Scuba Internship

Want to start a professional scuba diving adventure? Just want to expand your knowledge and experience?

The PADI Divemaster Internship Program is the launching position of professional recreational diver education. It is an international recognition of your high level of personal diving skill, instructor support skills, backed up with an instructor level knowledge of diving theory. Divemaster is the prerequisite certification to become an Assistant Instructor and then an Open Water Instructor.

During the Divemaster Internship Program, you complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that will increase your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others to improve their scuba skills. You will learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

Absolute Scuba Bali is the perfect on-site location to become a PADI Divemaster. We can provide on-site accommodation at our dive resort on the beachfront at Padang Bai. You will experience the operational activities of running a dive operation.

We can offer a variety of programs depending on your current certification level.

Divemaster Fast Track Program 14 Days

This is for a Certified Rescue Diver, with a valid PADI Emergency First Response or equivalent first aid, with 40-50 logged dives and be medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within the last 12 months.

Divemaster Internship Program 1 to 2 Months

Depending on your current level of certification, this covers PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced Open Water, Emergency First Response and PADI Rescue course. You will get to explore the great dive sites of Bali and experience first-hand what it will be like to work in a PADI Dive Resort.

Course Overview

The PADI Divemaster course is designed to bring your diving skills to the next level while having lots of fun at the same time. There is a mix of dive theory, workshops, stamina tests, practical skills assessments and diving experience, working with an instructor and students. A brief overview of the main elements include:

  • Dive theory: physics, physiology and dive equipment.
  • Pool sessions: bringing your dive skills to demonstration level to students.
  • Workshops on Discover Scuba Diving, Discover Local Diving, Scuba Review and Skin Diver.
  • Assisting with PADI Open Water Courses and continuing education courses such as PADI Advanced Open Water course.
  • Assisting with dive site management, briefings, and guiding dives.

PADI Divemaster eLearning

If you want to save time and start your PADI Divemaster course before you arrive in Bali, you can complete the PADI Divemaster eLearning Program. This is a fully interactive online version of all the classroom activities that we need to cover, it allows you to cover all the theory. This means we can get straight into the practical aspect of the Divemaster course.

What a PADI Divemaster Can Do

Once you are a certified PADI Divemaster you can guide dives with certified divers, assist with dive courses and independently conduct different PADI programs such as Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Skin Diver and Scuba Review You can gain the Digital Underwater Photography Instructor rating. A Divemaster can conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with an Instructor. They can organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land and boat based.

Usual inclusions (can be changed to suit individual requirements)

  • Rental of all scuba equipment
  • All dives during the course/internship
  • PADI Instructor/s and Divemasters
  • Breakfast and lunch and discount on other food and drinks
  • Parking, boat and porter fees
  • Accommodation at dive resort, usually on twin-share basis
  • Airport pick-up and return
  • Discounts on dive equipment


  • PADI membership fee currently AUD 187 (directly payable to PADI)
  • Medical check – can be done from home or here on Bali


2-week DM Course with accommodation and meal package $1,350.Scuba Internship

Whether you’re a new diver, or an underwater veteran, we have the experience and the staff to create your dream diving experience.