Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.


Bursaries for 2023 will be advertised from mid 2022 onwards and will close on 31 October 2022. In the meantime, interested candidates in marine careers (Navigation Officer and Engineer Officer) are welcome to explore tertiary learning opportunities (aligned to the requirements of the International Maritime Organisations’ (IMO) Convention governing the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 (STCW78), as amended by the Conference in Manila in 2010) with tertiary education institutions to ensure they meet their requirements and application dates for studies.


Expiry Date: 3 July 2015

As the world leader in marine diamond mining, we take pride in employing cutting-edge technology and exceptional people skills. Aligned to our development approach, we offer development opportunities to deserving internal applicants who meet the requirements to progress their career in alignment with company strategies.

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