Divemaster Internships

Looking to turn your passion for scuba diving into an exciting career? Look no further than Cozumel Dive Academy, our sister operation. We offer the most comprehensive PADI Divemaster Internship training on the island of Cozumel! Whether you are already an experienced PADI Rescue Diver or have not yet earned your Open Water certification, we have a program for you.

With the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean as your classroom, you’ll learn from PADI Platinum Course Director Phillip Hetherington and his experienced Instructional Team. Our focus on hands-on, real-life training ensures you’ll be fully equipped to take on the challenges of the job and succeed as a dive professional.

Take the first step towards your new career and experience the adventure of a lifetime with Cozumel Dive Academy!

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Divemaster Internship in Cozumel
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Divemaster Internship Options and Costs


Uncertified Diver to Divemaster (Zero to Hero) 9-Week Internship

If you have not yet earned your Open Water certification, our Uncertified Diver to Divemaster program is your starting point. This nine-week program includes accommodations. Click below for more information on this Internship.

Total Cost $4100.00


Open Water to Divemaster 8-Week Internship

If you already have your PADI Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Open Water Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This eight-week program includes accommodations.

Total Cost $3600.00


Advanced Open Water to Divemaster 6-Week Internship

If you already have your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Advanced Open Water Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This six-week program includes accommodations.

Total Cost $2900.00


Rescue Diver to Divemaster 4-Week Internship

If you already have your PADI Rescue Diver Certification (or equivalent), our Rescue Diver to Divemaster option is your starting point. This four-week program includes accommodations.

Total Cost $1950.00


The following is included with your Internship

Pick up upon arrival in Cozumel


Professional training in a fun atmosphere

All required PADI materials

Equipment rentals

Daily transportation

Intern T-Shirts

Unlimited boat diving on days off

Discounts on additional courses

Student discounts at Dive Boutique Cozumel

Job placement assistance

Not Included

PADI Divemaster application fee, currently $156.00

Divers Alert Network (DAN) Divers Insurance. We require all our Interns to carry DAN Insurance for their protection. Click HERE for information on DAN Accident Insurance

Transportation to and from Cozumel, along with any required visas


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. You develop the skills to organize and direct various scuba diving activities through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessments. Topics and practical workshops include:

The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster

Supervising dive activities and assisting student divers

Diver safety and risk management

Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills

Business of diving and your career

Awareness of the dive environment

Dive setup and management

Mapping an open water site

Conducting dive briefings

Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive

Conducting a ReActivate Scuba Refresher and Advanced Snorkeling course

Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs


The minimum age is 18

The minimum scuba certification level depends on the program you choose. Please check the prerequisites for your specific Internship.

You will also need a completed and signed medical statement dated within 12 months of the end of your program. Click here to download a copy for review.

Payment and cancellation policy

A USD 250.00 nonrefundable deposit is due upon your acceptance of your Internship. Full payment is due five days before the start of your program. We will provide payment links allowing you to make your deposit and final payment with your debit card or any major credit card.

Once you have paid your deposit, you will receive your PADI Divemaster eLearning. If you decide to cancel your Internship, your deposit will be nonrefundable if you have redeemed your eLearning Code. If you have not redeemed your eLearning code at the time of cancellation, we will issue you a full refund of your deposit. Once the course has started, we cannot issue a refund.