Dive Instructor Internship

A ticket to travel the world

This Dive Instructor Internship is the perfect way to train as a PADI Dive Instructor and gain real-world experience instructing during your internship. Internship highlights:

  • Start at any level of experience
  • 9 week training period
  • Training to Mater Scuba Diver Trainer level
  • Optional 2-4 weeks work experience on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Train as a Dive Instructor with a Staff Instructor as your mentor
  • Gain Instructor experience while certifying 25 divers
  • Build your qualifications and experience
  • Job placement service

As an Abyss candidate, you'll get opportunities that you simply can't get from training with another dive shop both during and after your graduation. Training options like a 2-week dive industry experience trip to Great Barrier Reef, scuba service technician, rebreather and technical diving training are some of the ways you can tailor your program.

Abyss graduates have been placed all over the globe, from full-time dive resort managers and dive company owners, to dive instructors who travel and work around the world. You will have a world of opportunities working at some of the most amazing destinations in the world. All our candidates get to use our Job Assistance Program when they graduate to help secure work anywhere in the globe.

If you are serious about making scuba diving your career then Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney is where you need to start.

Contact our Careers Development Staff on internships@abyss.com.au to make it all happen.

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 required diving equipment
  • Have all books requested by our PADI Course Directors (as per materials)
  • Submit copies of all dive certificates

PADI Master Scuba Diver Option

Master Scuba Diver is PADI's highest nonprofessional recreational diving certification. This is what the best of the best reach for, because the dive possibilities are endless. Prestige isn't easy to earn, but it is certainly well worth it. As a Master Scuba Diver, you'll have a whole new level of training and experience. So add this option to your internship and as well as becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver you will be trained to be a PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI underwater navigation specialist, PADI Search & Recovery specialist, a PADI Equipment Specialist as well as obtaining your PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy speciality.

These 5 courses normally cost a total of $1,110 but as part of your internship the special price is only $749



Diving Equipment 
Diving equipment plays an important role in your success as a diving professional. If you have any questions on equipment please don't hesitate to contact an Abyss Staff Member on dive@abyss.com.au or +61 2 9583 9662. 
We do have full required equipment packages starting at $2392. 

Equipment Rental is available during your internship
- Full Time Students is $99 / week
- Part Time Student price upon request


We have accommodation available for all our candidates which is available over the duration of your program. The accommodation is located 10 minutes walk from the dive center. 

Candidates are advised to arrive in Sydney a few days prior to the start of their program to settle in prior to the start of their program.
Costs are only during the set time frame of your internship.

* Twin share rooms may be co-ed when numbers dictate.

 Limited availability. Please book early 


To help you with any questions we offer an obligation free PADI Career consultation service with one of our Master Instructors.

You can choose from a personal in-store or an online consultation. Why not book a Consultation today.

Book a PADI Career Consultation



Cancellation Policy: 

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

  Start Date End Date Places Available   Price    
05 Nov 2019 07 Jan 2020 3 AU$ 7395.00
07 Jan 2020 10 Mar 2020 5 AU$ 7395.00
03 Mar 2020 03 Mar 2020 6 AU$ 7395.00
05 May 2020 05 May 2020 6 AU$ 7395.00
07 Jul 2020 07 Jul 2020 6 AU$ 7395.00
08 Sep 2020 08 Sep 2020 6 AU$ 7395.00
10 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020 5 AU$ 7395.00
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