Join PADI at the Birmingham Dive Show this Weekend!


PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is delighted to exhibit at DIVE 2014, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 25th – 26th October.

Visit the PADI stand for the breaking news from ReActivate to the amazing NEW PADI App and the latest in PADI Touch products.  Come and get interactive with our iPads! From Customer Services and Training to Sales and Marketing, PADI staff will answer your questions.

 New PADI Divers – FREE entry*

If you’ve completed your PADI Discover Scuba Diving or PADI Open Water Diver course on/after 1st November 2013, take advantage of FREE entry into the dive show. Register for your free ticket here! 

 *Ticket offers are valid only when appropriate ID and proof of certification is shown on entry to the show.

Free PADI gift* when you sign up to a PADI course at the Dive Show!

Book a PADI course with an exhibiting PADI Dive Center during DIVE 2014, you will receive a free PADI gift!  Upon booking your PADI course, your PADI Dive Center or Resort will give you a voucher to bring to the PADI stand to claim your free gift.  So, whether you want to advance your skills to a higher level, or bring a friend to experience diving and sign up to the PADI Open Water Diver course, the DIVE 2014 is the perfect time to take the next step!

*Subject to stock availability. Only applies to PADI courses booked with exhibiting PADI Dive Centers during the show.

Look at the Exciting line up of Presentations we have for you!

PADI staff will be conducting presentations to inspire existing PADI Pros and Divers, as well as non-diving visitors.  Come along and join the in the fun – we’d love to see you there!


25th October – Saturday

11:00 – 11.30 – Introduction to Technical Diving (Concourse Suite 20)

11:00 – 11:40 – Inspiring Underwater Photographers (PhotoZone)

11:45 – 12:30 – PADI Specialities – NEW Free Diver, Self-Reliant Diver, Recreational Sidemount Diver (Concourse Suite 20)

14:00 – 14:30 – Project AWARE – NEW Dive Against Debris Specialty (Concourse Suite 20)

14:55 – 15:25 – PADI Equipment Speciality and the NEW Equipment Touch (Ocean Theatre 1)

26th October – Sunday

11:00 – 11:40 – Inspiring Underwater Photographers (PhotoZone)

14:55 – 15:25 – PADI Equipment Speciality and the NEW Equipment Touch (Ocean Theatre 1)


Introduction to Technical Diving:

If you have wondered what technical diving was all about, come along to this presentation covering the full range of PADI technical diving courses. The presentation will cover definitions of the various technical diving areas as well as the equipment required and the various training programmes you need to get you started.

Inspiring Underwater Photographers:

Visitors are invited to the must-see “Inspiring Underwater Photographers” presentation.  Dr. John Carlin is a passionate PADI diver, qualified marine biologist and keen underwater photographer and will explore the components of taking great underwater photos. Visitors will hear expert hints and tips on turning an average shot into an exceptional one, and learn the best ways to share their images with others to inspire them to discover what lies beneath the surface of our oceans.

PADI Specialities – 2014:

As trends and techniques in scuba diving develop, PADI continues to evolve its range of PADI Specialty courses to ensure that divers and instructor are able to keep abreast of new changes through its suite of cutting edge educational courses. Now you can learn more about three of the most popular and diverse specialties released in recent years. The new PADI Free Diver course was released earlier in 2014, providing basic and entry level free diver training; the PADI Self Reliant Diver and the ever popular PADI Sidemount Diver course.

Project AWARE – Dive Against Debris:

Learn more about the new Project AWARE course: the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty.

Now divers of all experience levels can be equipped with better knowledge of debris issues and empowered with the skills to complete ongoing Dive Against Debris surveys.  From planning the dive to reporting the debris data, the new course prepares divers to become citizen scientists and debris activists. Join the growing army of volunteers combatting ocean trash.

PADI Equipment Speciality and the NEW Equipment Touch:

As the market leader in diver education, PADI continues to innovate new training tools – the latest addition being the Equipment Specialty – Touch. Find out more about the PADI Equipment Specialty itself, and this exciting new training tool, by attending this talk given by PADI Training Consultants.


 We look forward to seeing you there!