Key Tips to being a successful PADI Professional
This is the first in a series of short blogs by IDC Koh Tao’s PADI Course Director; Matt Bolton, offering some tips for success in the scuba diving industry.
Most people associate a career in the scuba diving industry with the sun, sea and lots of fun. This of course is true – meeting people, travelling, experiencing different cultures and spending most of our time exploring the underwater world is a large part of the exciting life lead by a PADI Pro. But to be successful, there are other important aspects of the industry a PADI Professional must master. One key to success is having a solid understanding of the “Business of Diving”.
Power Up with Proven Business Practices
PADI is an industry leader in developing programs that support its member’s needs in modern day 21st century business techniques. To meet these needs, PADI has developed “The PADI Business Academy”, a two day program that arms attendees with the tools necessary to implement cutting edge marketing and sales strategies, most valuable to PADI dive centres and related scuba industries.
PADI AP’s Manager of Field Services, Tim Hunt is currently touring the region with PADI’s Business Academy. This week the team is in Bangkok where Thailand Regional Manager Giovanni Cacchione is supporting Tim and the Marketing team from the AP office.