Can scuba diving bring you enough income for a living?

Can scuba diving bring you enough income for a living?

Can professional diving provide you a comfortable life?

Having a hobby is a great thing. But turning a hobby into a well-paying job is a better option. Scuba diving is one of the hobbies which certainly can bring you enough income for a living. Almost any hobby can become a real job. Just name it – writing, photographing, painting, fishing… Scuba diving falls on that awesome list but in the first place.

Have you ever scuba-dived before? Is scuba diving your hobby? Are you the type of person that can’t imagine life without exploring the vastness of the deep ocean waters? If your answer is yes, keep on reading the article. There are many ways on how to turn your scuba diving hobby into a professional career.

Before proceeding, there are certain types of diving risks that should be mentioned. Those risks include; decompression sickness, arterial air embolism, nitrogen narcosis, and worst of all drowning. Thus, always take professional advice before making any steps. With the proper training, all these risks can prevent them from happening. Or at least their chance of occurring can reduce to a minimum.

Scuba diving treasure hunt

For this type of job, you don’t have to become certified through a renowned organization. You can start whenever you want and do it for as long as you want. You need an underwater metal detector to search with. Or one neodymium magnet. Do not rejoice ahead of time because more than 90% of everything you find will be a scrap metal. Searching tools can lead you to some lost valuable objects and artifacts of great historical importance. Some people even manage to earn a living. Only by collecting went-astray golf balls from the bottoms of rivers neighboring golf courses and fields. It may sound strange, but it’s a verifiable fact.

Make a living as a military diver

We have to mention that this type of job, like many other scuba diving jobs. It doesn’t include full board accommodation in the warm Caribbean waters. On the contrary, you will most often have to dive in the dark, cold and unrelenting water. But first of all, you’ll have to meet the requirements, which only a few from a three dozen do. Then you’ll have to pass the back-breaking training. And, only after that would you’re allowed to start working. There are so many types of things that military divers do. From ship maintenance underwater to search for missing bodies in turbid rivers.

US military divers
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor M. Smith

Make money by diving in water park aquariums

This type of job doesn’t require any military training. It’s a peaceful and pleasant job. Here you can work as an entertainer surrounded by many kinds of marine fish. Performing in a glass aquarium in front of an audience. Sometimes the water parks’ owners even ask the scuba divers to dress as mermaids; and thus, entertain the younger population. To many, this is an easy job. Super fun both for divers and spectators.

Earn as a science and research diver 

Have you ever wished to go so deep into the ocean where hardly anyone dares to go? Have you ever wished to explore something as important as the sinking of the RMS Titanic? If you have, then this is the type of job you’re looking for. Research centers, including colleges, sponsored agencies, and universities. Do a variety of fieldwork in the ocean waters. From taking pictures to finding wrecks and exploring historical events.

Commercial diving is a great source of income

Commercial scuba diving is a very recognized thing nowadays. Besides, this type of scuba diving is encompassing many areas where a scuba diver could work. It’s true that commercial divers usually work offshore for oil and gas companies. But they can also work in construction, engineering, photography, exploration, and even underwater welding.  Even so, the annual salary of scuba divers ranges from $34.000 to $120.00 – depending on the experience the scuba diver has.

scuba diving partners

Can scuba diving bring you enough income for a living and be a real job for you? The answer is yes, it certainly can.

Thanks for reading!


Scuba diver and travel enthusiast

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