PADI Retail and Resort Automatic Renewal

PADI Retail and Resort Automatic Renewal begins 5 November 2018. Enrolling in automatic renewal provides you the least expensive annual membership rate available and ensures you receive uninterrupted access to PADI’s member benefits like online certification processing.

Along with reduced membership dues, automatic renewal also provides PADI Retail and Resort Members a chance to win an in-store marketing consultation with a PADI Americas Marketing Executive and $1,000 US in marketing co-op funds.

To enter the Marketing Consultation Contest, please ensure your store or resort is enrolled in automatic renewal and completes the short survey linked below before 5 November 2018. The in-store consultation will include a one-day review of your website, social media, email marketing, online advertising and $1,000 US in marketing co-op funds*.

Complete the following before 5 November 2018 and you will be entered in the Marketing Consultation Contest.

  1. Enroll in 2018 automatic membership renewal
  2. Access and complete this short survey.

The Individual Member Master Scuba Diver Challenge is Coming 1 May!

 

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Get ready for a friendly competition! Enter the 2018 Master Scuba Diver™ (MSD) Challenge from 1 May 2018 through 30 September 2018 and you could win a 2019 PADI® Membership renewal. You’ll also gain bragging rights and receive special recognition in PADI’s eNewsletter, Surface Interval.

HOW TO WIN 

The PADI Instructors showing the most percentage growth in Master Scuba Diver certifications (as compared to the same time frame last year) will win. You’ll only compete against others in your competitor group:

COMPETITOR GROUPS

  • PADI Individual Members with 0 MSD certifications during the 2017 period
  • PADI Individual Members with 1 MSD certifications during the 2017 period
  • PADI Individual Members with 2-4 MSD certifications during the 2017 period
  • PADI Individual Members with 5+ MSD certifications during the 2017 period

Each competitor group listed above will be awarded one 1st place winner, for a total of four prizewinners! In addition, you will receive a downloadable suite of tools to help you market the challenge to your students and students will have the chance to win a grand prize too! All students who earn the Master Scuba Diver rating from 1 May 2018 through 30 September 2018 will be automatically entered to win a dive vacation for two to Anthony’s Key Resort.

Keep an eye out for more details and challenge registration via e-mail and the PADI Pros’ site coming soon!

View the Official Contest rules here.

The 2018 PADI Retail and Resort Master Scuba Diver Challenge Starts 1 May!

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Get ready for a friendly competition! Enter the 2018 Master Scuba Diver™ (MSD) Challenge from 1 May 2018 through 30 September 2018 and you could win a 2019 PADI® Retailer & Resort Association Membership renewal. You’ll also gain bragging rights and receive special recognition in PADI’s eNewsletter, Surface Interval.

How to Win

The PADI Dive Centers or Resorts showing the most percentage growth in Master Scuba Diver certifications (as compared to the same time frame last year) will win. You’ll only compete against others in your competitor group:

COMPETITOR GROUPS

  • PADI Dive Center or Resort with 0-4 MSD certifications during the 2017 period
  • PADI Dive Center or Resort with 5-9 MSD certifications during the 2017 period
  • PADI Dive Center or Resort with 10-14 MSD certifications during the 2017 period
  • PADI Dive Center or Resort with 15+ MSD certifications during the 2017 period

Each competitor group listed above will be awarded one 1st place winner, for a total of four prizewinners! In addition, you will receive a downloadable suite of tools to help you market the challenge to your students and students will have the chance to win a grand prize too! All students who earn the Master Scuba Diver rating from 1 May 2018 through 30 September 2018 will be automatically entered to win a dive vacation for two to Anthony’s Key Resort.

Keep an eye out for more details and challenge registration via email and the PADI Pros’ site coming soon!

View official contest rules here.

Ready to ramp up your PADI Master Scuba Diver™ program? Get ready for the challenge by checking out these tips on how to put your Master Scuba Diver program to work here.

2017 PADI Race to Renew Winners

Congratulations to Emily Anderson, whose response was selected as the grand prize winner of the 2017 Race to Renew!

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“As a scientist, I want to bring awareness about our ocean’s health to the public,” she wrote. “As a PADI Professional, I am able to do so – reaching out to students, teaching them about the marine environment, and showing what we, as divers, can do to help our oceans.”

Emily won more than $1,200 worth of Cressi gear and one free year of PADI Professional membership.

 

In addition to Emily, nine other PADI Members were chosen to receive one free year of PADI membership*.

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  • Paul A Jomm
  • Marina L. Marinho Nunes
  • Anderson Batista De Mello

 

Congratulations to all the winners!

*Winners are eligible for the reimbursement of their 2018 PADI Membership dues pending the return of the liability release statement.

The Midwest Great Instructor Challenge

In 2017, the inaugural PADI® Midwest Great Instructor Challenge had truly great participation throughout 10 US Midwest states. The top 10 challenge winners showed their dedication to diver education and the environment, and proved they are masters at keeping dives engaged. Like PADI Pros around the world, these individuals proudly share their joy of diving and eagerly invite others on underwater adventures, sometimes in water temperatures as low as 38°F/3°C.

This regional challenge was based on accumulating points for each PADI certification issued during the contest period. The top producing instructor crushed it by earning more than 300 points.

The top 10 instructors received PADI-branded merchandise along with great bragging rights. In addition, the top instructor won a dinner with the PADI Midwest Regional Staff.

Congratulations to these challenge winners

1 – Andy Silverman: 16-year member from Columbus Scuba in Ohio

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2 – Melissa Silverman: 3-year member from Columbus Scuba in Ohio

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3 – Jerry Otte: 21-year member from Aquatic Adventures Inc. in Wisconsin

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4 – Elmer Egman: 45-year member and independent instructor from Minnesota

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5 – John Holben: 9-year member from Scuba Emporium in Illinois

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6 – Andrew Berg: 5-year member from TD Scuba in Missouri

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7 – Martin Kelly: 3-year member from New Wave Snorkel and Columbus Scuba in Ohio

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8 – Jenny Otte: 8-year member from Aquatic Adventures Inc. in Wisconsin

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9 – Mark Poulos: 23-year member from Sentry Pool & Scuba in Illinois

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10 – Jessy Thompson: 2-year member from American Dive Zone in Michigan

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If you live in the midwest, watch for information about the next Midwest Instructor Challenge that’s launching in the spring of 2018.

I Love My PADI Pro Contest 2018

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As PADI Professionals, you not only introduce new divers to the underwater world, but you inspire new passions, encourage exploration, and mobilize future conservationists. We recognize the difference you are making in your communities, and we would like to give your students the opportunity to show their appreciation by nominating you in the I Love My PADI Pro contest.

We’ve asked our divers to tell us about the impact their PADI Pro has made in their lives and, if they nominate you, you’ll automatically go in the running to win a PADI x Seiko watch (and they’ll have the chance to win PADI swag). PADI divers can visit the official I Love My PADI Pro contest page to submit their entry.

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Want to help spread the word? Below are a few sample text options to share on your social media accounts, in email, or on your website to encourage your students to participate. Remember, you know yourself and your students the best. If these samples don’t exactly match your tone and voice, feel free to adjust them accordingly. Don’t forget the official hashtag for the contest: #Love4PADIPros

Sample Text:

Option 1: Have you heard about @PADI’s #Love4PADIPros contest? If you thought I was a great PADI <insert level of membership>, you can nominate me by using this link: http://padi.co/NBiJYd.

Option 2: We have a lot of love for our PADI Pros here and we know you do too. If you think your instructor went above and beyond – or one of our Divemasters always has a smile at the ready, let them know by nominating them for @PADI’s #Love4PADIPros contest here: http://padi.co/NBiJYd.

Option 3: @PADI has just launched their #Love4PADIPros contest! If you think one of our PADI Pros deserves a shoutout (and a Seiko watch!) nominate them in the contest today here: http://padi.co/NBiJYd.

PADI Social Channels:

Facebook

Twitter @padi

Instagram @paditv

Seiko Social Channels:

Facebook

Instagram @seikowatchusa

To download other social images and sample posts, please visit the PADI Pros’ Site.

We appreciate all that you do and look forward to hearing from your students!

Announcing the 2017 Retail and Resort Master Scuba Diver Challenge Winners

In 2017, we challenged our Retail and Resorts to a friendly competition to see who could show the most percentage growth in Master Scuba Diver™ certifications. The following dive centers came out on top, certifying more divers the past six months than they did during the same six-month period the previous year!  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all that participated in the challenge. Your amazing achievements and dedication in certifying Master Scuba Divers continues to create loyal customers, confident and competent divers, and more stewards for the underwater world.

In no particular order, here are your 2017 first place Retail and Resort Master Scuba Diver Challenge Winners:

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Gore, OK

“Gene’s Aqua Pro has been proud to serve Oklahoma since 1971.  The Master Scuba Diver Challenge gave our divers a fun mission to accomplish this summer at beautiful Lake Tenkiller.”-Gene’s Aqua Pro

Chattahoochee Scuba

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Columbus, GA

“We challenge our customers to become Master Scuba Divers to help hone their skills, gain new experience, and stay engaged as divers and students.” –Chattahoochee Scuba

SeaVentures

SeaVentures

Alpharetta, GA

“We enjoy offering the Master Scuba Diver Challenge at SeaVentures because it gets our divers even more excited about different kinds of diving.” –SeaVentures

Florida Underwater Sports

Florida Underwater Sports

Sarasota, FL

“Creating divers, that is the MSD challenge for our instructors and staff. The students are challenged to become better divers but also to be outstanding representatives of the diving community.” –Florida Underwater Sports

The Scuba Shop

The Scuba Shop

Ontario, Canada

“Northern Ontario’s only PADI Dive Center, the Scuba Shop is proud to congratulate our new PADI Master Scuba Divers and their commitment to safe diving and training.” –The Scuba Shop

Ready to ramp up your Master Scuba Diver Program? Check out tips on how to put your master scuba diver program to work here.

Announcing the 2016 Elite Instructor My PADI Challenge Winners

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Congratulations to the instructors who won the second annual Elite Instructor My PADI Challenge! These 15 PADI Professionals certified more people the past four months than they did during the same four-month period last year. Thank you all for your amazing achievements and dedication in teaching the world to dive, and for creating more ambassadors for the ocean.

To read about the Elite Instructor My PADI Challenge and incentives, visit padi.com/elite.

2016 Winners 

300 Level*:
PADI Master Instructor, Michael Berry

200 Level: 
PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Cathy Sytsma
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Sophie Gaze

150 Level: 
PADI Master Instructor, Paul Flower
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Madison Heffernan
PADI Master Instructor, Joshua Sprinkle

100 Level: 
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Akira Koizumi
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, James Vincent
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Richard Clough
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Nicolas Laatsch

50 Level: 
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Mark Dugger|
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Ron Willis
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Rodrigo Masmela
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Serena Stean
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, James Peebles

*Minimum number of certifications achieved in 2015.