How to Buy and Sell PADI Touch Products

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The PADI Touch products are a collection of industry-leading digital course materials designed to modernise and enrich the teaching and learning experiences of PADI Professionals and their students. The range includes:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch
  • PADI ReActivate Touch
  • PADI Equipment Specialist Touch
  • …plus additional courses due for release in the future

Available for iOS and Android devices, the benefits range from improved customers’ satisfaction, enriched learning experiences and environmental awareness. In short, it’s the new way the world learns to dive.

Make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running once choosing to Go Digital – download our handy cheat sheet below which features an at-a-glance walkthrough of how you are able to purchase the PADI Touch Products, process the codes and sell these digital materials on to your students.

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Click here to download the guide on how to buy and sell PADI Touch products

To purchase or learn more about the PADI Touch range, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at [email protected] or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours. You can also visit the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pro’s Site to place orders 24/7, 365 days a year.

Become a PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor

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Did you know?

The launch of the PADI Equipment Specialist Touch has meant that many instructors are interested in teaching the PADI Equipment Specialist specialty course with this revolutionary tool.

How to become a PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor

UntitledTo make a direct application to become a PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor, you must be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, have issued 25 diving certifications and you must have proof of attendance at a manufacturer’s workshop.

However, if you complete your Specialty Instructor training with a PADI Course Director you not only benefit from their experience and advice in the conduct of the course, but you also won’t require 25 diving certifications or proof of attendance at a manufacturer’s workshop – making the process more approachable for those with less experience.

There’s good news for PADI Assistant Instructors too: If you complete training with a PADI Course Director, you can become a PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor too!

Why choose PADI Equipment Specialist Touch?

The PADI Equipment Specialist Touch is a fully interactive and comprehensive digital product that teaches students about scuba systems, cylinders, regulators, rebreathers, instruments and more. The immersive, interactive materials include 3D rotating images, videos and quizzes, giving students a realistic insight into how things work in a fun, easy-to-learn way.

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By introducing the PADI Equipment Touch to your student divers and teaching them how and why scuba equipment works, they will understand of the importance of maintaining, servicing and replacing gear when needed. It also helps them make more informed decisions when purchasing new kit – and informed purchases lead to happy customers!

Questions?

For more details on the application process or training requirements for PADI Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor, contact the Training Department at [email protected] or by phone at +44 (0) 117 300 7234.

To find out more about or to purchase the PADI Equipment Specialist Touch product, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at [email protected] or by phone at +44 (0) 117 300 7234.

How To… Use the PADI Open Water Diver Touch

PADI Open Water Touch ahora disponible en español, francés, alemán, coreano e inglésThe PADI Open Water Diver Touch is exciting, interactive and portable and leads the way into digital learning for your students.

More and more consumers use mobile devices in their daily routine. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch enables customers to prepare for their confined and open water dives anytime and anywhere without need for Wi-Fi access. They will be able to study the PADI Open Water Diver course syllabus, watch engaging videos that will enrich their learning experience, and test their knowledge with interactive quizzes.

To find out more about the benefits of the PADI Open Water Diver Touch, download our handy one page guide here. It explains step by step how to integrate the PADI Open Water Diver Touch into your business and serves as an easy reference sheet to jog your memory in future.howtouseowdt

To purchase or learn more about the PADI Open Water Diver Touch, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at [email protected] or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours, or visit the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pro’s Site where you can place orders 24/7, 365 days a year.

5 Reasons Why PADI ReActivate Benefits YOU as a PADI Pro

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PADI ReActivate™ is a revolutionary program specifically designed to encourage and support inactive divers in returning to the water as well as allowing regular divers to practice and refresh their skills. Here are 5 reasons why it benefits YOU as a PADI Professional:

#1 – It gets inactive divers back into the water. You may have customers from long ago who stopped diving because life got in the way. PADI ReActivate offers them a way to refresh rusty skills in a fun and approachable way that will make them feel confident, at ease, and relieved that they won’t have to start all of their training from scratch.

The Benefit to PADI Pros? More active customers = more active profit for your business.

#2 – It’s the way divers learn today. These days, many customers are permanently attached to their digital devices: mobile phones, tablets and laptops. By offering PADI ReActivate Touch, you’ll be able to offer these students a fully interactive and highly PADI University Program Channel Islands Shoot March 24-29, 2007engaging way of learning that will live up to their modern day expectations of learning in the fast paced digital world.

The Benefit to PADI Pros? Meeting customer expectations = more engaged customers who will enjoy their experience and be more likely to recommend your business.

#3 – It will help you prepare students for further training. You might have customers who are unsure about taking the next course because they are not quite confident in their skills – perhaps it’s been a little while since they last trained. On the flipside, you might have customers who are almost too eager to start the next course despite being out of the water for a while, and you want to make sure their skills are up to scratch before taking them to the next level. The PADI ReActivate course is the perfect tool to help you – and your students – bridge the gap that time can create between courses.

The Benefit to PADI Pros? Prepared students = safer, more enjoyable and more efficient courses for everyone involved.

#4 – The prescriptive format saves time. Some divers might come to you needing a full refresher on all of their core skills and theory, right back to basics. Others might only need a quick brush-up on one or two brief areas. The beauty of the PADI ReActivate program is iPad-ReActivate Coverthat it will give each and every student a personalised syllabus based on the areas they need to refresh – nothing more. By completing quick review questions at the start of each chapter, they’ll know straight away which topics they might need to study and where they’ll need practice – ensuring you and your students will be able to focus your time effectively on the right areas.

The Benefit to PADI Pros? Knowing what your customer does – and does not – need to refresh = efficient, straightforward sessions which help you make the best use of your business schedules.

#5 – A ReActivated student gets a ReActivated Certification Card. When a student has completed their PADI ReActivate program, they’ll get an updated certification card as part of the package which shows exactly when they completed their refresher. If a diver has comes to your business on their holiday and they have a recently ReActivated certification, you’ll have a much better idea of what to expect from that student before they’ve even hit the water.

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The Benefit to PADI Pros? Being able to verify that a diver has recently ReActivated their skills = more efficient trip schedules with fewer surprises.

To purchase or learn more about PADI ReActivate, contact your PADI Sales Consultant at [email protected] or +44 (0) 117 3007234 during business hours, or visit the PADI e-Shop via the PADI Pro’s Site where you can place orders 24/7, 365 days a year.

PADI Online Business Service #1 – Online Shopping

eShop MockupThe PADI e-Shop is just one of the many benefits available to PADI Members via the PADI Pros’ Site. This one-stop online shopping portal enables all renewed PADI Professionals to:

  • Search for products and course materials
  • Find out the latest offers and sales promotions
  • Place orders and complete transactions online
  • Track existing orders to see the progress
  • Print receipts for your record keeping
  • Access order history information

Because all of the above can be accessed through the PADI e-Shop, you’ll be able to enjoy 24/7 access 365 days a year – no need to wait until office opening hours to get your orders completed.

Plus, if you’re purchasing PADI Digital Products (such as PADI Open Water Diver Touch, PADI ReActivate Touch or PADI Equipment Specialist Touch) they’ll appear in your PADI Online Processing Center account almost instantly, ensuring you’re ready to register your next student without interruption – anytime of the day or night.

Find out more about how to use the PADI e-Shop to make purchases here.

If you have any questions about the PADI e-Shop, contact your local Sales Consultant at [email protected] or +44 (0) 117 3007234.


Win With PADI…

PADI is committed to the growth and prosperity of the scuba diving industry. Whether it’s through preserving the ocean we explore or creating innovative ways to teach the sport, PADI’s main focus is its members. PADI develops, maintains and supplies our industry with the most advanced dive training materials found worldwide.

Specifically, the PADI Retail and Resort Association provides its members with techniques and solutions to staying competitive and successful in today’s marketplace. As a member of the PADI Retail and Resort Association you benefit from more than just the prestige of the PADI brand. You also get a comprehensive suite of benefits guaranteed to drive more divers through your doors.

Find out more in the PADI Retailer and Resort Association Benefits Guide – click here to download.

Together We’re #1 In Diving!

PADI App – Now available in even more languages!

PADI_App_DFD_960x600The PADI App was updated in April to include support for multiple languages, and we excited to announce that an additional seven languages have just been added to the list!

The latest version of the PADI App is now available to download free of charge and supports the following languages:

  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai

With the benefit of reading content in their local language, divers and potential customers will be able to enjoy a one-stop mobile experience for everything related to learning – and continuing – to dive. PADI Professionals are able to use the variety of integrated tools to help inform customers and enrich their learning experience.

Key Features include:

  • PADI Dive Shop and Resort Locator
  • Integration with ScubaEarth dive sites
  • Information on the top diving destinations around the world
  • The ability to log and edit dives on ScubaEarth – within the PADI App
  • News feeds from PADI social media and blogs
  • Access to PADI Gear™ collections.
  • Useful dive tools including knots, hand signals and dive checklists
  • PADI course information including the ability to purchase PADI eLearning and Touch programs.
  • 24/7 Access to PADI eCards
  • Direct link to the PADI Pros’ Site

The PADI App is the hub of the PADI Digital Suite – a place for further information and access to purchased digital products via the PADI Library App, which is integrated into the PADI App.

How to access new language versions:

The PADI App will automatically match the language which the mobile device is using, as long as that language is available (otherwise, it will default to English). Current PADI App users will see the new language setting on their next update, while new users can visit the App Store or Google Play Store to download the application.

The updated version of the PADI App is available for Apple iOS and Android-based devices. If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to the Google Play or iTunes App Store where you can download it free today!

Get familiar with PADI’s Digital Products – Download the Brochure

The PADI Digital Product Suite is a collection of industry-leading products designed to modernise and enrich the learning experience of students and PADI Professionals.

To get the most out of each product, whether it’s the PADI App or course materials, make sure you’re familiar with what’s available by reading the PADI Digital Product Suite brochure. This handy reference guide provides the key facts about each Digital Product, including:

  • Product components – what’s included
  • The languages available or coming soon
  • Which PADI courses it supports
  • Whether it’s for use on computers, tablets or both
  • Which operating system it’s compatible with
  • Whether internet access is required
  • Who can purchase the product (consumers / PADI Pros) and how

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The PADI Digital Product Suite Brochure also features a comparison between PADI Digital Certification Paks in the form of a handy one-page summary. You’ll see at a glance what’s included in the online, offline and lite versions for the PADI Open Water Diver course, ensuring that you can easily choose the right product for you and your students’ needs.

Click here to download the PADI Digital Product Suite brochure today

Register now for the PADI Digital Product Suite Webinar (2/6/15)

0415 Digital Product Offer Email HeaderPADI Europe, Middle East and Africa would like to invite you to attend a special webinar on How To Use PADI Digital Products, taking place on Tuesday, 2nd June at 19:00 BST.

The webinar will explain the fundamental steps in how to use and promote the PADI Digital Product Suite, including how to purchase and deliver the product to your students, how your students can use the materials, and how you can process the associated PIC certification for them. There will also be a questions and answers session to help you get the most out of your Digital Products.

After attending this webinar, you will receive a special sales offer and access to the PADI Digital Product Suite marketing toolbox to assist your business in the future.

The event will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to the recording, even if you are not able to attend live.

Click here to register for the webinar

PADI training webinars are free of charge to PADI members, and remember that you are eligible to receive one seminar credit for every three webinars you attend.

If you have questions regarding this webinar please email [email protected]

PADI Open Water Diver Touch now available in Polish

OWDT_FWith the growing trend of consumers moving towards mobile devices and interactive displays, it was only natural for PADI to continue to lead the way in technological advancements within the dive industry. The PADI Open Water Diver Touch Digital Certification Paks are now available in Arabic, Dutch, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Korean and English with the exciting news that there will be many more languages coming out soon.

These Certification Paks bring the traditional Crew Pak to a fully integrated digital-delivery system and a welcome addition to the ever expanding PADI Digital Product Suite. To download the full PADI Digital Product Suite brochure click here.

Open Water Certification Pak – Offline (Touch) includes:

  • Open Water Diver Touch
  • Open Water Diver eManual
  • Open Water Video clips
  • eRDPml Touch/RDP Tables
  • eTraining Dive Log
  • Certifying Credit (PIC)

Where do I find it?

PADI Library App, and ScubaEarth for the eTraining Dive Log

Who can purchase it?

PADI Members can purchase it via PADI Sales Consultants or the PADI eShop.

Students can purchase it through padi.com.

For more information about how to buy and sell PADI Touch products click here

Do I need an internet connection?

This is only necessary for the initial download to the PADI Library App, to submit Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes, Final Exam and to Log Training Dives on ScubaEarth.

For more information and/or to order copies of the Open Water Certification Pak – Offline contact [email protected], call your PADI Sales Consultant (+44 (0) 117 300 7234) or visit the PADI eShop.

PADI Digital Product Suite – Marketing Tools Available in Multiple Languages

The PADI Digital Product Suite is the new way the world learns to dive – a revolutionary set of digital products designed to bring rich, immersive learning to the fingertips of PADI divers and PADI Pros.

To help your business grow through promoting and using the PADI Digital Product Suite – both to new and existing customers – we’ve compiled a collection of free marketing tools which you can download for free from the PADI Pros’ Site by visiting Toolbox > Marketing.

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The marketing toolboxes are available in six languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. Each contains a range of materials such as flyers, posters and brochures to email headers, Facebook covers and even radio scripts!*.

Currently, there are individual toolboxes available for each of the following Digital Products:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch
  • PADI ReActivate
  • PADI Equipment Specialist Touch
  • PADI eRDPML Touch
  • PADI App

To find out more about the PADI Digital Products, talk to your local PADI Sales Consultant by email ([email protected]) or by phone (+44 (0)117 3007234).

*Toolbox content may vary according to language selected