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Number of Dives:
Where: Jamaica / Montego Bay / City
Contract: all year
Salary /US$: 500-1000$
Board / Accommodation?: board & accommodation incl.
Duty and free time: 6 days / 8h, 4 weeks paid vacation
Type of operation :
Size of operation:
Location of operation:
Job characteristics and / or special duties:
cold selling for approximately half the day
Main courses trained:
mostly entry courses and guiding
Mode of operation: boat dives
Average # dives per day:
official work permit
police check for visa (organized by employer)
My job is a job. I work in a very successful dive centre that also caters to snorkelling and other watersports activities. It is a very business minded company you can forge a genuine career in the company but you always have to start at the beginning. There is a lot of sales pressure and management influence in your day to day activities. The diving can be challenging with mixed course dives commonplace for open water students.