Member Forum 2018 Online Coming Soon

There’s no need to wait for a Member Forum to come to your area. You can get the latest and greatest information from the 2018 Member Forum Online that will be available on the PADI® Pros’ Site in February – in English and Spanish.

Member Forum 2018 covers:

  • We Are PADI – a Force for Good
  • What’s New with PADI Digital Products
  • My PADI ClubTM Features
  • Project AWARE® – Where Conservation Meets Adventure
  • How to Use New Digital Forms
  • The New PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty
  • Risk Management – Scenario Reviews

Stay tuned for more information coming later this month and watch for a schedule of limited dates for in-person Member Forums.

2018 PADI Business Academy – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

PADI® Business Academy (PBA) is heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to conduct another industry leading business development seminar on 12-13 February 2018. This PBA will be held at Nova Southeastern University and will include a guest presentation from a Nova professor and a panel discussion with Millennial-aged students. Whether you have attended PBA in the past or not, this program is one you certainly don’t want to miss. Sign up today and join PADI Staff for the first PBA of the new year.

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If you can’t attend PBA – Ft. Lauderdale, please take a moment to review 2018 calendar of events or visit the PBA page on the PADI Pros’ Site.

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2018 PADI Event Calendar

Register to attend the PADI® events located near you.

Day Month Event Location Registration Link
19-21 January PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Cranford, New Jersey Register now
02-04 February PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Greenville, South Carolina Register now
06-09 February PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Pete Beach, Florida Register now
12-13 February PADI Business Academy Fort Lauderdale, Florida Register now
16-18 February PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Houston, Texas Register now
01-03 March PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Register now
02-04 March PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Cape Coral, Florida Register now
21-22 March PADI Business Academy Secaucus, New Jersey Register now
23-25 March PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Eugene, Oregon Register now
23-25 March PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Glenview, Illinois Register now
10-12 April PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Scottsdale, Arizona Register now
13-15 April PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Colorado Springs, Colorado Register now
20-22 April PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Glenview, Illinois Register now
07-09 May PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) Bolingbrook, Illinois Register now
20-21 June PADI Business Academy Rancho Santa Margarita, California Register now
17 November PADI Business Academy Lite Las Vegas, Nevada Register now

Learn More About the New PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty at the 2017 DEMA Show

Written by John Kinsella

There are dozens delights to distract you at the 2017 DEMA Show: shiny new gear, exotic dive destinations and great deals. But there’s one in particular that’s not only a delight, it is simply a great opportunity to grow as a dive pro – the debut of the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty. You have two good options to find out what it’s all about.

The best of these is the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Orientation on Wednesday, 1 November starting at 8:00am. This half-day program introduces the new PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty to PADI Course Directors and Instructors. In it you’ll learn techniques and effective approaches for teaching and supervising divers with physical and mental challenges. Through focused practice, you’ll improve your ability to adapt and strengthen your student-centered teaching ability. In addition, many of the concepts discussed apply to all diver training.

When you complete the orientation, you’ll be certified as a PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Instructor (or Instructor Trainer if you’re a PADI Course Director), once additional experience (documentation of training/working with divers with disabilities) is verified. As a PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Instructor, you’ll be qualified to teach two courses: The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course to dive professionals and the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty course to divers.

The program is filling fast, so register today to secure a spot. The registration fee is $225 US. Contact Yvonne Lara at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296 to register.

If for some reason you can’t make the half-day orientation, be sure to go to the PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Miniseminar. It’s on Wednesday, 1 November at 1:00pm and Friday, 3 November at 4:00pm. You’ll learn a bit about PADI’s newest specialty course and how it’s designed to enhance your teaching and supervision techniques to meet the needs of all student divers, not just those with disabilities. While the emphasis is on working with divers with physical and mental challenges, the techniques you’ll learn apply to teaching all divers as a way to personalize their diving experience in the PADI Open Water Diver course and beyond. Learn how making small changes to your courses will make a big impact on each diver’s scuba journey.

All PADI Miniseminars are offered free of charge. View the complete PADI Miniseminar schedule for additional programs, locations, times and details.


Member Forum 2016


Find the event nearest you – you won’t want to miss this!

Member Forum 2016 promises to be an exciting and informative journey through the new, cutting-edge educational tools added to the PADI digital library. The seminar features a risk management presentation along with an interactive Q&A session about PADI Standards.

You’ll also get a preview into the new PADI marketing campaigns, including: My PADI, AmbassaDiver™, Discover Scuba® Diving Days, and changes within Emergency First Response® and Project AWARE®. Find the event nearest you below. Registration is free but pre-registration is recommended. Click the link to register!

*Dates and locations are subject to change. Please note there are more Member Forums to be confirmed – continue to check the links for updates.

Location Registration Information
United States & Caribbean  Register Now
Latin America  Register Now
Canada  Register Now

Useful Links for 2013 and eLearning pricing update


Below are some helpful links for the new year. Bookmark this page now for quick reference!

Where is the 2013 PADI Price List?
Our online shopping cart will be updated with 2013 pricing on 1 January 2013. For our price list as a PDF, please contact your PADI Americas’ sales rep and include your member number. Currently, the price list is not available for download.

When can I download my 2013 Instructor Manual?
The 2013 Instructor manual is scheduled to be posted to the Pro’s Site the first week of February 2013. Renewed PADI Pro’s can login to the Pro’s Site and download the manual from the Training Essentials menu.

Working Ahead – Business Academy 2013

PADI Business Academy is a two-day educational program where you’ll learn how to succeed in numerous important facets of your business. Topics include sales training, pricing strategies, effective website design, PADI eLearning® strategies, social media deployment and more. It’s an education evolution – and time well spent – for both you and your staff.

Review the schedule below to select a Business Academy program that fits your schedule, then contact your PADI Regional Manager to reserve your space today.

2013 PADI Business Academy Schedule

29-30 January Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA
5-6 February St. Louis, Missouri, USA
13-14 February Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
26- 27 February Atlanta, Georgia, USA
6-7 March Sao Paulo, Brazil
25-26 March Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
23-24 April Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If you want additional detail, information or testimonials from past attendees, please post your request on We really hope to see you there!