Live the Diving Dream Contest (Asia Pacific) – a great success for PADI Divemasters!

PADI’s Live the Diving Dream contest was held from July 2013 to 31st December 2013, awarding monthly prizes of an Apple iPad to six new PADI Divemasters in the Asia Pacific territory.

The six winners in the contest were Phil Voss from Singapore, Ellie Davidson from Exmouth, Western Australia, Oliver Furlow from Thailand, Felix Daun from Singapore, Tyson White from Merewether Heights, NSW and Soung Nam Cha from Republic of Korea.

On completion of their PADI Divemaster course during the competition period, contestants were required to tell us what they enjoyed about the course to gain a chance to win a prize.

Here’s what a few of the winners had to say on becoming a PADI Divemaster:

Meeting new people who are interested in the same activity as you and to see how they get fascinated by the same things as yourself – is the greatest feeling about being a PADI Divemaster.” Felix Daun

“I knew this course would improve my diving knowledge, but I must say I didn’t think I would be at the level I am now. Going further, my new goal is to complete the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course soon, something I didn’t think I could do before.” Tyson White

“Being able to help others enjoy diving was a real buzz! That’s what diving is all about; fun and enthusiasm! Being a PADI Divemaster means that I can assist others to experience something I love, and promote their love for diving too.” Ellie Davidson

     

Live the Diving Dream Contest (Asia Pacific) – announcing the final winner!

Congratulations to SOUNG NAM CHA – winner for December 2013   

Live the Diving Dream Contest Soung Nam ChaPADI’s Live the Diving Dream contest was held from the month of July to 31st December 2013, awarding monthly prizes of an Apple iPad to six new PADI Divemasters in the Asia Pacific territory.

The winner in the contest for December 2013 was SOUNG NAM CHA from Incheon, Republic of Korea who completed his PADI Divemaster course at Aqua Marine Dive Centre in Seoul, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center and PADI Career Development Centre.  Soung Nam’s winning entry reads..

“It was a hard course, but at the same time I realised that scuba diving is very much a fun sport, especially when we share it with many people as a lifestyle.

I learnt during the PADI Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Diver courses the importance of mastering skills to apply for my ownsafety. During the PADI Divemaster course, I learnt professionalism, responsibility and leadership and most of all – that it’s a lifestyle!  

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my PADI Instructor, Dong Pyo Lee and to all the staff at Aqua Marine Dive Centre for their excellent guidance and professionalism”. 

Live the Diving Dream Contest (Asia Pacific) – Now in the final month!

Tyson_uploadCongratulations Tyson White – Winner for November 2013!

You still have time to encourage your divers to  enter the PADI Live the Diving Dream contest.  Entries close 7th January 2014.

The Live the Diving Dream Contest is open to anyone who completes the PADI Divemaster course in the PADI Asia Pacific territory from July to 31st December 2013. You simply need to encourage your divers to enter*, have them tell us what they enjoyed about the PADI Divemaster course and gain a chance to win one of six Apple iPads! `

The winner for the month of November is 23-year-old Tyson White from Merewether Heights in New South Wales. Tyson completed his PADI Divemaster course with Lets Go Adventures, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Nelson Bay.

Words can’t explain how well the PADI Divemaster course was run at Lets Go Adventures”, says Tyson.  “I have come out of the course a better and far more experienced diver than I could ever imagine!!   I knew this course would improve my diving knowledge, but I must say I didn’t think I would be at the level I am now. Going further, my new goal is to complete the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course soon, something I didn’t think I could do before.”

December marks the sixth month of the Live The Diving Dream contest. To date, five new PADI Divemasters are all proud owners of Apple iPads.

There’s still time to encourage your divers to enter the Live the Diving Dream contest. Monthly prizes of an Apple iPad will be awarded through to the end of 2013.

Visit padi.com/livethedivingdream for further information and start to ‘Live the Diving Dream’.

Refer to the full Terms & Conditions at padi.com/livethedivingdream.

* No later than 7 days after the last day of the month in which the Entrant completed the PADI Divemaster course.

Live the Diving Dream Contest (Asia Pacific) – Congratulations Oliver Furlow – Winner for September 2013!

Oliver-Furlow-_UPLOADThe Live the Diving Dream Contest is open to anyone who completes the PADI Divemaster course in the PADI Asia Pacific territory from July to December 2013. You simply enter and tell us what you enjoyed about the PADI Divemaster course and gain a chance to win one of six Apple iPads!

Oliver Furlow from Thailand is the latest monthly winner in the PADI ‘Live The Diving Dream’ Contest. Oliver completed his PADI Divemaster training in September with PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, The Dive Academy in Koh Samui.

Now a PADI Divemaster and the proud owner of an Apple iPad, Oliver’s winning entry in the Live the Diving Dream contest illustrates the spirit of a PADI Divemaster.

When I was given the opportunity to change my career and my life, I gladly took the plunge and moved to Thailand, where the first step for me was to get qualified as a PADI Divemaster. The staff at The Dive Academy were very helpful before I even arrived, and during the course everyone was on hand to help. I experienced a wide range of dive sites – from the exhilarating and technical, to the beautiful and tranquil.

 The course has equipped me well, with lots of very real scenarios and training to prepare me for anything as a professional diver”.

Previous monthly winners in the Live the Diving Dream Contest were Phil Voss from Singapore who entered in July and Ellie Davidson from Exmouth in Western Australia, who was the winner for the month of August.

Do you have what it takes to be a PADI Divemaster? There’s still time to enter the Live the Diving Dream contest. Simply complete the PADI Divemaster course from July to December 2013 in the PADI Asia Pacific territory – then tell us what you enjoyed about it – for your chance to win an Apple iPad!

Monthly prizes of an Apple iPad will be awarded through to the end of 2013.

Refer to the full Terms & Conditions at padi.com/livethedivingdream.

Visit padi.com/livethedivingdream for further information and start to ‘Live the Diving Dream’ in 2013.

Live the Diving Dream Contest (Asia Pacific)

The Live the Diving Dream Contest is open to anyone who completes the PADI Divemaster course in the PADI Asia Pacific territory from July to December 2013. You simply enter, tell us what you enjoyed about the PADI Divemaster course and gain a chance to win one of six Apple iPads!

PADI The first monthly winner in the Live the Diving Dream Contest was Phil Voss from Singapore and now PADI are proud to announce that Ellie Davidson from Exmouth in Western Australia, is the winner in the competition for the month of August.

Ellie completed her PADI Divemaster training with PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, Exmouth Diving Centre in Western Australia and entered the competition during August.

“Being able to help others enjoy diving was a real buzz”, explains Ellie. “In particular, it was amazing to assist on a PADI Discover Scuba Diving session with a 12 year old. He was a natural and looked so happy and excited under the water, as well as raving about it afterwards. That’s what diving is all about; fun and enthusiasm!  Being a PADI Divemaster means that I can assist others to experience something I love, and promote their love for diving too. Doing my course on Ningaloo Reef (Exmouth, WA) during humpback, manta and whale shark season was awesome too!”

Western Australia is fast becoming a world-renowned dive destination and for a very good reason. From the vibrant capital city of Perth, as well as the surrounding regions, you can easily explore the beautiful dive sites such as Rottnest Island and many other stunning local sites this region has to offer. Western Australia also boasts some spectacular wrecks such as the HMAS Swan Wreck, or the opportunity for a chance encounter with a mesmerising whale shark off Exmouth or Coral Bay near Ningaloo Reef. Read more about diving in Australia.

Phil-Voss-and-Hans-For-WebDo you have what it takes to be a PADI Divemaster? There’s still time to enter the Live the Diving Dream contest. Simply complete the PADI Divemaster course from July to December 2013 in the PADI Asia Pacific territory – then tell us what you enjoyed about it – for your chance to win an Apple iPad!

Monthly prizes of an Apple iPad will be awarded through to the end of 2013.

Refer to the full Terms & Conditions at padi.com/livethedivingdream.

Visit padi.com/livethedivingdream for further information and start to ‘Live the Diving Dream’ in 2013.

First Monthly Winner Announced – PADI Live the Diving Dream Contest

Phil Voss from Singapore is our first monthly winner in the PADI ‘Live The Diving Dream’ Contest.

The Live the Diving Dream Contest is open to anyone who completes the PADI Divemaster course in the PADI Asia Pacific territory from July to December 2013. They simply enter, tell us what they enjoyed about it and gain a chance to win one of six Apple iPads!

Phil entered the competition in July on completing the PADI Divemaster course with PADI Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, Blue Corner Dive on Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia.

Phil is now a PADI Divemaster and the proud owner of an Apple iPad!  Read what he has to say about his experience:

Phil Voss Phil’s Comments: I enjoyed learning to be a PADI Divemaster with Blue Corner Dive on Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia because of the teamwork and camaraderie among the Divemaster Trainees along with the PADI Instructors’ enthusiastic approach to mentoring us. The diving here is amazing and the currents can be challenging, so I don’t think there is a better place in the world to gain dive experience while learning to guide a group of divers.”

Indonesia is at the epicentre of marine biodiversity and offers diving on all levels, from non-diver to advanced. The area has exhilarating drift diving, extensive reef diving, fantastic night diving, unique muck diving and breathtaking steep walls. Tec diving addicts can get their fix from the deep trenches while wreck fanatics will be satiated with the abundance of World War II relics. The country is also a paradise for underwater photographers as more than 600 coral species of coral and over 3000 fish species make their homes on Indonesian reefs. Read more about diving in Indonesia.

Do you have what it takes to be a PADI Divemaster? There’s still time to enter the Live the Diving Dream contest. Simply complete the PADI Divemaster course from July to December 2013 in the PADI Asia Pacific territory – then tell us what you enjoyed about it – for your chance to win an Apple iPad!

Monthly prizes of an Apple iPad will be awarded through to the end of 2013.

Visit padi.com/livethedivingdream for further information and start to ‘Live the Diving Dream’ in 2013.