PADI launches Divemaster Internship programme

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The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has announced that its dive centres and resorts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will be inviting scuba divers to sign up for the agency’s newly launched PADI Divemaster Internship.

There are currently more than 50 internship opportunities available, which can be found and applied for via the PADI Jobs Board, or sending a query to local dive centres.

‘The PADI Divemaster Internship is designed to offer a meaningful way to kick-start a purpose-driven career in scuba diving,’ said Kristin Valette Wirth, Chief Brand and Membership Officer for PADI Worldwide. ‘The internships offer hands-on training and mentorship at world-class PADI Dive Centres and Resorts – learning how to supervise and teach scuba divers while also learning about running a successful dive business

‘The initiative is part of PADI’s ongoing commitment to fostering new talent and promoting growth within the diving industry,’ added Wirth; ‘we are inviting the next generation of scuba divers to join the world’s largest purpose-driven diving organisation and start their careers as PADI Professionals who are playing a key role in inspiring others to seek adventure and save the ocean.’

PADI says that its Divemaster Internship programme will provide participants with their PADI Divemaster certification as well as ‘hands-on experience, skills and confidence needed to excel in a diving career.’

To qualify for the PADI Divemaster Internship, participants will need to have logged 40+ dives and show completion of the PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver course, Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care courses, or qualifying certifications from other dive training organisations.

Prospective candidates will also need to have been medically cleared for diving by a physician within the 12 months prior to starting the training.

For more information visit the PADI Divemaster Internship web page.

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