Scuba Diving Internship - Go Pro 1


From Open Water Diver to PADI instructor

The scuba diving internship – Go Pro 1, is a first-class internship program “training to instructor level in exchange for experience”. In other words, in exchange for your collaboration, you will receive first-class training until you reach the PADI instructor level. This training has a market value of approx. 15.000 Euros.


Scuba diving internship means that the trainee will have “step by step training,” learning all the important skills in a dive center. In other words all the experience - which is important to become a good scuba instructor - will be gained by “learning by doing,” under the supervision and advice of an experienced diving professional.
All the necessary diving courses through to instructor level will be done during the internship. At the end of it the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the Instructor Examination (IE) will be done at Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College. IDC & IE take place in April/ May and in November.

Training period 

♦   an entire summer season, from March until October, or

 an entire winter season from September until April.

The minimum period should be not less than 6 months, depending on the general background of the trainee.

Necessary qualifications

   minimum age 18 years old
   a valid diving certification
   a dive experience of about 20 - 30 logged dives
   a drivers license and
   good language skills in English and if possible in other languages 

The internship package includes the following courses:

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 (Assistant Instructor and OWSI)  
EFR Instructor Course  
IE (Instructor Examination)  

Your internship includes all of the following:

   5 PADI Specialty courses (from 18)
   All PADI Manuals to keep
   All diver level PADI fees paid
   As an option up to 8 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 very special internship
   Minimum of 100 dives logged (un-limited diving – on your days off)
   Free wireless broadband internet access in our dive center – on your days off and
   outside programmed training time
   The adventure of a life time

How much does it cost?

Certification level at arrival     Duration  

   No Equipment, Accommodation  
             or PADI fees Included 

Open Water Diver   7 months 3.299 €
Advanced OW Diver   6 months 3.199 €
Rescue Diver   6 months 3.099 €


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

If this training program takes too long for you please check a similar Scuba Diving Internship Program.


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 proceed in one go to Master Scuba Divers Trainer. Please consider the following instructor courses:

5 Instructor Specialty Courses

PADI Enriched Air Instructor
PADI Deep Instructor
PADI Sidemount Instructor
PADI UW Navigation Instructor
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

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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