Manager, Scuba Dive

Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Competitive Expat Package
19 Mar 2012
16 Apr 2012
Job Type
Atlantis, The Palm is a 1,539 room, ocean-themed destination resort located at the centre of the crescent of the man-made Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.  This US$1.5 billion joint venture project was developed with Dubai Government owned, Istithmar. Opened in September 2008, the resort utilises the 46 hectares site with 17 hectares of water park amusement, further marine and entertainment attractions and a collection of some of the most renowned world-class chefs including Nobu, Giorgio Locatelli, Santi Santamaria and Michel Rostang.  Atlantis, The Palm offers an unprecedented entertainment centre, an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops and extensive meeting and convention facilities.  It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with some 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.  


Job Summary: Provide healthy and sanitary living conditions for all aquatic animals, through routine maintenance of the exhibits.  Leads and coaches the Scuba Diver team and performs other management duties.  Play a supportive role in marine education and conservation efforts

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

- Make daily observations of exhibits, including input from staff and report any exhibit changes to necessary Management personnel.
- Maintains aquarium exhibits both above, and below the surface of the water. To include the cleaning and maintenance of windows (including buffing), sand, skimmers, grates, walls, reef/ theme structures, and surrounding areas.
- Plans, organizes and instructs Scuba Divers on daily activities with strong emphasis on time management of self and Scuba Divers.
- Rosters & schedules Scuba Divers in accordance to set policies for effective maintenance of exhibits.
- Orders and maintains inventory for replacement parts and cleaning supplies through upkeep of monthly par levels.
- Inspects and assesses the condition of exhibits and equipment, to delegate and/or participate in necessary cleaning & repairs.
- Maintains equipment in a neat orderly manner in designated storage areas
- Maintains personal and company dive logs.
- Communicates effectively with supervisors, coworkers, guests and all other departments in the company
- Shares knowledge with staff for mutual benefit of the department through classroom sessions, lineups, department meetings and one-on-one personal contact
- Plan, manage and organize dive programs that involve staff and guests

Job Pre-requisites:
- High school diploma or general education diploma. 
- 2 years supervisory or management experience
- PADI Dive Master Water Scuba Certification or above.
- Must have an understanding of the principles of servicing and maintaining SCUBA equipment.
- Must possess basic mechanical and plumbing skills
- Must possess basic computer skills, specially Microsoft Word & Excel
- Excellent health and physical condition.  Must demonstrate these skills by successfully passing annual departmental swim test.
- Positive attitude and strong work ethics
- Must be comfortable performing assigned duties in close proximity to all animals in our collection.
- Demonstrates mature responsible behavior in duties. Especially in potentially dangerous situations such as working around some of the valuable and possibly hazardous marine animals.