English speaking female OWSI & DC Manager




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Australian (Perth, Western Australia)



St Hildas Anglican Private School for Girls - Mosman Park – Perth (Year 1 – 12)


Drivers Licence:

Current Western Australia licence – C class


PADI Certifications and Credentials

Open Water Scuba Instructor – certified 2011

EFR Instructor – certified 2011

PPB Instructor
Project Aware Instructor

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor

Boat Diver
Deep Diver
Equipment Specialist


Royal Surf Life Saving Certifications

Bronze Medallion
AustSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

Aquatic and Resuscitation Trainer



Perfect written and spoken English

Studied Thai language for 3 years and lived in Thailand 5 years


About Me
After working in the busy corporate world for 20 years in various management positions, my love of diving (certified open water in 199image got the better of me and finally I became an OWSI.  A decision I will never regret! I am now 45 and below is a brief recent history of my working career in and out of the diving industry which you will see leaves me in a very good position to manage or instruct/guide divers.


Throughout my working career I have always been a team player and a strong leader, a hard worker and I am always willing to go that extra mile for the customer to ensure their happiness where possible.  This has been reflected by promotions within companies and in amazing dive reviews on Trip Advisor, emails to my managers and also returning divers following me throughout the world.  I have also been lucky enough to continue certifications for some divers.  One of my most memorable experiences as an Instructor was having 2 divers, an Austrian couple firstly complete 2 discover scuba dives with me, then ask me to certify them as Open Water divers in Koh Phi Phi.  10 months later they returned back to Koh Phi Phi to get their Advanced Open Water and then followed me to Koh Samui late last year, where they paid for me as a private guide for 10 days so I could join them on their 100th dive – unforgettable for me!


I now have approximately 2,500 dives which are made up of fun dives, instructor/course dives and as a dive guide – something I also love to do!  Snorkelling is also something I have a passion for as being able to talk to and educate guests on the surface about our marine life and conservation which is so important.  Being involved in diving has also given me the opportunity to explore underwater photography and videography which is also a new passion.


I am looking for long term employment and if a suitable position is found, I can see myself staying for many years.  Please note: I am currently staying in Perth, Western Australia visiting family but I am available for immediate start.


Work Experience


March 2015 – July 2017

Moved to Koh Samui, Thailand from Koh Phi Phi Don and freelanced as an OWSI for several companies for 14 months before being offered a 12-month work permit with Calypso Diving which expired on 5th June 2017.  Instructing all PADI courses, dive guide as well as snorkel guide. 
Continued freelancing with Calypso Diving for a few months before returning home…


November 2012—March 2015

Diving Instructor & Assistant Dive Shop Manager

Phi Phi Island Village Resort & Spa, Koh Phi Phi Don (Outrigger Phi Phi Island)

Instructing, dive guide and customer service and sales as main duties. Also assisted the Recreation Centre Manager with billings/reports for the day to day running of the Dive Shop within the Recreation Centre. This included rostering and financial reports for senior management meetings. 

Office Manager

Darkhorse Developments Pty Ltd

Designers & operators of 2 x small bar/restaurants.  Management of four Venue Managers and also a small accounts department (using MYOB) who ran the small bar/restaurants.  I was also the Personal Assistant to the Directors who worked on site. 


2005 – 2008

Operations Manager

Corporate Theatre Productions, Audio Visual and Conferencing Supplies, Belmont – Perth, 

Based at the Hyatt Regency Hotel office and functions rooms.

Co-ordinated with fourteen audio visual technicians, function managers, set directors and graphic design to ensure clients presentation were faultless.   



Director of Sales & Conferencing

Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough Beach—Perth

Promoted to Director of Sales which also meant being team leader of three other Function & Wedding Co Ordinator’s. 


2000– 2003

Functions & Wedding Co-coordinator

Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough Beach—Perth

Corporate and wedding planner. Dealing with hotel guests and clients who wanted to hold a 5-people table top laptop presentation to 500 people banquet style wedding. 



Venue Manager

Ocean View Hotel – Neerabup, Perth

Floats, cash handling, payroll, rostering of bar staff and bottle shop staff, covering shifts, worked 6 days a week doing approximately 12 – 14 hour days. 




Calypso Diving Koh Samui

Peter Lekse – General Manager

Mobile: + 66 089 871 9432
Dive Shop: + 66 077 422 437

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Dominic Konzelmann – Assistant Manager

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Phi Phi Island Village Resort & Spa

Marius van Drunen – Recreation Centre Manager

Unfortunately contact details are unable to be provided

Khun Chao Treenawong who is the General Manager can be contact if required



TripAdvisor – Go to “Show reviews that mention”
…and just add Jill and/or Jilly and you’ll see all my reviews. 
Here is the link: 

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