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  1. Hello all I am looking for advice on where to do my PADI Divemaster course for 2 months in late September this year. For context I am a qualified PADI Rescue Diver and have all the requirements needed to do my Divemaster course. I am also a Marine Biologist, so any advice on dive organisations that have a science/conservation focus would be a huge bonus! I am looking for advice on: 1. Location and 2. Dive Course 1. Location - all my previous dive experiences have been actually on the reef, rather than in cities which take out dive boats to the reef every day. I would like to find a location in Aus that is an island-diving community, rather than that city-living feel (such as in Cairns or Brisbane) which take a boat out to the reef every day which can take ages. 2. Dive Course - once I know of a good location, I can find dive shops myself. However I would love some recommendations on specific diveshops/courses that also match my location requirements above. I am looking for a 6-8 week course which combines me working for free, full time in the diveshop with a cheaper dive course package. Rather than a 3 week intensive course which has a $$$$ price tag to match. I dont want to go over the 2 months as I will be moving to Melbourne mid/late November At this stage any advice or help on my request will be helpful Many thanks Meg
  2. firebladebally

    Scuba Diving Thread

    HI all, anything to do with scuba diving and is worth while sharing........Where to dive, what people have seen, special offers on trips, reviews on gear.......anything at all. :jiggy:
  3. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS FIRST BEFORE LOOKING AT THE PICTURE. Family on holiday in Australia for a week and a half when husband, wife and their 15 year old son decided to go scuba diving. The husband is in the navy and has had some scuba experience. His son wanted a picture of his mum and dad in all their gear so he got the under water camera ready to go. When it came to taking the picture the dad realized that the son looked like he was panicking as he took it and gave the 'OK' hand sign to see if he was all right. The son took the picture and swam to the surface and back to the boat as quick as he could so the mum and dad followed to see if he was OK. When they got back to him he was scrambling onto the boat and absolutely panicking. When the parents asked why he said 'there was a shark behind you.' The dad thought he was joking but the skipper of the boat said it was true but they wouldn't believe him. As soon as they got back to the hotel they loaded the picture onto the laptop and this is what they saw. (Try and tell me you wouldn't have emptied your entire digestive system right at the point you saw it) Would you have stayed to take the picture? Maybe what saved them was that the shark wasn't hungry, they were in the water not on the surface, and there was no fear coming from them - only because they were not aware. Probably better that the kid didn't point for them to look behind them.
  4. Can anyone tell me what the employment prospects are like for an experienced NAUI Instructor Trainer in Brisbane / Townsville / Cairns etc. I have been an active status NAUI Instructor since Feb 1995 and have run dive charters as a Divemaster since July 1993. I have worked and dived extensively in South Africa and Mozambique teaching and running shark dives, extensively in the Egyptian Red Sea, Jordan, Maldives, England, and Scotland. I have qualified in the region of 500 students at all levels and staffed 7 Instructor Training Courses. I have particular industry strengths in teaching diving physiology, decompression theory, and leadership development. I am also qualified as: an ASHI First Aid Instructor, IANTD basic and advanced Nitrox Instructor, HSE Commercial Offshore Diver Medic, IMCA Saturation Life Support Technician, SAUU recompression chamber operator, Red Cross Paramedic Level 4 (advanced trauma life support), retired South African Special Forces member (Special Forces School) With thanks Dennis
  5. Guest

    Scuba Diving Clubs

    For any of you that are in the sydney. After all my moaning about finding it hard and so on. Lisa and myself like to get out and do some scuba diving from time to time. In the Uk we were members of the Sub Aqua Association, which is prety much a voluntary organisation. You pay a small anual fee and just a couple of quid for fuel for the boat. I have been looking for something similar in and around sydney since we have been here, but to no evale. All i can find are dive shops and other companies which are all money hungry. They want at least fifty bucks every time you dive which obviously gets a bit expensive, especialy when money is not exactly free flowing. Does anyone have any info about a similar club or organisation that could be of use to us. Or even any of you that may do some diving yourselves and could give us some local knowledge:notworthy: or wouldnt mind a couple of air pigs flapping along with you. Any info from anyony would be much appreciated. Thanks Matt.