Scuba Internships Abroad

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Scuba Internships Abroad


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Internships bring experience. Experience brings marketability. International experience shows imagination and self-confidence. All this can be yours interning in amazing New Zealand! You can be practical AND have a great adventure at the same time. If you’re serious about your future, we have some seriously great opportunities for you. Most fields are possible, so check with us. In New Zeal...


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Starting with a 12 week marine conservation expedition, GVI will help you to develop your understanding of marine conservation and to further or establish your scuba diving skills. You will learn how to live and work with a research team in a remote environment and attain base skills essential for your internship for the following 12 weeks. During this phase you will undertake your PADI Dive ma...


Volunteer and help conserve the beautiful coral reef in Belize as you conduct vital research to protect the marine environment. You don't need any previous scuba diving experience since you will have the opportunity to participate in a PADI Open Water course in shallow waters. Once you have your PADI certified diving certification, you will start participating in conservation activities with ou...


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Intern Latin America is the leading provider of internship programs in the emerging market of Colombia! We provide international students with internships in top private companies, NGOs and state ministries. Our programs are regularly featured on CNN International and other mainstream media. Apply now for a wonderful experience and propel your professional development! Develop your Spanish l...


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Recently named as the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa, Cape Town is the perfect place for a summer internship! With IES Internships, you are guaranteed an unpaid internship placement working up to 40 hours per week in a business or organization that suits your career goals. Build a global network of professional contacts and gain real-world experience all while exploring everything th...


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Koh Chang – one of the last of the Thai island archipelagos not yet overrun by rampant development – is home to the Institute for Global Studies' Dive Shop / Reef Survey internship. Working with both Thai and Western staff members, interns have the opportunity to become PADI dive certified, or work toward the next level of training. In addition, interns will assist staff members in all aspects ...


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As a participant of our program, located in Cape Town, South Africa, you tell us what type of internship experience you are looking for and we will create a custom internship placement based around your specific interests. You will be placed within an environment where you will make a positive contribution to your host organization while gaining invaluable and distinctive international work exp...


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Investigate sea turtles, whale sharks, coral reefs, and other species of marine wildlife in this volunteer program that is almost entirely underwater in the Seychelles! Participants will study marine populations in order to contribute to conservation projects, documenting and collecting data on fish, coral, and other animals. This project will supply information to the local government and invo...


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ISA Internships provides opportunities for you to develop personally and professionally through a high-quality internship experience. We offer full-time, structured, unpaid internships throughout the globe with the option to receive academic credit in a wide variety of career fields. Through our unique one-on-one advising session, we’ll learn about your area of study, qualifications, past work...


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Intern in Sport is Europe's only specialist sports internship provider, dedicated to delivering dynamic sport internships in the European sport industry. Our Italian programs provide ambitious students and graduates with their first taste of the global sports industry, working with some of Italy's best known sports clubs, academies, coaches, management agencies, brands, and sporting associat...


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China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. There has always been a mix of awe and fascination for everything Chinese. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organisations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhanci...


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We are the placement providers behind many well known agencies!! We assist both well known agencies as well as direct applicants arrange their internship experience. We are based in Australia and specialise in arranging internship positions for International students to meet their educational expectations. Established in 2004 and Formerly known as Sydney Internships, we adopted the name I...


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Gain work experience in New Zealand through customized internship placements offered by Intern NZ. Internships can be arranged in a variety of locations throughout New Zealand, and in any industry. The placements are especially ideal for students and graduates who want to earn academic credits and work experience in their field of study. Intern NZ ensures that all internships it provides ent...


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The New Zealand Internships Professional Internship Program is designed for candidates seeking a quality and professional work experience in almost any industry within New Zealand. The most popular of the programs, it is an excellent way to gain skills and exposure in a professional working environment. The program caters for those completing an Internship as part of their study (for which y...


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In the teaming waters around Andros island Gapforce groups work with the Bahamas National Trust to survey the Island's valuable reef and its inhabitants. Our results help create protected marine parks, assist local communities and teach conservation awareness in primary schools. Being based in a small community in the Bahamas is a massive plus and a short walk from our base on Andros o...

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Scuba Internships Abroad

Interested in becoming a Divemaster? A scuba internship abroad can be the first step towards gaining the necessary experience and making the right connections to make it happen anywhere in the world. Diving is one of the most popular adventure travel activities out there, and a scuba internship abroad can take your undersea passion all over our great blue globe.

Why Intern Abroad in Scuba

If your dream is to become a diving instructor, then you will need to start with an internship learning the basics of the art. You can do this anywhere in the world where scuba diving is popular, so why not take the adventure abroad? As a Divemaster you will likely be dealing with a very diverse international clientele on a regular basis; a scuba internship abroad will prepare you for the challenge by forcing you to adapt to another country’s culture and customs yourself.


While many countries which are not necessarily known for the quality of their diving will allow you to undertake a scuba internship abroad, most aspiring Divemasters opt to go where the best diving is. This includes primarily the regions of Central America, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, although there are several other world-famous sites around the globe which are certainly worth looking into as well.

In Central America Mexico, Ecuador, and Costa Rica are a few of the top destinations for scuba diving. Interning in this region can provide you the additional opportunity of learning to speak Spanish, which can be a very valuable skill in communicating with your future pupils wherever you ultimately take up a position as Divemaster.

In Southeast Asia Thailand and Indonesia are considered to have some of the best diving in the world as well. Staying in the general area, the Oceanic countries of Australia and Fiji offer a similarly thriving undersea environment for your scuba internship abroad. Diving enthusiasts travel from all over the world to hit these spots, and for good reason.

When choosing a location to intern abroad in scuba diving, another major factor to consider is whether you could see yourself potentially working there someday. You will be implicitly networking throughout the duration of your internship, and job offers are not uncommon!

Scuba Internships Abroad

Scuba internships abroad are directed towards providing you with the necessary skills and training so that you can ultimately become certified as a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Divemaster. Often you do not have to have any prior experience diving as a prerequisite to enrolling in one of these programs abroad, as they are willing to teach you the basics as orientation. You do, however, need to be at least 18 years old and in good health to become certified.

Scuba internships generally last from two months to six months depending on your prior experience diving and the intensiveness of your program (you need at least 100 total logged dives to be certified). Many internship abroad programs can also offer you academic credit by combining the experience with education in subjects such as Marine Biology.

Scuba internships abroad emphasize safety above all else and guide you through every step of the diving process in detail. From mapping open water sites to leading dive briefings to learning the business behind the sport, you will become familiarized in all aspects of the field. By the end of your internship you will be fully prepared to earn your certification as Divemaster and take on the open ocean!

Benefits & Challenges

Explore. If you are training to become a Divemaster, then you obviously have some instinct for exploration. Travelling for a scuba internship abroad can help satisfy this curiosity for the unknown.

Prepare. An internship abroad in scuba diving will prepare you with all the knowledge and skills you need to become certified as a full-fledged Divemaster. Once you achieve that, who knows what opportunities will come next?

Connect. Diving is a passion for many interesting people around the world, and here is your chance to enter into that outgoing community. Get ready to make connections and build friendships that will last a long time.

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