Resident Marine Biologist - Maldives

We are currently looking for a passionate, enthusiastic & self-motivated marine biologist on our luxury resort. We are looking for someone who is, a driven team player, with proven leadership capabilities, creative, a self-starter, & has plenty of drive & enthusiasm for the marine field & tourism; who also displays excellent organizational, communication, presentation & coordination skills.


Minimum Requirements


  • Female position 
  • Bachelors or Masters/Honors in Marine Biology or related 
  • PADI Dive instructor with own dive Equipment 
  • Previous Experience with coral restoration projects  
  • Familiarity with the marine life of the Indian Ocean in particular coral  
  • Resourceful, creative, imaginative, and passionate about the marine environment 
  • Experience in a 5* environment and in a similar role 
  • Ability to write professional scientific reports 
  • Experience managing a diverse team 
  • Excellent English  
  • Willing to multi-task outside of marine center 
  • Maldives experience preferred but not absolutely essential 



General Weekly Schedule/Role


  • Oversee the coral restoration project and its team of 4.  
  • Monitoring and surveying the house reef  
  • Nightly stingray feeding 
  • Conduct snorkel excursions  
  • Dive guiding for guests and occasional courses  
  • Data collection for: SharkWatch, TurtleWatch, Manta Trust, Project AWARE, IUCN Maldives/Marine Research Center Maldives 
  • Create and implement activities for guests  
  • On-site marine consultant 
  • Conduct and attend in-water clean-up events 
  • Maintaining a sense of urgency with tasks assigned and with requests from guests. 
  • Working toward effective marine protection & improve the marine conservation program  
  • Collecting daily data of the beach / shore / sea  
  • Monitor and protect nesting turtles and their eggs and ensure a safe passage to the sea, during turtle nesting season 



The Offer

  • Assistant Department Head Position
  • 1 year renewable contract 
  • Single accommodation  
  • All meals in staff canteen
  • 1 day off per week, 30 days annual leave + 11 public holidays
  • Basic Salary + Service Charge + KPI 
  • Return airfare from point of hire 


Start Date : As soon as possible

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