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Job Title: PADI Divemaster Intern

  • Full Time Exchange Programme (See inclusions)
  • 40 hours per week for approximately 18 weeks: 10SEP17 – 31JAN18 or 01FEB18 – 15JUN18
  • Remote location

We are looking for a PADI Divemaster Intern for our small business on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. Applicants should be passionate about SCUBA diving and the environment, physically fit and have a friendly disposition. Applicants should also be prepared for living on a remote island.

The intern will report to Aaron and Lisa Ralph, business owners as well as their OWSI mentor. Please refer to the Job Description for a list of responsibilities, skills and experience required (to be emailed on request).

Although this is an unpaid position, please see a list of inclusions:

  • Return flights from SYD/BNE to LDH
  • Transfers to and from LDH Airport
  • Accommodation on Lord Howe Island (excluding telephone)
  • Internet and Phone access
  • Dive packs for PADI courses
  • All boat and shore dives
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Pro Dive Lord Howe Island uniform
  • Training, guidance and support

If you are interested in this position, please email lisa@prodivelordhoweisland.com.au with:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Preferred dates

Applications close on 30th June 2017.

Job Title: PADI OWSI

  • Full Time Exchange Programme (See inclusions)
  • 40 hours per week for approximately 18 weeks: 10SEP17 – 31JAN18 or 01FEB18 – 15JUN18
  • Remote location

We are looking for a PADI OWSI who would like to gain teaching experience for our small business on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. Applicants should be passionate about SCUBA diving and the environment, physically fit and have a friendly disposition. Applicants should also be prepared for living on a remote island.

The PADI OWSI will report to Aaron and Lisa Ralph, business owners. Please refer to the Job Description for a list of responsibilities, skills and experience required (to be emailed on request).

Although this is an unpaid position, please see a list of inclusions:

  • Return flights from SYD/BNE to LDH
  • Transfers to and from LDH Airport
  • Accommodation on Lord Howe Island (excluding telephone)
  • Internet and Phone access
  • Weekly Meal Allowance 
  • All boat and shore dives
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Pro Dive Lord Howe Island uniform
  • Training, guidance and support

If you are interested in this position, please email lisa@prodivelordhoweisland.com.au with:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Preferred dates

Applications close on 30th June 2017.

 

Nitrox Compressor on Island!

Our brand new Nitrox Compressor arrived on island last Sunday courtesy of The Island Trader! She is sitting nicely in the shed next to her sister MCH16 Nuvair Air Compressor. 

If you are on island, pop down to check it out!

Nitrox on Lord Howe Island!

We are pleased to announce that we have just purchased a Nuvair Voyager I Nitrox System!

Divers can now complete their Nitrox Certification training during their visit and enjoy all the spectacular diving Lord Howe offers with longer bottom times.

We will also continue to operate our 7am dives for advanced divers looking to do Exploratory Diving on a virgin relic barrier reef on the outer shelf that surrounds the island. Most of the 149.9 square kilometres of structure has never been dived before and with an average depth of 30M, Nitrox was the next logical step.

We would like to thank our friends from Pro Diving Services who we purchased the system from. Not only did they source it for us quickly from the USA and have it on display at OzTek in Sydney last weekend, they also provide ongoing support and training on the system for the life of the compressor. The Voyager I is a medium sized Nitrox system that allows you to use either air or Nitrox (with 40% Nitrox capability). It’s one of the “workhorse” Nitrox compressors in the industry, fitted with high quality filtrate, dual O2 analysers, a CO2 scrubber and a CO2 analyser.

The system should be online and functioning by the end of April 2017 and will work in conjunction with our existing Nuvair HP compressor. It will also give us a bonus redundancy factor and allows us to double our air filling capacity.

Dive somewhere new this year with Pro Dive Lord Howe Island!

Our Favourite Dive Spot on Lord Howe

Pro Dive on Lord Howe Island has maintained its reputation as one of Australia’s premier diving operators since its inception in 1978. Diving is one of the best ways to explore our beautiful island. Come and see for yourself!

No matter what skill level or how much experience you have when it comes to diving, Pro Dive has a class for you. Beyond the introductory course, Pro Dive also offers certifications, open water courses, eLearning, a scuba review course, and an underwater photography workshop for those who wish to explore more.

Are you ready to dip your toes into diving, or jump in all the way? Either way, Pro Dive Lord Howe Island offers the perfect class set in a gorgeous location to make the most of it.

We were recently asked to contribute our favourite diving location for an article by Bupa Travel Insurance. Arguably the most sought after location to dive around Lord Howe Island is Balls Pyramid. This monolith is the world’s tallest sea stack and soars out of the South Pacific Ocean half a kilometre straight into the air. The diving around the Pyramid is as spectacular as the scene above the water with huge schools of Yellow Tail Kingfish and Amberjack, massive Marbled Rays, forests of Black Coral Trees and it is the only known place in the world where one can see the elusive Ballina Angelfish on recreational scuba.

Read the full article for more inspiration on diving in Australia, ‘Scuba Diving Adventures Around Australia​’. 

PADI Divemaster Internship and OWSI Position for Sep 2016 - June 2017

Job Title: PADI Divemaster Intern

  • Full Time Exchange Programme (See inclusions)
  • 40 hours per week for approximately 18 weeks: 15SEP16 – 31JAN17 or 01FEB17 – 15JUN17
  • Remote location

We are looking for a PADI Divemaster Intern for our small business on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. Applicants should be passionate about SCUBA diving and the environment, physically fit and have a friendly disposition. Applicants should also be prepared for living on a remote island.

The intern will report to Aaron and Lisa Ralph, business owners as well as their OWSI mentor. Please refer to the Job Description for a list of responsibilities, skills and experience required (to be emailed on request).

Although this is an unpaid position, please see a list of inclusions:

  • Return flights from SYD/BNE to LDH
  • Transfers to and from LDH Airport
  • Accommodation on Lord Howe Island (excluding telephone / internet)
  • Dive packs for PADI courses 
  • All boat and shore dives
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Pro Dive Lord Howe Island uniform
  • Training, guidance and support

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to lisa@prodivelordhoweisland.com.au 

Applications close on 30th June 2016.

Job Title: PADI OWSI

  • Full Time Exchange Programme (See inclusions)
  • 40 hours per week for approximately 18 weeks: 15SEP16 – 31JAN17 or 01FEB17 – 15JUN17
  • Remote location

We are looking for a PADI OWSI for our small business on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. Applicants should be passionate about SCUBA diving and the environment, physically fit and have a friendly disposition. Applicants should also be prepared for living on a remote island.

The PADI OWSI will report to Aaron and Lisa Ralph, business owners. Please refer to the Job Description for a list of responsibilities, skills and experience required (to be emailed on request).

Although this is an unpaid position, please see a list of inclusions:

  • Return flights from SYD/BNE to LDH
  • Transfers to and from LDH Airport
  • Accommodation on Lord Howe Island (excluding telephone / internet)
  • All boat and shore dives
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Pro Dive Lord Howe Island uniform
  • Training, guidance and support

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to lisa@prodivelordhoweisland.com.au

Applications close on 30th June 2016.

Dive Weeks with Pinetrees Lodge

Spaces are filling quickly to be part of dive week being hosted by Pinetrees Lodge and Pro Dive Lord Howe Island. Your dive week will include:

  • 10 dives, 1 sunrise dive and 1 night dive (first time this package has been offered!) Dive gear and guide included
  • Glorious food prepared by Pinetrees Lodge so you can relax after diving. Food includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and 4-5 course dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation (Pay 6, stay for 7 if you book before 31st May 2016)
  • Airport transfers
  • Full use of lodge facilities

For more information, visit http://www.pinetrees.com.au/rates-packages/dive-weeks?prev1=/rates-and-packages