**2017 positions have been filled. Please feel free to contact us using details below to register your interest for future Divemaster & Marine Ecology Internships**
Want to spend up to 6 months in Raja Ampat? Join us for a Divemaster Internship like no other – improve your scuba diving and marine ecology skills, while contributing to conservation work in the heart of the Coral Triangle!
This unique internship is designed to integrate the highest standard of dive training with current conservation projects conducted by Raja Ampat SEA Centre, an NGO at Papua Explorers. This 2-3 month course, with possible extension up to 6 months with an internship, will develop all the skills necessary for furthering a career in professional diving and marine conservation.
This opportunity is on offer for those passionate about diving and marine life, who are looking to make a greater commitment to improving their scuba diving skills, and gaining experience working in marine conservation projects within the Raja Ampat region.
With just 2 internships on offer each year, this is an exciting opportunity for the right people to fulfil a rewarding, yet demanding role, whilst immersing themselves in the waters of Raja Ampat – the most marine bio-diverse place on earth!
“To have completed my Dive Master Internship at Papua Explorers was a truly unique experience in absolute paradise. Not only was I able to grow and develop my dive knowledge and skills but I became a confident diver guided and supported by the most professional team. However, it didn’t end here I was also able to take part in species identification and conservation, not to mention I was able to dive on some of the most pristine and diverse coral reef systems in the world! All desired aspects were covered and education was never limited, it extended far beyond a written text book and I believe the true value of all this knowledge gained came from the many smiles, laughs and interactions with the beautiful Papuan people. It was a lesson learnt from the heart of Raja Ampat. Thankyou Papua Explorers!” Jess Nietz, PADI Divemaster & Marine Ecology Intern, 2016
By participating in our divemaster course you will receive the following:
Marine Ecology and Conservation
> monitoring of megafauna sightings including data collection, data input and interpretation, database management
> introduction to Yaf Keru reef restoration project, including structure construction, coral transplantation, coral ID, surveying techniques and monitoring
> introduction to Manta ray population monitoring skills
PADI Divemaster Course Fee: €6000 for up to 6 months stay
Following the successful completion of the PADI divemaster course, an internship may be offered for a length of 1-3months depending on resort needs and student availability. The internship position involves:
Interns will be directly involved in Papua Explorers PADI 5* Resort Dive Centre operations as a full time staff member, as well as participating in Raja Ampat SEA Centre’s conservation projects.
Internship Fee: There are no fees payable for the completion of this internship
(Please note, this is an unpaid internship, with no salary involved)
Not included: International/domestic flights / Social visa and extension fees (sponsor letter and assistance will application will be provided) / PADI Divemaster crew pack (approx €300)
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