PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016 Business Academy Schedule

PADI Business Academy (PBA) continues to be the diving industry’s most innovative and powerful business development tool yet, and is only accessible to PADI Members.

If you’re ready to increase your business exposure, sales and bottom line profit you cannot afford to miss this highly interactive, two day programme. Presented by expert senior PADI management, you will leave the Academy with a business development Action Plan and a post Academy support plan.

But don’t take our word for it, take a look at this testimonial from a Business Academy Graduate.

Below is the 2016 PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Academy Schedule*. If you would like to attend an Academy, please download the PADI Business Academy Brochure, complete the PBA Registration Form and email it to [email protected]

PADI Business Academy Schedule 2016

Date Country City Language
03-04 April Italy Padova Italian
29-30 April UAE Dubai English
11-12 May South Africa English
19-20 May Kuwait English
04-05 August Saudi Arabia Jeddah Arabic
15-16 October Germany Berlin German
27-28 November UK Southeast English

*Please note that PBAs shown in this Schedule may be subject to change or cancellation. If you plan to attend a 2016 Business Academy, please check this schedule regularly. Additional PBAs may be added during the year.

PADI Pro Member Benefit #5: New Online Processing Center

Recently re-launched with a brand new, user friendly design, the Online Processing Center is an online service available to all renewed PADI Professionals

The Online Processing Center can be accessed via the PADI Pros Site, and the responsive design ensures it can be easily accessed from your mobile or tablet via the PADI Pros’ Site Lite.

As a renewed PADI Professional you can use the Online Processing Center to:

  • Manage and allocate Digital Crewpak codes
  • Process student certifications
  • Process replacement card and eCard orders
  • Download reports for digital products in each status
  • View the digital codes scoreboard for a quick reference of your available codes
  • Filter and sort options of digital code data

The Online Processing Center is available in multiple languages including English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.

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Remember: renew your 2016 PADI Professional Membership before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able take advantage of our special renewal offers. Find out more here.

Ready to renew? Click here to renew your membership online, or contact Customer Services by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+44 (0)117 3007234)

Dive into the Digital Age in 2016

The PADI Digital Product Suite is a collection of industry-leading products designed to modernise and enrich the learning experience of students and PADI Professionals. Make the switch to Digital Products in 2016 and you’ll see immediate benefits:

  • Give your students a fun, interactive way to learn
  • Purchase and receive products on-demand, straight away
  • Save on stocking and shipping costs with digital delivery
  • Help the environment by cutting back on paper

PADI Touch Products

PADI’s Touch Products in particular will catapult your diving business into the digital age, offering a rich and immersive experience to students that’s available straight from their mobile or tablet device anytime, anywhere. Using a highly intuitive navigation style, they’ll be able to interact and expand their diving knowledge through text, images, videos, quizzes and more.

PADI ReActivate Touch™ – students will be encouraged to jump back into diving or simply refresh their knowledge with a fully prescriptive approach and a ReActivated certification card included.

PADI Open Water Diver Touch™ – as the first step, new divers will be able to learn the PADI Open Water Diver course syllabus on a modern platform, as well as log their training dives electronically.

PADI Equipment Specialist Touch™ – students will see how equipment works and fits together by exploring 3D diagrams, helping to drive new equipment sales and the importance of servicing.

PADI Freediver Touch™ – new or existing divers can learn about the principles of freediving with this brand new product which accompanies the recently-launched PADI Freediver program.

PADI Touch products can be purchased from your PADI Sales Consultant or via the e-Shop, and are allocated to students via the Online Processing Center. Students can then download their copy onto their iOS or Android device via the free PADI Library App.

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PADI App

The PADI App, available in multiple languages, is another Digital Product designed to deliver valuable content to divers and PADI Pros on the go.

Divers can use this one-stop diving hub to search for their nearest dive shop, browse travel destinations, remind themselves of important items with checklists and even log their dives. They’ll also have access to any of their purchased eCards, whilst renewed PADI Professionals automatically get these for free for all of diver- and professional-level certifications.

PADI Digital Product Tools

To help you make the most of PADI’s Digital Product range, we’ve created some useful tools to allow you to find out more about each product and how to sell them, as well as marketing tools to help promote them to your students.

Renew before 31 Dec and get a FREE Digital Product

If you’re a PADI Professional and renew your PADI Membership for 2016 before 31st December 2015, you’ll be eligible to receive a FREE copy of the PADI Open Water Diver Touch or PADI Equipment Specialist Touch product. That’s a benefit worth up to £65 / 88€ / 96CHF straight away!

Simply complete your PADI Membership renewal for 2016 and you’ll receive an email which will contain further instructions on how to get your free Digital Product.

Plus: Visit the PADI Online Shop and get 5 for 4 on all digital products*. That’s a saving of 20%! Click here for terms and conditions and more details on these offers.

For more information, contact your local Sales Consultant at [email protected] or telephone +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours.

PADI Pro Member Benefit #3: Business Training

In order to operate a thriving business within the scuba industry, diving professionals need to be more than just experts in the water – they’ll need to have specialist business knowledge, too.

As a renewed PADI Professional you have access to a wide selection of tools and training opportunities to help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to manage and grow your diving business efficiently and successfully.

These tools include courses such as the PADI Business Academy, print and online publications and live or pre-recorded webinars, and cover a variety of topics including:

  • Selling and conducting PADI courses and training
  • Marketing, eMarketing, advertising and social media tips
  • Boosting sales opportunities for courses, merchandise and equipment
  • Customer and stock inventory management with EVE
  • Developing and expanding your business into the wider market

To find out what support is available, contact a consultant in your local PADI Office or speak to your local PADI Regional Manager.

Remember: renew your 2016 PADI Professional Membership before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able take advantage of our special renewal offers. Find out more here.

Ready to renew? Click here to renew your membership online, or contact Customer Services by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+44 (0)117 3007234)

PADI Professional Auto Renewal for 2016 Membership – there’s still time!

PADI’s Auto Renewal service entitles you to a reduced annual membership fee, saving you both time and money. Once registered, PADI will renew your professional PADI membership every year using your credit card information. If applicable, we’ll also renew your EFR credentials at the same time.

With Auto Renewal, you don’t need to complete any paperwork or worry about your renewal date – we’ll take care of everything so you can continue to enjoy all of your benefits as a renewed PADI Professional.

How to sign up

Auto Renewal saves you even more money and registering is easy.

If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t worry – simply sign up for Auto Renewal at the same time as completing your online renewal. You’ll still be able to take advantage of the reduced fee for 2016 and you’ll be registered for Auto Renewal next November.

Click here to complete your online renewal

Already registered?

To make sure that we are able to process your Auto Renewal for 2016, please check that we have your correct credit card information before the cut-off date of 12 November 2015.

Click here to update your details

Alternatively, call your Customer Services representative to update your payment information by telephone: +44 (0) 117 300 7234

Once you’ve updated your payment information for Auto Renewal, sit back and relax. We’ll write to you again with important information and a confirmation of your renewal fee before we collect it later this month.

Please note that if we don’t hear from you before 12 November 2015 we will still attempt to complete your Automatic Renewal payment, however we cannot guarantee it will be successful. If we are unable to process your renewal payment we will notify you after the Automatic Renewal collection date to arrange an alternate payment method.

Remember: renew your 2016 PADI Professional Membership before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able take advantage of our special renewal offers. Find out more here.

If you have any questions about signing up for Auto Renewal, updating your credit card details or any other query, please contact Customer Services by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+44 (0)117 3007234)

PADI Pro Member Benefit #2: Consultant Services

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As a renewed PADI Professional, you have a full team of industry experts at your local PADI office who are ready to support you in your diving, teaching and career development activities.

You have access to consultants specialising in:

  • Training
  • Quality Management
  • Legal Issues
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Product Integration
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • …and more

Our team will be happy to help you with any enquiries you may have. Click here to view contact information and take advantage of the wide expertise that is available to help you maximise your opportunities as a renewed PADI Professional.

Remember: renew your 2016 PADI Professional Membership before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able take advantage of our special renewal offers. Find out more here.

Ready to renew? Click here to renew your membership online, or contact Customer Services by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+44 (0)117 3007234)

PADI Pro Member Benefit #1: Free eCards

PADI_eCard_phonesAs a renewed PADI Professional, you’ll have access to all of your recreational-level and professional-level eCards – for free!

To access your eCards, simply download the latest version of the PADI App, log in with your SSO username and password. Click on ‘eCards’ from the main menu and you’ll see a list of your certifications.

With access to your eCards in one handy place on your smartphone or mobile device, you’ll be ready to demonstrate your credentials whenever and wherever you need to.

You can also log in to ScubaEarth and click on “My Certifications” from the left hand menu to see a list of your current ratings along with badges, share options and a link to replace each card.

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Remember: renew your 2016 PADI Professional Membership before 31st December 2015 and you’ll be able take advantage of our special renewal offers. Find out more here.

Ready to renew? Click here to renew your membership online, or contact Customer Services by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+44 (0)117 3007234).

Online Renewal Now Open for 2016 PADI Professional Membership

PADI online renewal is now available! Take advantage of the special online discount by renewing your membership on the PADI Pros’ Site today!

Renew Online Now

Don’t forget that PADI’s Automatic Renewal service saves you even more money and registering is easy – sign up for this service during your online renewal and start enjoying the benefits straight away.

Complete your renewal before 31st December and you’ll be able to take advantage of our free digital product renewal offer as a thank you for renewing, by choosing from either a free PADI Open Water Diver Touch or PADI Equipment Specialist Touch. That’s a benefit worth up to £65 / 88€ / 96CHF to you straight away.

That’s not all! You can get an additional 5 for 4 offer on all digital products; that’s a saving of 20%!* Don’t miss this chance to save on PADI’s latest digital products – Renew your membership and contact your PADI Sales Representative to claim your free Open Water Diver Touch or Equipment Specialist Touch today!

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Together We’re #1 In Diving!

It’s no mystery why PADI is the world’s leading diver training organization. Members value the high quality of PADI materials and excellent customer service while divers get the benefits. All of this has made PADI the global leader and most trusted source for diver training since 1966.

*Offer ends 31st July 2016. Offer available only on multiples of five of the same product, not available as mix and match. Available to PADI Instructors who have renewed their PADI membership for 2016.

Get to Know Your PADI Office: Sales Team

In this article, you can find out more information about the PADI Sales Team, who are ready to support you by placing sales orders, providing product advice (including content, recommended use, benefits to students and pricing) advice on maximising sales (through course offerings, marketing products and pricing courses) and by helping you to meet your customers’ product needs.

You can find out more about each of the team below, including contact information. Alternatively for general enquiries please contact the sales department at: [email protected].


Terry Johnson – Sales Manager

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Languages: English
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007398

Barry Fudge – Supervisor, Sales and Corporate Accounts

Barry supports Redistribution customers, sales within the South African region, and the day-to-day running of the sales department and consultant team.

Languages: English
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: barry_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007322

Simona Barravecchia – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

SimonaSimona provides product advice and sales support to the Greek and Italian regions (including Italian Switzerland).

Languages: Italian (native), English, Spanish
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: simona_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007807

Ola Fraser – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

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Languages: Polish (native), English
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: ola_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007359

Amir Khalil – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

Amir provides product advice and sales support to the Middle East (Region 14) and Egypt (Region 20) regions, and Arabic-speaking members located in other regions.

Languages: Arabic (native), English
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: amir_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007317

Linq Mussers – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

Linq provides product advice and sales support to the Netherlands, Flemish-speaking Belgium, UK (South) and Ireland.

Languages: Dutch (native), English, German
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: linq_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007318

Gorka Otaola – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

Gorka-OtaolaGorka provides product advice and sales support to Spain, Canary Islands and Portugal. He also looks after the e-Shop and the publication of the annual price list.

Languages: Spanish (native), English
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: gorka_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007315

Margriet Schuur – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

Margriet provides product advice and sales support to the UK (North), Cyprus, Israel and Turkey.

Languages: Dutch (native), English, German
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007355
Sarah Williams – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

Sarah provides product advice and sales support to France, French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland, the French West Indies, Austria and Malta.

Languages: English (native), French, German, Italian
Contact Email: [email protected]
Skype: sarah_padi
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007320

Julia Wratschko – Sales Representative and Product Consultant

Julia provides product advice and sales support to German-speaking regions as well as the Maldives.

Languages: German (native), English, Spanish, French
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 0117 3007324

 


Your PADI Office

Located in Bristol, UK, the PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Headquarters is your local PADI Office. Here you’ll find a dedicated team ready to support you with the diverse aspects of your business, from Membership and Customer Service enquiries through to Sales, Marketing and Training.

As the largest of the PADI Regional Headquarters, speaking more than 10 different languages and having a spectrum of cultures within our region, we believe it is important to maintain a personal touch and ensure you know who you are working with on a daily basis, and who to contact to assist with your enquiries.

Opening Hours & Contact Information

Mon 08:15 (GMT) to 17:30 (GMT)
Tue 08:15 (GMT) to 17:30 (GMT)
Wed 08:15 (GMT) to 17:30 (GMT)
Thu 08:15 (GMT) to 17:30 (GMT)
Fri 08:15 (GMT) to 16:00 (GMT
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa
The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road
Bristol BS13 8AE
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 117 300 7234
Fax: +44 (0) 117 971 0400

Email: [email protected]

ReActivate Affiliation Link Now Available

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PADI Dive Shops and Resorts can now add a link to their website that automatically affiliates ReActivate™ students with their store.

How to add the link:

Copy the link below, add your store number, and use it to create a link on your website or in your email newsletter.

apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/shopping-cart/product/productAffiliation?ProductId=B4956EA2-9985-4356-A9DA-42BEF212D8D8&StoreNumber=YOURSTORENUMBERHERE

For example, if your PADI store number was 123456, the final code would look like this:

apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/shopping-cart/product/productAffiliation?ProductId=B4956EA2-9985-4356-A9DA-42BEF212D8D8&StoreNumber=123456

Below is an example of what the page looks like on PADI.com. In the bottom left you can see the store information.

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If you’re new to PADI ReActivate, find out more about how it benefits you and your customers. You can also watch a webinar to help you implement templates into EVE and MailChimp. Finally, search the PADI Pros Blog to get tips on marketing tools that are available to promote ReActivate, and how to use them to drive new business.

To purchase or learn more about PADI ReActivate, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at [email protected] or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours, or visit the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pro’s Site where you can access marketing tools and place orders 24/7, 365 days a year.