Instructor position on Curaçao for people with more than one talent
Go West Diving Curaçao is currently looking for PADI Instructor(s) to start working based on a 1 year, full time, contract. If both parties agree the contract will be renewed every year.
Singles will be preferred, one position being available from end of January 2018, another one probably from end of March 2018.
Please read until the end, and you will get a lot of information before applying for the job!
We are a mid-sized dive center on the North-West tip of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean. Curaçao is one of the finest dive destinations in the Caribbean. Located outside the hurricane belt it is an all year destination for dive enthusiasts, and the reef life is dense and colorful!
We mainly cater to certified divers, organizing daily boat trips, but also introduce new divers to the underwater world, and help divers improving their skills through continuing education.
You will find a lot of information about us on our homepage (
We run our business with a rather small team of professionals, so we don’t specialize within the team. That means every instructor gets a fair share of guiding dives on our boat trips as well as from shore on our house reef, teaching courses, fill station operation (Air and Nitrox), shop duty (retail sales, gear rental, reception, and guest check out), rental equipment service, cleaning and maintenance. We also operate an on-site dive locker with air filling station at
Don’t expect any designated staff to carry tanks for you, load the dive boat, repair dive gear, or deal with your course paperwork and student certifications - we work as a team, so everybody should (learn to) understand the whole operation, be(come) able to identify tasks that need to be done, find help where needed, and just get going.
Beneficial non-diving skills you should not hide in your application include:
• Tank and regulator service skills
• Office and retail experience
• Dive shop organization, dealing with customer and tour operator requests and bookings via email
• Social Media management
• Car driving license is a must!
We welcome guests from many different countries, so language skills are essential:
Our main working language is English, so all our staff need to be absolutely fluent in this language, plus at least in one of the following (in the order of relevance): German or Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese.
Please read on just a little bit more:
For immigration reasons preference will be given to bilingual US citizens, all other qualifications being equal. This does not at all mean that EU citizens should be scared to apply.
Our diving is strictly recreational; tech diving/cave diving/wreck diving enthusiasts won’t be able to live their passion here! Free Diving isn't big on Curaçao yet, but there may be opportunities in the future.
Westpunt is a small village that doesn’t offer any night entertainment at all, but a pretty relaxed atmosphere, some nice restaurants to eat at, sport opportunities like mountain biking, disc golf, running and hiking, and the best diving on the island. The island capital Willemstad can be reached by bus within one hour.
Being somewhere in your thirties or fourties you will be most likely to average the age of our customers, we don't get a lot of super young folks here.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV along with a cover letter with some useful information on why you might be the instructor we are looking for, and why you would like to work with us, to Mr Andreas Kaufmann:
Interesting candidates will be contacted within 1 week after receiving your email. If you don't receive an answer within this time frame it means that we are not able to consider your application.