The role of a Divemaster is multi-faceted and includes a range of different activities and responsibilities around the dive operation. Few would argue, however, that the primary responsibility will be to dive: to lead groups of divers around a dive site safely whilst finding and sharing points of interest.
At Aqua-Marina, providing these quality dive experiences is what we do best. We dive two or three times a day, every day. All non-training dives are boat dives, so we can explore the widest possible range of dive sites. We limit group sizes to a maximum of one guide per six divers, and try to divide divers into different groups based on their experience level and general dive skill. This means that experienced divers do not be inconvenienced by inexperienced divers, and the inexperienced divers get proper care and attention from their guide.
Another important role that Divemasters play in the industry is that of a teaching assistant during courses. As a busy PADI training facility, we teach the complete range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba through to Instructor, and have almost always got at least one course running. During the Divemaster internship you will assist in a variety of PADI courses which will help you to refresh your own skills and dive theory; you will witness real students learning new skills for the first time; you will learn how to identify students who are experiencing difficulties as well as learn how to help them to overcome these issues – very valuable skills when you come to work in the industry.
You will work alongside our entire team of highly skilled, motivated and personable instructors, each of whom have their own strengths, experiences and personal styles which you will benefit from.
If you are serious about working in the dive industry then the Divemaster Internship at a busy dive centre is the only proper training there is. Aqua-Marina is the busiest and most dynamic dive centre in the Canary Islands, yet small enough to retain the all-important ‘personal’ atmosphere. You will not find better Divemaster training anywhere else in Tenerife.
Like all PADI Courses, the Divemaster course comprises a list of ‘performance requirements’ which a student must meet before progressing to the next stage, and ultimately finishing the training.
If you are in a hurry, or if you would like to be a Divemaster but do not intend to actually work in the dive industry, then this course can be completed in approximately 10 days. During this time you will need to assist your instructor in delivering a variety of PADI programs. If it happens that the appropriate programs are not being run during your course then the scenario may have to be mocked up (as is routinely the case with Divemaster training “Academies”).
The intensive course will still teach you all of the skills and knowledge which you would need to complete the training, but misses out on hands-on experience with actual customers.
By enrolling in an internship you will become a member of our dive team. You will learn from each and every member of staff at the dive centre, and you will always be dealing with real divers and student-divers.
You will experience the dynamic role of a dive professional, and develop you solution-thinking skills as actual problems arise. You will dive alongside experienced divers and complete novices; the fearless and the terrified; and each of the many people you encounter on a daily basis will teach you a valuable lesson about how to handle such people in the future when you enter the exciting and rewarding world of the dive professional.