 finalists will be listed on the contest page for public vote between 19th-26th June 2015. The three entries with the highest number of votes will be chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners.
The Winner (1st Place) will get a GoPro video package which includes: One Hero4 Silver camera kit, 2X filters, 1 dive housing and 1 camera tripod.
Two runner up winners (2nd Place and 3rd Place) will each win a Quik Pod DSLR/POV Ultra selfie stick, a Quik Pod Floating Lanyard and a PADI Prize Pack/Swag bag.
We’re looking for a great photo to be featured as the 2015 PADI Diving Society membership card. The winner will get a certificate, a shout-out on the PADI Facebook Page and their image shared with more than 175,000 PADI Diving Society members worldwide (and over 1 million Facebook Fans).
How you can get involved:
Send us your best photos to take part, and more importantly, get your customers involved by sharing the contest details on your website, social channels and newsletters. Use this mobile-friendly URL – https://a.pgtb.me/jzHMTg
Top Tip: Why not run a special PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course to inspire divers to improve their camera skills and potentially snap the winning shot!
How to Enter:
Visit the PADI Facebook Page contest tab – the contest opens for entries on the 26th August 2014 (00:00 UTC).
Choosing a Winner:
PADI Staff will narrow down all entries to a handful of finalists after the first stage has finished on 14th September.
PADI Facebook Fans will then be able to vote for the final winner between 17-26th September. The final winner will be announced on/around 6th October 2014.
A low-res image is fine to enter the contest, but the original must be min 300 dpi and in the proportion of 9.56 by 6.4 centimetres/3.75 by 2.5 inches. The winner must provide the original image digitally and sign a photo release.
- Submissions can be marine life, divers or any aspect of scuba diving lifestyle
- Ensure the image meets Project AWARE guidelines (no touching or feeding marine life, no image of a creature outside its natural environment)
- Please do not add watermarks, copyright text or logos to the image
- For additional details, please read the official rules on the contest page
You don’t have to be a PADI Diving Society member to enter the contest, but if you’re interested in learning more about PADI Diving Society Visit padidivingsociety.com and join today.
To get an idea of what a winning image looks like, check out last year’s PADI Diving Society membership card: