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 PADI Divemasters to work at various locations across South & Central America, Africa, Europe & Asia. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August, and information on all sites is available on our website.

Working as a Divemaster for Opwall can be a varied role depending on the specific requirements of the site. Some positions will focus on assisting instructors with dive training courses and assisting with in water supervision on our field ecology courses, while others will involve supervising groups of students and scientists with their data collection.

Applicants will need to be qualified as PADI Divemaster or above in active teaching status (for some positions, equivalent qualifications from other dive organisations may be suitable) 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, access to the research and educational programme taking place on site, as well as 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.