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PADI Professional Ranks Swell

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, 16 November, 2004

Bristol, England, UK


Bristol, UK – PADI International Ltd (PIL) announce that it has reached an historic milestone in it’s development of professionals within the diving industry. PIL now has 20,000 Professional PADI Members actively teaching and working within its service territory. PADI Professional Members are those who have attained PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor credentials.


“The growth in PADI Professional membership reflects the continually growing popularity of the PADI system of diver education in our service areas, and on a global basis”, commented Douglas Nash, Vice President Sales & Marketing.


PADI’s Bristol offices opened in 1994, to provide a local service base for PADI Members in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Russia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. These offices serve PADI Members in over 107 countries; from Bahrain to Zimbabwe and in cities from Cape Town to Vladivostok.


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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:

Theresa Gulledge
PADI Americas
949 858 7234 ext. 2322 (office)

Deborah Sutton
PADI International Limited UK
44 117 300 7234(office)


Shahram Saber
PADI Asia Pacific
61 2 9 451 2300 (office)

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