**Applications for the 2019 divemaster program will be announced in early 2019**
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Each year the team at Raja Ampat SEA Centre and Papua Explorers Resort takes in 1-2 divers, who have the opportunity to spend up to 6 months here with us, completing their PADI Divemaster course and improving their marine ecology skills, whilst contributing to conservation work in the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Our unique program is designed to integrate the highest standard of dive training with current conservation projects.
This 2 month divemaster course (with possible extension up to 6 months with internship) will develop all the skills necessary for furthering a career in professional diving. Upon successful completion of the PADI Divemaster course, an individual may be offered a position as intern and become directly involved in our PADI 5* Dive Centre, with hands on involvement in our projects, including initiation to coral restoration, ecological monitoring, and capacity building within the local community. This marine ecology internship will help individuals to develop the skills necessary for furthering a career in professional diving and marine conservation.
This special 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 positions 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 apply for this divemaster internship, applicants must have the following:
• PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
• 40+ dives
“To have completed my Dive Master Internship here 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