Aquanaut Dive Center | PADI Divemaster Internship diving Philippines diving Palawan
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How to become a PADI Divemaster

The PADI Divemaster course is completed as an internship and lasts around 6 weeks. You begin the internship with theory studies to expand your knowledge on all aspects of diving ranging from equipment maintenance to running dive center operations.

Your instructor progressively guides you on becoming a dive leader. As your confidence grows you expand your knowledge and skills in the underwater environment. As a part of your daily tasks, you assist the instructors and divemasters with our dive trips and PADI courses.

You will form part of the Aquanaut’s team. You work hand in hand with our crew executing all kinds of dive related tasks. You will also attend to our customers, and as you feel more and more comfortable with your skills, you eventually get to guide our divers underwater.

The great thing about the Divemaster internship is that you have unlimited dives ! Your office is the Bacuit Bay where you can explore our numerous dive sites. Food on board or on the gorgeous beaches is also always included.

Upon certification you will be able and ready to find work anywhere in the world. You will be a role model for other divers, professionalism and exemplary behavior will be your standards.

It is more fun in the Philippines and when you arrive here you will find out how much this land has to offer you. As a part of our family, you will meet many people from all over the world and have friends to hang around with. Read a little bit about El Nido before planning your trip.

What you need to bring

  • Your dive equipment(*) :

Fins, mask, snorkel and wetsuit (3 to 5 mm. recommended)

Buoyancy control device (BCD)

Regulator (primary and secondary stage, alternative air source)

Submergible depth and pressure gauge

Dive computer and compass

One audible and one visible signalling device (whistle, surface marker buoy)

  • Sunglasses, sun cream, towel and flip flops
  • A big smile and motivation

(*) Regarding your dive equipment: don’t worry if you are missing some parts. We can provide a discount on all equipment purchases.

What is included

  • Unlimited fun dives for the whole duration of the internship
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty course (Nitrox)
  • Discount on all dive equipment purchases
  • Discount on all PADI Specialty courses
  • Divemaster study materials
  • Lunch on board in all diving trips
  • Discount in Safety Stop Bar

Not included are the PADI certification fees and use of dive equipment.

Prerequisites and Experience required

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training completed within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Have a minimum of 40 logged dives
  • Be at least 18 years old

If you don’t yet have 40 logged dives, or are missing any certification to fulfil all the requirements, you can do it with us. Join our day trips to increase your diving experience and number of logged dives, or finish any PADI course with Aquanaut.

The Divemaster internship can be very flexible and adaptable to your schedule and requirements so please contact us before booking.



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Just contact us for any question or booking and we will be happy to help you.

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