Dive Officers
Frontier are seeking Dive Officers for our Fiji, Tanzania, and Madagascar marine conservation projects.
Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation, Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe. Since then, Frontier has grown to operate over 330 capacity-building conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries spanning 5 continents. Over the past 28 years Frontier has had volunteers of more than 30 nationalities take part in projects all around the world, making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact.
Job description:
The primary responsibility of the Dive Officer is to manage all diving operations associated with the marine research programme, including the supervision of daily scuba and in-water activities and to ensure the proper maintenance of all dive equipment and boats.
Main duties and responsibilities:
  • To plan, organise, supervise and execute all diving activities, taking into account all physical, logistical, safety and financial considerations;
  • To supervise, train and motivate all project staff, volunteers and host-country participants to do the work contained in the diving schedule;
  • To ensure that all volunteer dive trainees are trained up to a minimum level of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in accordance with PADI regulations;
  • The Officer is expected to take an active interest in the scientific programme and to provide, as required, a diving team for the Principal Investigator to complete the work programme.
  • The Officer is responsible for the administration, maintenance and control of all the diving and related equipment including compressors, boats, outboard motors and all diving accessories on the project.
  • To ensure that all volunteers, staff and host-country participants adhere to safe diving practices;
  • To ensure that all project participants are deployed usefully and enjoyably.


  • Minimum PADI Instructor
  • First aid qualifications
  • Minimum of Level 2 RYA Powerboat license (or equivalent)


  • Proven experience of servicing all dive equipment (regulators, BCDs, compressors)
  • Proven experience of small boat handling, maintenance & servicing (inflatables, RIBs, outboard engines (15-60 hp).
  • Proven experience of open water dive training & management
  • Technically orientated
  • Ability to manage & train junior research assistants
  • Administrative & time management skills
  • Ability to drive boats
Personal attributes
  • Demonstrable commitment to conservation
  • Resilient & mature, with the ability to work as a team in basic living conditions
  • Flexible approach
  • Conscientious
  • Ability to motivate others
  • PADI Advanced Instructor (or equivalent)
  • Degree in marine biology / zoology / ecology
  • Attendance of recognised service training course e.g. regulators, compressors, & outboard engines.
  • Experience of scientific work diving (e.g. HSE Part IV, surveys, photography, NDT)
  • Experience of GIS applications
  • Experience of working with NGOs
  • Familiarity with field operational logistics
  • Knowledge of local language
  • Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills
  • Tropical marine life identification skills
Personal attributes
  • Physical fitness

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Company: Frontier
Location: Africa
Town: Madagascar
Country: Madagascar
Map position:
Mahabo, Madagascar


Contact person: Frontier
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Frontier are seeking Dive Officers for our Fiji, Tanzania, and Madagascar