Diving base owner in: Roses, Spain

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Name:
Kerstin
Age:
43
Nationality:
german
Languages:
german, english, french, spain
Number of Dives:
> 2000
Where:
Spain, Costa Brava, Roses, Mediterrean Sea
Contract:
Owner
Position:
CD
Salary Range US/$:
0 – 2000
Board/Accommodation:
Fullboard, Accommodation included
Duty and free time:
from March to November no day off

Type of operation:
Dive Centre
Size of operation:
medium
Location of operation:
independent, own building
Job characteristics and/or special duties:
Staff meeting every morning, cooking, shopping, accommodation arrangements for
guests, guest transfer, daily organizing, all kind of work around a dive center
Main courses trained:
all courses up to Instructor Trainer
Mode of operation:
Shore dives, boat dives, daytrips, nightdives, sightseeing trips
Average # dives per day:
1-3

Medical care:
regulated by government, professional divers health care obligat
Visa Runs:
permission from catalan generalidad and Spanish government
Administrativ duties:
Instructor permission, yearly health checkup
Lifestyle:
Living in a touristic smelling city, nice in the summertime, relaxed in wintertime
Everykind of activities possible (sports, culture, sightseeing, family)

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My opinion:

A very amazing job for hard working people. It is  living a dream. We’re living our dream now for 5 years and we won’t miss a second.
We get a lot of satisfaction, to guide,to train or to assist divers, or those how want to become divers. All our dives are conducted with a big boot. So we can case and prepare the equipment on boot. This is very relaxing for the divers, and the way to walk fullequiped is about 1-2 meters to the ladder.
We enjoy what we do, and we’re very satisfied with this.

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