In order to operate a thriving business within the scuba industry, diving professionals need to be more than just experts in the water – they’ll need to have specialist business knowledge, too.
As a renewed PADI Professional you have access to a wide selection of tools and training opportunities to help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to manage and grow your diving business efficiently and successfully.
These tools include courses such as the PADI Business Academy, print and online publications and live or pre-recorded webinars, and cover a variety of topics including:
Selling and conducting PADI courses and training
Marketing, eMarketing, advertising and social media tips
Boosting sales opportunities for courses, merchandise and equipment
Customer and stock inventory management with EVE
Developing and expanding your business into the wider market
To find out what support is available, contact a consultant in your local PADI Office or speak to your local PADI Regional Manager.
Remember: renew your 2016 PADI Professional Membership before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able take advantage of our special renewal offers. Find out more here.
The PADI Sales team have put together a fantastic festive hamper full of exciting branded merchandise for you to present and sell in your dive center over the holiday season.The hamper costs includes:
5 x Water bottle with Infuser (85207)
5 x Trolley Key Ring (86238)
5 x Shark Key Ring with Bottle Opener (82619)
6 x Black and Silver Gym Bags with Shark Design (80555BL)
5 x iContour Pen (85209)
1 x iPhone 6 Shark Design Case (85170)
1 x iPhone 6+ Shark Design Case (85171)
1 x Samsung S5 Shark Design Case (85172)
1 x Samsung S6 Shark Design Case (85173)
3 x Black Mug (82714)
3 x Red Beanie Hat (MKT80015)
You can order the hamper today for the price of just £99 / 129 euros (excluding VAT if applicable and shipping). This collection of 36 items would normally cost £182 / 235 Euros if purchased separately.
You will also receive a promotional poster in digital format which you can print and hang up in your dive shop, with spaces to allow you to write on your own prices for the products. If you run out of products you can simply re-order and re-stock (regular pricing will apply).
If you’re looking to give your scuba shoppers some inspiration for their festive gifts, Take advantage of this incredible hamper offer today! Just contact your PADI Sales Consultant or email email@example.com to place your order.
We are pleased to announce that the EFR Instructor Trainer schedule for 2016 has now been announced.
The EFR Instructor Trainer course includes online learning followed by a live knowledge development and practical element, which will be conducted on the dates shown below. This training enables successful applicants to offer EFR Instructor courses, making it particularly beneficial to those working at Instructor Development Centres or those involved in the IDC process.
In order to apply for a space at one of these events you must meeting the following criteria:
You can now purchase the materials necessary to kick-start your EFR Instructor courses at a special price!
For just £75 / 99 euros you can purchase all of the following:
EFR Instructor Trainer Guide (70093)
EFR Instructor Lesson Guides (70988)
EFR Instructor Exam (71850)
EFR Bag (82139)
EFR Key Ring (80079)
EFR Pen (85209EFR)
EFR Mug (80026)
EFR Hat (80028)
This collection of EFR Instructor essentials normally costs £132 / 154 euros!
This offer expires on 31st December 2015, so don’t delay! To order simply contact your PADI Sales Consultant on +44(0) 117 300 7234 during business hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting EFRIT15.
If you’re a PADI Professional and renew your 2016 PADI Membership before 31st December 2015, you’ll be eligible to receive a FREE copy of the PADI Open Water Diver Touch or PADI Equipment Specialist Touch product. That’s a benefit worth up to £65 / 88€ / 96CHF straight away!
PADI Open Water Diver Touch
The PADI Open Water Diver Touch is exciting, interactive and portable and leads the way into digital learning for your students. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch enables customers to prepare for their confined and open water dives anytime and anywhere without need for Wi-Fi access. They will be able to study the PADI Open Water Diver course syllabus, watch engaging videos that will enrich their learning experience, and test their knowledge with interactive quizzes. Learn more.
PADI Equipment Specialist Touch
The PADI Equipment Specialist Touch is a fully interactive and comprehensive digital product that teaches students about scuba systems, cylinders, regulators, rebreathers, instruments and more. This valuable tool provides a beautifully immersive look into equipment through short video clips and 3D rotating images, giving students a clear representation of how components fit and work together. Learn more.
How to get the offer
Simply complete your PADI Membership renewal for 2016 and you’ll receive an email which will contain further instructions on how to get your free Digital Product.
Want more digital madness?
Head on over to the PADI Online Shop and get 5 for 4 on all digital products*. That’s a saving of 20%! Just enter the following product codes when placing your order.
Open Water Diver Touch – RENDIG01
Open Water Diver Digital Certification Pak Lite – RENDIG02
Adventures in Diving Digital Certification Pak Lite – RENDIG03
Equipment Specialist Touch – RENDIG04
RDPML Touch – RENDIG05
Rescue Digital Certification Pak Lite – RENDIG06
ReActivate Touch – RENDIG07
PADI Freediver – RENDIG16
Coming Soon – Rescue Diver Touch
For more information, contact your local Sales Consultant at email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours.
*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.
Is this the first question you ask yourself when you are preparing to go diving? As a PADI Pro, perhaps it’s the first question your customers ask themselves after the meet and greet? Despite putting them in a ‘safe place’, our logbooks and certification cards have a tendency to disappear – especially after a long break from diving over the winter or between holidays.
To help avoid frantic searches, here’s 5 tips to help you – and your customers – keep hold of this essential diving accessory:
#1 – Logbook Binders
PADI training logbooks have three punch-holes for a reason: so that they can be stored safely in the PADI logbook binder. Get your students into the good habit of using the binder for storing their logbook and a pen so they are ready to log their dives at any time. Plus, in the front and back are spaces to store certification cards and the RDP.
2 – Logbook Pages and Card Holders
More experienced divers (including PADI Pros) who want to log their recreational dives can also add the red logbook or refill pages to the logbook binder (which also comes with three punch holes for this purpose). If you need more storage for certification cards you can get vinyl card holders, keeping everything tidy and safe in one place.
#3 – PADI eCards
Another possibility is to get an eCard. With an electronic certification card (eCard) on their mobile device, students can easily have their certification verified by any PADI Instructor or PADI Dive Center they are planning to dive with.
PADI eCards are stored in the PADI App so your students won’t need to worry about losing or forgetting their plastic certification card, and will be prepared for any impromptu diving opportunities whilst travelling.
PADI Open Water Diver students get an eCard for free for 30 days, after which time they can easily purchase one should they wish to. Renewed PADI Pros get pro-level eCards included as part of their membership benefits.
But the best tip is… don’t have a break! Keep diving! Don’t give your logbook the chance to disappear into the depths of your cupboards. Give your divers the opportunity to join you for fun dives, continued education or diving holidays. Keep them involved with socials and local events. You could even run a “logbook of the year” competition! No more lost logbooks for you and your divers!
Order PADI sales products and training materials 24/7, 365 days a year by using the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pros’ Site, or contact your local Sales Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours.