Travel to the stunning waters of the Indian Ocean and train to earn your Dive Master while contributing to vital marine research projects.
This internship begins on GVI’s Seychelles marine conservation expedition where for 12 weeks you will advance your scuba diving skills amongst the incredible coral reefs, undertaking intensive training and developing an impressive knowledge of the underwater environment, putting this knowledge into practise as you undertake research of the reef system.
All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead the rest of the pack. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects.
On successful completion of the expedition phase, you will proceed to a work placement at a dive centre on Thailand's coast, as you work towards your PADI Divemaster qualification. This exciting opportunity will provide practical experience in the dive industry as you assist with daily operations.
Scuba Diving Requirements
You will spend the majority of your time on this internship scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent before you start the internship. GVI will supply you with all the training you need to be certified up to PADI Divemaster training as well as with additional diving courses.
After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations in Thailand, or in other countries around the world where GVI operate. Field work positions can be paid or unpaid, range in duration from one month to one year, and availability varies. Qualification for positions is at the sole discretion of Global Vision International.
Training was good and I was confident in what I was doing when I started monitoring, the best aspects of the program were the diving, meeting people and also being able to live with limited resources.