Our Eco Divemaster Internship.....
In 2010 , we offered the first Eco Divemaster Internship of its kind in Honduras here in Roatan.
For some wanting to become a PADI Dive Professional has always been an important goal and for some always wanted just to improve
their scuba diving skills, and maybe learn a litlte about the underwater environment .
So we sat down and put together a Comprehensive Eco-Divemaster Internship for those wanting and understanding that just being a PADI Divemaster is often not enough to compete for the best Divemaster jobs. In a world where people are more and more concerned about the well-being of our oceans and coral reef ecosystems, more knowledge is needed about this pristine environment.
Many of our past Interns always wanted to improve their knowledge about marine biology. On the other hand, many of our PADI Divemaster candidates wished they would have learned more about the underwater world. And the importance of Sharks - Coral - The Marine Life and the Reef Ecology !
So why don’t we just combine those aspects in to One Unique Internship - So we did !
We are totally unique from all other PADI Dive Centers here. You will NOT be running around being used as unpaid staff. We have had 17+ years of experience in the diving industry, and running Dive Centers, and understand that it is not conducive to work 10 hours a day, 6 days a week in scorching heat, looking after others, whilst trying to learn to be a Professional Diver !
Another unique quality of our internships is we operate 6 days per week, so that gives you a fee day to explore Roatan and absorb what you have learnt, get up to date on your reading, relax by the pool .
But what about “ work “ experience?
We have that covered. As you progress in your PADI Divemaster Internship you will be given more and more Dive Center tasks to complete under the guidance of your Dedicated Mentor and our Instructor team. This builds your confidence and allows you to experience what being a Divemaster is all about. In addition we are affiliated to another PADI Dive Resort in the Bay Islands and when the time is right, and all parties agree, you can complete 1 Months work experience with them, if you want , subject to Terms & Conditions .
During your time with us you will learn to be a dive guide and teaching assistant. Also we teach you how to maintain the diving equipment and obviously lots and lots of diving !
Throughout your internship our Team will be on hand to ensure you will have a great time and give you loads of assistance.
All diving is Unlimited for the whole duration you are with us some of our interns manage over 100 dives , so no limited dive numbers ! “ But remember Training comes first ! “
On staff we have PADI Multi-Platinum Course Directors , PADI Staff Instructor’s and MSDT’s & PADI Divemaster’s, who are all there to ensure your Divemaster internship runs smoothly, and that you make the best of all of the opportunities that are presented to you.
The majority of our PADI Divemasters have gone on to use the qualification for employment and continuing their education. Some are now working PADI Divemasters others continued on to our monthly PADI Instructor Development Course .
Our Unique Eco-PADI Divemaster Internships : 6-12 week Internships With Unlimited Diving & Shark and Coral Reef & Fish I.D lectures and dives during Training. AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty and Lectures and 2 Dedicated Shark Dives and Reef Fish and Coral I.D Lectures and Dives all in One Amazing Comprehensive PADI Divemaster Training with Dedicated Go Pro Instructors Mentors ...
Roatan Dive Center : Is an R.E.E.F Field Station and All New Dive Center with Multimedia Classroom and a perfect location for training. Local sites include confined and O/W site that meets all the required PADI Performance requirements.We offer Only the most up to date PADI Curriculum and related Courses. Coupled with the most current PADI Materials & Manuals.Plus up to 50 Dive Sites within Roatan's Marine Park for Our O/W Training and Fun Dives. All this is located in a quite idyllic corner of the North Shore of Roatan .......
Our Pro Platinum Internship includes FREE Post Training work experience program :
ALL NEW - Pro Platinum Internship & Work Experience - 10 weeks Comprehensive Training - Unlimited Diving 2016 PADI Divemaster Crewpack & E-rdp-ML & AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty and Lectures and 2 Dedicated Shark Dives , Coral and Fish Lectures and Dives
Plus 1 Months work experience in Cayos Cochinos at a neighboring Island Resort . .......
Roatan Dive Center : All New Modern Dive Center in 2014 and Multimedia Classroom and a perfect location for training site a confined and O/W site that meets all the required PADI Performance requirements .
We offer Only the most up to date PADI Curriculum and related Courses. Coupled with the most current PADI Materials & Manuals. Plus up to 50 Dive Sites within Roatan's Marine Park for Our O/W Presentations during Training .
All this is located in a quite idyllic corner of the West End Village at the Sueno Del Mar Resort .......
Our Eco-Divemaster Internship includes:
FREE Diving for Life to our Eco-Divemaster Interns - Subject to Terms and Conditions
FREE Work Experience post Training in the UNSECO Protected area of Cayos Cochinos - Limited Spaces !
PADI Divemaster course taught by our Dedicated Staff & PADI Course Director as an internship format.
Unlimited dives during your training - No limited diving
Equipment Rental Free during Training ( If required ).
AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty and Lectures and 2 Shark Dives
In-Depth Coral Lectures & 2 Coral I.D Dives
Fish I.D Lectures & I.D Presentations followed by 2 Fish I.D Dives
Equipment Repair workshops - inc Regulators & Valves
AWARE Shark Conservation Course & PADI Certification - 2 Dives
2 Dedicated Shark Dives at " Cara a Cara point
Project AWARE - Beach and U/W Clean ups
Shark and Reef Dives and Materials
Marine Park Fees
Minimum 10 - Training simulated and certified diver leads
Night Dives where required
Plus Coming Soon in 2016 extra Programs .
Pro U/W Photography Courses coming in 2018 - Train with a Dedicated Photo Professional .
Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Training
Posieden Rebreather Training in September 2018
Exclusive PSI Cylinder Inspection Training - Courses to U.S Standards and Accreditation .
EFR Instructor Course & Certifictaion available to all our Eco-Candidates.
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor available to all our Eco-Candidates.
Gain the Marine Park Lionfish License at an extra cost .
FREE Post Training work experience program including Accommodation and Meals - Transport . Dive and Medical Insurance Mandatory - 4 Lucky Candidates per Month.
ALL NEW - Pro Platinum Internship & Work Experience - 10 weeks Comprehensive Training - Unlimited Diving 2018 PADI Divemaster Crewpack & E-rdp-ML & AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty and Lectures and 2 Dedicated Shark Dives , Coral and Fish Lectures and Dives
Plus 1 Months work experience in Cayos Cochinos at a neighboring Island Resort .
So why Our program ?
From its inception in 2010 Our Eco-Divemaster Internships were designed to go beyond the standard courses offered by Training and Certifictaion agencies. The Dive Industry is crying out for quality knowkedgeable Dive Professionals. Unfortunately most courses leave the Candidate with still much to learn. So our PADI Course Director & Roatan Dive Center Owner Gary Miller put together a program that filled the gaps and trained Candidates to a level of competence required to succeed in the Industry. By using the PADI Divemaster Course as a foundation we added an Internship format and then went 10 steps even further by adding in Lectures and Dives on Corals - Reef Fish and Creatures and Ultimately Sharks.
Together with the AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty and Lectures and 2 Dedicated Shark Dives
In charge of your Training is our Platinum Course Director Gary Miller offer a dedicated and comprehensive Training that is set to a higher Standard and more Comprehensive than required by PADI - Unlike some Divemaster courses that are offered over 7 -15 days , we prefer to offer a longer Much More Comprehensive and Fun Curriculum over 4 to 6 weeks to develop you as a more rounded and employable PADI Professional . We cover more Classroom - C/W - O/W and Adventures in Diving Presentations and incorporate a detailed Rescue Skills work shop as well - We want you to be ready for your Very first Group of Divers as a PADI Pro whether it's small group or a DSD - Helping with an O/W Course or Rescue Class. remember you are here to get the most out of your Divemaster Training Course and be Guided and Developed as a more Competent and Qualified PADI Divemaster or Instructor Candidate .....