Captain | Engineer | Mate* | Hostess* | Deckhand | Divemaster* | Chef 

* Immediate Position Available


Are you an experienced dive boat Captain interested in working in Baja California, Mexico? We run some of the hottest big animal diving trips in the world including great white sharks at Guadalupe Island and giant mantas, dolphins and 10 kinds of sharks at Socorro Island. Safety is #1 on our ships followed closely by a commitment to excellence in guest services. We operate a 272 GRT 116 foot ship and are staffing up as our new 490 GRT 140 footer goes into service in March. Our ships are top notch SOLAS standard with full ISM, GMDSS and ISPS certification. Minimum requirements : 500 ton SCTW near coastal Master certification as well as current medical, SSO and GOC and advance marine first aid cert's. Scheduled rotations. Travel allowance. Top wages for this industry. Ship handling and decision making on running safe dive operations are a must but it's equally important that you can convince us of your buy in to standardized policies, processes and procedures and are comfortable managing a crew of 10.

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Do you have natural mechanical aptitude? Are you curious about all things mechanical? Does the idea of working on a large liveaboard diveboat in Baja California, Mexico appeal to you? We are looking for self-starter engineering types who can deliver measurable results including clean and organized mechanical spaces and paperwork. Our trips are 6 - 12 days at sea and you must have the self-confidence to be able to either fix problems or search online for answers or reach out to other staff in the company. Not being able to pump air for our divers is not an option for example. Nor is skipping required maintenance checklist items. This is a terrific opportunity for a keen younger person who wants to make a reputation for themself as they works their way up in the industry. It's a really nice team - family - onboard. This job is well suited to someone interested in working on smaller ships. One of our vessels is 272 GRT and the other ship is 490 GRT built to SOLAS standards. Minimum requirements SCTC qualifications. MC 4 ok. Current medical and advanced marine first aid. Ideal candidate will be familiar with scuba diving and comfortable operating 25 foot RHiBs..

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Mate - Immediate

Current Opening for a keen, enthusiastic, smart and hard working mate to work on our beautiful dive boats. Please reread the preceding sentence! Working as a mate on a liveaboard dive boat is not an easy job. You need to be diligent in your work. Keen to learn. Disciplined. The days are long and you will have to work hard. It's vital that you buy in to standardized policies, processes and procedures. The upside is that you will experience some of the most beautiful and impressive big animal diving in the world. We operate a 272 GRT 116 foot ship and a new 490 GRT 140 footer operating in the beautiful blue water off Baja California, Mexico. Minimum requirements 500 ton SCTW mate certification as well as current medical, SSO and GOC and advanced marine first aid cert's. Scheduled rotations. Travel allowance. Top wages for this industry. Opportunity to move up to Captain position.

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Hostess - Immediate

Excellence in guest services is a cornerstone of our business and the successful candidate must be truly sincere in wanting to look after our guests. Being nice and friendly simply to get good tips is not good enough on this ship. Being a neat freak will help!! The wage for this position is likely the very best in the dive industry and this is a great opportunity for someone who likes being at sea and loves diving. You must be a strong team player with a cheerful and caring personality or you are wasting our time applying for this position.

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This is a great way to get started, build your seatime and show us your stuff. Job duties will involve a variety of basic shipboard duties. A training allowance will be available to the right candidate.

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Divemaster - Immediate

We are seeking "true professional" Divemasters who have been in the business for a while and are charismatic, very experienced divers with an intuitive sense of how to look after people and how to keep things safe. We have an absolute, rock-solid commitment to excellence and that has to be a natural part of your nature as well. Multi-lingual candidates with business or hospitality experience will be favoured as will an interest in biology/zoology/natural history, skiff driving experience and familiarity with compressor operations. This is likely the best paid divemaster position in the industry. 

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We want someone who is passionate about food. As a chef you are responsible for cooking four meals a day (a continental pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner) and preparing a snack. You must be able to buy and portion food for multi-day trips, and keep the pantry and galley kitchen organized. Previous food-service and kitchen experience is essential. You must be a hard-worker and a strong team player with a cheerful and caring personality

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Employment opportunity and crew jobs on a liveaboard dive yacht

If you are interested in employment opportunities and/or job on a liveaboard dive yacht like the Nautilus Explorer and seeing incredible sights firsthand like the great white sharks of Guadalupe Island, Mexico or the giant mantas, dolphins and sharks of Socorro/Revillagigedos, please e-mail your resume to: hire@nautiluscareers.com.

The Nautilus Explorer operates with a captain, 2nd captain/mate, senior/junior engineers, divemasters, deckhand, a chef and 2 hostesses. Staff are expected to multi-task.  12 hour duty days are normal and you can expect that some days will be longer and flexibility will be required. Our standards are extremely high and we look for potential crewmembers who are "self-starters" and "buy into" our commitment to excellence in guest services. You must be able to fit in with close working and living conditions. Being a team player is essential and you must be prepared to work through any bouts of seasickness.  The rewards are numerous including a lot of satisfaction and gratification, loads of laughs, "North American" wages and gratuities that are usually very generous.

We have the only diveboat in the world custom designed and built with a SOLAS passenger safety certificate, International Loadline certificate, GMDSS radios for worldwide operations and unrestricted ISM and Safety Management System certification. We do a lot more than just pay lip service to "safety". Our staff turnover is very low but we encourage interested candidates to contact us - "you never know"!!!

Other positions

We are always interested in chatting with potential candidates. Other applications will be considered and carefully reviewed. Potential employees will be required to submit references. We are required by the International ISPS regulations to conduct background checks on new employees. We have zero tolerance for illegal narcotics and have a strict alcohol policy allowing a maximum of 2 drinks per crewmember under contract only when the vessel is not underway and diving ops are completed for the day. All crewmembers are required to have a current passport.