Working as a PADI Divemaster or Dive Instructor is a Job that most people dream of! And a lot of people look for dive jobs on Koh Tao.
So after completing the Divemaster or IDC course in Koh Tao, is it easy to find a job in diving?
The answer is: Yes and No, it all depends where you search and how you search. Because of this, at Sairee Cottage Diving here on Koh Tao, we have created a unique Dive Job Placement Service that we offer to our Divemaster and IDC candidates as part of the course.
Why is it not always easy to find a diving job?
The main reason why some people struggle to find a Job as a Divemaster or Dive Instructor is that they have no help or training in finding employment in the dive industry. We at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao believe that it is not only our goal to make great PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors but also our responsibility to help our students find that fantastic job they are looking for on Koh Tao, or indeed, any other place in the world!
There are many dive jobs out there; however, it’s about knowing where to look for them and how to go about it!
What is the Diving Job Placement program at Sairee Cottage Diving?
During the Divemaster and IDC courses we start by finding out what you want to do with your diving career and then use our large network in the dive industry to find work for you or connect you with the right employee. Everyone is different and that is why it is so important to find the right Dive Shop for each individual.
You will get extensive lectures and training about the Business and Marketing of Diving and learn how to market yourself in a modern dive industry working with all the new technologies like the PADI “Touch” products, website building advice, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Social Network Marketing.
We will also dedicate one full day to building a Dive CV, how to find the best dive jobs online, how to use social networks to find dive jobs, how to work together with dive jobs placement agencies like WSC and we will even discuss what different jobs are available in the dive industry…plus much, much more!
Is it possible to work at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao after completing my PADI Divemaster and IDC Course?
This is possible. Sairee Cottage Diving is growing all the time, however, it does depend on how busy the dive shop is and the job vacancies at the time of certification. If we do have an available position for a Dive Instructor, in order to maintain the very high quality of Sairee Cottage Diving, we need to make sure that potential employees know everything about the Dive School and that they will follow the highest standards in their work. For this we only hire people that have the PADI MSDT rating who have completed a 6 week Dive Instructor Internship with us.
How to get work on Koh Tao as a Dive Professional?
Koh Tao attracts the highest amount of people that want to learn how to dive worldwide. For this reason there are over 50 dive shops on the Island which creates a tremendous amount of work. In other words it can be easy to find work on Koh Tao. If you want to work for a specific Dive Center on Koh Tao you might need to wait a bit for a spot, but there is always work to be found. It all depends, again, on your attitude, your Instructor rank and if you use the tips we teach you on our Dive Job Placement program during the Divemaster and IDC course.
How about finding a Dive Job in the rest of the world?
The great thing about being a PADI Divemaster or Open Water Scuba Instructor is that you can work almost anywhere in the world, and there are many dive jobs available in a growing industry. You want to work in the tropical waters of the Caribbean? In the beautiful lakes of Switzerland? Enjoy the weather and food of the Mediterranean? Even love the idea of working in more northern European waters? Australia? Asia? Anywhere?! Everything is possible.
With our, so far, 100% successful Job Placement program at Sairee Cottage Diving you will have no trouble finding a dream job worldwide and we will support you all the way.
Our PADI Course Director Marcel van den Berg also has his own extensive network with many contacts to help you succeed in your new dive career!
To find out more about our Divemaster and IDC course, join our high quality program and let us help you get diving work on Koh Tao, Thailand or the rest of the World!