Seeking PADI instructor for conservation site

An exciting opportunity has come up to join the Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) team in the Philippines as a voluntary ‘PADI Scuba Instructor’.


Dates: 25th April – 29th August 2018 (approx. 4 months)


CCC is an NGO that has been working throughout the tropics since 1986.  We apply the ‘citizen science’ approach to utilise volunteers from all backgrounds to survey the reef systems in order to produce baseline data to create coastal management plans.


During your stay, you will receive free training in CCC’s Skills Development Program, which is based on the globally recognised surveying methodology ‘Reef Check’. You will be able to build on your species ID knowledge learning how to identify approximately 40 species and subspecies of fish, 20 species of coral and other species (i.e. gorgonians) and 30 species of inverts, plus how to conduct surveys. On successful completion of this training you will be certified as a Reef Check Indo-Pacific Eco Diver.  



The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Providing safe SCUBA tuition to company personnel, expedition volunteers and their counterparts

The maintenance and stock control of SCUBA equipment

Enforcing policies on expedition safety on site

Safe dive planning

The maintenance of SCUBA training records

The maintenance of SCUBA equipment and maintenance schedules

The submission of regular reports to HO and project counterparts

Helping with marine surveys where necessary


Please note that this is an unpaid role the successful candidate will need to cover the costs of their return flights and travel to the expedition site, visas and all relevant insurance. 



Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge during your stay

Scuba Instructors will receive commission for any Rescue and Divemaster courses they complete during their contract (applies to courses taught to paying clients only)

Scuba Instructors will be certified as a Reef Check Indo-Pacific Ecodiver and will gain experience in coral reef and MPA assessment. 


Minimum Requirements: 

PADI OWSI & EFR Instructor with experience of certifying students (at least 20 certs desirable but this will be relaxed if certs are over a range of courses). 


To apply, please download a staff application form from 

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. Please send this completed form, your CV and your numbers of certs at each level to Coral Cay's Head Office at 
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Closing date – 09:00. 29th January 2018

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