Career Opportunities

Level One Guide (Blue Card)
Level Two Guide (Blue Card)
SRC Program Coordinator (Green Card)
Regional Program Coordinator (Purple Card)
International Program Coordinator (Yellow Card)

blueSNUBA® Guide Level One (Staff Position)

  1. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. Must be certified by an approved Scuba diving agency with a minimum rating of Rescue Diver within the last 5 years, or equivalent.
  3. Minimum of 60 documented Scuba dives or approval of SRC Program Coordinator or higher.
  4. Minimum of 15 documented SNUBA dives (accompanied by a Level Two (Advanced) SNUBA Guide or higher).
  5. Current medical exam submitted stating fitness for diving kept on file (required every two years).
  6. Current First Aid and CPR with Oxygen administration or equivalent certification.
  7. Complete training application, SNUBA Guide Training Program, and pass the written or verbal test with a correct score of not less than 80%, including demonstration of necessary skills and abilities to a Program Coordinator.

Qualified to:

  1. Independently supervise up to 4 participants on two standard SNUBA Units or one SNUBA Quad with 4 participants.
  2. Air lines not to exceed 20 feet.

blueSNUBA® Guide Level Two-Advanced (Staff Position)

  1. Minimum of 250 documented SNUBA dives as a Level One SNUBA Guide
  2. Current medical on file. (required every two years)
  3. Demonstration of necessary skills and abilities to on-site SRC Program Coordinator

Qualified to:

  1. Independently supervise up to four SNUBA Units (8 participants) or two SNUBA Quads (8 participants).
  2. When supervising 6 or more participants, each airline may not exceed 10 feet.

NOTE – Prior to functioning as a SNUBA Guide, (STAFF LEVEL ONE OR TWO) guide/candidate must complete the following:

a. Show proof of SNUBA endorsement.
b. Secure employment as a SNUBA Guide at a recognized SNUBA Recreational Center
c. Be listed on the SRC’s professional liability insurance coverage as a SNUBA Guide.
d. Be a current member in good standing with SNUBA® International, Inc.

All SNUBA Guide Staff Members are required to provide the following information prior to conducting tours as a SNUBA Guide, (Entry Level One staff position or Advanced (Level Two) SNUBA Guide), as follows:

  1. Secure employment as a SNUBA Guide at a recognized SRC.
  2. Submit a completed SNUBA Guide Application (verified by the Program Coordinator) and supporting documentation.
  3. Be listed on the SRC’s professional liability insurance coverage as a SNUBA Guide
  4. Be a current member in good standing with SNUBA International, Inc.

SNUBA Program Coordinators are responsible for the development and implementation of all SNUBA programs. There are three levels of SNUBA Program Coordinators: International SNUBA Program Coordinators, Regional SNUBA Program Coordinators, and SNUBA Recreational Center (SRC) Program Coordinators. Details on these three positions are contained below.

SRC Program Coordinators

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SRC Program Coordinators are staff members of SNUBA Recreational Centers who are authorized to conduct the SNUBA Guide Endorsement Program on an in-house, as needed basis. At many resorts, unanticipated staff turnover can pose a critical threat to the ability of the business to meet its commitments to customer service. The task of the SRC Program Coordinator is to provide the SNUBA Recreational Center management with the ability to meet sudden staff training needs rapidly and efficiently. In many locations the SRC Program Coordinator also manages all aspects of the SNUBA business.

SRC Program Coordinators are selected from industry professionals who, in most cases, have demonstrated their skills as a Level One and Level Two SNUBA Guide and have expertise in the conducting training programs. SRC Program Coordinators must be endorsed by a Regional Program Coordinator or International Program Coordinator and appointed by SNUBA® International. The criteria for selection and appointment to SRC Program Coordinator level, which is also the career path toward Regional and International Program Coordinator status, can be conveyed in the 6 requirements below:

  • Dive Competency—Preferably with years of experience in the dive industry.
  • Leadership Ability—Being adept at motivating and managing people.
  • Character—“Exceptional” is the single word to describe what is required of all Program Coordinators.
  • Oratory Skill—Mastery of SNUBA sales and briefing skills.
  • Commitment—The highest level of commitment to SNUBA® International, its promotion and dedication to the customer service and the recreational ideology we espouse and to protect the unprecedented safety record that has been earned by a dedicated staff of professionals around the world.
  • Organizational Skill—To properly conduct the training of others and oversee operations on a daily basis.

The SRC Program Coordinator Program

The objective of the SRC Program Coordinator Program is to facilitate the SNUBA Recreational Center by providing training for the SNUBA Guide Endorsement Program on an in-house basis. The SRC Program Coordinator Program trains selected SNUBA Recreational Center SNUBA Guide members up to the level of SRC Program Coordinator. Selection for this program is made by appointment of a Regional Program Coordinator or higher and is generally based on the recommendation of the management/licensee-holder of the SRC in a given area.

This program trains the SRC staff member in how to conduct the SNUBA Guide Endorsement Programs and to complete the documentation requirements for all SNUBA Guide candidates trained by the SRC Program Coordinator. The staff member must be in active status with the training agency and must carry professional liability insurance.

Please note that attendance at the SRC Program Coordinator Program does not result in a “certification.” The SRC Program Coordinator rating is an endorsement or supplement based on the existing diver training agency certification. The endorsement indicates that the staff member has completed an orientation and training program on how to conduct the SNUBA Guide Endorsement Program. The SRC SNUBA Program Coordinator Program is conducted under the direction of a Regional or International Program Coordinator. The program is often carried out in conjunction with a SNUBA Guide Endorsement Program.

Regional Program Coordinators

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Regional Program Coordinators are primarily responsible for implementing the initial training and orientation programs for new SNUBA Recreational Centers and their staff members. They conduct the SNUBA Operations Orientation Program, the SNUBA Guide Orientation Program, and the SRC Program Coordinator Program.

Regional SNUBA Program Coordinators are selected from professionals who have established their knowledge and expertise in conducting instructor-training programs. Regional Program Coordinators are appointed and trained by SNUBA International or one of its International Program Coordinators.

International Program Coordinators

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International Program Coordinators serve as advisors to SNUBA International. Their primary function is to assist in the development and implementation of SNUBA programs, materials, and standards. SNUBA licensees are operating around the world and a strong international perspective is critical to the development of a consistent worldwide program. International Program Coordinators are selected for their breadth of interna

tional experience in the recreational diving field, their knowledge and expertise in the development of instructional programs, and their understanding of the needs of the resort recreation market. International Program Coordinators are appointed by SNUBA International and conduct trainings worldwide in ALL SNUBA International endorsed programs.