SNUBA SXM needs co-workers (Collegas gezocht)

SNUBA SXM is looking for a few enthusiastic divers and a captain for the next season. We are looking for the following:

1 Captain – Responsible for driving/maintenance of our boat, obviously, but also part of the team. – Start date flexible, anywhere between now and November 1st. The captain position is primarily for the season, but if we click and we are all happy, it will be a permanent position.

1 or 2 Divers – Minimum PADI Rescue Diver Certified. SNUBA Training will be provided. You will mainly be taking out Cruise Ship and Hotel guests for SNUBA experiences. Start Date second week of November for SNUBA Training, then December 1st, for work.

1 or 2 Divers for 6 month internships – Minimum Open Water certified. Check our site for Internship options. Start Date December 16th.

All functions are flexible, meaning apart from your primary responsibilities, you will also be expected to work as a team and for the team.

We expect timeliness as we work on schedule with cruise ships. We are also very keen on our team being non-smokers and to be in good health and spirits as this reflects on our company.

Additional Dive Training may be requested and provided as part of your benefits, depending on timing and your accomplishments within the team.

We are looking primarily for Dutch people and/or locals/legals on the island of Sint Maarten, NorthEastern Caribbean. Fluent in English language is a must.

Contact us for more info/ to set up an appointment for an (online or live) meeting. — Mich

Pictures posted

All pictures up to August 23rd are now available online. 🙂

We are also still looking for a captain and SNUBA guide, starting November 1st, for our awesome operation. contact us by email (info@snubasxm.com) or on FaceBook.

 

SNUBA GUIDE NEEDED

Looking for Enthusiastic SNUBA Guide for SNUBA SXM.

if you are at least 21 years old, speak English and a second Language, are a Rescue Diver and are good with guests….. you might qualify.

We need someone legal on the Dutch Side of Sint Maarten, so Dutch or local, who is punctual and great to work with.

We offer regular work in a nice dynamic team. Salary and tips are not bad at all.

Resume can be send to us or find us on facebook and chat with us there.

 

First Post Irma Tours were GREAT!

On January 2, 2018 we finally went out with our brand new boat and for the first time in 3 months, 3 weeks, 1 day and some change, we enjoyed SNUBA with a two great groups of people. The boat behaved nicely and we hadn’t forgotten our diving and entertaining skills yet. What an awesome day we had! And although the Hurricanes have handed devastating blows to everything above and under water, we can see everything restoring nicely.  Keep finding us…. things will be better and better.

Next stop would be the rebuild of our platform. I have decided to make it nearly identical to the one we had before, but this time it will be only a foot and a bit above the surface, instead of 4 feet. It is going to take a while before that is realized because we do still need to climb out the hole, but we should get there somewhere in the next feet months.

Do you want to help? We accept PayPal donations! For donations of 50$ or more, you will get a unique shirt… $75 or more will get your name somewhere on our new platform or boat.
You can donate right here (even if you have no PayPal account. PayPal will take you to a page where you have options)

See you all next post!

Mich

Boat back in the water! — More to do

Yesterday FINALLY… our boat went back in the water. At 4pm, she was lowered from the lift and we pulled it out a little further before starting the engine for testing.

No water came into the hull, so the repairs were done right. Even this morning a quick check confirmed this. No water in the hull… whooohooow.

The engine started fine too and ran fine. Water came out of the exhaust within a few seconds, so the engine worries are over.

Unfortunately, the transmission now revealed a problem. It was scraping….so this has to be taken apart now and probably will cost a penny or two again. (this sh*t does never seem to stop.

Result is obviously–> we can still not drive the boat.

Hopefully I get to the bottom of this new problem by the end of this week so I can order the necessary  parts 🙁

In the mean time Eva and Bert will be working on the inside. Benches and top rail need to be prepped, repaired and made ready for Poly-Urethane paint and The deck likewise…. And then….still the bimini-frame to be done.

All repairs done and to be done have been made possible by people who love SNUBA SXM who donated a little or a lot..

Do you want to help? We accept PayPal donations! For donations of 50$ or more, you will get a unique shirt… $75 or more will get your name somewhere on our new platform/boat (plus the shirt) and $100 and more, you also get a voucher for SNUBA for two when you are next on island. (and the shirt and the name on the platform)

You can donate right here (even if you have no PayPal account. PayPal will take you to a page where you have options)


We will keep you posted each week with our progress.
Thank you much!!!

Rebuilding in full speed

After taking care of the house situation, and after we stopped crying in our beers, the SNUBA SXM team has started making progress with the rebuild. The first problem to tackle, was un-seizing the boat engine. Because we could not remove the boat from the boat lift immediately after Hurricane Irma (there was no electricity to the lift), Hurricane Maria took the boat of the lift for us and deposited it into the marina. Unfortunately she made water. She can’t sink, but the engine was half way under water. It took us 2 and a half weeks, many hours, lots of lube, blood, sweat and tears, to get ANY movement in the engine after the boat was put in the yard. But, on October 2nd, the mix of 50/50 Acetone-ATF, finally resulted in the pistons breaking free by manually manipulating the flywheel with a screwdriver. Since then we have been able to spin the engine multiple times a day using the battery and a new starter, that was given to us by our friend Sam.

This, obviously gave us an enormous amount of energy and the hope is now  by this Friday, to have a working engine again so we do not have to worry about that anymore and we can move on to making the boat better than it was before the storm. This is what still needs to be done:

  1. Replace oil and oil filter
  2. Check / Rebuild transmission
  3. Replace / Rebuild leaking Steering Ram
  4. Rewire / Replace electrical wire harness
  5. Replace bilge pumps and switches
  6. Rebuild console
  7. Repair and recoat hull below the waterline (yard job)
  8. Repair and recoat the rest of the hull outside
  9. Repair transom
  10. Repair and repaint the deck
  11. Put new cleats on the boat
  12. Repair / Replace huge parts of the bimini framework
  13. Replacing all Navigation lights
  14. Making and adding Splash deflectors to the bow and adding splash guards to the console
  15. Installing Audio.
  16. Reestablish mooring in Little Bay

When this is all done, at least we will be back in operations and we will start rebuilding our platform. We hope 1-16 will be done by November 10th and the platform by the end of December.

With this, I would like to thank our friends, family and caring former guests for your donations so far. It is great to see how many people care for our little company.

Do you want to help? We accept PayPal donations! For donations of 50$ or more, you will get a unique shirt… $75 or more will get your name somewhere on our new platform (plus the shirt) and $100 and more, you also get a voucher for SNUBA for two when you are next on island. (and the shirt and the name on the platform)
You can donate right here (even if you have no PayPal account. PayPal will take you to a page where you have options)

We will keep you posted each week with our progress.

Thank you much!!!

Mich

 

Hurricane Irma

And here she is… Right over our little island. Hurricane Irma, a hurricane of category 5, completely shut us down. Of course she had a little bit of help from the gutless looters who took materials that were spared by her.

So… SNUBA SXM needs to be rebuild from scratch. But, we will and we intend to do it soon. We are working hard to find resources to build a new platform, get new equipment and find some sort of boat.

Do you want to help? We accept PayPal donations! For donations of 50$ or more, you will get a unique shirt… $75 or more will get your name somewhere on our new platform (plus the shirt) and $100 and more, you also get a voucher for SNUBA for two when you are next on island. (and the shirt and the name on the platform)

You can donate right here (even if you have no PayPal account. PayPal will take you to a page where you have options)

 

Great Stuff. We hope you are part of the rebuild.

 

Warmest regards,

 

Team SNUBA SXM

 

Overherfsteren in de tropen?

Wie wil er een paar maandjes naar Sint Maarten komen. Als je al rescue diver bent helpt dat, maar Open Water Duikers worden ook gewaardeerd.

Geen rokers. Wij zoeken per direct een of twee mensen tussen de 20 en 35 jaar die voor een paar maandjes komen rondhangen en helpen met ons bedrijfje. Je verblijft in een twee kamer apartement dat door ons is gehuurd. Wij leiden je verder op, terwijl je meedraait met ons.

Het is helemaal niet super druk in deze tijd, dus het is geen zware opgave. Je zult onder meer:

  • Veel SNUBA duiken met onze gasten, na opleiding tot guide.
  • Tanks vullen/sjouwen.
  • Meehelpen in onderhoud duikspullen, platform en boot.
  • Fotoos maken onder water, deze door een serie filers halen en online zetten

Je kunt als DiveMaster vertrekken of als SNUBA Guide. Ligt aan je instroomnivo.

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