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Scuba divers wanted for Superyacht careers

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

  1. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    Probably a great time working as a slave for some Russian oligarch, until you see someone you shouldn’t.
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  2. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

    Colleges offer a credential with no refund if no employment derived from that credential.
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  3. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    Colleges don’t recruit their students with help wanted ads.

    RockiesFan, Kharon, couv and 2 others like this.
  4. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area, CA
    Here's a brief recounting of the intrepid crew of SV Delos taking SCTW training in the Philippines.

    Starts at about 8:50. Two of the crew went on to work a season on yachts in the South Pacific.
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  5. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    What did the rest of them go on to do?
  6. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    colleges don’t charge employers to employ their graduates/students...that’s the bit you are missing that makes it an issue in my head.

    I don’t know that this operation charges fees to boats to place their students..but I suspect they do.
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  8. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

    It’s a training center and headhunting firm rolled together. I don’t see anything inherently wrong with that, if somewhat different than what you’re used to. What’s to stop superyacht person to just employ a graduate without paying the company? Maybe it’s worth it to the employers to have some assurance of basic competency? Without knowing the specific situation, it's hard to say whether this is appropriate or not.
    These are ships that travel international waters under flags of convenience. If it’s not a sustainable model, it’ll be sorted out somehow fairly quickly. I thought your issue would be more that the students in the program could be taken advantage of through sham training, not that you felt sorry for the yacht owner.
    The company I work for (in health care) does not pay schools directly if we employ one of their trainees, but for certain hard to find positions, we do provide internships and rotations at our own time and expense to complete their training, hoping that the students will stay on with us after graduation. In essence, we, as the employer, are paying the school for their trainees, just indirectly.
  9. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    Seems a lot like the for profit "universities". Big scandels and scams in many of those.
  10. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area, CA
    Their goals were just short term employment to refresh their cruising kitty. Other crew considered it simply worthwhile education for the $100 they spent, and had other means of earning money.

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