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  • Duration3 Months
  • PriceFREE

PADI IDC + MSDT Internship Program


PADI IDC + MSDT Internship Program


Be Professional Diver - Live your Dream!


Be sure of yourself!


If you can answer “yes” to all the questions below, then the
Fundiving Curacao  PADI IDC + MSDT Internship Program is perfect for you.

Do you have a passion for teaching?
Would you like to teach new things to people?
Are you ready to change your life?
Would you like to work and live in a place where others spend their holidays?
Are you fascinated to spend 3 months exploring a marvellous caribbean island?
Would you like to join a young and enthusiastic team?

Becoming an instructor is a dream for many divers but being able to work as an effective PADI professional Instructor is something only a few people achieve. 

What does internship mean? Why is it free for you?

Internship means that you do not directly pay for the courses, but pay by working off the value of your course instead.
You are going to work full time in the dive centre under the supervision of our instructors and trainers, you will acquire all the necessary knowledge to become a Professional Scuba Instructor. Step by step you will be involved in the daily tasks and duties and you will see how a five star IDC and Technical dive centre is working.


How is the daily schedule?

Internship means a full time job, 5 days per week with working hours at 9:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.

What is IDC?

Instructor Development Course.
During your Internship you acquire knowledge to be a professional PADI Instructor. You learn how to teach professionally and safety, how to handle students and situations. During the IDC program you also gain the EFR (Emergency First Response) instructor level, which is essential to become a professional instructor. To reach the PADI OWSI level you need to complete the PADI IE (Instructor Exam), 2 day exam series. In order to be successful in the IE, you participate in an intensive 2-week preparation program before IE. During our IDC program you will learn some specialties at the instructor level, so after a successful IE you will get the PADI OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) and PADI Specialty Instructor level at the same time.


What is MSDT? 

Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
This is the next level after the PADI Specialty Instructor. With this level you can already teach PADI Master Scuba Divers.The criteria for the level is to be an instructor from 5 PADI specialties and to have a minimum of 25 certified PADI students. During the MSDT Course you are already teaching students and working in our dive centre as a PADI Instructor. You will have your own students who you will teach on your own. 
The MSDT certificate means that you already have actual experience at a diving center.

What does the Internship program contain?

  • IDC training
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • IE
  • Specialty Instructor Course
  • MSDT Course
  • Books and additional tools
  • IDC Crew Pack
  • Full dive equipments (if you do not have own yet)
  • Unlimited diving! :)

Why should you choose us?

  • We are a PADI 5 Star IDC & Technical Diving Center where you have also possibility to achieve the technical diver level 
  • Seaside diving centre in a frequented and vibrant neighborhood 

  • You can dive literally every day and collect the necessary experience through several different courses. 

  • You can live in a breath-taking caribbean island, where it is possible to dive every day of the year in gorgeous dive sites

  • We have a friendly, professional and flexible crew

  • We provide you professional development

What do YOU need to arrange?

  • Travel to the Island

  • Accommodation and food

  • Professional Dive insurance

  • Active PADI member status

  • Visa

  • You have to cover all the PADI Fee's - you will pay directly to PADI

The ideal candidate has: 

  • PADI Divemaster certificate

(If you have a Rescue Diver certificate or you are less qualified you can combine this internship with our Divemaster Internship. - Get in contact with us for more information)

  • A PADI medical statement signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

  • Optimal age between 18 and 38

  • English and Dutch knowledge (other language skills could be an advantage)

  • Commitment to teaching

  • Good communication/organisation skills

  • Capability to work independently and/or under pressure :)

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and self-motivated attitude

  • Passion for the underwater world

  • Driving licence, computer skills


Applicants can be accepted if there is any vacant position.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us!

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