A Day in the Life of a Divemaster Intern
Your divemaster internship
with 3W Dive
How long am I part of the tribe as a divemaster intern?
It also takes some time to get into the groove of the divemaster life and most interns find that they’re just starting to find a rhythm between their internship and island life after a few weeks. If you’re able to, we believe it’s better to stretch the process out in order to learn as much as possible and gain real divemaster work experience, rather than just checking off all the boxes. We touch further on the importance of this here.
Getting initiated into island life
What will I learn as a divemaster intern?
Depending on the season, you’ll be assisting or practicing guiding usually 2 dives a day, getting experience with customers of all skill levels and personalities. Throughout this process you’ll be learning how to navigate underwater while becoming familiar with all the sites that we dive off of the Gilis. This is super valuable knowledge if you’re considering becoming a dive instructor on the island at some point.
If you’re around for the afternoon, the shop usually quiets down and interns often take this time to study up on theory for their exams. Once done with that, our interns and instructors get to hang out at the front of the shop along one of the main roads of the island. Whether you’re practicing your balance board skills or going through diving footage from the day, it’s a chill time to spend with the tribe. We’ve also got a great space for a dive shop with plenty of options if you’re looking to hang out with the tribe and customers, or seeking some time to yourself.
At the end of your divemaster day, you’re still on an island
Then it’s off to the sunset viewing point of your choice, and for such a small island you’d be surprised how many options there are. If you’re rolling with the 3W tribe this usually involves live music and a few bintangs (beers). Then you get to do it all again the next day.
As always, if you’ve been left wanting more, we’ve got a ton more blog posts that go more in depth on specific diving topics and our divemaster internship. We’ll see you soon!