Working as a SCUBA Instructor for Opwall involves helping to train our volunteers to PADI Open Water level, giving them the in water skills they need to progress onto our ecology courses and research projects. We work with large numbers of novice divers each summer, making this an excellent opportunity for Instructors to build up their certifications while contributing to the smooth running of our expedition sites. By setting aside a full six days to complete dive training, Instructors are able to spend more time with their students and ensure they qualify as confident competent divers ready for the next challenge.
Applicants will need to be qualified PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructors or above in active teaching status 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, plus a weekly wage of £105, as well as access to the research and educational programme taking place on site, and the potential to develop their roles within Opwall in future years.