Archive for the ‘Events & Shows’ Category

Aquatica Wassersport meets with PADI at Boot Show

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Aquatica Wassersport is one of the first PADI Freediver Centers established across the world. Thomas Jurkschat met with PADI Territory Director Suzanne Smith and PADI Regional Manager Thomas Sobotta at the Boot Show, Dusseldorf this year.

Ines Jurkshat (not pictured) was also recognised for her role on the advisory panel for the development of the PADI Freediver program.

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PADI Member Forum 2016 in EMEA

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

PADI Member Forum 2016 is an exciting, informative journey through the new, cutting-edge educational tools in the PADI digital library. The seminar will feature a risk management presentation along with an interactive Q&A session about PADI Standards.

You’ll also get a glimpse into new PADI marketing campaigns like My PADI, AmbassaDiver, Discover Scuba® Diving Days as well as changes within Emergency First Response® and Project AWARE®.

Browse the list of events to find a date near you. Please note that these dates are subject to change and more events will be added during the year.

PADI Member Forums in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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PADI Celebrates its 50th Anniversary during DMEX 2016!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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After a very successful 2015 Show, PADI will once again be exhibiting, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary, at DMEX 2016, in Dubai, from 1st – 5th March.

Visit the PADI Village where staff look forward to meeting you and answering your Sales and Training related questions, including everything to do with the newly launched PADI Freediver programme, as well as the most recent additions to the PADI digital product suite.  Exhibiting PADI Dive Centres will be looking to enrol non divers and divers alike onto PADI courses.  We look forward to welcoming you to the PADI Village at DMEX.

And don’t forget the 2016 Member Forum, taking place at 19:00 on 29th February at The Emirates Academy.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Join PADI Staff at the 2016 LIDS Member Forum

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

If you are planning to visit the London International Dive Show at ExCel London, PADI invites you to the 2016 Member Forum taking place on Saturday 13th February, from 15:30 – 17:30, in South Gallery 3.

Come and get the lowdown on the myPADI campaign and the most recent PADI new diver acquisition tactics as well as the NEW PADI Freediver programme and the 2016 AmbassaDivers campaign.  Learn how each of these can support and grow your business.  Along with PADI Standards updates and a review of Risk Management best practice, the programme promises to be interesting and informative.

We look forward to seeing you at the Member Forum and invite you to stay and join us for an informal Member Social directly afterwards.

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World ShootOut 2015 Winners – Live Broadcast this Weekend!

Friday, January 29th, 2016


The World ShootOut 2015 underwater photo competition, which hosted 448 photographers from 37 different countries around the world, concluded at the end of last year, and now it’s time to announce the winners!

Two winning ceremonies will be taking place this weekend at boot Dusseldorf 2016, on the central stage of the diving arena, hall 3. Both events will be broadcasted LIVE in HD via YouTube, allowing audiences across the globe to enjoy this exciting event.

Scroll down to view each event and watch the live stream from this page:


Friday, January 29th, 2 pm GMT+1

On January 29th, all World ShootOut 2015 winners will be announced and awarded with prizes, including a special award for 1st place: a dreamy diving vacation for two in Papua New Guinea including flights from Europe (worth $25,000!).


Saturday, January 30th, 2 pm GMT+1

Live judging and awards ceremony for the UW Photography Global Championship 2015 will be held on January 30th. The winning team will be awarded with a prize worth $9,000 courtesy of SEACAM and PADI.

Learn more about the World ShootOut and the UW Photo Global Championship at

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