Divemaster internship in Indonesia:
Where and why?

Test your skills in Komodo

When considering a divemaster internship in Indonesia, Komodo should be high on the list. Best known for dragons, but also for some seriously wicked diving. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo offers a ton of awesome marine life and pristine coral reefs. Sharks, mantas, dolphins and plenty of reef fish frequent these waters so there shouldn’t be a dull moment.

But don’t book your tickets yet. Because, there’s a third thing Komodo is famous for, at least within the diving community… currents. Strong currents. Completing a divemaster course here will be tough, and is not recommended for timid divers. Even if you feel comfortable in such conditions, at some point, you’re going to have to guide other divers. When guiding, you’ll also be responsible for their safety and enjoyment as well as your own.

Stay close to the action in Bali

Bali is possibly the best-known island in Indonesia, drawing many tourists every year. A variety of attractions, such as wellness retreats and heavy surf breaks, come together on this island. It is also a great central location, providing the ideal base for a visit to Indonesia. Due to steep drop-offs and currents, the south east coast provides good conditions for mola mola, reef sharks and manta rays. Further north, you’ll find some nice macro diving, whilst the western tip is best known for muck dives.

Live the true divemaster life in the Gili Islands

The Gili islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan) have become an Instagram sensation, and are considered a must by many visitors to Indonesia. But there is more to these islands than beach swings and sunsets. They are renowned for relaxed living and even more relaxed diving. A divemaster in the Gilis can expect to see turtles… lots of turtles, cool macro life, reef sharks and, if you’re lucky, an occasional manta or two.

We all love easy diving, we’d be crazy not to. But, for a divemaster in training, the near-perfect conditions in the Gilis may be a little too easy. If Komodo is at one end of the scale, the Gilis may well be at the other. This begs the question; will the divemaster training provide the necessary skills and confidence to work anywhere?

Eat, sleep and breathe diving in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is arguably one of the most revered diving locations within Indonesia, if not the world. These islands boast a wide range of awesome diving spots, rich in both sea life and history. Large schools of fish, mantas, macro critters and WWII wrecks are all on the list for a wannabe divemaster who chooses these pristine islands.

A downside to this amazing location is, well, it’s location. There’s no point denying it, Raja Ampat is damn hard to get to. Depending on where you start in Indonesia, traveling there may take you a couple of days and require 4, 5 or even 6 flights. In fact, this spot is often described as ‘frontier diving’ due, at least in part, to the remoteness of the islands.

The 3W Divemaster Internship

Ok, so we chose Gili Air for the carefree island lifestyle more than anything else, we don’t deny it. But that’s not to say the diving isn’t dope! There’s tons to see like turtles, pygmy seahorses, blue-ringed octopuses and nudibranchs. And best of all, it’s all within 30 minutes from the dive center! In short, the diving here is chill af, and to be honest, that’s how we like it.

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