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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

  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    I say there already is a thread on this topic :wink:
  3. Darcy Kieran

    Darcy Kieran Business of Diving Institute

    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

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    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.

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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    Diviac is now PADI Travel

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