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Want a Scuba Instructor?

Then you should look at the PADI Job boards, great resource to finding Instructors willing to travel and work with you, here is an example exchange between a PADI IDC and an Instructor who is looking for work as a Scuba Instructor.

[PADI IDC] We are a PADI Gold Palm Resort that are listed on the PADI IDC website Choosing IDC and looking for an instructor with immediate effect until November.
We got your details from the PADI employment board.
If you are interested in coming to Gozo let us know as soon as possible and let us have your cv and we will send you terms of work etc. We look forward to hearing from you

[Dive Instructor] Hi have taken some advice about diving in your location and would be very interested in hearing your offer, I can begin almost immediatly and you will have a keen / enthusiastic instructor that would be a great asset to your team.

Currently living and working in Thailand, South East Asia, I am a loyal and
hardworking person, with excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. I take pride in work results at the same time showing a flexible and
positive nature.

A team player with a mature attitude, I have a good sense of humor and am quick to learn new skills and practises, in your organisation I am sure I will eventually be a key team player that is a postive asset to the operation. I am outgoing and happy with a and a love of nature, diving and life. Having previous sales, IT, Business and Management experience I could be a positive addition to any Dive operation

Teaching Status MSDT Instructor
EFR Instructor
DAN Oxygen Administrator
Nitrox instructor
Photography instructor
DPV instructor
Deep instructor
Wreck instructor
Current HSE Medical
British Red Cross First Aid Certificate
Clean Full Driving Licence
Fit and in Good Health

BSc Degree – Business Information Technology
HND – Business Information Systems

Work Experience:
2006 Kata, Phuket, Thailand Daily dive instruction, mainly DSDs and OW (team teaching), Sales and service at dive centre. Equipment maintenance, tank fills, supplier liasion

2005 – 2006 UK – Divemaster Duties including dryside theory (from Scuba Review to Divemaster Trainees) pool skills workshops, Instructional assistant in Confined Water and Open Water

1994 – 2006 Working in a variety of positions in the IT industry I began as
a Computer Programmer and moved on to become IT Manager for a Software
Configuration Management Team

2000 – 2006 Computer Operations / Retail Management positions
1985 – 2000 HM Armed Forces – Communications Specialist, travelled around Europe (Germany / Holland / Denmark) working and training NATO forces in Mobile Air Operations (MAOT) in Puma / Chinook Aircraft

Extra Information:
Operating Internet based businesses I have began and continue to own and
run a small amount of ebay based businesses (Scuba Media / Scuba Supplies)
Own Dive and Camera equipment (with editing experience)
Working Part time for Adventures in Diving (UK Dive Centre) I have

[PADI IDC] I have attached the instructor contract for you to look at. Cost of living here is not expensive, the one thing that is expensive is seasonal accommodation which is why we offer our instructors subsidised apartments, you would have a small but individual apartment with a kitchen, shower room and bedsit.

We are lucky in that we are just a few metres from a sheltered bay ideal for courses, check dives and night dives as well as having a large number of shore and boat dives within 20 minutes of the base. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.
best wishes

[Dive Instructor] Wow, thats what I like to see, efficient replies and a reasonable offer, firstly I would like to know what sort of season you get there, rough dates, how many instructors and what nationalities you have and roughly how many courses / students (on average) should I expect to be teaching?

[PADI IDC] I can just give you a rough guide, We are open all year but really start just before Easter (this year we have a group arriving 25th March for which the new instructors will have to have learned at least the main dive sites) and the bulk of work is May – end October.

You would be doing a mix of accompanied dives, beginner dives and courses, plus some general work around the centre.

Courses are given according to languages but we do 300 – 400 per year, roughly.

We usually keep one instructor (plus one of the owners is also an instructor) over the winter doing a few dives but working a lot on servicing / testing of equipment, but then from March start with 3 and we have 12 or 13 in July / August we also have a resident DM who assists and also helps with cars etc.

The instructors do the filling when we are not busy but then we have a ‘compressor boy’ who comes when the instructors have a lot of dives.

Main nationalities are English, French and German but we also get Russians, Dutch, Swiss, Scandanavian Italians etc. The sooner you brush up your German the sooner you will be able to do German courses. (We have course materials in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian)

As you can see from the contract the more our instructors work the more money they make, in July / August they are making $300 plus every week.

We have a regular core of return staff which is very helpful but as they have other work they come later in the season. Usually we are very busy throughout October and then in the 2nd week of November go very quiet.

We do urgently need to know if you are interested and how soon you could be here.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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