Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Do you want to save sharks?

Our friend Mike Neumann from Beqa Adventure Divers, has just made us aware of an "opportunity of a lifetime". We offer cage diving with great white sharks at Isla Guadalupe, where you will be swimming with shark, on our shark expedition, with tiger-sharks, bull sharks,
Projects Abroad has an opening for a Open Water SCUBA instructor, with a Marine Biology degree. This is your chance to do really do something for shark- and marine conservation. Who wouldn't want to live in Fiji, save the sharks and get paid for it? Mike is right, this is truly an opportunity of a lifetime!We offer cage diving with great white sharks at Isla Guadalupe, where you will be swimming with shark, on our shark expedition, with tiger-sharks, bull sharks,
Here are the details from Mike's blog.

Your Role:

  • To carry out shark research in line with our Conservation Management Plan. 
  • Coordinate scientific work with our international and local project partners. 
  • Help develop and grow future scientific projects on a local and global scale. 
  • Train research volunteers in all aspects of our scientific work. 
  • Organisation and coordination of all field and related activities. 
  • Supervise research volunteers. 
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting. 
  • Assist with teaching of dive courses when needed. 
  • Administration.


  • Marine Science Degree or similar
  • PADI OWSI or higher
  • First Aid certification
  • Fluent in English
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Very flexible approach to work
  • Long term commitment (min 1 year)
  • Proven experience of working with sharks is a big advantage.

We offer:

  • 1 year contract with view to extend, subject to a 3 month probation period.
  • Basic salary
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Return flight to your home country after 1 year
  • Visa related expenses
  • Internet and phone
  • Two days off a week
  • Excellent in country support and benefits
  • Working with some of the world's most renowned shark scientists and experts.

Please only apply if you have the relevant experience.

Only success applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is: 10th February 2014.

Send a cover letter, CV and photo to Andy Hill:

You can find all the details about the project here.

Good luck - and hopefully, c'ya real soon in Fiji!
Thanks for making us aware of this!
Martin Graf
Shark Diver
Great White Shark expeditions at Isla Guadalupe, diving with Bull sharks, swimming with Hammerhead sharks, free diving with Bull Sharks in Fiji are specialties of Shark Diver
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DaShark said...

Thanks for re-posting, appreciate!

Priscilla said...

Hi, I work with Kindergarteners and I'm doing a "what do you want to be when you grow up" project, and one student told me he wants to be a shark diver, is that the official name? It wouldn't be shark biologist or anything of the likes correct? I'm printing their pictures holding up a sign saying what they want to be when they grow up. Just wanted to be sure, because he said he doesn't just want to dive he wants to study them too.

Shark Diver said...

Hi Priscilla,

There are different job descriptions in the shark diving industry. You can be just a "shark diver" and do various tasks, associated with shark diving. You can also be a research diver, biologist, etc. There are not set job descriptions and most people in the industry do a combination of things.

I started out as a SCUBA instructor and over the years got to where I am today.

I hope this helps. Have fun working with the kids!


Priscilla said...

Thank you so much for the reply! :)