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How To Get Your Dream Dive Instructor Job Part II: Targeted Applications (Watch Video)

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Next in the series of weekly videos from Divers Ready!

Here’s PART II of How to land your dream Scuba Diving Instructor job. This week we’re focusing on how to narrow down your search for dive operators that you would actually want to work for.

Whether you’re looking to work for cruise ships, liveaboards, expedition teams or a more traditional resort style dive center, we show you how to get your application in the hands of the hiring manager and make a great first impression.

Don’t waste your time carpet-bombing every dive center on the planet with your CV or posting your resume to facebook with the phrase ‘will work anywhere’ because no dive center worth your time will take notice of you. We’re giving you 3 tips to narrow down your search parameters and how to find the best dive operators to work for. PLUS the one biggest secret of getting hired in the Scuba Diving Industry that no one seems to talk about.

If you just finished your Instructor Development Course and have 0 scuba certifications issued, it can be hard to know how to land your dream dive job. If you haven’t already watched Part I, here’s the link: http://bit.ly/DreamScubaJobPart1

Thanks so much for watching! Part I was our biggest video so far! Thanks to all our subscribers for helping us build this channel to support the scuba diving community. If you haven’t already, please consider hitting the SUBSCRIBE link below and ringing the BELL. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world off the back of my dive instructor skills and I want to pay my expertise forward. Welcome to the dive instructor life!


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James is a well-traveled and experienced technical diving Instructor, bringing his world SCUBA perspective to Scubaverse! He’s worked for dive resorts; large dive operators; family-owned dive shops; expedition companies; dive retailers; underwater movie productions; is a public safety diver Instructor; and is the Co-Owner of Miami Technical Diving! James is also the personality and knowledge broker behind 'Divers Ready!' a super influential Scuba Diving YouTube channel, website and brand!

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My Dive Buddies Episode 3: Jimmy Gadomski’s Sunken Treasure (Watch Video)

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My Dive Buddies Episode 3: Jimmy Gadomski’s Sunken Treasure! I’ve brought in my good dive buddy Jimmy Gadomski to the dive locker to regale you with stories from his treasure hunting exploits. We’re also talking the difference between being a recreational dive boat captain and a technical dive boat captain and discussing what has gone wrong with so many near-misses/almost-accidents.

Jimmy is one of those great guys who can’t walk past a muddy puddle without wondering what is at the bottom of it. He shares his insight on how he decides if a student is ready to start tec training and how to train a dive master to run tec trips. He also makes me killer jealous with his stories of diving the wrecks of the Great Lakes – something I was supposed to also do until COVID-19 got in the way!

And as always, Jimmy faces the 10 questions we ask everybody.

Here are the timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:01
  • Jimmy’s jobs: 01:03
  • How Do You Decide If A Potential Student Is Ready For Tec? 02:15
  • Considerations for running a Tec Charter boat: 04:18
  • Service and Safety in Tec Diving: 05:47
  • What’s happening with all these near misses this summer? 06:46
  • How can the Tec Diving community identify safety concerns? 10:12
  • Show and tell! 13:51
  • Gold and silver coins: 16:36
  • Great Lakes diving: 18:52
  • 10 Questions We Ask Everybody: 20:50 Cheers! 22:48

You can connect with Jimmy on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fl_tekdiver/

I really hope you guys enjoy watching this series of videos as much as I enjoy making them or else it wouldn’t be fair!

Thanks for watching. D.S.D.O James


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My Dive Buddies Episode 2: Tec Clark’s 15 week OW Course! (Watch Video)

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My Dive Buddies Episode 2: Tec Clark’s 15 week OW Course! How detailed could you make an Open Water scuba diver course if you had 15 weeks to teach it?! This week, my friend and fellow content creator Tec Clark, host of The League Of Extraordinary Divers and The Dive Locker podcasts, joins me for a pint of Guinness in my dive locker and we talk Diving in Academia – something I know nothing about!

As the Associate Director of Aquatics and Scuba Diving for NOVA Southeastern University, Tec runs one of the – if not the – best academic aquatics program in the country. His Open Water Scuba Diving training runs a whole 15 week semester and his students graduate Open Water Diver with more skills and abilities than the average dive master. Is this practical in the commercial scuba diving schools? Absolutely not. But as Tec explains, what his students are able to go on and achieve in their diving careers has been truly remarkable.

I turn the tables on Tec, as the always entertaining Scuba Guru goes from Interviewer to Interviewee! I’m asking him how he deals with the enormous weight of mentoring so many Instructors that he has brought up through the ranks of scuba diving over the years and Tec faces ‘The 10 Questions We Ask Everyone!’ (Jules Verne is a real person!)

It’s a long episode. Here are the timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:01
  • Tec’s bio: 00:55
  • Diving in Academia: 04:15
  • 15 Week OW Course: 06:14
  • The difference for Tec’s Students: 08:44
  • Does Tec’s model work commercially?: 17:44
  • The performance based mind-set: 21:17
  • The difference between Tec’s training and the real world!: 24:50
  • Tec faces The 10 Questions We Ask Everybody!: 32:53
  • Instructor mentorship: 34:40
  • “Down the hatch!”: 42:48

You can connect with Tec in the following ways:

The Dive Locker Podcast (Absolutely essential listening for all dive professionals.) Here is the Episode where I am the Guest and we are talking about safely adding Technical Diving to a Recreational Dive Center: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dive-locker/id1478954976?i=1000490680401

The League Of Extraordinary Divers (Fascinating stories from prominent Scuba Diving characters.) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-league-of-extraordinary-divers-podcast/id1170566610

www.ScubaGuru.com

www.youtube.com/TheScubaGuru

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scuba-exam/id401421397 https://www.scubaguruacademy.com/

I really hope you guys enjoy watching this series of videos as much as I enjoy making them or else it wouldn’t be fair!

Thanks for watching. D.S.D.O James


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