Phase 2 of your SCUBA professionals internship begins here. This is when you qualify to be a PADI dive master. Spend a incredible month training for the qualification that will enable you to travel the world as a professional SCUBA diver, working, earning and experiencing the wonders of the underwater world. During phase two, you will intensively train in all the skills to be a genuine SCUBA professional.
Once certified, you as a PADI Divemaster can participate in the following:
- Supervise training and non-training diving activities
- Certify Skin Divers and Snorkelers.
- Assist and supervise in PADI experience programs such as Discover Scuba Diving.
- Assist PADI instructors in conducting scuba diving courses.
- Conduct Scuba Reviews
- Demonstrating Skills in Confined Water Sessions – Divemaster Course
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 dive master phase is based around morning diving, shark expeditions and SCUBA training. Afternoons are focused on workshops and studying. 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