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PADI Divemaster Internships - with PADI IDC college Croatia 2017

Croatia Divers: Team 2007

Croatia Divers is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centre and PADI IDC college Croatia.

Our successful and long running PADI scuba diving internship program takes you from a recreational diver to a professional PADI Divemaster giving you both the qualifications and experience necessary to function as dive professional!

We are the only dive centre in the South of Croatia to have been awarded the prestigious PADI 5 Star Instructor development rating. You can be assured of quality training and experiences. This means that PADI have recognised the excellence in the services that we provide for our divers. There for we can provide you with the full range of courses and dive services, all the way from absolute beginner to PADI Dive Instructors.

You will receive only the highest level of service, tuition and professionalism from our TEAM. BSAC referrals & divers welcome...

Our program gives you the opportunity to gain the best training you can think of to become a real dive pro and in a great team, with a good atmosphere and lot's of fun!

Keywords to success: Fun, professionalism and a great summer in the sun !

After the program you can answer any diver's questions, lend professional support to any PADI Instructor, deal with all the logistics thinkable, know how to deal with a dive center's organisation, sales, problem solving, problem prevention, briefings, client services, flexibility and a bit of management!

Already a Divemaster or equivalent? have a look at our PADI Instructor Intern program >>

PADI Rescue Diver to PADI Divemaster internship

PADI Rescue, EFR, PADI Master scuba diver & PADI Divemaster

Total length of the scuba diving intern program: 11 weeks plus 2 weeks for course days - including days off & exam days

Included in the program

  • PADI PADI Rescue, Emergency first responder, CFC (care for children), AED ( Automated external defibrillator) & PADI Divemaster course
  • 3 Specialty courses that are important to you as a Divemaster
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider - when you come across a diving incident you need to be able to help divers in need, you do not learn oxygen administration during the Rescue course so this course is a must for every dive professional!
    • Equipment Service Specialist - Do you know how to service a regulator or deal with minor errors that can ruin the dive for you and other divers? This is a great course that teaches you how to take care of your equipment which leads to safe and confident diving!
    • Nitrox specialty –By reducing the Nitrogen levels in your body diving is much safer and it greatly reduces the risk of DCS especially when diving as a dive professional. Also, the fact that you are less tired and have more energy after diving is a huge benefit!!
  • Accommodation- sharing - in Croatia Divers staff house by the sea or the intern house near town
  • Up To 60 open water dives. (the required amount to become a PADI Professional Divemaster)
  • Unlimited diving on your days off (limited to space on the boat)
  • Tourist tax of 1 euro per day included for the entire program
  • Croatia Divers T- shirt
  • Dive Center orientation day.
  • Free internet access at the dive center on your days off and during lunch breaks
  • 10% discount on all scuba diving equipment.
  • PADI certification costs for all recreational courses (expect for professional memberships fees to PADI)

What costs can you expect?

  • Participation costs, food, drinks, dive insurance & the PADI DM membership fee (only after course completion)
  • PADI manuals at sponsored rates so at very low prices

Course & intern enrollment requirements

  • PADI AOWD qualification or have an equivalent level from another organisation
  • Medical statement signed by your doctor stating that you are healthy enough to participate in scuba diving activities
  • Basic dive insurance
  • Minimum 20 years old or above
  • Completed eLearning prior your arrival date with PADI for the dive theory
  • Your own wetsuit, mask and fins
  • CV of previous work experience
  • Underwater torch
  • Enthusiastic, hard working, open minded, people skills, sales qualities and last but not least.... A Team player !!!

Optional requirements

  • Guitar would be great - or another music instrument (except your piano) for the staff evenings and the regular staff BBQ's !

Dates of the program

Between 07 April and 15 October

As all our internships are sponsored, the participation costs are only € 449 for the entire program as listed above

Additional courses you could add to your program

  • EFR Instructor course

Already a PADI Rescue Diver with an EFR or equivalent qualification with 25 logged dives?

  • your program would be 10 weeks plus 2 weeks course days - participation costs: 399 euro - accommodation included plus all the above

Only an PADI Open water diver?

  • your program would be 12 weeks plus 3 weeks course days - participation costs: 499 euro - accommodation included plus all the above

Contact us with your CV, preferred dates when you wish to start and your motivation as to why you wish to become a PADI Divemaster

Croatia Diving: Staff having fun

Croatia Diving: Happy qualified divers
Croatia Diving: After diving fun

PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor & EFR instructor internship

Total length of the program: 16 weeks including days off, course, study & Exam days

Included in the program:

  • 16 weeks accommodation - sharing - in Croatia Divers staff house on the sea
  • Up To 100 open water dives. (the required amount to become a PADI Professional AI)
  • Unlimited diving on your days off (limited to space on the boat)
  • Tourist tax of 1 euro per day included (€ 98)
  • Croatia Divers T- shirt
  • Dive center orientation day.
  • Free internet access at the dive center on your days off and during your lunch breaks
  • 10% discount on all scuba diving equipment
  • Full set of rental scuba diving equipment for courses up to Divemaster course
  • PADI certification costs for all courses (expect for memberships fees to PADI)
  • Use of our manuals: PADI Advanced Open Water Manual, PADI Advanced Open Water Data Carrier. PADI Rescue Manual. PADI Accident Management Slate

The participation costs are only € 299 for the entire program as listed above and includes accommodation

What is not included

  • The required PADI materials (AI crew pack included slates)***
  • MSDT Specialty preparation course
  • Business of Nitrox course including DSAT Tec Rec Gas Blender Instructor
  • Business Training for the PADI Professional * New seminar launched in 2009
  • Torch, SMB and Reel

*** If you are affiliated with another organisation as such SSI, CMAS, BSAC, etc. we will order the materials for you and have them posted directly to your home address

During your stay: food, drinks, travel costs, dive insurance & the PADI DM membership fee (only after course completion)

Course & intern enrolment requirements:

  • PADI Rescue qualified or equivalent level from other organisation
  • EFR qualified or equivalent with Care for Children training and AED
  • Medical statement from your doctor that you are healthy enough to participate in scuba diving activities
  • Professional dive insurance
  • Minimum 20 years old or above
  • CV of previous work experience as DM
  • Minimum logged dives: 50
  • Enthusiastic, hard working, open minded, people skills, sales qualities and last but not least.... A Team player !!!

Optional requirements:

  • Guitar would be great - or other music instrument (except your piano) for the staff evenings and the regular staff BBQ's

Dates of the program

We start in May and finish at the 15th of October.

You can choose for :

  1. May & June
  2. June & July
  3. July & August
  4. August & September
  5. September & October

Additional course you could add to your program:

  • PADI Oxygen provider
  • PADI Nitrox divers
  • PADI U/W Videographer
  • PADI Digital U/W Photographer

Contact us with your CV with passport or casual photo, preferred dates when you wish to start and your motivation as to why you wish to become a PADI Assistant Instructor and EFR Instructor

Croatia Divers: Charli the DMComment from Charli

So now the time has come for me to add myself to the long list of people that spent their summer at Croatia Divers and well, what can I say ...I'm lost for words!! ha, only joking - when have you ever known that to happen with me (never!! note from the editor)

Then again what an impossible task to summarize an experience such as this but I'll try my best...as luck (and fate) would have it one sunny day in July a pale faced British girl with a mere 7 dives stepped tentatively into Croatia Divers. Some impressive tuition occured...then some beer penalties ....and 3 months later - just shy of 100 dives - shame :-) a slightly braver divemaster is leaving Vela Luka - what a miracle ! But that was not the best...this talkative female didn't just find a dive center - she found a second home made by all the people around me .. some people have all the luck! So to everyone who made this happen...

I have a final thing to say next SUMMER Dave will be found indulging in his favorite game of 'finding Octopus', Markus will be asleep at the BBQ, Billy will be cooking Chili, glued to the Guardian website - giggling and coming up with more ''inspired jokes''. Marjolein will be playing Super-Mum and she and Bobby will be working like trojans to make sure that everybody is having as good a time as possible! (Bobby will be fixing something with a cable-tie) and Angelina will be in charge of it all!!

And I remain, I'll see you all next season for my IDC

Charli aka Moray, Chuckie and Charles

Croatia Diving: Renato & IlonaComment from Renato (Brazil)

Ladies & gentlemen, good morning...Well after the analysis of the optimalisation process applied to the logistic chain of summer entertainment concentrated with the learning process of scuba diving at a professional level, it was observed that the 9 weeks I spent with Croatia Divers were absolutely fantastic. Thanks to all the staff that implemented the working premises and also out of it, a great friendly and family environment. It is time to go now, but I take with me the conclusion that it was a blast!! Hope to see you all again !

Kapitano Renato mariachi aka El Escorpion del Mar

Comment from Ilona (Latvia)

These 9 weeks were great!! Thanks to everybody. Marcin, Adam keep claiming the Intern house, Elektro can give advice on how to do the dishes...

Thanks to Dave...I started my diving from zero and I enjoyed it a lot. Thank to Billy too as Billy is great! I like soooo.. much all the team..that I feel sad to leave! Rydek triangle is for ever! ha,ha. The biggest kisses I send to Angelina... I had a great time with her and lots of fun and laughs-- good luck with the swimming and pool cleaning :-)

Ilona

Croatia Diving: Andy and SaskiaComment from Andy (Canada)

Hey everyone. Had a great time here in Vela Luka with all the staff, other interns and all the friends I have made! Stay in touch and stay safe. Sparta!!!

Andy aka Moose

Comment from Saskia (Holland)

Heya friends family and dear colleagues,

Thanks again for a great season. I enjoyed every moment of it (again). Next year DMC!"

Love to all, Saskia aka Sas