Divemaster Internship in Cozumel

The Divemaster internship in Cozumel gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers and is the first step towards an exciting career as an Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Divemasters can work for Dive Centers and Resorts, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the Divemater certification after completing this internship.

The SSI Divemaster program is ISO Certified (ISO 24801-3) and provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to supervise and guide certified divers on recreational scuba dives.

Benefits of Completing the Divemaster Internship in Cozumel

When you complete the Divemaster internship with Salty Endeavors you are taking your first step on an exciting journey. Learn to safely lead certified divers in various environments and conditions. By giving dive briefings, doing site evaluations, and leading dives, you will become a confident Divemaster in no time. Begin your diving career working as a Professional Divemaster today!


Prerequisites & Requirements For Divemaster Internship

Approximate Class Schedule

  • Starts on the 1st of each month
  • Approximately 8 weeks of classes and diving
  • Maximum four (4) students per class
  • Completetion of eLearning by student
  • Classroom lectures by our Divemaster Instructors and Instructor Trainers
  • Mix of shore and boat diving
  • Multiple in-water, classroom, and remote workshops
  • Online final exam
  • Certification processing!

Detailed Overview of your Divemaster Internship Schedule

Skills Review

Be it refreshing an old skill for you, or learning new skills, your Divemaster Internship in Cozumel will spend a day on each of the following topics:

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diver
  • Night & Limited Visability
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Stress & Rescue

Academic Sessions

Of course, it is not as fun as diving, but classroom lectures are required. Sessions include the following topics:

  • What is a Dive Guide?
  • Preparing for the Dive
  • Conducting the Dive
  • Your career with SSI
  • Dive Emergencies
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Science of Diving

Practical Application

This is the fun part of your Cozumel Divemaster Internship. We go out and dive and practice the skills we learn in the classroom and confined water. Sessions include:

  • Water Fitness
  • Snorkeling
  • Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Stress & Rescue
  • The Dive Briefing
  • Guiding the Dive
  • Guiding a Deep or Night Dive
  • Introduction to Freediving

Ecology Sessions

Learning about the environment you will work is paramount. We feel any Divemaster Internship without a complete Ecology program is not preparing the candidate for success. Our Ecology sessions include:

  • Fish Identification
  • Coral Identification
  • Marine Ecology
  • Sharks
  • Manta & Rays
  • Marine Mammal 
  • Marine Invertebrates (Coming 2023)

Note: Each Ecology Session is an SSI certification course. These are 7 resume-building certifications included in our internship and not included in our competitors Divemaster Internship!

Remote Workshops

We all remember the best part of being a student – field trips! During your Divemaster Internship in Cozumel you will  partificpate in a number of workshops which include:

  • Retail & Selling
  • Hyperbaric Chamber
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Turtles (Seasonal)
  • Eagle Rays (Seasonal)

Environmental Protection

Protect what you love. As part of your Cozumel Divemaster Internship you will participate in and organize local beach clean ups. But Salty Endeavors practices what it teaches.

  • Our harbor shop is powered by 100% solar electricty
  • All paperwork within the Divecenter is completed digitally. Student paperwork, liability waivers, employee dive logs – no paper at all!
  • Blue Oceans participating member
  • Reef contributing partner
  • I.CareAboutCoral contributing member

Need to complete a few pre-requisites before enrolling in our Divemaster Internship?

Not to worry! We can process from Open water up to and including Open Water Instructor. Use the form below to build your ideal Divemaster internship in Cozumel and and a staff member will get back with you.

Why Choose Salty Endeavors for Your Divemaster Intership?

Our Divemaster Internship is very different from any other course you have done before. In all diving courses, you must meet some theoretical and practical requirements to get your certification. However, in our Divemaster program, we go further.

We will not only teach you the theory and practice that the course requires, but you will also learn how it is working in a dive center. You will be able to see how to prepare a diving tour, how the logistics part works, and you will learn to solve real problems with real customers. In other words, a complete Divemaster Internship.

With a combined teaching experience of 50+ years, spanning across 10+ countries in 3 continents, our instructors are some of the best in the industry. Though you cannot buy that kind of experience, you can, however, benefit from it during your internship with Salty Endeavors. We also employ some of the most experienced Dive Masters in Cozumel, combining for over a century of experience and 40,000 dives!

The experience of our staff is unparalleled, and we are ready to share this experience and knowledge with you. You will work hand in hand with our Instructors and Divemasters, and we will quickly make you feel like one more member of our dive family.

Our goal is not simply that you get your certification: We want to prepare you so, as soon as you finish your training, you have the experience and confidence necessary to find a job as a Divemaster anywhere in the world. The Divemaster Internship will take you from being a recreational scuba diver to a fully employable scuba diving professional. Now isn’t that a nice choice to have?

As a fast-paced dive center where we teach and dive in small groups, we provide you an excellent balance between classroom and water, between tuning up your dive skills, assisting on courses and guiding full boats of certified divers. A combination of projects and workshops round out the education and internship.

Anyone can get a Divemaster certification, but not everyone has the same experience and knowledge after completing the course. We help you to get that extra experience to make a difference. When looking for your first job as a Divemaster after the course is completed, we want you to feel like if it were not the first time working; like if you had been working as a divemaster before.

We teach the full spectrum of SSI ecological courses included in your internship. We believe a good Divemaster also has a mastery of the environment of which they work. Your clients are going to ask you questions about the envirnment after every dive. This is one more step in your preparation that most internships forget about.

We offer you a path where you can build a career out of diving if you wish to, like we did! Start your professional career underwater as a true professional!



Locations for your Divemaster Internship

Your Cozumel Divemaster Internship will primarily take place in these three locations – our habor for boar dives, Tikila Beach for shore dives, and of course our classroom.

Harbor - Boats

Classroom - Pool

Shore Dives