Kerry evaluates Maria’s briefing for snorkeling.

Thu October 16th 2014

 

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Local PADI Divemaster Go PRO intern Kerry attentively listens to international intern Maria who is on the way to completing the performance requirements of her own PADI Divemaster course at our Gaya Island beach house!

Kerry has achieved so much experience through the observation of his colleagues daily work activities at our dive centre operations, and all experiences contribute to his current professional success.

Maria recently began her Go PRO internship program, which includes real dive industry experience. This entails assisting our team of PADI professionals to conduct the range of PADI courses and programs and participating in any and all projects organized at our beach house, such as conservation efforts.

Making a positive difference on our natural marine environment is one of the most attractive benefits of our professional internship programs because a fascination with the underwater world is one of the strongest motives for recreational divers to Go PRO!

Get more information on how you can Go PRO and immerse in the real dive lifestyle at our Gaya Island beach house in Sabah, Borneo!

Tip for the PADI Divemaster equipment exchange: Relax!

Tue October 14th 2014

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In a morning session, our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann conducts an equipment exchange for our local Go PRO internship candidates at our Gaya Island beach house!

In the beautiful waters of the calm training lagoon in front of our PADI 5 Star IDC Centre, the divers communicate at their most effective to achieve 5 out of 5 points!

When a member of our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers brief their Go PRO intern, it’s made aware that the point system is not awarded to the individual candidate but is based on the teamwork of the buddy team, so both participants will be given the same score.

Mentors of the Go PRO team counsel their students to understand that their professional dive education is not about the ‘self’ because their role as a dive leader is to focus on others’ well being too! Professionalism in every regard stems from attitude, and a great dive educator has a great attitude!

Go PRO internship programs are a minimum of 1 month, which provides plenty of time to live the real dive lifestyle and develop to become a well-rounded dive educator.

For more information, contact our Head Office, where one of our travel experts will organize a detailed itinerary for you to Go PRO in Sabah, Borneo, with the guidance of our dedicated Go PRO team!

Double the pride for Platinum CD Richard!

Sun October 12th 2014

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Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann congratulates our ‘Work for a Career’ local Go PRO internship candidates Kerry and Mac for successfully completing their PADI Divemaster course!

The two are dedicated individuals who have exemplified professionalism during their 1-year program at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, and are now open to so many career opportunities in the dive industry.

Mac and Kerry are also eligible to enrol on the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), being qualified PADI Divemasters, and continue their professional dive education and pursue career fulfillment!

On the IDC, candidates needn’t learn any new dive theory or new PADI standards as all knowledge is already introduced in the PADI Divemaster, and the IDC is to develop students’ instructional abilities. Our Go PRO team encourages IDC candidates to extend their development so as not to rush their professional dive training, such as on our popular and successful 1-month Go PRO internship program to include the IDC!

Our travel experts in our Head Office will cater an itinerary to suit your needs to GO PRO in Borneo on our next IDC!

 

Learning to teach on the PADI Divemaster skills circuit workshop.

Fri October 10th 2014

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Skills circuit workshop is conducted as part of the PADI Divemaster course and introduces student divers to demonstrating dive skills.

PADI Master Instructor Paul begins the workshop for our local and international Go PRO interns in the large field area next to our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

Because the Go PRO interns experience teaching for the first time, the effectiveness of teaching is not great, although our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers don’t look for perfection because instructional abilities can and will improve through time and professional development.

There are 24 scuba diving skills to complete from the PADI Scuba Review program, which is what the PADI Divemaster workshop consists of, and each skill must be a passing score! Our Go PRO interns will have many an opportunity to improve themselves and their best score is recorded for their PADI Divemaster application.

For more information on how to enrol on our PADI Divemaster Go PRO internship programs, contact one of our members of staff, who will create a suitable itinerary for you to start living the diving dream in Borneo!

Go PRO divers need to set up their deep dive!

Wed October 8th 2014

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A deep dive scenario must be set up by the student divers, and not the Instructor!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann is assisted by one of our dedicated and full time PADI Instructors, Timmy, to conduct the deep dive scenario from the PADI Divemaster course for our group of local and international Go PRO internship candidates.

Student divers qualifying to become a dive leader must be confident in setting up a deep dive and the practical experience of our interns organizing the dive as a team will be valuable for similar experiences they may have in their future dive careers.

Skills evaluated by Richard and Timmy will be the students’ aptitude with tying knots, underwater navigation, general supervision, conduct and good judgment on safety. The practical skills are already mastered in previous PADI courses and programs, and are practiced on land before the dive too. Our interns’ favourite part of the deep dive scenario is securing an air supply from the small pony bottle they set up as their emergency at 5 metres!

Get in touch with our Head office for more information on how to enrol on a Go PRO internship program and start living the diving dream with us at our gaya island beach house in Sabah, Borneo!

A journey of dive briefing!

Mon October 6th 2014

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Big Mac, one of our dedicated local Go PRO interns and fully qualified PADI Divemaster, has briefed countless dives during his 1-year ‘Work for a Career’ program at our Gaya Island PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

It’s no surprise to our island staff team that Mac has markedly improved his professional skills whilst receiving his unique education in this last year.

At first Mac was a bit speechless when delivering a dive briefing, but now his briefings are so natural and effortless because his confidence has soared with every experience of dive briefing and all other skills of a professional diver!

Albeit Mac’s first dive briefing practice was being evaluated by the Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers, including resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann!

Our Go PRO internship programs include more than just formal dive training. A minimum duration of 1 month for our international candidates offers plenty of time to acquire dive experience. Our Go PRO team and PADI professionals of our island team will always encourage interns to be involved and participate with enthusiasm!

Get in touch with one of our helpful members of staff at our Head Office for more details on our Go PRO internship programs! Our Go PRO team looks forward to guiding you to your Go PRO dive career!

You want the elite when you Go PRO!

Sat October 4th 2014

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Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann heads our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers, and collectively work together to conduct our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) 4 times a year at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island!

Richard actively teaches professional-level PADI ratings and oversees all our Go PRO internship programs development at our Gaya Island beach house.

It is our belief that internship candidates benefit from observing the instructional skills of our entire island staff team when assisting them to conduct a PADI course or program. Each PADI Instructor demonstrates, controls, supervises, and generally conducts dive skills in different ways to one another, and they will continue to evolve their teaching methods.

Candidates will refine their skills in the same way too, and especially once they begin teaching in the dive industry, their skills will be refined further from their experiences.

Our Go PRO team’s purpose is to counsel our candidates through their journey to becoming confident dive educators, however there is a level of independence expected of our candidates. Dive experiences (and the Go PRO team would agree with this) is what improves instructional skills!

Live the dream on Gaya Island in Borneo with our Go PRO team counseling you to Go PRO! One of our members of staff at our Head Office will create an itinerary suited to you professional career goals.

 

Easy to find your diving dream in Borneo!

Fri October 3rd 2014

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For a student diver or recreational diver, location is a huge factor when deciding on a dive destination, and it’s no different for the aspiring Go PRO diver!

Candidates of our Go PRO internship programs often remark on the natural paradise setting of our Gaya Island beach house as one of the priorities when they decided to complete their professional dive training with us!

In Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 49 dive sites showcase the amazing biodiversity that can be found only a few minutes speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu and our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

To include as part of our Go PRO internship program, which is a minimum of 1 month, candidates are provided UNLIMITED scuba diving within the parameters of the marine park! Interns can ‘take a break’ from diving to explore the terrestrial nature of Gaya Island, when jungle trekking the islands’ maintained trails or kayaking and snorkeling at a number of shallow reef snorkel sites too!

Contact our Head Office for more information on what other attractive inclusions our Go PRO internship programs offer. One of our experienced and helpful members of staff will create a personalized itinerary for you to Go PRO!

Transforming into a professional!

Wed October 1st 2014

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Kerry is a dedicated PADI Divemaster at our Gaya Island beach house, who has completed our 1-year local Go PRO internship ‘Work for a Career’ program.

Skills Kerry has learned to become a PADI professional were achieved through an all-inclusive package of our successful Go PRO internship programs encompassing the true dive lifestyle!

Professionals at our 5 Star IDC Dive Centre are not teaching PADI courses and program everyday, and our clients experience a variety of other island activities we offer to explore our local area of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

Guided kayaking and snorkeling are popular interests for visitors to Sabah and, and our local interns exponentially improve their English-speaking skills with their clients, and confidence in themselves!

When completing dive training alongside our international Go PRO interns, our local ‘Work for a Career’ trainees, receive a unique education into others’ languages, cultures and customs too.

The dive industry is a fascinating world of divers from all over the world sharing a common passion in diving!

Contact our Head Office for further details on our Go PRO internship programs, and one of our members of staff will arrange an itinerary for you to start living the dive lifestyle in Sabah, Borneo!

Night diving will truly make a diver more confident!

Mon September 29th 2014

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Night diving is full of mystery to the diver who has never experienced this specialized diving before, even for an accomplished diver!

Diving at night lends a completely different perspective, so for our Go PRO internship candidates who are on their journey to complete their PADI Divemaster qualification, it is necessary they are comfortable!

Night diving experience on the PADI Divemaster course requires a night dive with no formal requirements, however the SAFE diving practices still applies, such as ascents and descents.

Cindy, our most recent Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Instructor Examination (IE) graduate is briefing and guiding the night dive for the group. He will include in the briefing the proper procedures to use underwater lights, which is the biggest difference to diving habits and must be followed. Underwater lights will be used to show signals to a dive buddy. If a dive buddy or another diver is too far away, flashing the lights with a certain pattern will attract their attention.

A night dive is included in our attractive PADI Divemaster Go PRO internship program, the travel experts at our Head Office can tailor to your needs. Not only that – UNLIMITED scuba diving at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park’s 49 dive sites can be explored!

Contact us for more information about Going PRO in Sabah, Borneo!