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PADI Dive Instructor

PADI Dive Instructor & Guide

diagramWe are looking for certified dive instructors who are passionate about diving! Our company is growing and we are looking for dive instructors to lead our daily dive trips and teach customers from discovery divers to dive masters and everything in between!


  • No need to have prior professional experience, we will train if you are a PADI OWSI in active status.
  • Currently certified in First Aid & CPR
  • Ability to perform and pass random drug screenings to satisfy Coast Guard requirements
  • Ability to stand for long periods, load and unload scuba tanks, lift up to 50 lbs, bend & squat, and climb a ladder
  • Customer service skills 
  • You will be responsible for your annual PADI membership and consortium fees (Approx. $200).
  • You will need to either be a member of a drug consortium or join upon arrival
  • Authorized to work within the United States

Schedule: Low Key Watersports is open 365 days a year and holidays are when we are the busiest. The typical day is usually 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, although half days are occasionally required. Our morning and afternoon trips are 2-tank dives, we also have weekly 1-tank night dives and 3-tank wreck trips. A normal workweek is 40-50 hours for our full-time crew but this changes based on the time of year. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Guiding certified divers and snorkelers including readying the gear and boat, cleaning and returning the gear and refilling tanks after the dives
  • Teaching discovery dives, open water courses, advanced open water course, refreshers and rescue diver courses within PADI standards
  • Provide divers with dive site briefings, safety information, environmental/conservation information and post-dive debriefs
  • Prepare all equipment, paperwork, and materials for conducting classes and processing of your students through the PADI website
  • Checking waivers and student paperwork before the dives
  • First mate responsibilities such as tying up the boat to a dock, mooring and anchoring a boat, emergency procedures, diving from a boat, etc. 
  • Filling tanks and renting scuba gear to customers, including checking waivers and bookings, briefing customers on gear use and checking in gear when returned
  • All of our dives are stationary so you will be navigating guests away from the boat and bringing them back safely and on time.


  • Health, vision and dental insurance options for full-time employees
  • Free diving and dive courses at cost
  • Greatly reduced boat charter costs
  • Discounted or free diving rates for friends and family
  • Paid Training
  • Year-round work
  • Competitive wages & bonus opportunities
Low Key Watersports has been offering diving charters, scuba instruction and a retail shop in St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands for over 30 years. The company has expanded to include boat charters as well through our sister company Ocean Runner Powerboat Rentals. We have a great team, we love what we do, and we have a great time doing it. Our moto is “Set your soul free” and we make sure that our staff benefits from the amazing place that we live and work! Our staff perks include retail discount, free dive trips and dive courses as well as low-cost private boat trips and free public boat tours and activities (some restrictions apply).
Our company is constantly growing, and we are currently hiring a part-time Reservations Specialist.
Please apply by replying to this ad with a current resume and you will be contacted by our Reservations Manager. Thank you for considering a career with Low Key Watersports and Ocean Runner Powerboat Rentals!

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