Can anyone join the Divemaster internships?
We accept all levels of diving certification and including those that have never dived before who want a new challenge are more than welcome. Age is no barrier to becoming a diving professional either. The minimum entry age is 18, as for the oldest, there is no restriction. We have had candidates “retraining” for their new career after they had retired from work at 54 years young and our most senior was 67!
How much work do I do in exchange for my Divemaster certification?
We are totally unique from all other Dive Centres. You will NOT be running around after customers, getting their equipment ready, carrying their tanks and generally being used as unpaid staff. We have had many years of experience in the diving industry, and running Dive Centres, and understand that it is not conducive to work 10 hours a day, 6 days a week in scorching heat, looking after others, whilst trying to learn to be a Professional Diver!
Another unique quality of our internships is we operate 5 days per week, so that gives you 2 days to absorb what you have learnt, get up to date on your reading, relax on the beach, or even go surfing!
But what about “on the job” experience?
We have that covered. As you progress and pass your various diving courses you will be given more and more Dive Centre tasks to complete under the guidance of your Instructor Team. This builds your confidence and allows you to experience what being a Divemaster is all about. In addition we are affiliated to several other Dive Centres and when the time is right, and all parties agree, you can complete experience days with them, if you want.
During your time with us you will learn to be a dive guide and teaching assistant. Also we teach you how to maintain the diving equipment and obviously lots and lots of diving !
How long have you been training Divemasters?
Our Master Instructor is the most experienced in the Canary Islands. He has been conducting Pro Scuba courses for over 17 years in Tenerife and been part of the training for 1,000’s of Divemasters and Instructors.
Throughout your internship our Scuba Instructor Team will be on hand to ensure you will have a great time and give you loads of assistance.
All diving is FREE for the whole duration you are with us some of our interns manage over 100 dives!
Joining our Team is also another Master Instructors, Staff Instructor’s and Divemaster’s, who are all there to ensure your Divemaster internship runs smoothly, and that you make the best of all of the opportunities that are presented to you.
Can I work with the Divemaster certification?
The majority of our Divemasters have gone on to use the qualification for employment in some form or for continuing their education. Some are now working Divemasters others continued on to be Instructors.
The Divemaster internship candidate places are limited, and on a first come, first served basis.
We run the internships all year round, however in the summer places are very limited due to our popularity.
Our facilities are truly 5 Star. With a large, modern open plan classroom, wet and dry areas and Projectors, screens, multiple large TV’s, absolutely everything you expect, so when we say 5 Star, its not just a title given by someone we actually provide it!!
And its not just about our enviable scuba facilities.
We have probably the best dive site in Tenerife just outside the front door.
Every Dive Centre in Tenerife travels to our House Reef, some every day, just to use what we have just a short walk from out Dive Centre.
There are crossovers for all levels of PADI, BSAC, SSAC, CMAS, FEDAS, SSI, NAUI, SAA, SCOT SAC etc, so just let us know what agency and what level you are and we will tell you the next level required or check our crossover table here.
English not your first language? No problem, we have had candidates on our internships from more than 50 countries (check our World of interns map).
The digital materials come in many languages, although you must have basic conversational English to start the internship. During your time with us your English will improve HUGELY and who knows you can teach us a few words of your language too.
To begin the internship you must be:
- 18 years old
- Be fit for diving
- Able to swim
- Ready for a life changing experience
- Have no pre-existing medical conditions that may render you unable to dive
What do you do during the Divemaster internship?
All the Divemaster internships are tailored to the individual to ensure you get the best out of your time with us, depending on your current level of diving certificate as to which courses you complete, as an example if you are non certified you will be doing the following;
- Open Water Course
- Advanced Open Water Course
- Rescue Diver Course
- Emergency First Responder Course (First Aid)
- Divemaster Course
- A minimum of 60 Dives
- Observing and assisting on dive courses, once certified
- Leading Dives, once certified
- Meeting new people and making new friends
Ready to take the first step………
If you know your current diving level, number of dives and are ready to select, you can see the options here