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Interesting aquatic life
 

Research our underwater life and help us spread awareness of its beauty

Protect the sea
 

Join us in our project to achieve marine protection

Be part of our team!
 

Work together with our young, international and motivated team on Crete!


Vacancy for a Marine Biologist and Researcher on Crete


We need a passionate Marine Biologist to:

  • Carry out our research for a Marine Protected Area
  • Help run the Mare-Mundi field station on Crete
  • Guide marine ecological dive trips

DURATION:
April - October 2018 (7 months) with a possible extension to 2019.
APPLICATION BEFORE: 05/02/2018.

We offer a paid position including accommodation and salary.

This is a joint project between Mare-Mundi and Dive2gether and so there are two sides to the position we offer, as explained below.

As a Researcher you work for Mare-Mundi:

  • A non-profit NGO
  • Led by Marine Biologist Dr. Robert Hofrichter
  • Dedicated to protecting the Mediterranean Sea through: Research, Education and Protection


As a Dive Guide you work for Dive2gether:

  • A 5 star PADI Dive Resort
  • Awarded the PADI Green Star
  • Run by a young, international crew
  • A MARE-MUNDI field station: a centre for marine research and education.


For more information on this position, please take a look at the tabs on the right.

 

 
 

Goals of the Marine Project

Our company

Dive2gether is a high quality diving school, a PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort in the sunny village of Plakias, Crete, Greece. The key to our success lies in educating and training our staff to offer a high quality, personal approach, resulting in an extremely high percentage of returning guests. Our team is young, international, energetic and highly motivated, always striving to satisfy our guests and to make every day a success. Our diving and snorkelling guests are international, although the largest part of our guests is either German or Dutch-speaking and our company language is English.

 

Marine Research, Education and Protection

As of 2016 Dive2gether is a “Mare-Mundi Field Station”.
Mare-Mundi is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by Professor Robert Hofrichter, Mare Mundi has as its main goal to protect the Mediterranean for future generations, through its three pillars; research, education and protection.

More than just an eco-minded diving school Dive2gether has grown to be a centre for marine research and education where recreational divers and snorkelers are able to learn about the wonders of the aquatic world and its need for protection. Our guests can sign up to take part in research courses and programs contributing to our goals of creating local and international awareness while collecting the necessary data to support a Marine Protected Area in Plakias. Universities and High Schools are welcomed for Marine Biology Excursions.

 

Plakias and its surroundings

The waters of Plakias offer a unique and diverse underwater landscape with caverns, gorges, steep walls and sudden drops. Thanks to the dominant off-land winds the water is crystal clear with an average visibility of 30+ meters. 

Throughout the years the amount of underwater life has decreased mainly due to unsustainable fishing practices. We believe that without action harmful damage could be done and therefore we need to take action now. In order to achieve sustainable protection, we first need to raise awareness, educate our team, guests and the locals, and collect enough data to show what is happening, which is what we need your help with!

 

Marine Biologist and Researcher Vacancy Details

We are looking for a talented and passionate Marine Biologist who will be trained to contribute to and eventually lead our research programs and run the daily operations of the field station. As a Biologist you will be trained by Martina Stockinger our field station’s leading Marine Biologist and you will receive guidance and support from renowned biologists like Dr. Robert Hofrichter and Dr. Andreas Traxler alike, who are active contributors of this project.

At the same time, you will be part of our dynamic team, offering high quality PADI diving and snorkelling activities. In order to do this, you will need to be a PADI Divemaster working in our style. To achieve this, in your first month in Plakias you will be trained by us to become an independent PADI Divemaster.

 

Duration: April-October 2018 (with a possible extension to 2019)

 

Your tasks:

Marine research project:

  • Conducting research on the marine life in the area around Plakias
  • Running the daily operations of the Mare-Mundi field station at Dive2gether
  • Educating the Dive2gether Crew members about the marine life
  • Preparing nature-educational manuscripts
  • Holding presentations for guests and locals about the underwater world of Plakias
  • Contributing to developing specialised courses and activities relating to marine life

Diving-related:

  • Supervising and guiding dives for certified divers
  • Selling diving activities, courses and equipment
  • Participating in social evening programmes organised by the diving school


Your profile:

  • Fluent in English and German (written and spoken)
  • Hold a Bachelor degree (or higher) in Marine Biology
  • Certified diver
  • European driving license
  • Team-player
  • Passionate about the underwater world
  • Communicative, friendly and positive attitude
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international setting


We offer:

  • Research training
  • Dive training up to PADI Divemaster
  • Sales and communication training
  • A fixed monthly salary
  • Social security and health insurance
  • Good accommodation
  • And, most importantly: the chance to make a difference!


Are you interested?

Please apply now by sending us the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Recent photo
  • References

As our company language is English, please send your application (including all the above documents) in English to: recruitment@dive2gether.com

The application deadline is 05/02/2018!

 
Marine Biologist

Key Information
Period: April - October 2018 (extension possible)
Location: Plakias, Crete, Greece 

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