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Steve's Bommie

Spirit of Freedom ~ Employment Opportunities

Spirit of Freedom employs experienced, qualified and professional crew to work on our luxury live-aboard dive vessel operating from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

If you are a motivated self starter, willing to accept the responsibilities associated with live-aboard dive vessels, you enjoy the company of other divers and can provide a high level of hospitality to our international guests, please complete the application form for consideration towards one of the listed positions. In some cases dive industry experience may not be required. Resumes can be emailed to operations@spiritoffreedom.com.au

Tusa Dive offers additional employment opportunities aboard their dive vessels specialising in daily trips for experienced divers and snorkellers to the Great Barrier Reef.

Work Permits

Australia: If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen you will require a work permit for Australia. Company sponsorship is extremely difficult to obtain unless you have some specialized skill that cannot be easily found within Australia. eg. a combination of instructor, engineer & multilingual qualifications.

TRIP DIRECTOR
RequirementsJob Description
  • Possess an outgoing, charismatic personality.
  • Management skills including leadership, initiative and interpersonal skills.
  • PADI OWSI certification with 2 years teaching experience, 100 certifications and 400 dives.
  • Nitrox instructor certification with liability insurance.
  • Current training in First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
  • Restricted coxswains certification.
  • Occupational Health & Safety at Sea (STCW 95 preferred)
  • Hospitality experience, 2 years.
  • Experience in reef interpretation and underwater photography.
  • Foreign language skills (preferred)
  • Demonstrate human resource skills.
  • Provide hospitality to guests.
  • Manage dive staff
  • Reporting and communication.
  • Ensure safety of guests and crew.
  • Ensure dive equipment used onboard is safe, serviceable and accounted for.
  • Manage all dive operations.
  • Provide non-dive activities.
  • Develop promotional opportunities.
  • Oversee reef interpretation program.
  • Oversee photo services and dive instruction on board.
  • Administer vessel finances.
MASTER/ENGINEER
RequirementsJob Description
  • Minimum unrestricted USL Master Class 4.
  • Minimum USL MED II Engineering.
  • Management experience including leadership, initiative and interpersonal skills.
  • PADI divemaster with liability insurance (preferred).
  • Nitrox certified (preferred).
  • Current training in First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Adminsistraton
  • Provide quality cruises which adhere to our advertised itineraries
  • Maintain all areas of vessel in excellent seaworthy condition, including maintaining the inventory, storage and order systems for tools and spares.
  • Manage all Engineering aspects of vessel including maintenance schedule for all ships machinery and apparatus.
  • Demonstrate human resource skills.
  • Manage vessel crew including catering staff.
  • Ensure safety of guests and crew.
  • Provide training and leadership to crew.
  • Provide hospitality to guests.
  • Reporting and communication.
  • Overseee vessel provisioning
  • Oversee vessel finances.
  • Oversee catering.
  • Oversee housekeeping.
MATE/DIVEMASTER
RequirementsJob Description
  • Possess Coxswains certificate or higher – USL Master Class 5 preferred
  • Engineering experience or qualification (USL MED2 preferred)
  • PADI Divemaster, Nitrox qualified, liability insurance.
  • Current training in First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Occupational Health & Safety at Sea (STCW 95)
  • Scuba equipment service ticket (US Divers)
  • Vessel Duties – Preparation and operation of all lifting and ground tackle, including tender vessels
  • Navigational watches and Engine Room maintainence checks.
  • Responsible for maintaining exterior vessel cleanliness
  • Responsible for deck security whilst underway
  • Divemaster Duties – be available for Dive Deck duties as soon as ship duties completed.
  • Other Duties – maintain accurate records of all services/work carried out on all vessel running gear by completing entries into maintenance manual.
  • Provide hospitality to guests.
CHEF
RequirementsJob Description
  • Professional training and experience in wide range of cooking.
  • Ability to victual galley and work to budget requirements.
  • Management and training skills
  • Oversee all Housekeeping areas
  • Attractive easy going personality to cope with demands from passengers and stress of work.
  • Occupational Health & Safety at Sea (STCW 95)
  • Current First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Vessel and scuba diving experience an advantage
  • Operate within catering budget, contribute to budgeting and menu planning.
  • Order supplies, arrange delivery, check all supplies against invoice and stow supplies.
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene.
  • Provide and prepare high quality cuisine, serve meals, wash up after meals.
  • Assess and meet passengers culinary needs and wants.
  • Supervise and train Host/Hostess
  • Provide hospitality to guests
HOSTESS
RequirementsJob Description
  • Experience in the Hospitality industry
  • Experience in Food & Beverage service
  • Minimum Open Water Diver
  • PADI Divemaster or higher an advantage
  • Outgoing charismatic personality.
  • Occupational Health & Safety at Sea (STCW 95)
  • Current First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Vessel and scuba diving experience an advantage
  • Assist chef with preparation, serving and clean up of meals.
  • Daily cleaning and service of cabins.
  • Appearance and presentation of dining and lounge areas.
  • Ensure efficient operation of bar.
  • Control of linen and laundry.
  • Ensure efficient operation of ship shop.
  • Meeting the needs of passengers.
  • Ensure safety, well being and enjoyment of the passengers.
  • Other duties as directed by the Master or Trip Director.
  • Additional functions include Deck and Dive duties.
DIVEMASTER/HOSTESS
RequirementsJob Description
  • PADI Divemaster or OW Instructor with liability insurance
  • Nitrox certified (Instructor preferred)
  • Experience in the Hospitality industry
  • Outgoing charismatic personality.
  • Restricted Coxswain or Recreational Boating License
  • Occupational Health & Safety at Sea (STCW 95)
  • Current First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Assist Chef with preparation, serving and clean up of meals.
  • Assist Hostess with the daily cleaning and service of cabins.
  • Appearance and presentation of dining and lounge areas.
  • Assist Hostess with all Housekeeping duties
  • Responsible for Safe Diving Operations with Trip Director and Dive Deck Instructor
  • Be available for Dive Deck duties on all dives.
  • Ensure safety, well being and enjoyment of the passengers.
  • Other duties as directed by the Master or Trip Director.
  • Additional functions include Deck duties
DIVE INSTRUCTOR
RequirementsJob Description
  • PADI OW Instructor with liability insurance
  • Nitrox Instructor certification
  • Experience in the Hospitality industry
  • Outgoing charismatic personality.
  • Restricted Coxswain or Recreational Boating License
  • Occupational Health & Safety at Sea (STCW 95)
  • Current First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Scuba equipment service ticket (US Divers).
  • Experience in reef interpretation and underwater photography.
  • Foreign language skills (preferred).
  • Responsible for Safe Diving Operations
  • Provide additional instruction or supervision to novice divers.
  • Provide excellent reef interpretation and guiding services to experienced divers.
  • Repsonsible for the management and maintainence of the dive deck with consideration to Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Provide or assist with onboard Photo Services
  • Ensure safety, well being and enjoyment of the passengers.
  • Other duties as directed by the Master or Trip Director.
  • Additional functions include Deck and Domestic duties.
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