Ocean Tribe and Buccaneer Diving boast years of experience running PADI professional and marine conservation courses, course packages and internships. We would like to bring to your attention a few things that you should look for when signing up and paying for cheap scuba diving internship packages as there is a large selection of them out there and not all of them are what they seem at first glance. At Ocean Tribe we want to make sure you are aware of ALL the costs of a scuba diving internship and not getting halfway through a program to find that you have extra payments to make for manuals, fees or diving experience for example. This is why we use internship calculators up-front and make sure you understand what is included and what you should account for in your own personal spending money.
Things You Should Check When You Sign Up for So-Called Cheap Scuba Diving Packages
What PADI courses are included as part of the package? Do they meet the requirements to get you to the dive level you wish to go to?
Does your internship price include a NEW PADI diver/instructor manual/crewpack for each course?
Are the fees to PADI and DDI included in the internship price?
Do you get equipment to rent or is a set of new equipment provided in the internship?
How many dives are included as part of the scuba diving internship package? Certain dive courses such as Divemaster (60 dives) and Instructor (100 dives) require you to have logged a certain amount of dives
Will you need to provide any of your own equipment such as an underwater camera?
Can accommodation be included as part of the internship price?
Can PADI specialties be included as part of the internship price?
Is the dive center offering the internships a PADI 5 Star IDC center or PADI CDC which is permitted to run PADI IDC programs?
Is there an opportunity for you to gain work experience as a dive professional at the dive center?
How long is the internship? Do you have time to realistically complete the training comfortably?
What is there to do in the area the dive center is located in for when you are not diving?
These are just some of the questions that you should be asking when signing up for a scuba diving internship or package as you want to ensure that you know as much as possible before parting with a lot of money for these programs. Ocean Tribe can answer yes to all the questions above and provide a further list of frequently asked questions about our scuba diving internships. All dive internships and adventure packages have an internship pricing calculator on the page to allow you to custom design your internship and make clear exactly what you will get. Check out our range of diving internships in Kenya that we offer including marine conservation, underwater photography, PADI Divemaster and PADI diving instructor internships.
Mark is the owner of Ocean Tribe and also the PADI Course Director in charge of the courses and dive internships at the centre. He is a regular contributor to dive and online publications and in charge of the training department at Disabled Divers International. Read more about Mark here
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