Manager position Sought



I would like to put forward our application for consideration for your dive centre / hotel resort. My name is Darren and I you will see from my CV below I have experience in the Hotel trade, customer services, travel services , and most important customer relations. My partner Victoria also has a relative Degree and is Russian speaking and used to hard work and excellent organisational abilities.


I am currently working at a resort in the Philippines managing 70 staff, 8 departments. I have been in the role for 13 months.


Have previously owned my own dive centre , been a hotel deputy manager , am a trained chef in French cuisine, and am all rounder regarding life . 


I understand you may not looking for a couple however my partner is prepared to work with me at no extra cost to yourself and maybe source work locally thereafter, the accommodation of course would be a consideration


We are a hands on couple and understand hard work, there’s no such thing as a day off but we find our solace in socialising with clients and building repeat business. I currently have a business with 70 staff which I will merge with anther company and be a sleeping partner.


Victoria is experienced in customer service , retail, and hotel operations. Alas not a diver but is learning and will be a D/M I hope within a year, she very precise in her business actions and a penny counter in an obsessive way. She is a born sales person as well as an obsesive organiser of all things including me ! 


We are both prepared to work for no salary for one month to prove to you our qualities , if we are not suitable after this time we will walk away with just the experience.







Personal details

Date of birth: 27 Nov 1963 Nationality: British

English speaking  / Learning Russian

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Practical Training and Qualifications 


SSI Advanced Scuba Instructor No 63343


SC Night Diving and Limited Visibility Instructor

SC Shark Diver Instructor

SC Waves, Tides, and Currents Instructor

SC Scooter / DPV Instructor

SC Navigation Instructor

SC Search and Recovery Instructor

SC Snorkelling Instructor

SC Fish Identification Instructor

SC Underwater video Instructor

SC Boat Diving Instructor

SC Deep Diving Instructor

SC Dry Suit Instructor

SC Equipment techniques Instructor

SC Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor

SC Computer Diving Instructor

SC Underwater Naturalist Instructor

SC Digital Underwater Photography Instructor

SC Perfect Buoyancy Instructor

SC Wreck Diving Instructor

SC Stress and Rescue Instructor

SC Underwater Photography Instructor 

Century 1000 Diver 

React Right First Aid and CPR 

React Right Oxygen Provider

React Right Combination (FA CPR AED 02 )

React Right Automated external Defibrillation

React Right



PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor No 617558


Diving propulsion Vehicle Instructor

Dry Suit Instructor

Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

Search and recovery Instructor

Underwater Navigator Instructor

Underwater Videographer Instructor

Multi Level Diving Instructor

EFR Instructor
Deep Specialty Instructor
Wreck Specialty Instructor

Drift Specialty Instructor

Boat Diver Instructor
Night Specialty Instructor

Fish Identification Instructor
Photography Specialty Instructor
Deep Specialty Instructor
Nitrox Instructor

Peak performance buoyancy Instructor

Fish Identification Instructor
Digital Underwater photography specialist courses

Equipment Specialist Instructor 

PADi Project aware speciality 



Compressor repair and maintenance experience.

Ex Chef

Ex Fire Service

Ex Armed Forces

Experience with small craft


PADI Instructor number: 617558 ( Trained by Steve Prior Platinum CD)

Started diving in 1995 on the Mexican coast (Cancun) and completed my Open Water Diver. I then returned to do more diving in the UK.


I have worked with;

Ruddington Divers,  (Divemaster ) Cold water dry suit diving.


Nottingham Scuba Centre ( Divemaster ) Working with persons with disabilities


Emperor Divers. (Dive guide)


Duty-free Customer Service manager 


Previous Owner Nottingham Scuba 


Diveable. I also run my own charity for teaching persons with disabilities to Scuba dive. I have my own speciality in surface and underwater assistants. See 

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I have completed over 3000 dives ,250 of which were as part of my Divemaster course at Stoney Cove Leicestershire where the water temperatures are 3-8 deg, near on 0 visibility times.

For the past 25 years I have also run three businesses and currently employ 70 employees, I have a clear understanding of customer service whilst not losing sight of the bottom line. My businesses are now self sufficient and will go through a management buy out in the near future


I see myself as sales orientated and believe that on sells occur through the best customer service and the fun factor. I place a big emphasis on safety without it affecting the enjoyment of the experience. I have experience in event organisation through my time as Area Chairman of Round Table and believe socialisation and fun adds to the diving experience creating new business.



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