Divemaster Internship

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New Wave Divemaster Internships Koh Tao - creating new careers for people wanting to live an amazing lifestyle in paradise!!

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Get ready to change your life with our Divemaster Internship on Koh Tao!

The dive training you receive will prove to be be an unforgettable experience, during which you will receive extensive training from a beginner scuba diver through to a qualified, knowledgeable, professional diver able to gain paid to dive around the world, be it on a GAP year, sabbatical or even lifestyle change!! 

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Sunset on the Dive Boat, Night Diving koh tao

What is the Divemaster Internship?

The Divemaster Internship is a diving package for those that want to do it all!

We have packaged together a number of courses to train a non-diver right through to a professional divemaster.

These diving courses take a combined time of 2 - 3 months depending on the individual, during which time you will become an important part of our New Wave Diving family, and benefit from meeting many like-minded people from across the globe, while on a daily basis you'll explore sunken shipwrecks, coral reefs and secret deep-sea pinnacles. 

Our Divemaster Internship packages provide you all the tools to become a qualified SSI Divemaster, which is the first professional SSI rating and enables you to get paid for diving around the world.

It is one of the most enjoyable positions in the scuba diving industry since you get paid to dive on the many beautiful reef systems that surround the globe. Divemasters also become one of the most valued members of any dive team, coordinating the dive trip logistics & taking leadership roles as professional divers.

Combine this with unlimited diving for the whole time you are with us, as well as nightly sunsets at our Beach Bar and Restaurant, or perhaps on the boat when night diving, it's no wonder that these packages are so popular!  

The Divemaster Insternship can be completed by anyone aged 18 years and older that is medically fit, or else has a doctors approval for diving.

Either way, as part of the course we need to get a medical completed on Koh Tao which costs 250 THB.  

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What's Included in the Divemaster Internship?

Stingray Package
THB 67,600
Highly Competitive Price for Koh Tao
Digital Materials OW - DM
2 - 3 Months Unlimited Diving
Unlimited Sail Rock Trips
Individually Catered Course
2 Reef Clean Up Days
All Equipment Rentals
10% Off Equipment Purchases
Free Taxi on Arrival & Return
2 x New Way Diving T-Shirt (700 THB)
Free Dry Bag (RRP 650 THB)
Free Dive Briefing Slates
Free Diving Insurance
Open Water Course
Advanced Course
React Right Course
Rescue Course
Dive Guide Course
Science of Diving Specialty
Specialty Diver Certification
Divemaster Course
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Barracuda Package
THB 75,600
Full Retail Price of 84,900 THB
Digital Materials OW - DM
2 - 3 Months Unlimited Diving
Unlimited Sail Rock Trips
Individually Catered Course
2 Reef Clean Up Days
All Equipment Rentals
10% Off Equipment Purchases
Free Taxi on Arrival & Return
2 x New Way Diving T-Shirt (700 THB)
Free Dry Bag (RRP 650 THB)
Free Dive Briefing Slates
Free Diving Insurance
Open Water Course
React Right Course
Rescue Course
Dive Guide Course
Science of Diving Specialty
Specialty Diver Certification
Divemaster Course
Nitrox Specialty
Navigation Specialty
Advanced Open Water Certification
Night Specialty
Deep Specialty
Master Diver Certification
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Whaleshark Package
THB 83,600
Full Retail Price of 95,150 THB
Digital Materials OW - DM
2 - 3 Months Unlimited Diving
Unlimited Sail Rock Trips
Individually Catered Course
2 Reef Clean Up Days
All Equipment Rentals
10% Off Equipment Purchases
Free Taxi on Arrival & Return
2 x New Way Diving T-Shirt (700 THB)
Free Dry Bag (RRP 650 THB)
Free Dive Briefing Slates
Free Diving Insurance
Open Water Course
React Right Course
Rescue Course
Dive Guide Course
Science of Diving Specialty
Specialty Diver Certification
Divemaster Course
Nitrox Specialty
Navigation Specialty
Advanced Open Water Certification
Night Specialty
Deep Specialty
Master Diver Certification
Wreck Specialty
Advanced Wreck Specialty
Equipment Maintenance Workshop
Dive Equipment Retail Workshop
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What's the Schedule?

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The New Wave 2 - 3 month scuba diving internship package provides absolutely everything you need to train from beginner to SSI Divemaster; all scuba diving courses, SSI materials and certification costs and unlimited diving.

The only fees not covered are those directly payable to SSI that are required to establish your professional recognition, which is roughly 2,700 THB.

On a daily basis you’ll be exploring the coral reefs, pinnacles and wrecks around Koh Tao, while being given increased responsibility that is gained through increased hands on experience and having a great time along the way.
 
As an award winning SSI Instructor Trainer Center, we offer professional training at the highest standards by one of the world's largest scuba diving agencies - SSI. All training is conducted under the direct supervision of our experienced instructors.
 
We realize that each student is different, and often have different goals and time-frames in which to complete the dive internship, and as such, we make sure to cater each course to each individual. 
You will begin your internship with a warm welcome and be introduced to your mentor, who will be involved with your training from the very start. They will get you to your room, and when ready, give you a brief tour of the area, our facilities, and take you out for a meal.
When comfortable, and recovered from your travel, you will then begin the scuba diving courses:
 
 
This is the entry level scuba diving course for all individuals. This course will run through over a period of 2.5 days, and teaches you all the basic knowledge of how diving works and what you need to do to stay safe, while enjoying yourself as much as possible. It also covers all the scuba skills, very few of which change no matter which level diver you become, and includes four open water dives around the beautiful reefs of Koh Tao, Thailand. Find out more information about our Open Water Course
 
 
 
 
The second course of the Stingray Package is the Advanced Course, while all other packages it is exchanged for Specialties. These all focus on developing your 
diving ability.
 
The Advanced takes place with 5 dives during which your scuba diving skills will receive minor improvements, and your scuba diving knowledge will be developed as you experience 5 specialized areas of diving. This includes a deep dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters, an underwater navigation dive, and much more 
 
During the specialty courses your knowledge and ability in each of these areas will be developed according to which specialty you undertake. 
 
When ready, usually when you have completed around 20 dives, we will begin the next part of your dive training, with what many describe as the most developmental course; The Stress and Rescue Diver.
Here the training steps up a gear during since the purpose of this course is to train you how to assist with people in trouble WITHOUT endangering yourself. This means that you will need to establish what your current capabilities are at this level, which is found from a number of fun and challenging Rescue Scenarios.
 
 
During this course you will develop expert knowledge on scuba diving theory, learn to perform skills to a demonstration level, which will then help you for the coming assists with students in training.
You will also learn how to provide relevant Dive briefings in order to be able to lead certified divers around the beautiful reefs of Koh Tao. As part of your Divemaster internship with us, you will receive a certification upon completion..
If you are already a certified diver then please let us know. We’ll be able to give you credit for whatever dive training you already have.

Just let us know through the Contact Us page and we’ll send you a customized package. 

Additional Information

equipmentThe New Wave Divemaster Internship includes all equipment rentals for the duration of your course here. 
 
However, if you are considering continuing to work as a qualified Divemaster, it is highly recommended that once you reach this stage, or even before, that you purchase your own equipment, and our team here can assist in recommending the exact equipment to meet your needs, whether a lightweight BCD and Regulator, perfect for travel, or something basic and cheap.
 
 
All course materials and certification fees are covered, apart from the final application to SSI to receive your official professional membership, which is 2,700 THB. 
At any time during your internship with us you are welcome and encouraged to join and simply go diving.
 
However, we do request that you have some very basic pieces of safety equipment, namely;
  • A Surface Marker Buoy (approx. 400 THB) - to indicate to other boats where you are
  • A Dive Computer (approx. 9,000 THB) – to track your dive time and stay within the safe diving limits. 
  • A Diving Compass (approx. 1,500 THB) – to make sure you know where you are.

All of these items are available here on Koh Tao. 

Koh Tao Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in our packages. However, we do assist all our customers whenever we can.

There are various options that offer monthly accommodation, and most start at around 7,500 THB per month, inclusive of all bills and wifi. This is for a fan room. Prices increase from here, with AC varieties available for around 10,000 THB per month. 

Generally we advise booking somewhere for the first few nights and then we can show you around so that you can decide where you would like to stay. You can find some of these at the bottom of the page! 

How to Proceed?

There's 2 simple options - the first, follow the book now links and all will be straightforward. You will be taken to Paypal to place a deposit of 5,000 THB, after which you will receive an email confirmation of your booking, usually within 10 hours. 

We start courses every day, so don't worry about the start date!

We understand planning holidays is hard, and if you're like us, the last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to arrange every single detail. For this reason we offer a 100% refund policy on all cancellations within 12 hours.

Alternatively, send us an email and see what we can do to help. Perhaps you're not sure if you want to join straight away with a course, or perhaps your commitments make the above time-frame not possible...

No worries - simply tell us what's on your mind and we will do whatever we can! 

What's Next?

Graduating from your Koh Tao Divemaster Internship opens a range of exciting new options & you’ll be well-prepared to take advantage of them.
You could put your new SSI Divemaster rating to use by seeking employment within the recreational diving industry, whether with us, or further afield, with which we are more than happy to help.
 
Otherwise you could further your training through to SSI Instructor, which enables you to certify new divers. 
 
Alternatively you could diversify into specialized diving activities such as underwater photography or videography, deep / technical diving or marine conservation.
If you do decide to continue with your internship, and upgrade to the next level, Instructor Internship, then we will simply apply this internship against the Instructor Internship, meaning that if in doubt of which internship to take, there is no reason not to start with at least this Koh Tao Divemaster Internship and see what happens from there.

Koh Tao Diving Hostel Options, Koh Tao Diving Dorms, Koh Tao Budget Accommodation

Dorm Rooms

Koh Tao has a number of lovely dorms of varying budgets. For those diving with us on scuba courses or certified divers, some of the dorms we work with are listed here.

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Koh Tao Diving Mid-price accommodation option, Private rooms and bungalows for mid-range prices

Mid-Range Rooms

If a dorm is not what you're looking for, but you don't want accommodation that will detract from your diving budget, then look no more... 

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Koh Tao Diving Luxury Accommodation, Pool Villas Koh Tao, VIP Villas Koh Tao

Beach Huts and Luxury Villas

Time to splurge - it's holiday time! Accommodation and villa options our scuba divers choose from 3,000 THB per night and upwards.

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