Diving Employment Scuba:
That is probably the best and easiest way to find a dive job. Talk with the current workers, show them your skills and see if they are looking to hire anyone. If you have certifications such as divemaster, instructor, etc. this is probably one of the most common paths to a dive career.
If you don't have that opportunity, don't overlook the people in you own backyard. Go the local scuba shop, call up your old instructor, talk with other divers you know, etc. All of these people may have a lead to the job you want (or would at least be willing to start and try). Sometimes, it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
Below are a couple of the more well known dive schools:
Bob Brayman's International Diving Career Institute at Hall's: A well known training facility, Halls has been offering scuba training since 1978. You can enter their instructor programs without any previous experience, certification, logged dives or waiting period. From their website: "Hall's boasts a 100% graduate placement rate history for every year for the last ten years in a row."
Pro Dive International: Pro Dive, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been around for over 30 years. From their website: "We have been recognized by PADI Headquarters as “their first ever Career Development Center in the world” and “the most chosen Career Development Center in the U.S.A.”. As I wrote about on my resort scuba dive job opportunities page, they offer an exclusive training program for those wanting a dive career in the resort market.
A more effective way would probably go directly to the source. For instance, if you are interested in scuba diving employment on a liveaboard, you are probably better served contacting the liveaboards directly. They will have contact info on their site, possibly job listings, and you can mail your resume to them directly. Of course, the best way (as I mention above) is networking.
The training agencies, such as PADI, sometimes offer job listings available to their certified instructors.
DiversJobs: One of the more active and updated list of scuba diving jobs. The jobs run the gamut from instructor to sales associate. The listings are from employers worldwide.
ScubaBoard: Scubaboard.com has a section on diving employment for both employers and employees. Some interesting jobs pop up on this board. Definitely worth a look.
Jobs4Divers: A newer entrant into the dive job listings online. It is free but youdo have to create an account to use the service.
SimplyHired: This is a vertical job search engine that pulls listings from job boards, company pages, online classifieds and other data sources. You can put in keywords to filter your search along with geographic preference. Currently, the results show postings in the U.S. and its' territories. Obviously, the more keywords you put in, the more targeted your results will be. The results do show where the job was posted and how long ago the posting was listed. Worth a try.
Hopefully this page on diving employment: scuba will help you find your dream job.
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Good luck job hunting!
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