Come and help out at a dive centre in the tropical paradise of Santa Catalina, Panama



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  • Description


    Our dive center is located in Santa Catalina on Panama´s Pacific coast and has been the first dive center organizing trips to the former prison island and now UNESCO World Heritage site Coiba National Park.

    We will be closed for diving May and June for reconstruction, so we do not need anybody interested in diving. We will reopen in July till the end of September. We will then close again for October and most of November. From December on we will operate from our new main dive caner on the main road and also from a sales office and meeting point for leaving trips on the beach.

    For June people with skills in building or Do It Yourself skills may apply to help to build or new dive center. But we will not offer diving as a benefit.

    We are locally and internationally run and are proud of our multinational staff.

    We have regular openings for multi-lingual volunteers, what are already scuba divers and are willing to stay for some time with us. Please do NOT APPLY if you are not a certified diver and please do NOT APPLY if you can't stay for 3 months. We need people mainly for the reception and helping out at the dive center.

    Santa Catalina is a small village with growing sustainable tourism and not only the best port to some of the best diving in the East Pacific but also one of the world’s best spots for surfing.

    Our candidate’s profile:

    .) start around the beginning of July till last week September or first week in October for one person only
    .) start around the mid of November or beginning of December till the end of February and end of February and end of February/beginning of March till the mid / end of May. Can be single persons or a couple
    .) must know how to work independently and organize his/her workload
    .) team player
    .) English and Spanish is a MUST, DO NOT APPLY, IF YOU DON'T SPEAK BOTH LANGUAGES CONVERSATIONALLY, more languages are a plus (French and German preferred)
    .) driving license a plus but no pre-requisite
    .) Diving license, minimum Open Water, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY, IF YOU ARE NOT A CERTIFIED DIVER. If you want to upgrade and continue your diving level up to professional Divemaster we are glad to offer you the training in exchange for your work as an internship
    .) Office/administration skills
    .) website / social media skills a plus
    .) Sales skills

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you will work in a small authentic village with healthy tourism provided by small businesses. You have to communicate with an international staff, local employees and international tourists. You can dive, learn to dive or continue your divie training in addition to enhance your Spanish skills

  • Help


    We welcome people with a variety of skills and experiences.

    We are looking for single persons or a couple, starting MID OF JANUARY 2019 for 2 - 4 months helping with our dive center reception, sales of tours and administration. 25 hrs per week against accommodation in a private room of a shared house. In addition, you can dive or do a dive course during your days off. Our preferred candidate wants to be trained to be a PADI Divemaster.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish, german, french

  • Accommodation


    room with shared kitchen and bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Literally a tropical paradise, Santa Catalina offers some of the best surf in Panama, the closest access point to Isla Coiba with its world class diving, great local dives and fishing and quiet charm for relaxing. It's beautiful beaches, lush forest and friendly people make it a great stop for travelers wanting to enjoy some of the best of Panama's natural beauty and local flair on a minimal budget.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexible

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