Become a PADI Instructor – A Career Change, Sabbatical or Gap Year Program

Beginner to Instructor with Downbelow

Our beginner diver to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Internship takes 3 – 6 month to complete depending on your existing diving qualification and number of logged dives.

It is recommended that you have already tried Scuba diving before committing to a 6 month internship and ideally, if you are already PADI Open Water qualified (or equivalent), this allows more flexibility for completing the course.

The last 2 week section of this internship is the actual PADI Instructor Course – IDC & IE. A pre-requisite for completing this section is to be a qualified diver for a period not less than 6 months.

Water Surface ResuscitationThroughout the internship our Go PRO Instructor Team will team-teach the required PADI Courses, which we find hugely beneficial for candidates, because they gain experience & knowledge from different highly qualified instructor trainers.

In addition to the courses, candidates will also undergo supervised practical training in real life situations, dealing with real people.

We offer UNLIMITED diving throughout the program and you dive EVERYDAY if you wish, so gaining the required amount of experience is fun and convenient as we dive 3 times a day – everyday!

Our PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre is surrounded with fantastic diving.

Even though you will be here to learn, diving is part of this education and with 49 dive sites on our doorstep, no time is wasted on long boat or car rides.

By joining our Facebook profile, you will see what we get up to every day and read about other internship candidates’ daily activities.

Boat diving in the TAR ParkBelow you will see an example of the beginner diver to instructor internship.

But please feel free to contact the Downbelow Go PRO Instructor Team, telling us your current qualification level & number of logged dives (if applicable) and your available time to complete the internship.

We will get back to you shortly to propose a suitable program with quotation.

All internships include private, en-suite accommodation with air-conditioning.

Application fees direct to PADI are not included.

The exception is the Divemaster Course. Please see the fees listed below.

You will no doubt have many questions, please fell free to contact us and download our Frequently Asked Questions pdf for further information

On all courses and internships safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and follow British HSE guidelines. Read more about our dive centre facilities plus equipment & safety.

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