Beginner to PADI Scuba Instructor Internships
This Scuba Instructor internship includes the PADI Open Water Diver course, the PADI Advanced course, the PADI EFR/Rescue Diver course, the PADI Divemaster course and the PADI Instructor Development course. It is ideal for complete beginners with no diving experience to train to become a PADI Instructor (or we can customise to PADI Divemaster) over a 6 1/2 month period, as it is a standard that an individual cannot enroll on a PADI Instructor course until they have been a certified diver for at least 6 months.
If you do not have any diving certification, then you can start with the PADI Open Water course (any day any time!!!) and continue all the way through to PADI Divemaster in approximately 6-8 weeks. Then you can continue to act in the capacity of a Divemaster at our facility, gaining additional dives, assisting on classes, conducting scuba reviews, and leading divers over the next few months, even taking time out to explore a little of the amazing countries and cultures in Central America. This scuba diving internship is a great way to gain additional experience, and once the date from your Open Water certification has reached 6 months you can enroll in the PADI IDC with us. For some interns who have several months before they join us in Honduras, another option is that they take the PADI Scuba Diver/Open Water diver course locally near their home so they already have a certification date, and when they join us need to spend less time on the island of Utila to complete the training, but can still get a good level of experience.
You can also choose to add the Instructor level MSDT training to this internship with our ‘Premium Pro Plus’ program, which includes the PADI Instructor Development Course, Emergency First Response Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation program. Our ‘Premium Pro Plus’ program includes the PADI Instructor Development Course, Emergency First Response Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation program. Our ‘Premium Pro Plus’ program will train you beyond a regular PADI ‘Open Water Scuba Instructor’, then, after the Instructor course is completed, we will train you as a ‘Master Scuba Diver Trainer’. We will allow you to intern with our full time Instructors at the Utila Dive Centre on Utila so that you will get to put into practice what we taught you during the IDC under the watchful eyes of our seasoned professional staff. There’s no other facility in the Americas that has daily PADI courses or classes scheduled in a way that will allow you to assist on at least 5 PADI courses, from Open Water to Rescue, and gain invaluable real world experience and organizational and logistical skills. By the end of our internship you will have issued up to 15-25 PADI certifications and can apply for your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. You will also have earned a valuable reference from our Career Development Center, which is good for life, wherever you travel in the world as an Instructor.
Open Water to Instructor inclusive package
For non-certified divers, the Open Water to Instructor (6 ½ month though breaks can be arranged) Cost $5459 includes 14 night’s accommodation in Mango Inn hotel, 7 months reef fees, log books, new 2018 Instructor manual/Divemaster crew pack, Instructor course IDC crew pack, EFR Instructor manual, Rescue pocket mask, RDP’s (Table and E-RDP ML) and certification processing and course manuals. PADI fees are included in quote but are paid direct to PADI with credit card at time of application and not to Utila Dive Centre.
Or choose our Premium Pro Plus program that also includes the MSDT (5 specialty Instructor courses) module, with all fees and materials and optional internship for a total package price of $6763 with total savings of $1000! Also with our Premium Pro Plus package get free PADI 02 Instructor, Adaptive Diver Instructor, PADI ‘Resort Operations Specialty’ training and certification and ScubaPro Technicians course with our GoPro 6.0 promotion.
A complete set of scuba equipment from Scubapro can be purchased with this package, including a full set of MK25 regulator and dive computer and all other gear from head to toe, with duffle bag. Reduced from MSRP of $3500 to $2500, an amazing unmatched offer and great saving!
We’ll provide 2 weeks dorm style accommodation in our hotel the Mango Inn when you first arrive on Utila, giving you plenty of time to find a suitable apartment. We would estimate living expenses, including food/rent (based on sharing an apartment), at $800 per month. So for between $10-15k (depending on whether you choose the equipment package and/or MSDT and IYT options) you can have 7 months living on a Caribbean island, become fully trained in a new career as a PADI Instructor, enjoy amazing diving, and obtain a full set of scuba equipment. This is just the beginning of a great lifestyle change.
To book now, or for more information, please contact ‘Director of Professional Training’ Andy Phillips on firstname.lastname@example.org or call international +1-305-420-5959. Don’t delay………Make your life mean something, both above and below the water!