Dive Operations Manager / PADI Instructor

Operation Wallacea

Silba, Croatia

Volunteer • Full Time


Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 4th June 2024  

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 7 countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting a SCUBA Dive Operations Manager for our expedition site on Silba Island in Croatia. Applications will need to be available from 24th June to 29th August.

Working as Dive Operations Manager involves managing and scheduling a team of instructors and dive masters who train our volunteers to PADI Open Water level, giving them the in-water skills they need to progress onto our ecology courses and research projects. We work with large numbers of novice divers each summer, making this an excellent opportunity for instructors to build their certifications while contributing to the smooth running of our expedition sites. By setting aside a full six days to complete dive training, Instructors can spend more time with their students and ensure they qualify as confident, competent divers ready for the next challenge.

Applicants will need to be qualified PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructors or above in active teaching status and willing to work and live in remote locations under basic conditions. Applicants should have experience with dive centre management. Experience with expedition dive operation management is desired but not essential.

This role will include scheduling PADI Open Water courses, ecology courses and research dives, ensuring enough equipment is available for each group, and maintaining the smooth turnover of tanks to ensure they are always full and ready for the next group.

The successful applicant will also be required to teach PADI Open Courses when required and be part of a team of 8-10 dive professionals on site.

Knowledge of compressors and equipment maintenance is highly desired.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food on site, plus a weekly wage, as well as access to the research and educational programme taking place on site and the potential to develop their roles within Opwall in future years.

The positions will be filled as and when we find suitable candidates so if you are interested, please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The positions do involve working with minors so if successful you will be asked to complete a background check.

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