PADI INTERNSHIPS

HOW TO BECOME A PADI DIVEMASTER OR INSTRUCTOR

JOIN US AT DIVE & CRUISE GOLD COAST, FOR YOUR DIVE CAREER TRAINING

Australia offers some of the world's best diving, and the Gold Coast, Australia’s number 1 tourist destination is your gateway to a wonderful career as a professional scuba diver. You’re considering a career as a professional diver and becoming a PADI Divemaster or Scuba Instructor.

At Dive & Cruise (D&C) Gold Coast we have several career-oriented programs that can not only help you meet your goal of qualifying as a PADI Divemaster or Scuba Diving Instructor but (most importantly) help you excel in a profession that you will love.

With a reputation second to none in the Australian dive industry and located at the heart of some of the Gold Coast’s best diving, D&C is a full service, multi-award-winning dive centre, dive industry leader and the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (IDC) in the Gold Coast.

10 things you should know about Dive & Cruise Gold Coast (and why you should choose D&C for your dive internship training):

  • D&C has on its full-time staff a PADI Course Director, a Master Instructor, and a PADI Staff Instructor.

  • We have the depth of experience to provide an opportunity for all trainees to be mentored and coached by the best professionals in the dive industry.

  • D&C has low-cost accommodation for its interns, only a 15-minute walk from the dive centre.

  • We conduct 2 new PADI Open Water courses every week throughout the year, giving the trainees lots of opportunities to observe and practice.

  • We teach more IDC"s (Instructor Development Courses) in a year than any other dive centre in South East Queensland, enabling us to offer a schedule to suit the needs of all trainees.

  • We offer programs to train our candidates to Staff Instructor level, Technical Diving Instructor level so we can meet the specific interest of any trainee.

  • D&C is a working dive centre, and we organise almost 500 dives and certify over 1000 divers a year and hence can give trainees a broad range of experiences during their internship.

  • Our long list of awards and recognition is proof that we are committed to providing our candidates with the best diving and training experience possible.

 

Help

To help you with any questions we offer an obligation-free PADI Career consultation service with one of our Mentors.

You can choose from a personal in-store or an online consultation. Why not book a consultation today?

It is possible to pay off the program between now and the beginning of the course. All you need to hold your position is to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500.

PADI DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP

 

CHALLENGE AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE:

 

Prepare yourself as a true dive professional and use this qualification to see the world. The PADI Divemaster Internship prepares you to become the ultimate professional which increases your employment opportunities. More than just the minimum, this internship option is perfect for the new diver looking for a career change and ensures that you are ahead of the rest. With the experience you gain during the program, you will be a highly skilled and well-prepared Divemaster that can take on the world!

With all course materials, return airport transfers from Gold Coast Airport, the option of accommodation, equipment hire, you really can just kick back knowing you are well on your way to living the dream and turning the ocean into your office.

When you graduate from the PADI Divemaster Internship you will have real hands-on experience and be ready to work in the dive industry. 

We understand that divers will come to us with a range of training and experience.  So, our internship is flexible around your current level of training as is recognised on the booking page.

Many dive professionals also wish to continue past the divemaster level and become PADI Instructors or even PADI Master Scuba Trainers. This is also possible with this internship and is again recognised on the booking page. To become a PADI Open Water Instructor please allow another four weeks to your internship and for the PADI Master Scuba Trainer, allow nine weeks to your program.

COMMITMENT:

 

Full Time nine weeks (more time is required if the candidate wishes to continue to Instructor or master scuba trainer level) 

Part-Time approx. six months commitment
(Full Time is based on five days per week attendance - Part Time is primarily weekend attendance)


PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:

  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent (if certified by an agency other than PADI please contact D&C staff).

  • Be 18 years or older at the commencement of the program.

  • Provide a diving medical within the last 12 months.

 

 

 

 

INCLUSIONS: 

  • All training to qualify you as a PADI Divemaster.

  • All experience to help you become a confident and qualified PADI Divemaster. 

  • Up to five days scuba dive gear rental if needed. 

  • Tanks and weights for the duration of the program (other Equipment can be rented or purchased at a discounted rate)

 

CORE TRAINING COURSES:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course 

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course

  • EFR Course

  • PADI Dive Master Course  

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

  • PADI Nitrox (Enriched Air) Diver 

  • PADI Deep Diver

  • PADI Dive Equipment Specialist

 

ADDITIONAL EXTRAS (INCLUDED)

  • Professional Mentor Program

  • Dive Club Membership 

  • Professional in Training T-shirt 

  • Unlimited Diving during your program

  • Unlimited use of Tanks and Weights

  • Air Fills

  • PADI Membership Fees

  • PADI Application Fees

 

PLEASE NOTE:

D&C has low-cost accommodation for its interns, only a 15-minute walk from the dive centre. This option is subject to availability.

The option also exists to develop expertise in freediving, technical diving and ecological diving while doing your internship. Your internship can be modified to meet your specific needs. To learn more about these options, please arrange a consultation with one of our senior instructors. 

HELP:

This decision is an extremely important one which will affect the rest of your life. You should not make such a decision just from a web page. To help you we offer an obligation free PADI Career consultation service with one of our Senior Instructors. Please spend the time to make use of this offer.

You can choose from a personal in-store or an online consultation.  Book a Career consultation today. We are here to help you.

DEPOSIT

 It is possible to pay off the program between now and the beginning of the course. All you need to hold your position is to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Internship deposits are non-refundable and help cover the costs associated with the substantial number of resources that go into booking and planning your internship. Deposits also cover the cost of any sent PADI eLearning and digital PADI Materials, which are non-refundable once sent to your email account. Once a deposit is made your position on the Internship is secured and locked in, which means that other candidates are unable to take your place.

COURSE FEE: AU$ 4,950

 

PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIP

 

A TICKET TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

 

This Dive Instructor Internship is the perfect way to train as a PADI Dive Instructor and gain real-world experience instructing during your internship. Internship highlights:

  • Start as a Divemaster (although other levels of certification can be accommodated with increased time)

  • 5-week training period

  • D&C has low-cost accommodation for its interns, only a ten-minute walk from the dive centre. This is subject to availability.

  • Training to PADI Open Water Instructor (Up-gradable to Master Scuba Diver Trainer level)

  • Optional 2-4 weeks of work experience on the Great Barrier Reef

  • Train as a Dive Instructor with a Staff Instructor as your mentor

  • Build your qualifications and experience.

  • Job placement service

 

As a D&C candidate, you will get opportunities that you simply cannot get from training with another dive shop both during and after your graduation. Training options like a 2-week dive industry experience trip to Great Barrier Reef and technical diving training are some of the ways you can tailor your program.

D&C graduates have been placed all over the globe, from full-time dive resort managers and dive company owners, to dive instructors who travel and work around the world. You will have a world of opportunities working at some of the most amazing destinations in the world.

If you are serious about making scuba diving your career, then Dive & Cruise on the Gold Coast is where you need to start.

Contact our Careers Development Staff on info@aquaadventures.com.au to make it all happen.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:

  • Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent (if certified by an agency other than PADI please contact D&C staff) for at least 5 months

  • Be a certified Dive Master (if certified by an agency other than PADI please contact D&C staff)

  • Be 18 years or older at the commencement of the program.

  • Provide a diving medical within the last 12 months. (medical form)

  • Have been a certified diver for at least 5 months.

  • Have all required diving equipment.

  • Have all books requested by our PADI Course Directors (as per materials)

  • Submit copies of all dive certificates.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Diving Equipment (tanks and weights are supplied)

  • Diving equipment plays an important role in your success as a diving professional. If you have any questions on equipment please do not hesitate to contact a D&C Staff Member on +61 7 5591 7117 or info@aquaadventures.com.au

  • We do have full required equipment packages starting at $1899

 

ACCOMMODATION:

We have accommodation available for all our candidates which is available over the duration of your program. The accommodation is located 10 minutes’ walk from the dive centre and is subject to availability.

Candidates are advised to arrive on the Gold Coast a few days prior to the start of their program to allow them time to settle in prior to the start of their program.

     

Costs are only during the set time frame of your internship.

* Twin share rooms may be co-ed when numbers dictate.

 Limited availability. Please book early. 

HELP:

This decision is an extremely important one which will affect the rest of your life. You should not make such a decision just from a web page. To help you we offer an obligation free PADI Career consultation service with one of our Master Instructors. Please spend the time to make use of this offer.

You can choose from a personal in-store or an online consultation.  Book a Career consultation today. We are here to help you. 

DEPOSIT:

It is possible to pay off the PADI Instructor Development Course between now and the beginning of your IDC. For a $500 non-refundable deposit we will send you your IDC eLearning, and hold your position so you can choose your date when you are ready to start your practical training.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Internship deposits are non-refundable and help cover the costs associated with the substantial number of resources that go into booking and planning your internship. Deposits also cover the cost of any sent PADI eLearning and digital PADI Materials, which are non-refundable once sent to your email account. Once a deposit is made your position on the Internship is secured and locked in, which means that other candidates are unable to take your place.

 

COURSE FEE: AU$ 4,950

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