PADI Instructor Vacancies

PADI SCUBA Instructor Vacancy  - 2022/23 Season!
Starting December '22! Applications CLOSE 01/10/22!

Waiheke Dive & Snorkel is an award winning located on the stunning Waiheke Island; we were recipients of the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Award 2021. 

We are NZ's only completely no take & conservation focused 'full service' dive shop. Our market is a mixture of Kiwis from all over NZ, Waiheke locals, and we're stoked to be welcoming back international visitors!

We believe in engaging with our community, and are active in local sustainability and conservation projects. We’re proudly a small business, with a small team and a local feel, so all of us get hands on and stuck in with whatever needs to be done. 

If this sounds like your kind of dive shop, then keep reading for more info about this opportunity.

About the Job

We a vacancy for full time team member, starting in December, through to end of April 2023. There is a possibility for work further into May / June than this depending on demand, and there is also potential for extra hours in our peak season. 

As an Instructor then you may be conducting a DSD or guided dive with clients visiting Waiheke in the morning and then snorkelling with a school group in the afternoon, or perhaps a private 1 to 1 open water course with a VIP Island guest.

About you

The ideal candidate will have great people skills, an infinite passion for our oceans (particularly in conserving them - if you’re all about hunting then we’re not the dive shop for you!) with the ability to receive and communicate important information effectively.

You will need to be adaptable and able to give 100% to every customer that you engage with.

We're a busy shop, so you do need to be able to thrive under pressure and operate independently while maintaining our high standards of customer service and safety first approach to activities. 

You must be / hold;

  • an in-status PADI Instructor
  • Hold a relevant and valid Certificate of Competence (C.O.C), or be able to obtain one before starting.
  • Have an Occupational Diver Medical Clearance 
  • a full clear NZ driving licence
  • a clear police record
  • have the right to work in NZ. 
  • Happy to work weekends & school holidays

In return, we offer a fun and engaging workplace with a stunning office for you to enjoy, awesome perks and fair remuneration. We will assist with ferry costs for those living in Auckland, so please don't let that be a barrier.

Staff pricing on dive gear is very generous (we’re dealers for Scubapro, Mares, Shearwater and so much more) and there's plenty of other adventures to be had! 

Please send your C.V. and covering letter to