Archive | March, 2015

New Positions Available at PADI Asia Pacific Office (Chinese Speaking)

26 Mar

PADI logoThere are two new positions available at the PADI Asia Pacific office in Sydney, Australia.

Marketing Coordinator – Chinese Marketing Specialist
We are seeking an English and Mandarin speaking Marketing Coordinator to specialize in Chinese marketing and join our dynamic marketing team.

Click here for the Marketing Coordinator job description.

Educational Consultant – Chinese Speaking
We are seeking an Educational Consultant (Chinese speaking) to join our expert Training & Quality Management team.

Click here for the Educational Consultant job description.

For more information about careers with PADI, visit padi.com.

 

The Importance of Continuing Education

25 Mar

It is proven that divers who complete training above and beyond the PADI Open Water Diver course will dive more often, invest in dive gear and most importantly – keep diving.padi_flowChart

As diving can be a seasonal activity for those in certain parts of the world, as we move season to season, summer to winter and between peaks and troughs in business, we need to look at ways of attracting new divers into the incredible world of scuba diving. One of the primary ways is to ensure that newly certified Open Water divers have the information and support to keep diving for fun, or to further their education.

Having information easily available for customers and students is imperative. Most Dive Centres and Resorts will have a database of customers which they can send information out to but it’s the Instructors and Certified Assistants that hold a great deal of face-to-face potential.

Are your staff trained in promoting continuing education? When asked about further education from divers, including specialty, professional and technical courses, are they prepared to give the diver the best information possible? If doubtful, then we highly recommended you run internal training courses.

Your PADI Regional Manager is here to assist and support your business so why not run an informal sales training evening for your staff? A simple course information night for your dive club would be a great start.

There are many possiPADI-TecRec-Flowchart-Horizontal-Online (1)ble presentations your Regional Manager can assist with so contact yours today for further information and make sure your divers keep diving, invest in quality dive equipment and share their ongoing passion of scuba with you!

Do you teach French or German speaking Students? Then this is for you!

20 Mar

With a growing trend of consumers moving towards mobile devices and interactive displays, it was only natural for PADI to continue to lead the way in technological advancements within the dive industry. Our Touch and Lite Digital Certification Paks are now available in both French and German and the exciting news is that there will be many more languages coming out soon.

These Certification Paks bring the traditional Crew Pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system and a welcome addition to the ever expanding PADI Digital Product Suite.

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline (Touch)

Includes:

  • Open Water Diver Touch
  • Open Water Diver eManual
  • Open Water Video clips
  • eRDPml Touch/RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log
  • Certifying Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?
PADI Library App, and ScubaEarth for the eTraining Dive Log

Who can purchase it?
PADI Members can purchase it via PADI Sales Consultants or the Online Shopping Cart.
Students can purchase it through padi.com

Do I need an internet connection?
This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to submit Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes, final Exam and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

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Open Water Certification Pak – Lite (online/offline)

Includes:

  • Open Water Diver eManual (PDF and online eBook)
  • RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log

Where do I find it?
PADI Library App, online Web Viewer and ScubaEarth for eTraining Dive Log.

Who can purchase it?
PADI Members can purchase it via PADI Sales Consultants or the Online Shopping Cart.

Do I need an internet connection?
This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to access the online eBook, to submit Knowledge Reviews and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department (tel + 61 2 9454 2888)

Don`t forget you can order anytime from the PADI Online Shopping Cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.

Over 1 Billion Reach for PADI Media Exposure in 2014

19 Mar

PADI is proud to announce that in 2014, our media and advertising efforts reached over 1 billion consumers.

Watch the video to find out how PADI is supporting PADI Professionals and PADI Dive Shops around the world with media and advertising.

For more information visit padi.com.

Richard Evans of PADI Asia Pacific receives Prestigious Risk Management Award

19 Mar

As part of the OZTeK Dive Conference & Exhibition, Richard Evans – Manager of Risk Management at PADI Asia Pacific – was presented with an award to acknowledge his Exceptional Contributions to the Growth & Development of Recreational Diving. Richard received the award during the OZTeK Gala Dinner held in Darling Harbour, Sydney, on Sunday 15th March. Over 200 attendees from the technical and recreational diving industry were present at the dinner to mark the culmination of the two day event.

Richard Evans Risk ManagementRichard has a long and distinguished risk management career including working in law enforcement in California, USA, for a number of years. Richard has worked for PADI for over 25 years, from three different offices around the world, and has overseen PADI’s risk management, quality management and diving related incidents. His responsibilities include attending court in support of PADI Members and acting as a liaison and appointed counsel for PADI Members, speaking both the language of diving and the law. In 2006, Richard also received another significant award from DAN Asia Pacific for his Contribution to Diver Safety.

Over the years, Richard has conducted hundreds of risk management and quality management seminars for thousands of PADI Members and industry attendees from around the world. Richard has also developed three popular risk management videos for the dive industry; The Duty of Care, Rush Hour, and Guided Dive. All these videos have benefited PADI Members in the area of risk management.

“I’m passionate about scuba diving and I’m also passionate about diver safety”, Richard explains. “The OZTeK award belongs to PADI Members for all the hard work they put into safe diving practices every day”.

Please join PADI in congratulating Richard on this fantastic achievement.

PADI conducts numerous PADI Risk Management Seminars throughout the year for PADI Members and key industry stakeholders. PADI also conduct Risk Management Seminars by webinar on a quarterly basis for PADI Members. Assistance for PADI Members for any Risk Management enquiries is available by contacting Mike Holme mike.holme@padi.com.au or +61 9454 2840, Alex Boulton alex.boulton@padi.com.au or +61 9454 2845, or Richard Evans richard.evans@padi.com.au or +61 9454 2841.

Contact PADI Asia Pacific for more information on +61 2 9454 2888 or email padi@padi.com.

PADI Online Shopping Cart: Digital Products Available 24/7

13 Mar

One of the great advantages of using the Shopping Cart comes when ordering Digital Products – these are available 24/7 through the Shopping Cart.

No need to wait until Sydney working hours – order anytime and receive the Digital Products onto your account almost immediately!

Enter the PADI online shopping cart by logging onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.

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How to start a new order?

A new order is started simply by choosing a product category such as ‘Courses’ in the left hand section of the page. After this, choose a sub-category and add an item to the cart.

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How to Order?

Online! Shopping on our website is easy and similar to any other streamlined online shopping experience you may have had. Explore our easy to use PADI Online Shopping Cart and be assured that ordering online is secure.

When your order is completed, an order confirmation page will be displayed with all the information regarding your order – including you order number. Please save or print this page for your record and a copy of the order confirmation will be emailed to your for your records also.

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How to add items to my order after I have placed the order?

Unfortunately, once the order is processed it is immediately sent to the shipping department and cannot be changed in the system. If it is during Sydney working hours please contact your PADI Sales Consultant.

What is the order status?

To see the status of your open orders on the Home page, look under Order Views, choose the Open Orders link.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. To use promotional discounts, credits or account terms on our Online Shopping Cart please contact your PADI Sales Consultant.

When will my credit card be charged?

You will not be billed until your product(s) are shipped.

How will the charge appear on the credit card statement?

The charge will appear on your credit card as: PADI Asia Pacific.

There are a multitude of products ready for dispatch today. Shop Now and receive your products almost immediately!

For more information, contact the PADI Sales Department (tel + 61 2 9454 2888) or view our step-by-step Online Shopping Cart How-To Guide.

View all your PADI Purchases and Invoices History – Easy, Fast & Simple.

6 Mar

As a PADI Member, you can view all your purchases and invoice history via the PADI Asia Pacific’s Online Shop on the PADI Pros Site.

This fast and simple process lets you access all your invoices whether related to product, membership or other purchases.

This is not just limited to the purchases made through the PADI Asia Pacific’s Online Shop.

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Simply log into the PADI Pros Site, click on the “Shop Online” tab and click the “My Account” menu to find the “Invoice History” link option.

For more information or assistance please contact customerservice.ap@padi.com.