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Divemaster Internships

If you are interested in becoming a Padi professional, we offer divemaster internships. You will be trained by our highly qualified instructors, and will be more than ready to work anywhere in the world when you have finished your training.


We are a Padi affiliated resort and strictly follow their training standards. This ensures their safety standards are met and you will get a worldwide recognized method of training. You will be trained by our English instructors, who have previously worked at an IDC center. They have extensive experience teaching pro dive courses as well as experience teaching lower level course’s on a remote island in Borneo. So whatever level your starting at we can ensure the highest level of training along with lots of fun. We are not the cheapest divemaster internship available and we don’t want to be. We want to ensure that you get the best training possible with small groups and to provide you with all your own Padi training material to keep.


Our internship accommodation is right in the center of Puerto Vallarta, just a few blocks away from the exciting night life PV has to offer, but far enough away for quite evenings studying for your course. The rent is included in your fee’s, you’ll just need daily living expenses and money for utilities. You can eat out at local restaurants from $20mxn and the bus is $6.50mxn to any destination in Puerto Vallarta, so you can live on a tight budget.

Scuba Equipment

Our rates include use of PV Sea Dive’s rental equipment, but we highly recommend that you purchase your own, at cost price from our supplier. Full packages start from $800USD but you can upgrade and/or add equipment such as a dive computer, flash light and any other accessories you may require. If you plan to use your pro dive certification to work in the industry you will need your own gear. We recommend you order at least 2 months prior to arrival in Mexico or we can send direct to your home in the US, or it can be here for your arrival if you live outside the US.


We have included 5 Specialities with the course, so you gain extensive knowledge and inwater experience over and above the standard divemaster courses. Employers like to see O2 provider on your resume as it illustrates competence in an emergency. PPB is a very important speciality improving comfort and air consumption in the water. Deep dive experience is also essential for leading dives at deeper dive sites around the world. Divemaster’s also need knowledge about fish and their habitats, as this is what guests are most interested in. Search and recovery can also be useful for retrieving lost items, and rigging and lifting them. So you will have the training and experience to make you the best divemaster you can be.


A deposit of 20% is required at least 10 weeks prior to arrival, so we can order all your training material in advance and have your room reserved for you. You can pay by PayPal with a 5% surcharge or by bank transfer. Please contact us for further information. We could even send your books to your home in the US, or have them waiting for your arrival if you live outside the US.