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Meet some of our Divemaster Interns


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Dan Jones

Here's what ex student Dan had to say about his time spent with DJL...

Divemaster DanI fancied a career break and wanted to travel but gain some qualifications at the same time. DJL is perfect for this!!! I travelled on my own and the staff provided perfect instructions to get to the island of Koh Tao. The accomodation is perfect and the food is second to none. All the instructors on the course have their own styles which will cater for everyone. It sounds cliche but I cannot stress enough how this experience will change you as a person. Some of the lads I met in Koh Tao were just out of school and taking a gap year. After finishing their Dive Master internship they developed so many skills which will credit them for life.

There are so many activities to keep you busy during the day (if your not diving!) Cliff diving, volleyball, tanning, you can even hire a jet ski!!

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Scuba Diving Intern Mitch shares his gap year Divemaster experiences from Koh Tao

Name: Mitch Lawson



What were you doing before you joining the PADI Divemaster Scuba Diving Internship on Koh Tao?

I was studying at Lboro University whilst at the same time a member of Typhoon Squadron preparing me for Sandhurst .

What is your overall opinion of your scuba diving internship with DJL Diving?

I could not have asked for more from the diving at DJL. I was given the chance to explore a site outside of Koh Tao which was amazing. All the instructors at the shop have tonnes of experience each in their own speciality of diving. I did my intro to tech diving down to 45 meteres very early on and onto a wreck found by DJL.

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Ex Scuba Diving Intern Leona shares her gap year diving experiences from Koh Tao

Name:Hui Leng 'Leona' Goh

Age:24 From:Singapore

What were you doing before you joining PADI Divemaster Scuba Diving Internship on Koh Tao?

Just graduated from University of Melbourne, trained to save the many lives of companies in which our society depends - Accountant.

I was inspired to be in the money-laundering business but thought it would be nice to try something completely different before reality kicks in.

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Ex Dive master intern James share his gap year Dive master internship experiences from Koh Tao

Name:James Crossley

Age:21 Nationality:UK

What were you doing before you joined the PADI Divemaster internship in Koh Tao?

Before going to Koh Tao i was working at Currys [electrical appliance store] generally wishing i was dead. After hearing about the course from a friend i started 2 weeks later.

What's your opinion of Koh Tao? Do you think it's a good place to take a Divemaster internship?

Koh Tao island itself is like paradise on earth. If you dont like cheap alcohol, cheap food and beautiful surroundings dont bother going. Everyone was very friendly and i felt i made some friends for life in my time out there.