Pacific Island and Caribbean Sea Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship

February 4, 2021
Mexico, Fiji
Closing date


This six month internship is designed to give interns a headstart in the exciting career of professional diving. It is specifically catered to those who are interested in the field of marine conservation.

For the first 12 weeks, interns will train in the warm, tropical waters of the South Pacific. They will live, learn, and work on the 14 acre island of Caqalai with an international team of experienced GVI staff and enthusiastic participants from all around the world. Here they will complete the prerequisite qualifications of their PADI Divemaster program. Before assisting the team with conducting marine life surveys, they will first complete their Coral Reef Researcher Speciality, which is exclusively offered on GVI marine conservation programs. Interns will also earn their ILM Endorsed Leadership and EFR certifications while completing this first part of their PADI Divemaster internship in Fiji.

After successfully completing their training, interns will make their way to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to work at a world-class dive centre. Here interns will learn to lead recreational dives, honing their skills so that they can excel in their final Divemaster exam.

Please note that flights between Fiji and Mexico are not included and that you will require a PADI Open Water qualification, or equivalent, before joining other interns in Fiji.

To find out how you can join this internship visit the GVI Expedition page!


  • Earn your PADI Divemaster certification.
  • Earn your PADI Coral Reef Researcher Speciality.
  • Assist in conserving the pristine marine life of the South Pacific.
  • Experience the diverse marine life of the Mesoamerican coral reef, the second-largest in the world.
  • Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14, Life Below Water.

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