PADI Launches Divemaster Internships with Members, Inviting Next Generation of Divers to Go Pro

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PADI Divemaster Internships

PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) Dive Centers and Resorts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are inviting scuba divers to take part in the newly launched PADI Divemaster Internship program. With over 50 newly added internship opportunities for aspiring professional divers, a career of a lifetime can be launched in dream destinations spanning from Spain and Greece to the Maldives and Mauritius.

“The PADI Divemaster Internship is designed to offer a meaningful way to kick-start a purpose-driven career in scuba diving,” explains Kristin Valette Wirth, Chief Brand and Membership Officer for PADI Worldwide. “These internships offer hands-on training and mentorship at world-class PADI Dive Centers and Resorts – learning how to supervise and teach scuba divers while also learning about  running a successful dive business. This initiative is part of PADI’s ongoing commitment to fostering new talent and promoting growth within the diving industry. ”

The PADI Divemaster Internship will provide participants with their PADI Divemaster certification as well as hands-on experience, skills and confidence needed to excel in a diving career.

The PADI Divemaster membership rating is recognized globally for employment opportunities and represents a significant milestone in an individual’s scuba diving development – and is the pivotal first step in becoming a PADI Professional. The professional rating enables recipients to lead and mentor other divers, assist PADI Instructors in training, and conduct certain diving activities independently. Many PADI Divemasters continue careers in marine conservation, film and television, the Armed Forces and underwater archaeology, while also having the option to work all around the world as a PADI Professional.

To qualify for the PADI Divemaster Internship, participants will need to have logged 40+ dives and show completion of the PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver course, Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care courses (or qualifying certifications from other organizations) and be medically cleared for diving by a physician within the past 12 months.

“We are inviting the next generation of scuba divers to join the world’s largest purpose-driven diving organization and start their careers as PADI Professionals who are playing a key role in inspiring others to seek adventure and save the ocean,” continues Valette Wirth.

To find and apply for a PADI Divemaster Internship head over to the PADI Jobs board or reach out to your local dive center