Blue Magic Scuba

Divemaster Internship

Join the best divemaster internship program in Cozumel and the entire Caribbean. GoPro Blue Magic is Cozumel’s only divemaster internship program based in a real dive center, with our own boats, real divers, and real students and the ONLY one that offers unlimited boat diving to all divemaster internship participants.


Description

Do you love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Join the Blue Magic PADI Divemaster Internship in Cozumel and do what you love to do as a career. PADI trained and certified Divemasters are the most desired dive professionals in the world. As a PADI Divemaster you can see the world and sea the world! Begin to live your dream as a professional dive leader now! Located in Cozumel, Mexico, one of the world’s premier dive destinations, Blue Magic Scuba’s Divemaster Internship program is led by some of the most experienced dive professionals in the Caribbean.

As a PADI Divemaster, you will be able to:

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats world-wide, private yachts or cruise ships in exotic locations.
  • Lead certified divers on guided tours
  • Assist Instructors with students
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Conduct PADI Suba Review programs and refresher courses


Course

The Blue Magic PADI Divemaster internship training course is your first level of professional training. Working closely and directly with our PADI Course Director and other PADI Instructors, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. Remember, Blue Magic Scuba’s Divemaster Internship is the ONLY divemaster internship to offer unlimited diving in Cozumel!

Divemasters who complete our Divemaster internship are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

You can join our Divemaster internship program with any level or certification, from any recognized agency (SSI, NAUI, etc.) or even no certification yet.

Depending on your certification level, your internship will last 4, 6, or 8 weeks.

What’s Included? Included in all GoPRO Blue Magic Divemaster Internships:

  • Professional instruction
  • Unlimited Boat Diving
  • More Fun
  • Free Accommodation
  • Free equipment rental
  • Fun
  • Real, hands-on experience!

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Internship Details

The Blue Magic Scuba PADI Divemaster Internship teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. 

Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Guiding dives for certified divers
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
  • And more

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your college or university for additional details. 

Costs and internship length (All prices in USD):

  • If you are already Rescue Certified your PADI Divemaster Internship program lasts four weeks, and costs $1590 plus $290 PADI manuals, materials and fees.
  • If you join our internship program as an Advanced Open Water your divemaster internship program lasts six weeks, and costs $2290 plus $439 PADI manuals, materials and fees
  • If you join our program as an Open Water Diver, your divemaster internship will last eight weeks, and costs $2790 plus $544 for PADI manuals, materials and fees.
  • If you are not yet certified, but love the water, your divemaster internship will last about 8 weeks and cost $2990 plus $635 for PADI manuals, materials and fees.


FAQ

How long will it take me to complete my training and gain the PADI Divemaster certification?

The time it will take you to complete your training depends mostly on your certification level when you arrive: if you arrive as a Rescue Diver, your internship will last 4  weeks, if you arrive as Advanced Open Water certified, your internship will last 6 weeks, if you arrive as Open Water, or with no certification your internship will last 8 fun-filled weeks.

Are there any prerequisites? What are they?

There are just a few prerequsites:

You must be at least 18 years of age, in good physical condition (click here for medical form) You will also need a minimum of 40 logged dives to biegin the Divemaster course, if you dont have quite that many yet, don’t despair, you can catch up once you’re here at no extra charge.

You must be at least 18 years of age, in good physical condition.

What does a typical day look like?

Every day is different, however most days will have some time in the water, either on a boat or shore dive, or assisting on courses. Additional time will be in a classroom. Sometimes the classroom is under the Palapa, sometimes on the beach and sometimes at a bar or restaurant. There will also be some days to yourself, and some group activities. Each day will be as much fun as you make it.

How much diving will I be doing?

Blue Magic is the ONLY internship program that does NOT limit your boat dives. If you have nothing scheduled, you are free to join one of our daily boat dives (if space is available). Remember, we have three boats, so there is (almost) always space for you!

What equipment do I need?

All SCUBA gear is included in the cost of your internship. Of course, if you have your own gear, you will be more comfortable. For comfort, we do recommend that you have your own Mask, fins & snorkel and a shorty wetsuit, but we have plenty to lend.

Once you start your Divemaster portion of the training you PADI requires that you have a timing device, a pocket mask and two signaling devices.

What else do I need to bring to Cozumel?

Whatever you need for comfort. Normal dress is shorts and T-shirts, no need to bring many changes of clothes. 

What other expenses should I expect?

Our Divemaster internship program provides everything you need except food and personal expenses. Most people find that US$100 per week is enough for food and entertainment, your mileage may vary. 

Tell me more about the free accommodation that’s included.

A shared room with (usually) just one other same gender intern, in-suite bathroom, hi-speed broadband WiFi, sheets and pillow, a shared kitchen, swimming pool and a huge common area with garden, hammocks and a large screen TV. All this at the Blue Magic Hostel.

What if I prefer someplace else?

We believe that staying together is the best weay to encourage teamwork and group learning, however we also understand that some of our interns prefer more privacy or have other requirements. There are many short term or vacation rentals here in Cozumel, from Luxury to budget. 

Will I have any days to myself?

Yes, you will have days off to yourself in addition to the group social events.

Aside from the Divemaster course, I want to learn a specialty or two. Does Blue Magic offer any? And at what cost?

Blue Magic is a PADI 5 Star IDC center and we offer many, many specialties, including Nitrox, Wreck, Deep and others. As DM Candidates we offer special discounts. Check with your instructor about specific course prices.

Now that I’m a divemaster, how do I become an Instructor?

Easy, join our IDC (Instructor Development Course) that we hold 4 times a year.

I don’t have dive insurance yet, how do I sign up?

We recommend DAN (Divers Alert network) insurance.

What is the electrical power?

Just like the USA and Canada we use 110 Volts

Are there ATMs?

Yes, and they are safe, with a typical withdrawal fee of 35 to 50 peso per transaction ($2.00-3.00 US)