Scientific Divemaster/Marine Survey Leader

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time 01790763194 Emily

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 1st March 2020  

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting Scientific Divemasters to work at various locations across South & Central America, Africa, Europe & Asia. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August, and information on all sites is available on our website.

Working as a Scientific Divemaster for Opwall can be varied depending on the specific requirements of the site and the roles available. These may include: leading scientific marine surveys, undergraduate dissertation supervision, assisting on reef ecology courses and delivering student workshops, presentations and other interactive learning tasks.

Applicants will need to be qualified PADI Divemasters or above in active teaching status (for some positions, equivalent qualifications from other dive organisations may be suitable), with a BSc or higher in a biology related subject and be willing to work and live in remote locations under basic conditions.

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.

If you would like to apply for the position of Scientific Divemaster, please fill in our online application form at

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