Careers in Scuba Diving

Employment Opportunities With ProDive Cairns


At Pro Dive Cairns we look to hire PADI professionals who have the personal attributes and professional qualifications necessary to maintain a high level of professional service to all our customers.

In maintaining our high standards of professionalism, Pro Dive Cairns only hires PADI Dive Instructors as part of our dive crew. We are able to offer long term employment for dive crew in the following positions:



Dive Supervisors


Primary responsibility is to coordinate and supervise all diving and snorkelling activities and to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers and staff on board any Pro Dive Cairns dive vessel.

In order to achieve this goal, the Dive Supervisor must take into consideration the different levels of experience of the divers and snorkellers under their supervision, and the affect of prevailing weather conditions on all divers and snorkellers.

The Dive Supervisor's authority on board any dive vessel run by Pro Dive Cairns is second only to the Skipper, yet it is still important that the Dive Supervisor can coordinate with other crew members to ensure all dive or snorkel activities are carried out under the safest possible conditions.

In keeping with the high level of professional service we provide, all Dive Supervisors employed at Pro Dive Cairns are required to hold the following qualifications:

  • Current teaching status as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or higher rating
  • A current AS 2299 diving medical
  • A valid/current senior first aid certification
  • A valid/current (12 months) certification in oxygen resuscitation and AED
  • A valid motor vehicle driver license, held for a minimum of three years
  • Nitrox instructor specialty rating
  • Recreational boat licence
  • Occupational Health and Safety at Sea



Course Instructors: English, German, Japanese or chinese speaking


Primary responsibility extends to all PADI dive courses conducted on a vessel operated by Pro Dive Cairns. It is also the Course Instructor's responsibility to ensure all PADI courses are conducted in accordance with PADI standards. In keeping with the high level of professional service we provide, all Instructors employed at Pro Dive Cairns are required to hold the following qualifications:

  • Current teaching status as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or higher rating
  • A current AS 2299 diving medical
  • A valid/current senior first aid certification
  • A valid/current (12 months) certification in oxygen resuscitation and AED
  • A valid motor vehicle driver license, held for a minimum of three years
  • Nitrox instructor specialty rating
  • Recreational boat licence
  • Occupational Health and Safety at Sea
  • Cert IV in Training & Assessment


Masters


The master is the agent for the owner of the vessel whilst at sea, and has the overall responsibility for the safety of the vessel, crew and passengers. It is also the master's responsibility to coordinate with other crew members to facilitate the smooth and safe running of all operations away from port.

In order to have a full understanding and appreciation of the dive crews needs, and the requirements of the dive operation in general, the master needs to make themselves familiar with the job descriptions of all other crew members.

It is also in the master's duties to ensure the ongoing seamanship training and education of all crew members to keep or bring their skill levels to a point which will maintain sufficient safety for all onboard.

In keeping with the high level of professional service we provide, all masters employed at Pro Dive Cairns are required to hold the following qualifications:

  • Current NSCV MASTER CLASS 5 or higher rating
  • Current MED 2 Certification
  • Occupational Health and Safety at Sea
  • Current renewed status as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent
  • Current AS 2299 diving medical
  • A valid/current senior first aid certification
  • A valid/current (12 months) certification in oxygen resuscitation and AED


Applications

In addition to the necessary qualifications, the following skills and personal attributes are desirable :

  • Good knowledge of all PADI courses
  • A boating background or sound knowledge of boats and boating skills
  • Ability to effectively manage people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team worker
  • Very customer orientated
  • Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised

If you are a diving professional or Master looking for a long-term position in the diving industry and have the necessary qualifications, skills and personal attributes Pro Dive Cairns is looking for, please send your CV to the Personnel Manager.

Please Note: Instructors and supervisors seeking business sponsorship require 36 months instruction/teaching experience and a minimum of 50 certifications.