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Interesting aquatic life

Research our underwater life and help us spread awareness of its beauty

Protect the sea

Join us in our project to achieve marine protection

Be part of our team!

Work together with our young, international and motivated team on Crete!

Vacancy for Marine Biologist and Dive Guide on Crete

We need a passionate Marine Biologist to:

  • Guide certified divers on fundives.
  • Give marine biology presentations and courses to guests and staff.
  • Carry out data collection during the season.
DURATION: April/May - September 2024 with a possible extension to 2025.


We offer excellent training for a reduced price followed by a paid position including accommodation, salary and health insurance. 

Dive2gether is:

  • A 5 star PADI Dive Resort
  • A Marine Field Station, in cooperation with MareMundi 
  • Awarded the PADI Green Star
  • Run by a young, international crew

For more information on this position, please take a look at the tabs on the right.



Goals of the Marine Project

Our company

Dive2gether is a high quality diving school, a PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort in the sunny village of Plakias, Crete, Greece. The key to our success lies in educating and training our staff to offer a high quality, personal approach, resulting in an extremely high percentage of returning guests. Our team is young, international, energetic and highly motivated, always striving to satisfy our guests and to make every day a success. Our diving and snorkelling guests are international. Although the largest part of our guests are either German or Dutch-speaking our company language is English.


Marine Research, Education and Protection

In 2016 Dive2gether begun its cooperation with Mare-Mundi, and created the Dive2gether Marine Field Station.
Mare-Mundi is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by Professor Robert Hofrichter, Mare-Mundi has as its main goal to protect the Mediterranean for future generations, through its three pillars; research, education and protection.

More than just an eco-minded diving school Dive2gether has grown to be a marine centre for outreach and education where recreational divers and snorkelers are able to learn about the wonders of the aquatic world and its need for protection. Our guests can sign up to take part in research courses and programs contributing to our goals of creating local and international awareness while collecting long term data in the area in Plakias. Universities and High Schools are welcomed for Marine Biology Excursions.

Sea Grass Restoration Project
In 2022 the Dive2gether Marine Field Station was awarded the "Hans and Lotte Haas" prize by the Haus des Meeres (Vienna, Austria) for its Posidonia oceanica restoration project, led by our Marine Biologist Martina Holzknecht. This Citizen Science project aims to restore degraded Neptune grass meadows and raise awareness for these crucial ecosystems. This is done by planting drifting seagrass fragments that were naturally uprooted onto specially made Geo-mats. By planting these fragments it increases the possibility of growth. As the oceans produce between 70-80% of the world's oxygen, projects such as this are incredibly important to slow climate change. A healthy square meter of Posidonia oceanica seagrass actually produces 20 liters of oxygen per day, which is only one of many important functions of this ecosystem!


Plakias and its surroundings

The waters of Plakias offer a unique and diverse underwater landscape with caverns, gorges, steep walls and sudden drops. Thanks to the dominant off-land winds the water is crystal clear with an average visibility of 30+ meters. 

Throughout the years the amount of underwater life has decreased mainly due to unsustainable fishing practices. We believe that without action harmful damage could be done and therefore we need to take action now. In order to achieve sustainable protection, we first need to raise awareness, educate our team, guests and the locals, and collect enough data to show what is happening, which is what we need your help with!


Marine Biologist and Dive Guide Details

We are looking for a talented and passionate Marine Biologist who will be trained to contribute to our research programs and run the daily activities of the Dive2gether Marine field station. As a Biologist you will be trained by our Marine Biologist on location. 

At the same time, you will be part of our dynamic crew, offering high quality PADI diving and snorkelling activities. In order to do this, you will need to be a PADI Divemaster and independent working dive guide. If you are not yet at this level, then we offer a highly discounted price for your diver training. 


Duration: April/May - September 2024 (with a possible extension)


Your tasks:

Marine research project:

  • Collection and maintenance of our long term data
  • Running the daily operations of our marine biology department
  • Participating in our Posidonia oceanica restoration project
  • Educating the Dive2gether Crew members about the marine life
  • Preparing nature-educational manuscripts
  • Holding regular presentations for guests and locals about the underwater world of Plakias
  • Contributing to developing specialized courses and activities relating to marine life


  • Supervising and guiding certified divers on fun dives and marine biology activities
  • Running snorkelling trips and courses
  • Cleaning, preparing and organising diving and snorkelling gear
  • Selling diving activities, courses, and equipment
  • Participating in social evening programs organised by the diving school

Your profile:

  • EU citizen (unfortunately it's too difficult to get a work permit for non-EU citizens)
  • Fluent in English + German or French (written and spoken).
  • Hold a Bachelor degree (or higher) in Marine Biology
  • Previous diving experience
  • Team-player
  • Passionate about the underwater world
  • Communicative, friendly, and positive attitude
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international setting

Not obliged, but a plus:

  • Diving and/or Research experience in the Mediterranean Sea
  • European driving license B, comfortable to drive a mini-van (9 seater) with customers
  • PADI Divemaster or Instructor certification
  • Work experience at a diving center
  • Experience with photography/videography
  • Experience with Blogging/Social Media 
  • Experience with Desktop Design programs like Adobe Creative Suite

We offer:

  • Gaining knowledge about the fauna and flora of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea with a hands on approach
  • Dive training up to PADI Divemaster and/or PADI Instructor at a discounted price.
  • Sales and communication training
  • A fixed monthly salary
  • Employee discounts on diving gear purchase and service
  • Social security and health insurance
  • Good accommodation
  • And, most importantly: the chance to make a difference!

Are you interested?

Please apply now by sending us the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV, including date of birth as well as info on diving experience
  • Recent photo
  • References

As our company language is English, please send your application (including all the above documents) in English to: crete"at"dive2gether.com

Marine Biologist

Key Information
EU citizens ONLY

Period: April/May 
- September 2024 (extension possible)
Location: Plakias, Crete, Greece 

Dive2gether Underwater Life Video