The updated PADI Dive Shop Locator (DSL) is now live in eight languages (with more to come) and makes it even easier for divers to find you. Here’s what’s new:
Responsive Design for Mobile Devices
The DSL was redesigned with mobile users in mind and is responsive to any device screen with familiar touch navigation.
The map uses familiar mapping functions like dragging, zooming and selecting a map entry for more information. Users can redo searches in new areas and rest the map to their current location. Plus, hovering in the results pane highlights the dive shop flag for that particular dive center on the map as a visual indicator of its location.
Premium upgrade listings are given higher priority in searches and are shown at the top of search results. These listings also provide a more detailed dive shop profile and display the dive store’s logo. Plus, you can now list the courses available at your dive center by editing the account tab under Premium Listing at the PADI Pros’ Site.
Sponsored Ads are now displayed with a yellow border in the results pane and yellow dive flag in the map area. As of 1st January 2019, advertisement display order will be randomized, which means anyone may be at the top of the results.
To take advantage of Premium Listing or Sponsored Ads, sign up via My Account > My Store Applications within your PADI dive shop PADI Pros Site account
While all dive centers and resorts are shown in an unfiltered search, Five Star and Premium listings are given weighted priority. There are numerous filters available but to improve search results, dive centers can purchase a Premium Listing or Sponsored Ad or upgrade to a Five Star membership level. The weighting system is a balance of Five Star status, Premium Listing status, distance from center and search keywords.
Check out the improved PADI Dive Shop Locator today and be sure to provide your comments by using the feedback button.