Updated: 20 Aug, 2020
There are quite a few resources out there to help the new Divemaster or instructor find work, like Facebook groups, and job websites.
This list should help you get an idea of what is available, and progress in your training.
For Facebook groups, please read the “about” section first! Some groups repost posts from other places, so new members have a habit of messaging the admins who have nothing to do with the job. Read the job posts carefully. Some require an email, some require an online form, others, a private message.
Diving Job Opportunities
Dive jobs, with no advertising (no IDC spam!). Run by Blue Marlin (Gili Trawangan, Indonesia).
Dive Jobs and Training Worldwide
A group for all to advertise and ask questions about dive related job offers and job hunts and all professional dive training programs around the world.
No free internships. Lots of IDC advertisements.
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 (group)
For Divemasters and instructors, looking for work on superyachts.
This is a Facebook group.
Superyacht Dive Jobs (page)
Mostly reposting jobs from yotspot and yacrew (see webpages below).
This is Facebook page, and not a group.
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 All Around the World
Some commercial, some recreational jobs, and a LOT (a LOT) of IDC posts.
Divemaster Jobs and Internships Worldwide
For dive centres to advertise Divemaster jobs and Internship opportunities.
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.
Facebook groups for specific places
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 Job Malaysia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/779415649483298
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
Facebook groups for businesses
If you can’t find a job, you can always try to make your own! If you are in the market for buying an existing scuba business, check here.
Dive Operations 4 Sale – Worldwide !
To help people find dive businesses for sale, partners (shares), liveaboards and dive resorts.
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.
Scuba United Jobs
Seems to be dead now.
A small job board, but with a few opportunities.
This site seems to be stagnating, but it might be worth checking now and then.
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
Not just “a job board for crew to find their dream jobs”, but has some great articles to help you get that dream job.
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.