Divemasters Wanted!

Job Description : Divemaster/Boat Crew/Retail Center Staff

A part time or full time hourly position rotating through Dive and Snorkel Charters, Discover Scuba Diving/Scub Tune Ups, and Retail
A varied schedule will include day, evening and weekend shifts

Essential Job Functions:
Execute all duties as boat crew for snorkel, scuba, and special charter trips including, but not limited to, boat set up and breakdown, boat maintenance, briefings, interpretive tours, guiding and site setting
Independently supervise guided tours and run Divemaster Conducted Programs
 Set up, check out, distribute and maintain rental equipment, blend nitrox and fill air cylinders as needed
Enthusiastically answer inquiries
Attend all staff meetings and all in-service training programs

Active Status PADI Divemaster
V&B Professional Liability Insurance
DAN Dive Accident Insurance
US Citizen or have valid visa or immigration status to work in the US
Valid US drivers license
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Maintain DOT Drug testing card

Job Description : Retail Center Staff

A part time or full time hourly position that rotates through retail sales, equipment inspection & repair, gas blending, charter reservations, and booking scuba training courses
A varied schedule will include day, evening and weekend shifts
Essential Job Functions:
Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
Open and close cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.
Enthusiastically answer incoming calls.
Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.
Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain equipment based on customer needs, desires, and stock levels.
Independently sell and set up the following: retail items ranging from T-shirts to Trimix Computers, Diving & Snorkel Charters, gas fills, and training courses from DSD to OWSI.
Answer questions regarding the items listed above.
Describe and explain equipment use, operation, and care to customers.
Demonstrate use or operation of equipment.
Clean shelves, counters, and displays.
Exchange merchandise for customers and accept returns.
Bag or package purchases.
Help customers try on or fit equipment.
Inventory stock.
Prepare equipment for purchase or rental.
Prep equipment for delivery.
Estimate and quote equipment packages.
Estimate cost of repair or service of equipment.
Estimate cost of service, gear, or training required, such as “Cost of Sidemount Diver Course, Price of Sidemount BCD, Cost of Gas Fills, and Dive Charter” requested to complete Sidemount Diver specialty from the dive boat in their own BCD.
Rent gear and prepare rental contracts for customers.
Distribute and maintain rental equipment, blend nitrox and fill air cylinders as needed.
Attend all staff meetings and all in-service training programs.

Other Skills/Attributes
Self-motivated, professional, courteous and enthusiastic team player
Have a friendly outgoing personality and be goal oriented
Possess strong communication and exceptional customer service skills
Maintain an organized and neat work environment
Be passionate about your interests and personal growth
Able to multi-task in a multi-disciplined work environment
Adhere to training standards as set by PADI, EFR, and DAN
Follow personal and professional safe diving practices
Comply with Down Under Dive Shop dress code and code of conduct as described in employee handbook, and Retail Center Staff


News from Down Under

Crystal River Manatee Trip Feb. 9-10

Start the morning snorkeling with the curious and playful manatees in the 72 degree Crystal River Florida springs.
These wonderful, gentle mammals come up to the surface for a great photo opportunity. After enjoying the incredible experience with the manatee, snorkel the main spring called kingspring.
To top off your manatee tour scuba divers can enjoy the optional scuba dive into 30 ft. of open water to the entrance of the cavern. An abundance of fish hang outside the entrance of the Kingspring cavern.
Great viz and shallow depths make this an adventure that is fun for the entire family.

Vacation Package Includes:
Friday and Saturday Night Hotel Stay
Saturday morning orientation, boat trip, and guided snorkel tour.
Saturday afternoon Rainbow River drift dive or snorkel trip.
Sunday morning boat trip, and guided snorkel or dive tour.
50% off on Rentals.

Prices Per Person:
Single Occupancy $299 pp
Double Occupancy $249 pp
Triple Occupancy $199 pp
Quad Occupancy $149 pp
Extra Nights $120 + Tax 

Call and sign up today! 251-968-3483

Keys Trip Feb. 10-13

When it comes to diving and snorkeling, the Florida Keys unlock an underwater paradise. Here, you'll find the longest living reef in the western hemisphere; more than 500 wrecks to explore; the world's first underwater hotel, more dive shops per square mile than anywhere else in the world; and crystal clear waters with visibility up to 120 feet -- it's no wonder that divers from all over the world come to the Florida Keys.

4 Days of Two Tank Diving with a PADI 5 Star IDC and 46’ Newton Boats.
(Dives include Christ of the Abyss, the Speigel Grove and The Washington and the Duane.)
Tanks and weights are included.  Nitrox upgrade available $8 per tank/per dive.
All Wreck Divers will be required to Purchase a $10 Medallion and supply dive Computers.

Accommodations Conveniently located next to the Dive Boat.

$800 per person Double Occ.
$700 per person Triple Occ.
$600 per person Quad. Occ
Non Divers Less $400
Snorklers: $40 per trip. 

Call and sign up today! 251-968-3483

Adventures in Diving Weekend Jan. 19 Vortex Springs

The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.
The Fun Part
Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about Sidemount Diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, or choose an area to specialize in and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.
  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.
  • Cost $250 plus lodging (includes elearning or manual, equipment rentals and specialty equipment use such as Scooters or Cameras)
  • Add the nitrox specialty and save $50
What You Learn
You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Choose any three of the following Adventure  Dives:  
Call and sign up today! 251-968-3483

BONAIRE March 9th-16th

Dive Bonaire!!!

We also welcomed a new batch of divers this past month.

PADI Open Water: Desiree Hudson and Sherry VerdelEnriched Air Diver: Christina LangRescue Diver: Dirk Pechacek.Sidemount Diver: Andrew HanksPADI Master Divers: Hannah Findley and Ransom Oakes.How about a round of applause for all of Down Under's newly certified divers.

... and lets not forget our newest Divemaster.  Congrats to Jessica Polk on a job well done.  We hope you have an awesome and safe adventure on the other side of the world.


PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
Are you looking for something extraordinary?

To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn't even know existed?
All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training.
The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.
The IDC program is a minimum of five days (not including online independent learning) It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.