FULL INTERNSHIP


requires a commitment of 

3 days per week for 3 months

(or similar)


PADI Divemaster Course



Become an integral part of our team and earn invaluable experience working in a very busy dive centre.



INCLUDES


Divemaster Crew Pak

Divemaster Application Fee


PLUS


On the job training assisting with real customers and students

Workshops of every description - want to learn something? We'll teach you it!

Fill tanks and maintain equipment

Unlimited use of the training tank

Join our dives as much as you like



AND


+ Project AWARE Specialty Course

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course

Take part in all our environmental activities


Graduation party

Possible continued work for the right candidate










FREE

(subject to prerequisites and selection process)

NEXT INTAKE: APRIL 2020

 

 

PART INTERNSHIP


completed on your own schedule



PADI Divemaster Course



Perfect for candidates who can't commit to the Full Internship, but still want real life, on the job experience.



INCLUDES


Divemaster Crew Pak




PLUS


On the job training assisting with real customers and students

Workshops of every description - want to learn something? We'll teach you it!

Fill tanks and maintain equipment

Unlimited use of the training tank

Join our dives as much as you like



AND


Project AWARE Specialty Course

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course

Take part in all our environmental activites


Graduation party










£650.o0

per person

 

 

FAST TRACK

COURSE


intensive 2 week




PADI Divemaster Course



Perfect for those on a tight time frame or those looking for employment as a PADI dive pro abroad. 



INCLUDES


Divemaster Crew Pak





PLUS


Environmental responsibility workshops

Modern diving workshops

Graduation party










£1,000.o0

per person

Our Goals

During your PADI Divemaster Internship, you will build the skill set needed by successful PADI Professionals. Your mentors are some of the most experienced and highly qualified Instructors around. The owners of The Fifth Point, James (a PADI Staff Instructor) and Nic (a PADI Course Director) will take you under their wings while you become and integral part of the team. You will learn every trick in the book and become an expert in the water and beyond.

Find out more about our team...

Our Values & The PADI Divemaster Internship

  • OCEAN HEALTH: Keep Our Sea Trash Free

    • Every dive we do is a Dive Against Debris. You will see your colleagues pick up every piece of trash they come across, and you can help too!
    • During your Internship, you will take the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course, participate and eventually lead lots of environmental activities like surveys and beach cleans.
  • MARINE LIFE: Protect What You Love

    • During your Divemaster Internship you will take part in numerous eco workshops that will teach you how to deliver courses in an environmentally responsible way plus encourage the divers that you guide to look after the underwater world.
    • You will learn how to demonstrate skills neutrally buoyant and how to conduct teaching sessions with all your students hovering.
    • You will take the Project AWARE Specialty Course.
  • PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY: Leading The Way

    • Our Divemaster Internships are mentored by our experienced team.
    • We are a no touch, no take dive centre. You will become a trail blazer - a rare breed of Divemaster that can introduce divers to a new and responsible way of diving in the UK.
  • HEALING AND WELLNESS: Let's Go Diving

    • We help divers achieve their goals.
    • We value all our customers and strive to give the best customer service you've ever experienced. You aren't a dogsbody during your Internship, you're a team member. You'll be dealing with real life customers in a busy dive centre.
    • Once you've graduated as a PADI Divemaster, all our staff are on hand to give you help, advice and any further training you might need.

We're A PADI 5* IDC Dive Centre

We are subject to PADI’s quality assurance program. This is a globally acclaimed and fully integrated approach to ensure PADI standards are maintained throughout all elements of all courses. You can rest assured that we go above and beyond the requirements of PADI.

 

Before The Internship Begins

After filling in our online application form, potential candidates will be invited to an informal interview. If you're successful, you'll be asked to come in for a 3 day trial where you'll get to know your team mates, how the dive centre operates and meet lots of our customers. You can make sure that our dive centre is the right fit for you before you commit to the full Internship. During this trial, you'll also have to attend and pass an HSE medical before the internship can start. This costs around £180.00 and is payable by you. However, if after the Internship we invite you to join our team permanently, we will reimburse this cost.

The PADI Divemaster Course

There's a lot to get through on the PADI DM course, and with all the extras that we'll be teaching you, you'll certainly be kept busy! Your PADI Divemaster Crewpak is included in your Internship. This comes in an awesome satchel that contains:

  • Your PADI Divemaster manual
  • The PADI Instructor manual in a nice binder
  • 4 Divemaster slates
  • The PADI Divemaster DVD
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Your Discover Scuba Diving cue card
  • A PADI Pro training log
  • Your decal (don't lose this!)

As part of the PADI course portion of the Internship, you will complete:

Knowledge Development

Classroom presentations supported by self-study and knowledge reviews in your DM manual

  • The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising Diving Activities
  • Assisting With Student Divers
  • Diver Safety and Risk Management
  • Divemaster Conducted Programs
  • Specialised Skills and Activities
  • The Business of Diving and Your Career
  • Awareness of the Dive Environment
  • Dive Theory Review

Water Skills Development

You'll complete the following scored water skills

  • 400m swim
  • 15-minute tread
  • 800m snorkel swim
  • 100m tired diver tow
  • Equipment exchange

and the following in water exercises

  • Diver rescue
  • Dive skills workshop

Practical Skills

You'll learn valuable skills in a set of workshops including

  • Dive site set up and management
  • Mapping project
  • Dive briefing
  • Search and recovery scenario
  • Deep dive scenario

Divemaster Conducted Programs Workshops

When you're a qualified DM, there are a number of programs you can run independently. You'll learn how to conduct them in the following workshops

  • ReActivate program
  • Skin Diver course and Snorkelling Supervision
  • Discover Scuba Diving Program in confined water
  • Discover Scuba Diving Program (additional open water dive)
  • Discover Local Diving in open water

Practical Assessments

You'll show off your skills in a number of assessments including

  • Open Water Diver Students in confined water
  • Open Water Diver Students in open water
  • Continuing Education Student Divers in open water
  • Certified Divers in open water
  • Professionalism

The Extras

The Internship gives you a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills that would be impossible in any other setting. Not only will you build your diving skills through the PADI curriculum, the experience you gain from working in a busy dive centre is invaluable.

  • Develop your customer service skills while dealing with our students, subscription members and shop guests
  • Learn how to organise the logistics for regular confined sessions and busy days at open water
  • Participate and eventually lead environmental activities including Project AWARE Dive Against Debris surveys, baby lobster releases, beach cleans and river cleans
  • Assist in Snorkel Safaris at local sites and with the seals at The Farne Islands
  • Learn how to fill tanks and use the compressor
  • Learn how to maintain all types of diving equipment

What's The Difference Between The Full Internship and Part Internship?

We know that not everyone can afford the time to commit to the full Divemaster Internship. The Part Internship has the same curriculum, but it's ran on your schedule.

The PADI Divemaster Course

Your PADI Divemaster Crewpak is included in your Internship. This comes in an awesome satchel that contains:

  • Your PADI Divemaster manual
  • The PADI Instructor manual in a nice binder
  • 4 Divemaster slates
  • The PADI Divemaster DVD
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Your Discover Scuba Diving cue card
  • A PADI Pro training log
  • Your decal (don't lose this!)

As part of the PADI course portion of the Internship, you will complete:

Knowledge Development

Classroom presentations supported by self-study and knowledge reviews in your DM manual

  • The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising Diving Activities
  • Assisting With Student Divers
  • Diver Safety and Risk Management
  • Divemaster Conducted Programs
  • Specialised Skills and Activities
  • The Business of Diving and Your Career
  • Awareness of the Dive Environment
  • Dive Theory Review

Water Skills Development

You'll complete the following scored water skills

  • 400m swim
  • 15-minute tread
  • 800m snorkel swim
  • 100m tired diver tow
  • Equipment exchange

and the following in water exercises

  • Diver rescue
  • Dive skills workshop

Practical Skills

You'll learn valuable skills in a set of workshops including

  • Dive site set up and management
  • Mapping project
  • Dive briefing
  • Search and recovery scenario
  • Deep dive scenario

Divemaster Conducted Programs Workshops

When you're a qualified DM, there are a number of programs you can run independently. You'll learn how to conduct them in the following workshops

  • ReActivate program
  • Skin Diver course and Snorkelling Supervision
  • Discover Scuba Diving Program in confined water
  • Discover Scuba Diving Program (additional open water dive)
  • Discover Local Diving in open water

Practical Assessments

You'll show off your skills in a number of assessments including

  • Open Water Diver Students in confined water
  • Open Water Diver Students in open water
  • Continuing Education Student Divers in open water
  • Certified Divers in open water
  • Professionalism

The Extras

The Internship gives you a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills that would be impossible in any other setting. Not only will you build your diving skills through the PADI curriculum, the experience you gain from working in a busy dive centre is invaluable.

  • Develop your customer service skills while dealing with our students, subscription members and shop guests
  • Learn how to organise the logistics for regular confined sessions and busy days at open water
  • Participate and eventually lead environmental activities including Project AWARE Dive Against Debris surveys, baby lobster releases, beach cleans and river cleans
  • Assist in Snorkel Safaris at local sites and with the seals at The Farne Islands
  • Learn how to fill tanks and use the compressor
  • Learn how to maintain all types of diving equipment

What's The Difference Between The Internships and The Fast Track?

If you're looking to blast your DM course off and head to sunnier climes or you're really strapped for time, the Fast Track is an intensive two week course to help you achieve your goals. It includes the full PADI Divemaster curriculum, and although it doesn't include the majority of the extras or experience you'd get from our Internships, you'll still emerge as a well rounded Divemaster.

The PADI Divemaster Course

Your PADI Divemaster Crewpak is included in your program. This comes in an awesome satchel that contains:

  • Your PADI Divemaster manual
  • The PADI Instructor manual in a nice binder
  • 4 Divemaster slates
  • The PADI Divemaster DVD
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Your Discover Scuba Diving cue card
  • A PADI Pro training log
  • Your decal (don't lose this!)

As part of the PADI course portion of the Internship, you will complete:

Knowledge Development

Classroom presentations supported by self-study and knowledge reviews in your DM manual

  • The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising Diving Activities
  • Assisting With Student Divers
  • Diver Safety and Risk Management
  • Divemaster Conducted Programs
  • Specialised Skills and Activities
  • The Business of Diving and Your Career
  • Awareness of the Dive Environment
  • Dive Theory Review

Water Skills Development

You'll complete the following scored water skills

  • 400m swim
  • 15-minute tread
  • 800m snorkel swim
  • 100m tired diver tow
  • Equipment exchange

and the following in water exercises

  • Diver rescue
  • Dive skills workshop

Practical Skills

You'll learn valuable skills in a set of workshops including

  • Dive site set up and management
  • Mapping project
  • Dive briefing
  • Search and recovery scenario
  • Deep dive scenario

Divemaster Conducted Programs Workshops

When you're a qualified DM, there are a number of programs you can run independently. You'll learn how to conduct them in the following workshops

  • ReActivate program
  • Skin Diver course and Snorkelling Supervision
  • Discover Scuba Diving Program in confined water
  • Discover Scuba Diving Program (additional open water dive)
  • Discover Local Diving in open water

Practical Assessments

You'll show off your skills in a number of assessments including

  • Open Water Diver Students in confined water
  • Open Water Diver Students in open water
  • Continuing Education Student Divers in open water
  • Certified Divers in open water
  • Professionalism

  • Unlimited training tank sessions - jump in and practise whenever it's free
  • Come diving with us as much as you like during your course
  • Big discounts on gear
  • The right candidates will be asked to join our team permanently

PADI Divemaster Application Fee

On completion of your Divemaster program, there is an application fee paid directly to PADI. This is currently £98.40 (Prices are accurate as per PADI's 2019 pricelist but are subject to change.) This fee is only included in our Full Internship. For candidates taking the Part Intership and Fast Track, this is not included.

HSE Medical

In order to work as a PADI Professional in the UK, you are required to pass an HSE Medical. This costs around £180.00. For those candidates who are offered a permanent position in our team, this fee will be reimbursed.

 

Other expenses that are not included:

  • Accommodation - if you need somewhere to stay, please let us know and we can recommend some places near by
  • Travel between sessions - you'll need transport from the dive centre to the swimming pool, classroom (if required) and open water sites. Open Water depends on conditions. We'll try and get in the sea locally as much as possible which will be about a 15 minute drive from the dive centre. If conditions further up the coast are more favourable, it's about a 60 minute drive. If the sea is blown out and we're forced in land, our nearest lake is about 90 minutes drive.
  • Entry to inland sites
  • Meals

To enrol on our PADI Divemaster programs you must:

  1. Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
  2. Be at least 18 years old
  3. Have 40 logged dives (and 60 before certification)
  4. Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or equivalent) within 24 months
  5. Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months (this is your normal RTSC medical statement signed by your GP - not the HSE medical)

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Your next step on the PADI ladder is to become an Instructor. This gives you the ability to teach all levels of PADI Courses and starts with one of our Instructor Development Courses.