New and Upgraded PADI Businesses – September 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.

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

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.

Team photo

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 [email protected].

Awards for Kuopion Seikkailukeskus OY S-31012

Award EFR 2015 - kuopion seikkailukeskusRecently owners Jani & Kalevi from Kuopion Seikkailukeskus OY S-31012 from Kuopio in Finland have recieved an two Awards!! One for 15 years of membership of The PADI Retail & Resort Association. 15 years is a long time of commitment and we would like to thank the whole team for their hard work and trust in our organisiation and we are looking forward to keep on working together!

The second award is for excellence in the field of promoting and teaching EFR courses in the Finnish market. They have grown really fast to the top of the EFR certifiers in the world!!

We would like to applaud the whole team of Kuopion Seikkailukeskus OY S-31012 for their dedication in growing EFR so fast. Currently they are the number one in the world!!

You can find more information about Kuopion Seikkailukeskus OY S-31012 here!