Saturday, 23 October 2010

Diving Safety Officer

Diving Safety Officer
Position Announcement
Center for Marine Resource Studies
Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.

Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Center Director, the Diving Safety Officer/Marine Operations Coordinator (DSO/MOC) is responsible for a variety of support duties associated with SFS/CMRS sponsored academic and scientific activities on and underwater in order to ensure these activities are carried out in an effective and safe manner in accordance with SFS and CMRS specific policies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active status SCUBA diving instructor's certification from a nationally recognized agency (i.e., PADI, NAUI, and NOAA, CMAS
  • First Aid/CPR instructor.
  • Oxygen administration instructor.
  • Extensive small boat handling experience.
  • Experience in outboard engine troubleshooting and mechanics.
  • Related experience with an academic institution.
  • Experience with marine rescue and hazard identification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Captain's License.
  • Bachelor's degree (highly desirable, marine related discipline an advantage).
  • Experience in leadership (management) and personnel supervision.
  • Caribbean diving experience and knowledge of marine life highly desirable.
  • Certified in visual inspection for cylinders.
  • Experience in group living situations.
  • EMT qualified.
  • Wilderness First Aid Responder
  • Tank inspection capability
  • Shallow water diving experience

Other Expectations:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate students and visiting researchers or programs, and participate in all center activities.
  • Represent SFS at local and international conferences.

Reports To: Center Director

Start Date: January 2011

To Apply for this position: Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at Faxes and hardcopies not accepted. SFS in an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Diving Safety Officer

Institutional Mission: The School for Field Studies (SFS), founded in 1980, operates a university-level study abroad program that focuses on teaching and conducting community-based environmental research. SFS is committed to providing hands-on, interdisciplinary education and environmental research in partnership with natural resource dependent communities. Our goals are to provide students with a unique and challenging educational and life experience that assist them in successfully advancing their careers as skilled professionals and globally aware citizens, and work with local community stakeholders to develop models for the sustainable management of their natural resources.

Center Objective: The Center for Marine Resource Studies strives to develop scientifically and environmentally sound, culturally and politically acceptable and economically feasible policy recommendations that will lead to the sustainable use, development and stewardship of the marine and coastal resources of the Turks and Caicos Islands, in particular for South Caicos in the light of a possible increase in tourism to the island.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General -The routine operational authority for the diving and waterfront programs, including conducting training, leading dives (and snorkels), certification, and skill assessment for activities based out of the waterfront including but not limited to swimming, snorkeling, boat driving, and SCUBA diving. This is a hands-on position and involves frequent SCUBA diving and boat driving.

  • Responsible for all purchases made pertaining to boating and diving at the Center as approved by the Center Director. This includes the development, submission, revision and adherence to an annual DSO budget approved by the Center Director.
  • Responsible for the coordination of safety, scheduling, and management of tasks for prudent diving and boating practices at all times including visits by researchers, guests, and during related business opportunity programs.
  • Responsible for all vessel safety requirements, maintenance and repair (with assistance of the Site Manager)
  • Responsible for ensuring base-site radio coverage and safety support during all student boat activities
  • Maintains or facilitates the maintenance of the Center's air compressor and ensures breathing media is in compliance with compressed breathing air specifications.
  • Ensures that all SCUBA equipment used at the Center has been serviced annually (facilitates servicing where possible).
  • Facilitates all tank servicing including visual and hydrostatic testing.
  • Responsible for the development of prudent seamanship and dive master skills for staff as required (usually consisting of 3 Dive masters).
  • Train all staff in small boat navigational principles and related operational skills.
  • Supervises the organization of all student diving and snorkeling trips and frequently leads activities.
  • Works with the Safety Director and Student Affairs Manager to screen all student medical records, and reports to the Center Director with a summary each semester.
  • Participate in preparation of the Final Reports, SFS-CMRS Dive Manual revisions and other required reports.
  • Reporting all boat, scuba and waterfront related incidents to the Center Director and HQ in a timely manner using the standard ‘Incidence Report' forms.
  • Management of student compliance with all waterfront policies.

Program Support

  • Participate in planning activities prior to the program start and in review/analysis following students' departure.
  • Participate in training activities for new center staff prior to and during the program.
  • Participate in and lead parts of the orientation and re-entry components of the program presented to students at the beginning and end of each program period.

In cooperation with other Center staff, provide day-to-day coordination of Interns as delegated by the Center Director and contribute to Intern performance reviews.

  • Participate in resolving group management issues and student discipline problems.
  • As requested by the Center Director, assist with other logistical, group management and administrative tasks.

Daily Center Life

  • Live on-site for the duration of each program period and take meals with the students.
  • On a rotating basis, take responsibility for Center-specific "staff of the day" duties.
  • Take part in, and occasionally lead, Center upkeep projects, social and field activities.
  • At the request of the Center Director, serve as caretaker for Center during program breaks and center rentals.
  • Drive standard transmission vehicles and boats as needed.
  • Adhere to, actively model and enforce all SFS and Center policies and procedures.
  • At all times, work to ensure good relations between the Center and local community.

Katlyn Osgood Armstrong

Program Manager

The School for Field Studies

10 Federal Street

Suite 24

Salem, MA 01970-3876

Scuba Cat Diving, Thailand

Scuba Cat Diving are looking to strengthen their instructor team for high season 2010/2011. If you are interested or know anyone who is please contact me.

Languages are an advantage but all will be considered, a good personality will shine through every time!

First priority will be given to those with a valid work permit for Phuket.

Contact Sarah at

Monday, 18 October 2010

Dive and Sea Tenerife, Internship

Dive and Sea Tenerife based in the south of Tenerife are looking for confident enthusiastic individuals to join our small friendly team from January 2011. Do you want to do something that will make you stand out from the crowd? Something that will make you feel like you have really achieved something? And that is also a Professional Qualification?
Then you have come to the right place. Diving is not just something you will do for a few months of the year, it is something that will change your life forever. Even if you never work as a PADI Divemaster, for the rest of your life you will define yourself as a PADI Dive Professional. If you don't want a professional qualification then how about becoming PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional Scuba diving rating, that commands respect from all other divers.
You can start your internship at any stage from Non-Diving, Open Water Diver or even Rescue Diver.The internship incorporates a full array of PADI courses, dive experiences and additional learning modules. Aside from being trained up to Master Scuba Diver or Divemaster, you will receive hands on experience with Dive Centre Operations, kit maintenance, leading dives, safety procedures, customer liaison, boat management and professional procedures (including attitude, insurance, sales and CV writing).You will have the opportunity of working first-hand with real students in different diving courses and PADI diving programs along-side our experienced instructors. Learning to dive is not all hard work, its fun too. Our professional scuba diving trainees programs have placed divers in diving jobs once they are completed. We will help you look for your perfect job or ideal locations in the world. We will show you how to promote yourself to the dive industry. We will also get you access to the PADI employment forums that carry hundreds of jobs available and is updated daily.So why waste your time, come and learn to be a professional Divemaster and open the world of underwater opportunities.
For more information please contact or call 0034 922738031.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Amarilla Divers in Tenerife

Amarilla Divers in Tenerife are looking for enthusiasic individuals, who are looking to take up diving as a career. If you are over 18 years old and would like to become a PADI professional, Amarilla Divers are now looking for Dive Master interns. ( Limited FREE Places Availabe) You can... start at any level, even non...-divers who wish to start diving....

For more information check out our website or email We look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, 8 October 2010

WANTED Enthusiastic Diving Instructors to join the Emperor team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for energetic and enthusiastic Diving Instructors to join the Emperor team.

As well as teaching and guiding our guests, other responsibilities include conducting welcome meetings, helping out in the office and marketing activities in the evenings.

We're preferably looking for MSDT certified Instructors (with Nitrox), however, newly qualified Instructors are also encouraged to apply even if not yet MSDT.

If you have great sales ability, excellent interpersonal skills and are flexible, we would like to hear from you.

You must be a fluent English speaker and any additional European languages are advantageous. We would like to hear from both singles and couples.

Please send your full CV including a photograph to Sarah ( and quote reference number ED092.

Blue Guru Thailand, PADI Instructor

Blue Guru Diving require a self-motivated conscientious instructor to join their small team on Koh Phra Thong (Andaman Coast, Thailand) starting November 2010.

Key duties include PADI education (mainly DSD/OW) and guiding dives locally & on Surin/Richelieu Rock day trips. The instructor will also be expected to be a strong team player, pro-actively leading general dive shop duties including equipment care & tank filling.

Experience with boat engine maintenance, equipment servicing & Coral Watch would also be an advantage. Applications from newly qualified instructors with capability in these or other relevant areas are welcomed.

Training is mainly conducted in English but the following languages could be useful for logistical management or customer service: Thai, German, Danish, Swedish or Italian.

Accommodation is provided in a shared staff house in the local village. Please note Koh Phra Thong is a relatively undeveloped island with limited electricity and basic shops/ nightlife.

More information on Koh Phra Thong can be found at

Also see our facebook group photo albums to get a further feel for Blue Guru Diving and our day to day living on the island

The submission deadline is 14th Oct 2010.
Interviews may be conducted by Skype or in Krabi/Phuket/Khuraburi during October.