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Internships at Dragon Divers Cyprus
Dragon Divers offers a number of diving internships to match your budget and time table enabling you to reach the heights of PADI Dive Master (or above).
More information about PADI Courses run by Dragon Divers can be found at http://dragondiverscyprus.com/
WARNING - There are a lot of Internships advertised over the internet and one word of advice is "if it sounds, too good to be true, it probably is!" Always speak to the dive centre owner/manager and find out exactly what the internship comprises of! If the Internship seems incedibly cheap, it will mean that you will be doing jobs around the dive centre that the instructors dont want to do themselves! Yes it is a very good idea to get hands on experience behind the scenes in a dive centre, but do you really want to be put in charge of cleaning the toilets!! With my interns i get them to carry out jobs with me not for me, for instance, after inspecting all my cylinders (I am an authorised cylinder technician), i have found that 5 of them need repainting. My intern and I will prepare and repaint the cylinders together, he is therefor receiving supervised hand on experience that can help him in future employment. I will also be taking my intern out with me when canvassing so he can learn the art of selling experience dive course to the general public. All of this however was included in the interview process so that my interns were aware of what they will be up to whilst under my tutelage. At the end of a 3 month period, my interns will be ready for employment within the dive industry and nothing they are asked to do should come as a shock to them. These duties aside, the interns will leave Dragon Divers as confident and experienced recreational diving professionals which will put them to the "top of the pile" when employers are sifting through employment applications.
So the main benefit of an Internship over just doing the course is the experince value of actually gaining hands on experience of dealing with real customers and not just professional divers role playing to meet the training standards. Under the watchful eyes of a PADI Instructor this ensures that both the trainee and the customers have a safe and enjoyable experience.
If you are interested in a Scuba Diving Internship contact me at dragondivers@
Mick Smith - Chief Instructor