Archive | February, 2014

Job Vacancy: Sales Representative

25 Feb

The PADI Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters provides service to PADI Members and students within the Asia Pacific regional territory.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic internal Sales Representative to join our dynamic Sales team based in our office in Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia.

Working closely with both our internal Sales team and our Regional Managers you will liaise with existing customers to facilitate the purchase PADI products and services while providing exceptional customer service.

Your Key Duties include:

  • Primary point of contact with PADI Members for sales orders, administer and process orders
  • Build and nurture positive business relationships with PADI Members
  • Support our Regional Managers in the field
  • Advise PADI Members on new products, compatible products or alternative products, identify and utilize upselling or cross-selling opportunities
  • Handle associated sales enquiries e.g.: returns, stock availability and backorders

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • A PADI Instructor certification with industry based work experience is preferred
  • A good working knowledge of PADI Educational program and products is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in internal sales or customer service preferred
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Sales or Marketing desirable
  • MS Office computer skills with strong Excel skills

You should be results oriented, have excellent communication skills with a customer service focus and a team player.

We offer competitive salary, incentives and benefits as well as professional development opportunities. We have a great team culture and a friendly work environment.

You must have Australian citizenship or residency or hold an appropriate visa with the right to work in Australia.

To Apply: 

Please send your CV to:

Alison Vasek
Human Resources Manager
PADI Asia Pacific
Unit 3, 4 Skyline Place, FRENCHS FOREST NSW 2086, AUSTRALIA
Email: alison.vasek@padi.com.au
Ph: + 61 2 94542951

Applications close: Friday 14th March 2014

Product Announcement – PADI Deep Diver Material

24 Feb

Deep Dive with confidence

The PADI Deep Diver course has always been a popular PADI Specialty Course for your divers to gain more confidence and for you as PADI Professionals to give them the opportunity to explore the deep. Because as you know – it’s exhilarating.

Not only do they have fun, they also focus on making smarter decisions for a stress free, deep diving experience with an emphasis on safety.

To assist you schedule your next deep diver course – available for shipping from PADI Asia Pacific are the following PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course material:

Deep Diver Manual

For the Instructor:

Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Guide (product number 70238)

DVD – Conducting and Marketing PADI Speciality Courses (70846)

For the Diver:

Basic Deep Diver pak, contains the student manual and PIC, paper / online (79300SP/P79300SP)

Complete Deep Diver pak, contains the manual, DVD, speciality course completion certificate and PIC, paper / online (60016SP / P60016SP).

The Basic Deep Diver Pak is currently available in the following languages:

English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Polish – if you want to order or  know if other languages are available –  contact the PADI Sales Department  (tel + 61 2 9454 2888).

Don`t forget you can order anytime from the online shopping cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online

Don`t forget to direct your students on your website to padi.com for more information on the PADI Deep Diver Course and here for some deep diving tips

Facebook Tip: Graph Search

20 Feb

In March 2013 Facebook introduced the new and improved ‘Graph Search’ feature. As put by Facebook, Graph search lets you search for more than you’ve previously been able to find, including photos of and friends or co-workers, interests, or likes meaning you can discover things friends have in common that you never realized before, find new activity partners, discover great music similar to bands you already listen to, make your own travel guide, and more.

There are, however, many users who still do not have this feature enabled on their personal profile and we are regularly asked how to enable it.

To enable this feature on your Facebook page simply do the following:

  • Navigate to your ‘Setting’ by clicking the gear icon in the top right of your Home Page.
  • Change your language to ‘English (US)’
  • See the graph appear!

Facebook language

For more information on the Facebook Graph Search feature you can view this Facebook Help section.

TecRec Update Webinar

12 Feb

TecRec Update Webinar: Wednesday 19 February 2:00pm AEST

Please click here to register for the Webinar.

If you are teaching the variety of the TecRec programmes you will find attending the PADI TecRec Webinar very beneficial as we will discuss the latest developments. If you are thinking about joining the ranks of TecRec and Rebreather/CCR Instructors you will receive some in-depth information on how to reach your goal.

The webinar will be interactive, covering updates, errata and FAQs with plenty of opportunities for questions. Technical Diving Consultants from PADI’s Technical Diving Division will be hosting the webinar.

We look forward to you joining us.

Product Announcement – PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Speciality

10 Feb

“Fun Fun Fun!”

Want to offer more excitement to your divers? Want to extend their adventures – going further, staying longer, and seeing more? Well you can with an underwater propulsion vehicle and teaching the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Speciality Course.

The course guides your students in choosing a DPV for the right ride.

The only downside is when they start using them, they`ll want to have one all the time.

The following PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Speciality Course material is available for shipping from PADI Asia Pacific.With DPV`s reducing in price every day, if you haven`t already, now is the time to invest in a few scooters and teach the course.

DPV Specialty

For the Instructor:

DPV Speciality Course Instructor Guide (product number 70238)

For the Diver:

Basic DVP pak, contains the student manual and PIC, paper / online (79

309SP/P70309SP)

Complete DVP pak, contains the manual, DVD, speciality course completion certificate and PIC, paper / online (60167SP / P60167SP).

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department  (tel + 61 2 9454

2888) or you can order anytime from the online shopping cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online

Book your spot at a PADI Business Academy in 2014

7 Feb

PADI_BA_logo_v2 copyPADI Business Academy powers up again in Asia Pacific to revolutionize the Dive Industry. Follow up results from PADI Members in Asia Pacific revealed that the group of 108 PADI Retailers and Resorts who completed the PADI Business Academy in 2013, enjoyed an average increase of 13.6% in diving certifications compared with 2012, highlighting the tangible benefits that PADI Business Academies provide for PADI Dive Centres and Resorts.

PADI Business Academy is a hands-on workshop where you’ll explore the latest modern-day business techniques and walk away from the two-day program armed with tools to implement strategies most valuable to your business.

PADI Asia Pacific is looking forward to working closely with PADI Dive Centres/ Resorts through a follow up eMarketing Consultation after a Business Academy completion, ensuring you get maximum success from the program.

PADI will present the latest updates from the following topics:

  • Is Your Website Working For You?
  • Blogging
  • Facebook
  • You Tube
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • Email marketing
  • ScubaEarth
  • eLearning
  • Marketing to Chinese speaking customers

To ensure a custom-tailored learning environment, the number of attendees is limited, so that Business Academy staff can really focus on you. So don’t delay – contact your PADI Regional Manager or complete the Registration Form and send to Lisa Romeo; lisa.romeo@padi.com.au to enrol in a PADI Business Academy program and prepare to transform your business for success in 2014.

If you have not yet attended a Business Academy, we strongly encourage you to not miss out and sign up for a Business Academy today.

Six two-day Business Academy programs are scheduled across Asia Pacific for 2014. Check out the dates and locations and get ready to power up your business!

2014 Calendar – Business Academy in Asia Pacific

City

Dates

Venue

Manila, Philippines 14th – 15th May Intercontinental, Manila
Bangkok, Thailand 20th – 21st May Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park
Bali, Indonesia 3rd – 4th June Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel
Sydney, NSW, Australia 17th – 18th June Rydges, Sydney Airport
Auckland, New Zealand 23rd – 24th June Holiday Inn Auckland
Melbourne, VIC, Australia 6th – 7th August Hemisphere Conference Centre and Hotel

GoPro Hero3 ScubaEarth Video Contest

4 Feb

As every diver knows, it’s nearly impossible to describe the underwater world in mere words. And while there’s nothing like actually being there, a great underwater video can enchant even the stodgiest land-lubber. So PADI has partnered with GoPro to incentivize divers to create and share underwater videos.

Divers who upload a video to YouTube or Vimeo and post it to ScubaEarth will be eligible to win a new GoPro Hero3+ with underwater housing, mount, and two filters. A new winner will be selected each month from February through July 2014.

ScubaEarth Go Pro contest

Here are the specific details of how to enter:

1. Divers sign in or create a free account at scubaearth.com
2. Upload the scuba video to YouYube or Vimeo and copy the link.
3. Post the video to the media gallery by clicking the Media Upload button

ScubaEarth Go Pro contest
4. Send a message to the ScubaEarth Community Manager* with a link to the video.

ScubaEarth Go Pro contest

5. A new winner will be chosen each month from February through July 2014. ScubaEarth members can enter up to two videos per month – and yes, PADI Pros are eligible to enter!

Videos should be no more than 5 minutes in length and promote the scuba diver lifestyle including topside and/or underwater highlights of a dive destination including, but not limited to, underwater animal life and divers exploring the underwater world. Videos that include footage of divers touching marine life or the reef, including artificial reefs such as wrecks, will be disqualified.

For additional details, including the official rules, visit scubaearth.com/goprovideo.

* Every ScubaEarth member is automatically associated with the ScubaEarth Community Manager, but if you are such a popular diver that you can’t find the Community Manager amongst all your buddies, use the search box to locate the Community Manager’s profile.

ScubaEarth Go Pro contest