PADI, Klook partner to offer diving products; give away scuba diving certification

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and Klook have partnered to bring PADI’s diving products onto Klook’s platform, helping young Asian travellers to make the most of their vacation and seek to include experiences like scuba diving into their plans.

With more than 7,200 diving products that span from certification courses, snorkelling, fun dives and more across the world, PADI is the world’s largest purpose-driven diving organisation and Klook is currently the only OTA in Asia-Pacific collaborating with the organisation.

PADI and Klook formalising the partnership underwater in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

The integration of diving products on Klook’s platform through API will help shorten a booking journey that could have taken days to just under five minutes. Consumers will be able to easily compare prices, check availability, read reviews, book and receive immediate confirmation in a seamless way on one platform.

Consumers can now book diving experiences in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, China and Singapore on the Klook platform, with more destinations to come online in the following months.

Manuel Kraemer, vice president of business development for PADI Worldwide, commented: “Joining forces with Klook is set to simplify the journey to becoming a certified PADI Scuba Diver… our collaboration is poised for an exciting expansion. As we progress, this extensive selection will become available for booking on Asia’s leading booking platform.”

“There is tremendous enthusiasm and dedication for diving across Asia-Pacific and we want to bring more joy to this community with our platform. This presents the perfect opportunity to inspire a completely new segment of travellers to the captivating beauty of the underwater world,” said Chuan Sheng Soong, vice president, corporate development, Klook.

PADI and Klook are also launching UNIVER-SEA-TY, a pilot programme to inspire newcomers to dive and give them the ‘fins’ to explore the magical underwater world. To kick start the programme, 33 lucky winners will be given a chance to earn an Open Water Diver certification with PADI in their dive location of choice by participating through Klook’s social media channels.

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