PADI Member Social
Hear from Drew Richardson and PADI mission partners on global conservation efforts to create PADI Mission Hubs, execute on the Decade for Ocean Action and how you can help engage in local actions to save our ocean planet.
Virtual PADI® Miniseminars
These DEMA miniseminars can be attended at any time and receive one credit for every three PADI miniseminars attended. By virtually attending the Quality and Risk Management and PADI Standards: Year in Review miniseminars, along with two additional presentations, PADI Members can regain Teaching status after not renewing for one to three years.
Quality and Risk Management (required for credit)
Determine how prepared you are through an analysis of real dive incidents and learn how conservative decisions provide better protection. You’ll also learn how to better manage risk in diver education programs and throughout your dive business.
PADI Standards: Year in Review (required for credit)
Attend this informational seminar to review some of the standard changes that affect your daily teaching. You’ll also get answers to commonly asked questions and learn how to stay current with all the latest training news.
PADI Course Director is the ultimate PADI Professional rating. Attend this miniseminar to learn how you can reach this goal and learn about the prerequisites, application procedures, and acceptance protocols for the Course Director Training Course (CDTC).
New DSD Safety Study Published
Join PADI Staff as they review new findings from a recent Discover Scuba® Diving (DSD®) safety study that was published this past June in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. The study examined the mortality rate within PADI’s DSD program from 1992 (DSD’s introduction) through 2019. Statistical analysis compared all program fatalities (79) against 7 million+ registrations in two 14 year periods, finding a significant fatality rate decline to .87 per 100K participants for the period ending in 2019. Attend this seminar to see how this compares favorably with recreational diving in general.
How to Increase Certifications During a Pandemic
Are you making the most out of your digital presence using PADI eLearning®? Hear from PADI Members to get ideas on how they flourished in 2020 and their plans moving forward in a digital world. Also, learn which courses are available now and which ones are coming soon.
Training, Health and Safety – Return to Diving
Join Karl Shreeves as he reviews which considerations need to be addressed for divers to feel comfortable diving again during a pandemic environment. Review and update diving-related suggested health and safety considerations that help your divers feel confident they can get diving again, with an emphasis on medical recommendations for avoiding COVID and considerations for divers who have had it.
How to Set Up Continuing Education Programs that Sell Themselves
Lay the foundation for a successful continuing education program using simple tips, tricks and tools. Learn how you can package courses, train your staff to cross-sell opportunities, and set up a strong continuing education program to exponentially increase profitability.
Discover the all-new Discover Scuba Diver eLearning
Have you added the new DSD eLearning product to your digital mix? Learn how to create QR codes to integrate into your store point of purchase materials and marketing efforts. Make sure you’re utilizing all the features and benefits to increase Open Water diver conversions.
The PADI Decade of Ocean Action Starts with You: Your Role in Saving the Ocean
Your conservation leadership is critical to bringing forward a new era where everyone uses the ocean sustainably. Join us and find out how PADI Members play an essential role as leaders of the PADI Torchbearer Community and what conservation programs and tools are available for your business.
Market Your Instructor Development Programs Like a Pro
Recognizing and securing professional-level market opportunities in your area is a powerful tool to grow and strengthen your business. This seminar will discuss the diversity of Pro level markets out there, and how we can not only strengthen your existing market but also how to branch out into new opportunities. Discuss winning marketing strategies and how to effectively integrate new marketing tools and technology into your current campaigns.
Pricing Strategies in a Digital World
PADI Members benefit from a premium brand with higher profitability, but do your prices reflect it? Come see how your prices stand up to others in the industry and where they need to be in order to increase profitability. Learn about consumer buying trends and how to apply it to your pricing strategies.
Get the Most Out of the New Pro Portal
Take a tour of all the new digital features within the Pro Portal, which is replacing the classic PADI Pros’ Site. Brush up or learn new techniques on how to access and use these powerful tools.
Stronger Together: PADI & PADI AWARE Foundation
Find out why forming PADI AWARE Foundation is a critical next step in the PADI community’s pivotal role in addressing issues affecting ocean health. By joining forces, we’ll meet critical conservation goals for both local and global impact, empowering the PADI family through conservation-focused programs and opportunities while engaging a global community of Torchbearers on an unprecedented scale.
How to Leverage the Power of the PADI Brand and Benefits
No other training organization can offer all the amazing benefits that PADI offers. Attend this miniseminar to learn about the PADI Experience and how it’s making it easier for you to be successful. With the wide variety of programs and products available, tune in to make sure you’re taking advantage of it all.
How to Ramp up Local Diving and Travel in your Business
The PADI Adventures app is the industry-leading app for booking diving activities 24/7. Learn how to add your courses, save the ocean events or dive trips to the app, and fill your classes or boats for sustained growth. You will also learn how PADI Dive Guides can increase your exposure and drive more divers to your dive center or resort.
EFR Instructor Update
This seminar reviews some important changes made to EFR® course standards and conduct recommendations. New product and materials opportunities will also be discussed, along with important EFR marketing considerations. This update also looks at future developments, distinctive specialties, and other important program opportunities.
TecRec Instructor Update
This seminar details the various changes made to PADI ® TecRec® course standards and conduct recommendations, including the Tec Diver, Tec Trimix, Tec Sidemount, Tec CCR Diver courses, as well as some TecRec Distinctive Specialties. This update also looks at future plans, course linking, marketing and other important logistical options.
Freediver Instructor Update
This seminar reviews important updates regarding the PADI Freediver® courses and related standards and conduct recommendations. Program marketing and materials considerations will also be discussed. This update also looks at future developments, distinctive specialties and other important program opportunities.
Grow Your Business with Niche Markets
In this seminar, you will learn how to successfully leverage opportunities within niche diving markets to increase your training, travel and sales opportunities. Also discover how the PADI TecRec, Public Safety Diver, Freediver, Mermaid, and Adaptive Techniques programs can help you grow and expand your business in big ways!
PADI Swim School: Innovating to Grow Your Scuba Business
Expand your scuba operations by bringing new swimmers and their families into your business. Explore cross-marketing opportunities, the benefits of becoming known as your community’s drowning prevention expert, and learn about the unique “Swim Prep for Scuba” course. We have created a special curriculum for family-based learn-to-swim programs to allow for socially distanced lessons during the pandemic.
EVE Diving Services Will Make Your Job Easier
EVE DIVING SERVICES continues to evolve in tandem with the changing demands of your dive store. As the needs of divers and dive businesses change all over the world, EVE DIVING SERVICES is changing with the demands of the “new” world. The EVE Ultimate System encompasses the full range of in-store and online services you’ll need to have an integrated approach to every aspect of your business that can lead to measurable, sustained increases in profitability and efficiency.
Virtual PADI® Programs
2022 Course Director Update
Available after 17 November 2021
Registration fee: $149 US
Get a brief review as well as great suggestions for teaching the revised IDC Curriculum. In addition, gain some winning tactics for conducting and promoting IDCs and Instructor Development programs. You’ll also learn how to successfully promote and conduct specialty instructor courses and MSDT Preparatory programs.
Don’t miss the PADI Frequent Trainer Program award ceremony recognizing PADI Platinum Course Directors.
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
2 December 2021 – 12:00 – 4:00 PM PT
Fee: $695 US
As an Emergency First Response® Instructor Trainer, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your passion for teaching and increase your income by training others to become Emergency First Response Instructors. This half-day program is open to EFR® Instructors who have completed the preparatory online component and conducted at least five EFR courses or issued at least 25 EFR course completion cards. This program includes access to the online pre-study presentations and to the live practical component.
Please have an Emergency First Response Trainer Manual, a current/updated Emergency First Response Instructor Manual, and your completed knowledge review and marketing plan assignment.
IDC Staff Instructor Update
Available after 17 November 2021
Registration fee: $149 US
Get a brief review as well as great suggestions for teaching the revised IDC Curriculum. In addition, gain some winning tactics for conducting and promoting Assistant Instructor programs and discuss marketing and packaging strategies.
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