Welcome to Sydney from Abyss Scuba Diving

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Welcome to Sydney from Abyss Scuba Diving Introduction Abyss Scuba Diving The Team

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Sydney “The gateway to Australia” Climate Getting Around Cost if Living Food and Drink Keeping in Touch

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Sydney at a Glance Harbour and City Rocks and Circular Quay Darling Harbour Inner City

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Cronulla

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Visa Information

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Abyss Dive Professional Internships Overview

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PADI Diving Internship PADI Dive Master Internship PADI Dive Instructor Internship PADI Complete Scuba Instructor Internship Internship Program Pre-requisites Diving Equipment Requirements Accommodation Internship registration form

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Introduction | Abyss Scuba Diving Each year Abyss Scuba Diving strives to stay ahead of the pack. Abyss Scuba Diving is a Dive Industry Leader and Award Winning PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, with the Abyss Pro Team as its backbone. Striving to be the best that the industry has to offer, we Integrate experienced Master Instructors, IDC Staff Instructors, and Course Directors with other PADI professionals, nurturing a higher standard of training. For 4 years running, the readers of Dive Log have voted Abyss Scuba Diving as 'Australia's Best Dive Centre'. In the last 2 years PADI Asia Pacific selected Abyss Scuba Diving as its Australia's Best Dive Operator and 'Most Outstanding Dive Center' and as their 'Most Innovative Dive Center' in the whole Asia Pacific Region. Abyss Scuba Diving was also awarded for the 3rd year in a row, the Australia's Best Dive Operator and "Oceanic Dealer of the Year award". These awards are proof that the formula of a constantly developing and nurturing Pro Team is definitely the way to go. Our team motto is "We go to great depths to make your diving fun". With professionalism and experience backed by thousands of diver certifications, we are sure your next diving adventure will exceed your expectations. Abyss is located less than 20km (13 miles) from the centre of Sydney and only 8km (5 miles) from the airport with Botany Bay a stones throw away getting to/from us is easy!!

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The Team…

We have 7 full time staff at Abyss Scuba around15 part timers. Bit of information on each person and how they can help you with your career in diving. Peter Letts Position: General Manager Certification level: Course Director, Cert IV in Training & Assessing What do I do: I look after professional training, strategic planning for the business & web sit management. How can I Help you: Advise in developing your diving career and help you develop you diving future. Places dived: 18 years of diving experience around the world. Carl Fallon Position: Career development manager Certification level: Master instructor What do I do: Organise all the professional; training in the way of scheduling, promotion & marketing. How can I help you: I will do the majority of your professional training and scheduling. If you have any issues you can talk to me and I can point you in the right direction. Places dived: : East coast of Australia (from Merimbula to cairns and most places between), Vanuatu (post Vila & Santo), PNG (Kavieng & Rabaul), Tonga, Solomon‟s & East Timor Emma Eason Position: Customer Service/ Careers Certification level: Staff instructor What do I do: Work with Carl in the customer service area for professional courses. I also look after promotion of courses & general customer service How can I Help you: I will be here to help with general intern issues, job placement, accommodation etc Places dived: Cayman Islands, Hondouras, Egypt, Vanuatu & East Timor

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Rachael Fallon Position: Operations Manager & Cert IV in Training & Assessing Certification level: Master Instructor, DESAT Deep instructor What do I do: I look after the day to day management of Abyss Scuba Diving. Major area scheduling of trips and courses. How can I help you? I have been in the industry for 10 years and have a lot of contacts. Ask me about an area and I can help you. Places dived: East coast of Australia (from Victoria to cairns and most places between), Mt Gambier South Australia, Vanuatu (post Vila & Santo), PNG (Kavieng, Tufi, Port Morsby & Madang), Tonga, Solomon Islands, Truk, East Timor & Sippadarn Jamie Miller Position: Dive Training Coordinator & Cert IV in Training & Assessing Certification level: Staff instructor What do I do: Manage part time staff and look after all recreation dive activities in particular non-professional courses How can you help: I have excellent knowledge in all areas of recreational diving, so if you require any assistance in these areas I‟m your man!! Places dives: Micronesia, Vanuatu, East Coast of Aus Cem Dincer Position: Open water coordinator Certification level: Staff instructor What do I do: My major area is Open Water instruction and setting up procedures to make this run smoothly How can I help you: I teach more open water students than any other instructor in NSW. If you want advise for when you get your instructors I am more than happy to help.. Places dives: Mediterranean, red sea, Puket, Black sea, Aegean Sea, GBR Sam Patterson Ross Position: Retail store Co-ordinator Certification level: staff instructor What do I do: Running of the shop, looking after the retail area, purchasing of stock etc How can I Help you: If you need something in particular I will get it for you.. Places dived: Fiji, GBR, Mt Gambier- Cave diving

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Sydney “The Gateway To Australia” Welcome to Sydney, one of the most spectacular and exciting cities in the world! Sydney doesn‟t exactly hide its charms. „If you‟ve got it, flaunt it‟ could well be the harbour city‟s motto. Endowed with a sparkling harbour, dazzling beaches and a sunny, Mediterranean climate, its setting alone has guaranteed Sydney a place among the most glamorous cities on the planet. Grafted onto those natural splendours is an impressive array of worldly treasures, including a rich blend of cultures, a relaxed, unbuttoned lifestyle and an appetite for life that makes this the most exhilarating city in the South Pacific.

Climate

Sydney enjoys about 300 sunny days a year, making it an ideal year-round destination. Australia‟s seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere, with summer officially starting in December and winter in June. Sydney enjoys a temperate climate; the warmest months are December to February (Summer), with an average maximum temperature of 28c and minimum of 17c. The average maximum temperature from June to August (winter) is 15c with the minimum being 9c. If you head up to Queensland you can expect it to be hotter with the average maximum temperature still 25c and over 30c in summer.

Getting around Sydney‟s transport system comprises a rail network, light rail, monorail, ferries and buses. There are plenty of taxis, for transport information, visit www.131500.com.au Abyss is less than a 10 minute bus trip from the nearest train station (Kogarah) which is only a 20 minute train ride into central Sydney. Cost of Living To give you a rough idea of how much it is going to cost to live in Sydney. We have put together a list of prices. Accomodation – For a good hostel you‟d be looking to pay around $15 (£8.50) or up to $35 (£20) for a really flashy one! If you do the internship with Abyss Scuba diving we can arrange accommodation in Cronulla at a nice house for $180 - $220 which includes breakfast and dinner and FREE wifi. Food and Drink Australia isn‟t very expensive to eat and drink and if careful you can manage on around $30pw. A loaf of bread is about $2.50, a „schooner‟ of beer about $3, a case of beer from a bottle shop around $35, a bottle of milk $1.50, 6 pack soft drink $5, a bag of pasta $0.70, large bag of chips (crisps) $3. Tap water is safe to drink but you will want to have a bottle of water handy when you are out and about as you will dehydrate quickly. Keeping in Touch Whilst you are away you are going to want to keep in touch with friends and family back home, even if its just to e-mail pictures to make them all very envious!! Mobile Phones – You can use your own phone (make sure you unblock it before you leave home) and buy a SIM card to keep costs cheaper. There are a few providers Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Virgin and 3, all offer pre-pay SIM cards and great deals on credit top-ups. Email/Facebook – there are lots of internet cafes and wireless access points, they normally cost about $3 for an hour and most offer a card system so you do not have to use it all up in one go.

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Sydney at a glance Sydney doesn‟t exactly hide its charms. „If you‟ve got it, fl aunt it‟ could well be the harbour city‟s motto. Endowed with a sparkling harbour, dazzling beaches and a sunny, Mediterranean climate, its setting alone has guaranteed Sydney a place among the most glamorous cities on the planet. Grafted onto those natural splendours is an impressive array of worldly treasures, including a rich blend of cultures, a relaxed, unbuttoned lifestyle and an appetite for life that makes this the most exhilarating city in the South Pacific. Harbour and city Sydney Harbour splits the city into north and south. Its 240 km (150 miles) of shoreline includes national parks, islands and some great beaches. There are plenty of ways to explore the harbour – on ferries, yachts, cruise vessels, high-speed jet boats or sea kayaks. Visitors can dine by the harbour, go for a walk along its foreshores or even fl y above it in a seaplane. The Rocks and Circular Quay In 1788, 11 convict ships of the British First Fleet dropped anchor on this small peninsula beneath the Harbour Bridge, beginning the history of modern Australia. This compact precinct of sandstone warehouses and Victorian merchants‟ houses has been transformed into a cosmopolitan gateway to the city, complete with art galleries, boutiques, Australia‟s biggest, oldest and most cosmopolitan and exciting city is surrounded by national parks and beaches. cafés, a weekend market, some wonderful restaurants, great shopping and some of the best views on earth.

Darling Harbour This horseshoe-shaped bay on the western side of the city is where Sydneysiders come to play. Attractions in the area include the Powerhouse Museum, the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, Star City Casino, the Chinese Gardens, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the waterside restaurant complexes at Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf – all arranged around a sparkling waterside park. City centre The city of Sydney stretches from the harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens in the north to Chinatown and Central Station in the south. Within this compact boundary there is plenty to keep any visitor busy and entertained – great shopping, good cafés and restaurants, bars, gardens and parks. There are also many fine heritage buildings, museums, galleries and tourist attractions. Inner city Sydney‟s inner city areas are lively precincts, full of activity and offering much to enjoy. Paddington Oxford Street, Paddington‟s high street, is Sydney‟s fashion artery, a 1-km boulevard of boutiques, cafés and homeware shops, surrounded by pretty Victorian terrace houses. Paddington, about 2 km (1.5 miles) from the city, is at its best on Saturday morning, when Paddington Markets attracts the crowds to the upper end of Oxford Street. Continue along Oxford Street to Centennial Park, the sprawling green playground of the eastern suburbs – 220 hectares of palm-lined avenues, fig-tree groves and paperbark-fringed lakes with a chic café and cycling and horseriding tracks. Kings Cross Sydney‟s premier nightclub district is not for the fainthearted. More sedate by day and a riot of neon and noise by night, it‟s a 15-minute walk east of the city. Newtown Located 3 km (2 miles) south-west of the city, Newtown is a bustling suburb crowded with cafés, restaurants and boutiques. It‟s popular with students, alternative lifestylers and Sydney‟s hip community.

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Cronulla This is where as an intern you‟ll be staying. It‟s a great place with many beaches to surf or just take in some sun, bars, restaurants and even a cinema, all this and only 50 mins from Sydney CBD by train!! Around the Cronulla Coast and in the Sutherland Shire, there‟s top surfing, fishing, glorious hiking, scope for whale-watching or just lazing on unspoilt beaches. Cronulla itself has Sydney‟s longest beach and a sparkling outdoor café scene. Just south of Cronulla, a ferry ride across Port Hacking River, is the peaceful village of Bundeena. The accommodation we can arrange for you is very close to the shops, train and nightlife, and offers great food. It also has free wifi, so just ask for the login and you can surf away to your hearts content!! Food and Drink There are plenty of Bars where you can drink and dance the night away or sit and chill with friends, Northies is a great place to meet people and does some AWESOME cocktails! There is a variety of restaurants to suit all budgets from the Noodle Inn to sea view a la carte dining. A great place to go with a group of friends is the Mexican (under the Youth Hostel) it has a fun atmosphere, good food and Sangria by the jug!! If you stay at our accommodation there is a fridge in your room so you may want to pop to the local Franklins supermarket or fresh produce shops all within 5 minutes walk.

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Visa Information Your two main options for a visa is either the tourist or a working holiday visa. Tourist Visa The tourist Visa is for 3 to 12 months. This can cost up to $105 depending on the length of time and based upon applying outside of Australia. If you need a visa for 3-12months then you need the Tourist Visa subclass 676 which costs $105. You may need to provide proof that you can support yourself and a return flight ticket. If you are planning to stay less than 3 months you can apply as a evisitor which is free. http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/visa-options.htm Working Holiday Visa The Working holiday Visa is for 18-30 year olds and is for up to 12 months. You are allowed to work for one employer for up to 6 months. You may be eligible to apply for a second year visa if you do certain work (harvest type work). This is a great one to get if you are planning on working as a Dive Master or Instructor as you can get paid as well as have some great fun!!! http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/visa-options.htm

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Abyss Dive Professional Internships Want to change your career and excite your life? Start your professional scuba diving adventure with one of our complete PADI Diving Internships at Abyss Scuba Diving! As a leading PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, you will develop your leadership skills with our professional PADI Scuba Diving Internships and Courses Down-Under in Sydney, Australia. PADI Member Awards- The Most Outstanding PADI Dive Centre in Asia Pacific Abyss Scuba Diving has been recognized by PADI as their Most Outstanding PADI Dive Centre in Asia Pacific, and the Most Innovative PADI Dive Centre in Asia Pacific. Also recognized as Australia’s Best Dive Centre for the last 4 years; it's simple to see why Abyss Scuba Diving is the right place for your scuba diving internship. We focus on personalized, low volume internship training developed to transform you into the ultimate scuba diving professional. Candidate orientated professional internships allows you to nurture your professional diving career under the watchful eyes of our large team of PADI Professionals in Sydney‟s busiest PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. Scuba Diving Jobs in Asia Pacific Our scuba diving internships focus on giving you the best possible start to your professional diving career. Whether you want to do a PADI Divemaster Internship or a PADI Instructor Development Course, our scuba diving internships are created with you in mind! The personalized PADI training system allows you to be supervised by our PADI Professionals who are on hand 365 days a year. With our internships you will gain valuable dive industry experience that will set you apart from the rest. Our candidates have been placed all over the globe; from Full Time Dive Resort Managers to Dive Instructors who travel the world; our internships will prepare you to dive all around the world. How do I start? Our dive courses and dive internships follow the logical flow of your own personal leadership development. Either select the individual courses you want to attend or select a complete packaged internship option to help guide and shape you into the ultimate dive professional. All-Inclusive Diving Internships Our Scuba Diving Internships in Sydney offer you a complete training package that allows you to concentrate on working toward your PADI scuba diving professional ratings without worrying about surprising add-ons and extras, like application fees and charges. Where you choose to do your professional scuba diving training is an important consideration. Our selection of Dive Professional Internships, give you ability to control your own diving destiny. If you've made it this far, you're in. So, go ahead and contact us now for more information or to reserve your space today in Australia‟s hottest scuba diving internship program! Visit http://www.abyss.com.au/productcart/pc/PADI-Diving-Internships-c134.htm for more details

CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ON TAILORING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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Dive Professional and Instructor Courses  

PADI Diving Internship A true Dive Professional Internship. The Diving Internship prepares you to become the ultimate professional which increases your employment opportunities. More than just the minimum; this internship option is perfect for the new diver looking for a career change and ensures that you are ahead of the rest! With the additional qualifications you will be a highly skilled and well prepared PADI Dive Master that can take on the world!!! When you graduate from the PADI Diving Internship you will be both a PADI Master Scuba Diver and a professional PADI Dive Master!



PADI Dive Master Course o PADI Membership Fee PADI Emergency First Response (First Aid) Instructor Course o PADI Application Fee PADI Oxygen Providers Instructor Course o PADI Application Fee

Dive Industry Experience 60+ Logged Dives 2 weeks work experience on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns – QLD Includes  Return Flights (Ex Sydney to Cairns) including transfers  2 weeks accommodation in Cairns  All meals while on live-a-board boat in Cairns  Dive Crew T-shirt to wear while on board

Cost: $7995 Commitment: Full Time – 12 weeks Part Time – >1 year commitment (Full Time is based on 5 days per week attendance | Part Time is primarily weekend attendance) Inclusions: 9 Core Training Courses, 3 Dive Professional Courses, 2 weeks Great Barrier Reef work experience, Return airfares to Cairns – QLD, 2 weeks Sydney based work experience, 80+ logged dives. Core Training Courses    

PADI Advanced Open Water Course PADI Emergency First Response (First Aid) Course PADI Oxygen Providers Course PADI Rescue Diver Course

Master Scuba Diver Package      

PADI Nitrox (Enriched Air) Diver PADI Botany Bay Watch Diver (Research Specialty) PADI Deep Diver Specialty PADI Navigation Specialty PADI Night Diver Specialty PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification  PADI Application Fees

2 weeks work experience with Abyss Scuba Diving Sydney – NSW Includes  Compressor Operations and Maintenance training  PADI Positive Approach Sales Training  Tank Filling Training  Assisting PADI Pro‟s in busy Sydney dive centre Extras Included:          

PADI Professional Mentor Program Dive Club Membership Dive Club T-shirt Unlimited use of Tanks and Weights Air Fills and Pool Entry 25% Discount on Dive Equipment (off RRP) PADI Membership Fee PADI Application Fees Transfers from our preferred accommodation at Cronulla Beach each day during internship commitment Airport Transfers (From Sydney Airport on arrival and departure)

Exclusions: Diving Equipment (*See appendix A) Accommodation (**See appendix B)

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Dive Industry Experience

PADI Dive Master Internship The PADI Divemaster Internship takes you from a non diver and transforms you into a highly sort-after and skilled diving professional. Starting as a beginner diver you begin your Divemaster Internship with your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. The Divemaster Internship includes a total of 7 PADI Specialty Courses and all core PADI courses up to Divemaster level. When you graduate from the Divemaster Internship you will be both a PADI Master Scuba Diver and a professional PADI Dive Master!

Cost: $3995

80+ Logged Dives

Work experience with Abyss Scuba Diving Sydney – NSW Additional extras (Included)       

Commitment: Full Time – 8 weeks Part Time – >1 year commitment (Full Time is based on 5 days per week attendance | Part Time is primarily weekends)

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PADI Professional Mentor Program Unlimited use of Tanks and Weights Air Fills and Pool Entry 25% Discount on Dive Equipment (25% off RRP) PADI Membership Fees included Transfers from our preferred accommodation at Cronulla Beach during internship days Airport Transfers (From Sydney Airport on arrival and departure) SCUBA Equipment Rental Light Lunch on Dive Days

Exclusions: Diving Equipment (*See appendix A) Accommodation (**See appendix B)

Inclusions: 4 Core Training Courses, 1 Dive Professional Courses, Work Experience, 80+ logged dives.

Core Training Courses    

PADI PADI PADI Aid) PADI

Open Water Course Advanced Open Water Course Emergency First Response (First Rescue Diver Course

Dive Professional Courses 

PADI Dive Master Course  PADI Application Fee

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PADI Dive Instructor Internship The PADI Dive Instructor Internship is designed around Dive Masters wanting to take that next step in their diving career. You‟ll begin your internship with your Instructor Development Course and Exams. You will then work under the guidance of our senior Staff Instructors and Master Instructors who will mentor you while working with real students on real life courses. The Dive Instructor Internship will also prepare you to teach 5 different PADI Specialty Courses. You‟ll end your internship with 4 weeks work experience, including 2 weeks in the Great Barrier Reef including airfares, food and accommodation. What a great way to finish. When you graduate from your PADI Dive Instructor Internship you will be both a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer!

Instructor Development Course Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Course Emergency Oxygen Providers Instructor Course Nitrox (Enriched Air) Instructor Course Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course including 5 Specialty Instructor Ratings  PADI MSDT Application Fee  5 x PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fees

Dive Industry Experience 50+ Logged Dives 2 weeks work experience on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns – QLD Includes  Return Flights (Ex Sydney to Cairns) including transfers  2 weeks accommodation in Cairns  All meals while on live-a-board boat in Cairns  Dive Crew T-shirt to wear while on board 2 weeks work experience with Abyss Scuba Diving Sydney – NSW Includes  Instructor experience working along side senior PADI Staff Instructors  25 student certifications in various PADI programs.

Cost: $5995 Commitment: Full Time – 8 weeks Part Time – >1 year commitment (Full Time is based on 5 days per week attendance | Part Time is primarily weekends) Inclusions: 1 Core Training Courses, 9 Dive Professional Courses, 2 weeks Great Barrier Reef work experience, Return airfares to Cairns – QLD, 2 weeks Sydney based work experience, 25 student certifications and 50+ logged dives.

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PADI Professional Mentor Program Dive Club Membership Dive Club T-shirt Unlimited use of Tanks and Weights Air Fills and Pool Entry 25% Discount on Dive Equipment (25% off RRP) PADI Membership Fees included Transfers from our preferred accommodation at Cronulla Beach during internship days Airport Transfers (From Sydney Airport on arrival and departure) Instructor Candidate Workbook

Core Training Courses



PADI Oxygen Providers Course



Dive Professional and Instructor Courses

Exclusions:

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Diving Equipment (*See appendix A) Accommodation (**See appendix B)

Assistant Instructor Course Instructor Development Course (IDC) Preparation Course

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PADI Complete Scuba Instructor Internship The Complete Scuba Instructor Internship is the PERFECT OPTION FOR THE NEW DIVER wanting to make it a career. As a Scuba Internship Graduate you are a highly skilled industry professional that is ready to begin a career in diving. After completing the required entry level courses and dives, you'll gain Scuba Instructing experience working under the guidance of highly skilled PADI Staff Instructors and Master Instructors. You'll teach real students on real life courses and have behind the scenes industry knowledge that will help you succeed. To broaden your experience you will also have two weeks work experience working on Australia's most prestigious live-a-board on the Great Barrier Reef When you graduate from the PADI Diving Internship you will be both a PADI Master Scuba Diver and a professional PADI Dive Master! Cost: $10,495.00 Commitment: Full Time – 18 weeks Part Time – >1 year commitment (Full Time is based on 5 days per week attendance | Part Time is primarily weekend attendance) Inclusions: 6 Core Training Courses, 8 Dive Professional Courses, 2 weeks Great Barrier Reef work experience, Return airfares to Cairns – QLD, 3 weeks Sydney based work experience, 130+ logged dives, 25 certifications. Core Training Courses    

PADI PADI PADI PADI

Advanced Open Water Course Emergency First Response (First Aid) Course Oxygen Providers Course Rescue Diver Course

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PADI Nitrox (Enriched Air) Diver PADI Botany Bay Watch Diver (Research Specialty)

Dive Professional and Instructor Courses           

PADI Dive Master Course o PADI Membership Fee Assistant Instructor Course Instructor Development Course (IDC) Preparation Course Instructor Development Course Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Course o PADI Application Fee Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course PADI Emergency Oxygen Providers Instructor Course Nitrox (Enriched Air) Instructor Course Deep Diver Instructor Course Underwater Navigation Instructor Course Equipment Specialty Instructor

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Dive Industry Experience 130+ Logged Dives 2 weeks work experience on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns – QLD Includes  Return Flights (Ex Sydney to Cairns) including transfers  2 weeks accommodation in Cairns  All meals while on live-a-board boat in Cairns  Dive Crew T-shirt to wear while on board 3 weeks work experience with Abyss Scuba Diving Sydney – NSW Includes  Compressor Operations and Maintenance training  PADI Positive Approach Sales Training  Tank Filling Training  Assisting PADI Pro‟s in busy Sydney dive centre Extras Included:          

PADI Professional Mentor Program Dive Club Membership Dive Club T-shirt Unlimited use of Tanks and Weights Air Fills and Pool Entry 25% Discount on Dive Equipment (off RRP) PADI Membership Fee PADI Application Fees Transfers from our preferred accommodation at Cronulla Beach each day during internship commitment Airport Transfers (From Sydney Airport on arrival and departure)

Exclusions: Diving Equipment (*See appendix A) Accommodation (**See appendix B)

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Internship Program Pre-requisites All Internship programs all have their own specific pre-requisites. Our internships can be tailored to meet your needs, so if you don’t meet the required program pre-requisites please contact me (Carl Fallon) on [email protected] to tailor a program to suit you.

PADI Diving Internship

PADI Dive Master Internship

& PADI Complete Scuba Instructor Internship Program Pre-requisites 1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent (if certified by an agency other than PADI please contact Abyss staff). 2. Be 18 years or older at the commencement of the program. 3. Provide a diving medical to AS4005.1 within the last 12 months (You can download a medical form from our website).

PADI Dive Instructor Internship Program Pre-requisites

Program Pre-requisites 1. Be 18 years or older at the commencement of the program. 2. Provide a diving medical to AS4005.1 within the last 12 months (You can download a medical form from our website).

1. Be certified as a PADI Dive Master or equivalent (if certified by an agency other than PADI please contact Abyss staff) 2. Be at least 18 years old. 3. Provide a diving medical to AS4005.1 within the last 12 months (You can download a medical form from our website). 4. Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 100 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) 5. Show documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving. (If you don’t have this previous experience please contact Abyss Staff) 5. Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months. 6. Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entrylevel (Open Water Diver), advanced, rescue and leadershiplevel issued by PADI or another recreational diver training organization.

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Diving Equipment Requirements

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Diving equipment plays an important role in your success as a diving professional. During your Professional Development Course with us here at Abyss Scuba Diving, you will receive a 25% discount* on equipment purchases. If you have any questions on equipment please don‟t hesitate to contact an Abyss Staff Member on [email protected] or +61 2 9583 9662. We do have full required equipment packages starting at $2392. Equipment Check List During all of your open water scuba training sessions and experiences you must be equipped with the following equipment: Personal Equipment  Fins (Recommended Split Fins)  Mask  Snorkel  Wetsuit  Gloves  Diving Knife  Diving Slate or Note book  Safety Sausage Alert Marker  Whistle or Air horn Scuba      

Equipment** Scuba Cylinder (Hire of included in fee) Weight System (Hire of included in fee) Buoyancy Compensating Device with LPI Regulator, Dive Computer / Timing Device Alternative Air Source Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG)

It is recommended for divers enrolling in our Internship Programs to have their own dive equipment. **If you do not have this, you can hire to you the require Scuba Equipment for the duration of your course. The hire fee is fully refundable if you purchase a regulator systems and BCD package from us during your program. Hire costs available on request. • The UNLIMITED USE of tanks and weights is included in your Internship Program fee. • Please note we do not hire personal dive gear such as Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Wetsuits, Hoods, Gloves, Diving Knife, Diving Slate or Note Book, Safety Sausages or Whistles to Internship Candidates.

*25% discount off the recommended retail price of the selected equipment.

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Accommodation

(**appendix B)

We have accommodation available for all our candidates which is available over the duration of your program. The accommodation is located 500m from the famous Cronulla Beach in Southern Sydney. Located on a southern Sydney peninsular Cronulla Beach is surrounded by water with its southern boundary adjoining the Royal National Park, Australia's first National Park. The accommodation is the perfect base for the stay during your Internship, getting you out of the concrete jungle of Sydney, so you can just relax on the beach on your off days. Cronulla is a short train journey from the Sydney CBD and all the attractions of this big Australian city. Our accommodation is located just 5 minutes walk to the train station. Featuring a village atmosphere Cronulla has all the conveniences of the city. The main shopping area is teeming with outdoor cafes and restaurants and the supermarket is only a two minute walk away. Room Type

Cost – During Internship

Cost – Outside Internship Time Frame

Twin Share

$180 / week

$27 / day

Single Share

$250 / week

$37 / day

Candidates are advised to arrive in Sydney a few days prior to the start of their program. We offer transfers to and from the accommodation and the training facility during your Internship commitments. Normal pickup time is 7:15 – 7:30pm, and drop off time is 5:15 – 5:30pm. Costs are only during the set time frame of you internship. Additional nights stay to be arranged prior to arrival. More information on the accommodation is available on request, including photographs.

For booking details check out: http://www.abyss.com.au/ProductCart/pc/PADI-Diving-Internships-c134.htm

Abyss Scuba Diving | www.abyss.com.au | dive[email protected] 278 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate, Sydney, NSW 2217 Telephone: +61 (02) 9583 9662 Fax: +61 (02) 9583 9665

Internship Candidate Registration Form Personal Information Name _____________________________________________ Birth Date _____/_____/______

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F

Home Address _________________________________________________________________________________ City__________________________________________________ State/Province__________________________ Country____________________________________________ Zip/Postal Code__________________________ Phone (____)______________________ Email Address______________________________________________ First/Preferred Language _______________________________________________________________________ Nationality (As shown on passport) ______________________________________________________________ Do you currently hold an Australian Visa? If No, do you require Visa assistance?

Y

Y

N State the type ______________________________

N ________________________________________________

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Emergency Contact Information Name _______________________________________ Relationship ___________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone 1 (_____)_______________________________ Phone 2 (_____)__________________________________

Dive Professional Internships (Please select one*) Preferred Internship start date _____/_____/______ Diving Internship

Divemaster Internship

Complete Scuba Instructor Internship

Dive Instructor Internship

Gap Year Australia Internship

Accommodation Y

N

Includes a cooked breakfast and a two course dinner every day

Single Room ($250 / week)

Twin (2 beds) Room ($180 / week)

Special meal requirements (if applicable) : ______________________________________________________

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Dive Professional Internships Previous Dive Experience (Tick all that apply) I am not yet certified Beginner Dive Course Open Water Diver | Open Water Certification Date: _____/_____/______ Continuing Education Courses Advanced Open Water Diver Assistant Instructor

Emergency First Response

Rescue Diver

Divemaster

Open Water Scuba Instructor

If Divemaster or above, do you currently have ‘Personal Indemnity Insurance’?

Y

N

Specialty Courses Altitude Diver

Underwater Navigator

Digital Underwater Photography Equipment Specialist

Fish Identification

Dry Suit Diver

Night Diver

Boat Diver

Oxygen Provider

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Drift Diver

Enriched Air Nitrox Underwater

Naturalist Other ______________________________________________________________________________________ How many dives have you done?

0-10

10-20

20-30

30-60

60-100

100+

Where have you done most of your diving? _____________________________________________________

Diving Equipment Candidates receive no less than a 25% discount on all equipment purchases Do you currently have any diving equipment?

Y

N

If YES, What equipment do you currently have? _________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ If No, what option would you be looking at? (Tick) Purchasing my own gear

Hiring the gear

Other _____________________________________

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Dive Professional Internships How did you find out about our internship programs? Google Diveoz.com

Yahoo

Facebook

Twitter

Scubaboard.com

Other ____________________________________________________________________

Are you happy with the service you have received so far?______________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ How could we improve our customer service? _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Additional costs involved Accommodation and food We have accommodation available for all our candidates, which is located only 500m from the famous Cronulla Beach in Southern Sydney. During your stay you get a cooked breakfast and a two course dinner everyday included in the cost. The complex has been recently renovated; it is clean and quiet which is perfect for when you are studying for a new career. Room Type Twin Share Single Share

Cost During Internship AU $180.00 / week AU $250.00 / week

Cost outside Internship AU $27.00 / day AU $37.00 / day

Diving equipment Candidates are required to arrange their own diving equipment for the duration of the internship. You can rent, purchase or supply your own diving equipment. At the start of your internship, your PADI Professional Mentor will be available to offer guidance for equipment selection. This in mind, it is advised to arrange equipment after your arrival in Sydney, and the start of your Internship. Diving Equipment Options

Cost

Rental gear If you select this option you are still required to purchase your own dive knife, safety surface marker, and whistle. (Additional AU $110)

AU $99 / week

Purchasing Equipment This option includes all required diving equipment for the Professional Diver, and is yours to keep after the program.

From AU $2392.00

Professional Indemnity Insurance This is indemnity insurance that all Divemaster‟s and Instructor‟s are required to purchase when working in Australia. It can only be purchased once you are certified as either a Divemaster or Instructor. We recommend that our candidates use the PADI endorsed insurance company, Willis. Details can be found here: https://www.padiinsurance.com.au/

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