Grow your business. Take the plunge and become a PADI Dive Center

Have you have been teaching independently for a while and pondering what might be your next step in developing your diving career? How about registering as a PADI Dive Centre?

As a member of the PADI Retailer and Resort Association you benefit from more than just the prestige of the PADI brand. You will be able to take advantage of a comprehensive suite of benefits guaranteed to drive more divers through your doors.

What benefits will you receive as a PADI Dive Centre or Resort?

  • High visibility via our PADI Dive Shop Locator
  • Store visits and business consultation: meet your PADI Regional Manager and receive individual and comprehensive support to grow your dive business
  • Regional Consulting Team: Sales and Training consultants dedicated to supporting your business
  • Exclusive sales offers
  • Extended business training with our PADI Business Academy and through our dedicated PADI Regional Managers providing you with the latest in the business of diving
  • Marketing support at your fingertips through the PADI Pros Site with marketing toolkits, email templates, a range of high resolution images and much more
  • Access to worldwide and regional events, such as Women’s Dive Day, giving you more exposure through our dedicated Event Locator, as well as event associated, exclusive dive centre merchandise

These are just a few reasons why in 2016 more dive centres and resorts joined the PADI Retailer and Resort Association (RRA) than ever before, and why RRA membership now exceeds 6400 members globally.

So take the plunge and become a PADI Dive Centre and be a part of unparalleled training standards, superior customer service and in-depth business support today!

If you have questions about becoming a PADI Retailer and Resort Association Member, please contact us at [email protected]

 

 

Revamped PADI App Launching Soon

The world has gone mobile and, led by the developing world, the mobile internet is now the new normal.

By 2017, an estimated 69% of the worldwide population will own mobile phones, 34% of which will be smartphones. – eMarketer, December 2013

So, when people want dive information, it makes sense that they use an app supplying everything they need, whenever they need it – the revamped PADI App.

An estimated 89 percent of time spent on connected mobile devices is spent using mobile apps. – Nielsen Media Research

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The first version of the PADI App provided access to the Dive Shop Locator, scuba diving news and PADI eCards™. The next iteration of the PADI App offers these features plus much more, including:

  • PADI Dive Shop and Resort Locator integration with ScubaEarth® dive sites.
  • Top dive destinations and information about what divers can see there.
  • Feeds from PADI social media and dive news.
  • Information about PADI courses, including ability to purchase Touch products and PADI eLearning programs.
  • Dive tools (such as digital dive tables), quick references (such as hand signals) as well as a variety of dive planning checklists and reminders.
  • The ability to log recreational and training dives within ScubaEarth from the PADI App.
  • Access to PADI eCards.
  • A direct link to the PADI Pros’ Site.
  • Access to PADI Gear collections.

Adaptive learning means that as users interact with the PADI App, it delivers a more personalized experience. It will, for example, present suggested course choices based on current certification level. This helps divers stay better connected to scuba diving and the services you provide.

The new edition of the PADI App will be available soon. Check the PADI Pros’ Site for more information and be sure to either download or update the revamped PADI App on your mobile device.