Camel Dive Club – Dive Center of the year 2014

The last Divers’ Party at Camel Bar was a truly special event for the whole Sharm El Sheikh diving community, which gathered to celebrate two important milestones.
On 14 February at the London International Dive Show, Egypt was awarded “Destination of the Year 2014” demonstrating divers’ continued love for Egypt’s unbeatable Red Sea diving.
The whole Camel Team was also thrilled to celebrate its own victory in the same Awards which rated the historical diving hub in Naama Bay “Dive Centre of the Year 2014” worldwide, as voted by readers of DIVER, the popular British magazine.


The Awards recognize the diving industry’s top brands; every year the competition for the top three in each category is intense, and this time was no exception, with the top two placed dive centres both coming from Sharm El Sheikh (Red Sea Diving College came second).

The Divers’ Night was also an ideal occasion for Teo Brambilla (PADI Regional Manager) to present Camel Dive Club the important achievement of being within the top 3 diving centre in Egypt with the highest number of PADI certifications issued in 2014.


.A delighted Simone Pelucchi (Diving GM) commented: “With the clear recent pick up we are witnessing in the diving business in Sharm, our Team is working harder to present the advantages of continued education for our certified divers, whilst guaranteeing at the same time perfect conditions for diver wannabes of all ages, in the Red Sea and at Camel”.

PADI eLearning Pro-level Courses Available for Direct Purchase

Last month, diver-level eLearning courses became available for direct purchase by PADI Members. As of today, pro-level courses are available as well.

eLearning codes may be ordered from the online shopping cart or from your PADI Sales Consultant by phone or email. The part numbers you’ll need are listed below.

Type the part numbers into the search box of the online shopping cart, or click the Buy eLearning courses link in the center of the page.

New to ordering eLearning? View step-by-step directions on how to buy and use eLearning or Touch codes.

  • Buy PADI eLearning PADI ProsDive Theory Online
    (product no. 50011-3)
  • Divemaster
    (product no. 50500-3)
  • IDC online*
    (product no. 50016-3)

*  IDC online is available only to course directors and five star IDCs if ordering via the online shopping cart.


How To: Buy and Use PADI eLearning or Touch codes

Starting in January 2015, PADI Members may now purchase PADI eLearning® courses from the online shopping cart or from their PADI Sales Consultant. Student divers may continue to purchase eLearning courses from a dive center website, the PADI website, and order gift passes from

Below are the steps for a PADI Member to purchase eLearning or Touch codes for their students. If you are ready to process an eLearning student, please scroll down.

How To: Buy and Use PADI eLearning or Touch codes

#1 Order an eLearning or Touch course from your PADI Sales Consultant or the Shop Online section of the PADI Pros Site. Codes may take up to one hour to appear on your account.

Important: due to laws governing minors on the internet, you will not be able to send a code to students younger than 13. Divers 10-12 should purchase the code from your website, or

#2 Log on to the PADI Pro’s Site and click Online Services –> Online Processing Center. Choose the new PIC Online if prompted.

PADI Online Processing Center

#3 Choose the applicable program:

eLearning (aka Open Water Certification Pak – Online)
Click on Available Code(s) under eLearning Registrations.

For Touch Registrations:

  • Equipment Specialist and any Open Water Touch codes purchased prior to 2015 will appear under Touch Registrations.
  • Open Water Touch purchases from 2015 or later (aka Open Water Certification Pak – Offline) will appear under Certification Paks.

#4 Select the course you’d like to send to the student.
By default, no codes are shown.  Manipulate the filters to reveal codes. For example:

  • Use the second filter, Filter By Level and choose Open Water
  • Then use the Filter By Purchase Date dropdown menu and choose Show All


send PADI eLearning code
Open Water Touch (Open Water Premium)

PADI Digital Cert Pak Send Code How To
#5 To send a code, you’ll need to enter two pieces of information: the student’s name  and email.

How to send PADI eLearning Touch Code

Your student will receive an email with their Touch or eLearning access code and information on how to get started.

PADI Touch Registration email


The student will create a PADI “Single Sign On” account or login using existing credentials if they already have an account such as ScubaEarth or eLearning.


Please check that you’re using a supported browser. Our website is designed to work with the most current versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

Codes can take up to an hour to appear in the online processing center. In some cases, logging out of the Pros Site and logging back in is helpful.

For assistance purchasing an online course, contact your PADI Sales Consultant. For help with purchased codes, please contact PADI customer service at +44 (0) 117 3007234.


How To: Process a Student

#1 Start in the online processing center. Click on the Redeemed Code(s) button for eLearning or Touch as appropriate.

online processing center redeemed codes
#2 Utilize the drop down filters to locate your student…

locate PADI student using dropdown filters

… OR pull up their information using the access code the student received in their initial email. Or the PADI ID that appears on their course completion record. If the student did not purchase their eLearning or Touch product through you to begin with, this is the method you will use to process them.

PADI online processing center filters
PADI online processing center eLearning Touch student lookup

In either case, the student’s information will be pre-populated.

#3 The next step is to confirm the student’s contact information and upload a photo.

#4 Once this is done, click Continue Processing Selected Students.

PADI online processing center how to

#5 The last step is the familiar PIC Online interface. Add the cert location, date, etc and complete the process as normal.

Certify eLearning student How To PADI

What Do You Love About the Ocean?

LoveCampaign_TwitterCoverDo something different this Valentine’s Day. Inspire your student divers to protect the underwater world by taking part in the #WhatILoveAbouttheOcean campaign.

Join Project AWARE in celebrating what divers everywhere love about the ocean:

  1. Share your favourite ocean picture on Twitter or Instagram using #WhatILoveAbouttheOcean. Your image will be automatically added to the campaign photo grid.
  2. Don’t have a Twitter or Instagram account? Don’t worry you can still participate by adding your photo directly to the #WhatILoveAbouttheOcean grid. Don’t forget to add a caption!
  3. Make a donation to help protect what you love for future generations.

Project AWARE will spread the love far and wide by featuring some of your best pics to inspire others to love and protect the ocean!

Share your love for the ocean this Valentine’s Day and head to Twitter to tweet your love: This #ValentinesDay I’m celebrating my ❤ for the ocean to inspire others to protect it #WhatILoveAbouttheOcean


Red Sea Diving Community In Action

What an amazing 10 days in Egypt Red Sea.

We started off with a four day PADI Regional Manager Conference in El Gouna discussing ideas on how we can support our members in Europe, Middle East and Africa even further. Lots of interesting events and projects was discussed and planned for 2015. The conference was followed by a clean-up dive day in Hurghada/Magawish Island. Thank you to HEPCA/PADI/Project Aware, Dive Pro Academy, Panorama Divers, Blue Paradise, Euro-Divers, Dive-Point, Colona, Scuba World Divers, Dive Connection, Aquarius, Suunto Egypt, Aqua-Lung Egypt, Scuba Online and all the diving community in the Red Sea for this unique event. The Governor of the Red Sea, General Ahmed Abdullah personally attended the ceremony and we received on behalf of our Members, the prestigious Red Sea Governorate Recognition & Appreciation Award – It is only due to your efforts and we thank you all for your support.

Panoramas Divers, Dive Pro Academy, Colona Divers great video’s from the event

The next day we conducted a PADI Member Forum at Marriot Hurghada with 112 members attending and over 20 PADI staff. During the forum we discussed the digital products being released and new programs on the market.

During the weekend many meetings was held with the Egyptian Government and many ideas was discussed like opening new dive sites in the Red Sea, ease of night diving and how we can increase tourism into the region. We would like to thank the Egyptian Government for all the support.

PADI is looking forward to work with you during 2015 and beyond. Finally we would like to welcome three new members to the PADI Family: Scuba World Divers, Golden Dolphin and Diving Dukes. So from all of us at PADI EMEA a big thank you to the amazing Red Sea Community.

Show Your Support – AWARE Certification Cards & Poster

PA certification cardsShow your support by encouraging your student divers to make a donation to Project AWARE whenever they take a PADI diving course.

Display this poster in your facility and have your divers choose the limited edition Project AWARE version of the PADI Certification Card. 100 percent of their donation will go towards protecting our ocean planet.

Better yet, become a 100% AWARE partner to ensure all your certifications support ocean protection through Project AWARE.

Certification cards poster 2015