GAIN INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

PADI DIVE PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IS FOR PADI DIVE PROFESSIONALS

During the last eight years over seventy people have completed the professional experience internship program. Candidates have come from varying backgrounds & experience levels, even some from our Continuing Education internship. All participants have gained invaluable experience within the dive industry. Many of our interns have found industry employment in the Caribbean, Caymans, Thailand, and Australia.

 

Acceptance into this program is not an offer of employment or IDC placement. It is, however, a unique first hand experience with the inner workings of a PADI 5 Star Dive Center. We are the only dive center in the BVI with a resident Course Director. Mike Rowe has been in the diving industry for over 23 years and has successfully qualified over 400 instructors. Everyone dreams about it, you can be a part of it!

What’s the deal? 

All candidates get Seamanship training on board our fleet of four Newton Dive Boats, and participate in everything our full time staff do every day. This is a comprehensive industry experience that will give you exposure to every facet of a dive business, including but not limited to:

 

  • Experience/training compressor operation
  • Experience/training to guide divers and snorkelers
  • Assisting with PADI courses
  • Assisting divers and snorkelers with travel plans & making reservations
  • Experience assisting divers with equipment selection, rental and gear purchases
  • Experience in maintaining boats and scuba equipment
  • Training in scuba retail management, retail, inventory and operating a scuba Point of Sale system.

To submit an application for placement in this program, please speak to our Course Director Mike Rowe directly. Contact him via e-mail:  mikerowe@sailcaribbeandivers.com

ONE MONTH INDUSTRY TRAINING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

One Month Programs are available every month except September and October. This program is geared to newly qualified dive professionals who want to gain industry experience before launching their scuba careers.

 

We accept two candidates into our programs each month. Candidates must be PADI Dive Professionals (minimum level: PADI DiveMaster) before enrolling. Qualified individuals will join us for 30 days in a non-paid professional level internship position and will be included as a trainee on our team for 5-6 days a week. The remaining time interns are free to dive, relax and enjoy the island pace or study for further educational courses.

TWO WEEK PRE-IDC INTERNSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM 

Only Available in May & August – This program is great for Divemasters or Assistant Instructors who want to enroll in the IDC program but feel they need a bit more industry experience or an industry refresher before getting started.  Candidates arrive two weeks before the IDC to hone skills while participating in our daily diving activities, and our full time staff are on hand for any assistance you need with the IDC Pre Study.

TWO WEEK POST-IDC & MSDT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

Two week programs are available after each IDC Program in May & August. This program is geared to newly qualified dive instructors who want to become more attractive to potential employers. In this program we combine the Master Scuba Diver Trainer course with one of our incredibly popular Internship programs. At the end of this program you will leave with the ability to teach at least 5 specialty courses, and gain valuable experience working in a PADI 5 Star Facility.

ONE MONTH PROGRAM

Pro Internship Candidate 
Course Fees $400
Course Materials $0
Scuba Equipment We recommend you consider a rent-to-own plan or ask about great rates on brand new equipment
Minimum Certification PADI Divemaster
Additional Fees
$0
Accommodation Shared apt.(ask for current rate)
Medical Insurance Required
Professional Liability Insurance Required -$25
Program Length 4 weeks
What’s the Next Step? Consider enrollment in the IDC and become an Instructor

PRE-IDC PROGRAM

Pro Internship Candidate

Pre-IDC

Course Fees $200
Course Materials $0
Scuba Equipment Candidates must supply own ask about great rates on brand new equipment
Minimum Certification PADI Divemaster
Additional Fees
$0
Accommodation Shared apt.(ask for current rate)
Medical Insurance Required
Professional Liability Insurance Required -$25
Program Length ~2 weeks
What’s the Next Step? Begin your IDC with confidence – you are ready!

POST-IDC PROGRAM

Pro Internship Candidate

Post IDC & MSDT

Course Fees $800
Course Materials ~$195
Scuba Equipment Candidates must supply own ask about great rates on brand new equipment
Minimum Certification PADI Open Water Instructor
Additional Fees
PADI Fees ~$325
Accommodation Shared apt.(ask for current rate)
Medical Insurance Required
Professional Liability Insurance Required -$25
Program Length ~2 weeks
What’s the Next Step? Jump into the industry with both feet – you are ready!

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