Monday, March 16, 2009

PADI's 2009 Member Forum on Koh Samui

PADI's 2009 Member on Koh Samui

Presented by our RM or Regional Manager, Hans Ullrich, it took place yesterday evening at Centara Grand Beach Resort in Chaweng, every time a great setting for a meeting. There was nice finger food (at least one good reason to go!) and Hans had some interesting stuff to tell us.

It all looks very professional with a nice welcoming sign showing us where to meet. About 30 people showed, a relatively low outcome but most likely affected by the rain last night. A few days ago Hans had a Member Forum on Koh Tao and just over a 100 PADI Members showed up.

Hans during the Member Forum on Samui, talking about some dive scenarios, set up in the virtual world of Second Life, which I found really interesting. I heard a lot about Second Life but this was the first time I saw it in action or an application of it.
There were plenty of other interesting topics that Hans covered and he had a lot of positivism about the current world wide crisis about how it affects the dive industry, particularly in Thailand.

Hans and me after the Member Forum, ready for another year of diving!


Gregory said...

Another DSD posibility :-)

Digital scuba diving !!

All for it !!

I'll Still keep adicted to it's water enviroment diving.


Camille Lemmens said...

The real thing can not be replaced, so let's keep wet!

Richard ten Brinke said...

We had a member forum last februari, and the where over 300 people. And that in Holland. Known as small and cold.....

Camille Lemmens said...

It's cold outside and nothing else to do............ where do you go that night plus there's probably just one member forum in the Netherlands, thee are about 8 or so in Thaialnd!

Oh and it rained cats and dogs that night, that kept a few at home!