ZERO to Hero!
Our dive internship includes:
- All Diving Courses from beginner to Open Water Instructor (OWI)
- React Right Instructor
- 24 Weeks Accommodation
- Your own set of professional scuba diving equipment (Optional)
- All SSI Digital Materials
- All Certification Fees
- Unlimited Dives during dive internship (expect to log between 100 and 300 dives)
Take this awesome opportunity to become a Scuba diving Instructor whilst spending 6 months on the gorgeous island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Get qualified to certify new divers anywhere in the world with the PADI system. The SSI Instructor is the most sought after diving professional in 187 Countries!
Within days you will be diving some of the best dives sites in Europe and meeting our international groups of interns and instructors and start making friends for life.;
Scuba Instructor Internship:
Imagine getting up in the morning to glorious sunshine knowing you will spend most of the day underwater and with people who’s lives your about to change forever! That’s the day of a Scuba Instructor
Open Water Instructors are the most in-demand professionals in the scuba diving industry, and this internationally recognized qualification allows you to work in diving all over the world.
Our 6 month scuba Instructor internship trains you from beginner right through to Open Water Instructor, giving you all the training, skills and experience which you need along the way. You’ll get to log hundreds of dives, getting see a huge variety of aquatic life, wrecks, Sting Rays, Sharks and perhaps a few Dolphins.
Best of all, you’ll get to meet and work together with people from all over the world, and as your diving internship progresses you’ll become a valued member of the dive team, taking on responsibility, becoming an expert level diver, and have a great time in the process. This really is the adventure of a lifetime and will open up many exciting opportunities.
Our diving internship includes absolutely everything which you need to train through to scuba Instructor – scuba diving training, equipment, materials and accommodation. Let’s look at each in more detail:
Scuba Diving Courses: Open Water to SSI Instructor
The dive internship follows SSI’s scuba courses in sequence, building new diving skills and experience at each stage. Here are the steps:
1. Open Water Diver
First we’ll teach you the basics of scuba diving with training including scuba diving theory, shallow water skills and 4 open water dives exploring the best of our underwater world You’ll get certified to dive to 18M and develop scuba skills which are a foundation for everything to come.
2. Advanced Adventurer Diver
Next we make 5 more training dives to expand your scuba diving skills and experience into specialised areas of diving. This includes deep diving to a maximum depth of 30 meters, underwater navigation and options for night diving, photography, buoyancy control, search and recovery dives, wreck diving and more.
3. React Right (First Aid / CPR) and Stress & rescue Diver
Training moves up a gear during the combined First Aid & Rescue Diver program.
We begin with a one day CPR/First aid qualification before heading out to the water to learn how to manage and prevent scuba diving emergencies, including both surface and underwater rescue scenarios. You’ll learn and master rescue skills and emergency management, then be put to the test responding to simulated problems. Most people describe this as the best course in the PADI system!
4. Divemaster Internship
Now the step up to dive professional; you’ll develop expert level scuba diving theory, assist with student divers in training and learn to guide certified divers on underwater tours. You’ll be challenged during watermanship and problem solving exercises, create a map of a dive site and conduct a scuba review for a ‘rusty’ diver. You’ll take on real responsibility, becoming a valued diving professional.
6. Instructor Training Course
Finally, we’ll train you how to teach diving in the Instructor Training course (ITC). You’ll learn about the standards which we have to work to as scuba diving instructors and we’ll teach you how to deliver classroom, confined water and open water teaching presentations. You’ll learn how to control a group of students in the water, and identify and correct student diver problems, making sure all your students qualify as safe, confident divers. This is an intensive course with a steep learning curve and you will achieve a real sense of achievement as you raise your level.
7. Instructor Examination
The last step is the Instructor Examination (IE). An external team of SSI instructor examiners visits us from the SSI head office , to evaluate instructor candidates in an intensive 2 day evaluation. You’ll be assessed on your scuba diving knowledge, classroom teaching, shallow water skills presentations and open water teaching. You’ll be required to deal with simulated problems and show that you’ve got what it takes to work as a Scuba Diving Instructor. Your diving Internship will have you more than ready for this examination – once the IE is complete you’ll be certified as an Open Water Instructor and there’ll be a bit of celebrating!
Unlimited Scuba Diving
And, throughout your diving internship you can make as many dives as you want. At any stage throughout the internship, you can take a break from the training and enjoy some ‘fun dives’. You’ll pair up with other intern’s or one of our Divemasters and head out to the dive sites, enjoying the underwater terrain and aquatic life. This is a great way to develop your navigation skills and get familiar with the dive sites.
Digital Course Manuals and Certification Fees
The diving Internship includes all the digital manuals, slates, cue cards and *certification fees which you need to train through to Open Water Instructor:
Accommodation for your PADI Internship
For the 6 months of your diving Internship you’ll be staying in an apartment near the Academy. The accommodation is fully fitted with all mod cons. You have the option of your own apartment, or to make your internship cheaper sharing an apartment or even sharing a room which we provide for FREE.
Start Dates & Internship Booking Procedure
We run our scuba diving internships all year round as a rolling program so you can begin whenever you prefer.
Interested? Want to change your life forever?
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