Phase 3 of the training program is when you gain the skills and knowledge that will set you apart from other dive masters. Spend 1 to 3 months living, working, diving and assisting in running Blue Wilderness. Immerse your self in the life of a divemaster and dive center employee.
In addition to gaining extensive work experience as a dive professional, you will gain further qualifications thats sets yourself apart from your peers. Be introduced to underwater videography and underwater photography, and gain entry level qualifications in these fields as well as build a portfolio to showcase your abilities. Further, master the skills as a shark diver, and become an expert in one of the fastest growing niches within the SCUBA diving market.
Aliwal Shoal is one of the best training areas in the country due to its diversity of conditions and marine wildlife. You will be exposed to dynamic diving conditions with varying currents, temperatures and visibilities. The diversity of marine life on Aliwal Shoal is unmatched throughout Southern Africa. The shoal is abundant with sharks, whales, rays, fish, turtles, nudibranchs and much more.
Life on the diver experience phase is based around morning diving, shark expeditions and assisting in training students and interns. Afternoons are focused on workshops and career training / experience in running a dive centre. Evenings and some weekends will give you lots of opportunities to experience the local culture, attend fun social evenings, join excursions to nearby game parks & socialise with other students while working with the Blue Wilderness team.
Board & Accommodation
All interns are housed at the Blue Wilderness Shark Centre. This is a purpose built training and living facility nestled opposite Scottburgh beach on Durban’s South Coast. At the shark centre, you will share the accommodation with like-minded and passionate students partaking in various training programs including underwater photography, underwater videography and our shark development program. At the shark centre, you can enjoy high speed internet, three basic meals, and single sex dorm rooms. Learn more about the shark centre here