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Where is my logbook?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

“Where is my logbook?”

Is this the first question you ask yourself when you are preparing to go diving? As a PADI Pro, perhaps it’s the first question your customers ask themselves after the meet and greet? Despite putting them in a ‘safe place’, our logbooks and certification cards have a tendency to disappear – especially after a long break from diving over the winter or between holidays.

To help avoid frantic searches, here’s 5 tips to help you – and your customers – keep hold of this essential diving accessory:

#1 – Logbook Binders

PADI training logbooks have three punch-holes for a reason: so that they can be stored safely in the PADI logbook binder. Get your students into the good habit of using the binder for storing their logbook and a pen so they are ready to log their dives at any time. Plus, in the front and back are spaces to store certification cards and the RDP.

2 – Logbook Pages and Card Holders

More experienced divers (including PADI Pros) who want to log their recreational dives can also add the red logbook or refill pages to the logbook binder (which also comes with three punch holes for this purpose). If you need more storage for certification cards you can get vinyl card holders, keeping everything tidy and safe in one place.

#3 – PADI eCards

Another possibility is to get an eCard. With an electronic certification card (eCard) on their mobile device, students can easily have their certification verified by any PADI Instructor or PADI Dive Center they are planning to dive with.

PADI eCards are stored in the PADI App so your students won’t need to worry about losing or forgetting their plastic certification card, and will be prepared for any impromptu diving opportunities whilst travelling.

PADI Open Water Diver students get an eCard for free for 30 days, after which time they can easily purchase one should they wish to. Renewed PADI Pros get pro-level eCards included as part of their membership benefits.

#4 – Digital Logbooks

Don’t forget, there’s also the option to log dives digitally via the PADI App and ScubaEarth. Just download the PADI App and show your student how easy it is to log their PADI Open Water Diver training dives, and recreational dives – straight from their mobile device.

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#5 – Keep Diving!

But the best tip is… don’t have a break! Keep diving! Don’t give your logbook the chance to disappear into the depths of your cupboards. Give your divers the opportunity to join you for fun dives, continued education or diving holidays. Keep them involved with socials and local events. You could even run a “logbook of the year” competition! No more lost logbooks for you and your divers!

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Order PADI sales products and training materials 24/7, 365 days a year by using the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pros’ Site, or contact your local Sales Consultant at sales.emea@padi.com or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours.

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5 Reasons why PADI Open Water Diver Touch Benefits You as a PADI Pro

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

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PADI Open Water Diver Touch is part of PADI’s revolutionary collection of digital products designed to enhance and modernise the way divers learn today. Here are 5 reasons why you, as a PADI Professional, will benefit from this new teaching tool:

#1 – It’s the modern way for divers to learn. With a sleek, interactive interface designed especially for the mobile platform (PADI Open Water Diver Touch is available for Android and iOS devices), students will enjoy a style of learning that’s in tune with the rest of their digital life and in line with their modern learning expectations.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: Meeting expectations = satisfied customers who will enjoy the learning experience and therefore be more likely to re-visit and recommend your dive operation to others.

#2 – Digital delivery eases stock control and shipping. Because there’s no physical product to stock or ship to customers, you don’t need to worry about stock levels or shipping times and costs. Instead, you can order 24/7 365 days a year from the PADI e-Shop and the product will appear almost instantly into your PADI Online Processing Center account, ready for you to register to your next student – anytime, anywhere.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: A quicker, cheaper way to provide PADI Open Water Diver course materials will save your business money = more profit in the long term.

trraining dives#3 – Logging training dives just got easier. Your Open Water Diver students will be able to log their training dives on ScubaEarth (via the website or using the free PADI App). From there, the instructor will be able to review and verify the information is correct. This digital approach to logging dives eliminates the need for bulky books and, with mobile devices often at students’ fingertips, is way for them to reflect and capture their diving memories straight after the event.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: Making it easier for students to log their dives = more accurate dive logging and happier customers who’ll want to come back and dive with you again.

#4 – Interactive format will enrich the learning and teaching experience. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch takes the existing high-quality course material and mixes it together with a range of videos, interactive quizzes and an intuitive navigation style that’s designed for mobile devices. This immersive format will help turn potentially tricky topics into fun and engaging sessions.

The Benefit to PADI Pros: Enjoyment and understanding of the dive theory will lead to rewarding sessions for both students and their instructions = positive experiences, which students will remember when booking their next course with you.

#5 – It supports the values of Project AWARE. In the age of eco-awareness, divers are encouraged to help protect the underwater environment by all means possible. By teaching with PADI Open Water Diver Touch instead of paper materials (where available), you’ll be using less paper, helping to combat marine debris and deforestation issues.

The Benefit to You: Helping your customers contribute positively towards conservation issues that are close to divers’ hearts = a feel-good factor that will encourage divers to choose your business.

Want to see more? Check out – and share with your potential customers – our PADI Open Water Diver Touch video.

To purchase or learn more about PADI Open Water Diver Touch, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at sales.emea@padi.com or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours, or visit the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pro’s Site where you can place orders 24/7, 365 days a year.

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5 Reasons to Jump Back in with PADI ReActivate Touch™

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Been a while since your last dive? The PADI ReActivate program could be for you. Here’s 5 ways that the PADI ReActivate Touch product can help if you’re looking to plan another dive trip: #1 – It helps you get back into diving Perhaps you’ve done less diving because life […]

ScubaEarth Reaches 200,000 Users Worldwide!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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We’re pleased to announce that ScubaEarth has now reached 200,000+ users, with this number continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

We love seeing the passion for diving shared around the world. Whether that be through the 165,000+ dives that have been logged, the 58,000+ photos or dive videos that have been shared, or the 84,000+ pieces of gear that have been added to the gear locker, it’s great to see PADI Divers and PADI Professionals all over the world getting involved.

If you’re business is not taking advantage of this active community yet, make sure you head over to www.scubaearth.com and create a free account today. Here’s some reasons why:

  • IMG_193With the free ScubaEarth mobile app and integration into the PADI App, ScubaEarth is available at the fingertips of your customers 24/7
  • Divers can log their recreational dives, including photos and videos of their memories. When they read back through their favourite dives, they’ll be inspired to want to come back and visit you in the future.
  • Students can also log their training dives (currently PADI Open Water Diver only, other courses being added in the near future). The dives can be digitally verified by their PADI Instructor, providing a quick, fun and eco-friendly way to fulfil this training requirement.
  • By adding dive sites to the ScubaEarth directory, you can put your local diving on the map and inspire divers who are planning their next trip.
  • By connecting with your customers on ScubaEarth using the Wall and Announcements, they’ll be able to follow you latest news on courses, trips, promotions and general fun stuff that will keep them wanting to come and dive with you in the future.
  • Showcase equipment brands available at your store in the Gear Locker, helping customers to identify what services you can assist them with.
  • certsDivers and PADI Pros can view lists of their PADI certifications, including the certification date, fun badges, links to share the certification with their friends on social media and links to order a replacement for any of their individual cards.
  • A directory of underwater marine life is a great way to help students learn more about what they’ve found on their last dive, or find new ones that they’d like to try to find next time.
  • Weekly Featured Destinations help spotlight different travel locations around the world, helping to inspire divers to visit both your local dive sites and book onto trips abroad.

The following Infographic highlights some key statistics from the ScubaEarth community and logged dives. Want to help shape the future of ScubaEarth? Go online (and encourage your customers to do the same) and log your dives today!

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5 Reasons why the PADI App Benefits YOU as a PADI Professional

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

The PADI App is a one-stop hub for the scuba diving world, delivering a mix of useful tools and reference guides to the fingertips of both recreational and professional divers. Here are 5 things that divers can do using the PADI App which will benefit you as a PADI Pro:

trraining dives#1 – Log Dives

Divers can log both recreational and PADI Open Water Diver training dives on ScubaEarth via the PADI App, and with many reaching for their mobile devices as soon as they surface from a dive, they’ll have all of the tools they need to log – and share – their dive whilst it’s fresh in mind – right at their fingertips.

The Benefit to You: Divers logging accurate dives makes it easier for them to remember great experiences in the future, reminding them to come back to dive with you again. If they’ve shared their dives, their friends might even be inspired to join them!

#2 – Access content in multiple languages

The PADI App is currently available in English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Thai – and there’s more to come in the future.

The Benefit to You: Offering content in more languages helps meet the needs of an even wider range of the customers you may receive in your business. Meeting needs = happy customers.

#3 – Find their nearest PADI Dive Shop

Using location based services, the PADI App’s Dive Shop Locator tool will enable users to find their nearest PADI Dive Center. Potential customers who are travelling or living in your area will be able to see that you are their nearest dive shop, encouraging visits and helping to boost the footfall of your business.

The Benefit to You: More potential customers through your door = more potential for sales of courses, trips and equipment which helps increase your business profit.

#4 – eCards

The PADI App allows divers to carry their purchased PADI eCards on their smartphone or tablet device, anywhere and everywhere they go. This means they’ll be able to show you exactly what certification they currently hold or whether they’ve recently ReActivated any of them. You’ll spend less time trying to search and verify for divers’ details and more time giving them a great experience.

The Benefit to You: Customers who have a quick and easy check-in will be more impressed with their trip. Happy customers = potential repeat business and positive recommendations.

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#5 – Browse the Travel Section

Covering destinations across the globe, the PADI App travel section feeds from the PADI.com vacation spotlight pages and offers a wealth of inspiration for divers looking for their next adventure, whether on their doorstep or abroad. Use this information to help promote and sell upcoming trips as well as local diving opportunities.

The Benefit to You: Customers inspired by a destination provides opportunities to sell spaces on relevant upcoming trips.

The updated version of the PADI App is available for Apple iOS and Android-based devices. If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to the Google Play or iTunes App Store where you can download it free today!

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