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Old 12-14-2012
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Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

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Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
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.
But Aaron,

They are not cruising jobs. You are stuck there. Maybe for years.
Where do you leave the boat when you ave a job at Club Med?

And don't try break in to commercial diving work... The local divers will have you straight into immigration.

So it's a long hard process to get accepted.

I was reading that the 1 year work permit paper for St Martin is $1,600! That's a lot of $12 dives!
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