Our Marine Conservation project offers two internship programmes for volunteers who wish to stay longer than 4 weeks and get more involved with the conservation and dive team
Duration: 8-12 weeks
Internship start dates:
2020 - 2021:
Please note that these are the internship start dates - if you need additional courses (see Entry Requirements below) you would need to arrive earlier to complete these. Please contact us and we can advise you further.
In order to begin the internship, you will need to be at least Advanced diver level. Any required courses can be completed on arrival prior to starting your internship.
The Conservation Diver Internship allows volunteers to gain a unique insight into the marine conservation world as valued member of the team! The Conservation Diver Internship consists of 4 weeks training followed by another 4-8 weeks of assisting the instructors and students on all aspects of the programme. You will be given more responsibility and be involved in:
Volunteers joining the Conservation Diver Internship will not be leading dives unless they have the Divemaster level or higher scuba diving qualification.
Duration: 12 weeks
Internship start sates
2020 - 2021
Please note that these are the internship start dates - if you need additional courses / dives (see Entry Requirements below) you would need to arrive earlier to complete these. Please contact us and we can advise you further.
In order to begin the internship, you will need to be at Rescue diver level with a minimum 40-logged dives. Any required courses and dives can be completed on arrival prior to starting your internship.
The Divemaster and Conservation Internship allows Rescue Diver qualified volunteers to further their scuba-diving knowledge and become professionally certified divers! At the end of the Divemaster programme, you are a professional diver and can earn money working in the diving industry.
Interns start with the 8 week Divemaster programme, which includes learning about:
The final stage is spent doing the 4 week marine conservation programme.
Depending on your current dive level you may need to add on the following additional dive course costs (see Entry requirements above):
For the first 2 weeks your accommodation is included and you will be based in a relaxed and friendly village on the south side of the island. The dive school and accommodation are located close to the beach.
During your first 2 weeks the local team can advise you on finding accommodation for the remainder of your internship. There are many options in Koh Tao to suit all budgets. Interns often choose to live together or with staff, rent a small apartment or stay in a local hostel or hotel.