Indian Ocean Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship

Develop your scuba diving skills on this Divemaster internship in the tropical waters of both the Seychelles and Thailand.

Durations:  24 weeks

Program information

Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your scuba or marine conservation career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in the endless turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, on Mahe Island and then to southern Thailand.

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Included in your program

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Learn to cook traditional Seychellois Creole dishes

Visit the Mission Ruins at Venn's Town

Paddleboard across the bay

Hike through lush forests and across rocky plateaus

Explore the ocean after dark with a night dive

Discover rare and endemic species of plants

Swim at a secret beach

Go fishing with local fishers

Connect with our alumni
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Jack Thomas

26 Nov, 2019
I undertook the six month divemaster internship at GVI Cap Ternay in Seychelles. After recently graduating university I wanted to complete my divemaster qualification in order to widen my job opportunities in marine biology. The average day consisted of waking up which some days would be 5:15am and other 8:30am and after completing our duties, we would have breakfast and then get ready for the days diving. Some days we would be diving twice and others we may only dive once, depending on the tide state. After collecting our data, we would come back and type up the data collected on the day’s dives which is verified by the science coordinator. I had a few issues with my ears and had to miss a couple weeks of diving which was sad, however, I used this time to learn how to service tank vales and regulator 2nd stages with the diving officer. The best day diving was when one of the coral surveys was interrupted by the siting of a whale shark which we managed to swim with for around 25 minutes. The staff and other volunteers were really great and it was interesting to meet people from all different parts of the world and learn about their culture and lives. The staff were all really helpful and wouldn’t hesitate to help you out with any problems you may have, no matter what time of the day it was. I studied corals and found it to be really good and I enjoyed doing quadrat surveys surveying coral recruits. The training I received was good and the support from GVI prior to departure and ongoing support from the field staff was really good. My time here at Cap Ternay has helped me become more confident and hopefully this will benefit my future career prospects. I would advise anyone thinking of a volunteer/internship position to come out here for a once in a lifetime experience.

Tate Reid

25 Nov, 2013
Training was good and I was confident in what I was doing when I started monitoring, the best aspects of the program were the diving, meeting people and also being able to live with limited resources.

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