You will spend the majority of your time on this internship in the water and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent before you start the internship. While participating on the program, you will complete the first professional level in the PADI system while seeing some of the top dive sites in the region. On your work placement you will be placed in a dive centre where you will undertake your Dive Master course, practise leadership scenarios and help the centre with their day-to-day operations.
The internship begins with a marine conservation expedition. On successful completion of the expedition, you will proceed to complete your PADI divemaster course during your 12 week work placement with a local dive centre. This exciting opportunity will provide practical experience in the dive industry as you assist with daily operations. During your expedition phase expect working days to long and starting early in the morning. Diving days will begin with preparing the dive boat, followed by a short journey to one of the dive sites. Depending on weather conditions, we aim for everyone to have 1 or 2 dives/snorkels each day, 5 days a week, during which you will conduct underwater surveys after completion of your training. You will also learn identification techniques and how to monitor the marine environment.
Enhancing your scuba diving skills with daily dives (weather permitting).
Conducting underwater surveys in the warm waters of the Pacific.
See the colourful coral reef systems of Fiji, and discover a myriad of fascinating marine creatures to study.
Spending time getting to know the local community.
Cultural immersion in the Fijian way of life.
To find out more information and how you can join this internship, please visit the GVI Expedition Page.