Aeris Jetpack BCD Tackles Rising Baggage Fees
Excess baggage fees for domestic US carriers exceeded 3.5 BILLION dollars in 2012. Many divers know the pain at the airport of turning up with a big, bulky bag – putting it on the scales and looking the other way while the check-in agent figures out whether they are going to charge you additional fees is often a common and an unwelcome start to many a diver’s holiday. As a result, many divers are choosing to leave their gear at home and rent. Worst still (in the eyes of the world’s dive equipment manufacturers at least), many have stopped buying kit altogether.
According to Aeris Vice-President Doug Krause, “As a manufacturer, this is a challenge and opportunity we set out to address. However, rather than follow the trend of sacrificing materials and features in a travel BC to take another half-pound out of the dive bag, we decided to take the BC out of the bag altogether. Why take a product that already has a harness and backpack and shove it in a bag when we can use it to carry all the other gear?”
Krause continues, “Divers are clamoring for something new and different – the Jetpack meets and exceeds those demands in a very specific and direct way. Any traveling diver will tell you that rising baggage fees are making it difficult for the average diver to fully enjoy the dive travel experience. The Jetpack isn’t just a solution – it’s a revolution for both dive travelers AND dive retailers.”
The Aeris Jetpack is available now. For more information including video demos and reviews, visit the product page on the Aeris website: http://www.diveaeris.com/jetpack/.
Jeff chats to… Christopher Bartlett, MD of Indigo Safaris, about scuba diving and safaris in Africa (5 of 5)
In the last in this exclusive series of five videos, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Christopher Bartlett, Managing Director of Indigo Safaris, about their diving and wildlife adventures, and four of their top destinations. In this episode Christopher talks about Africa.
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PADI makes a splash at Palma International Boat Show
PADI created a buzz at the recent Palma International Boat Show in Mallorca where a real-life PADI branded mermaid engaged exhibitors and guests to showcase their PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Mermaid Courses.
The Palma International Boat Show, a prominent event in the yachting and boating industry, witnessed an impressive gathering of 271 participating companies, alongside a stunning display of 252 boats at sea. Drawing an enthusiastic audience, more than 32,000 people attended the show, setting the stage for PADI to captivate a diverse range of individuals with their mesmerising mermaid concept.
Over the course of two days, the enchanting mermaid made an eye-catching appearance, gracefully circulating among attendees while distributing flyers highlighting the PADI courses. As the summer season approaches, this interactive approach aimed to create awareness and generate interest in PADI’s Open Water Diver and PADI Mermaid courses, inviting water enthusiasts of all ages to explore the wonders of the underwater world.
“Our presence at the Palma International Boat Show allowed us to engage with a wide range of yachting and water sports enthusiasts,” said Josep Lluís Massuet, PADI EMEA Regional Manager, Spain.
“By featuring our PADI branded mermaid, we aimed to capture attention, spark curiosity, and promote our courses that empower individuals to begin their underwater adventures, explore and save the ocean.”
The PADI branded mermaid at the Palma International Boat Show served as a symbol of adventure and environmental stewardship, embodying PADI’s commitment to seek adventure and save the ocean.
For more from PADI, please visit www.padi.com
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