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Hello Everyone,

After spending 11 years in Toronto, Canada i have decided that it is time for a change. A couple of my friends and i are thinking about taking a year off to travel and of course we would like to spend most to all of our time on Ilha Grande.
What are the possiblities of gaining work on the island ( if any)? When i was there in November i observed that there was ample accomodations so that shouldn't be a problem.
What i really want to know is there a possiblity of teaching english or attaining any sort of job on the island? I have decided to enroll myself into Portuguese classes up here to get a head start.
Please provide me your most honest feedback as i would like to know if my dream could become a reality.

TG 11

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I am a new graduate SCUBA instructor and I was wondering if these unemployment issues also effect the amount of foriegners hired in tourism possitions, such as diving.
I was hoping to work in Ilha Grande as either a instructor, guide or underwater photographer. If anyone has any information concerning how to get in contact with Dive centers it would be a great help, as so far i can't seem to find any shop websites.
I was lucky enough to go diving there while traveling in Brazil and I know that the internet is expensive on the island but I thought it would be a margeting disadvantage to not advertise on the World Wide Web! :D


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