Abyss Scuba Diving

Malin Nordlund- My Life Changing Journey

Malin Nordlund- My Life Changing Journey

I moved to Australia from Sweden in 2005 to study design in Sydney. One of the goals I had wen I arrived in Sydney was to learn to Scuba dive. I wanted a new hobby to take my mind of the studies, a hobby that […]


Advancing Into My Dive Career

Advancing Into My Dive Career

My first real experience with diving occurred when I began my Open Water course in a quarry back in the United Kingdom. During the course it blew my mind that they had purposely sunk a few helicopters and a fully stripped passenger jet. This just […]


From Nauru – Becoming A Padi Instructor

From Nauru – Becoming A Padi Instructor

Nauru  officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island nation in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (186 mi) to the east. Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation, covering […]


Padi Diving Career Seminar

Padi Diving Career Seminar

At these seminars we have people involved in working day to day in the dive industry discussing what they have found working in the dive industry is like along with the employment opportunities and career paths available within the Dive Industry. The seminar will also explain the […]


Malin Nordlund – Journey To Thailand

Malin Nordlund – Journey To Thailand

Yes, before you ask, Malin is her real name, she was obviously born to be a dive instructor! And this is her story…  I got my Divemaster in 2007 and I can easily say that it is one of the best things I ever did. At the time […]


Teaching Padi Instructor Training In Sydney, Australia

by Carl Fallon Each month divers from all over the globe migrate to Sydney, Australia to start their is challenging, fun and truly unforgettable. PADI Instructor training. Where all roads lead to Rome; their paths collide here at Abyss… Each group’s dynamics are different with different personalities and cultures within […]


September Awards Night

September Awards Night

Abyss Scuba Diving held their months Awards night at St George Sailing Club on the 15thSeptember. These nights consist of Abyss recognizing and celebrating those divers who have achieved a prestigious certification or highly recognized diving achievement. This month we celebrated our brand new instructors who had passed […]


Dive Internships In Australia

Dive Internships In Australia

Some people are happy to sit inside an office and stare at a computer screen all their life… Me, however, I don’t think so… I want sun, water, adventure and fun, and I want to be around people that are loving life! If you are […]


Jonny Summerell – Idc Staff Instructor

Jonny Summerell – Idc Staff Instructor

I came to Abyss all the way from the UK to complete my MSDT Internship… I originally only came to become a Dive Master, after a week of watching the team at Abyss teach it inspired me to become an Instructor, now I seek a career in diving […]


Lydia Wilcox – Idc Staff Instructor

Lydia Wilcox – Idc Staff Instructor

When I first arrived at Abyss I was convinced I was just going to do my Divemaster; I’m only on a gap year and didn’t see that being an instructor would interest me, and if I’m being honest I didn’t think I’d be able to get there. I […]


Changing A Life

Changing A Life

My name is Alexa and until 4 weeks ago I’d spent 10 years working in an office. Some jobs were okay and some were mind numbing and I always thought people were incredibly lucky if they had a job they actually enjoyed. I’m from grey London but […]


Brett Poole – A Career In Diving

Brett Poole – A Career In Diving

Brett Poole began diving just over 5 years ago after trying it out in the aquarium in Mooloolaba.  Brett absolutely loved the experience and decided to do the Open Water course with Abyss Scuba Diving. Shortly after came the Advanced Open Water and the Bombo wreck near Wollongong, during which […]


My Dive Career

My Dive Career

Many people ask me about my career in diving. I have always loved the water, loved meeting new people and have always been adventurous and outgoing. I had asthma as a kid so it was head for me to get a medical to learn to […]


A Career In Diving Was A Long Way From My Thoughts.

A Career In Diving Was A Long Way From My Thoughts.

I never intended to have a career in diving, it was just something I did on weekends but that’s not quite how it turned out I learned to dive in Cairns for my 40th Birthday, there were sixteen students in the class with one instructor and it […]


Dive Instructor Internship

Dive Instructor Internship

I am currently at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, waiting for a plane to take off that will eventually take me to the beautiful Perhentian Islands, where I will be working as a PADI Dive Instructor. Just six months ago, I was working as […]


Decided To Become A Padi Instructor.decided To Become A Padi Instructor.

Decided To Become A Padi Instructor.decided To Become A Padi Instructor.

By Danielle BrooksWhen I first started diving I never would’ve thought I’d become an instructor. I was just happy diving for fun every now and then. Every now and then turned into every spare chance I got, I wanted to dive all the time.At the […]


Scuba Service Technician Training

Scuba Service Technician Training

The equipment we use as scuba divers are what keeps us alive while underwater. It is “life support equipment” that must be repaired, adjusted and tested only by qualified individuals with the correct training. Even for mechanically minded people, the procedures required to keep this […]


The Goal To Become Padi Scuba Instructors

The Goal To Become Padi Scuba Instructors

In April 2013 a group of divers came together with a single goal; to become PADI Scuba Instructors.  They had come from all over the globe and arrived at Abyss Scuba Diving ready for undergoing one of the most comprehensive Instructor Development Training programs in the […]


Scuba Service Technicians Training Program.

Scuba Service Technicians Training Program.

Abyss Scuba Diving as part of its diving career program offers its trainee PADI Instructors the opportunity to undertake a Scuba Service Technicians training program.  During the recent Service Technician Training program at Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney, we covered service procedures for Oceanic, Hollis and Aeris diving equipment. […]


The Padi Instructor Exams

The Padi Instructor Exams

The PADI Instructor Exams can be a little bit stressful. To overcome this, simply follow these general guidelines outlined below. Make sure you do your PADI Instructor training within a PADI Career Development Centre.  PADI CDC’s are Instructor training facilities that dedicate themselves to career level development of PADI […]