PADI Divemaster & Marine Ecology Internship – 2018

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, a conservation initiative by Papua Explorers.  This 2 month course, with potential  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 2-3 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!

Tomi, Arno and our 2016 Intern – Jess

“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

For more information and application details, please CLICK HERE 



Life in Raja Ampat, as a Divemaster & Marine Ecology Intern


Many thanks to all who contributed the above photos, including: Jess Nietz, Cenk Ceylanoglou, Itaru Fujita, Calvin Tang, Timon Bogumil and David & Melanie Benz