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.



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.



- 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


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: Asia
Town: Beqa
Country: Fiji
Map position:
Beqa, Central Division, Fiji


Contact person: Frontier
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