Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes worldwide.

We are currently recruiting Scientific 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 Scientific Divemaster for Opwall can be varied depending on the specific requirements of the site and the roles available. These may include: leading scientific marine surveys, undergraduate dissertation supervision, assisting on reef ecology courses and delivering student workshops, presentations and other interactive learning tasks.

Applicants must be qualified PADI Divemasters or above and have an active teaching status (for some positions, equivalent qualifications from other dive organisations may be suitable), with a BSc or higher in a biology related subject and be willing to work and live in remote locations under basic conditions. Experience in marine survey techniques and/or lionfish spearing and dissection is highly desirable.

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.

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All Opwall field roles run between early June and Mid-August. Contract lengths can range from as short as two weeks up to ten weeks.
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