Last Chance to Register- PADI Business Academy Sydney

This is your last chance to register for the upcoming PADI Business Academy in Sydney on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June, 2018.

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Do you want to enhance your multi-channel marketing and business strategies this year and improve the overall effectiveness of your initiatives? Learn how by attending our two day PADI Business Academy in Sydney.

This two day Business Academy will focus on topics such as:

  • Elements of a Successful Website
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Pricing
  • Email Marketing
  • PADI’s Digital Space
  • Business Management
  • Social Media & Video
  • Tourism & Niche Markets

There will also be dedicated workshop time, where PADI staff will help you work on specific action plans for your dive operation.

The number of attendees is limited to ensure that the PADI Business Academy staff can really focus on you. Register today to make sure you don’t miss out!

Click Here To Register.

For more information, please contact your PADI Regional Manager or email  Brooke.McConnell@padi.com.au

You can also view the rest of the upcoming Business Academies for 2018 here.

 

PADI Business Academy- Sydney

Join us on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2018 in Sydney,  for our two day PADI Business Academy!

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This two day PADI Business Academy will aim to highlight the importance of understanding and evolving your business model to meet the needs of today’s consumers.

Over the course of the two days, attendees can expect to gain further knowledge on the following topics:

  • Website
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Pricing
  • Email Marketing
  • PADI’s Digital Space
  • Business Management
  • Social Media & Video
  • Tourism & Niche Markets

There will also be dedicated workshop time at the conclusion of the day, where PADI staff will help you work on specific action plans for your dive operation.

BONUS – EARLY BIRD OFFER
Register your place before Wednesday 16th of May 2018, to receive AUD $20 off the cost of your registration. Plus, with every third paid attendee, you will receive a fourth free. So get in quick and register your spot today!

Click Here To Register

The number of attendees is limited to ensure that the PADI Business Academy staff can really focus on you. Register today to make sure you don’t miss out!

For more information, please contact your PADI Regional Manager or email Brooke.McConnell@padi.com.au

You can also view the rest of the upcoming PADI Business Academies for 2018 here.

 

 

 

Register Now for PADI Rescue Workshop, Gold Coast

We are excited to announce that PADI Asia Pacific will be conducting a PADI Rescue Workshop held in the Gold Coast on Sunday 27th May 2018 at 9:30am.

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Open to all divers, regardless of certification level or training organisation, you will have the opportunity to practice your rescue skills and gain insights into additional rescue skills and qualifications you could earn in the future. So get in early and register your spot today.

Click here to register

To participate you will need to provide;

  • Diving equipment- must be in good working order and include a BCD, regulator, instruments, cylinder, exposure, protection suitable for 21-24 degree water and weights
  • Proof of diving certification
  • A current medial certificate showing you are fit for recreational scuba diving

Tickets are free of charge and numbers are limited so priority will be given to those that register in advance. Register today so you don’t miss out.

Contact your PADI Regional Manager or email instdev@padi.com.au for more information.

What Went Down at the Freediving New Zealand Depth Nationals 2018

If you’ve ever been curious about competitive freediving and what it takes to participate in a national competition, keep reading – we think you might be surprised. 


People say that freediving is about inward power, discipline and control – and this was acutely evident at Lake Taupo during the 2018 Freediving New Zealand Depth Nationals.

Competitive and recreational grade freedivers came together to take part in the three day competition. Many of the competitors hoped to walk away with a strong international ranking that they will take with them into future competitions.

Others, like New Zealander Ryan Hansen, are newer to competitive freediving and while they compete in the same disciplines (Constant Weight, Constant Weight No Fins and Free Immersion) the rules are more relaxed and they are here more for the experience of competition diving without so much of the pressure.

Ryan said “Having never been to a freediving competition before, going to the depth nationals was quite daunting. However as soon as I arrived I was welcomed and put at ease by the officials and other more experienced competitors. The atmosphere was supportive throughout the competition and I learned heaps. I will definitely be back next year”.

Each day of competition allows competitors to choose to do a different discipline each day or focus on one and submit the best for their final results. Competitors are required to announce the discipline of their dive and nominate the depth they will be attempting to reach.

Ryan finished in second place amongst the recreational male divers with dives of 21 metres for Constant Weight No Fins, and 30 metres in both Constant Weight and Free immersion.

Day one saw almost all competitors perform faultless dives including a National Record for Zimbabwe claimed by Matthew Woods in the Constant Weight No Fins discipline.

Day Two provided slightly more challenging conditions however judges saw several strong performances again.

Competition organiser Nick Rhodes believes that while it is incredible to see the performance of the competitors, the truly amazing part about competitions such as this is the sense of community.

“We have freedivers from different parts of the world, and completely different backgrounds, all here with a shared passion for the sport,” he said.

“For a sport that requires you to turn inward for strength while diving, there’s a real community vibe at competitions like this.”

PADI Regional Manager, Jen Clent, who was there over the three days of competition agreed.

“In freediving, rather than competitors feeling like they’re competing against one another, there’s a sense that they are competing against themselves. It is so great to see everyone sharing one another’s successes and just as strongly, the disappointment of an early turn or a red card.”

With successful dives ranging from 6 metres to 55 metres across both competition and recreational grades it really does go to show that these competitions welcome all level of divers and with the rapid growth of freediving, it’s only natural that more athletes will join this community of passionate athletes. Both Freediving New Zealand and sponsor PADI Asia Pacific are exciting to see just what that community grows into.

For the full list of results, visit the Freediving New Zealand Facebook Page.

Interested in becoming a PADI Freediver Centre? Talk to your Regional Manager to find out more.

Supercharge Your Dive Operation in 2018!

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Want to enhance your multi-channel marketing and business strategies this year and improve the overall effectiveness of your initiatives? Learn how by attending one of the PADI Business Academy programs below;

2018 SCHEDULE

PADI Business Academy (2 Days)

  • PBA Bangkok, Thailand – 15th & 16th May
  • PBA Bali, Indonesia – 23rd & 24th May
  • PBA Sydney, Australia – 27th & 28th June
  • PBA Cebu, Philippines – 16th & 17th October

PADI Business Lite (1 Day)

  • PBA Lite Fiji – 12th March
  • PBA Lite Shanghai – 9th April
  • PBA Lite Taipei – 25th June
  • PBA Lite Chennai, India – Date TBC
  • PBA Lite Beijing – 11th September
  • PBA Lite Brisbane, Australia – 12th September

PADI Business Academy OCT (1 Day)

  • PBA OCT Bali, Indonesia – 25th April
  • PBA OCT Koh Tao, Thailand – 8th December
  • PBA OCT Tawau, Malaysia – 12th December

PADI Business Academy OKT (1 Day)

  • PBA OKT Cebu, Philippines – 28th May

*Dates and locations subject to change, refer to the PADI Pros’ Site

or contact your Regional Manager for the latest information.

2018 PRICING*

2 Day Programs including Early Bird (EB);

PADI 5 Star Dive Shop PADI Dive Shop Individual Member
$339 (or $299 EB) $439 (or $399 EB) $539 (or $499 EB)

1 Day Programs including Early Bird (EB);

PADI 5 Star Dive Shop PADI Dive Shop Individual Member
$169 (or $149 EB) $219 (or $199) $269 (or $249 EB)

*Early bird (EB) discounts for bookings 6 weeks before date.

*4th attendee free with 3 paying attendees.

*Prices exclude GST – Applicable for Sydney & Brisbane.

PADI Business Academy; a two-day seminar that focuses on the current and potential business opportunities. Presentations and workshops include; Website, Customer Service, Sales & Pricing, Email Marketing, PADI’s Digital Space, Business Management, Social Media & Video, and Tourism & Niche Markets.

PADI Business Academy Lite; a one-day seminar that focuses on selected current and potential business opportunities. Presentations and workshops include; Website, Customer Service, Social Media and Sales.

PADI Business Academy Outbound Chinese Tourism; a one-day seminar that focuses on the outbound Chinese tourist market. Focused presentations and workshops include; Chinese Consumers, Website, Social Media, Content, Merchandising, Pro Opportunities, and E-commerce.

PADI Business Academy Outbound Korean Tourism; a one-day seminar that focuses on the outbound Korean tourist market. Focused presentations and workshops include; Korean Consumers, Website, Social Media, Content, Merchandising, and Sales.

Below are two recent testimonials from PADI Professionals:

“The PADI Business Academy is always a great opportunity to stay up to date with changes. I always learn something new that I can use to help improve my business.” Elaine Brett, Master Divers

“As a PADI Member it’s a must attend event to enhance your knowledge and stay updated.” – Lucia Palupi, Ody Dive Center

2018 CREDIT

Attendance at a PADI Business Academies will result in PADI Member Seminar credit for:

  • PADI Master Instructor applications
  • PADI Course Director Training Course applications

For more information and to register visit; 2018pba.eventbrite.com

 

Super Charge Your Dive Operation in 2018 and Beyond!

PADI-Business-Academy

Want to enhance your multi-channel marketing and business strategies this year and improve the overall effectiveness of your initiatives? Learn how by attending one of the PADI Business Academy programs below;

2018 SCHEDULE

PADI Business Academy (2 Days)

  • PBA Bangkok, Thailand – 15th & 16th May
  • PBA Bali, Indonesia – 23rd & 24th May
  • PBA Sydney, Australia – 27th & 28th June
  • PBA Cebu, Philippines – 16th & 17th October

PADI Business Lite (1 Day)

  • PBA Lite Fiji – 12th March
  • PBA Lite Chennai, India – Date TBC
  • PBA Lite Brisbane, Australia – 12th September

PADI Business Academy OCT (1 Day)

  • PBA OCT Bali, Indonesia – 25th April
  • PBA OCT Koh Tao, Thailand – 8th December
  • PBA OCT Tawau, Malaysia – 12th December

PADI Business Academy OKT (1 Day)

  • PBA OKT Cebu, Philippines – 28th May

*Dates and locations subject to change, refer to the PADI Pros’ Site

or contact your Regional Manager for the latest information.

2018 PRICING*

2 Day Programs including Early Bird (EB);

PADI 5 Star Dive Shop PADI Dive Shop Individual Member
$339 (or $299 EB) $439 (or $399 EB) $539 (or $499 EB)

1 Day Programs including Early Bird (EB);

PADI 5 Star Dive Shop PADI Dive Shop Individual Member
$169 (or $149 EB) $219 (or $199) $269 (or $249 EB)

*Early bird (EB) discounts for bookings 6 weeks before date.

*4th attendee free with 3 paying attendees.

*Prices exclude GST – Applicable for Sydney & Brisbane.

PADI Business Academy; a two-day seminar that focuses on the current and potential business opportunities. Presentations and workshops include; Website, Customer Service, Sales & Pricing, Email Marketing, PADI’s Digital Space, Business Management, Social Media & Video, and Tourism & Niche Markets.

PADI Business Academy Lite; a one-day seminar that focuses on selected current and potential business opportunities. Presentations and workshops include; Website, Customer Service, Social Media and Sales.

PADI Business Academy Outbound Chinese Tourism; a one-day seminar that focuses on the outbound Chinese tourist market. Focused presentations and workshops include; Chinese Consumers, Website, Social Media, Content, Merchandising, Pro Opportunities, and E-commerce.

PADI Business Academy Outbound Korean Tourism; a one-day seminar that focuses on the outbound Korean tourist market. Focused presentations and workshops include; Korean Consumers, Website, Social Media, Content, Merchandising, and Sales.

Below are two recent testimonials from PADI Professionals:

“The PADI Business Academy is always a great opportunity to stay up to date with changes. I always learn something new that I can use to help improve my business.” Elaine Brett, Master Divers

“As a PADI Member it’s a must attend event to enhance your knowledge and stay updated.” – Lucia Palupi, Ody Dive Center

2018 CREDIT

Attendance at a PADI Business Academies will result in PADI Member Seminar credit for:

  • PADI Master Instructor applications
  • PADI Course Director Training Course applications

For more information and to register visit; 2018pba.eventbrite.com

 

PADI Sponsors the Ocean Film Festival Australia & New Zealand for 2018

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March sees the return of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour return to Australia. The Ocean Film Festival World Tour will screen over 2 hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films related to the ocean from independent film makers both international and Australian. It includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics such as the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean related sports, coastal cultures and ocean lovers.

PADI is a great supporter of the Ocean Film Festival and is proud to be a 2018 sponsor. PADI Members will be present at the following screenings taking place across Australia this March. Come along to a screening and chat to a PADI Professional about PADI certification, scuba diving and protecting our oceans.

Screenings

Location Date Venue
Cairns 1-Mar Centre of Contemporary Arts
Cairns 2-Mar Centre of Contemporary Arts
Cairns 3-Mar Centre of Contemporary Arts
Canberra 2-Mar NFSA
Canberra 3-Mar NFSA
Sydney 5-Mar Randwick Ritz
Sydney 6-Mar Randwick Ritz
Sydney 9-Mar Seymour Centre
Sydney 10-Mar Seymour Centre
Sydney 13-Mar Orpheum
Sydney 14-Mar Orpheum
Sydney 15-Mar Orpheum
Byron Bay 6-Mar Byron Theatre
Byron Bay 7-Mar Byron Theatre
Townsville 7-Mar Riverway Arts Centre
Townsville 8-Mar Riverway Arts Centre
Gold Coast 8-Mar The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Noosa 9-Mar The J
Geraldton 10-Mar Queenspark Theatre
Margaret River 12-Mar Cultural Centre
Perth 13-Mar The State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth 14-Mar The State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth 15-Mar The State Theatre Centre of WA
Perth 16-Mar The State Theatre Centre of WA
Wollongong 16-Mar University Hall, UOW
Launceston 16-Mar Tramsheds
Hobart 17-Mar Farrall Centre, The Friends School
Adelaide 17-Mar The Capri Cinema
Broome 17-Mar Sun Pictures
Melbourne 20-Mar Crown Melbourne
Melbourne 20-Mar Crown Melbourne
Melbourne Astor 21-Mar The Astor Theatre
Forster 21-Mar Great Lakes Cinemas
Warrnambool 22-Mar Lighthouse Theatre
Newcastle 22-Mar Tower Cinemas
Avoca Beach 23-Mar Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Geelong 23-Mar Village Cinemas
Rosebud 24-Mar Peninsula Cinema
Proserpine 24-Mar Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Brisbane 10-Apr Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane 11-Apr Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane 12-Apr Brisbane Powerhouse
Darwin 10-Jul Deckchair Cinema
Alice Springs 13-Jul Araluen Arts Centre

Project Aware is the Ocean Film Festivals proud Conservation Partner. Project AWARE® is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers.

Want to get involved with Marine Conservation?

If you’re a certified diver, you can collect and report important data. Through Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris, remove marine debris on your dive and report the results. Together we make the ocean safer for marine life, and more importantly, information you report helps inform policy change. With your help, Project AWARE can use the information you report through Dive Against Debris to convince individuals, governments and businesses to act against marine debris.

Protect what you love and join citizens scientists everywhere. Join or lead a Dive Against Debris survey today.

There are a limited number of tickets available for each screening so be sure to get your tickets for the Ocean Film Festival before they sell out.

http://oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au/tickets/