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The transition from UK diving, to the most diverse reefs in the World (through the eyes of a PADI Instructor working in Borneo)

January 10th, 2011 DreamGirl

Lion Fish

The transition from UK diving, to the most diverse reefs in the World (through the eyes of a PADI Instructor working in Borneo) – by James Williams

Six years ago I learned to dive. For the first 4 years, diving on the South West coast of England was what I knew diving to be, now I find myself in Malaysian Borneo where I have learned the true meaning of the phrase ‘leisure diving’.

UK diving, how would you describe it? Murky, cold, dark, rough? Its fair to say that its not for everyone. UK diving has built a kind of reputation as a place that either the hardcore or the crazy dive. When people consider the UK as a dive destination I think many imagine a quarry,  for some, not so appealing, for me I love it!

Personally I’ve never dived in a quarry. All my experience in UK waters is in the sea, an enclosed bay, a small uninhabited island 1 mile off shore, or wreck diving.

My first experience was unsurprisingly my PADI open water course, the first step in most divers ‘career’. I remember it vividly, walking in off the beach in a dry suit, hood and gloves, lugging about 12Kg with me, second guessing why I decided to do this. We sink beneath the waves to find 1meter visibility, its about 12 oC at a push. I strain my eyes trying to keep sight of the instructors fins about 2 feet in front of my face. Eventually we come across soft corals and sea grass beds, blennies scuttling all over the place, scallops flapping about and even a jellyfish comes into the limited view. When we surface I realise that I am hooked, ‘this is amazing’. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Christmas from the Dream Team!!!

December 22nd, 2010 DreamGirl
Have a Dreamy Christmas!

Have a Dreamy Christmas!

Season greetings from the Borneo Dream Team

We wish all our customers, friends and future friends of Borneo Dream a dreamy Christmas and a bubbly New Year!!

We hope to see some of you in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in 2011.

From the Dream Team,

Joanne, Billy, Silvia, Edrie, Richard, James, Eugene & Captain Merali

Wanted – PADI Instructor!!

December 13th, 2010 DreamGirl

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Join the Borneo Dream Team in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Borneo Dream team is growing. Borneo Dream is a fast growing Dive Operator based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. We deliver high quality, safe and enjoyable scuba diving experiences – from try dives all the way through to leisure diving and rebreather courses.

We are looking for a PADI Instructor who can, with the rest of Dream Team, support us in continuing to deliver enjoyable, safe and high quality scuba diving trips and PADI courses to our customers from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

We are currently looking for someone who is . . . . . . .

  • A PADI Instructor in active teaching status
  • Enjoys delivering great diving experiences to customers
  • A team player – able to work well with others
  • Punctual – on time, every day
  • Is fluent in English (with full understanding of the English language)
  • Has a clean driving licence preferably with own transport
  • Has good people and great interpersonal skills
  • Is preferably a Malaysian IC Holder
  • Able to speak and read Mandarin a bonus
  • An offshore Skipper ticket a bonus

The role involves working 5 days a week (flexible, it will include weekend work and working on Public Holidays), 20 days holiday. Basic pay depends up on the applicants skills and experience.

Interested?? Send your CV and covering letter to the Dream Team today!!