PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards 2009 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!!
To better recognise the achievements of those PADI Dive Centres and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of diving, PADI Asia Pacific is pleased to announce details of the finalists of this year’s PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards programme.
Adopting a fresh new format, one that provides a system in which all PADI Members can participate, the PADI Member Awards programme was based on eight separate Asia Pacific regions; a system that ensured PADI Members compete with other PADI Members within their own geographical region for one of five Awards.
All PADI Dive Centres and Resorts within each of the eight regions were considered for nomination by a specially convened selection panel, who selected up to three finalists for each of the regional awards.
A panel of PADI judges then considered all of the finalists within each region and we are very pleased to announce the following Winners of this year’s Regional Awards.
From the Regional Award Winners, one winner from each of the 5 categories was then chosen to be the overall Asia Pacific Winner for 2009. The five Award Winners enjoyed enormous success in the past 12 months due to hard work and a very positive and professional approach toward the dive industry.
PADI congratulates all of our Members on the outstanding job you do training divers and we wish you the best of success for the remainder of 2009.
ASIA PACIFIC AWARD WINNERS - 2009
Outstanding (Dive Centre/Resort) Business Award
Ban’s Dive Resort S-2645
PADI Course Director Jonas Samuelsson
Koh Tao, Thailandwww.instructor-kohtao.comwww.kohtao-idc-group.comwww.bans-diving-resort.com
Diver Acquisition Award
Scuba Junkies S-36141
SemSPAM -- ignorea, Sabah
Diver Retention Award
Crystal Dive Resort S-6467
Koh Tao, Thailand
Instructor Development Award
Alex Van Welderen #900596 from Pro Dive Cairns S-8014
Project AWARE Marine Environmental Award
Remote Area Dive S-34069