Klook, Asia’s leading travel and experiences platform, and
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) have recently announced a worldwide partnership that will see the latter’s diving products globally integrated into the lifestyle and travel app’s platform.
Today, PADI has more than 7,200 diving products that span from certification courses, snorkeling, fun dives and more across the world.
Every year, about one million people go through the lengthy, detailed and technical process of planning a dive trip and get certified – from selecting the perfect dive site, haggling for dive packages and coordinating travel and no-fly times.
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.
PADI is the world’s largest purpose-driven diving organization and Klook is currently the only OTA in Asia Pacific collaborating with the organization. Considering data from Klook’s 2023 Travel Pulse, 89 percent of travelers have a strong desire to spend more on water activities, the company is making diving more discoverable and accessible for divers of all certifications and newcomers alike, to explore the beauty of the underwater world, swim alongside majestic sea creatures and marvel at vibrant coral reefs.
Consumers can now book diving experiences to some of the best dive sites in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, China and Singapore on the Klook platform.
PADI and Klook are on a mission to inspire newcomers to dive and give them the ‘fins’ to explore the magical underwater world under a pilot program called Univer-Sea-Ty. The launch of the program will see 33 lucky winners walk away with a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn an Open Water Diver certification with PADI in their dive location of choice.
There are two ways to enter the contest via Instagram and Facebook. Interested participants just need to comment on Klook’s post and share why they want to learn how to dive and tag three friends they want to share this news with.
Winners will be notified in December via the respective social media channels and receive an E-gift card to book their complimentary Open Water Dive Certification that they can redeem within the year.