Why Choose Aqua-Marina?
The principal benefit of completing your Divemaster training through an internship programme is to gain hands on experience of working within the diving industry.
Once you ‘Go Pro’ and you start working in the diving industry, you will find that no two dive jobs are the same. In each different part of the world you will find different expectations of what this job involves.
Nobody can train you for every forseeable scenario, however, through our guidence and the roles and responsibilities trusted to you during your internship with us, we can ensure that you are adequately prepared to adapt to the challenges you face in the future.</p /div>
One of the busiest dive centres in the Canary Islands
Learning the theory and the practical skills is important, of course, but to really be a professional you need more than what can be learned from a book or a few sessions in a swimming pool. You need to know how to read and adapt to the people around you.
Every guest who walks in the door is unique, with their own experiences and expectations. A successful professional will understand this and adapt to the person they are dealing with. During an Internship with us you will be interacting with dozens if not hundreds of these guests.
Diving Tenerife since 1999
Aqua-Marina was established in 1999, which makes us one of the oldest established dive centres in the Canaries. Throughout the last 19 years we have been diving Tenerife almost every single day. In this time we have trained thousands of people to dive, and have issued hundreds of professional diving certifications.
A team of 5 exceptionally experienced instructors
Our multinational team of instructors has a combined total of over 70 years experience in the diving Industry. We have cut our teeth in a wide range of world-class dive destinations including – but not limited to – Indonesia, Egypt, Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Malaysia, Malta, and the Philippines. We are Instructors in recreational diving, not only with PADI but also with BSAC, SSI, and CMAS to name but a few. Several of us are also Technical Diving Instructors, with experience in Trimix diving and Closed-Circuit Rebreathers.
Do you want to know what it’s like to work on a livaboard? Maybe you need advice about working visas in Vietnam? Perhaps you have no idea just yet – speak to us: we’ve been there and done that and we will be glad help you on the way to your next adventure. This wealth of knowledge is available to you all day, every day.
PADI Specialties that count!
A prepared, knowledgeable and versatile professional has skills and qualifications beyond their basic level of training. There are a huge number of complementary qualifications which will benefit a professional diver.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty allows divers to extend their bottom time by reducing the amount of Nitrogen in their breathing gas. This is an incredibly common qualification among recreational divers and so – we feel – it is a crucial qualification for a Divemaster to posses. For this reason, anyone enrolled on a two- or three-month internship will receive training in Nitrox use for free.
The other common PADI Specialty which most affects the limits which your future customers can dive to is the PADI Deep Diver Specialty. Training as a Deep diver is also included in the two- and three-month internships at no extra cost.
Since some interns will already posses one or both of these qualifications whilst others will not, the certification fees for each of these specialties is not included. To receive recognition for the training we provide, interns will be charged just €50 per specialty.
Upon completing training in diving with Nitrox, Interns are welcome/encouraged to use Nitrox on their dives for free.
International contacts in the diving industry
Looking for work after you are qualified? We have contacts all throughout the Canary Islands and beyond (see above!!). Furthermore we receive job applications on an almost daily basis. We know what prospective employers are looking for and we will help you to craft your CV and covering letter to appeal to the people who matter.
For those candidates who stand out from the crowd – the ones who apply themselves and hold themselves to the highest standard – we will gladly make recommendations among our contacts, wherever you chose to go next.</p /div>
Additional complementary skills
As one of the few dive centres in Tenerife with our own Nitrox compressor, our interns not only get to dive with Nitrox on most dives, but will gain experience in operating both this and our Air compressor. There is also the opportunity to gain experience in our equipment maintenance workshop for those who are interested.
For those who wish to delve deeper into different diving disciplines and gain truly advanced knowledge and skills, we also provide PADI TecRec training up to Tec50, with further training in Sidemount, Tec-Sidemount and gas blending available. Please note that these courses are not included in the Internship, but will be available at reduced cost upon completing the internship programme.
Further training available
Although the following programs are not included in the Internship price, at Aqua-Marina you will have the option to qualify in Technical diving up to PADI Tec50. You can also become qualified in Sidemount Diving, and/or you combine these two interests and be qualified in Tec Sidemount. A complementary skill to this is to also enroll in our DSAT Gas Blender course.
We cater to a varied mix of guests from around the world. English is the primary language since it is the most universally understood. To apply for our Internship you MUST have a reasonable level of English. If, however, there are ever any times where you require clarification on certain points in your own language, our staff speak Spanish, French, German and Dutch
There are only ever 4 spaces available on this program at any one time. You will be learning, living and working alongside others who are at the same stage as you; but you will not be lost in a crowd – by limiting spaces to 4 we can guarantee that our candidates get the most out of their available time with their Instructors and with our guests.
In the event that our boat is full and there is no space for you on a dive you will be given the opportunity to fun-dive at our local beach for free. We suggest you use this time to practice your basic dive skills to bring them up to ‘demonstration-quality’, or take turns acting as the guide for each other. If you’d prefer to just grab your GoPro and film some fish then of course the choice is yours.