2015 DEMA Hotel Room Block is Open

25 Feb

PADI DEMA 2015 hotel block

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 ptn1@padi.com to book your room today.


*Rates subject to change without notice.

eLearning Pro-level Courses Available for Direct Purchase

17 Feb

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.

  • Buy PADI eLearning PADI ProsDive Theory Online
    (product no. 50011-3)
  • Divemaster
    (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.


Revised Ice Diver Outline Now Available

12 Feb
Revised PADI Ice Diver outline 2015

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.

Health Insurance and Lifestyle Benefits Now Available

10 Feb

Health Insurance banner

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.

2015 open enrollment

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 Available for Download

3 Feb
Download 2013 PADI Instructor manual

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.

download 2015 PADI instructor manual

Discover Scuba Pre Registration How To

18 Dec

If you conduct a lot of Discover Scuba Diving ® experiences, you can save time by having participants pre-register themselves. Students type in their address information, email and birthdate online and these details are automatically populated into PADI’s system. Once the DSD is complete, you won’t have to re-enter their information.

Note: if you’re reading this information as an email, there are screengrabs that may or may not be showing up below. If you don’t see them, please view this message online.

The first step is to find and share your unique pre-registration link. To obtain your link, go to the Online Processing Center on the PADI Pros Site.

PADI Discover Scuba pre registration

online processing center homescreen

Locate the sub-menu that says Settings (it’s at the bottom of the page). Click the Manage My Preferences Button.

On the new screen that opens, choose the Preregistrations tab. There you will find the unique link for your store.

Independent PADI Pros can also have DSD participants pre-register. Send students this link: https://apps.padi.com/PADI/DSD along with your instructor number. The student will be required to include your instructor number to pre-register online.

PADI Discover Scuba pre registration settings


Below is an example of the form the student completes online. The store information and logo is pre-populated and the student can type in a date when they would like to do their DSD. The date is an FYI only; when submitting the student information for processing, you’ll be asked to enter when they actually completed their DSD experience.

PADI Discover Scuba pre registration online form

online form


When someone registers for a DSD through your link, you’ll receive a notification email from padi@padidiver.com (see example below). If you start to get a lot of these messages, you can update your settings to receive a daily summary instead.

Subject: You Have a Discover Scuba® Diving Experience Lead

PADI Discover Scuba pre registration confirmation email

confirmation email for stores

The DSD participant also receives an email from padi@padidiver.com

Subject: Thank You for Signing Up for your Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

Discover Scuba Diving pre registration email

student email


You can view and process pre-registrations from the Online Processing Center. When a student has completed their DSD experience, go here to submit their information to PADI.

DSD pre registration notification

online processing center home screen

Select a student from your queue and click Continue Processing Selected Student. This is where the time savings begins!

DSD pre registration processing

You’ll confirm the date and location where the DSD took place, and that’s it. No need to re-enter the student information.

process PADI DSD


If you know there are pre-registrations, but the results page says No student record found, adjust the drop down to show registrations farther into the future.

In the screengrab immediately below, the filter is set to 1-Week and there are no student records shown, but when adjusted to 3 Weeks, the student appears.

Discover Scuba pre registration

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Discover Scuba pre registration

For other issues, try using a different browser or device. Generally speaking, using a desktop or laptop device and either Chrome or Firefox as your browser will work well. Using a tablet, or Apple’s Safari browser may cause issues.

If you have questions about this process, please contact customerservice at padi dot com or phone: 800 729 7234 ext 2495 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2495.

Personalized Tank Decals and Logbook Binders – Last Chance to Order in 2014

8 Dec

Wednesday, 10 December, is the last chance to order custom logbook binders or tank inspection decals for delivery in 2014. Orders received after that date will be shipped in 2015.

Below is some more information on customizable products available for PADI dive shops.

Tank Inspection Decals

PADI tank inspection decals can be customized with up to five lines of text. For example:

50106_10m1XYZ Dive Center
Portland’s Diving Headquarters
– Since 1982 –

Five Star PADI Dive Centers can order tank inspection decals with a special five star version of the PADI logo. The custom decals are 25 cents each – which is actually cheaper than the generic version (60 cents each).


Custom decals must be ordered in batches of 250 or more. Turn-around time for the custom printing is about three weeks.

Logbook Binders

PADI custom logbook binder

product no. 79137

We can also print your dive shop logo on our logbook binders. Students will be reminded of your business whenever they log a dive! The minimum order for custom binders is 12.

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Custom logbooks and tank decals are a benefit of PADI Retail / Resort Membership and must be ordered from a PADI Americas Sales Consultant. They are not available from the online shopping cart.


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