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   instructors teaching our courses
• Exceptional facilities
• Pools and class room on site
• Courses run every week
• Dive centre operating since 1996
• Courses from complete beginner to
   instructor and beyond
• PADI 5 star IDC & CDC centre
• We speak 5 languages

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Scuba Diving Internship - Go Pro 1

From Open Water Diver to PADI instructor 

The scuba diving internship – Go Pro 1, is a first-class internship program “training to scuba instructor level in exchange for experience”. In other words, in exchange for your collaboration, you will receive first-class training until you reach the PADI instructor level. This training has a market value of approx. 15.000 Euros.
Scuba diving internship from Open Water Diver to PADI instructor

Scuba diving internship means that the trainee will have “step by step training,” learning all the important skills in a dive centre. In other words all the experience - which is important to become a good scuba instructor - will be gained by “learning by doing,” under the supervision and advice of an experienced professional.

Download Scuba Diving Internship from Open Water Diver to PADI instructor Guide    All the necessary diving courses through to instructor
   level will be done during the internship. At the end of it
   the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the
   Instructor Examination (IE) will be done at Happy Divers
   Marbella & IDC College.
   IDC & IE take place in April/ May and in November.

Training period

  • an entire summer season, from March until October, or
  • an entire winter season from September until April.
The minimum period should be not less than 6 months, depending on the general background of the trainee.

Necessary qualifications

  • minimum age 18 years old
  • a valid diving certification
  • a dive experience of about 20 - 30 logged dives
  • a drivers license and
  • good language skills in English and if possible in other languages.
The internship package includes the following courses:
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Emergency First Response
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • 5 Specialty Courses
    • Enriched Air Diver
    • Deep Diver
    • Wreck Diver
    • U/W Navigation
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • IDC (Assistant Instructor and OWSI)
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • IE (Instructor Examination)
Your internship includes all of the following:
  • 5 PADI Specialty courses (from 18)
  • All PADI Manuals to keep
  • All diver level PADI fees paid
  • Minimum of 100 dives logged (un-limited diving – on your days off)
  • Free wireless broadband internet access in our dive centre – on your days off and outside programmed training time
  • The adventure of a life time

As an option up to 8 months accommodation (twin share apartments close to the dive centre, bars and restaurants in walking distance for approx. 200 € per month or for approx. 400 € per month living on your own - if available)
As an option a Full set of scuba equipment (yours to keep) if you don`t have your own equipment already – ask us for advice and purchase it at our very special internship rate
Minimum of 100 dives logged (un-limited diving – on your days off)

How much does it cost?

level at arrival
  Duration                          No Equipment,
Accommodation or
PADI fees included 
Open Water Certified   

7 months

3.299 €

Advanced OW Diver


3.199 €

Rescue Diver


3.099 €

You should also consider:  
  • To make you even more interesting for possible employers you should not stop your education here. It is highly recommended to proceed in one go to Master Scuba Divers Trainer.
    Please consider the following instructor courses:
    5 Instructor Specialty Courses
    • PADI Enriched Air Instructor
    • PADI Deep Instructor
    • PADI Wreck Instructor
    • PADI UW Navigation Instructor
    • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
PADI Business Seminare:
  • Business of Nitrox (BON) – includes the instructor specialties PADI Enriched Air Instructor and Gas Blender Instructor
  • Business Training for PADI PROs

Application forms and further information for this internship, you can get at any time from: college@idc-spain.com

If this training program takes too long for you please check a similar Scuba Diving Internship Program.

Please note: You will need your complete own diving equipment (without tanks and weights).

Extras: PADI educational materials and diving equipment can be purchased from the Happy Divers shop. Special equipment hire packages available for the duration of the programs.