Download the 2013 PADI Instructor Manual

The 2013 PADI Instructor manual is now available as a free download for renewed PADI Professionals.

After logging in to the PADI Pro’s Site, click on Training Essentials from the main menu then choose Digital Instructor Manual.

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On the next screen you’ll see several language options. Click the language you wish to download and save the PDF to your computer or other device. Below the language list is an (English only) option to download a summary of the changes from the 2012 to 2013 PADI Instructor Manual.

2013 PADI Instructor Manual

Teaching an IDC? Be sure candidates download a copy of the new manual and continue to update it with subsequent training bulletins. The Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam at the IE are updated regularly to reflect the most current standards. This is also an excellent way of instilling the good habit of referencing the latest materials before teaching any PADI programs.

EFR Instructor Trainer Course

PADI Asia Pacific’s Instructor Development team would like to inform you of EFR Instructor Trainer programs to be conducted in the Asia Pacific region in 2013.

EFR Instructor Trainer Course

Demand continues to grow for EFR Instructors, particularly with the OWSI exit requirement. This program is conducted using a mix of online study and practical sessions. Upon registration you will receive information on how to access the online portion of the program which must be completed prior to attending the practical skills training and assessment portion of the program.

To attend the standard EFR Instructor Trainer Course you must:

  • Be a current EFR Primary & Secondary Care and Care for Children Instructor.
  • Have issued 25 EFR Course Completion Authorisations or taught at least 5 separate EFR courses.
  • Have no verified quality assurance issues on file within the past 12 months.

To attend one of these programs, please select a registration button below to be taken to our online registration page. Once the course pre-requisites have been checked and met, we will send you a link to EFR IT Online.

Any members considering applying for the 2013 Punta Cana CDTC should consider the programs below as they all fall before the application cut-off (25 March).

EFR Instructor Trainer – Pattaya – 28 February, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Bali – 04 March, 2013.
EFR First Aid At Work (FAW) Instructor Trainer Program – Sydney – 11 March, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Kota Kinabalu – 15 March, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Cebu – 24 March, 2013.

 Any members considering applying for the 2014 Kota Kinabalu CDTC should consider these programs as they all fall before the application cut-off (01 December).

EFR Instructor Trainer – Phuket – 05 September, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Kota Kinabalu 2 – 14 September, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Puerto Galera – 30 September, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Auckland – 07 October, 2013.
EFR Instructor Trainer – Bali 2 – 07 October, 2013.

We look forward to seeing you at an EFR IT program soon.

ScubaEarth ‘How To Videos’

ScubaEarth ‘How To Videos’ are now available on the PADI Pros youtube channel.

These short 1-2 minute videos show step by step how to set up your profile, promote staff, add manufacturers to your gear locker and more.

Stayed tuned for more videos coming soon.

PADI Business Academy – Dates for 2013

PADI Retailers and Resorts around the world have the opportunity to power up at PADI Business Academies again in 2013. Through six hands-on workshops, the PADI Business Academy curriculum delivers proven tactics and techniques you can immediately implement in your business. During the two-day PADI Business Academy, you’ll receive targeted, contemporary business training custom-tailored to your specific needs that will help increase your bottom line. More than 450 PADI Retailers and Resorts attended the programs in 2012 that included information, tools and workshops on how to improve websites, Social Media Strategies, customer relationship management, Sales Training, Pricing Strategies and PADI eLearning® Strategies. Six two-day Business Academy programs are scheduled for 2013 and space is strictly limited.

Below are the dates and locations for the PADI Business Academies in Asia Pacific.

The full brochure and registration forms are available on the PADI Pros’ Site.

BA 2013

For further assistance contact your PADI Regional Manager or PADI Customer Service Team. Please note that dates and venues are subject to change.


Project AWARE Foundation: Program and Outreach Coordinator

Want to be part of a team driving ocean protection? A position is available with Project AWARE Foundation for a Program and Outreach Coordinator based in Sydney. Deadline for applications 15th Feb 2013.

Project AWARE

Project AWARE Foundation
Program and Outreach Coordinator 

Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization.

The Program and Outreach Coordinator maintains and develops Project AWARE’s marine conservation programs and engages the dive community in strategic conservation actions while supporting future program development.

Maintains AWARE’s Marine Conservation Programs by:

  • Managing AWARE’s conservation databases and data collection activities.
  • Evaluating, reporting, analyzing and using data collected to achieve program goals.
  • Developing resources that help drive involvement in AWARE’s marine conservation activities.
  • Assisting the development and implementation of programs and monitoring and reporting on progress.
  • Reviewing, editing and commenting on reports, communications and policies.
  • Tracking, analysing and recommending action on conservation issues.
  • Participating in various conferences, public and government meetings, as required.
  • Assisting in other areas of AWARE activity, such as fundraising and communications, as required.

Engages the Dive Community in AWARE Conservation Activities by:

  • Building and growing AWARE’s base of support within the dive community.
  • Building and cultivating relationships with local AWARE leaders.
  • Increasing engagement in regional actions and activities through targeted campaigns.
  • Effectively utilize AWARE’s website and social media to highlight the efforts of the dive community.
  • Identifying opportunities to maximise outreach and community support for existing and future programs.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of online and offline campaign tools, training, actions, etc.


  • Degree in Marine Biology/Marine Resource Management/Political Science or similar.
  • At least 2 years experience in the conservation field and/or marine campaigns, education or outreach
  • PADI Instructor preferred and/or dive industry experience.


  • Strong commitment to serve the mission and goals of Project AWARE.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and coordinate several projects with globally distributed virtual teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influential and presentation skills.
  • Ability to represent the organisation to all levels of the community.
  • Political sensitivity with ability to remain diplomatic within all interactions, internal and external.
  • Understanding of environmental legislation and policy.


  • Strong computer skills: Working knowledge of MS Office, familiarity with databases, internet and intranets.
  • Team player with a global perspective.
  • Dedication to customer service and satisfaction.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • English fluency required and any additional Asia Pacific regional languages preferred.

We offer a challenging and rewarding career, competitive salary and an excellent work environment.

To apply:

Please send your CV to:
Alison Vasek
Manager, Human Resources
PADI Asia Pacific


Applications closing date:   Friday, 15th February 2013

Project AWARE: Extinction is NOT an Option, CITES Leaders Must Vote Yes

This article is courtesy of Project AWARE.

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PADI Asia Pacific and Project AWARE staff urge CITES Leaders to Vote YES

We’re just weeks away from CITES: March 2013! Project AWARE is working hard to get support from CITES authorities and governments worldwide to vote YES to protect shark and ray species on the brink.  Here’s 3 actions you can take to spread the word: Extinction is NOT an Option:

  1. Add the #CITES4Sharks twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture
  2. You now have a direct line to the CITES leaders critical to the vote. Take 2 minutes to send a letter now. It could make all the difference to shark and ray species on the brink. You can also encourage your divers and customers to send a letter by adding the link to your enewsletter or social media sites.
  3. Download Extinction is NOT an Option  sign , grab your friends and take a pic. Share your picture on Project AWARE’s Facebook page. Project AWARE will highlight your photos over the coming weeks and share them with CITES leaders in March.

Thank you for all your support – stay in touch with the latest actions

PADI Asia Pacific – Position Vacant

PADI Asia Pacific is pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity exists for a dynamic and proven Sales Manager to lead our Sales team.  Strong customer focus, a great work location in Sydney, Australia and an excellent work environment. Please see below for the job description.

JOB TITLE:   Sales Manager
DEPARTMENT:   Sales & Field Services
REPORTS TO:   Director, Sales & Field Services

We are seeking a Sales Manager to join our Sales & Field Services team located in Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the daily activities and operations of the Sales Department and leading a team of internal Sales Representatives.  You will work in conjunction with the Director, Sales & Field Services to facilitate the decision making process in the areas of strategic sales planning and product management.   In addition, you will operate as a member of the Management team and effectively collaborate with other departments and executives within the organization including PADI Worldwide and other Regional Headquarters.


  • Work closely with Director, Sales & Field Services to lead the Sales team in meeting or exceeding sales goals, order processing, providing order related customer service and resolving member enquiries and/or requests.
  • Manage and develop all internal sales activity.
  • Motivate, inspire and lead the Sales team.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen customer relationships.
  • Develop sales strategies, establish goals, monitor department performance and reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation and management of the annual sales budget and forecasting.
  • Represent PADI at Business Academies, dive shows and events as required.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business or other relevant Sales qualifications preferred.
  • PADI Instructor, Course Director preferred.
  • 2 years experience within the Recreational Diving Industry.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in sales with a proven track record.


  • Strong commitment to serve the goals and direction of PADI Asia Pacific
  • Working knowledge of the PADI Educational System and its products
  • Excellent computer skills: working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
  • Excellent organisational, multi-tasking and prioritising abilities.
  • Excellent management and leadership ability.
  • Strong team player.
  • Goal oriented.

The Manager, Sales is required to live and operate within Sydney, Australia therefore appropriate citizenship or visa is essential.

Applications closing date:   Friday, 8th February 2013

To apply:

Please send your CV to:

Alison Vasek
Manager, Human Resources
PADI Asia Pacific