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PADI Wants To Tell 175,000 Divers About You

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, 8 June, 2004

Santa Margarita, CA


PADI America's PADI Diving Society along with their publishing partner, World Publishing, is putting the final touches on their 2005 membership handbook and benefits directory. 

More than 175,000 active PADI Diving Society members will receive the 2005 membership package in December of 2004.  Retailers, resorts, hotels, airlines, equipment manufacturers are contacting Teresa Gulledge, PADI Diving Society manager, PADI America's, to negotiate the limited space in the 2005 benefits directory.  "The value and numbers of offers have exploded since the PADI Diving Society launch just a few years ago.  We had to pound the streets asking for offers.  Now everyone is calling us.",  says Gulledge.


Key benefits also get highlighted in World Publishing's Sport Diver magazine, the official publication of the PADI Diving Society.  Sport Diver and PADI also promote the long list of benefits on each of their web sites reaching more than 25,000 unique visitors a day. 

The last chance for a benefits submission is the 31st of July.  Theresa Gulledge, can be reached at or by calling 800-729-7234, extension 2322.  Don't miss this opportunity to get in front of the largest group of active divers anywhere.


About PADI: PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organization. The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkelers and other watersports enthusiasts. Professional PADI Members (dive centers, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing over 900,000 certifications each year. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service. For more information visit us at 

For more information, reporters may contact:

Malene Thompson
949 858 7234 ext. 2393 (office)


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