Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Re: Making a living as a liveaboard
Divemasters don't pay well. Here in the Philippines they typically get about $2 per person/dive and only usually do 3 dives per day. Nite dives pay more but usually got to senior staff. I think the most divers they can dive with is 6. Most I know here live like backpackers, if that suits you.
Good dive masters at good dive shop's and resorts make a decent living. Club Med in Eluthra pay's wee bit more than 12 dollars a dive, and tip's add up. I made 30 buck's adive in Belize 20 years ago and made 20 bucks a dive in tips. I did at least 2 dives a day no less than 4 day's a week. Lived on my boat for free.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"