Q: Why is The Undersea Journal changing from a print to digital format?
A: To expedite magazine delivery to members with a mailing address outside of the U.S. These members will now have immediate access to the publication rather than having to wait weeks for delivery. Migrating the publication to digital also helps support the PADI organization’s commitment to green initiatives.
Q: When will the change from print to digital delivery take place?
A: All PADI Members with a mailing address outside of the U.S. will receive their first digital copy of The Undersea Journal beginning with the first quarter 2016 edition.
Q: When does the first quarter 2016 issue mail?
A: Distribution for the first quarter 2016 issue begins on 26 January 2016.
Q: Which PADI Members get print and which get digital?
A: Distribution details are as follows:
- Print Delivery: PADI Americas Members residing within the domestic U.S. (50 states) will continue to receive print delivery.
- Any PADI Americas Members residing within the U.S. who previously opted for digital delivery will continue to receive digital issues.
- PADI Americas Members may request digital delivery at any time via the PADI Preference Center in the Pros’ Site.
- PADI Americas Members with an APO/FPO mailing address will continue to receive print issues unless otherwise requested.
- Digital Delivery: All PAM Members with a non U.S. mailing address, and all PCAN, PLA, PEMEA and PAP Members will default to digital delivery.
- PADI Members with a non U.S. that prefer print may change their delivery preference in the My Account section of the PADI Pros’ Site. There will be no additional charge for print delivery in 2016.
- Digital Delivery: PADI Asia Pacific Japan currently translates The Undersea Journal and then sends digital copies to PAPJ Members. There are no changes planned for this delivery method at this time.
Q: What if a PADI Member wishes to change his delivery preference?
A: A PADI Member may change his delivery preference by visiting the PADI Pros’ Site (http://www.padi.com/mypadi) and selecting either “digital” (which is the default for members without a U.S. mailing address) or “print”. Note: The change from digital to print is not immediate as mailing labels are printed up to six weeks in advance. Therefore, a member who has changed his preference from digital to print delivery may still receive his next issue in digital format.
Q: How will PADI Members access The Undersea Journal digital version?
A: The digital version of The Undersea Journal is hosted by Zinio, a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines. This is the same digital platform that we have been using to deliver the digital version of The Undersea Journal for the last several years. Zinio is the “the world’s largest digital newsstand” and is a leader in the digital publishing space hosting more than 6000 magazines and serving customers in more than 200 countries.
PADI Members can access The Undersea Journal in a variety of ways:
- Online via com.
- Online or offline via the Zinio app available from the Apple, Google Play and Microsoft stores.
Q: How will PADI Members be notified of the digital magazine’s availability?
A: PADI Members will receive an email notification of the publication’s availability. The email will include a link to Zinio’s online library. Members can simply click on the link, then log in to Zinio to view the magazine.
PADI Members who have downloaded the Zinio app will be notified of the magazine’s availability via the app. Members can also customize their app settings to automatically download new issues to their device for offline access at any time.
Q: I got an email notification from Zinio, how do I set up my account?
ATo set up an account:
- Click on "My Magazines" and "Sign In"
- Click on "Create Account", fill in the email you have with PADI/Bonnier, enter /confirm password and click on "Sign Up"
For more detailed instructions please see Zinio´s Help center: How to create a Zinio account
Q: What devices can be used to read the digital version of The Undersea Journal?
A: PADI Members can read the digital publication on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
Q: How do I download and read a publication on iPad/iOS
A: To enjoy your publication from your iOS device you need to download our Zinio App from iTunes. (You will get a Flash Error message if you try to open it directly from the new issue notification) Once in the App, please log in, and click on the Read icon.
For more detailed instructions please see Zinio´s Help center: Zinio iPad/iPhone Help
Q: How do I download and read my publication on Android
A: To enjoy your publication in your Android device you need to download our Zinio App from Google Play. (You will get a Flash Error message if you try to open it directly from the new issue notification) Once in the App, please log in, and click in the Book icon.
For more detailed instructions please see Zinio´s Help center: Zinio Android Help
Q: How do I download and read my publication on the web
A: To enjoy your publication on your desktop or tablet go to zinio.com, sign in, and click on “my magazines” in the upper right. Select READ from the drop down menu.
For more detailed instructions please see Zinio´s Help center: Zinio Online Reader Help
Q: Who should I contact regarding questions about this change?
Please contact your local PADI Office as detailed here:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, USA
Phone: 800 729 7234 (US and Canada), +1 949 858 7234
Fax: +1 949 267 1267
107-1680 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2M8, Canada
Phone: 800 565 8130 (US and Canada), +1 604 552 5969
Fax: +1 604 552 5921
LATIN AMERICA OFFICE
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, USA
Phone: 800 729 7234 (US and Puerto Rico only), +1 949 459 7220
Toll Free By Country :
Costa Rica- 0800.013.1292
Dominican Republic- 888.751.9096
Puerto Rico- 800.729.7234
Venezuela- 800.100.9244Fax: +1 949 858 7264
PADI ASIA PACIFIC OFFICE
Unit 3, 4 Skyline Place
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9454 2888
Fax: +61 2 9454 2999
PADI ASIA PACIFIC - CHINA OFFICE
Enquiresrelating to China only
Room E1, 16/F, No.1, Taizi Road, (Times Plaza) Shekou, Nanshan District
Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, PR China 518067
Phone: +86 755 2680 8886
Fax: +86 755 2680 8788
PADI ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN
Enquiresrelating to Japan only
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan
Phone: +81 3 5721 1731
Fax: +81 3 5721 1735
Europe, Middle East and Africa Office
Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS13 8AE, England
Phone: +44 117 300 7234
Fax: +44 117 971 0400