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Are you Caymanian? Looking for a career in scuba diving? ​

​Divetech gives hiring preference treatment to all Caymanian applicants. If you are interested in a career as a dive instructor, Divetech is here to help. 

Divetech does not discriminate against Caymanian applicants for any reason, including but not limited to age, sex, political or religious beliefs. Any Caymanian applicant who is interested in becoming a Dive Instructor,  and of good moral character may have employment with Divetech. 
 

All employees at Divetech must be certified scuba instructors. This after all, is how we make money. If you are not an instructor, we cannot fit you into our staff rotation. If you are a dive instructor, we strongly encourage you to apply. 


If not, that's OK! Divetech will help you on your path to becoming a dive instructor. 

Are you a certified Divemaster?

Caymanian divemasters are eligible for a paid internship, while they work their way to becoming a certified Dive Instructor. 

Scuba training agencies require that you are a certified diver for at least 6 months, and have 100 logged dives. If you need logged dives, time, or in-water experience, this is the place to get it, while getting paid. If you need help with the academics, Divetech offers on the job tutoring. 

Divetech offers financial assistance, free equipment rental, or any other assistance we can provide to get you through your instructor class. In exchange for our unwavering support, Divetech does ask for a commitment in time from the Divemaster Interns. 

To work in a paid capacity for Divetech, you must be at least a certified Divemaster. PADI and our insurance provider don't let you guide customers without being so. 

Not a Divemaster?

If you're not a Divemaster, that's OK! We will make you one. For Caymanian applicants, Divetech offers any of the following classes at no charge, for those who wish to go through our Divemaster Internship program.  

  • Open Water Diver

  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Emergency First Response / CPR

  • Rescue Diver

After these classes are completed, and the applicant has logged 40 dives, he or she may enroll in the Divemaster program, at no charge. 

There is no cost to the Caymanian applicant for any class. All gear required will be loaned at no cost, and all diving will be provided at no cost. 

The Divemaster program

A Divemaster program can be challenging and requires a time commitment from the applicant. With diligent effort, progressing from Open Water Diver through Divemaster is on average a 8-10 week commitment. 

The Divemaster candidate must be comfortable in the water. He or she must be able to swim, as there is a required 5 part watermanship test. 

  • 400 yard swim (freestyle)

  • 800 yard swim (mask/fins/snorkel)

  • 100 yard inert diver tow

  • 15 minute survival float

  • Underwater equipment exchange

In addition, the candidate must be able to not only perform the following skills, but demonstrate them to others:

  • Equipment assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning & disassembly

  • Predive safety check (BWRAF)

  • Deep-water entry

  • Buoyancy check at surface

  • Snorkel-regulator / regulator-snorkel exchange

  • Five-point descent, using buoyancy control to stop descent without contacting the bottom

  • Regulator recovery & clearing *

  • Mask removal, replacement and clearing *

  • Air depletion exercise and alternate air source use (stationary)

  • Alternate air source-assisted ascent

  • Free flowing regulator breathing

  • Neutral buoyancy, rise and fall - using low pressure inflator

  • Five-point ascent

  • Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent

  • Orally inflate BCD to hover for at least 60 seconds

  • Underwater swim without a mask

  • Remove and replace weight system underwater

  • Remove and replace scuba unit underwater

  • Remove and replace scuba unit on the surface

  • Remove and replace weight system on the surface

  • Surface dive while skin diving and clear snorkel using blast method upon surfacing

  • Disconnect low pressure inflator

  • Re-secure a loose cylinder band

  • Perform an emergency weight drop

 

(*) To earn a top score the diver must demonstrate skill while neutrally buoyant

There is also an academic portion of the program, with required classes and exams on:

  • Physics 

  • Physiology 

  • Equipment 

  • Decompression Theory and the RDP 

  • Dive Skills and Environment 

  • Divemaster Conducted Programs

  • Supervising Certified Divers 

  • Supervising Students 

Completion of Divemaster

Once you have successfully completed your Divemaster certification, you may then begin employment with Divetech if we have available positions. Divemasters will conduct guided dives, crew boats, assist instructors with DSD's and classes, as well as filling tanks. 

Divemasters can then begin earning the experience needed to take their Instructor class and become Dive Instructors. 

Ragime, a Caymanian dive instructor who completed the Divetech internship program in 2012.

 Caymanian Divers!

Are you Caymanian? Looking for a career in scuba diving? ​Divetech gives hiring preference treatment to all Caymanian applicants. If you are interested in a career as a dive instructor, Divetech is here to help. ​

Divetech does not discriminate against Caymanian applicants for any reason, including but not limited to age, sex, political or religious beliefs. Any Caymanian applicant who is interested in becoming a Dive Instructor and of good moral character may have employment with Divetech. 

Ready to try?  

While the program can be challenging, it is structured in an easy progression that most students can readily pass. Divetech will offer free tutoring and mentorship at no charge to help you pass the program. We will keep teaching, as long as you are willing to keep learning. We do not give up on any student. 

If you're ready to try our program, please contact us via email, or call us at 946-5658. You don't need to fill out an application online.