Make the beach your new office and kickstart your diving career!
'Working' at the beach every day might sound like a dream but it can be a reality! Divemasters have the amazing job of working on the beach and diving every day. Long gone are the days when you had to follow in your parents' footsteps, study and work in an office and with so many amazing possibilities out there, why settle for anything less.
Our Diving Internship is flexible and allows interns to get a taste of working in the dive industry. Interns can begin the internship at any experience level (beginner or Divemaster) and can go as far as they like with their dive qualifications. Becoming a Divemaster is the first step in a professional diving career. We also offer Instructor Courses at certain times of the year for interns looking to take their career to the next level. If you are interested in becoming a PADI Instructor, contact us for details on the next Instructor Course or check out our Facebook page for updates about upcoming IDC and IE.
Interns work at the beach during the week, Monday to Friday, with Triton Dive Centre. This is great experience to check out what life working with a dive charter is like and to add to your CV. Interns also take part in our marine research dives, taking photographic data of manta rays, ragged-tooth sharks, whales, turtles and nudibranchs. They also get the opportunity to take part in Marine lectures which are great to increase your knowledge about the ocean which can be used when taking clients on dives.
After lectures and database during the week, or after work during the busier season interns are free to relax at the camp or explore the town. Interns can then head out for sundowners at a local view point or have a braai (barbecue) at Triton's fire area. Every night the Triton staff organise a fire, this is great to experience a traditional South African braai, chat to experienced dive professionals, relax and socialise. During weekends there are more trips, these can either be overnight trips to Kosi Bay or a trip to Lake Sibaya to watch the hippos and have drinks by the water.
Sodwana Bay is a small rural town but there are loads of incredible things to keep volunteers busy, just check out the extra things to do.
PADI Open Water to Divemaster (see course list in the Info Pack).
All required dive training manuals.
Total 60 dives.
Transport to and from the Sodwana Bay beach as well as around Sodwana.
Gate fees into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Food (Each week interns buy food at Spar and prepare their own food in the shared kitchen).
Accommodation at Triton Dive Lodge.
Marine lectures and certificate.