Job Opportunities

with Dive Friends Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire is a large PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center on Bonaire with multiple dive shops and 4 retail locations. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated staff who could stay long term.

Looking for a new adventure?

Find our current job opportunities below:

HR Manager

HR Manager

Wil jij onderdeel zijn van een snel groeiend en succesvol duikcentrum? Ben je communicatief sterk, enthousiast en bereid om je voor een langere tijd te vestigen op Bonaire? Dan zoeken wij jou!

Voor onze organisatie zijn wij opzoek naar een energieke HR Manager (32-40 uur p/w).
Met 9 verschillende locaties en 4 retailwinkels is Dive Friends Bonaire de grootste duikschool op Bonaire. Duikers kunnen worden opgeleid van beginnerscursussen tot professionele levels en de winkels zijn druk bezocht. Dit realiseren wij met +- 60 werknemers die zich elke dag weer inzetten voor een perfecte beleving van onze duikers.

Als HR Manager ben je verantwoordelijk voor het opzetten en uitvoeren van het HR-beleid en aanverwante zaken voor Dive Friends Bonaire. Jij zorgt er voor dat het personeel het fijn vindt om voor ons te werken, dit doe je door de bedrijfscultuur en het HR-beleid te managen en te zorgen voor een voldoende bezetting op alle fronten.

Profiel

Je vindt het een leuke uitdaging om het HR-systeem op te zetten op een manier die past bij Dive Friends Bonaire nu, en in de toekomst. Je weet precies hoe mensen te motiveren en hoe je de bewegingen van het bedrijf kan vertalen naar doelstellingen. Deze doelstellingen kan je concreet maken in competenties en je weet dit te linken naar de ontwikkeling van managers en werknemers.

Jij bent de verbinder tussen het managementteam op strategisch vlak en het personeel op de vloer. Door je sterke communicatieve vaardigheden spreek je de taal van alle medewerkers en wek je vertrouwen bij je collega’s op alle niveaus.

Dive Friends Bonaire heeft grote ambities en verwacht dat ook van jou. Jij hebt de ambitie om de organisatie naar een hoger level te brengen en begrijpt goed wat hiervoor nodig is.

Uiteraard moet je bereid zijn om op Bonaire te wonen en te werken. Jij bent niet bang voor een uitdaging en ziet het werken op slippers wel zitten!

Taken

  • Je bent verantwoordelijk voor de vertaling van het strategisch beleid naar het beleid van alle lagen binnen de organisatie;
  • Je stelt contracten op voor werknemers;
  • Je geeft advies over ziekteverzuim, arbeidsvoorwaarden & -omstandigheden, recruitment en ontwikkeling;
  • Je houdt de trends & ontwikkelingen binnen de branche in de gaten en speelt hierop in;
  • Je onderhoudt contact met verschillende stakeholders, denk hierbij aan immigratie, burgerzaken, arbo etc.;
  • Je maakt vacatures en stelt functieomschrijvingen op;
  • Je bent een sparringpartner voor de directeur en managers.

Jij hebt minimaal

  • HBO/WO werk- en denkniveau;
  • Een afgeronde HR-opleiding of aantoonbare ervaring in een soortgelijke functie;
  • Goede schriftelijke en mondelinge communicatievaardigheden, in zowel Nederlands als in het Engels. Papiamento is een pre;
  • Flexibele houding & stressbestendig;
  • Geldig rijbewijs.

Wat kan je van ons verwachten

  • Een full-time contract (32 – 40 uur);
  • De mogelijkheid om te duiken en/of hiervoor opgeleid te worden
  • Een marktconform salaris;
  • Verschillende personeelsdeals op Bonaire;
  • Een gezellig team dat op je wacht.

 

Dive retail / Sales

Dive Friends Bonaire Dive Retail is looking for an experienced sales person who has the skills to be in a supporting role and can work independent as well as in a team.

Dive Friends is a retail dealer who organizes the import, distribution, purchases and sales for all Dive Friends locations. We also supply other dive centers with dive equipment and accessories on Bonaire and work closely together with some on island suppliers.

This role is full time, 40 hours over 5 days a week.

What we are looking for someone with:

  • Administration skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding of a retail business
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a commercial setting (sales experience)
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Valid drivers’ licence
  • Preferably PADI OWSI or higher

Dive Friends Bonaire is committed to equal opportunities and it welcomes applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements of the job.

PADI Divemaster

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated divemaster to join our team who can start as soon as possible. Newly certified Divemasters and couples are welcome to apply. Due to immigration rules on the island, there is a preference for Divemasters with a Dutch or US passport.

We are looking for Divemasters who are willing to commit for a longer period of time.

Your duties and responsibilities will include all functions of a busy dive center, such as:

  • Guiding dives from shore and boat
  • Organizing Marine Park orientations
  • Checking In and checking out of guests
  • Customer service
  • Filling tanks and driving them between locations
  • Front desk admin and cashier
  • Equipment sales
  • Site maintenance, repair & cleaning
  • Equipment maintenance & repair

Requirements: 

  • PADI Divemaster (or higher), renewed 
  • Fluent in English (Spanish, Dutch and/or German are a plus) 
  • Dutch or US passport 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office and computers in general 
  • Excellent customer service 

The following skills are helpful but not required: 

  • Boat captain experience 

If you are interested in working on Bonaire and would like to be part of our team,
please send an e-mail with your CV and cover letter to info@divefriendsbonaire.com

Location Manager

As location manager, you will work together with the other location managers and the General Manager to give our customers the best experience. You will be responsible for the day to day running of your location. Communication between you and the team is important but you also stay in contact with the resort/hotel where you are based.

You will need to be self-motivated and be able to work independent as well as in a team. We are looking for someone who could fill a long-term position.

Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • PADI instructor in active teaching status
  • Computer skills
  • Fluent in English (other languages are a plus)
  • Our preference will go to someone with already living on Bonaire or a Dutch or American passport
  • Valid driver’s license
  • At least a year experience in a similar position

The following skills are helpful but not required:

  • Able to speak in one or more of the following languages:
    – Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese.
Retail manager

RETAIL MANAGER

Are you a driven Retail Manager looking for a new challenge? Do you like to motivate, inspire, and empower your team members to achieve the best results together? Do you have a good attitude, and eye for details and have affinity with diving? Then we would like to meet you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic Retail Manager (40 hours per week).

As part of the retail team you (total of 14 team members), will be responsible for the wholesale department, inventory and sales company wide.  You will report directly to the director of Dive Friends Bonaire.

Profile

You enjoy the challenge of managing the Dive Friends Bonaire retail department. You know exactly how to motivate people and how to translate company movements into objectives for your staff. You have excellent communication skills and experience in people management. Together with 14 employees in the retail division you strive to the best service for all customers, leisure or business.

You are excellent in organizing and planning your activities in order to complete tasks and are capable of reorganize previous tasks when new priorities come to light. You are full of energy in creating new ideas, eager to learn and develop, and find it no problem to change plans based on experienced results.

You have the ambition to bring the organization to a higher level and you understand what is needed for this.

Of course, you must be prepared to live and work on Bonaire. You are not afraid of a challenge and enjoy working on flipflops.

Tasks:

  • You are responsible for all purchases within the company against the right price and conditions.
  • You are responsible for inventory management; you have to make sure that all inventory is up to date at all locations.
  • You are responsible for the order processing, logistics and customer service.
  • You are responsible for the various periodic reports, and responsible for administrative work in collaboration with our accountant.
  • You maintain contact with various stakeholders, such vendors, customs, shipping companies.
  • You are constantly engaged in optimization of the retail division; stock management, purchasing management, and other processes
  • You continuously keep an eye on trends & developments within the branch and you respond to them

Requirements

  • A completed business management education
  • At least 1 year of work experience in a similar position
  • Analytical
  • Work structured, accurate and efficient.
  • Good English language, in both written and verbal

(A 2nd language is a plus)

  • Experience with a retail stock and cash register system

(or you easily learn new systems)

  • Great ability in problem solving
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Valid driver’s license

Dive Friends Bonaire

Dive Friends Bonaire is a PADI 5 star dive center.  We have 8 dive locations and 4 retail stores. Among our dive shop, we are a retail dealer who imports and distributes purchases and sales for all Dive Friends shops and retail shops. In addition, we supply other dive centers with dive equipment and accessories on Bonaire and work closely with some on island suppliers. Dive Friends Bonaire has great ambitions and expects the same from you.

What can you expect from us

  • A full-time contract (40 hours)
  • The opportunity to dive and/or be trained to do so
  • A competitive salary
  • Various personnel deals on Bonaire
  • A friendly team waiting for you
PADI Instructor

Dive Instructor

Do you want to be part of a fast growing and successful dive shop? Are you a passionate Dive Instructor, hardworking, and willing to commit for a longer period of time? We are looking for you!

For our organization we are looking for a Dive Instructor (40 hrs a week).
Dive Friends Bonaire is a large dive shop on Bonaire, but with 9 different, intimate locations it gives the feel of a small dive shop.  As a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center we train divers from beginners to professionals.
Together we are committed to create the perfect experience for all our divers.

As a Dive Instructor you will be co-responsible for daily operational tasks within the dive shop.  You make sure your tasks, get completed correctly. Whether it is teaching a course, guiding dives, administrative or shop attending.

Profile

You are a certified, renewed Dive Instructor who enjoys teaching courses and takes responsibility over your tasks. You have good communication skills, and you know how to communicate with divers, above and under water.

Besides all of this you have a positive attitude. You know how to find and show your customers marine life and you are able to conduct all of this within PADI and Dive Friends Bonaire standards.

 Ther will be a wide variety of tasks over the week: one day you will teach a dive course or might be filling tanks while the next day you might be guiding a dive or be working at the front desk at one of our shops.

And last but not least: you are not afraid of a challenge and are ready to explore Divers Paradise!

Tasks
Depending on your schedule:

  • You conduct check-ins and check-outs in the dive shops;
  • You teach courses from Bubblemakers to Divemasters;
  • You provide tanks for the other locations (filling and delivery);
  • You make sure the shop looks clean & neat;
  • You conduct dive orientations & briefings;
  • You keep track of the necessary administrative tasks for all the activities; mentioned above.

 

You at least have:

  • Completed your PADI OWSI (or higher)
  • Renewed your credentials
  • a flexible working attitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English.

Other languages are a plus

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and computers in general 
  • Valid drivers license

Due to immigration rules on Bonaire, we are looking for Bonaire citizens or Dive Instructors with a Dutch or American passport.

If you have another nationality, please read immigration requirements before applying.

What can you expect from us:

  • A 1-year contract (40 hours per week) with possibility to extend
  • The possibility to dive and/or to continue your dive education
  • A competitive salary
  • Several staff deals on Bonaire
  • A friendly team waiting for you

Not yet certified as a Dive Instructor but striving to become one? Send us an e-mail for more information about our IDC (Instructor Development Course) program!

If you are interested in working on Bonaire and would like to be part of our team,
please send an e-mail with your CV and cover letter to info@divefriendsbonaire.com

If you are interested in working on Bonaire and would like to be part of our team,
please send an e-mail with your CV and cover letter to info@divefriendsbonaire.com