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POSITION VACANT - TRIP DIRECTOR - posted Thu 9th Feb 2017

We are searching for a Trip Director. This person MUST hold a minimum PADI RESCUE DIVER or above. The suitable applicant will hold the below qualifications

  • Be in current Professional PADI Dive status
  • Professional Dive Medical AS2299
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
  • Be available NOW for 5 days a week

If this position interests you please apply via the below link. Attach all above qualifications.


Would you like a Sea Change ? ...

Cairns Dive Centre has many options to help you start your career in Professional diving. However, if you're already qualified see below and apply on line to join our friendly crew.

Dive Master Traineeship

Cairns Dive Centre offer a PADI Dive Master Traineeship - the DMT Program. CDC accepts applications for divers wanting to start their career in professional diving from beginner to advanced diver.

The pre-requites are ;

  • Professional Dive Medical AS2299
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation 
  • PADI Rescue Dive Certificate
  • 40 Logged Dives

If you don't have the pre-requites we can direct you in the right direction. The DMT program involves purchasing the PADI elearning Dive Master Course and Kit before you commence the training, along with holding a current Queensland Professional Dive medical ( AS2299 ) and Queensland First Aid courses ( HLTAID003 and HLTAID007 ). The diver is required to hold a dive log with up to a minimum of 40 logged dives, if you don't we have a program called the VOLUNTEER on KE program ( see below ). 

If you do not have the PADI Rescue Dive Certificate we offer you 2 different options.

  • Purchase the complete 3 day PADI Rescue Course, which includes elearning. To purchase the PADI Rescue Course click the below link.
  • or purchase the PADI elearning Rescue Course component only and complete a 20 day work off program with CDC for the PADI Rescue Course

The Dive Master Traineeship commences when the student has purchased the DMT KIT via the below link. 

The pre-requistes are ;

  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • First Aid ( HLTAID003 and HLTAID007 )
  • Professional Dive Medical ( AS2299 )
  • 40 logged dives

The TWO choices for completing a Dive Master Program are either ;

  • A 40 day work off
    • $550 DMT Kit
    • $210 payable at end of program to register your qualification with PADI
  • CDC conduct a Dive Master information session every Friday at 11am at 121 Abbott Street Cairns. We can give you quality time to explain the program and answer questions, bookings not necassary. 


PADI Dive Instructors or PADI Dive Masters. CDC regularly accept PADI Dive Instructor / Master applicants. To apply please click on the below link with a details to the following ;

Do you hold a ;

  • Professional Dive Medical AS2299
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation 
  • Current PADI Dive Instructor License
  • Dive Log
  • Own Dive equipment
  • Contact details of previous DIVE employer
  • Available for a FREE ONE day onboard famil, invloving skills tests in swimming, rescue, look out, WPHS, ship board skills and customer service
  • A valid Australian Work Visa, Tax File number, Superannuation and Australian Banking details

The suitable and qualified applicant with the above items addressed needs to apply via this link

VOLUNTEER ON Kangaroo Explorer

Cairns Dive Centre run a very exciting 8 day volunteer program for certified divers to join our crew on Kangaroo Explorer. Experience life on board our spacious catamaran MV Kangaroo Explorer and work out at Sea on the Great Barrier Reef. In exchange for working you will be able to dive up to three times a day including a night dive on your last night on-board plus 8 days and 7 nights accommodation with 3 meals a day.

The Volunteers must be a certified divers and hard working. This is a popular program and bookings must be made well in advance. 

Blocks start every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and we still have some blocks available in MARCH.

For more information please submit your details below.


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