Abyss Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving Blog

Welcome to the Abyss Scuba Diving Blog. We are using this blog to keep everyone up to date with all the important related to Sydney Diving and other issues which are important to those who dive in the Abyss. Here are some of the topics our dive blog covers:


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 […]


Becoming A Padi Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Becoming A Padi Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Everyone is faced with tough decisions in life, the decision to do a course at Abyss, not so much. After becoming a corporate refugee with no desire to return to a fast-paced world of stress-induced sleepless nights, I spoke with a few people about a […]


Awards Night August 2013!

Awards Night August 2013!

Abyss Scuba Diving held their monthly Awards Night on Sunday 11th August at St George Motor Boat Club to celebrate divers who had accomplished prestigious certifications. All divers are welcomed to these events, and we had an outstanding attendance by all local divers to help celebrate these awards. There […]


Benefits Of Doing An Dive Instructor Internship Program

Benefits Of Doing An Dive Instructor Internship Program

Transitioning from training into the ‘Real World’ of teaching divers can be daunting for some… But not here at Abyss Scuba Diving. Through our Dive Instructor Internship all our candidates are moving directly into real courses, teaching real students and gaining the confidence needed to be a […]


Where To Do Your Padi Instructor Development Course?

Where To Do Your Padi Instructor Development Course?

Your Instructor Development Course is the most important step in your dive career… It may be the most important, but choosing what course and with what PADI Course Director is the easy part!!! It is extremely important that when you are looking around for courses you choose […]


Padi Instructor Exam

Padi Instructor Exam

PADI Instructor Exam (IE) After a morning of filling out paperwork, we all jumped into the party bus and drove down to PADI Headquarters. Our examiner, Thomas, greeted us and made us feel at ease as he led us into the PADI board room. After […]


Life In The Intern House

Life In The Intern House

Welcome to the house of…. Ummm, well I’ll let you be the judge of that…. There are many different ways you can describe life in the intern house. For me, fun, exciting and chilled are the first things that come to mind. I think a little […]