Scuba Diving Internship Programs

The Rainbow Reef Internship program is a unique opportunity to join a program that can train you for a future in the Scuba Diving industry.

Why is it unique?

Because you don't need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on your training, and you get experience that you can't pay for. Many Internship programs only train you up to DiveMaster and also ask you for several thousand dollars to participate. Our program trains you up to the 2nd level of PADI Instructor (Master Scuba Diver Trainer) and other than your food, books and PADI fees, our program is FREE.

Our philosophy is simple: If you were paying us, you would be a CUSTOMER

If we were paying you, you would be an EMPLOYEE. So since neither is happening, it is a TRUE INTERNSHIP. We have always wondered how all the rest of the programs out there can call it an Internship when they charge for it?!

When you enter our program, we'll train you from whatever your certification level is now, up through PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Not only do you get your PADI certifications, we'll train you in areas such as Dive Center Operations, equipment maintenance and repair, Dive Boat Operations, Tank Visual Inspection, Air Fills, Compressor Operation, and Nitrox blending just to name a few areas.

It doesn't stop there!

You'll even be able to log enough dives on our dive trips out to the beautiful reefs and wrecks of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to meet all of the logged dive requirements of the various certification levels. It all adds up the the real world training experience you need to become a great Instructor and get a great basis for your future in the Scuba Diving Industry!

How does it work?!

The program is designed to last approximately 6 months. Sometimes it's little longer depending on the season and when you get started. You'll be working and training at a real world multi-location dive center in the Tropical Florida Keys.

What we provide:

  • Certification classes from Advanced Open Water through Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • 5 Specialty Instructor certifications.

  • Housing that includes Internet Access, washer/dryer and cable TV.

  • Dive Trips needed to meet certification requirements

  • Professional Liability Insurance

  • Training in Dive Center Operations, Vessel Operations, Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Nitrox Blending, visual tank inspections, Emergency Response and other areas.

  • Dive gear at our cost.

What do you need to do?

  • Be available to train or work at the Dive Center in various capacities during the program.

  • You will need to purchase your own materials such as PADI books and also pay your own PADI fees when you become a PADI Instructor.

  • Once you are certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will train 25 Rainbow Reef customers in a variety of classes so that you become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and complete the internship program.

Because our program is free and we don't ask you to pay any money to participate, as you can imagine, our program is very popular and Space is limited. Our program is available by invitation only. If you think you've got what it takes to be a great member of our team while you train and work your way up to becoming a PADI Instructor,apply with us today!!!!

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