Becoming a professional scuba diver is indeed a life-changing experience as you learn to become a scuba diver with all the knowledge of training students and taking clients on exciting scuba dives. The Dive master course is quite challenging with many milestones and also extremely rewarding. The internship covers all the courses and training to become a PADI Dive Master. Everything is included in the course, from dive equipment to accommodation. Consider this as one of the best decisions you will ever make! Read more and enquiry if you feel this is for you.
The course is full time and is conducted over a period of 6 months.The training starts from the entry level courses all the way to Dive Master level. Over and above the training courses you will obtain a minimum of 100 dives & gain valuable industry training to improve your job opportunities. The course is based on a 5 day week, however time off is usually during the week as week-ends and holidays are peak times for charters and training.
The course is broken down into three parts i.e. the theoretical course, practical experience and industry training.
PADI Training Courses
The following courses are conducted during the course of the programme comprising of theoretical and confined water training & sea dives.
- PADI Open Water
- PADI Advanced
- PADI First Aid
- PADI Rescue
- PADI Divemaster Course
A minimum of 100 dives will be obtained during the programme, an essential component of the training made up of a combination of shore dives and boat dives. Without this practical experience one cannot progress to Instructor level which is the final objective of this programme.
This aims at expanding the candidate’s problem solving skills and addresses both attitudes and judgements. Time is spent perfecting diving skills and supervising divers both in the swimming pool and open water.
Industry & Business Training
This programme will introduce you to the various aspects of the industry including:
- Retail Store Management
- Business of Diving
- Product Knowledge
- Selling Techniques
- Marketing & Promotions
- Equipment Servicing
- Compressor Operation
- Boat Maintenance & Care
As a diving professional and to increase your employment opportunities it is essential to have your own set of diving equipment. There are however various options from second hand to entry level & top of the range equipment
If you have signed up to the programme, you will automatically qualify for preferential rates on equipment. Please contact us to set up an appointment or request a quotation.
BC, Regulator , Alternate Air Source, SPG, Computer, Compass.
5mm Wetsuit, Overlay or Chicken vest, mask & snorkel, booties, weightbelt, reel & SMB, Knife & Torch, Slate, wetsuit hanger and dive bag/bin.
Accommodation is available in a dormitory style room. Space is limited so be sure to book early. Rates are R4500.00 per person per month excluding meals, or R6000.00 per person per month including lunch and dinner. ( Can upgrade to private en-suite rooms, please enquire about rates)
Why Aliwal Shoal Scuba?
- Start at any level that you are currently at.
- No set in-take dates, start when YOU are ready.
- We dive almost every day (lots of shark dives!)
- Highly Experienced Dive Masters and Instructors with you every step of the way.
Our Dive Master Internship – doing +- 100 dives on Aliwal Shoal in a 6 month period will ensure that you get to experience our diverse diving conditions. You will be exposed to various types of diving and dynamic diving conditions.
Under the guidance of our professional team this training will set you apart from the rest and provide you with confidence and experience you need to work anywhere in the world. After this phase you can work anywhere in the world with confidence. Having the Lodge, back-packers, restaurant,dive centre and dive shop all under one roof gives you an all round education of the dive industry as a whole. You will also have the opportunity to become a Shark Guide.