Training Videos Help Accelerate Your EVE Implementation

A series of short videos, designed to remove the sometimes daunting “IT” aspects of EVEinstallation are now available at the PADI Pro YouTube channel.

Each video is takes just a few minutes and addresses a specific aspect of registering, downloading, installing and using EVE. Here is the full series now available in the recommended viewing order:

Watch the video, follow up by putting those steps into action throughout your store and return to view the next video.

For more questions about your EVE implementation, contact your Regional Manager.

Congratulations to the ‘Ocean Action Project’ Winners

The five winners of the ‘Ocean Action Project’ have been announced.  Congratulations to all five winners!

The Asia Pacific Region was well represented with three winners. These winners are:

  • Scuba Junkie, PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, Malaysia
  • Gili Eco Trust, Indonesia
  • Save Koh Tao Group

For more information about all winners and their entries please visit; http://ow.ly/dtjDq 

The winning projects will receive funding and support from Project AWARE to make their conservation projects a reality. Thanks to everyone who voted and you can keep up to date with the projects here; http://bit.ly/MtHWa1

Scheduled Power Outage to Affect PADI Websites

Due to a scheduled power outage by the utility company providing electric power for PADI Americas’ Regional Headquarters, the PADI Pros’ Site, padi.com and other online services (Pro Check, Dive Chek, PIC Online, eLearning & Shopping Cart) will be unavailable from 2:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 to 10:00 PM (EST) 5 September, 2012.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Please contact the PADI Asia Pacific Customer Service team via emailmemdep@padi.com.au or phone +61 2 9454 2888 if you have any enquiries.

Ocean Action Project

There is only one day of voting left! Our eco partner Project AWARE Foundation is powering ocean heroes into action with the Ocean Action Project.

The finalists are in and now the power is in your hands. Your vote could be the difference between idea and action. Cast your vote by 1st September 2012.

This is a great opportunity for PADI pros to get involved and ensure projects in your region are well supported.

Vote here!

Ocean Action Project

Link your social media sites for ScubaEarth™

Your business will have a distinct profile in ScubaEarth™ where you can link to your other popular social media site profiles — like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. To take advantage of this feature, enter your information now at the PADI Pros’ Site and you’ll be ready when ScubaEarth launches. Here’s how:

  1. Login to the PADI Pros’ Site
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Click on Social Media Settings tab
  4. Upload your store logo (140 by 140 pixels)
  5. Enter links to your profiles at other social media sites. You can also enter the RSS feed link for your blog so your most recent posts will show up in your ScubaEarth profile. If you have a blog, these are the steps to determine what the link is for your blog RSS feed:
  • Go to the home page of the desired blog.
  • Find the RSS symbol or a link that indicates an RSS feed on the page.
  • Click on either the symbol or the link.
  • A browser page should appear with information on an RSS feed.
  • Highlight and copy the URL listed in the address bar.
  • That URL should be your RSS feed URL.
  • Enter a short description about your store (750 characters or less)

Go to the PADI Pros’ Site now to get started with entering your information. For more questions, contact Mark Cummins (Manager, PADI Retail & Resort Association).

Contact PADI Asia Pacific; padi@padi.com.au or +61 2 9454 2888

Tasmania’s Eaglehawk Dive Centre’s YouTube Video

There’s no doubt that YouTube is a great marketing tool and is something that all dive operators should be utilising. Not only does it let you show off all of your cool diving videos but it is a great way to create and improve your brand awareness, potentially leading to increased sales. Sometimes, your video might just take off and be seen by thousands, if not millions!

Eaglehawk Dive Centre, a small PADI 5 Star Dive Centre situated at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula in southeastern Tasmania, have a variety of videos on their YouTube channel. One in particular has been viewed almost1.5 million times in 10 months! Only recently the video had 12, 000 views overnight! For owners and Marine Biologists Michael Baron and Karen Gowlett-Holmes this is a great achievement which is solely due to the great video they regularly film, edit, upload and share.

The video, filmed and copyrighted by Michael Baron, runs for just over 1 minute and showcases a Giant Pyrosome and Salps, which are pelagic (free swimming) tunicates or sea squirts. All species are open ocean animals that rarely come close to shore. Pyrosomes are colonies of tiny animals that form hollow tubes sealed at one end – the species in the first part of the video are giant Pyrosome Pyrostremma spinosum which can reach up to 30 metres in length! Tasmania is one of the few areas in the world where a wide range of oceanic gelatinous plankton, including ctenophores and jellyfish come close to shore and are easily seen while diving.

For information on how to create a YouTube Channel for your business please contact your PADI Regional Manager.

Ocean Action Project

Brace for impact! Our eco partner Project AWARE Foundation is powering ocean heroes into action. But you hold the power to put their project in motion. Does their Ocean Action Project stand up to the competition? You be the judge. Cast your vote by 1st September 2012. http://bit.ly/OOtm1f

This is a great opportunity for PADI professionals to get involved and ensure projects in your area are well supported.

Ocean Action Project