Shark Dive Instructor

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis? Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin at SEA LIFE Melbourne!

About the Role

We are seeking casual shark dive instructors to join the Curatorial team at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Reporting to the Lead Diver, these roles are primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting introductory SCUBA sessions for our customers in our 2.2 Million Litre Oceanarium.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Running daily operations, deliver consistently high-quality customer experiences
  • Ensuring adherence to all relevant dive industry and company standards
  • Delivering safety briefs, completing in-water skill sessions while ensuring the safety of guests, staff and animals
  • General administration, including completion of accurate and up to date records for dive logs and customer medical declaration forms
  • Maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene of all diving equipment and associated areas
  • Manage the efficient and seamless transition of divers through the Shark Dive experience

The role requires ability to work regular weekends and public holidays; please also note that the roster may vary depending on operational requirements and seasonal demands.

About You

To succeed in this role, you will have experience conducting both open water courses and introductory dives, and as a minimum hold an Active Open Water Instructor status (SDI/SSI/PADI or equivalent). This, along with current First Aid, CPR & Oxygen Therapy Provider Certificates are essential to the role.

Equipment maintenance, air filling, and compressor operations are a plus but is not essential. The successful candidate will also hold/or be willing to undergo an Occupational Diver Medical AS2299.

You are a strong communicator and are able to build rapport with guests and colleagues. Your ability to multi-task and have a flexible and adaptable approach along with the ability to meet deadlines and have demonstrated planning, organisational and time management skills are desired.

Please note that in line with the current Victorian Public Health Order, only suitable applicants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a medical exemption will be considered.

About the Benefits

The hourly rate is competitive and other perks include:

  • Corporate benefits including free access to all our attractions worldwide
  • Domestic and global opportunities to develop and progress your skills and career in tourism and attractions
  • Being part of a business built on fun


About Us

Merlin Entertainments is the company behind iconic brands like SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, and Peppa Pig World of Play. We operate in over 130 attractions across 25 countries, delivering memorable experiences to 54 million+ visitors a year. In Australia and New Zealand, we have 10 attractions, including SEA LIFE, Wild Life, Madame Tussauds, and the Fly Treetop Adventures, amongst others.

Merlin Entertainments is driven by a strong social responsibility with the vision to create a world where the global community respects, conserves, and sustainably manages our precious aquatic habitats, wildlife, and natural resources. We strive to achieve this goal through our 3 charities: Merlins Magic Wand, the SEA LIFE Trust, and the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund.

So, if you are vibrant and passionate about delivering an outstanding service within a great company and in a team who loves what we do – then we want to hear from you!


Everyone Matters at Merlin.

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!

Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.


Closing date: 28/05/2022