Posts Tagged ‘DSD’

Green Bay Dive Site Cyprus

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Green Bay Dive Site Cyprus, a mystical and wonderful place to take your first dive (Padi DSD) or make your Padi Open Water Certification.

Discover Scuba Diving Course Overview:

While it’s not a scuba certification course, Padi Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction for beginners to what it takes to explore the underwater world of Green Bay Cyprus.

It consists of:

Basic theory & safety briefing along with an introduction to the skills and equipment used for scuba diving, this is an Instructor Briefing.

Next step is to get on your scuba equipment and go to the water. Easy Divers Cyprus offers this program from the beach. Your instructor will demonstrate how to breathing underwater for the first time, followed by a few important skills used in diving. Once you have completed these few skills you will be off a wonderful underwater diving experience. Spend time enjoying the feeling and exploring under supervision of a Padi instructor.

These ancient monuments will amaze you from the moment you make your first dive at Green Bay Dive Site.

 

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Green Bay Dive Site in Protaras Cyprus

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Green Bay Dive Site Cyprus – The Place for your first time discover scuba experience.

Discover Scuba Diving – Are You Missing A Trick?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Do you have enough Open Water Divers? Our most successful centres at diver acquisition are those that have a proactive Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) programme targeted at securing entry level divers. Thought it was too difficult to run and market? With two simple options it’s actually easier than you think. Time to give it a go!

Discover Scuba Diving made easy

Review the DSD Instructor Guide in the PADI Instructor Manual for further detailed information if required.

DSD in a pool or confined open water.

Are you a Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or above? If so, you can do this.

  • DSD participants complete and sign the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Brochure
    Conduct briefing
  • Help new divers put on and adjust their scuba equipment. Show them how to inflate and deflate their BCDs at the surface.
  • Directly supervise new divers as they breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. When comfortable, take them on tours in deeper water as appropriate.
  • Debrief divers
  • Promote your PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver Programme
  • Register your DSD participants online

DSD Open Water Dive

Do this if your DSD’s want to do more!

  • Participants complete and sign the DSD Brochure.

Before the dive a PADI Instructor conducts briefing on equipment they’ll be using; explain risks of diving, breathing and equalization rules, aquatic life, limits of the programme.

Practice the following skills in shallow water with a PADI Instructor:

  • Breathing underwater
  • Regulator clearing and recovery
  • Mask clearing
  • Equalization techniques
  • Hand signals/underwater communication
  • Finally conduct the participants on a tour of the dive site

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Credit for PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver courses

If your DSD participants have done the open water dive, it can be credited towards the Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver course – A good incentive for your divers to do more!

Review the DSD Instructor Guide in the PADI Instructor Manual for further detail and information.

DSD Facts – why you should use this programme

While the conversion from the DSD Programme to PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver may differ between domestic markets and resort markets, it has been proven (and it’s still the case) that the proper conduct of a PADI DSD programme brings new customers.

With the introduction of the new DSD experience in 2002 the conversion has increased to 8.5% new divers in main European markets.

New PADI DSD bookletIn the resort areas, the conversion is lower at between 2.9 and 5%. The difference being that the actual number of participants is much higher by far when compared to mainland Europe.

What needs to be considered:

A DSD experience is the most successful programme to generate new customers, especially if the centres are using freshly certified divers to share their experience at the end of the DSD. It’s within PADI standards to have a PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water Diver helping with the logistics of organizing equipment and other materials used in the programme, motivation and registration at the end of the DSD experience. (They can’t supervise, be used as a certified assistant or in any way conduct the experience or any of its elements.) The registration ratio is very often close to 80% if the emphasis is well positioned (end of the programme).

A closer analysis of German Dive Centres in 2006 has confirmed that the DSD is crucial for the good health of a business. Centres who conducted the DSD experience and actively promoted the Open Water Diver course during the experience found a significant uplift in their business.

In a resort environment, sometimes the programme is only conducted as a fast “benefit” and there is no follow-up being done at the end of the experience. In resorts where the conversion effort is made not only during the experience but also at the end of the programme, the registration into a PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver course is close to 70%.

Have fun, and by using the programme correctly you will create new divers!

For more information regarding the PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme, please contact the PADI Training Department at training.emea@padi.com

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PADI DSD Pool Party UK addition

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The first UK PADI Discover Scuba Diving Pool Party

Red and Blue Get your PADI balloons

Get Your PADI

After the unprecedented success of the very first PADI DSD Pool party hosted by CY Dive in Pafos, Cyprus, it was time to bring it to a domestic market. The whole event was organised and hosted by Norwich’s very own ChristalSeas Scuba Ltd on the 16th of June.

The team there already conduct a very well polished DSD so it was exciting to get their feed back on our new concept on how to increase the conversions of people who would like to “try diving” to people who “Do Diving”.

PADI’s goal is simple, to give PADI Centre’s an extra tool to grow their own diving community with new and enthusiastic individuals who will hopefully find the same life en-richness that only the underwater world can provide. These new divers will in-turn spread that message to friends and family and hopefully grow the number of people interested in learning to dive for everyone.

What do you need to host the PADI DSD Pool Party?

Mirror Disco Ball

Mirror Disco Ball’s are optional extras

  • PADI Pool Party Marketing Material
  • Discover Scuba Diving Participants
  • Pool
  • Enthusiastic Staff Members
  • Fun
  • Food & Drinks
  • Time after the dive
  • and in this instance the PADI Regional Manager – Matt Clements

Chris and Polly at ChistalSeas Scuba Ltd. came up with a diverse group of Participants and outstanding instructors who were all then handed over to PADI’s regional Manager for the North UK and Malta, Matt Clements. By sharing our passion of our own first Discover Scuba Diving experiences and then the PADI Open Water Diver Course set the scene for lots of fun in the pool.

new student divers
PADI Sunglasses
Instructor Briefing Students
Divers in the water

After all the in-water activities, training and fun we then regrouped for some snacks and more experience sharing. The feed back was great and everyone from the group had their own buzz and reasons for trying a dive. Having an additional team of positive Instructors and Dive Masters on hand combined with an open shop full of equipment the evenings experience led to questions about how, who and when could they start. Having both the new PADI Digital Products and a trusty Open Water Ultimate CrewPak on hand meant the new students could really appreciate the quality of their training materials along with the fantastic instructional team.

I look forward to catching up with the new divers that we made last night and hopefully being their buddy one day soon. Thank you to all of the team at ChistalSeas Scuba Ltd. and I look forward to helping at the next one in the South at Andark

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Beer and Nachos

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