Join PADI at Anglesey ScubaFest this weekend!

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The Anglesey ScubaFest event is taking place this weekend (in North Wales, UK), and PADI is supporting activities with a PADI Pool Party at Holyhead Leisure Centre, along with a PADI Stand at Porth Dafarch beachfront, where PADI staff will be on-hand to answer visitor, diver and PADI Pros’ questions.

Plus, we’re giving away free PADI sunglasses and you can submit your scuba selfie for a chance to win a year’s free PADI Diving Society Membership plus a PADI goodie bag. Ask at the PADI stand for more details.

PADI Pool Party

PPP-logoThe Anglesey ScubaFest isn’t just about existing aquanauts having all the fun for themselves. Part of the fun is introducing new divers to the sport, helping them see for themselves why it is that we love to “get wet”!

This year, PADI is hosting a Pool Party at the Holyhead Leisure Centre. Tickets were provided on a first-come basis and this exciting event is now sold out.

This is the perfect opportunity for new divers to take their first breath underwater, and experience the weightlessness of inner space in a warm, safe and comfortable environment.

Besides PADI’s Discover programmes – and PADI goodies to take away – the Pool Party also features a get-together upstairs at the centre. PADI Pros will be on-hand to illustrate, explain and answer all your questions as required, helping new and existing divers shape their diving futures.

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August, 12-3pm at Holyhead Leisure Centre, Kingsland, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2YE     Telephone: 01407 764111

About Anglesey ScubaFest

It doesn’t matter what kind of diver you are, there is going to be a range of different activities for all levels, including a photography splash in competition and your opportunity to try out the latest equipment in the sea.

Boat launching is easy and there are some really stunning dives not far off shore. Plus there is storage for trailers / RHIBs overnight at the Anglesey Outdoor Centre. In addition there is a plethora of accommodation from credit crunch camping and hostels to B&B’s and hotels.

This not-for-profit event is a great summer social for divers of all levels, lovers of watersports out outdoor activities, and those curious to know more about scuba!

WOW, What a Show!

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show (TOATS) takes place at ExCeL, London over four days in February and is aimed at outdoor adventure seeking, enthusiasts with a love of all things exciting. Activities such as travel, photography, climbing, and watersports are represented at the show.

2014 saw PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa venture into TOATS for the first time and, WOW, what a show it turned out to be!  PADI partnered Canon Cameras UK to market scuba diving, land cameras and underwater photography. And with a hall full of adrenalin junkies for four days it wasn’t a surprise to see them flock to the PADI/Canon stand looking for another seat of the pants adventure.

PADI’s goal at TOATS 2014 was new diver acquisition for our PADI members.  With a Grand Prize Draw, worth a phenomenal £3,000, over 700 potential PADI divers of all ages queued up to enter the draw.  The lucky winner was announced on day four of the show and PADI has since marketed to the new leads captured as a result of exhibiting at TOATS.  We are delighted with the positive feedback we received from having a presence at TOATS 2014 and are excited with the opportunities this opens up to us for 2015.

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Passionate about scuba diving? Share the fun and get rewarded!

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Get your friends and family to experience the incredible underwater world during Into the Blue 2013, and you’ll all be rewarded with a range of free gifts!* All you need to do is take them to your local participating PADI Dive Center and show your PADI certification card.

Plus, selected PADI Dive Centers are even offering 2-for-1 on PADI Discover Scuba Diving bookings, so you can bring even more friends and family to share the adventure! Watch our special promo video by clicking here!

When: 21st-29th September 2013

How:  Just visit www.padidiver.eu/intotheblue and enter your postcode to get started

By booking a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience as part of Into the Blue 2013, your friends and family can take their first underwater breath in a safe environment under the supervision of a fully-qualified PADI Professional. What’s more, they’ll get to take away a range of benefits* too:

  • A 33-page colour guide to take home, packed full of tips and reminders
  • A limited edition certificate of participation
  • Access to a 90-day free trial of both ScubaEarth Premium and the Digital PADI Diving Society
  • A free PADI Discover Scuba Diving e-Card to recognise their diving experience
  • The first section of the PADI Open Water Diver Online course via PADI eLearning for free
  • A £20 voucher to redeem against the PADI Open Water Diver course
  • Free entry to win one of 50 limited-edition PADI Discover Scuba Diving t-shirts
  • An exclusive invitation to the Birmingham Dive Show in October, including a free ticket and presentation for Into the Blue 2013 participants only

Not only will you both get PADI branded gifts*, but when you accompany them and show your existing PADI certification card, you’ll  get a €10 voucher to spend on PADI Sportswear clothing as a reward too!

So, whether your loved ones are interested in marine life, shipwrecks or just the sheer tranquillity of scuba diving, the adventure will capture their lifetime’s imagination. By taking part in Into the Blue 2013, they will be able to join you as part of the global diving community and start their own journey to explore what really lies beneath the waves.

*See website for terms and conditions.

Join PADI this Saturday and Sunday for a fun-packed weekend at ScubaFest Anglesey

PADI388PADI will be sponsoring Discover programmes at ScubaFest Anglesey this weekend (31st August to 1st September) and it’s not too late to join us for a fun-packed weekend by the sea!

Prospective divers will be able to sign up for a free PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience with PADI Professionals. Sessions will be available between 2pm and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, at the Holyhead Leisure Centre pool complex.

Participants won’t just experience the unforgettable feeling of breathing underwater for the first time; they’ll also be able to bag a free limited edition PADI Discover Scuba Diving t-shirt, too!

To catch up with PADI Managers Simon Chance and John Carlin, or to find out about the PADI Discover programmes available during the weekend, just visit the PADI stand at the main Anglesey Outdoor Centre.

Anglesey Outdoor Centre: Porthdafarch Rd, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 2LP

Holyhead Leisure Centre Pool: Kingsland, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 2YE

The PADI Marketing team will be posting plenty of updates and photos throughout the weekend, so watch this space and we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about ScubaFest visit: www.scubafest.co.uk