PADI Scuba Instructor Summer Jobs

General Overview

Since 1993, Broadreach has created exceptional, small group learning experiences that inspire and empower students to find potential in the world through hands-on exploration. Broadreach marine biology courses combine a college curriculum with adventure to create dynamic learning experiences. High school and college students can earn college credit while traveling with a small group of peers to the Caribbean, Curacao,and Fiji. Students participate in lectures, discussions, scuba diving and field research, as well as activities that build leadership and teamwork. Our goal is that students gain new skills, new friends and have more fun learning than they ever thought possible. Broadreach Instructors are expected to educate, mentor and inspire students everyday. This is a 24/7 position with limited free-time or personal space. Broadreach Instructors also need to be energetic and empathetic role models who excel in building meaningful relationships with young adults. Managing health and safety, maintaining a positive attitude through challenging circumstances, leading games, participating in service learning activities, teaching, developing students’ personal growth, facilitating inclusive group dynamics and demonstrating respectful travel are just a few of the many responsibilities of a Broadreach Instructor. Broadreach Study Abroad Adventures are fun, rewarding and demanding. Each course is approximately three weeks long and is mentally and physically challenging. Our most successful instructors are positive, flexible, team players who are able to create a fun, cohesive and supportive community. Groups typically have 8 – 14 students an academic instructor and 1 – 2 PADI scuba instructors / program leaders. Broadreach is PADI 5-star facility. Contracts range from three to eight weeks from early June through mid-August.



  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification with active teaching status.
  • Previous experience working with young adults, preferably in a 24/7 setting.
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or the ability to obtain the certification. Broadreach hosts a WFR certification course on May 26 – June 3.
  • A background in marine biology.
  • Ability to teach experiential education activities and help support the academic instructor in facilitating a college curriculum.
  • Experience facilitating groups of young adults and positive group dynamics.
  • A passion for mentoring and inspiring students.
  • Physically fit and able to actively participate in adventure activities such as hiking, rafting, etc.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills to help manage program expenses, a budget, student documents and logistics.
  • Demonstrated success working on diverse teams with a collaborative mindset.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Significant international travel experience.
  • Able to attend training in Raleigh, NC starting June 4.
  • Availability from early June to mid-August increases chance of placement.