The ocean holds so many wonders that it catches some of us by the leg and doesn’t let go. If this is you and you dream of exploring under the water everyday as a career, there are plenty of career options, some of which even pay a hefty amount. Here are just some careers you can explore.
Pearl Diver - This is the person that dives down and collects pearls from clams. The average diver in Australia can earn over $1300 each day.
Oil and Gas Diver - You may not be as excited about working with pipes, oil rigs, and welding, but when combined with diving, it can take on a new level of excitement and challenge. You can easily earn $80,000 per year in this job.
Research - Many universities and conservation agencies will need someone that is a certified diver to conduct research on the life of the sea. The pay won’t be anything to brag about, but the reward of enjoying your job will be. Plus you never know, you may be the first one to discover a new species.
Treasure Hunter - Clearly, the pay for this job is not consistent and purely matters on what you are able to find, but it can serve as a fun hobby.
Photographer - You can photograph the sea life or underwater models. Either will give you variety and a change and you will face and overcome new challenges each day since water does not make things easy.
Instructor - This may be a good starting point. Become a certified instructor and teach for a while to build up experience. Eventually, you may want branch out as a tour guide. If you are someone that knows the rules, you will be valuable in the eyes of future employers.
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