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Divemaster Internship

Divemaster Internship

PADI Open Water – Divemaster Internship

New Way Divemaster Internships Koh Tao – creating new careers for people wanting to live an amazing lifestyle in paradise!!

Your Divemaster Internship is sure to be an unforgettable experience, during which you will receive extensive training from a beginner scuba diver through to a qualified, knowledgeable, professional diver able to gain paid o dive around the world, be it on a GAP year, sabbatical or even lifestyle change!!

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Whilst here you will become an important part of our New Way Diving family, and benefit from meeting many like-minded people from across the globe, while on a daily basis you’ll explore sunken shipwrecks, coral reefs and secret deep-sea pinnacles.

Once you complete the internship. you’ll become a qualified PADI Divemaster, the first professional PADI rating, which offers the highest employment options in the diving world.

It is one of the most enjoyable positions in the scuba diving industry since you get paid to dive on the many beautiful reef systems that surround the globe. Divemasters also become one of the most valued members of any dive team, coordinating the dive trip logistics & taking leadership roles as professional divers. PADI Divemasters can also assist with students in training, thus becoming even more valuable in the shop.

Our Available Packages

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Accommodation is not included in our packages. However, we do assist all our customers whenever we can.

There are various options that offer monthly accommodation, and most start at around 7,500 THB per month, inclusive of all bills and wifi. This is for a fan room. Prices increase from here, with AC varieties available for around 10,000 THB per month.

Generally we advise booking somewhere for the first few nights and then we can show you around so that you can decide where you would like to stay. You can find some of these at the bottom of the page!


Prepare for a lifestyle change that we have designed to be as easy and seamless as possible! Leave the dreary office job behind and pursue your dream of working in a passion and in a climate that you choose!

The New Way 2 – 3 month scuba diving internship package provides absolutely everything you need to train from beginner to PADI Divemaster; all scuba diving courses, PADI materials and certification costs and unlimited diving. The only fees not covered are those directly payable to PADI that are required to establish your professional recognition, which is roughly AU$300.

On a daily basis you’ll be exploring the coral reefs, pinnacles and wrecks around Koh Tao, while being given increased responsibility that is gained through increased hands on experience and having a great time along the way.

As an award winning PADI Diving Center, we offer professional training at the highest standards by the world’s largest and longest established agency under the direct supervision of our experienced western instructors. We realize that each student is different, and often have different goals and time-frames in which to complete the dive internship, and as such, we make sure to cater each course to each individual.

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You will begin your internship with a warm welcome and be introduced to your mentor, who will be involved with your training from the very start. They will get you to your room, and when ready, give you a brief tour of the area, our facilities, and take you out for a meal. When comfortable, and recovered from your travel, you will then begin the scuba diving courses.

The Schedule

The PADI Open Water Course.

This is the entry level scuba diving course for all individuals. This course will run through over a period of 3.5 days, and teaches you all the basic knowledge of how diving works and what you need to do to stay safe, while enjoying yourself as much as possible. It also covers all the scuba skills, very few of which change no matter which level of diver you become, and includes four open water dives around the beautiful reefs of Koh Tao, Thailand. Find out more information about our Open Water Course.

The PADI Advanced Course

The second course you take with us focuses on different diving environments. Over a period of 5 dives your scuba diving skills will receive minor improvements, and your scuba diving knowledge will be developed as you experience 5 specialized areas of diving. This includes a deep dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters, an underwater navigation dive, and much more.

The PADI EFR & Rescue Course

When ready, we will change agencies and focus more on PADI for the next two courses, starting with what many describe as the most developmental course, the PADI Emergency First Responder and Rescue Diver Course. Here the training steps up a gear during since the purpose of this course is to train you how to assist with people in trouble WITHOUT endangering yourself. This means that you will need to establish what your current capabilities are at this level, which is found from a number of fun and challenging Rescue Scenarios.

The PADI DM Course.

During this course you will develop expert knowledge on scuba diving theory, learn to perform skills to a demonstration level, which will then help you for the coming assists with students in training. You will also learn how to provide relevant Dive briefings in order to be able to lead certified divers around the beautiful reefs of Koh Tao, and will conduct a few sessions with Discover Scuba Divers – aka Try Dives. As part of your Divemaster internship with us, you will receive a certification upon completion, if there’s time permitting, that will also allow you to teach these try dives at a ratio of 2 students to 1 guide, which can often be a little more lucrative than leading divers and makes you far more employable upon course completion.

If you are already a certified diver then please let us know. We’ll be able to give you credit for whatever dive training you already have.

Just let us know by submitting the following form and we’ll send you a customized package.


The New Way Divemaster Internship includes all equipment rentals for the duration of your course here. However, if you are considering continuing to work as a qualified Divemaster, it is highly recommended that once you reach this stage, or even before, that you purchase your own equipment, and our team here can assist in recommending the exact equipment to meet your needs, whether a lightweight BCD and Regulator, perfect for travel, or something basic and cheap.

All course materials and certification fees are covered, apart from the final application to PADI to receive your official professional registration. This is approximately AU$300 and includes the Divemaster registration and the approved Discover Scuba Diver registration.

At any time during your internship with us you are welcome, and encouraged, to join and simply go diving. However, we do request that you have some very basic pieces of safety equipment, namely;

During the internship you will receive your own version of:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Emergency First Response Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • PADI Recreational Dive Planner (Table and electronic version)
  • Emergency Management Slate
  • Adventures in Diving Slate
  • PADI Divemaster Cue Cards
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What’s Next?

Graduating from your Koh Tao Divemaster Internship opens a range of exciting new options & you’ll be well-prepared to take advantage of them.

You could put your new PADI Divemaster rating to use by seeking employment within the recreational diving industry, whether with us, or further afield, with which we are more than happy to help. Otherwise you could further your training through to PADI Instructor, which enables you to certify new divers. Otherwise you could diversify into specialized diving activities such as underwater photography or videography, deep / technical diving or marine conservation.

If you do decide to continue with your internship, and upgrade to the next level, Instructor Internship, then we will simply apply this internship against the Instructor Internship, meaning that if in doubt of which internship to take, there is no reason not to start with at least this 2 month Koh Tao Divemaster Internship.