PADI Divemaster Course in South Africa
# 1 Shark Diving Destination in Africa - Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh,
The Crystal Divers SA Divemaster Internship combines all the key
elements of the diving industry giving candidates hands-on
experience in the daily operations of a dynamic dive centre while at
the same time expanding their knowledge of the diving industry
with emphasis on development of their own diving skills as a
professional. Crystal Divers offers personalized service to ensure
candidates get the most from their experience. All of this while
diving in the world class Marine Protected Area of Aliwal
Shoal - one of the world’s most renowned shark diving hot-spots.
The Ultimate PADI Divemaster Challenge is about to commence in South Africa. This once in a lifetime experience will offer divers the opportunity to become PADI Divemaster’s in one of the world’s best kept secrets – Aliwal Shoal.
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The Ultimate Divemaster Internship isn’t just another program; it’s the definitive career building, unparalleled shark diving, life changing, entertaining, interactive, ULTIMATE diving experience aimed at candidates who would like to take the plunge and pursue a fulltime career in scuba diving. This internship is ideal for the adventurous individuals among us that are looking for the Ultimate Divemaster Internship.
The Crystal Divers SA Divemaster Internship is a combination of all the key elements of the diving industry where candidates will gain hands-on experience in the daily operational structure of a dive operation while expanding their knowledge of the diving industry with emphasis on development of their own diving skills as a professional. Crystal Divers offers personalised services to ensure candidates gain as much as possible from their experience. All of this while diving in the world class Marine Protected Area of Aliwal Shoal which is one of the world’s most renowned shark diving “hotspots”.
Is it all about diving?
At Crystal Divers we pride ourselves in immersing ourselves in diving. Scuba Diving is a lifestyle and it’s all about living the life. In other words it’s all about the lifestyle experience as a whole. Candidates will live together in the rustic crew house and form a strong bond while working as a team. Entertainment evenings and excursions form a large part of our mission.
What is diving like?
Crystal Divers South Africa is based in Scottburgh- South Africa, the gateway to Aliwal Shoal and the pristine Southern Reefs which forms part of the Aliwal Shoal MPA. The temperate waters are home to a magnitude of marine species of which 15% are endemic to the area. Aliwal Shoal is home to some unique macro life and large coastal and pelagic species alike. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins and sharks in a single day. Water temperature varies between 21°C in winter and 28°C in summer. The diving conditions are ideal to help you develop your dive leader skills while enjoying world-class diving. Diving highlights included guaranteed shark diving throughout the year, wreck diving, baited shark dives and reef dives. On the internship you will complete a minimum of 50 dives
Where will I stay?
Accommodation is in a fully furnished rustic communal crew house in the pristine community of Renishaw walking distance from the middle of the bustling town. The accommodation hosts various communal areas where candidates can relax after an exciting day at work and class, fire pit, “Braai” facilities, laundry, fully kitted kitchen and satellite TV.
What will I do?
During your Divemaster internship you will take part in activities that will enable you to interact safely with a huge variety of Apex predators and get an in depth view and understanding of how different eco systems interlink. In conjunction with the PADI divemaster program you will receive training to; develop exemplary dive skills including fine-tuning your rescue skills, dive site set up and management, confidently lead qualified divers on dives, assist and supervise dive training and work towards being the best diving professional you could be.
Once certified, a PADI Divemaster can participate in the following:
1. Supervise training and non-training diving activities
2. Certify Skin Divers and Snorkelers.
3. Assist and supervise in PADI experience programs such as Discover Scuba Diving.
4. Assist PADI instructors in conducting scuba diving courses.
5. Conduct Scuba Review
6. Demonstrating Skills in Confined Water Sessions- Divemaster Course
7. PADI Divemaster is the minimum qualification in order to enroll in the PADI Instructor course.
The experience that you will gain during training, under the guidance of our highly knowledgeable team, will prepare you to confidently work as a diving professional anywhere in the world.
The diving industry is rapidly expanding and becoming more competitive, we offer additional training to make sure our interns are equipped with the necessary skills and experience that will make them an asset for any future employee. In addition to the PADI Divemaster course we also teach dive related programs such as marketing & product knowledge, social media & photography and marine conservation.
YOUR TRAINING AND SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT TO US
I’m hooked, what are the costs? What do I get?
The Ultimate Divemaster Challenge is only R 29,900
PADI Divemaster Tuition and Certification
Local Transport and transfers
Marketing and Product Knowledge Workshop
Social Media & Photography Workshop
IDC Prep Course
Accommodation for 3 months
Project Aware Shark Conservation Speciality
10% Discount on our Instructor Development Program
20% Discount on all dive equipment purchases
An unforgettable life changing experience (FREE!!)
Career advice and counselling
Travel information assistance
Flight to South Africa
Divemaster application to fee payable directly to PADI
How to get there: Fly into Durban - King Shaka international. Aliwal Shoal is situated 80km from Durban on the N2 Southern bypass near the town of Scottsburg
Visa requirements: www.home-affairs.gov.za
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Oceans and Seas:Indian Ocean
Sealife: Ragged tooth shark ( grey nurse shark), tiger shark, oceanic black tip sharkrays, honey comb morays, brindle bass, frog fish, turles, travali, king fish, queen fish, barracuda, pineapple fish, moorish idols, cuitar sharks, dolphins
Seasons:Rain showers occure mostly in the summer months. Diving takes place year round.
Water temperature: Average water temp is around 22 degrees