Instructor and/or Divemaster wanted

Volcano Divers Nicaragua is looking for a dive instructor and divemaster for their dive center in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua.


About Volcano Divers Nicaragua

Volcano Divers works alongside The Peace Project Nicaragua, an NGO promoting Peace Education—the interactive process of learning to love and respect oneself, others and the environment— with classes and activities in a variety of areas including English language, art, computing and environmental stewardship.

The Peace Project also runs a hos­tel that helps cover costs and pro­vides fund­ing for com­mu­nity projects. Our hos­tel offers com­fort­able, inex­pen­sive lodg­ing, authen­tic Nicaraguan cui­sine, a very friendly atmos­phere, and is located right on the edge of a breath-taking crater lake.

Scuba diving in the Laguna de Apoyo is a unique experience. Swimming along the volcanic slopes, feeling the draw of the deep and holding your hands in thermal vents, all of that while being surrounded by fish you will see in no other place in the world.


Role description

We are currently looking for a dive instructor and divemaster to conduct courses and guides dives. We are a small professional company focusing on small groups and personal attention.

Besides doing courses the successful candidate will be involved in a range of newly set up community projects. We are developing a Scuba Diving Program to train local kids in becoming Dive Masters in the travel and tourism industry. To advantage them in the diving industry in Nicaragua, this would also include teaching them English, environmental stewardship and knowledge regarding the flora and fauna of their community, the Laguna de Apoyo.

This is not just a diving position; you would also be expected to help in a number of different ways in our NGO. Having previous experience working with kids or teaching English would be an added advantage. The role is perfect for a starting Instructor trying to get more experience or anyone who wants to help local communities and increase environmental awareness while helping to build the dive industry in Nicaragua.


Role requirements

PADI OWSI or higher with EFR or PADI DM

Renewed and in teaching status

Excellent customer service

Full set of equipment

Willing to do other tasks next to diving


Preferred Qualifications

Compressor and gear maintenance/repair knowledge

Experience working in Latin America or a developing country

Experience working with children and teenagers

Experience teaching English

Environmental stewardship

Drive stick shift vehicles

Spanish speaking 

 

What we offer

Room and board

Commission based salary

A chance to dive in several volcano craters

A breathtaking location in a natural reserve on the shores of a volcanic crater lake, a short bus ride from the cities of Granada and Masaya and easy reach of other major destinations.

The chance to be immersed in Nicaraguan culture while making a positive impact in the community.

 

To apply: Please send your complete CV along with a recent picture and why you think you are suitable for this job to the following address:

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