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What is the accommodation like?

The accommodation we supply is a selction of apartments, town houses or the main Villa all located nearby.

All of the types of accomodation are fully fitted with all “mod cons” Sat TV, full cooking facilties, washing macines, kettle etc.

The majority of the accommodation have a pool on the complexes.

You have the option of sharing a room (most affordable option) or having a room to yourself.

If you have a specfic question relating to the accommodation please contact us.

Below is a selection of pictures showing our accomodation.

I’m not a certfied diver, can I do a diving internship

100% yes.

We have had many “non divers” over the years who have gone on to complete their Divemaster and then Instructor internships.

As a non-diver you have the huge benefit of not having any bad diving habits and usually progress very quickly.

 

Night life & Entertainment in Tenerife

Tenerife has everything you could possible want in regards of entertainment, nightlife, watersports and relaxing.

For nightlife you got the hot spots of Playa de Las Americas with 100’s of bars and clubs, or beautiful restaurants overlooking the Atlantic in Los Christianos, culture in the North of the island in Santa Cruz or Puerto De La Cruz, stunning botanical gardens, and even a volcano!

Other highlights, other than diving that we can arrange are;

The largest Water park in Europe
Jet-skis
Horse Riding
Parascending
Guided walking tours
Whale and Dolphin watching
Go-karting
Parasailing
Boat trips

We actively encourage all of our interns to get out and see our beautiful island whilst here.

One final note, whilst we respect everybody’s opinions we do not offer or assist in trips to either of the Animal Parks in Tenerife.

Whilst they are still a huge attraction for many, we firmly sit on the side of Whales and Dolphins should NOT be kept in captivity!

Mobile Phone connections

All the major Mobile Phone companies are represented in Tenerife. We suggest if you want to use your mobile phone for calls back home you contact your provider to ensure you will be on the correct tariff.

You can purchase a Spanish mobile phone very cheaply here if you want to be able to communicate with anyone on the island.

Currently a cheap mobile with €10 of credit will cost €20

Is there internet in Tenerife

Yes we have internet. In fact during your stay with us you will have access to wi-fi at the Academy all day every day.

Also some of our apartments have wi-fi too and if yours doesn’t then just about every bar in Tenerife has free wi-fi.

It is not superfast internet but it is getting better around the whole island.

 

Tell me more about Tenerife and the Canary Islands.

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands.

Tenerife sits in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of North Africa and enjoys eternal sunshine – one of the reasons that makes this beautiful island such a hotspot for millions of tourists every year.

Tenerife is a volcanic island that has been sculpted over time by several eruptions, the last being in the early 20th century. It has a great mix of rugged terrain, dramatic landscapes and a sub-tropical climate with temperatures averaging 20°C – 22°C in the winter months and 24°C – 36°C in the summer.

In March 1936 Francisco Franco was posted to the island by a Republican government wary of his growing influence and power. He agreed to collaborate in the military coup that led to the Spanish Civil War when the Canary Islands fell to the Nationals in 1936. Consequently many people moved away from Tenerife eager to escape from the new regime. Today Tenerife’s population is around 900,000 and around six million tourists visit the island every year.

The magnificent sight of Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain, welcomes you as you come into land and in the winter can even be covered in snow while on the coast the sun shines as usual. There have been four recorded volcanic eruptions with no casualties at all; two in the early 1700s, the third in 1798 and the last known eruption was in 1909.

The island has been developed since the 1970s, benefiting from massive investments that in turn have led to it becoming the economic capital of the Canaries. The actual capital city is Santa Cruz, located in the north.

Over the years Tenerife has become a popular holiday destination and it’s easy to see why with dozens of great resorts to choose from. From the well-known resorts of Playa las Américas and Los Cristianos, the stunning cliffs at Los Gigantes to the pine forests in the national park…this island has so much more to offer other than great weather.

Tenerife has two World Heritage Sites, one National Park, and 42 natural protected spaces. These are just some of the treasures to be discovered in Tenerife. Whether you come alone, with your partner, or just ready to get a unique experience thanks to the wide range of activities that will make your stay in the island unforgettable.

The diving in Tenerife is some of the best in the world! How can we say that, because with everything taken into account we have the best of all worlds.

Great weather all year round, no tornado’s or rainy seasons for us. Warm Atlantic ocean, people often forget we are just off the tip of Africa, basically nowhere near Spain at all. 1,000’s of species of aquatic life including Turtles, Sting Rays, Angel Sharks, every kind of Moray Eel, Barracuda, Dolphins and even several species of whale.

No language problems as most of the people speak excellent English and will always give you a helping hand with your Canarian (yes its a Canarian dialect not Spanish)

No political problems as seen in many parts of the world, easy and affordable flights to Europe.

We could go on but you get the picture, we love the Island of Tenerife 🙂

Which airport in Tenerife is closest to the Divemaster Academy?

The closet airport is Tenerife South. This is serviced by the majority of the budget airlines.

As Tenerife is relatively small, travelling is easy, however to make life easy we will collect you from the airport when you arrive, if you want.

Please ensure you let us know well in advance that you want us to collect you and provide us with all your flight details.

There may be occasions when circumstance make it impossible to collect you from the airport, for example if your flight is significantly delayed and doesn’t arrive until the early hours of the morning. You have to bear in mind the people collecting you need to be up for work the next day and we provide this service for free!

Under these circumstances taxis are relatively cheap or bus transport is even cheaper, just not as convenient, however we will do our best to help.

In all cases, communication is the key and we will provide you with a specific number to call if any problems arise.

Special vaccinations for Tenerife and Canary Islands?

None!

We suggest all your normal vaccinations are up to date, and know when you had your last ones were.
We do not have any issues relating to Malaria, SARS, Bird Flu or any other disease you may find in Asia etc.

First Aid Kit
As a point of information you may want to bring a small first aid kit with you for your own personal use.
Things like headache tablets, indigestion tablets, and any normal medicines you use at home.

Visas and Permit for diving internships

To complete your diving internship generally you do not need a Visa or Permit.

If you are from any European country you do not need a Visa at all.

Some Countries, Russia for example, you do need a travel Visa. You can apply for this in your home Country.

No-one requires a work permit as you are not in paid employment.

A great source of information can be found here, if you have any doubts check first!

How fit do I need to be for an internship?

Health & Fitness
You don’t need to be an Olympic athlete to join a scuba internship, but should have basic fitness.

Scuba diving is a very relaxing activity, and is significantly less physically demanding than swimming or snorkeling. To be able to take part in one of our diving internships you need to be in basic decent shape, but nothing special!

And stating the obvious, you also need to be able to swim. You don’t need to be an especially strong swimmer, but it’s essential that you can swim and are comfortable in water.

During your diving internship you will be given ample opportunity to practice your swimming and snorkelling and we encourage you to do so, to improve your all-round basic fitness.

Medical Questionnaire for all Scuba Internships
There are many specific medical conditions which have the potential to be unsafe for scuba divers. These are listed in the PADI Medical Questionnaire.

Examples include ear or sinus surgery, drug or alcohol abuse, cancer, heart disease, pregnancy etc.

If you think you may have concern over a particular illness or injury, contact us and we can discuss it with you.

Contact us here

When can I start a diving internship?

At the Divemaster internship Academy we have no set start dates, so you get to choose when is best for you.

All of our programs are on a rolling start which means you can join when it fits best into your current schedule.

The only restriction you may find is that due to our very unique Divemaster internships we get fully booked very quickly, so we advise to book at least 4 months ahead if you can.

For the instructor internships an additional restriction is your final instructor exams (IE). These are carried out by PADI Examiners who are flown into the island at set dates throughout the year. Obviously you will want to time it so your are ready to take the exams at your best.

We can advise you when the instructor exams are so you will be able to best work out when to start for maximum results.

 

Do I need Travel or Diving insurance?

We would say you definitely need both!

Diving insurance is required by law in the Canary Islands for all divers, and in addition as you will be embarking on a Professional course you must have insurance that covers this.

Many policies are available and you have the option to find your own or we can arrange this for you.

Since we opened we have never had a diving accident, however in the event of someone needing treatment this would run into the 10’s of thousands! We have many hospitals in Tenerife, both State run and Private, however they would all require payment for a diving accident, so for the few Euros a policy costs, we advise every diver to take it out.

Diving insurance only covers you for incidents relating to diving, so we strongly recommend you also have Travel insurance.

Check your policy carefully to ensure you have taken out the right cover. Dont forget things like your cameras, phones and laptops need to be covered as well as personal accidents and health.

Again there are many companies providing travel insurance, and you may even find you are already covered by various institutions such as your Bank or Credit Card company.

If you have not got Travel insurance the best place to look is Money Super Market, which can be found here

For the amount it costs to take out a travel insurance policy, it’s not worth taking the risk of not having it.

 

 

Who does a diving internship?

A very short answer would be every type of person you can imagine!

However all interns have something in common, a love for being in the ocean and being part of an amazing aquatic world. The span of ages, both genders, nationalities and reasons for completing our diving internships is vast!

It’s not unusual to have the real adventure seekers, people changing their careers after 20 years of doing a different job, graduates on summer break or Gap Year students, or people who have taken early retirement and looking for a new challenge.

Some people are using our diving internships as an extended break or scuba diving gap year; it’s a very economical way to gain a professional PADI scuba diving qualification gives you a means to earn money whilst you travel.

For other individuals the decision to join one of our PADI dive internships is a change of career, seeking a more challenging and fulfilling line of work.

Although not exclusively, a large portion of our diving interns are pre or post university gap year students from all around the world.

We also get a range of people from working backgrounds, either taking an extended break or planning to switch careers and work within the scuba diving industry. We have had Bankers, Policeman, Council workers, Swimming instructors, Life guards, Office workers, Builders, ex Soldiers and a Milkman, to name a few!

Is it men or women, on the internships? We used to say it was 60% men and 40% women, now its at least 55% women and 45% men!

In particular the Canary Islands are VERY safe for solo female travellers. We do not have the political troubles as seen in places like Egypt, we do not have the male dominated society of places as seen in Asia and we have a very low crime rate compared with most European countries.

Our Instructor Team is also well balanced with male and female instructors. We do not segregate the genders in training as we believe everyone should be treated equally.

As for the nationalities of interns we have had just about everyone you can think of! The most common are English, Irish, Scottish, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Finnish, Swedish, American and Italian. The others have been from Egypt, Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and even Malawi!

It is the huge range of nationalities, ages and genders that’s so awe-inspiring to work at the Academy.

To be present when a group sits down to chat over a drink at the end of the days diving and witness a span of ages from 18 to over 50, male and female, married, single, English, Dutch, American and Egyptian,etc, all very excited to be telling each other what they saw that day, is the most rewarding experience for our Instructor Team. It is often commented if all politicians were Divemaster interns, the world would be a much better place!

Whats the Recreational Diving internship?

The Recreational Diving internship is something very unique to the Divemaster internship Academy.

Over the years we have had candidates who loved diving, loved Tenerife, loved the camaraderie of an internship but don’t want to be Divemasters or don’t want to study.

So we introduced the Recreational internship. The internship is basically 8 weeks of diving!

Other than diving you will have presentations about safe diving and additional diving theory, but no study, no courses (unless you want to join in on one).

The rest of the internship stays the same, with the only major differences being you will have more spare time and no certification at the end, just lots of dives and life long memories of a great time with fantastic people.

The Recreational Diving internship is cheaper than the normal internships as there are no PADI materials to purchase.

For more details complete our form here

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How much spending money do I need for my internship?

Just so everyone knows we use the Euro in Tenerife.

The island is relatively cheap, compared with the UK and most other European countries, depending on your spending habits!

Our internships include your accommodation, as well as electricity, gas, and normal utility bills, so thats all covered.

Average prices depend on where you go, so here are some examples to help you budget.

Water €0.80 – €1.60 for 10ltr
Lager from €1 – €2.50 a pint
Large Vodka and Red Bull €2 – €5
Burger and chips €4.50 – € 8.00
Steak and chips €8 – €25
Pizza €4 – €10
Meals out €8 – €50

Based on previous interns the average weekly spend on groceries to stock your fridge and cupboard is between €30 – €60

Once a week we have a shopping trip to the “big” supermarket where everyone can stock up on the favourite and required food / drinks.

If paying by Credit card / Debit card in a shop you will require ID, usually your passport.

ATM’s are everywhere and the cost for withdrawal depends on your bank and the bank you are withdrawing from. This is from free to €2 per withdrawal.

Excursions and days out. We get discounts on all watersports and excursions so you will save some money with us.

 

What happens when I arrive for my internship?

After being collected form the airport you will be taken to your accommodation and settled in. We like to try to ensure on everyone’s first night they get to meet all the other interns and staff and sit down for a drink or perhaps a meal to start to get to know one another.
The next day you will be shown around and given all your PADI materials and equipment. Then its straight on to the training.

All of the PADI courses are a mixture of scuba diving theory, shallow water work developing new skills and of course getting out into the ocean. The entire PADI system is progressional and so you are constantly building on what you have already learnt and progressing towards the ultimate aim of PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor.

Have a question?
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What will I do on an average day on my internship?

As you are starting to realise by now we are not a “typical” Dive Centre, so your day will be very different to interns at other Dive Centre’s!

As an overview for the week, firstly we only work 5 days a week!  And when we say work, we mean train you.

The week is split into diving days and non diving days.
Generally speaking 3 days of the week will be spent diving.
These days start at 9am where you will get your diving equipment together before going off to one of more than 50 dive sites we regularly visit in Tenerife. there will also be ample opportunity for night dives which most people love.

We have many varied sites depending on abilities and certification levels, so whatever your current level we have something to suit you.

Normally you will do  2-3 dives per day. All our PADI dive internships include unlimited diving, so even if you want to take a break between PADI courses, you’re still welcome to head out with the Team for some extra ‘fun dives’ (non-training dives).

When you’re not out diving, we’ll be working through the other components of your PADI courses. This will include scuba diving theory covering all important diving principles (physiology, equipment, physics etc), and brushing up your scuba diving skills to perfection in the swimming pool.

Depending on the individuals and the group, you may have 4 days a week diving and 1 in the pool and studying. Either way the Team are very flexible to do whats best for you.

The day ends around 4pm with all the gear cleaned and put away

And what happens at the end of the day?
It’s not written in stone but generally a beer finishes the day off and you can get to chat with everyone about the days events. Theres never a shortage of “dive stories” to be told by our instructors!

Then its off for dinner. Some days there are BBQ’s, some days we arrange to all go out and have a meal and a few more drinks or if we have a day off the next day perhaps a trip to the see the night life of Tenerife. Everything depends on the next days schedule and the groups at the time.  If you fancy a night in, no problem, no pressure.

Have a question?

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Beginner to PADI Instructor (OWSI)

ZERO to Hero!

Our dive internship includes:

  • All PADI Diving Courses from beginner to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
  • 24 Weeks Accommodation
  • Your own set of professional scuba diving equipment
  • All PADI Course Materials
  • All Certification Fees
  • Unlimited Dives during dive internship (expect to log between 100 and 300 dives)

Introduction
Take this awesome opportunity to become a PADI 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 PADI 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.;

PADI 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 PADI Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba 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 PADI Instructor internship trains you from beginner right through to PADI Open Water Scuba 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 PADI 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 PADI internship includes absolutely everything which you need to train through to PADI Instructor – scuba diving training, equipment, materials and accommodation. Let’s look at each in more detail:

Scuba Diving Courses: Open Water to PADI Instructor

The dive internship follows PADI’s scuba courses in sequence, building new diving skills and experience at each stage. Here are the steps:

1. PADI 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. PADI Advanced Open Water 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. Emergency First Responder and PADI Rescue Diver
Training moves up a gear during the combined EFR & 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. PADI 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.

You will learn to take certified divers on tours of dive sites, showing them lots of marine life and guiding them safely back, plus you’ll be helping the PADI Instructors train new divers. As you build up experience as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll become a valued member of our dive team and will get a lot of satisfaction being involved in the running a Dive Centre. Along the way you will make an emergency assistance plan, develop demonstration quality scuba diving skills and get to grips with detailed scuba diving theory covering physics, physiology, decompression theory, scuba equipment and more. Being a Divemaster Trainee is a fantastic experience where you’ll learn lots and have a great time.

6. PADI Instructor Development Course
Finally, we’ll train you how to teach diving in the PADI Instructor Development course (IDC). 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. PADI Instructor Examination
The last step is the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). An external team of PADI instructor examiners visits us from the PADI 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 PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. Your PADI Internship will have you more than ready for this examination – once the IE is complete you’ll be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and there’ll be a bit of celebrating!

Unlimited Scuba Diving
And, throughout your PADI 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.

PADI Internships: Scuba Diving Equipment Package
Your dive internship includes your own set of scuba diving equipment.

You’ll receive:

Mask
Snorkel
Regulator Set (First Stage, Primary and Alternate 2nd Stages, Gauges and LPI hose)
Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
Diving fins
Wetsuit booties
5mm Wetsuit
Stainless Steel Dive Knife
Underwater Wrist Compass
Safety Marker Buoy (SMB)
Pocket Mask
Underwater slate
Whistle

PADI Dive Course Manuals and Certification Fees
The PADI Internship includes all the PADI manuals, slates, cue cards and *certification fees which you need to train through to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor:

PADI Open Water Diver:
Open Water manual & Recreational Dive Planner, Table Version

PADI Advanced Diver:
Adventures in Diving manual, Underwater navigation slate

Emergency First Responder:
EFR Candidate Manual

PADI Rescue Diver:
Rescue Diver Manual and Diving Accident Flow Chart

PADI Divemaster Training:
Divemaster manual
Encyclopedia of Scuba Diving
Divemaster Knowledge workbook
DM cue cards and electronic dive planner – multi level version.

Instructor Development Course (IDC):
PADI IDC Candidate Workbook
PADI Instructor Manual
Lesson Preparation Slates
Instructor Cue Cards
Student Exam Booklets (OW, Rescue, DM)
Emergency First Response Instructor Manual

This is the complete set of PADI materials for the serious professional.

Accommodation for your PADI Internship
For the 6 months of your PADI 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 really reduces the cost.

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?

Contact us via e-mail

Booking procedure for internships

Are you ready to reserve your internship place?
You have 2 options either drop us an email and let us know which scuba internship you’re interested in.
We’ll answer any questions which you have about our internships, diving equipment, accommodation etc, or any random questions you may have.
Or complete the form located here to get a personalised cost for your chosen internship package.

Dive Internships start dates / end dates
Please check our availability here for 2015 and here for 2016.
Due to our popularity there can be periods when we are already full.
The minimum stay is 4 weeks (for the Fast Track internship) or the standard 8 weeks internship. You can extend your stay with us for as long as you want by selecting your required option when completing the form.

Dive Internship Booking Deposit
We’ll ask you for a small deposit of €100 to book your place on the scuba diving internship. You can choose between PayPal or Bank transfer.

Once that’s done, you can go ahead and book your flights to Tenerife. Current airlines are Ryanair, Monarch, Easyjet, Jet2, British Airways to mention a few.

Dive internships Payment Balance
After we have received your deposit we will contact you and confirm when the balance is due. This is usually split into 2 equal payments.

Whats next?
After you have confirmed your reservation by sending your deposit we will contact you with a payment schedule, registration pack and finally a helpful “what to bring” list.

Have a question?
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Why choose the Divemaster Academy for your internship?

The Divemaster internship Academy is simply the best place to come for your PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor internship. We run our internships totally differently from any other Dive Centre. We have radically changed the whole methodology behind scuba diving training for the professional and put YOU first! Add to this our beautiful surroundings with great weather almost 365 days a year and cheap flight connections to all of Europe and the family atmosphere and you will start to understand why we are number one for internships.

Here are some of the reasons that the Divemaster Academy is special:
Internship Training Academy
We are not a Dive Centre that also tries to do internships. We are an Academy for internships! That means a dedicated team of instructors to teach, train and inspire YOU.

With a limited intake of interns and a high ratio of Instructors to interns we believe we are in the best position to give you a fantastic time during your scuba diving internship.

Having trained a huge number of PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors we have listened to all the feedback and taken all “the best bits” and combined them into one Academy for your best experience and highest possible standards.

Want a job? We only employ Divemasters and Instructors who have been trained by us, why? Because of our very high standards no other Dive Centre matches our expectations. Once you have completed your internship you are welcome to stay on for more experience and if exceptional there is always a strong possibility of employment with us.

The Divemaster internship Academy has a friendly and fun atmosphere with lots going on and a great social scene. We believe you should work hard and play harder!

Because we train diving professionals from all levels you will get to experience and chat to all kinds of divers from all over the world.

Best location in Europe? We think so!
We are located in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. With almost daily connecting flights to most of Europe and the “budget” airlines flying to Tenerife, flights are very affordable.

In Tenerife we have everything from Europe’s largest Water Park, a stunning volcano, long sandy beaches, beautiful warm blue Atlantic ocean and 1,000’s of bars, restaurants, cafes, and so many things to do, on your days off you will be spoilt for choice.

Experienced Instructors
At the Academy we have a team of very experienced PADI scuba diving instructors, with many years of teaching experience behind them. Our emphasis is on making you a safe, competent diver and dive leader .

Our Instructors are able not only to teach you to be a PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor but also give you the extra knowledge to get into employment quickly and how to avoid the pitfalls that a lot of newly certified Divemasters fall into when trying to find work.

The whole team are committed to high standards of service and safety, demonstrated through our excellent safety record. Since opening we have never hand a serious diving related incident. Something we are very proud of and rigorously strive to maintain.

Safe, Fun & Friendly Scuba Internships
Staying safe is the most important thing when scuba diving, and we’ll make sure that you clearly understand all the PADI training that you receive and act as a safe and responsible diver.

But we also remember why people get into scuba diving – to have fun! The tone of our dive internship programs in general is to enjoy ourselves whilst staying safe.

Social Environment
Our team of PADI instructors, Divemasters and interns such as yourself makes for a great social crowd where there’s always something fun going on.

Once you arrive in Tenerife for your dive internship you’ll be sure to settle in quickly, make lots of friends and become part of the Divemaster internship Academy Team.

During the day even though you will be busy with diving, diving theory or practicing your pool skills, fun is never far away. The training Director who has experience with training in many fields, not just diving, firmly believes people learn better and quicker whilst having fun, and this is seen throughout the Academy.

In the evenings you have time to relax and enjoy yourself. The training Team will show you the best places to go, the most exciting things to do and where the best deals are. The nights will vary from chilling with a BBQ, to dancing the night away in Tenerife’s top bars and clubs.

At the Academy we have a 5 day week, unlike most who work a 6 day week, so you will have plenty of time to relax, explore and have fun.

Whats next?
Following the links below to contact us or complete the form with your details to get a personalised cost of your internship package.

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Beginner to PADI Divemaster

Our dive internship includes:

  • All PADI Diving Courses from beginner to PADI Divemaster
  • 8 Weeks Accommodation
  • Your own set of professional scuba diving equipment (If you wish)
  • All PADI Course Materials
  • All Certification Fees
  • Unlimited Dives during dive internship (expect to log between 60 and 100 dives)

Introduction
Take this awesome opportunity to become a PADI professional whilst spending 8 weeks on the gorgeous island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. With almost daily flights to the UK and only 4 hours flying time, flights are very affordable.  Within days you will be diving some of the best dives sites in Europe meeting Turtles, Sting Rays and a huge variety of aquatic life. Meet our international groups of interns and instructors and start making friends for life.

PADI Divemaster internship
Working as a PADI Divemaster (the first professional rating in the PADI system) is one of the most enjoyable diving jobs in the scuba diving industry. Once certified as a Divemaster you can lead divers on underwater tours of the underwater world, coordinate dive trip logistics and taking on a leadership role as a professional diver.

Our 8 week scuba diving internships combine absolutely everything you need to train from beginner to PADI Divemaster; all scuba diving courses, PADI materials and fees, accommodation and if you want even your own set of scuba diving gear to keep.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll be working through PADI courses in sequence, logging many dives and becoming part of our Dive Team. On your dives, which will be almost daily as part of your internship you will start by learning and gradually increasing your dive knowledge and confidence until finally taking on responsibility of leading dives and having a great time along the way.

What’s involved in the scuba diving internship?

PADI Dive Training
Our scuba diving internship follows PADI’s diver education program in sequence.

Dive training proceeds in gradual steps with our expert Team of experienced instructors who will ensure you are comfortable and competent at each stage.

Here are the key steps:
1. PADI 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. PADI Advanced Open Water 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. Emergency First Responder and PADI Rescue Diver
Training moves up a gear during the combined EFR & 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. PADI 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.

Unlimited Diving
Between these PADI courses and during the Divemaster phase of the internship, you can also fit in some non-training ‘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.

Scuba Diving Equipment
As part of the scuba internship you have the option of buying your own full set of brand named, professional quality scuba diving equipment at a huge discount. As a professional you will be expected to own all your own kit, however If you choose not to purchase we loan most of it to you for free!

Internship Course Materials and PADI Fees
The diving internship also includes all required PADI materials and certification fees for your training.

PADI materials included;
PADI Open Water Diver Manual
PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
Emergency First Response Manual
PADI Rescue Diver Manual
PADI Divemaster Manual
PADI Instructor Manual
Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook
PADI Recreational Dive Planner (Table and electronic version)
Emergency Management Slate
Adventures in Diving Slate
PADI Divemaster Cue Cards

Accommodation
With our internships we include two months accommodation, which can be extended if you wish.
We offer 3 options depending on your budget; Your own apartment, your own room in an apartment or a shared room.

Already Certified? Get credited on your internship package
If you are already a certified diver or have some of your own dive equipment, let us know. We’ll be able to give you full credit for whatever dive certifications or diving gear you already have.

Just let us know by submitting the following form and we’ll send you a customized quote.

After Qualifying as a PADI Divemaster
Qualifying as a PADI Divemaster opens a range of exciting new options & you’ll be well-prepared to take advantage.

You could put your new PADI Divemaster rating to use by seeking employment within the recreational diving industry. Otherwise you could further your training through to PADI Instructor, which enables you to certify new divers. Or you could diversify into specialized diving activities such as underwater photography or videography, deep/technical diving or marine conservation.

The good news is that if you decide to continue your training, you can simply pay the difference to upgrade to one of our longer dive internship programs. So there’s no disadvantage in opting for the 8 week Divemaster internship to begin.

Internship Start Dates & Booking Procedure
Here at the Divemaster internship Academy we don’t tell you when to start. We run our scuba diving internships as a rolling program so you can arrive whichever date you prefer. We just need some notice to get everything lined up ready for your arrival.

To secure your spot we will require a small deposit.

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Whats the difference between Budget internship and All inclusive?

With our Budget option internship the main differences are you will share a room with another intern, use recycled diving manuals, and buy limited amount of dive kit. The rest of your dive kit we loan you for free!

With the All inclusive option you have your own room, or apartment if you want, new PADI manuals, and a full set of diving equipment of your very own to keep.

The Mix and Match option allows you to choose which elements of the All inclusive option you want to add to the Budget option.

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I have no experience of diving at all, is that a problem?

That’s not problem. We will take you from having no diving certifications at all to the first of the PADI Professional ranks, the PADI Divemaster.

Many of our most succesful Divemaster candidates have started with no diving experience.

The most important attribute for any Divemaster or diving professional for that matter is……………………. Attitude!

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