Best Dive Job in the World 2014
Bali, Indonesia – June 1st 2014
Blue Season Bali wants 8 contestants to join them in Bali for a chance to win their dream job!
The “Best Dive Job” initiative is part of a major international marketing push which will focus upon promoting tourism opportunities in Indonesia and scuba diving opportunities provided by Blue Season Bali’s internship programs.
The ‘Best Dive Jobs in the World’ come with an attractive full-time employment and prize package worth $25,000 including training, equipment, and cost of living.
Each year PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructor) train over 1 million divers worldwide. Thoulsands of these divers are training to become professional dive guides and instructors. On average, youth travellers spend more than $3,500 in training and living costs over the course of their 2 months program to become a divemaster.
“The competition provides an excellent platform to entice more young people from around the world to become divers while on holiday, but also to before professional divers and find work, helping to fill many unfilled jobs across the globe, a key challenge for the industry.” – PADI Asia Pacific
“A few years ago I won “The Best Dive Job” – becoming a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor in Bali. Unfortunately for me, my time is up. But luckily for aspiring professional divers ‘The Best Dive Job’ is back. This time there’s not one, but 8 lucky candidates who will compete for the opportunity of a lifetime.” – Kenzo Kiren, Winner of the Best Dive Job 2010
Blue Season Bali is teaming up with industry and tourism partners in a new $50,000 campaign targeting the international youth market – a segment which last year contributed nearly 250 million dollar in tourism spending and a quarter of all Bali’s visitors.
At the heart of the campaign is a global competition which will unable 8 participants to compete while training to become certified PADI divemasters. The winner will receive further training to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a one year paid work contract with Blue Season Bali.
The competition will open on August 1, 2014 and will be hosted by Blue Season Bali in Sanur, Bali, one of the country’s most popular destinations amongst travellers.
The “Best Dive Jobs initiative is part of a major international marketing push which will focus upon promoting Indonesia’ pristine dive sites and marine life as seen by Blue Season Bali and its partners such as PADI, and other industry leaders.
The campaign will target aspiring professional divers 18 years of age and above with a particular focus on international markets including Australia, UK and Ireland, the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
The 8 winning candidates of the ‘Best Dive Job’ will each receive an attractive six week training package to become certified PADI Divemasters worth $5,000 including living costs.
Ultimately ONE lucky candidate will WIN the grand prize: A package which includes all training necessary to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer – free accommodation while in training, full set of equipment, teaching materials …and a full-time work contract with Blue Season Bali upon completion of the training program.
Blue Season Bali’s Director, Jon Cross said the competition provided an excellent platform to entice more young people from around the world to come to Bali to train and become professional divers.
“We’ve taken one of the most successful scuba diving contest in recent times – “Best Dive Job” – and made it bigger and better by coming up with a competition which represents the very best of our industry – our breath-taking scenery, our unique nature and wildlife, great food and, of course, our huge sense of Adventure,” Mr Cross said.
Kenzo Kiren added “Winning the best dive job has given me the skills and know-how to become a successful scuba diving instructor while traveling around the world”.
Mr Cross said the competition was expected to appeal to youth travellers’ sense of fun and adventure. “The youth market contributes more than a quarter of all Indonesia’s international arrivals. These are visitors who tend to stay longer, disperse widely and often come back again, with their families, later in their lives.”
The youth segment contributes more than $250 million annually in total tourism spending and delivers nearly 1.2 million (26%) of Bali’s international arrivals. On average, youth travellers spend $4,579 per trip in Indonesia .
Blue Season Bali has secured a number of key partners to support the campaign, including PADI, and other international and local partners.
How to Enter the competition?
Starting on August 1st 2014 until October 31st 2014, participants will have the opportunity to submit their video entries via our contest platform: Contest.BestDiveJob.com
Submissions will be no longer than 90 seconds video submitted on the theme of ‘Why I want to be a professional PADI dive instructor and WIN the Best Dive Job in the World.’ Participants are encouraged to demonstrate their keen sense of adventure, dive and travel experience, and their expertise with social media, marketing, photography and videography.
Once they have submitted their video, contestants will be expected to promote their entries to gain supporters and votes. Although public votes will be an important factor in the final decision, winning the confidence of the judges will certainly help in securing an invitation to compete for the Best Dive Job!