Course Director Training Course, Sabah, Borneo, March 2012

I am extremely proud and happy to count myself amongst the family of PADI Course Directors. Have been back now from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for five days now and it has just about sunk in to what a degree that was a « significant emotional event » and thus life changing.

The opportunity to share with and learn from the PADI Staff (leading representatives from EMEA, Americas, Asia Pacific & Japan) plus 38 other very experienced diving instructors was a real privelege.
So now back to the real world, and we have plenty of work to be done. We will be running four to five Instructor Development Courses this year. Late May/early June, September, late October early November and December, and possibly squeezing one in with our neighbours EasyDive in Juan Les Pins in late April and early May.

For more information please call Alex Diamond on +33 615305223 or e-mail

Course Director

What a trip!  Just back from an amazing two weeks in « The Land Beneath the Wind », Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia at the Course Director Training Course.  And now very pleased to say that Diamond Diving has it’s very own Course Director, Alex.  An awesome experience with senior staff from PADI Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific and 38 fellow candidates from all over the world who were all unbelievable.

A big thanks in particular to team-mates Eric from Oklahoma, Arm from Koh Tao, Maciej from Poland, Johnny Chew from Malaysia and Tony from Spain.  Plus translators Jack and Mr Saran.

We now offer Assistant Instructor, Instructor Development Courses, Emergency First Response Instructor and MSDT specialty instructor packages with other 5* and 5*IDC centres in the area.  We will also be offering packages taking you from beginner right through to Instructor.  Look out for our dedicated microsite coming soon with information on all of these programmes.

Diamond Diving's new CD

DiveMaster Internships

We still have a few slots for our DiveMaster Internships for this season.  A great opportunity to get your foot on the first rung of the PADI Pro’s ladder with the access to the wonderful lifestyle and amazing opportunities for travel that can offer.  We train you up in return for you being a full time member of our team for two months.  A great way to build a solid foundation and real experience.

Sounds good?  To be considered please send a CV and covering letter to

Also congratulations to Thibaut and Jessie for their recent certifications.  Good job in not so easy conditions.  Well done guys!

Ongoing DrySuit Specialty promo & EFR courses

Firstly a belated but very sincere Happy New Year, hope all goes well for you in 2012.  Yes, Noemie and I are back from our travels in the UK & Grenoble …and a successful dive show in Paris.

The boat is in the water and we encourage all of you of course to carry on diving.  We’re still running an offer on Dry Suit specialty for 180 Euros instead of 215 Euros for the manual, three dives (inc confined water orientation) and certification.

For those who have already completed the course why not keep up your skills with some diving, we will hire the suits out a just 10 euros per dive above your normal per dive price.

Dry Suit Specialty

180€ instead of 215€ all included

Every day

Also, we are going to organise a couple of Emergency First Response courses.  This is a great course, good fun, very useful and the reasons to do it are many & compelling, including:

– The ability to intervene and maybe even save a life in the event of a medical emergency

– Developing and practising life skills that all people should have

– It is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver course, which we highly encourage all of you to aim for as a minimum qualification

The price is 150 Euros which includes the manual and CD, a day and a half of tuition and certification.  This course is obviously very useful for non-divers aswell so if you have any friends that might be interested please let them know.

EFR Course 150€ all included

Dates :

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 of February


Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 of February

Happy New Year, Salon de la Plongee, Diving year round

Firstly we’d like to wish Happy New Year to you all.  May it be filled with excellent diving, success, health and happiness.  We are taking bookings for 2012 now, the prices are online, but if you would like us to put together a specific quote for something, don’t hesitate to e-mail or call.

Secondly another reminder that we are exhibiting at the Paris International Dive Show, Porte de Versailles, 13th to 16th January, stand D24.

Finally, we are back from a winter break and will be open for diving from 20th January onwards.

We look forwards to seeing you all soon.