Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Dive into New World; EXCITING: Try Your Hand at a New Career as a Scuba Instructor

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Dive into New World; EXCITING: Try Your Hand at a New Career as a Scuba Instructor

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Byline: Mairi Manley mairi.manley@mydailynews.com.au

HOW much have things changed when something like deep sea diving is safer than crossing the road?

That's certainly the case at Kirra Dive.

Becoming a scuba diver opens enormous possibilities, not just in terms of adventure and discovery, but on a social level also.

Bianca Brouwer is a master diver at Kirra Dive.

aI love diving,a she said.

aI started snorkelling a while back and realised I wanted to stay under for longer.

aIt's a whole new world under the water.

aI started diving in 2006 and haven't looked back.

aIt keeps me really fit and I've made heaps of friends.

aDivers are cool people.a

Bianca joins anywhere between 20 and 30 divers each weekend for dives in a variety of locations including Moreton Bay, Stradbroke Island, Vanuatu and the Solomons.

aIt's a very exciting pastime,a Bianca said.

aWe belong to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the world's largest recreational diving membership and Gold Coast diver training organisation. …

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