LOL...whoa there Amanda. What I wrote is that it is NOT unskilled labor:
"basically most of the non-skilled labor jobs or guiding/tourism work (as I hate to put divemaster in non-skilled labor!) "
Reading the above, you will see that I placed guiding/tourism, and specifically divemaster outside of the 'unskilled labor' catagory.
Whitewater (as in the 'MJ' half now posting under my new handle as Justine won't let me use hers anymore :
HAS taken a divemaster course. I've been a professional working divemaster on instructor for a number of years on diveboats and other places.
I totally agree with you that divemaster is a skilled position that takes a very capable, knowledgable person to do it correctly.
All that aside, Simon is as usual correct and to the point, in that you need a guide lisence in Belize.