Dive Master position primary duty is the delivery of the Dive Immersion Programs to our guests to include open circuit, closed circuit, and skin diving programs. The Dive Master must ensure that the program is run safely, efficiently, and that our guests experience is remarkable in every way. Program responsibilities will be conducted in accordance with the Georgia Aquarium Dive Safety Program and in direct support of the mission of the Georgia Aquarium.
- Responsible for daily delivery of the Dive Immersion guest experience.
- Maintain the highest level of safety and quality of the Dive Immersion program possible.
- Participate in training and development classes.
- Set up and inspect Open circuit dive equipment ensuring all is within the proper operating parameters
- Meet all applicable requirements as outlined in Georgia Aquarium’s Diving Operations and Procedures Manual.
- Adhere to all dive safety policies and procedures as set by GAI and the Dive Control Board.
- Regularly perform guest experience dives in support of the program mission to include Open circuit, Closed circuit and skin diving events.
- Regularly demonstrate a comprehensive and advanced knowledge of recreational diving methods and techniques.
- Regularly demonstrate a broad technical and recreational instructional expertise in diving.
- Occasionally assist Husbandry with exhibit maintenance and other duties as workload necessitates.
- Maintain the highest standards of work area cleanliness at all times.
- Interface effectively with other departments to maintain the highest standards of quality.
- Regularly interact on behalf of Georgia Aquarium, with guests, media, public, etc.
- Act as dive program liaison working with education and visitor services for guest diving program development.
- Perform other Dive Office functions such as filling cylinders, tending/diving feeding presentations, data entry, buddy diving, diving supervisor, etc. as needed.
- High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Present evidence of all dive training and diving history.
- Pass Georgia Aquarium’s Dive Physical.
- Pass Georgia Aquarium’s Swim Test.
- Pass an Open Water checkout dive with Diving Safety Officer or Designee.
- Hold a current, active, Instructor level certification as an Open circuit & Rebreather from an internationally recognized diving agency
- Hold current First Aid and Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, and Oxygen Provider Instructor certifications from a nationally recognized agency
- Additional education and diving related certification(s), i.e., Divers with disabilities instructor and any additional training/experience in underwater guest diver programs are a plus.
- A basic knowledge of marine species and environments is a plus
- Above average ability to organize, manage time and set priorities while meeting deadlines
- Ability to be flexible and shift priorities to meet departmental requirements
- High level of interpersonal skills to interact with staff and guests
- Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality
- Superior verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills essential
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
In addition, the daily physical requirements specific to the Maintenance Diver may include:
- Typing on a computer keyboard
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Lift and carrying in loads excess of 50 pounds 100 feet
- Ability to travel (car) as needed
- Ability to travel (air) as needed
- Ability to travel (boat) as needed
- Ability to pass Swim Test annually
- Ability to use SCUBA equipment
- Ability to maintain daily contact with a living collection of plants and animals
I commit to the Georgia Aquarium, Inc. the following:
Mission: Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.
Vision: To be the Premier Aquarium in the World for Science, Entertainment, Education and Conservation.
Values: Integrity, Innovation, Leadership, Teamwork, Respect, Excellence, Appreciation & Inclusion