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General information about working for Divetech

Divetech offers an extremely diverse environment to work in as a scuba instructor, where one can gain meaningful experience in all areas of the dive industry, while working in a world-class diving destination. 

Please read this page entirely, and apply using our online application found below. Please do not email resumes or CV's. Your attention to detail in this is part of the application process. 

Requirements

Divetech is a PADI, SSI, IANTD and TDI facility. Applicants must be a scuba instructor in good standing from one or more of these organizations. Preference is always given to native Caymanian applicants. If you are a Caymanian who is not a certified instructor, please visit this link for our Caymanian scholarship programs. Jobs are only given to expatriate applicants when no suitable Caymanian application has been received.

 

All applicants who have experience and or certifications in the following areas will be given preference: 

 

  • Boat Captain or strong experience in marine service and repair

  • Service Technician (ScubaPro)

  • Strong computer skills 

  • Experience fixing/maintaining air compressors 

  • Freediving instructor, or Freediving level 2 certification

  • Open-circuit technical diving instructor

  • Rebreather instructor

  • Rebreather Normoxic or Hypoxic Trimix (Supervisor preferred, or diver)

  • Sidemount Instructor

  • Magazine writing experience, and/or good writing skills (demo of work required)

  • Sales experience 

  • Graphic design

Applicants must:

  • Be in good physical condition, and be able to lift and carry 2 aluminum 80's a distance of up to 100 meters repeatedly. We carry lots of tanks here. 

  • Have a clean driving record, without moving violations or drinking and driving offenses, and be able to get a valid Cayman Islands Motor Vehicle license within 6 weeks of the start of employment (insurance requirement)

  • Have a clean police record with no criminal convictions 

  • Be able to pass a medical clearance (CI Immigration requirement)

  • Speak, read and write English with native-level fluency (CI Immigration requirement. If English is not your native language, you will be required to pass an in-person English exam from Cayman Islands Government before your work permit will be granted)

  • Be at least 26 years old (insurance requirement)

Pay/Benefits

Pay is proportional to the position you are applying for, and your level of experience and certifications. For all employees, Divetech offers the following compensation:

 

  • 5 day per week work schedule (2 days off every week)

  • Tips

  • Extra pay for night dives

  • Extra pay for 5-star Trip Advisor reviews

  • Health insurance

  • Paid sick leave

  • Optional dental insurance

  • 2 weeks paid vacation annually

  • 13 paid holidays annually - either extra pay or extra days off

  • Lieu days for extra time worked

  • Pension contributions

  • Uniforms

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Option to use group liability insurance

Divetech believes strongly in career and instructor development, and is a great place to learn. Divetech constantly offers opportunities to expand your certifications and instructor ratings, on both a paid and unpaid basis. 

Training opportunities includes: 

  • Instructor Development - the opportunity to become an instructor in technical diving, or freediving

  • Technical dive training, including doubles, sidemount, and trimix

  • Rebreather training, including air and helium diluents

  • Use of Divetech rental rebreathers for both guided dives and personal use

  • Freedive training

  • Gas blender training

  • Boat captain training

Working at Divetech

Divetech operates out of 3 locations. Employees rotate assignments daily, and will find themselves instructing classes, guiding dives, filling tanks, staffing retail shops, conducting repairs and crewing boats. In addition, employees may be assigned to maintenance tasks, such as repairs, servicing, tank visual inspection, or other specialty assignments as needed. During an average week, an employee will find themselves in-water conducting training classes, or guiding dives 2-3 days. Work days are generally 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Hiring Process

Applicants may apply anytime via our online application below. Divetech accepts applications regardless if we have open positions available or not. 

All applications go into our employment database. At such time when we have a vacancy, Divetech will draw from the applicants in our database that meet the criteria of our current needs. 

Applicants will then be contacted for the following: 

  1. Determining interest, and availability for the current open position

  2. Follow up information request

  3. Submission of references

  4. Online aptitude test

  5. Interview, either in person or online video

Successful applicants will then be offered a conditional job offer, requested to sign a job contract, and requested to submit their documentation for work permitting if required. Upon start of employment, new hires are on a 3 month probationary period, where either side may terminate the employment at any time for any reason. 

Cayman Islands Immigration

Preference is given to Caymanian dive instructors. Expat workers will only be hired if there is no suitable Caymanian applicant. If not a Caymanian citizen with a right-to-work, applicants must be able to pass all of the requirements to obtain a work permit for the Cayman Islands. Upon conditional offer of employment, the applicant should be prepared to provide by mail, a completed and signed work permit application, 2 passport photos, a current, certified copy of a police clearance certificate from the law enforcement jurisdiction in which they currently reside. Applicants will also be required to pass a medical screening which includes an HIV test, STD test, and chest x-ray.

Application for employment

Before you file your application with us, be sure to read the owner's article on how to be a good applicant. Once you have read this article, please submit your online application here