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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!

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 

Pinnacle has arrived!

Welcome to Lord Howe Island MV 'Pinnacle'! It has been a long awaited arrival and we are stoked to say that she has settled in very well. On her arrival, we went for a spin to the Admiralty Islands, followed by an Introductory Dive at Comets Hole. 

We are looking forward to many more adventures to come onboard 'Pinnacle'.

Underwater Photography Workshop with A Cotton Photo!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an Underwater Photography Workshop with Amanda Cotton. Details are:

Date: March 2017

Group Size: 10 divers

Best For: Intermediate to Experienced Divers

Price: AU$3000

Additions: Underwater Photography Workshop with Amanda Cotton

Trip Information:

  • 7 nights lodging at Leanda Lei Apartments, 5 days diving

  • 11 dives: 2 dives per day, depart at 9am, return around 1pm, 1 night dive. Balls Pyramid to be included in these dives if weather permits

  • Airport transfers

  • Morning refreshments on dive days (tea, coffee, biscuits)

  • Lunch every day

  • Afternoon photography workshop sessions

*Excludes flights. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Join photographer Amanda Cotton for an underwater photography experience like no other. The expedition includes an in depth underwater photography workshop covering :

  • Strobe/housing configurations

  • Basic exposure and understanding

  • White balancing

  • Shooting modes/ etc. 

  • Strobe use and function

  • Photoshop tutorials including workflow

  • Information on shooting macro including strobe use

  • Exposure and lighting techniques, etc.

  • Information on shooting close up wide angle

  • Exposure changes for different environments 

  • Strobe techniques

  • Backscatter removal

  • Basic workflow for image cataloging

  • Copyright protection information

  • Conversion to black and white

  • Removal of unwanted items in image

  • Printing techniques

  • Other subjects of interest

Workshop is open to all shooters from beginner photographers to advanced shooters. While we are excited to offer the Underwater Photography Workshop at no additional cost to this expedition pariticpation in the course is not required to join us on this adventure.

To secure your spot, simply book online http://www.prodivelordhoweisland.com.au/products/photography-course-with-a-cotton-photo

or

If direct deposit is preferred, email lisa@prodivelordhoweisland.com.au to receive a Booking Form.