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working in scuba diving school thailand......

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1. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

hey guys....

im planing a round the world trip starting in sep time....does anybody know anything about the diving schools in thailand,bali,oz or the south pacific thinking of qualifying to divemaster level therefore finding work on my travels and not having to return to the this a realistic idea or would i really struggle to find work...any advice or ideas,help etc would be very much appreciated...thanks...Dan!!

2. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I looked into this as an option. But the consensus seems to be that the pay would be very poor, if anything. There is so many people who want to do it that some are willing to work just for free diving. Unless you're trained to the highest level and even then it's not going to pay great amounts.

3. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

yeh i guess your right although i wouldt be doing it for the money,just for the lifestyle long as i earnt enough to keep a roof over my head and to feed myself that's all that would matter!!likie you say though theres alot of people who are wanting to do it so therefore id really have to be in the right lace at the right time to get anything....think il just maybe stick with my travel plans and see what happens along the way!!!

4. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If you were just doing on a temporary basis to get enough money for living expenses. You might be able to do it, although I have heard it's hard work and long hours. I thought you meant you wanted to stay out there on a more long term/permanent basis.

5. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

well i would like it to be permanent but as far as earning money goes like i said i wouldnt be doing it for that,just the lifestyle really....ive realised having the finer things in life and a well paid job isnt all what its cracked up too be,the truth be known i was alot happier when i lived in majorca a few years ago earning 30 euros a day and on the bones of my arse.....

so yup as long as i had a steady,basic wage to enable me to pay for accomodation and food i wouldnt be too bothered...i realise id never be well off but life out there is also lot cheaper and a damm sight more simple and laid back!!!!i dont know,i think its one of them situations where you dont really know untill you get there,right place at the right time sort of thing....i could turn up out there and there be absoulutely nothing then on the other hand if lucks going my way i could walk into the 1st scuba diving center and land a job..who knows???would be nice to hear if anyone has found work out there diving though and how they went about it.....oh its all decisions!!!

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 913 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Danny, I hope this works out for you...I hope you luck into something at a resort or somewhere.

I've been a divemaster in a few places in the world. It's a great life if you're in the tropics, though teaching neutral bouyancy the fifty thousandth time can be a little stultifying.


7. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

awwww cool..thanks....

what are your views in finding work????

teaching bouyancey for the millionth time maybe a little tedious,however its gotta be better than driving a bloody lorry for 60 hours a week around the bloody roads of great britain.....!!

8. Posted by pinfivot (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


im an instructor and looking to do a season in thailand, can anyone tell me more about visas and work permits. ive been doing some reading and im a bit unsure. do you need a job first before you can get the visa?

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Aug-2009, at 04:27 by pinfivot ]