Travel to the beautiful Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean where you will train to improve your scuba diving skills while participating on our marine conservation and PADI Divemaster internship, conducting vital marine research. Receive the Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality segment of the PADI Divemaster course. This unique offering by GVI & PADI teaches you about best practices when conducting underwater coral reef surveys. This is offered to participants staying for 2 weeks or longer.
This internship is the perfect opportunity to enter the world of professional diving and marine conservation while living and working in a pristine environment to complete what will be a life-changing experience.
YOUR FIRST 12 WEEKS OF TRAINING
During your first 12 weeks, you will conduct underwater surveys of fish, coral, or invertebrate species after completion of your training. You should also expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, beach cleans, marine debris surveys, environmental education sessions with the local community.
YOUR WORK PLACEMENT, THE SECOND 12 WEEKS
After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations in the Seychelles, or in other countries around the world where GVI operates. For you this will be at a local dive centre allowing you to complete your PADI Divemaster certification. During this time you will help with the general day-to-day operations of the centre, learning about the dive industry. This might include tasks like guiding tourists on dives, working in the office, compressing tanks, repairing dive equipment. The majority of your days will be spent diving in the crystal clear waters perfecting your diving skills, while learning to work within the diving community. This work placement is a great first step in a professional diving career. Field work positions can be paid or unpaid, range in duration from one month to one year, and availability varies. Qualification for possible GVI positions is at the sole discretion of GVI.
After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations in Seychelles, or in other countries around the world where GVI operate. Over 50% of GVI staff are recruited from our alumni database. Qualification for positions is at the sole discretion of Global Vision International.
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 as well as with additional diving courses.
- Taking your PADI Advanced and PADI Divemaster courses.
- Complete GVI & PADI's unique qualification, the PADI Coral Reef Research Speciality.
- Learning how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean.
- Exploring different dive sites among the tropical islands of Seychelles, searching for the incredible ‘mega-fauna’ in the area, such as sharks, rays, and dolphins. Take other extra dive courses with local dive shops.
- Developing the techniques needed to survey coral reefs.
To find out more about this programme please visit their Expedition page!