Spending your days exploring the underwater world, diving to the underside of the ocean and witnessing marine life wonders, looks like the dream for any diver that’s ever blown bubbles. No marvel it looks like everybody who’s ever scuba dived earlier than has sooner or later thought-about the potential for making the dream of diving day-after-day a actuality – to have scuba diving jobs.
As PADI Instructors, we're continually speaking about how unimaginable of a career scuba diving is and the way a lot pleasure we obtain from having the ocean be our workplace. Everyone knows that lives might be modified via educating and sharing the great thing about the large blue world. Whereas being a PADI Instructor is one avenue that permits you to earn a dwelling beneath the ocean, at this time we need to speak about different varieties of diving jobs that aren’t instantly associated to educating programs. To give you some perception, we now have chosen eight individuals with totally different scuba diving jobs around the globe to inform us about their journeys.
Krista Shoe – Diving to Save Corals Reefs
(United States / Panama)
“I‘ve mixed my love of diving with my love of conservation and in the present day I'm devoted to saving coral reefs. I discovered about coral restoration at 45 once I moved to Panama in 2017. I devoted myself to engaged on a undertaking to revive them for 3 years, and after spending hours diving, restoring and planting corals, I made a decision to take this message globally and I began my non-profit group, Mother of Corals. My mission is to empower native communities all over the world to rebuild their reefs.”
Mara Galatas – Advertising the Dive
“Whereas I used to be learning communications and advertising in the USA, I took my OWD course and have become very captivated with it. After graduating, the chance arose to work at Casco Antiguo Diving in Madrid [and] to create and develop the advertising division. I modified the computer systems for fins and targeted on studying and enhancing the advertising of the dive store together with the event of on-line gross sales, organizing campaigns, recruiting ambassadors, doing social media promoting, organizing with suppliers, and managing public relations and communications with the purchasers. It is extremely good to have the ability to continuously work with individuals who love the ocean as a lot as I do, and each time I can I escape to dive.”
Charlotte Younger – Ocean YouTuber
“I'm a marine scientist, diver, expedition chief and communicator. I'm captivated with inspiring individuals to maintain the ocean, that's the reason I've a YouTube channel the place I'm continually educating my viewers and creating content material to boost consciousness. As well as, I additionally create content material for social media partnering with manufacturers and organizations to deal with totally different environmental points and encourage change.”
Viviana Bravo – Scientific Analysis by way of Diving
“I work as a scientific analysis technician [on the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama]. I assist scientists specializing in marine biology to develop analysis tasks. Diving, accumulating knowledge within the subject, [and] finishing up protocols which are replicated in lots of locations on the planet. I really like my job as a result of it permits me to spend virtually 80% of the time at sea, which is my favourite place on the earth. As well as, there are all the time new issues that I study and I'm happy to have the ability to do my bit to deal with nature, animals and the ocean.”
Jack Fishman – Working to Maintain the Oceans Clear
“The aim of my work [as Conservation Officer at Project AWARE] is to encourage, help and create conservation motion in PADI diving communities around the globe, in addition to advance the conservation objectives of Undertaking AWARE. Once I began this job my position was 60% outdoors the workplaces. I labored to assist understand the actions of Dive Towards Particles® and growing help for our major packages similar to “100% AWARE” and “Undertake A Dive Website™” program. We give attention to working as a group with the totally different diving communities to advertise conservation and alter in a extra environment friendly method.”
Mariano Rodriguez – Photographing the Sea for Science & Inspiration
“As an underwater cameraman I work in schooling and conservation. As a scientific diver I work on the Institute of Polar Sciences, Surroundings and Pure Assets of the Nationwide College of Tierra del Fuego. I'm the Director of @argentinasubmarina, my private weblog the place I share all my work to create consciousness. My major goal with my pictures is to point out the biodiversity of the Beagle Channel and different sectors of the Patagonia Argentina, each marine and freshwater. Underwater photographs are a elementary software to teach youngsters and adults, not solely concerning the species that stay in these environments but in addition concerning the issues that endanger them. I firmly consider that by making the sweetness and issues of those environments seen, we will take actions that lead us to preserve and shield them.”
John DeBuysser – Educating College College students by means of Diving
“I work as a Diving Security Officer on the SFSC [School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies] conservation faculty within the lovely Turks and Caicos Islands. My job is to make sure all school college students who come to high school that water actions run easily and safely. My job is to be a dive and snorkel information so college students can study and observe marine life. Educating PADI OW and AOW programs, dealing with boats for faculty-led analysis tasks, and in addition typically I've to be within the workplace processing paperwork. Every single day is a singular expertise. We frequently see sharks, eagle rays, snappers, groupers, parrotfish, and so forth. It’s nice to have the power to point out college students the wonders of the underwater world and foster an angle of respect and appreciation.”
Megan Denny – Writing Concerning the Ocean
“I‘m a PADI teacher and ocean author. I blog for PADI and DAN, and write articles for magazines comparable to Alert Diver, Sport Diver, and Undersea Journal. I really feel very fortunate to earn a dwelling as a contract journalist and Scuba diving is likely one of the subjects that I take pleasure in writing probably the most. Sometimes, I submit concepts for articles, and probably the most often chosen subjects reply questions like: ‘Are you able to dive in the event you put on contact lenses or glasses?’ or enjoyable issues like ‘Does your pet have a diving fashion?’ I additionally typically write about methods to guard the ocean and environmental points. This final matter is the one I'm most enthusiastic about.”
Written by Martina Alvarez @oceanomartina, Scuba Diving Teacher & Environmental Journalist.