PADI Internships – Rescue Diver certified to PADI Instructor
If you’re currently a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another dive training agency) and you wish to pursue a professional path to becoming a PADI Instructor, then we’ve developed the following PADI internships to help you make your dream come true and embark on a professional dive career. Our PADI diving internships includes the PADI Divemaster course and the PADI Instructor Development course. For more information on the content of these courses, please see the ‘Path to Pro’ section.
If you have a PADI Rescue (or equivalent agency), then you can start with the PADI Divemaster course (every Monday) and continue all the way through to PADI Instructor in approximately 6 weeks (arrive 4 weeks prior to a scheduled PADI Instructor course). Our Divemaster internships are a great way to gain additional experience before you enroll in the PADI IDC with us. If you are short of the 40 dives required to start the Divemaster course, WE INCLUDE UNLIMITED DIVING with our program, since you need to have 40 logged dives to start the Divemaster course. So, depending on how many dives you are short, we will schedule a pre-week to the Divemaster program where you start getting involved in coral reef surveying, log dives and improve essential dive skills such as your buoyancy control and air consumption. The pre-week will take you up to the required 40 dives – which many dive centers cannot include due to limited resources! We would recommend an early reservation as we do have limited spaces/materials and small group sizes.
For Rescue certified divers (or equivalent), the Divemaster and Instructor with Emergency First Response Instructor, (6 week program) Cost $3931 includes 7 night’s accommodation in Mango Inn hotel, 2 months reef fees, log books, course manuals, new 2017 Instructor manual/Divemaster crew pack, Instructor course IDC crew pack, EFR Instructor manual, Rescue pocket mask, RDP’s (Table and E-RDP ML). PADI fees are included in quote of $3969 but PADI Divemaster fee of $119, EFR Instructor fee of $115 and PADI Instructor application and examination fees of $844, are paid direct to PADI with credit card at time of application and not to Utila Dive Centre.
Book online and we’ll apply our GoPro 6.0 price on the Instructor course, and this package costs $3869 with total savings of over $417 on individual course prices and no hidden extras!!!!
Our Premium Pro Plus plackage includes the MSDT (5 specialty Instructor courses) module, with all fees and materials and optional internship costs a total of $5107 with total savings of $487. Also with our Premium Pro Plus package get free PADI 02 Instructor, IAHD Instructor and ScubaPro Technicians course with our GoPro 6.0 promotion, you just add materials/application fees of $230.
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 7 nights 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 $6-10k (depending on whether you choose the equipment package and/or MSDT and IYT options) you can have 2-3 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!