Become a PADI Divemaster with Spanish Dancer Divers. Be a part of our team for 3 month. Live with us, work with us and have fun with us. Divemaster internships run once in every 3 months. The spaces are limited and we only accept 2-3 candidates at a time. To apply you need to be a PADI Rescue Diver or have an equivalent certification and 40 logged dives.
Spanish Dancer Divers has a staff compound. It includes 6 private houses, a big communal garden, BBQ, 4 friendly dogs and 4 cats. Each house has a kitchen, shower and a toilet. You can rent one of these houses for $150 per month and stay with us in the compound. This price do not includes water and electricity.
You should be calculating and average living cost of about $500-$600 per month (rent included) here in Zanzibar. The course itself is free of charge in exchange for the 3 month working internship. But there are still a few costs you will need to pay. The Divemaster theory course online cost 190 euro (purchased on padi.com). You should complete the theory on-line before arrival. At the end of the course you will need to pay directly to PADI for your professional membership which cost $120. There is a one-time $300 immigration visa for students in Zanzibar which covers the 3 months Internship.
Our staff members here at Spanish Dancer Divers are International and friendly. We meet every day at Mangi’s bar for sunset drinks and have dinners and parties on a regular basis. As a team we work together and socialize together.
During the Internship you will be working 6 days a week. Starting at 7:30-8:30 until 18:00. As part of your duties you will: help customers prepare their gear, help load and unload the boats, help keep the dive centre clean and tidy and guide snorkelers. You will get to dive a lot and increase your experience. Our Divemaster trainees do an average of 60-100 dives during their Internship with us.
During the internship you will also need to complete the PADI Divemaster course requirements which include:
- Theory studies- DM Characteristics / DM Role / Risk Management / Dive Physics & Physiology and more.
- Mastering of the Open Water skills demonstration in a PADI Professional level.
- Help instructors teach PADI courses and guide dives.
- Learn to teach Divemaster conduct programs as Scuba review, Skin diving, Discover Scuba Diving and discover local diving.
- Stamina exercises including swimming, snorkelling, floating and more.
- Other skills as setting and managing dive site, mapping a dive site, dive briefing, search and recovery skills, rescue skills and deep diving skills.
- If you are a hard worker and manage to complete your Divemaster requests before the end of the 3 months Internship, you will have a chance of getting experience guiding divers underwater. Depending on the dive centre needs, in some cases we offer our favourite Divemaster trainees a paid job for a few months after completing the course.
Please make sure to apply a few months in advance. When applying please attached your CV, a photo and a short description of your diving experience and certifications.