Experienced Multilingual Couple looking for long term commitment

We are an enthusiastic and highly motivated Russian-Colombian couple, looking for a place we can call home. Between us, we are fluent in speaking and writing Russian, Spanish and English. We are presently traveling and are willing to relocate if the right opportunity arises. 

Santiago Acevedo has been a certified PADI MSDT Instructor since 2013.  For the last 3 years he has been working at the 5 star Velassaru resort in Maldives. He was initially hired as a Dive Instructor and Marine Biologist. However, because of his passion, professionalism, outstanding team work, good ethics and exceptional level of customer service, he was promoted to Assistant Base Leader. While holding this position he has obtained vast experience in all aspects of managing a multi-faceted water sports facility, including but not limited to accounting, liability management, and other safety and training related documents, as well as being responsible for maintenance of dive equipment.

Additionally, Santiago is also Marine Biologist with more than five years of experience collecting, reporting, and analyzing data from various marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats. He has coordinated, organized, and provided technical supervision for community-based volunteer programs and has assisted with the design and implementation of rapid assessment and long term ecological monitoring programs while working for Miami Dade County, Florida, USA.

Anna Pakhnutova is an IDC Staff Instructor who has provided the highest levels of customer service in her various positions within the diving industry, where she has worked for the past 4 years. She has wide and diverse range of experience; from working with Bali Hai Cruises, one of the biggest cruise companies in Bali, to the IDC Dive center, from live-aboard to a 5 star remote island in Maldives as a Dive Instructor. She possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills which help her to produce exceptional divers, regardless of their experience levels. She has been trained for the coral adoption program, and is also highly proficient in dive equipment maintenance.

In addition to her passion for the underwater world, she has over 4 years of experience of working in a consulting company as a legal advisor. During this time, she provided exemplary service, while being trained in sales, office related tasks, and managing staff associated with the execution department. This background improves her ability to predict the needs and wishes of customers, as well as in selling dive courses and other products.

We previously worked at lmmersion & Glide Center (operated by Silversands Maldives), a greatly respected company in Maldives with extremely high standards of customer service and support. Silversands operates the dive school, water sport center and excursions department on the island. We are currently looking to be employed somewhere with similar or higher standards. Even though we would have wished to continue working for our previous employer, there were strict rules against cohabitation of couples on the island. We hope to find a place of business that would be more accommodating to our situation.

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Santiago and Anna

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