Instructor Internships

Instructor Internships
Instructor Internships
Brand: PADI
Price: $8,999.00
Brand: PADI
Price: $8,999.00

This Dive Instructor Internship is the perfect way to qualify as a PADI Dive Instructor (MSDT level) and gain experience while instructing at the same time.

  • Start at any level of experience
  • Training to Instructor Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) level
  • 2 weeks work experience on a liveaboard at the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Queensland
  • Invaluable, hands-on experience at Australia’s leading dive centre
  • Instructor experience including certifying 25 divers with a Staff Instructor as your mentor
  • Build your qualifications while gaining valuable experience as a Dive Instructor
  • Resume preparation and job placement service

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Build your qualifications while gaining valuable experience

This 18-week plus Dive Instructor Internship program (depending on your starting experience level) is invaluable in terms of learning and employment. You will complete the Internship program as Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Instructor with at least 25 certifications and already have a head start as a highly employable dive professional. By the end of the program you are no longer an Instructor who has just finished your IE (Instructor Exam), but rather you have hands-on experience teaching and tackling real-life challenges in a professional environment. The advantage of having this experience when you are seeking employment as a dive professional cannot be overstated.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 3 months
  • Have a current medical less than 12 months old
  • Have all books requested by the Course Director (as per materials)
  • Submit copies of all dive certifications

Can't make up your mind? Need some advice or have a question?

Ask Carl, Head PADI Instructor Trainer: or +61 2 9583 9662 or +61 425 259 989 (cell / mobile).

Cancellation Policy

Internship deposits are non-refundable to help cover the costs associated with the substantial amount of resources that go into booking and planning your internship. Deposits also cover any cost associated with PADI e-learning and PADI digital materials, which are non-refundable once sent to your e-mail account. Once a deposit is made your position in the Internship is secured and locked in, which means other candidates are unable to take your place.

Internship Work Experience On The Great Barrier Reef

Instructor Internship work experience includes:

2 weeks liveaboard work experience on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Queensland

  • Return air fares from Sydney to Cairns
  • 2 weeks accommodation and food while on-board
  • Dive crew t-shirt to wear while on-board

Hands-on experience working in Australia's leading dive centre

  • Working as an Instructor with a Staff Instructor as your mentor
  • Instructor teaching experience involving certifying 25 divers

Our Dive Instructor Internship training includes:

  • Training from your current certification level
  • Deep Diver Course
  • Enriched Air Course
  • Underwater Navigation Course
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
  • Search & Recovery Course
  • Master Scuba Diver Certification
  • Scuba Equipment Specialist Training
  • Assistant Instructor Course
  • IDC preparation Course
  • IDC Course
  • IDC Instructor Candidate Workbook
  • EFR Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
  • Enriched Air Instructor 
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer and 5 Speciality Instructor certifications
  • All certification and PADI registration fees
  • Student Kit
  • Professional Instructor Pack containing all stationary required for teaching
  • Use of required PADI materials
  • Tanks and weights
  • Air fills and pool fees
  • Morning / afternoon tea whilst in the classroom
  • Professional tuition, counselling and career advice
  • 2 weeks liveaboard work experience on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Queensland
  • Hands-on experience working in Australia's leading dive centre
  • Resume preparation and job placement service

Add these options and extend your professional qualifications

Oceanic Scuba Equipment Service Technician Course

The ability to service regulators and other dive equipment is a handy asset for any dive professional and it will make you considerably more employable.

Sign-up for the Oceanic Equipment Service Technician's course as an add-on to your Internship and along with becoming an Oceanic Service Technician it is simple to upgrade to a PADI Equipment Speciality Instructor.


Dive Equipment

Dive equipment plays an important role in your success as a professional diver. Candidates must have their own dive equipment for the internship program. If you do not own your dive equipment:

  • We have full scuba packages that you can purchase, starting from $2392
  • Equipment rental is also available:
    • Full-time students: $99 per week
    • Part-time students: price upon request

If you have any questions on dive equipment please don't hesitate to contact us at


Accommodation is available for our candidates over the duration of their Internship program. The accommodation is conveniently located 10 minutes walk from the dive centre. Costs are only for the set time frame of the Internship program. Candidates are advised to arrive in Sydney a few days prior to the start date of their program to give them time to settle in before the internship begins. Availability is limited so make sure you book ASAP!

Note: twin share rooms may be co-ed depending on occupancy.


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"Experience i will never forget!"

Juan Celedon on 22/6/2012 8:04:09 PM

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Comments: I did my PADI MSDT Internship in Abyss and it was so fun and challenging. I met a lot of cool people and will never forget the amazing experiences i had while i was there. Carl Fallon, the course director, did everything for us to prepare us for the Instructor exam. When i did the exam i passed without a problem and realised why he pushed us so hard during the training. Now that I have finish the Internship, I am a qualified PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer that really feels confident teaching an... More details


ryan gowans on 10/6/2012 9:33:50 PM

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Comments: I recently completed my Instructor Course with Carl Fallon at Abyss, to sum up the experience and value in what the course gave me is something that can hardly be done with words. From Carl Fallon and his amazing world of knowledge, experience, guidance and the seemless way he delivers so much information, to Niamh Lynn's straight to the point explanation in different words, the staff at Abyss really made my Instructor course such an amazing experience. I highly recommend to anyone considering j... More details

"My Instructor Programme..."

Jonny Summerell on 26/5/2012 2:54:33 AM

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Comments: I'm currently in progress of completing my IDC and so far I've learnt so much... I started feeling pretty nervous and now I feel so confident and that's all thanks to the amazing training I've recieved so far! I can't wait to complete my IDC and start teaching, knowing that I've been trained to the best of my abilities. Definitely the best experience of my life! Thanks to Carl Fallon and all the team at Abyss Scuba Diving.