MF2013_HeaderDear PADI Professional,
We are pleased to invite you to join us at the 2013 Member Forum in Jeddah.
On 7 April, we will be sharing some exciting news and important announcements: stay up to date with the latest developments in the Diving Industry!
Topics that will be covered during the Member Forum are: Learn more about Scubaearth™, Keeping Pace with Customers, PADI eLearning®, Project Aware, Marketing Initiatives and of course the PADI standards.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet up with other PADI professionals and Members in your area and discuss issues that you may need assistance on or just enjoy the get together with other key players in the industry.
The event details as follows:
7 April 2013 at 19:30hrs – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Albilad Hotel
Corniche Highway
Registration is on the day of the Forum prior to commencement. There is no charge for attendance at the Forum.

The Forum will be conducted by:
Teo Brambilla, Regional Manager Egypt & Middle East.
Teo can be contacted on +20 122 3658961 or [email protected]

NB: If you cannot attend, we will be holding another Member Forum in Aqaba – Jordan in May (date to be confirmed).

We look forward to seeing you.

Your PADI Team

PADI Snorkel Guide Program

EMEA_newsPADI developed the PADI Snorkel Guide program a few years back, for unique delivery in Egypt to best accommodate local regulations affecting the water sports and diving market. With recent developments in Egypt, and revisions within the PADI Divemaster program, we have reassessed the need for this program in the local market place.

All PADI Divemasters and instructors are already trained beyond that of snorkelling guide. Snorkel Guides, who are not already PADI Divemasters or instructors, are trained locally in Egypt, and also renew their Snorkel Guide status each year. In order to streamline our activities and ensure these are consistent throughout the world, we have made a decision to suspend the Snorkel Guide program, uniquely delivered in Egypt, from 2014.

Any existing and renewed PADI Snorkel Guides will retain their credential until the end of 2014. There remain hundreds of PADI professional members in Egypt at Divemaster or higher level who will be able to fulfil the role of snorkel guides into the future. The PADI Divemaster program remains an appropriate route for those looking for leadership and guide training, through PADI.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

PADI EMEA Management