Updated: 7 November, 2019
There are quite a few resources out there to help the new Divemaster or instructor find work – Facebook groups, websites and so on.
This list should help you get an idea of what is available, and progress in your training (there are a lot of IDC and DMT posts among them). I have not included any private group or message boards, such as PADI’s and SSI’s, which are behind membership walls. Plus, as a PADI or SSI diver (for example), you should already be well aware of their services.
For the Facebook groups, please read their “about” section first! Some groups repost posts from other places, so new members have a bad habit of messaging the page admins who have nothing to do with the job, to apply for it. Read the job posts carefully. Some require an email, some require an online form, others, a private message.
Scuba Jobs Worldwide & More
Employment Opportunities for Dive Professionals & More.
You can post and find the best dive jobs from around the world. Divemaster Internships, Instructor Training, Business opportunities, etc.
A lot of PADI & SSI postings (from their internal job boards) get cross posted here.
They also have a dedicated website, which can be a better place to find their offerings.
International Dive Jobs
The new internet portal to find the international dive jobs in the diving world.
A new group, and thus smaller, but at the time of writing, it has momentum.
Real Diving Jobs
Commercial and recreational diving jobs. Seems to be a good mix of posts here.
Liveaboard Dive Boat Jobs
A community for Divers and Sailors
Superyacht Dive Jobs
For Divemasters and instructors, looking for work on superyachts.
Dive Jobs Worldwide
This Group will post dive jobs from around the Globe,Commercial Dive Jobs, Recreational Dive jobs, Instructor training, Divemaster Internships, Business opportunities and Dive Industry news.
Diving Jobs Worldwide https://www.facebook.com/groups/346409502096713 Commercial, recreational and training posts.
This group has been abandoned by its creator, and only has spam now.
Diving Jobs All Around the World
Some commercial, some recreational jobs, and a LOT (a LOT) of IDC spam.
Divemaster Jobs Scuba Diving
This group is dedicated for Divemasters to work in the dive industry.
More information can be found here: http://www.idckohtaothailand.com/divemaster-diving-instructor-jobs
Padi Pro Jobs
Job board for PADI professionals. Post your CV and let the right Dive Centre contact you. PADI Dive Centres looking for new staff members, this is the place to post your vacancies. We would like to ask PADI Dive Centers to post only those vacancies, which are PAID positions. Not allowed is to advert PRO training packages with Prices and/or any dive trips, tours, equipment.
Commercial Diving Jobs
Only commercial diving jobs – nothing for recreational diving or instructing. Best Dive Jobs
This group seems to be dead. There is no new activity.
Location specific Facebook groups
These groups are not always dedicated for work purposes; many groups double as community groups as well. Please read the rules and treat the groups with respect.
Dive Jobs Maldives: https://www.facebook.com/groups/divejobsmaldives
Freelance Koh Tao: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160801774090533
Freelance Dive Jobs Koh Tao: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1838440749753419
Khao Lak / Similans: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1090321594334657
East Bali (Amed/Tulamben): https://www.facebook.com/groups/amedandtulambendiversunited
Nusa Lembongan, Bali: https://www.facebook.com/groups/656955421170907
Gili islands, Lombok: https://www.facebook.com/groups/308568199241921
PADI Dive Jobs PHILIPPINES: https://web.facebook.com/groups/DivePH
This is a secret Facebook group, and the only way to join is to be added by an existing member. A mix of jobs and IDCs.
Malapascua Freelancer Board: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223537627986577
Dive Jobs India: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277378329109375
Scuba Diver jobs SA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/894711937311732
Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia)
Great Barrier Reef Dive Industry Staff: https://www.facebook.com/groups/805009249633582
Scuba Jobs Worldwide
A busy and full job board. It is a good source, with plenty to offer.
Recently updated, you can filter your searches by country, job type, or geographic area.
A clean website, with some great opportunities.
Rate Your Dive
What started off as as a “dive centre review site” has expanded and now includes a job board as well.
One of the more unusual site names, Chicken Loop specialises in watersport jobs. This includes diving jobs (with the fields preselected above).
A normal job board, but with a lot of USA instructor jobs listed.
This is the new kid on the block.
It’s pulling in job postings from both PADI’s and SSI’s sites, plus (It is now only) accepting posts directly. It’s got a lot of few jobs listed, and has a great interface.
The Dive Site
I admit, I like the name. This site gets a mix of postings from around the world.
While this is mostly a dive review type site, it also has a job board with a steady stream of listings.
This site seems to be stagnating, but it might be worth checking now and then.
Want to work on a Yacht? This is a good site for jobs specifically for this part of the industry. Filter for Dive instructors, Divemasters and water sports instructors. (There are some posts for instructors placed under the DM label, so include everything).
More boat related jobs.
Scuba United Jobs
Seems to be dead now.
A small job board, but with a few opportunities.
A website focused on and for people who are trying to make the ocean/planet better. Marine science, conservation and related areas are discussed and promoted.
There isn’t a normal “jobs” page, unlike other sites.
You will need to:
- Like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/BlueOceanNetwork
- Join their mailing list: https://blueocean.net/join-us
- And join their (closed) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlueOceanSummitMembers
They post some amazing jobs in around the world. Here’s an example: https://blueocean.net/ocean-jobs-opportunities-nov-19-2018