PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens
The Indonesian Archipelago – including our beloved Bali – contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem. Fed by the plankton-rich waters of the Indo-Pacific, it creates the world’s richest marine bio-geographic zone, with diving to suit every level of ability and a myriad of interests.
With such amazing diversity, it is unsurprising that new, pristine, diving locations are discovered almost daily. New destinations bring new dive opportunities which drive new dive operators to expand access to these incredible locations. Rapid expansion in the number of dive businesses creates an ever-increasing demand for well-trained professional dive staff.
Recognizing this demand, AMD-B believes there is a very real need to encourage the local community to join and work in this expanding industry. In 2012, the company took its own steps to encourage this participation and pledged to run an annual “11 Month PADI Divemaster Internship Programme for Indonesian Citizens”.
A maximum of four coveted Intern positions are made available each year. This ensures each intern receives individual and personalized training, as well as the 1-on-1 attention required to complete this extensive programme.
AquaMarine Diving – Bali is now seeking applications for the 2024 Internship.
PADI Divemaster Internship Programme
A senior PADI Instructor has assigned as a mentor for the duration of the Internship. The mentor is also part of the team that trains the intern from Open Water Diver, all the way through the courses to PADI Divemaster.
AquaMarine’s Senior PADI Instructors have been working the Indonesian waters for many years and know the local dive industry intimately. They are dedicated to passing on this expertise to the “next generation” of Indonesian scuba diving professionals.
Within 6 months, each intern will have achieved the PADI Divemaster certification. Then the real work begins in starting to operate as Dive Guides for visiting divers under the supervision of AquaMarine’s senior staff. Through a steady process, they gain experience and hands-on knowledge of their responsibilities which builds a solid foundation for their future professional careers in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.
AquaMarine is committed to, and firmly believes that it is vitally important to provide their interns with top quality guidance, and train them to become well-rounded, safety- and customer-oriented Divemasters, ready to be employed here in Bali or elsewhere in the country.
In 2023, AquaMarine’s 12th year of the programme, two interns, Abi (West Java) and Mardia (East Sulawesi) were accepted onto the Internship which they passed with flying colours. These two young people see a new horizon in their lives as diving professionals who have discovered a passion for introducing divers to Indonesia’s underwater world.
If you know any young Indonesians who would be suitable candidates to join AquaMarine’s award-winning dive team by being part of the ‘2024 11 Month PADI DM Internship for Indonesian Citizens Programme’, please ask them to e-mail HRD-Dive@AquaMarineDiving.com for more information.
Application Deadline: 31 October 2023. Programme runs 08 January – 30 November 2024. Must be able to: Speak English, swim, and be available for interview in Bali.