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Dive instructor questions


Oct 12, 2006
New York/uk
Very hard to find a job that would...They are out there though. The problem is that alot of the well paid jobs are on privet boats when you could be out for weeks months at a time. Iv done it for 4years and always got paid in life style. 2 years in OZ

Iv not to long ago made the switch to commercial diving. Now thats not fun but good money. OZ has some grate union style ruels. The average inland is around 35 an hour and have to get paid for 9 hour day....NSW

Though again a lot of time away from the family perticaly in the start of you career.

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Jul 1, 2005
If you have your own centre maybe, freelance possibly not so much, its more of a lifestyle. Try starting doing it for extra cash on top of a normal job.

A mate of mine reckons he had the secret for making a million pounds out of teaching Scuba. . . . . .

Start with two million.


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Jan 18, 2009
gili air, lombok, indonesia
well to have a real good paid job u dont want to be a dive-instructor. if u become a dive-instructor it is most of the time u the lifestyle. here at the gilis dive-instructors are getting 30% of the courseprice exl books. so for an ow course it gives u 90$ a student made in 3-4 days. in the high season instructors make the money, low season is depending on how the diveshop runs and how many instructors are around. to make more money it is better to specialize urself, so u can teach more specialties or tec diving. specially if u the only one who can teach that u will earn more...but u can also a manager of a shop and teach as a freelancer.... most of thge time real instructors don lik this cuz they will miss the water too much... but the income is stable.... as a instructor u will earn for the asian environment a lot, but for western ways nothing. keep this in mind...
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