Location: Nosy Komba, Madagascar

Closing date for applications: 17th March 2017

Contract duration: 6 months minimum, with initial one-month trial period

Start date: April 2017

Remuneration and benefits: Accommodation, food and basic salary

Dive Instructor

Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute are currently looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic dive instructor to join as a staff member on the marine conservation team. MRCI is a government approved institute undertaking environmental research for and on behalf of the Malagasy Government and our partners which are based in the North West Madagascar.

Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute develop conservation through research, integrating conservation management plans. We work in areas which the marine and coastal areas are vital to local cultures and economies. We are committed to protecting biodiversity in ways that also benefit local people.

Summary Job Description

The successful applicant must be independently motivated, work as a valued member of the team, able to motivate and lead small groups, be experienced in leading dives and teaching. 

Our dive school trains volunteers from PADI open water through to Dive Master to enable them to take part in research surveys on the coral reef filled waters surrounding Nosy Komba. 


Accommodation and all meals will be provided when at Turtle Cove. You will need to cover your own pre-departure costs including flights, personal equipment, vaccinations and visas.

For more details including duties and required skills please email alice@madagascarvolunteer and ask for a job description

Applicants should send a cover letter and a recent copy of their CV to alice@madagascarvolunteer Please include the reference “Dive Instructor” in the subject line.

Job requirements:

The successful candidate requires:

• PADI Dive Instructor or equivalent

• Experience working in a developing country/research/volunteer projects

• First Aid certificate

• RYA powerboat level 2 


The role will also involve assisting with the general running base camp and project such as volunteer coordination. This is not a 9-5 role so the successful applicant will have a balanced personality, be able to deal with all situations at all hours, self-motivated and enthusiastic about all aspects of life in the field.

Diving qualification: PADI Dive Instructor or equivalent


Company: Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute
Location: Africa
Town: Nosy Komba
Country: Madagascar
Map position:
Nosy Komba, Diana, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar


Contact person: Alice
e-mail: Email:

Dive Instructor at Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute