What You Should Know When Choosing
a Marine Conservation Divemaster Internship
Why do a marine conservation divemaster internship?
Starting a career in conservation diving
How do I know if I’ve picked the right internship?
The best way is to reach out to people who have done the same internship. In the digital age, it’s fairly easy to reach out to people online. Most of the time people are more than willing to respond, especially if they had a good experience. You can also ask the dive shop or organization for references or contacts of past interns. This way you can get more of a sense of what you’ll be doing and ask more specific questions from an unbiased party. But before doing this, ask yourself what you’re looking for and what kind of experience you want to gain. This way you’ll know what you’re looking for when doing your research.
Another very important factor is location. Wherever you are in the world, for the most part, the climate will dictate what sort of research you’ll be carrying out. For example, marine conservation in the Meditteranean will more likely be guided toward the protection of endemic and emblematic species of global conservation concern, whereas most conservation efforts in Southeast Asia will be more coral reef focused.
Lastly, reach out to who you’ll be working with to see if it’s the right fit. You’ll most likely have some sort of communication with the shop and program directors before accepting to do an internship with them. This is your chance to ask all your questions and see if the program seems right for you.
The search for your marine conservation diving internship
If you’re considering diving in Indonesia, check out our blog to learn more about the Gili Islands and the divemaster marine conservation internship with 3W.