3W Divemaster Internship
At 3W we offer the full tribe treatment from the moment you begin your Indonesian divemaster internship. Up to 6 months of unlimited access to our shop with as much diving as you can manage. And that’s just the beginning… We will provide you with everything you need to launch your professional diving career: Work experience, networks, references, we’re here for you every step of the way as we look after our own.
Our Divemaster trainees are the centre of their own program. We don’t just latch our interns onto courses, leaving them to their own resources. You will be designated an instructor who will become your mentor and guide you through your divemaster training, keeping you focused and constantly progressing.
So how to become a divemaster? It’s definitely not all boardshorts and beers. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone so that you can handle the pressures and demands that come with this job. You will come out of this program work-ready, with the skills to work anywhere in the world.
While this course is not a freebie, we offer priceless hands-on experience and unlimited diving during your divemaster internship. We go above and beyond the basics of Divemaster training, teaching you all the tricks of the trade.So how to become a divemaster? It’s definitely not all boardshorts and beers. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone so that you can handle the pressures and demands that come with this job. You will come out of this program work-ready, with the skills to work anywhere in the world.
Define your own divemaster internship at 3W Dive. Keen to learn more about marine biology? Start by mastering your post-dive fish ID and learning about the coral that makes our reefs so beautiful through our Ocean Gardener coral farming program. Want to master the art of underwater photography? We will work with you to perfect your buoyancy and improve your air consumption while handling an underwater camera. Go on to be-come an instructor after your divemaster training.
No matter your interest, in true tribe style, we provide the support and encouragement during your divemaster internship to help define your direction as a diver. So snap a selfie with our polaroid camera and pin your face on the wall amongst the many others and leave your personal fin print at 3W Dive.
Through your divemaster training in Indonesia, you will discover a career that can take you to so many other incredible dive locations. Or, just take a break in paradise. Become part of the tight-knit Gili Air community, an island where lifelong friendships form over cold beer and breathtaking sunsets.
At 3W we recognise that everyone who is becoming a divemaster has different needs and aim to meet them all. That’s why we dive in small groups no bigger than four people and have an instructor to guide you throughout your divemaster training. Your Divemaster certification will be delivered by SSI. Many of our SSI instructors also have a teaching background in other scuba diving organisations such as PADI or CMAS, so you will benefit from their broad knowledge. You’ll also get hands-on experience with guests and the day-to-day operations of a dive shop. We will go above and beyond the basics of Divemaster training, teaching you all the tricks of the trade.
To give your Divemaster training the edge it needs, we offer additional courses:
- Deep Dive
- Freedive SSI Level 1
And if after completing your divemaster internship you’re interested in taking the next step in your professional development, we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared for your Instructor Development Course.
Divemaster Internship Costing
- Unlimited diving for 6 months! The opportunity to accumulate up to 200 dives!
- The opportunity to gain real Divemaster experience guiding customers underwater! (Once we feel that you are ready.)
- Coming out of this program work-ready, with the skills and the experience that will allow you to feel confident as a Divemaster
- Unlimited pool use to perfect your skills, practice drills and fine-tune your buoyancy
- Free WiFi at the dive shop
- Free water, coffee and tea at the dive shop
- Two 3W Dive T-Shirts
- 3W Dive 15L Dry Bag and rash guard
- 10% discount on all Scuba Diving equipment for sale in our dive center
- Loyalty card for discounts at local businesses
- The necessary administrative paperwork for you to apply for your 6 month VISA
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Visa cost
- Food and drink
- Personal Dive Equipment: You are required to have your own BCD, regulator, dive computer, compass, SMB, mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit
ADVICE: GET YOUR OWN GEAR – IT’S CHEAPER!
DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP ONLY
20 000 000 IDR
RESCUE TO DIVEMASTER PACK
27 700 000 IDR
ADVANCED TO DIVEMASTER PACK
32 600 000 IDR
OPEN WATER TO DIVEMASTER PACK
38 500 000 IDR
Wake up early for your day of divemaster training and cycle to the dive shop – breakfast in-hand while calling out a tonne of ‘pagis’ – ‘good morning’ to all your local friends.
Get one of 3W’s espressos in you before starting your divemaster internship day with a pool session, some theory or head out on the 8.30am dive.
You’ll help your customers gear up and have a chat with them about the dive or pool skills their about to do, sharing with them your infectious love of diving and even how they could become a divemaster.
Then head out on the second dive at 11.30. As you fall back into crystal clear warm wa-ters surrounded by green turtles, moray eels and many other underwater creatures, re-member to soak every moment of your divemaster internship up!
Help the tribe unload the boat and rinse off the equipment before it’s time to grab some food and log your dive. We have a heap of fish ID books which you can use to learn more about the different creatures big, small, ugly, cute or see-through! We seriously love fish.
Spend the afternoon learning more about the underwater world from the comfort of your own bean bag or enjoy the 2.30 dive before happy hour hits.
Finish up at 5 pm and grab dinner with the tribe over a classic Gili Air sunset.
Dive. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. That’s the divemaster internship way of life, make it yours as well!
Don’t believe us? Scroll down to check out our Divemaster trainee testimonials.
Part 1: Guiding Certified Divers
Share your love of the underwater world with other divers when you lead them on guided dives in which you are completely in control and in charge of keeping everyone safe and guiding them through the dive site.
Skin Diver Course: Lead a skin divers course with associated snorkel tour.
Part 2: Assisting Instructors
When you become a divemaster, you can assist Instructors in multiple training and su-pervisory situations with students demonstrating skills, guiding divers and assisting with Open Water Diver’s knowledge development.
Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water.
Open Water Diver Students in Open Water.
Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water.
Certified Divers in Open Water.
Let’s make sure you tick all the boxes!
Certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver and Stress and Rescue Diver.
Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months (Qualifying certifications from other dive training organisation may also apply).
Logged 40 scuba dives.
Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician in the past 12 months.
Go from Zero to Pro!
Do you dream of becoming a Divemaster, but haven’t actually dived yet? No worries, take your Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and Stress and Rescue Diver with us before beginning your divemaster internship.
- Fins, mask and snorkel.
- BCD: Buoyancy control device with a tank mount and low-pressure inflator.
- Primary regulator and alternate air source.
- Submersible pressure gauge.
- Depth monitoring device.
- BCD weight pocket or weight belt.
- Two surface signalling devices: Audible (whistle, air horn, etc.) and visible (inflatable surface marker, flare, signal mirror, etc.)
- Dive computer.
If you don’t have a BCD and a regulator you can rent this equipment from us for 75 000 Rupiah per day – offer available only in low season and for a maximum period of 2 months.
Our Divemaster trainees are the centre of their own program. We don’t just latch our interns onto courses, leaving them to their own resources.
- 100m tow
- 400m and 800m swim
- 15-minute float
- Scuba skill circuit
- Equipment exchange
- Rescue 7
- Fun dive briefing
- Dive site set up
- Discover local dive
- Lead a dive
- Search and recovery
- Scuba review
- Discover scuba diving confine
- Open water course confine
- Skin Diver
- Emergency plan
- Dive site mapping
Don’t freak out! But yes, there is an Exam. It will cover:
- The roles and characteristics of a Divemaster
- Supervising general diving activities
- Assisting with student divers in training
- Dive theory introduction
- Physics of diving
- Dive equipment
- Decompression theory and the RDP
Both PADI and SSI adhere to the World Recreational Scuba Diving Council guidelines with no significant difference in skill requirements for your divemaster internship. Both are very similar in terms of scuba skills & knowledge. SSI has just created its course with a greater focus on methodology and mentality. SSI Instructors can train using the 80/20 rule. 80% of the course structure is set by SSI, and 20% can be flexible and based on local dive conditions, students ability, and any other circumstantial factors. Check out SSI’s official website for additional information.
SSI and PADI are both internationally recognised scuba certifications, valid anywhere in the world. For additional information on certification limitations check out WRSTC.
But remember, regardless of your type of divemaster training, the most critical factors that will ensure you become the best divemaster you can be are; the experience and professionalism of your instructor, the standards set by your dive centre, the opportunities available for you to spent ample time in the water and finally the availability of real-life, hands-on dive experience. As well as a deep understanding of your responsibility to the underwater environment around you, these factors make up what we believe are the five pillars of divemaster training.
A divemaster internship usually takes 4 to 12 weeks minimum. However, we offer the full tribe treatment. Up to 6 months of unlimited access to our shop with as much diving as you can manage. And the longer you can stay, the better the divemaster you will become.
Currently, in Indonesia, the law requires that any divemaster trainee in Indonesia must be holding a Social VISA sponsored by the company training them. The cost is about 1.900.000 IDR for the first two months and 700.000 IDR per month after that (This price can change so please get in touch and we’ll give you a direct quote). When carrying out your divemaster internship in Indonesia, you can extend your visa four times allowing you to remain in the country for up to 6 months.
Rest assured we will be here to help you every step of the way making the process of applying for your divemaster internship visa as smooth for you as possible.
Obviously this depends on your tastes!
Divemaster Trainee Selection
When we say master, we mean it. Our perfect divemaster intern is a kickass diver who is a team player with the professionalism required to stay in control both above and below the surface. You’re friendly, fun, yet serious about your sport. And most importantly, you have an infectious love of diving that you are keen to share with all who cross your path while on your journey to become a divemaster.
To make sure you’re the right fit for us, and most importantly we’re the right fit for you, our divemaster internship is by interview only. Once we take you in, you’ll become a crucial part of our tribe, and together we’ll be in it for the long haul. If this is the type of divemaster training you’re looking for, get in touch and let’s chat.
Ready to make the jump? Send a message to get your interview.
For starters, if you’re looking to do your Divemaster course, Gili Air is the best place for it. Extremely conducive dive sites, with beautiful and rich marine life inspired me to get up early and head out to sea everyday (over the 1.5 months I was there) – it also provided a great environment to practice my skills as a dive professional, especially guiding dives for the first time. And 3W Dive has to be the place for your course. The instructors there were very friendly and most importantly, professional – they had a good balance of strictness so you learn the essential skills you’ll most definitely apply as a dive professional, but also allowed you to experiment and find your own approach as you grow in your dive career.
The instructors were also very supportive, providing me with important feedback during my exams, course assists or dive leads. Fortunately for us as Divemaster Trainees, we are given one expert instructor-mentor throughout our course who will tailor the training for us and provide support and guidance along the way – mine was Max and he was extremely helpful and professional – couldn’t have asked for a better mentor! I think ultimately, 3W Dive gave me the right setting to be exposed to what it meant to be a dive professional. The customers were varied and you can indeed expect challenges to come your way – but that’s all part and parcel of learning and stepping out of your comfort zone so when you encounter such challenges outside your course, you will be more than ready to react. This is one of the biggest takeaways from the Divemaster Internship with 3W Dive.
If you are hesitant about where to do your course, or if you will have a fruitful and meaningful experience – definitely look no further, 3W Dive is the perfect place to kickstart your journey as a Dive Pro! (And no, I wasn’t paid to say this – everything is definitely from the heart, come experience it yourself, I mean it!)
Click here to ask Nathaniel about his Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.
For my divemaster training, I wanted a personal yet professional shop (that was not one of the biggest ones) in a tropical destination which is neither crowded by partying backpacking groups nor the top spot for honeymooners. I was looking for an international atmosphere in the shop as well, and a surrounding in which I would feel comfortable to stay for two months at least. I found all of this at 3W Dive on Gili Air.
The team was great from the start: the ladies in the office and Cyril helped me with the application for the visa and provided me with all the information I needed for my journey over there. Once I arrived, it was super easy to settle in, they helped out when I was trying to find a place to stay long-term and everyone was very welcoming, ready to give me recommendations on where to eat, shop, drink and find the things I needed.
The course itself was well-structured. There was a board in the shop on which we would track my progress concerning skills and requirements. The theory part I mostly did for myself but if I had any questions, any of the instructors in the shop were always happy to help. I could also always practice skills in the pool in my own time with someone nearby to help if I needed further advice. I was super excited when I got to assist on the dive courses and get a feel for what it’s like to teach others a new skill, about the ocean, diving and then take them to a new world they had not yet discovered. It was fun and so rewarding – an incredible experience! And of course the refreshing beer at sunset is not to be missed 🙂
The island of Gili Air is super easy to feel at home and fall in love with. There is not much to do besides diving but since I wanted to focus on the course and just dive, it was perfect. I really like the set-up of the diving around the Gili Islands: the furthest dive site is max 25min away so you come home to the shop between the dives to rest, get some food and get ready for the next dive. I think especially for a divemaster course it’s ideal.
Also, the people on the island are just lovely and helpful. I left my credit card in an ATM one day, lost my phone the other. Both were retrieved and kindly returned with a big smile. And because it’s such a small island and many people go there for their love of the island life, diving and the ocean, there’s a sense of togetherness making it super easy to meet people and make friends.
What I also really enjoyed were the beach clean ups with "Trash Hero" – an organisation the dive shop is associated with. We also went to weekly cleanups organised by different dive shops around the island who got the local kids involved and were the start of many interesting conversations.
So all in all, it was the perfect mix I had been looking for. The only box 3W and Gili Air didn’t tick: I had hoped to do my DMT in a place I had not been to or dived at before. I had only been to the Gili Islands the year before but since 3W was my favourite choice, I ended up in a familiar area after all. Just let me say this: I wish I could’ve stayed longer and hope to be back (again) before too long! Thank you to the 3W tribe, you rock!
Click here to ask Carola about her Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.
My scuba diving adventures started with 3W Dive 2 years ago when I completed my Open Water Course and since then I have been completely hooked to diving. I have never come across such a professional and thorough dive shop who care about the safety and needs of their customers, so it was an easy decision to make when I was trying to decide where to do my divemaster training.
Max, my supervising instructor, was fabulous as were the rest of the team. I was challenged in a safe environment and I feel like a much more confident diver who is able to guide customers and deal with many situations underwater.
I fell in love with the island and that's why I haven't left yet! The water is always the most amazing colour and there is a great mixture of night life, restaurants and places to relax and the sunsets are up there with the most beautiful I've seen.
I highly recommend doing any kind of course here at 3W Dive, especially your divemaster training. They make you feel like you're part of the family and they will always be part of mine! Thanks for the great memories.
Click here to ask Jaclyn about her Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.
Being part of the 3W Dive's team to do the dive master internship was a blast to me!
I was perfectly taken care of, guided and trained by real professional divers, with a great variety of training brought by different nationalities and personalities!
Being trained to be a professional diver myself was a lifetime experience that I highly recommend to everyone! Cyril and José are great guys with whom it's been a pleasure to learn my new passion and job! Thank you so much to all of you!
Click here to ask Marion about her Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.
The first time I came to 3w Dive was in November 2015. I came to dive for 2 weeks on Gili Air and finally decided to go back there to do my Divemaster and later become an instructor.
I did my Divemaster PADI with Cyril in June 2016, who taught me all the tricks to know how to be a good Divemaster, on top of the standard Divemaster program. I arrived at 3w with my level3 CMAS and more than 300 dives. My goal was to advance professionally in the diving world and Cyril fulfilled all my expectations and requests...
So my Divemaster training, was a marvel, I passed my Divemaster certification within 4 weeks and then I gained a lot of experience guiding certified divers during the 3 months that followed, which is priceless. Training is one thing but real experience is something else!
It's easy to fit in at 3W Dive because the atmosphere is super cool while remaining VERY professional... Which is very important for me considering that I come from a family of divers, my father being a CMAS instructor, I did not want a low-end training where I was not going to learn much. For a while I thought that I could do my Divemaster for free as I found a dive center in Mexico that was offering free training against work, however after talking to a couple of people that did the divemaster this way, I quickly realized that this option wasn’t for me as I had high expectations about my Divemaster Internship. And I don’t regret my choice, as at 3W I received a deep and complete dive training. One thing that made a big difference I think is that the dive shop is run by people that are qualified in more than one diving agency, SSI, PADI and not recreational diving CMAS for example, so you get a glimpse of other types of training. Also, being trained by instructors that have worked all around the world, in different sea conditions, and with different operations, is valuable. The experience they have to share is precious!>br>
I strongly recommend 3W Dive to anyone who is looking to do the Divemaster Internship. Cyril is professional and very pedagogue with a lot of knowledge. If you were hesitating, do not hesitate anymore!
Click here to ask Samir about his Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.
I was planning to come to the Gilis to do my Divemaster internship for over a year and a half because it was my dream to work as a professional diver, and I wanted to make it happen.
I came here with my best friend to share this adventure, and we already knew someone who worked on Gili Air as an instructor, so he recommended 3W Dive to us.
And that’s how we arrived at the dive shop a few months later, with our common friend who turned out to be our instructor for the Divemaster. I was pleased to discover an amazing dive shop, very well organised and equipped, with the most lovely and diverse people I had the pleasure to meet.
I would highly recommend 3W Dive for the Divemaster internship because no matter what, everyone will take the time to dive with you, give you personal advice and lessons, and there is no better shop on the island that combines professionalism and empathy. When I arrived, I was a pure beginner and had never even dived in the open water before, and 4 months later I was a certified Divemaster with skills and professionalism, and I am so grateful to 3W for helping me with this achievement.
I am deeply happy to have lived this amazing experience with these amazing people of the 3W Dive Tribe, whom I can’t wait to see again.
Click here to ask Thibaut about his Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.
I was looking into how to become a divemaster I was searching for a small dive shop to carry out my divemaster internship in Bali or Indonesia, rather than a big dive factory, so 3W seemed like just the right fit. Apart from the usual PADI requirements, Cyril’s goal was to teach you to master the elements. I soon realised this guy put a lot of thought into his teaching and was also a lot of fun to hang out with. So for six weeks of my divemaster internship, I became part of the 3W family. From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed by all the guys working there. We ate together, partied together and dived together.
Gili Air is simply amazing. Instead of noisy cars and scooters, they have little horse carriages called Cidomos. For me, that was the biggest plus because it created an engine free, laidback atmosphere for me to carry out my divemaster training in. Another big advantage was the diversity of the island if you want to party you can if you want to enjoy a calm environment you can. They really do have it all on Gili Air.
So after my six-week Indonesian divemaster internship, I was not only a divemaster, I was also a better diver that left with amazing memories, new lifelong friends, was a more relaxed person and to top it all off, had lost twelve kilos without even trying!
Cyril was the best teacher I could have asked for. With great patience, infinite knowledge about diving and an infectious love of diving that he shared with all who crossed his path, he made me the Divemaster I wanted to be.
Click here to ask Markus about his Divemaster Internship at 3W Dive via Facebook.