Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

July & August Winners for PADI Member Recognition: Fins Scuba and Eddie Venter

Sunday, September 27th, 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, and commending PADI Divemasters and Instructors for their professionalism and leadership abilities.

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

PADI EMEA is proud to announce that PADI Members from within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region were selected as global winners during July and August.

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During the month of July, Fins Scuba (S-7891, UK) was chosen as the Diver Education Center of the Month. Their achievement follows a nomination by Gemma at Galaxsea Divers who had received this praise from one of their customers:

“Today I met one of your customers called Luke from the university who has trained through you. Luke popped in as he is home for the holidays and wanted to check out his local diving centre. I had a lovely chat with Luke and felt I should email you to let you know how highly Luke thinks of you. He had so much positive things to say about his experience with you which was wonderful.  I wanted to email you to let you know that Luke highly recommended you and had all good things to say.”

During the month of August, Eddie Venter (PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, South Africa) was selected as Diver Education Leader of the Month after being given the following recommendation from Ruan van Biljon:

eddie“This letter demonstrates my appreciation to one of the best PADI Instructors I have ever had. With his dedication to teaching others to dive and the level of professionalism that I received throughout my DM training I would recommend him to anyone that asks me for a PADI Instructor.

Learning to dive is rewarding as well as challenging, however with the flexible structure offered by Eddie I was able to complete the classroom and pool sessions easily as well as all the hands on work experience with new students, based around our work commitments.

With the amazing service that Eddie has provided us as well as the level of professionalism, I have already started looking for work as a DM”

Congratulations to both Fins Scuba and Eddie Venter 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

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Special Awards for members in the UK, Ireland and Portugal

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The last quarter has been amazing, with many dive centres receiving well earned awards for their dedication, professionalism and great customer service skills.

Anglesea Divers 1Martin and Caroline Sampson of Anglesey Divers were please to receive their award for 15 Years service as a PADI Dive Centre. Located in the beautiful North East corner of Wales and home to Anglesey and the Menai Straits, they are very experienced in dealing with divers and conducting courses.

Scuba Dive West


Shane and Breffni Gray of Scubadive West, were at hand to receive their 20 year Dive Centre award. Scubadive West has been on the diving radar in Ireland for many years and it was a pleasure to reward the Gray family for their hard work and dedication to the industry.


Gary Aldridge of Orca Scuba Diving Academy, Basildon, was surprised during a PADI Member Forum to receive an award for his dedication and support for the local community. Gary’s involvement with the local schools of Essex displays a level of commitment worthy of great praise.

Orca Dive Academy

Dive WimbledonRoger Hirst and Geoff of Dive Wimbledon were please to receive their award for outstanding achievement to the diving industry. Their work promoting diving and their dedication towards the industry did not go unnoticed.



Dive MadeiraWilfried and Ralph of Madeira Divepoint, took great pleasure in receiving their award for outstanding achievement and development to the diving industry in Madeira. As pioneers on the Island they brought diving to this beautiful island with an outstanding facility.


Dive MachineRobert, Carol and Sam Varns of Dive Machine of Tonbridge in Kent, were very pleased to receive their 15 year dive centre award. Patrick Voorma and Ally Toullec from PADI EMEA were also present to share in the success.


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