From Best Free PADI Divemaster Internship
to Even Better With SDI

Sign up for our new SDI Divemaster internship and apprenticeship, improving on our formerly famous PADI Divemaster internship, and GRADUATE AS a DIVEMASTER FOR FREE.  Dressel Divers has been a pioneer in PADI Divemaster internships via grants for three decades and regularly offers divemaster internships. To keep offering an even more excellent internship we finally upgraded to SDI, as always including all the dives needed for admission to the divemaster course, received for free (with scholarship including study materials) after completing the internship.

As was customary with our PADI divemaster internship, with our SDI Divemaster internship and scholarship you participated FOR SIX MONTHS as an intern and apprentice in dive center tasks as assigned by the manager in exchange for all training and dives leading up to and including the SDI Divemaster level for free (including study materials).

Our Divemaster internships include a scholarship for a free SDI divemaster course and all prior training levels necessary for admission from Advanced Open Water Diver (included) to that level. All scholarship courses are integrated into the Divemaster internship and participation in them. Therefore, it counts as a part of the internship period.

With a grant, this 6-month dive center participation program also gives free breakfast and lunch (in some areas also dinner), free lodging (youth hostel style), a free daily morning dive, and free standard dive equipment use.


In addition to valuable practical training and experience, in recognition of your participation in the daily tasks of the dive center, you will receive a 10% Unlimited Sales Commissions (of which 300 USD monthly are guaranteed as a fixed grant!) + tips.  Furthermore, if you then go on and do our instructor internship, after your first year working with us as an SDI instructor, we will pay you an IDC of any other training agency of your choice (PADI, SSI, IANTD…). Last but not least, after your second year in the company as an SDI instructor, we will pay you for a cave diving course!

Why are these the Best Divemaster Internships?

You will join an amazing team. We are a dynamic and diverse extended family, with members hailing from all five continents and real opportunities for personal growth.

1. You’ll receive training at the internship’s beginning, not at the end.

2. Your teachers will be Course Directors, not just Dive Instructors.

3. Completely Free Courses’ Fees From Advanced Open Water Diver (Included) We pay them.

4. You’ll get a monthly grant in recognition of your help.

5. You’ll have real opportunities for career plan development. Our managers started just like you.

Prerequisites for apprentice in Divemaster internship

Diving related Credentials

• You can join one of our internships and we include all dives and certification-level courses for free from Advanced Open Water Diver (included) up to Divemaster.

• You need to be a good swimmer and a generally fit and sporty person.

• Participants need to be free of any medical contraindications to scuba diving and obtain a medical certificate saying they are fit for diving. 

Non-diving related Credentials

• You have to be fluent in English, the official language of DRESSEL DIVERS. Ideally for the apprenticeship you will also speak one or more of the following; Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian or Dutch.

• Furthermore you need to be an enthusiastic, hardworking, safety oriented and service minded individual with good sales and people skills.

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