Previously known as Diviac Travel, PADI Travel is a TripAdvisor and Booking.com for scuba divers combined. It provides the global choice of liveaboards, dive resorts and dive centers with the option to book and pay at the same place. 

Diviac enjoys enormous popularity with divers around the globe, uniting over 200 000+ divers,  10 000+ dive operators with real-life ratings and reviews, 300+ liveaboards and 900+ destinations. Also, it lets merchants to list, promote, and sell their services.

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Joel Perrenoud

MD and Board Member of PADI Travel

Location

Switzerland

Partnership

SINCE Dec 2012

Services

FULL-CYCLE WEB DEVELOPMENT

Challenge

To build an advanced booking platform and become an inclusive travel agent for divers worldwide. This would bring the universe of new business opportunities.

Diviac

Solution

A web portal for divers to find and book liveaboards, dive centers, and dive resorts that operates with a huge amount of data and media. Pillow-SIMD optimized with a focus on performance.

Diviac

A high-load booking engine with unique user features, complicated business logic, and great personalization capabilities. Real time automated parsing allows to book only actual liveaboards and dive centers preventing any booking conflicts.

Diviac

A custom shopping mechanism to cover all aspects of the online booking: wishlists, shopping cart, payment, currency converter, checkout, and others. Provides the support of payments by milestones, the option to add additional services and different cards for payment at any point, and includes complex discount generation system.

Diviac

Advanced filtering and search logic, based on multiple dynamically changed rules. Allows to perform the search for the objects of various type from the base of 120.000 products.

Diviac

PADI Business — a marketplace for liveaboards` and dive centers` owners to manage their own listing, pricing, and policies and get instant bookings and reviews.

Diviac

Internal custom CRM system to empower travel agents with the full-cycle order and payments management tool that allows to manage every step starting from the creation of product to the feedback and rating tweaks.

Diviac

Affiliate subsystem with its own custom built CRM to empower PADI members to be more successful in the travel business and grow the overall scuba industry.

Diviac

Easy manageable, well organized, separated mailing subsystem for sending email notifications

Result

PADI Travel is the world`s biggest web resource for divers, booking platform, travel guide and social network. The project has become self-reliant in 2016 and started cooperation with big players on the market.

  • 1

    Scuba
    Diving

    Became the world’s #1 booking platform for scuba diving

  • millions

    Dive 
    operators

    Combined 200 000+ divers and 10 000+ dive operators

  • Diviac

    Acquired by PADI

    Diviac Travel (the original product) was acquired by PADI, the world's leading scuba diver training organization

  • Diviac

    Awards granted

    Top 100 swiss startup award by startup.ch
    Top 50 startups by Bilanz Magazine

    Top 100 Europe winner by Red Herring

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Technologies & integrations

Building products people want to use

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Joel

Joel Perrenoud

MD and Board Member of PADI Travel

Switzerland

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