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Scuba divers wanted for Superyacht careers

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Cian O'Fearghail, May 14, 2019.

  1. Cian O'Fearghail

    Cian O'Fearghail Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Thailand
    Have you ever been on a liveaboard and wished you never had to get off?

    Are you a dive master or dive instructor looking to take your professional experience and skills into a new challenge?

    We are reaching out to dive professionals with a passion for delivering world class service who are interested in taking their expertise into the Superyacht industry.

    Galileo Maritime Academy is Asia's premier maritime academy, located in Phuket Thailand, the home of Superyachts in Asia. As well as being accredited and approved by the UK government Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), we also have the industry experience and network connections to assist those looking to get a start in this exciting and adventurous industry.

    The superyacht industry is rapidly growing, as is the demand for trained professional crew. A position on board can be highly rewarding, allowing crew to enjoy the following benefits:
    • Opportunity to travel the world
    • Experience of new cultures, people and places
    • Development of new and exciting skills
    • Great earning and saving opportunities

    Our industry partners are currently requesting applicants for positions including:
    • Steward / Stewardess
    • Deckhand
    • Engineer
    • Chef

    To meet demand we are currently looking for candidates interesting in embarking on a superyacht career path. As dive industry professionals generally prove highly successful when transitioning to this industry we are reaching out now to those who are looking for a change.

    Applicants must have:
    • Sense for excellent service
    • Hunger for adventure
    • Good command of english

    Required certification for working aboard superyachts:
    • Valid STCW certification
    • Certificate of Competence (CoC)

    If you fulfill the above requirements, are fit and present well, you could be the right person for one of the positions we are currently looking to fill.

    Should you not currently hold the required certifications but are still interested in the position, please contact us to learn more about how we can help you get ready.

    It is also an advantage if you have previous experience from any of the following:
    • Restaurants, hotels and hospitality
    • The travel and tourism industry
    • Service and kitchen (cook / chef, catering, waiter / waitress)
    • Working on cruise ships or other boats
    • Medical or health care (nurse, physiotherapist, masseuse etc)
    • Sports, especially water sports (sailing, diving, swimming, jet skiing, etc.)
    • Safety and Rescue (lifeguard, security guard, personal protection, etc.)
    • Other professions in service

    This opportunity is open to all school leavers, graduates and those working in hospitality, sport, catering, engineering, travel and tourism.

    If you are interested in learning more please click on the link below and fill in your details..
    Superyacht Career Entry Application

    We look forward to hearing from you soon.
  2. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Contributor

    I'm interested in the "owning" side
    Sushi Boy likes this.
  3. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    Yes! All this could be yours for the low low price of etc etc etc...

    (Disclaimer: there is absolutely no guarantee of employment or refund when you don’t achieve employment etc.etc.)
    Kharon likes this.
  4. Cian O'Fearghail

    Cian O'Fearghail Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Thailand

    Dear Ministry of Giraffes,

    You are correct, in part. Just like in the case of application for any employment position, it is a combination of experience, qualifications and character which prospective employers will make a decision on. We do not guarantee jobs to anyone, but we do indeed prepare our crew graduates to confidently stand out among applicants for their first crew role.

    For those who don't already hold the necessary qualifications, we can provide them with the most highly regarded certifications available, recognised in 174 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) states. Our courses are extremely competitively priced and conducted by experienced maritime professionals in a state-of-the-art maritime training facility located in Phuket, Thailand.
    In addition, we provide practical on board experience, industry orientation and career guidance. In the case of dive masters and dive instructors who have take courses at Galileo, their transfer into the Superyacht industry for the most part has proven highly successful as their onboard experience combined with guest service skills makes them a valuable addition to almost any crew.

    If anyone has any questions about the exciting and lucrative career options on board Superyacht, don't hesitate to get in touch our careers advisors on info@galileomaritimeacademy.com

    Kind regards,
    Galileo Maritime Academy
  5. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
    Before I ditch my hubby and kids to run away to sea, are YOU actually hiring anybody or are you selling training for people to get hired by some other, as yet unnamed, businesses?
    Kharon and couv like this.
  6. RockiesFan

    RockiesFan Banned

    Yeah, I smell a scam
  7. NothingClever

    NothingClever ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Red Sea and Atlantic Ocean
    It’s an academy so they’re focused on training and then assisting their graduates with job hunting. Cian is asserting the academy has a broad industry network. If I were to consider training with the academy, I would expect them to have a defined list of employers and to either host or participate in periodic hiring conferences.
    Kharon likes this.
  8. NothingClever

    NothingClever ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Red Sea and Atlantic Ocean
    To the discerning reader, I don’t think it’s a scam.

    I will agree the post is worded in such a way it takes some parsing to understand what Cian is offering. I could see where a younger person (or someone who doesn’t have to tear apart paragraphs everyday in their work) would think they’ve found the lucky rainbow.

    I do think the “superyacht’ descriptor is a bit over the top.
  9. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    ...and in the Help Wanted forum.
    Bubblesong likes this.
  10. Cian O'Fearghail

    Cian O'Fearghail Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Thailand

    Dear Bubblesong and RockiesFan,

    Although I understand your skepticism, I assure you the opportunities available for scuba divers to to work on board Superyachts, with the right qualifications, are completely genuine..

    There are now over 25 Superyachts located in the marinas of Phuket along with many other smaller yachts, several of which are in fact currently looking for trained crew as the high season approaches. As the only maritime training academy in the region, we regularly have the arriving yachts reach out to us for trained crew during this time of the year, hence the postings on Scubaboard for divers wishing to transfer into this industry.

    Qualified dive masters and instructors stand a particularly good chance of landing a lucrative job on superyachts as they are in demand on nearly all larger charter yachts. We refer graduates to about 200 client yachts and we succeed in placing between 70 and 80% in good jobs. It is not for us to decide on employment but the yacht captain and owner who will base their decision on character, training, qualification, work ethic, team spirit and many other qualities that are necessary to be successful crew on a superyacht.

    To answer your question, at Galileo we provide training for those who wish to work on board superyachts, cruise liners, merchants ships or off shore oil & gas operations, but as mentioned above we inherently also connect qualified crew to vacant roles through our network of maritime connections when applicable.

    If you are happily employed, married and raising children, this may not be the right opportunity for you. But for those without ties, interested in traveling while saving as they do so, this is in fact a great industry to do so.

    Kind regards,

    Galileo Management

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