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Wanted – PADI Instructor!!

December 13th, 2010 DreamGirl

Join the Dream Team

Join the Dream Team

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!!

How Does A Rebreather Work? Rebreather Training with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu Sabah

December 8th, 2010 DreamGirl

Rebreathers in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!

How Does A Rebreather Work? Rebreather Training with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Rebreathers are a great way of enjoying longer dives (we had rebreather divers on our boat last week in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah who enjoyed a four hour dive!) and getting closer to marine life as there are no noisy bubbles to scare fish away. Imagine diving in silence except for the crackling from corals.

Rebreather Diver

Borneo Dream is the only provider of rebreather training in Sabah, Borneo – we run a range of semi closed and closed circuit rebreather courses from Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah – so we know a thing or two about rebreathers ;)

Rebreathers are a great option for experienced recreational divers looking to take their diving further. One of the first questions we often get asked by our diving customers when they see a rebreather on our boat is “How does it work?”. The rest of this blog provides a simple overview of the workings of the Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR), with a focus on the APD (or Ambient Pressure Diving Limited) Evolution and Inspiration models. It gets a little technical (as a closed circuit rebreather is more technical than diving on open circuit) – but once you’ve learned how to dive on a rebreather you’ll have the knowledge to prepare and dive safely on a rebreather and enjoy many long dives ;)

So, how does a Closed Circuit Rebreather work? Read the rest of this entry »

Our Top 10 Scuba Diving Sites along the West Coast of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

December 6th, 2010 DreamGirl

Join the Dream Team

Join the Dream Team

Our Top 10 Scuba Diving Sites along the West Coast of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

As most people are now counting down to Christmas, the Dream Team have been reflecting on a busy and fun filled year of diving. During our reflections we started discussing what had been some of our favourite dive sites during 2010 and we thought we’d share our list of dream dive sites from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with you :) . All are accessible from Kota Kinabalu and show the mix of diving you can enjoy along the west coast of Sabah, Borneo.

Our ‘Top 10′ dive sites are listed below and are in no particular order . . .

1 & 2. Clements Reef (near Sapi)  & Soft Coral Garden (near Gaya), Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Diving in TARP

We visit > 20 dive sites in TARP so choosing our favourites was hard. Eventually we decided on these two sites due to the beautiful mix of soft and hard corals. Both sites are located within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP) – the most popular diving location from Kota Kinabalu.  Find gently sloping coral reefs from 8m – 25m, a riot of colours from a range of hard corals, soft corals, sponges and anemones and a surprisingly wide range of marine life so close to city life.

3. Edgell Patches, just 20 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu
Edgell Patches is located just outside of TARP and home to deeper coral reefs. Dive around large coral covered boulders in the shallows which then give way to a sloping reef down to 35m. Full of fish life as well as a good variety of nudibranches and other critters. When we’ve had rebreather divers diving the deeper slopes of this reef they’ve spotted the odd 1.5m – 2m Black Tip Shark. Cool! Read the rest of this entry »

Chinese New Year Scuba Diving Extravaganza in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

November 26th, 2010 DreamGirl

Chilled out Scuba Diving in KK

Chilled out Scuba Diving in KK

Chinese New Year Scuba Diving Extravaganza in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

What better way to celebrate CNY than to go scuba diving! Join Borneo Dream for this event and enjoy several days of fun, high quality and safe leisure diving :-) .

Join us between 3rd – 6th February 2011 and enjoy leisure diving with us over several days at many of our favourite dive sites in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

We will be running daily diving trips over Chinese New Year. Join us for minimum 3 days diving over CNY and enjoy a 10% discount off our diving trip price ☺. Meet up with the Dream Team each day at 9am at Jesselton Point Jetty in central Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and join one of the Dream Boats. Back to Jesselton Point jetty for 4:00pm.

Borneo Dream provides highly personalised, high quality, safe and enjoyable scuba diving experiences. That’s why we have use the best diving day boats from Kota Kinabalu - Borneo Dream 3 our spacious, well equipped 10m x 4m catamaran and our new, fast and comfortable 9m x 3m RIB. Borneo Dream 3 is equipped with fresh water shower, toilet, cabin, sun deck and a full range of refreshments and fish identification material. Read the rest of this entry »

PADI Courses in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with Borneo Dream

November 26th, 2010 DreamGirl

PADI Courses in Sabah

PADI Courses in Sabah

PADI Courses in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with Borneo Dream

November so far has been a busy month for the Borneo Dream Team in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Alongside our scuba diving trips, try dives and snorkeling we have run a range of PADI courses over the past few weeks. Being busy keeps us out of mischief ;)

Congratulations to our following customers who completed a PADI course with the Dream Team during November to date:

  • On becoming PADI Open Water Divers we welcome Fatima & Taariq, Hoyong & Sunghyun, Eric & Cecile, Hai-Wu, Alice & Claire to the wonderful underwater world.
  • Loris, Stephen & Ta-Tung on progressing their diver education and becoming PADI Advanced Open Water Divers.
  • Jilline and Ta-Tung on becoming PADI Rescue Divers.
  • Aizuddin on becoming a PADI Enriched Air Diver. Nitrox here we come!

We run a wide range of PADI courses in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah – from try dives, learning to dive, semi closed rebreathers through to becoming a Divemaster. If you fancy joining a PADI course with Borneo Dream during your next holiday in Sabah, Borneo just contact the Dream Team today.