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September Winner for PADI Member Recognition: Orangeshark Diving Centres

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Every day – from around the world – divers send PADI a steady stream of correspondence complimenting PADI Dive Centers and Resorts for outstanding customer service.

Each month, the PADI Member Recognition Committee reviews these submissions and selects one PADI Dive Center or Resort Member to be recognized as a global winner, an achievement which also features on the home page of the PADI Pros’ Site.

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa is proud to announce that Orangeshark Diving Centres (S-22593, Malta) were selected as the Diver Education Center of the Month for September.

Their achievement follows a nomination by customer Andrew Rafferty:

I would like you to record my formal congratulations for the centre manager Steve Watkinson and Instructor Oliver Weissensteiner for the way in which they delivered the Scuba Diver course at the Orangeshark resort at Golden Sands, Malta.

As a headteacher I was impressed with the way in which the team balanced the elements of learning new skills, enjoyment, and ensuring the health and safety of the participants, which in this case meant meeting the expectations of my 16 yearold stepson and me, some 40 years older.

I also appreciated the communication between team members. After each dive and returning to centre it was obvious that the centre manager, Steve, had already been briefed by his instructor and had made decisions about how the next part of the course should run.

Our Instructor, Oliver, I feel, should be commended for his attention to detail and his thoroughness at every point in the course.  He is obviously a skilled diver, but a patient teacher too.  On a related note, the trainee Alex who accompanied us was also very supportive.

Their combined skills made our first diving experience memorable. Indeed we were so impressed with Steve and Oliver that we intend to return to Malta to further our skills and attain Open Water Diver standard.

Congratulations to Orangeshark Diving Centres for this exceptional achievement and for their professionalism and dedication to diver training and customer satisfaction!

Want to nomination someone for a future award? If you have experienced outstanding service, or have received praise from a customer and would like to nominate a PADI Member for the PADI Member Recognition awards, please send your nominations to prra.emea@padi.com.

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New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – September 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015

New PADI Businesses

This August, PADI has welcomed 11 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 6 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  • Buceonaturas, S-25003, Spain
  • 4 Divers, S-25035, Netherlands
  • Piraeuscuba Diving, S-25028, Greece
  • Euro-Divers Utopia Beach, S-25041, Maldives
  • Shop4Divers, S-24994, Poland
  • S/Y Amazing Grace, S-25062, Seychelles
  • Diving Dragonera, S-25042, Spain
  • Dorset Diving Services, S-25061, England
  • Bateel Diver, S-25036, Saudi Arabia
  • Atmosphere Aqua Club Helengeli, S-25045, Maldives
  • Learn to Dive Today, S-25060, South Africa

Upgraded Businesses

  • Gran Canaria Divers, S-22677, Canary Islands
  • Diving Academy By Mandel Diving Center, S-23609, Italy
  • Adventure Diving Malta, S-24264, Malta
  • Dive&Drive, S-22134, Russia
  • Arab Diver, S-22719, Saudi Arabia

Awards Received

  • Island Divers, S-23318, Maldives – Green Star Award

Welcome and congratulations to all of the above PADI businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

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New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – August 2015

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

New PADI Businesses

This August, PADI has welcomed 11 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 3 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  • Scuba Place, s24992, England
  • Ras Musandam Diver, s24996, Oman
  • Cipreia LDA – Sesimbra, s24439, Portugal
  • Cipreia LDA – Lisboa Alfragide, s24438, Portugal
  • Cipreia LDA – Algarve Lagos, s24707, Portugal
  • Skegness Aquarium, s24997, England
  • DiscoveryDivers Veenendaal, s25005, Netherlands
  • Cool Divers, s25008, Egypt
  • AegeanSeals Diving Center, s25009, Greece
  • Alphonse Island Lodge Ltd, s25007, Seychelles
  • Gold Stars Diving Center, s24819, Egypt

Upgraded PADI Businesses

  • SeaOman Dive Academy Mussanah, s23348, Oman
  • Island Divers, s23318, Maldives

Awards Achieved

  • 4Sub, s23406, Italy (TecRec)

Welcome and congratulations to all new and upgraded PADI businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

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Win with PADI: The PADI Value Proposition

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

PADI is committed to the growth and prosperity of the scuba diving industry. Whether it’s through preserving the ocean we explore or creating innovative ways to teach the sport, PADI’s main focus is its members. PADI develops, maintains and supplies our industry with the most advanced dive training materials found worldwide.Specifically, the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations provides PADI Members with techniques and solutions to staying competitive and successful in today’s marketplace.

As a member of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations you benefit from more than just the prestige of the PADI brand. You also get a comprehensive suite of benefits guaranteed to drive more divers through your doors.

PADI Value PropositionTogether we’re #1 in diving!

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New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – July 2015

Friday, August 7th, 2015

New PADI Businesses

This July, PADI has welcomed 13 new centres as members of the PADI Retailer and Resort Associations, and processed 10 membership upgrades for businesses achieving new awards or committing 100% to PADI as Five Star or Instructor Development centres.

New PADI Businesses

  • KSSC Dive Center, s24950, Kuwait
  • Ocean Tribe, s24952, Kenya
  • Sailors Marina, s24955, Saudi Arabia
  • M/Y Hayama, s24959, Greece
  • Bubble and Dive – Lakeside Paradise, s24960, Belgium
  • Campus Vast, s24967, Sweden
  • Aquarius Diving Club – Sharm, s24971, Egypt
  • Mzansi Scuba Diving Academy, s24964, South Africa
  • Silver Sands – Group HQ, s24975, Maldives
  • Checkers, s24980,Germany
  • Nomad Ocean Adventures Fujairah, s24984, UAE
  • Luckydivers, s24986, Germany
  • Tauchschule Mertin, s24981, Germany

Upgraded PADI Businesses

  • Dune Diving Center, s32032, Egypt
  • Open Water La Herradura, s23629, Spain
  • Kalypso Dive Center, s3764, Greece
  • Nature Explorer, s799457, Spain
  • Scuba.co.za, s23154, South Africa
  • Diving Center Fornells, s798188, Spain
  • Blue Water Diving, s24879, Canary islands
  • H2O Diving Academy, s23638, Austria
  • Saltstraumen DykkeCamp, s22397, Norway
  • Pro Dive Mauritius, s23954, Mauritius

Awards Achieved

  • Aquamatic.pl, s35763, Poland (TecRec)
  • Scuba Shack, s32104, England (TecRec)
  • Nomad Ocean Adventures Fujairah, s24984, UAE (TecRec)

EFR Centres

  • Gulf Test Safety Consultancies, s24943, UAE
  • Al Jood Quality Consultancy & Technical and Profes, s24938, UAE

Welcome and congratulations to all new and upgraded PADI and EFR businesses! For the latest list of new and upgrading members click the ‘New PADI Retailer and Resort Members‘ link.

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