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 SSI Dive Instructors to work at our Madagascar site on Nosey Be. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August, and information on the site is available on our website.
Working as a SCUBA Instructor for Opwall involves helping to train our volunteers to SSI 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 SSI Open Water SCUBA Instructors or above in active teaching status and willing to work and live in remote locations under basic conditions. Relevant experience in marine biology, ecology or a related subject is preferable but not essential.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food on-site, plus a weekly wage of £105, 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.