The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has launched a beautiful new website. The heavily revamped site is still in its infancy—its beta phase—so you might encounter a page or two that is not fully functional. But you will certainly notice a huge increase in the use of social media sharing/linking and graphics to tell the association’s Four “E”s:
- Environmental Conservation
PADI’s impact on diving globally cannot be understated. The focus on professionalism and safety, including in how one utilizes compressed air in diving, has helped the diving community’s strong growth in active participants in the past few decades. A glance at the numbers from PADI:
- 6200 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts
- More than 136,000 members
- Issued more than 930,000 certifications in 2013
- 23 million+ certifications issued since 1967
In additional PADI news, the association has also announced a new app, ScubaEarth, for smartphone users. Log dives, share photos, and find buddies, dive sites and destinations.
They emphasis in the new website and app is, without question, personal interaction—bringing divers of all sorts together and doing it under the umbrella of skill, safety and environmental awareness promoted by PADI.
SEE ALSO: PADI’s New Image Video (YouTube)
OTHER DIVE-RELATED NEWS
Sleepovers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
California has an extraordinary history with diving. There are multiple, high-level centers for diving and undersea life education; military bases that utilize compressed air and professional divers in their work; and some of the best dive and sea life research centers in the United States.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has been part of California’s strong dive culture for 30 years…and they’ve come up with a unique program to visitors a new experience with their exhibits and education opportunities: summer sleepovers at the aquarium.
Every other Saturday from July 5 through August 23, guests are treated to live music, wine tastings, and the opportunity to bed down before their favorite exhibit, such as drifting off to glowing jelly fish.
Book Rooms Now for DEMA 2014
Don’t forget! Summer moves quickly. Book your room(s) for DEMA 2014 in Las Vegas by August 11 to get the best rates.
DEMA is a must-attend event in the dive industry, as it brings together professionals and enthusiasts from all levels of the field: recreational, commercial, military, small shops, large shops, individuals, etc. It is a large, fun show, and the education is top notch.
TRI Air Testing will also be there!
TRI Air Testing, an AIHA-accredited laboratory, is provides independent, third-party compressed air testing support to diving industry. With 24-hour turnaround on most standard tests and secure online access to results, TRI Air Testing’s team provides efficient, expert support to all levels of businesses in the dive profession, from single location, private shops to the US Navy. Whether you are based in the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, or elsewhere, TRI Air Testing is here for you…and has been for more than 38 years.
TRI provides compressed air testing with excellence in quality and science. www.airtesting.com