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Worldwide Dive and Sail are on the lookout for an Operations Manager for the Philippines

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Liveaboard operator Worldwide Dive and Sail are hiring. They are looking for an operations manager for their Philippines office.

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Operations Manager – Philippines

Worldwide Dive and Sail own and operate the Siren Fleet of luxury dive liveaboards, which was founded by Frank Van Der Linde in 2004. Our fleet has grown to 6 phinisi yachts offering diving safaris in exciting destinations which include Fiji, Indonesia, the Maldives, Palau and the Philippines. We will also begin operation in Truk Lagoon in November 2014.

We are a forward-thinking, service-minded organisation that strives to provide its customers with the highest quality experience possible.  We aim to continuously improve our services, standards and the quality of our operations across all of our activities; our staff is the key to our success!

We are currently seeking a highly motivated dive industry professional to fulfill the role of Operational Manager in our Philippines office.

Reporting to the Central Operations Manager, your role will be to oversee all aspects of the liveaboard operation within the Philippines and ensure smooth running of each scheduled charter. Supported by an accountant and an administrative assistance you will be the main point of contact between the yacht and our central operations team; who remain on hand to provide support and guidance as you ease into your new role.

Role and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:-

  • Cruise planning to ensure all supplies and necessary paperwork are delivered to the yacht for each cruise
  • Oversee all yacht and dive equipment maintenance
  • Organise scheduled maintenance work and troubleshooting to avoid cruise disruption
  • All matters relating to local human resources including crewing the yacht, scheduling holidays and arranging salaries
  • Implementation of and adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Maintenance of dive permits for each itinerary offered

We operate 4 itineraries in the Philippines (Coron/Batangas, Visayas, Leyte and Tubbataha) and our Operations Manager, though based in Cebu, should be flexible to travel to each location as required. It is also expected that you join certain cruises throughout the year as requested by and arranged with the Central Operations Manager.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:-

  • Experience as an operational manager for a dive centre or liveaboard
  • An organized forward planner with the ability to work within tight schedules and keep to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in remote locations
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently source and provide the optimum solution to any situation
  • Certified, renewed and insured PADI instructor
  • Basic computing skills – Microsoft office programs, google docs, internet, email, skype
  • STCW-95 certification is not a requirement for this role but would be useful
  • Non-Smoker preferred

The local operations team is essential to providing the ultimate dive vacation experience for each of our guests. As manager will often be the first person our guests meet in the location, you should greet each one with a smile, be flexible to last minute requests and above all remember its their vacation- we want them to enjoy it!

To apply please email you CV (resume) with photo to info@sirenfleet.com

Join the team and become part of our success! 

Additional Employment Opportunities:-

We are also interested in hearing from experienced individuals who wish to join one of our liveaboard dive teams. If you are a qualified PADI Instructor with liveaboard experience, a minimum of 500 dives and have at least 2 years dive experience in one or several of our locations in SEA/Pacific please email your CV (with photo) to our Dive Operations Officer at info@sirenfleet.com

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Euro-Divers opens to guests at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

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In celebration of Euro-Divers’ 50 Years of Diving with Friends in the Maldives, the team have opened a new PADI 5 Star Dive Center at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives retreat lies at the northern edge of the Maldives in the tranquil Raa Atoll, reached via a panoramic 45-minute seaplane voyage from Male. The island has 80 all-pool-villas, 36 of which are over water with a private pool for your enjoyment and 44 beachfront villas designed seamlessly to immerse guests in the natural surroundings. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt Earth Check operating standards, integrating their environments’ natural, physical, and cultural elements.

Raa Atoll is well-known for the excellent scuba diving it offers. The underwater landscape of Raa Atoll is characterized by a high number of thilas scattered inside the lagoons. These underwater coral mountains are magnets for marine life including huge schools of tropical reef fish, a generous splash of colour, iconic bucket-list-must-see marine creatures including sharks, mantas (appearing during the entire year), turtles, and uncrowded dive sites—a perfect diver’s heaven for beginners and experienced divers. We offer a full range of PADI courses for different levels. From November till March, the Manta cleaning station is located 15 minutes away by boat.

The team from Alila Kothaifaru Maldives look forward to welcoming you soon.

Find out more at: www.euro-divers.com/alila-kothaifaru-maldives

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Blue Marine Foundation launches new partnership with Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance

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Ocean charity makes initial grant of $90,000 to marine parks on six Dutch Caribbean islands. Award will fund projects including coral protection, and training youth marine rangers.

Ocean conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation has announced it is awarding $90,000 in funding to support marine conservation in the Dutch Caribbean. A range of projects run by protected area management organisations on six islands will each receive a grant of $15,000. The funding is the first step in a longer-term partnership to support the islands and help secure sustainable financing through the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) Trust fund.

To improve ocean governance, Blue Marine uses a combination of top-down intervention and bottom-up project delivery to help local communities at the front line of conservation. It will work together with the DCNA to help marine-park organisations protect the unique and threatened biodiversity of the Dutch Caribbean.

The new partnership is an important development in the successful management of marine conservation parks in the Dutch Caribbean. The UK-based charity has established a small-grants fund to provide rapid access to support for critical conservation projects run by marine parks.

The individual projects and their local partners are:

Unique ecosystems on the islands are vulnerable to threats such as feral livestock causing sedimentation on reefs, and invasive species, including lionfish and coral diseases. They are also at risk from overfishing, climate change, coastal development, erosion and the build-up of harmful algae caused by waste water.

The islands of the Dutch Caribbean are also home to important “blue carbon” habitats – ocean ecosystems such as seagrasses, mangroves and other marine plants that suck up and lock away carbon from the earth’s atmosphere. Seagrass is so efficient at this it can capture and store carbon dioxide up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests.  The management and protection of these blue carbon habitats is vital in the fight against climate change.

Current marine conservation measures in the islands include a 25,390 square km mammal and shark sanctuary- Yarari sanctuary- across the Exclusive Economic Zone of Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius. All six islands have inshore Marine Protected Areas ranging in size from 10 to 60 sq km.

Blue Marine’s Senior Project Manager Jude Brown commented: “Having recently visited two of the islands, I witnessed first-hand how special this region is. Diving the waters off Saba I saw huge Tarpon swimming amongst shoals of blue tang, and hawksbill turtles feeding on the seagrass beds. I also witnessed the challenges these islands are facing from coral disease to issues with coastal development. It is an exciting opportunity to work in the Dutch Caribbean, bringing expertise and funding from Blue Marine to join with the wealth of knowledge already on the islands, to work together to protect the important marine life arounds these islands.”

Tadzio Bervoets, Director of the DNCA commented: “The Dutch Caribbean consists of the Windward Islands of St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius and the Leeward Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The nature of the Dutch Caribbean contains the richest biodiversity in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The diverse ecosystems are a magnet for tourism and at the same time the most important source of income for residents of the Dutch Caribbean. Nature on the islands is unique and important but it is also fragile. The coming week we will be in The Netherlands to present a Climate Action Plan for the Dutch Caribbean to emphasize the urgent need for a climate smart future for our islands.”


Photo: Coral reefs in the Dutch Caribbean- Photo credit: Naturepics: Y.+T. Kühnast- all rights reserved

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The resort is nestled around an ocean front deck and swimming-pool (with pool-bar) which is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the end of a busy day of critter-diving.

All accommodation is full board and includes three sumptuous meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet meals and in the evening dining is a la carte.

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