Dive Instructor - Permanent - British Virgin Islands
Looking for an energetic, fun & positive dive instructor to live & work onboard a 105’ sailing trimaran in the British Virgin Islands.
We offering week long liveaboard trips for up to 20 guests. We run varied itineraries of diving, sailing, snorkeling, water sports, and a handful of shore excursions, all within the British Virgin Islands and all depending on our guests’ preferences and weather conditions. While we do have some charters that consist entirely of non-diving guests, or occasionally have guests that are looking for diving instruction, we generally cater to established divers, leading them through a selection of the 80+ dive sites within the BVI. This includes diving directly off of Cuan Law and, for sites that we can’t anchor at, from our two tenders.
Courses are rarely requested (only averaging about 15 DSD’s per year), so finding a candidate who has the confidence and people skills for leading large groups of intermediate to experienced divers on unfamiliar dives is more important to us than someone who is focused on strictly on course work.
Whether catering to divers or non-divers, our crew always work very hard to deliver top notch service and entertainment to each of our guests through day and night. All crew are expected to take part in helping to make guests cocktails, serving at mealtime, anchoring & sailing, general boat maintenance, etc. We also share an evening job rotation during charter that, amongst other responsibilities, requires one crew member to stay up looking after the guests until the guest last has gone to bed. As all crew start work at 7am during charters, this can lead to some very long hours and despite that, we expect our crew to remain bright and bubbly for our guests and be a positive support for each other.
Our crew consists of: Captain, Chef, Engineer, 2 Dive Instructors, and 2 Stewards/Stewardesses. All crew live onboard year round in our shared crew quarters. This is through the 10 month charter season (with interspersed maintenance weeks), as well as our 2 months of annual maintenance. All crew are expected to take part in both charter and maintenance work. Maintenance work can include everything from deep cleaning of the vessel to more skilled labor like woodworking, painting, and/or repairs/servicing depending on your skill set.
Cuan Law very much acts as a training boat for all of our crew, so if you are not already experienced in the the various charter or maintenance tasks that will be asked of you, we are always happy to train those who are able to take instruction and are eager to learn. This makes Cuan Law a great stepping stone for the industry, especially as staying on with us for a one year contract provides all crew with a great amount of experience and wide variety of skills that might otherwise be difficult to obtain on a single vessel.
We can provide our crew with this level of training because Cuan Law is not a private whiteboat, but rather a hardworking charter boat going out for around $50K per week for a full charter. For this reason our remuneration package may seem modest in comparison with whiteboats, but in addition to the training opportunities we provide, we have found that our crew do benefit from and enjoy other less tangible elements of being a part of our team. This includes being part of a family-style atmosphere where all crew are encouraged to have fun alongside the guests, whether that be taking out our hobie cats, wakeboards, paddle boards, kayaks, going tubing, snorkeling, hiking, and of course, diving. Our charter tips tend to be generous and act as the most significant source of income for our crew. Having all room and board covered (apart from personal toiletries) provides our crew with a significant source of savings throughout the year as well.
For further information about our charter schedule, please visit our website: www.bvisailing.com/schedule