PADI Dive Centers and Resorts looking to fill their facilities with potential new customers in a new and innovative way should consider letting everyone get swept away by The Current. The man behind the film, Kurt Miller, and his Make A Hero organization focus on maximizing the impact of adaptive sports (think scuba diving) on the well being of individuals with disabilities. This latest project is a beautiful film, well shot, with a wonderful soundtrack, chronicling the experiences of an inspirational group of people as they learn to scuba dive and feel first hand the healing powers of the ocean. The Current is an immensely emotional, and motivational, ride.
It’s now available for PADI Members to use at events or dedicated benefit screenings. One successful model is for dive shops to use the film as a way to raise funds for local charities. The dive center or resort hosts a movie night and charges a minimal fee for attendance, which is then donated to charity. Scott Taylor screened the movie, and served bucket loads of popcorn, with good results at his PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center A-1 Scuba in Colorado, USA. In the process he increased awareness of the business, generated really positive PR and raised significant funds for a worthy cause. The A-1 Scuba screening raised $3000 US for a local adaptive group and Craig Hospital.
For a hosting fee of $150 US, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts get a high-definition DVD of The Current, fully customizable promotional materials including posters, flyers, action footage for local television, cast interviews and press releases for local radio and newspapers. Also included are a high-definition preview of The Current and segments on cast members to publish on websites and social media. Needless to say, The Current has been adapted to meet vision and hearing impaired accessibility requirements. In short, this is a full package to not only screen the film, but also to generate real buzz and interest locally.
To get going on this now, contact Kurt Miller (email: email@example.com or phone: +1 303 818 7901) and learn more about how to host a dedicated benefit screening or enhance an existing event or sale.
Sharing a love for the ocean and its healing powers is a core PADI Member ethos; allowing new divers to be overcome by The Current will help spread this message.
Help us create the next PADI Pro infographic for 3rd Quarter 2015 The Undersea Journal. Give us your input by completing this five question, multiple-choice survey.
See below for an example of how we turn the question answers into a graphic for the magazine. To ensure we get a diverse group of respondents, feel free to share the survey link below with other PADI Pro’s (Divemasters, Instructors, etc):
DEMA hotel room block is open and PADI Travel Network is standing by
Be one of the first to book your room for DEMA Show 2015 (4 – 7 November) at The Rosen Centre Hotel– just steps away from the South Hall of the Orange County Convention Center.
PADI Travel Network has secured the room rate of $175 US* per night (plus tax) which includes complimentary parking, internet access and unlimited use of the hotel fitness center.
PADI programs, such as Course Director Update, Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer and the PADI Social will take place in the Rosen Centre Hotel so you’ll be staying in the center of the action.
Contact PADI Travel Network at 800 736 7021 (US and Canada) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your room today.
*Rates subject to change without notice.
Last month, diver-level eLearning courses became available for direct purchase by PADI Members. As of today, pro-level courses are available as well.
eLearning codes may be ordered from the online shopping cart or from your PADI Sales Consultant by phone or email. The part numbers you’ll need are listed below.
Type the part numbers into the search box of the online shopping cart, or click the Buy eLearning courses link in the center of the page.
New to ordering eLearning? View step-by-step directions on how to buy and use eLearning or Touch codes.
- Dive Theory Online
(product no. 50011-3)
(product no. 50500-3)
- IDC online*
(product no. 50016-3)
* IDC online is available only to course directors and five star IDCs if ordering via the online shopping cart.
product no. 70223
The revised PADI Ice Diver outline is now available. You can order online or ask your PADI Americas sales consultant for part no. 70223.
Interested in what ice diving is all about? Check out this video from Adventures in Scuba – Calgary.
As part of PADI’s value proposition and commitment to serving its members, PADI now offers comprehensive medical, dental and life insurance services for all US-based members*.
Vicencia and Buckley Insurance, a Division of HUB International, make this significant new benefit possible. All US-based PADI Members now have access to affordable medical, dental and life insurance with leading carriers backed by the nation’s largest providers. Enrolling, and getting policies issued, is easy.
Health and Dental Insurance: Through HealthInsurance.com, individuals and families can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare health plans side by side and purchase health insurance. Individual health insurance offers the convenience of choice: you choose what benefits you want in a plan. Premium options give you the freedom to choose what best fits your family’s budget.
ATTENTION! OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON FEBRUARY 15TH. Don’t find yourself without Health Insurance! PADI is here to make sure you are covered and is very excited to offer Health Insurance through Healthinsurance.com to help make sure you and your family are protected.
Life Insurance: Life insurance is not one-size-fits-all. Your policy can be tailored to meet your financial objectives. People have different priorities at different stages of their lives. That is why PADI has partnered with LifeQuotes.com to offer our members the best in life insurance options with customized coverages for divers.
Other benefits, such as home and auto insurance, international travel insurance, long term care insurance, wellness and fitness programs, identification theft protection services, technology support and even pet insurance, are coming soon. Stay tuned!
*Offer valid in United States only
2015 PADI Instructor Manual download
The 2015 PADI Instructor Manual is now available as a free download (PDF) for renewed PADI Pros.
How to access:
After logging in to the PADI Pro’s Site, click on Training Essentials from the main menu, then choose Digital Instructor Manual.
The English version is available now with more languages coming soon. Paper versions of the manual will be available at the end of February.
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 is 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.