Employment

Christmas Island

We always welcome enquiries to work on Christmas Island

Employment
Extra Divers Australia advertise locally through networks on Christmas Island and over Facebook, as positions become available.

You may send your CV which will be held on file and submitted for consideration when we next advertise for positions.

Work Permits
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will require a work permit for Australia.

Details can be found here

We do not offer Company Sponsorship as it is extremely difficult to obtain unless you have some specialised skill that cannot be easily found within Australia.

Please do not apply if you do not have the right to work in Australia (Visa/Residency etc)

Preference is given to applicants who are already in Australia, have valid work permits and are not limited in the length of time they may work for us. 

Employment Conditions
Extra Divers Australia is committed to following Australian employment best practice, policies and procedures.

Further information can be found at:

 

Current Vacancies

 

Currently we have our main positions filled for 2021

- however, we will, dependant on border restrictions, be looking for

Cleaners, Divemaster Trainees as needed.

We are also very interested in any candidate that holds Coxswain & SSI Instructor qualifications who wish to relocate to Christmas Island.

 

Coxswain/ SSI Instructor

Ever wonder what it would be like to work with millions of red crabs migrating around you?

Are you looking for spectacular outdoor adventures?

 

Now is your chance to apply for one of the most amazing work opportunities in Australia with Extra Divers Christmas Island. 

 

We are looking for an additional Coxswain/Instructor to join our small team.

Our ideal candidate will be a Coxswain and and SSI Instructor.
 

The position is for someone who is happy to teach diving, lead divers, command a vessel and wishes to take their career to the next level.

The successful candidate must have the following: 
 

Coxswain

  • Coxswain 1NC boat Licence or higher            

  • Current Australian First aid certificate (HLTAID003)

  • Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate (LROCP or SRCOCP)

SSI Instructor 

  • Be in Active Status- SSI Instructor and have Professional Liability Insurance and Personal Dive Insurance

    • We are an SSI centre, so require SSI Instructors to teach our courses.​

  • Minimum 200 logged dives

  • Own Full Diving Kit - BCD, Regulator, Dive Computer, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel, SMB, Torch​​

 

and:

  • Australian citizenship/Permanent Residency/ Visa to work in Australia for the given time period

  • Driver's License (manual)

 

The right person will be:

  • Able to live in a remote area and appreciate a simple lifestyle

  • Love nature and have a sense of adventure

  • Be able to command an 11.5m boat, with 2 x 250hp outboard engines

  • Have experience working on dive boats with up to 18 passengers

  • Able to multi-task within a dive centre: guiding, tank filling, hauling equipment, customer relations

  • Be meticulous with cleaning and maintaining boat & dive equipment 

  • Capable of socialising with international clientele aged 40 - 70 years

  • Highly knowledgeable on boats 

  • Engaging, Alert & Observant at all times

  • Have a “can do” attitude

  • Physically fit to command a vessel/ scuba dive with a clean appearance

  • Be and awesome Instructor! :-)

  • Non-smoker

 

Qualifications that will put you above your competition:

  • Experience in Marine Mechanics or engineering

  • Experience in maintaining paperwork and compliance with AMSA and other legislation

  • Ability to speak one of the following languages : German, Dutch, French or Italian

  • Dive Service Technician 

 

We offer an Australian award remuneration package, and ability to negotiate accommodation / flights.

If you’re interested, please email your CV, including details/copies of your certificates, and cover letter detailing why you would want to come to Christmas Island
 

 

Expressions of Interest

 

Coxswain/ Divemaster

Casual Position

Now is your chance to register your interest for one of the most amazing work opportunities in Australia with Extra Divers Christmas Island. 

 

We are looking for an additional Coxswain/Divemaster to join our small team.
 

The position is for a coxswain, who loves to dive. 

We are a small team, and the ability to swap roles each week, keeps everyone happy.

The successful candidate must have the following: 
 

Coxswain

  • Coxswain 1NC boat Licence or higher            

  • Current Australian First aid certificate (HLTAID003)

  • Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate (LROCP or SRCOCP)

Divemaster

  • Be in Active Status- Divemaster and have Professional Liability Insurance and Personal Dive Insurance

  • Minimum 200 logged dives

  • Own Full Diving Kit - BCD, Regulator, Dive Computer, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel, SMB, Torch

 

and:

  • Australian citizenship/Permanent Residency/ Visa to work in Australia for the given time period

  • Driver's License (manual)

 

The right person will be:

  • Able to live in a remote area and appreciate a simple lifestyle

  • Love nature and have a sense of adventure

  • Be able to command an 11.5m boat, with 2 x 250hp outboard engines

  • Have experience working on dive boats with up to 18 passengers

  • Able to multi-task within a dive centre: guiding, tank filling, hauling equipment, customer relations

  • Be meticulous with cleaning and maintaining boat & dive equipment 

  • Capable of socialising with international clientele aged 40 - 70 years

  • Highly knowledgeable on boats 

  • Engaging, Alert & Observant at all times

  • Have a “can do” attitude

  • Physically fit to command a vessel/ scuba dive with a clean appearance

  • Non-smoker

 

Qualifications that will put you above your competition:

  • Experience in Marine Mechanics or engineering

  • Experience in maintaining paperwork and compliance with AMSA and other legislation

  • Ability to speak one of the following languages : German, Dutch, French or Italian

  • Dive Service Technician 

 

We offer an Australian award remuneration package.

If you’re interested, please email your CV, including details/copies of your certificates, and cover letter detailing why you would want to come to Christmas Island
 

Coxswain

Casual Position

Now is your chance to register your interest for one of the most amazing work opportunities in Australia with Extra Divers Christmas Island. 

 

We are looking for an additional Coxswain to join our small team.
 

The position is for a coxswain, who loves to spend time on the water.

The successful candidate must have the following: 
 

Coxswain

  • Coxswain 1NC boat Licence or higher          

  • Current Australian First aid certificate (HLTAID003)

  • Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate (LROCP or SRCOCP)

Minimum Open Water Diver certification

  • Be certified as an entry level diver (Open Water)

  • Own or prepared to purchase full diving kit - BCD, Regulator, Dive Computer, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel, SMB, Torch

 

and:

  • Australian citizenship/Permanent Residency/ Visa to work in Australia for the given time period

  • Driver's License (manual)

 

The right person will be:

  • Able to live in a remote area and appreciate a simple lifestyle

  • Love nature and have a sense of adventure

  • Be able to command an 11.5m boat, with 2 x 250hp outboard engines

  • Have experience working on dive boats with up to 18 passengers

  • Able to multi-task within a dive centre: guiding, tank filling, hauling equipment, customer relations

  • Be meticulous with cleaning and maintaining boat & dive equipment 

  • Capable of socialising with international clientele aged 40 - 70 years

  • Highly knowledgeable on boats 

  • Engaging, Alert & Observant at all times

  • Have a “can do” attitude

  • Physically fit to command a vessel/ scuba dive with a clean appearance

  • Non-smoker

 

We offer an Australian award remuneration package.

If you’re interested, please email your CV, including details/copies of your certificates, and cover letter detailing why you would want to come and work for Extra Divers Australia on Christmas Island
 

 
 

Cleaner

Casual Position

Extra Divers Australia, manages two fantastic properties on Christmas Island, Divers Villa & Seaspray Villa.

Our forward bookings for 2021 require us to have a cleaner on a regular basis, on flight arrival, and departure days, as much of the time we are out diving.

Divers Villa is a 4 bedroom house, with 3 bathrooms and communal areas.

Seaspray is a self contained cottage/servant quarters.

Sometimes there is only 1 room to clean/prepare sometimes all!

If you were looking for extra hours, we may be able to engage you for other work,  assisting at the dive centre, laundry services, and gardening, should you wish. 

The successful candidate must have the following: 

  • Experience in Cleaning

  • Eye for detail

  • Interest in tourism

and:

  • Australian citizenship/Permanent Residency/ Visa to work in Australia for the given time period

  • Transport to get to the Villas.

 

The right person will be:

  • Be able to work independently

  • Have experience working in tourist accommodation/houses

  • Able to multi-task 

  • Be meticulous with cleaning tasks

  • Engaging, Alert & Observant at all times

  • Have a “can do” attitude

  • Follow Health and Safety guidance

  • Be able to operate Washing Machines/ Clothes Dryers

  • Available on airport arrival/departure days

 

We offer an Australian award remuneration package, however this role is negotiable, due to local arrangements.

If you’re interested, please email us.

Divemaster Trainee

We run a dive master traineeship here on Christmas Island for any certified diver wishing to become a dive professional (up to the divemaster level).

It is an unpaid position, but offers dive training at nearly no cost.

Afterwards, many of our previous interns have gained employment as a divemaster in various parts of the world.

Dependent on your current level of diving, there are some minimum requirements to achieve before commencing the Dive Guide & Divemaster course.

We have a number of options to complete your Divemaster traineeship, however, we ask that you are a minimum of an Open Water Diver in any organisation before committing to the traineeship.

We adapt the training to suit you!

If you are an international applicant, you must qualify and hold a valid Australian Working Holiday Visa.

International participants may not enter commence our traineeship on a normal tourist visa.

Extra Divers Australia does not cover the cost of this working holiday visa. 

At Extra Divers Christmas Island the tasks that will be involved in daily operations include the following:

  • Helping to load dive gear and tanks onto the truck and transport down to the boat for loading 

  • Boat handling skills, including proper rope handling, emergency procedures (man over-board, fire, abandon ship), and occasional driving

  • Assisting with dive groups, students and snorkelers in the water 

  • Cleaning and organising equipment at the dive centre

  • Helping with equipment maintenance 

  • Guest relations - interacting with guests, chatting about fish, diving, etc.

  • Assisting with shop sales (dive equipment, swimwear, jewellery, etc)

  • Filling air and EANx tanks (using a nitrox membrane system)

  • Dive guiding (once a certain level of experience is established)

Most days we will be more busy with the operations in the morning and then have afternoons free for training. It's a nice balance as you get to put all the skills to practical use with real divers in the morning and then come back and fine tune your own skills through skill demonstrations, various workshops (both wet and dry), briefing practices, and theory. 

For the internship, all trainees must have their own personal full diving equipment.

This includes: BCD, regulator, dive computer, wetsuit, fins, mask, snorkel, SMB (marker buoy), compass, knife and dive torch (for night dives and cavern diving).

We have a decent range of dive equipment here at the shop (all Aqualung products) and as a trainee you will receive a discount on equipment, so if you don't have everything then you can get it here.

 

We also expect a great attitude from interns - polite with guests and other staff members, a willingness to learn, team orientated, and motivated to dive and talk about diving. If we feel there is an unwillingness to learn or cooperate we will terminate the internship and internship privileges. We are always happy to assist in your learning, take your training seriously, and are available 24/7 for questions about diving.

We ask for a minimum 3 month commitment from interns in order to provide enough time to do the appropriate training and also be able to get you familiar with the dive sites, daily routine and boat handling so that you will be a useful divemaster elsewhere in the world.

Once the internship is completed then there is the possibility to stay on as a dive master to gain more experience, but this is not a paid position. 
 

If you’re interested, please email your CV, and cover letter detailing why you would want to become a Divemaster!

Currently in 2021 there are limited positions, dependent on accommodation availability, customer arrivals and forward bookings.