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Scuba divers wanted for Superyacht careers

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

  1. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    Therefore this advertisement does not belong in the Help Wanted forum. Your training program may be top notch; but this thread (IMHO) does not shine a favorable light on your operation.
  2. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area, CA
    I don't get the hostility to this posting.
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  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    Watch a few episodes of Below Deck and see if you would even want to hire on as a 3rd Stew or 3rd Deck Hand. Little to no sleep, 24/7 work, almost no down time, fulfilling the whims of obnoxious guests, tight quarters with sometimes difficult personality issues, ... Yes, there can be lucretive tips (sometimes), but not a situation for many/most.

    Even in my peak years I don't think I would have had the stamina, nor the patience. Don't think it's a long term career decision either. More of a way to make a bit of money, while getting to see parts of the world you wouldn't otherwise, while busting your butt and having very little time to explore it, short term while you decide what you really want to do with your life.
  4. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    Help wanted implies an offer of employment. This is an offer to take your money and train you. No direct employment opportunity. Bait-and-switch.
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  5. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area, CA
    If certifications and training are requisite or even helpful, this is not bait and switch. It's an offer of a paid service of interest to employment seekers, placed in a good spot for them to see it.

    Do you know how direct or not an attendant employment opportunity might be? Caveat emptor but also, free exchange of ideas.
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  6. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    The forum is help wanted, the OP is offering training for jobs he doesn't have, which is @Kharon objection. I have no objection of them advertising training and possible employment, however they are not hiring anyone, this should be in a different forum.

    Sounds like my tour in the Navy, just substitute officers for guests.

  7. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area, CA
    Which forum? This one seems fine.
  8. Kensei

    Kensei Master Fin Sharpener ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Palos Verdes, CA
    Agree. If I were interested in this industry, I'd have the following preliminary questions:

    1. What bare minimum training/certifications (if any) do I need to work on these boats? If a cert is required, what schools are the most recognized?
    2. How much pay would I receive (minus tips)? I assume some positions pay more than others so what's the difference? Is obtaining the higher paid positions much harder than the lower paid positions? What benefits, such as health care, are provided. How long is each employment contract? Once I know my likely pay and If schooling/certs are required, then I have to determine the probable payback period. At the end of this analysis, you have to ask yourself if this financially makes sense.
    3. What skill set(s) are most valued and would increase my chances of getting hired?
    4. Looks like they mostly want folks in their 20's... am I too old and not likely to be hired?

    I wouldn't depend on a school to answer these and other questions for you. That will require doing your own research by finding online forums with people already employed on these types of boats and talking to the people actually doing the hiring. Any school (I'm including regular universities) will puff-up what they can offer to get you enrolled and access your bank account. I don't blame them... you just have to understand the game that's being played as the consumer.
  9. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    I’m not crazy about any outfit that is charging fees either end..a fee to individuals for training and then the end client for recruitment of those individuals. I’m not sure that’s the case here but i suspect it is.

    IMO the ethical thing to do in that instance would be to offer a refund on the training for anyone who fails to gain employment at the end of the process through their recruitment arm.

    But either way, capitalism...but I’m not sure that this forum should really be a conduit for this...but again...not my board, so...
  10. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    I’ll take a job. My requirements are annual salary of 300k USD, full health benefits, 5 weeks paid vacation, retirement savings plan, 15 personal dives per week, private helicopter transfers to and from the yacht, meals included. When do I start?
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