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PADI Travel gets a new life: They purchase Diviac

Discussion in 'Business of Diving Institute' started by Darcy Kieran, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Darcy Kieran

    Darcy Kieran Business of Diving Institute

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  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I say there already is a thread on this topic :wink:
     
  3. Darcy Kieran

    Darcy Kieran Business of Diving Institute

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    Cool! Where? I checked under 'Scuba Industry News' - nothing. And I didn't see any other forum category where that would fit in :) Sorry, buddy! All the best to you for the New Year!
     
  4. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

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    That's an interesting article; one thing about this thread in this forum section, it may focus more on the ramifications for businesses as opposed to us consumers.

    I wonder what this will mean for non-PADI affiliated dive op.s? If the LDS uses SSI or SDI, I imagine they won't wish to promote a dive travel agency whose very name promotes their main competition's brand. Will the new dive travel agency give preference to PADI-affiliated resorts over others?

    I don't know just how big/influential Diviac was, but a single dive training agency acquiring & rebranding it with their label may have far-reaching implications. I'm not anti-PADI; most of my cert.s are PADI. But I want there to be viable alternatives.

    Richard.
     
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  5. kelemvor

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    Diviac is now PADI Travel
     

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