PADI Scuba Instructor Internship

Instructor Internship

Are you tired of your 9-5 job? Make the beach your office!


PADI instructors spend their working days scuba diving. We lead dive trips, teach diving courses and see things most people can only dream about! Make a career in scuba diving!

Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College/ Spain offers you your "Once in a lifetime adventure" internship training program (operated since 1996).


From Open Water Diver to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in approximately 6 months (experience dependant). This internship includes all PADI courses required, PADI Course Fees, Unlimited Dives, your own full set of BRAND NEW professional scuba diving equipment and accommodation for up to 6 months in one of the warmest and nicest areas in Europe – Marbella / Spain.   


The internship package includes the following courses:

PADI Open Water Diver  
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver  
PADI Emergency First Response  
PADI Rescue Diver  
5 Specialty Courses  
     ♦ Enriched Air Diver  
     ♦ Deep Diver  
     ♦ Sidemount Diver  
     ♦ U/W Navigation  
     ♦ Emergency Oxygen Provider  
PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification  
PADI Divemaster Course                 
IDC Preparation Course  
IDC (Assistant Instructor and OWSI)  
IDC Plus  
IE (Instructor Examination)  
5 Instructor Specialty Courses*  
     ♦ Enriched Air Instructor  
     ♦ Deep Instructor  
     ♦ Sidemount Instructor  
     ♦ U/W Navigation Instructor  
     ♦ Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor  
EFR Instructor Course  
EFR – CFC (Care for Children)  


* as an option you can also include in your package the PADI business seminars: Business of Nitrox 
   (BON) and Business Training for PADI PROs  


Your internship includes all of the following:

   5 PADI Diver Specialty courses of your choice (from 18)
   5 PADI Instructor Specialty courses of your choice (from 13) – see our
   recommendation above
   To make you even more interesting for possible employers you will have the option to
   upgrade your package to the Business of Nitrox and/ or Business Training for PADI
   PROs workshops
   All PADI Manuals to keep (value more than 1.200 €)
   As an option All PADI fees paid (value more than 1.000 €)– or pay them directly to PADI
   as you go along
   As an option 6 months accommodation (twin share apartments close to the dive
   center, 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 special internship rate
   Un-limited diving (+120 dives – Value more than 6.000 € - based on daily diving as a
   regular diver) – on your days off
   Free wireless broadband internet access in our dive center – on your days off and
   outside programmed training time
   Return Transfer from Malaga Airport to IDC College
   International Dive Job Placement Assistance Service
   The adventure of a life time


How much does it cost? 

Certification level at arrival       Duration     No Equipment, Accommodation or    
                   PADI fees included
Non-diver 6 months 6.699 €
Open Water Certified  5 months 6.499 €
Advanced OW Diver  5 months 6.299 €
Rescue Diver  4 months 6.099 €
Divemaster 2 months 4.699 €


Application forms and further information for this internship, you can get at any time from:

If this internship program is not what you are looking for please check a similar internship from our Scuba Diving Internships.



If you wish, you can now go ahead and book your course online. By clicking on the “Book online” button you will leave our website and will be transferred to our secure booking option.



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 IDC College shop. Special equipment hire packages available for the duration of the programs.


Do you want a Job afterwards?


Then 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 consider the following ...


PADI business seminars:

“Business of Nitrox” (BON) – includes the instructor specialties PADI Enriched Air Instructor and Gas Blender Instructor
Business Training for PADI PROs



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