PADI Divemaster Internship

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Divemaster trainees on boat during their PADI Divemaster Internship Thailand

90-Day PADI Divemaster Internship in Thailand

Price: 96,800 THB

If you want to either work in the industry as a Divemaster or you want to fully prepare yourself for your Instructor Training, then the PADI Divemaster internship experience will give you everything you need to be a professional in the industry.

As part of the internship you will work with either Kiwidiver or one of our partner centers in a real working environment apprenticeship gaining valuable hands on experience with all aspects of a working dive center.

Why choose Kiwidiver for your Divemaster Training

Think of the Divemaster Internship as a PADI Divemaster Course on steroids. The goal of the internship is to cover so much more than just the minimum performance requirements required by PADI to achieve the basic qualification. It is an apprenticeship including all the additional training you require in the real world to either work in the diving industry or prepare yourself for instructor level training.

The Kiwidiver Internship is a combination of hands on training and diving utilizing specialty courses with skills you will be using throughout your life as a dive professional and real life hands on experience working in a busy dive center with students and customers.

This will be a life changing experience taking you from as little as 25 dives all the way through to the 100 dives, needed to start your Instructor level training. It includes at least 5 different specialty courses and additional experience in each of the disciplines. You will also be introduced to all aspects of diving including Technical Diving and Rebreather Diving. With a Kiwidiver Internship you will work with several different highly qualified professional scuba instructors shadowing them in all aspects of their job learning the way each works differently giving you the most rounded experience.

We also introduce you to additional training on equipment servicing, gas blending and retail sales.

Beyond Training | Gaining Experience 

After you have completed the primary part of your training you have the opportunity to continue with the work experience portion either in the Kiwidiver dive center in Phuket or at one of our partner dive centers.

You will learn all aspects of dive center operations, from greeting customers and processing paperwork to leading dives as a guide and introducing people to their first breaths underwater. You will shadow knowledgable instructors as they teach and gain experience practicing what you have learned under their watchful eye.

By the time you have completed your internship you will be ready to either work full time in the scuba industry as a professional divemaster (where divemaster positions are available) or you will be ready to enter your IDC and become a PADI Instructor or Master Scuba Diver Trainer. You will probably have had so much fun you will want to go directly onto our Instructor Internship.

Divemaster trainee in pool during his PADI Divemaster Course Thailand

We do not use our Divemaster interns as free labor like many dive centers do, where you work in the dive shop and do the minimum number of dives. The purpose of your internship is to learn as much as possible about the job of a diving professional with hands-on experience working alongside dive professionals. As each internship is custom designed for each apprentice, there are some differences in the exact package. Book your interview with Kiwidiver’s Course Director Kevin Black today and allow us to customize a package for you.

Divemaster trainee in pool practicing water skills during PADI Divemaster training Phuket

The Internship includes special discounts on PADI Materials, diving equipment and liveaboard trips while you are training with Kiwidiver.

Internship Details | Divemaster Training 



  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • 18 years old
  • 25 Logged dives
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Current Doctors medical within 12 months.

Passing Qualifications

  • Divemaster with 100+ dives
  • Wreck Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Navigation Diver
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Master Scuba Diver (if you already have one of these specialties we will do another specialty in its place)


Kiwidiver Divemaster Internships typically start in November and run through to the end of January. We take a maximum of two candidates at a time. Because of the flexibility and custom design of the course schedules are created based on each individuals needs. Some people need more time in different areas. If the November intake is full we also have the opportunity to start a second intake in January if the candidate meets certain criteria.


Kiwidiver Training Fee

  • 96,800 THB

PADI Material Fee

  • More information (contact us for details)

PADI Certification Fee

  • $139 AUD (Paid to PADI)

Check out what our last DM Trainees say about their internship

PADI Divemaster course Kiwidiver Phuket Thailand

A divemaster internship at Kiwidiver is for those who want to learn and work hard and that is exactly why we loved it…

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