One Of 11 Contestants Chosen For World’s Best Job!

contest, scuba diving, World's Best Job, best diving job, scuba careerHow does one hear about these kinds of contests?? Like I have a chance! Here’s what is …. The winner will be paid $129,000 (CDN) to be the caretaker of a property on the island of Hamilton in the Great Barrier Reef for just six months. But you’ll also be ‘forced’ to go scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, hiking, picnicking and check the facilities at 25 of the island’s resorts by dune buggy, before blogging about your workday for the world to see.If you’re looking to score the best job in the world, your chances just got even slimmer. Sorry.

An Australian tourist ministry has chosen one of its 11 final candidates for a gig that sounds like a dream.

The winner will be paid $129,000 (CDN) to be the caretaker of a property on the island of Hamilton in the Great Barrier Reef for just six months.

Clare Wang, who enjoys sky-diving and mountain-climbing, was named Wednesday. She works as an interpreter in Taiwan, but that could soon change.

The duties of the position include collecting the mail that arrives once a day by plane; cleaning the swimming pool – which already has its own filter so you won’t really have to do much – and feeding some of the 1,500 species of fish that live offshore.

But you’ll also be ‘forced’ to go scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, hiking, picnicking and check the facilities at 25 of the island’s resorts by dune buggy, before blogging about your workday for the world to see.

Transportation to and from the island is included and you’ll be staying in a swanky three bedroom, two bathroom home, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, a state of the art entertainment centre, air conditioning, laundry facilities and a deck with a view of paradise.

The winner will also be required to blog about his or her stay on the island.

Wang was the wild-card entry chosen by online voters.

Tourism Queensland will choose the other 10 finalists and announce the names early next month.

Also in the running: several contestants from Ontario.

Photo courtesy: Tourism Queensland

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2009-03-26T11:18:57+00:00