Room block and PADI Programs are filling up – reserve your spot today!
Don’t forget to book your room for 2017 DEMA Show at The Rosen Centre Hotel – just steps away from the South Hall of the Orange County Convention Center. Call PADI Travel Network to secure the special room rate of $189 US per night (plus tax and resort fee) and you’ll receive complimentary parking, internet and access to the hotel’s fitness center.
Contact PADI Travel Network at 800 729 7234 ext. 2539 (US and Canada) or email Christine.Grange@padi.com to book your room today. *Rates subject to change without notice.
PADI Program at the Rosen Centre Hotel
Tuesday, 31 October – 6:00-8:00 pm
Room: Grand A, B, C
Kick off the DEMA Show week with the PADI Social in the Rosen Centre Hotel Ballroom. Mingle and network with scuba industry colleagues, PADI staff and your friends as together we celebrate the year’s successes and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
Check out all the PADI Miniseminars and register for the following programs:
Course Director Update
Tuesday, 31 October – 7:30am-12:00pm
Room: Grand A, B, C
IDC Staff Instructor Update
Friday, 3 November – 7:30am-12:00pm
Room: Orange County Convention Center* S330 A, B, C, D
Early-bird registration fee: $310 US (before 25 October)
Registration fee $325 US (after 25 October)
This year’s Course Director Update and IDC Staff Instructor Update centers on the highly anticipated revision of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). Get a sneak peek at some of the IDC components in development including the “Think Like an Instructor” concept and the enhanced knowledge development, confined water and open water evaluation criteria. The update will feature breakout sessions to cultivate interaction and engagement with colleagues and PADI® staff.
Renewed, Teaching status Course Directors and renewed, Teaching status IDC Staff Instructors qualify to attend the half-day program. Topics include:
- What’s New: IDC Revision – a preview of this PADI flagship program
- Evaluation Training Workshop and the New Evaluation Criteria
- Risk Management in Instructor Development
At the Course Director Update, don’t miss the PADI Frequent Trainer Program award ceremony recognizing PADI Platinum Course Directors.
To register, complete and submit a Course Director Update Registration Form or IDC Staff Update Registration Form, or contact Yvonne Lara at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296.
New PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Programs Orientation
Wednesday, 1 November – 8:00am-12:00pm
Early-bird registration fee: $199 US (before 25 October)
Registration fee $225.00 US (after 25 October)
This half-day program introduces the new PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Program to PADI Instructors and PADI Course Directors. If you want to learn techniques and effective approaches for teaching and supervising divers of varying abilities and physical challenges, this program is for you. Many of the concepts discussed apply to all diver training, but this focused practice will also raise your awareness and strengthen your student-centered teaching ability. Completion of this orientation results in certification as a PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Program Instructor (or Instructor Trainer if you’re a PADI Course Director), once additional experience (documentation of training/working with divers with disabilities) is verified. The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Program qualifies you to teach two courses: PADI Adaptive Teaching Techniques Specialty course to dive leaders, and the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty course to divers.
Emergency First Response® Instructor Trainer
Thursday, 2 November – 8:00am-1:00pm
Room: Salon 7/8
Registration fee: $625 US
This half-day program is open to Emergency First Response Instructors who have completed the preparatory online component and conducted at least five Emergency First Response courses or issued at least 25 Emergency First Response course completion cards. This program includes access to online presentations, an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Manual (digital version), Emergency First Response Instructor Course Lesson Guides, Emergency First Response Instructor Course exam booklet and the Instructor Trainer application fee. Please bring a current or updated Emergency First Response Instructor Manual.
PADI Business Academy: Mastering Online Advertising
Saturday, 4 November – 8:00am-12:00pm
Room: Salon 5/6
Registration fee: $100 US for Individual Members and $75 US for Retail and Resort Association Members
The seminar is a step-by-step interactive guide to implementing the latest online ad trends. Learn how to tackle and master the most important online advertising trends during this hands-on workshop. Stay ahead of the curve by learning how to use online advertising to acquire new divers and keep your existing ones coming back.
What will you learn to implement?
- Facebook ads, including custom and look-alike audiences
- Instagram ads
- Google AdWords
- Google display ads
- Google call-only ads
Note: CDTC applicants can earn three seminar credits by attending this workshop.
Wednesday, 1 November – 8:00-10:00am – Salon 5/6
Learn how EVE SPLASH can take care of the marketing and communications to help you grow your business. Attend this seminar and walk away with easy-to-implement processes to help you place ads, attract new students, take bookings, manage leads, certify divers, automate follow-up communications and automatically distribute your campaigns using the powerful EVE Agent. This is the perfect starting point for any store owner or manager new to any aspect of EVE DIVING SERVICES.
Wednesday, 1 November – 10:00am-12:00pm – Salon 5/6
Discover new campaigns and new designs customized for your store and your customer. Get set up with more than130 ready-to-go, high-end, customizable templates as well as a delivery platform for you to target the right customer at the right time with the right message. Come learn how these sites integrate with your marketing, schedules and your sales goals.
EVE Instructor App Integration
Thursday, 2 November – 8:00-10:00am – Salon 5/6
Empower your instructors to drive your business with the new EVE Instructor App for iOS/Android/Web. Learn how the EVE Instructor App can directly connect to EVE in your store, which helps provide your instructors with a range of applications and tools necessary to successfully manage your business and promote your services.
New EVE Online Store
Thursday, 2 November – 10:00am-12:00pm – Salon 5/6
Come learn how to use the online store for e-commerce, online courses and event bookings. Learn about the EVE online store hybrid operations such as “Scuba and Swim” and “Fish and Dive,” which are easily managed with this completely new product architecture.
EVE Marketing Agent
Friday, 3 November – 8:00-10:00am – Salon 5/6
Keep in touch with your customers using the right message at the right time with EVE Marketing Agent. Attend this seminar to learn how to use EVE Marketing Agent to increase bookings, continuing education, dive trip sales and servicing.
Friday, 3 November – 10:00am-12:00pm – Salon 5/6
Discover the complete system in which EVE Cloud hosting brings every feature and application of all of these products and services together in one place. There is a place for you and your customers, wherever they may be. Discover why EVE Synergy is the best award-winning system for the very best price.
PADI Program at the Orlando YMCA
Basic Freediver Course
Saturday, 4 November – 8:00 am-12:00pm
Orlando YMCA pool
Registration fee: $199 US
Have you tried the PADI Freediver™ program yet? You can learn more about it, give freediving a try and get started on the PADI Basic Freediver course rating in just a few hours while at 2017 DEMA Show. This half-day event covers the knowledge development and confined water portions of the PADI Freediver course, and successful completion result in certification as a PADI Basic Freediver. At a later date you can complete the two remaining open water sessions to become certified as a PADI Freediver.
Program registration incudes the PADI Freediver Touch™, confined water session and certification as a PADI Basic Freediver. Please register no later than Monday, 16 October, to receive the Touch code to complete independent study in time for the confined water session on Saturday, 4 November. You don’t need special freediving equipment to participate – just bring your regular fins, mask and snorkel. It’s a great, fun way to learn by doing. Find out why so many PADI Pros are jumping into PADI Freediving.