Divemaster Internships

Thailand Divemaster Internship (2mths)


Welcome to our Gap Year / Scuba Diving Internships Section

Looking for a new and rewarding challenge that offers excitement and adventure? Want a summer gap year diving internship that gives you the opportunity to work abroad? Need an undergraduate summer internship that's different? If so you've come to the right place!

Imagine living on tropical Koh Tao island - working in scuba diving as a PADI Divemaster!

At DJL Diving we offer many scuba diving packages, one of our most popluar being the gap year Divemaster diving internships here on Koh Tao, Thailand, training you from beginner to PADI Divemaster with the option to go further. This is an excellent way to start your scuba diving travels equiping you with everything you need to work and travel around the world in the scuba industry.

 Our PADI diving internships are run on beautiful island of Koh Tao Thailand.

  As part of your gap year dive internship you'll get explore the amazing underwater world of coral reefs, diving sunken shipwrecks and spectacular pinnacles, making lots of new friends and having a great time along the way!

 Our all inclusive diving internships start from just 130,000 baht (around 4,000 USD check current exchange rates) & include everything you need to set you up for a great diving gap year: PADI Scuba Diving Courses from Open Water to Divemaster, accommodation on tropical Koh Tao Thailand, your own full set of scuba equipment plus all student materials, certifications and applications fees and unlimited diving whilst you're doing the Internship.

 We offer a 'PADI Divemaster Internship Package', plus add-on options so you can customize your Gap Year diving internships to match your interests, schedule and budget.

 Our scuba diving internships train your to PADI Divemaster - you'll have a 'ticket to travel' & work in the world's most beautiful locations.

 Add-on options include getting involved in Rebreather diver training.  You can train to drive power boats for diving applications(Power Boat Handling add on), or even learn to work as an underwater videographer (Underwater Videography add on) or you can also sontinue on to become a PADI Dive Instructor (Instructor add on, there are some pre requisites to this course, contact us for details).

In this gap year scuba diving internships section we go into more depth about how the diving internships run, what is included and basically try to give you a good idea of what to expect.

Navigate through the site using the using the menu at the top of this page, or advance through the gap year / dive internship information using the arrow below.

If you have any information regarding Gap Year Scuba Diving Internships in Thailand, drop us an e-mail.

You can read about ex- gap year internship students experiences and comments by checking out their feedback in the meet the Interns section & our customer comments section.

If you have any questions please contact us, we're are happy to answer and try to do this within 48 hours.

You can see the upcoming Divemaster Internship schedule of start dates by clicking here.

If you aren't planning on ever working as a Divemaster once you complete the Divemaster Internship then there is another option available our Master Scuba Diver 1 month package, where you don't have annual Divemaster memebership fees to pay and it also doesn't come with an equipment package included which makes the package cheaper.  It is also only a 1 month program too and so if you don't have as much time available can work out to be a good option.

***IMPORTANT*** Please check the PADI medical guide by clicking here to ensure that the that there is nothing that will prevent you in taking either of these courses.

Let's now look at how our Gap Year Diving Internships are structured:

Our dive internship constitutes a comprehensive diver training package to make you into a great dive professional. This includes scuba diving courses, equipment, accommodation and materials.

You can customize your gap year internship to match your areas of interest, timescale, future intentions and budget.

All internships include the 'PADI Divemaster Internship Package' [2 months]. You can then choose 'internship add-ons' allowing you to specialise in different areas of diving.

On this page, we introduce you to the Divemaster Internship Package, and take a look at each of the internship add-ons . 


All internships commence with the:

'PADI Divemaster Internship Package' [Step 1]

This lasts two months and includes everything you need to get from beginner to PADI Divemaster. Specifically that means;

  • PADI scuba courses from beginner to PADI Divemaster
  • Your own full set of scuba diving equipment (to keep) choose between our Aqualung Package or our Sub Gear Package (note that the Aqualung package increases the cost of the Internship by 5,000 baht if you go for the standard Aqualung package or more if you go for the higher specification packages.   Also you can not mix and match the equipment packages as they are set with the suppliers although you can upgrade either)
  • All manuals, materials & application fees
  • 2 months accommodation
  • Job Placement Scheme - We'll actively help you look for work as a Divemaster whether it be on Koh Tao or the rest of the world, we'll help steer you in the right direction!
  • Gain experience working as a PADI Divemaster
  • We provide more than just the basic Divemaster training here at DJL as we realise that most people will eventually want to continue on with their diving career and become Instructors and so we also teach additional dive theory to you so that you are prepared for when you come to take the Instructor course. Without this additional training the step between Divemaster and Instructor can be a big one.
  • Unlimited diving during the internship & FREE Fun Diving for LIFE

The cost of this two month internship is 130,000 baht** 

(if you opt to go for the Aqualung Equipment package then the cost of the Internship is 135,000 baht)

At the end of two months, as a qualfied PADI Divemaster you have the option to continue your education with our optional 'Gap Year / Internship Add - ons' [Step 2].

This allows you to gain expertise in specialized areas of diving, such as deep technical & wreck diving, boat handling, underwater videography or becoming an Instructor.

If you don't want to go further, that's fine!! 

The chart below illustrates your gap year internship options here on Koh Tao Thailand; 

Optional Add-on 1

Integrated into your 2 month Internship 

Technical Divemaster

Get deep diver training see more details here. 

Optional Add-on 2

1 month Extra

Instructor Internship

Carry on and become a PADI Instructor by continuing on to do your IDC here with us see further details here.

NB you must have been qualified as an OW diver for at least 6 months and have a minimum of 100 logged dives(which you should log during your Divemaster Internship) before you can start the Instructor course.

Optional Add-on 3

2 weeks extra

Boat Handling Course

Gain an internationally recognised power boat handling qualification, see further details here.

Optional Add on 4

6 weeks extra

Underwater Videographer

Learn to produce quality underwater videos - train & gain working experience. Paid internship - get wages! See further details here

Optional Add on 5

Integrated into your 2 month Internship

Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver

Get a step ahead of the competition by becoming a Rebreather Diver! See further details here

 In the following pages, we'll go into more detail about how the 2 month PADI Divemaster Internship package works. We'll look in detail at the courses, equipment and accommodation.

You can then read about the add on options, extending your dive internship into different areas of diving.

 In Ko Tao Thailand we are fortunate enough to have a twelve month diving season, so DJL is open year round - this means is the start date is up to you !

Our Gap Year Diving Internships are conducted as a rolling program - you can start diving anytime.

Our busiest times on Koh Tao are around February and March, plus during summer months (i.e. typical western holidays). During peak season the island does get very busy, but this is actually a great time for dive training, plus there will be a lot of employment opportunities following graduation as a PADI Divemaster.


You can see further information about the Divemaster Internships here.


 Taking a summer / gap year scuba diving internship with DJL Diving is a great opportunity to get quality scuba diving education in a beautiful location.

We have the right staff and facilities so you can train to become a capable dive professional, and enjoy the great diving which Koh Tao, Thailand offers.

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