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Red Sea Divemaster Traineeship
Last updated: 07 March 2013
This is one of our flagship traineeships. It’s the ultimate learning experience and provides students with a fully-inclusive programme of PADI courses, enhanced training modules, in-water training scenarios and local adventure tours. We guarantee that you will complete this traineeship knowing that you have been taught to the highest standards and feel confident in the knowledge that you have received the best possible training to be a great Divemaster!
|Meals:||Self-catered. Enjoy local restaurants and support local businesses.|
|Trip duration||4 to 10 weeks depending on dive level|
|Suitability||Beginners and qualified divers. All welcome!|
|Getting there:||London to Sharm el Sheikh|
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Details and Itinerary
Programme content and guideline itinerary
The traineeship lasts for between 6 and 10 weeks (depending on your dive level) and is conducted at a PADI Career Development Centre (highest rating possible). It has been carefully constructed to include core PADI courses, custom-built training modules, adventure trips and as much in-water experience as possible. All these features ensure you not only receive a professional learning experience but that the learning is fun, relaxed, enjoyable and rewarding.
Aside from being trained up to Divemaster, you can receive hands on experience with compressor operations, kit maintenance, leading dives, safety procedures, front office and customer liaison, boat management, professional procedures (including attitude, insurance, sales and CV writing) and dive chamber treatment. These skills form part of our ‘Divemaster work experience module’ which can be added-on. The module is excellent value and ensures that you spend a good amount of time experiencing and practicing professional skills. This module is only available on our traineeship in Dahab.
The traineeship also includes a number of key elements which you might not get on other internships. First of all you get unlimited diving as standard! If you want to go out front and practice some skills or go for a dive then we don’t have a problem with it – get wet! You’re here for the diving and we want you to get the most out of the experience!
We also offer a wide range of PADI speciality courses. These can greatly benefit your diver development and there are plenty to choose from. None of these are compulsory to get to Divemaster, but if you choose at least 5 then you can automatically apply for your Master Scuba Diver certificate - another string to your bow! If there's a few we would recommend they would be EANx (Nitrox) Speciality which teaches you about diving with enriched air (more oxygen), PADI Deep Diver Speciality which qualifies you to dive to 40m and the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality as there is so much to see in the Red Sea!
Multiple excursions are also available and we would strongly recommend these trips as they break-up the learning and are often exciting and adventurous! There's a camel safari to Ras Abu Gallum where the diving is unspoilt, a trip to the Thistlegorm shipwreck (excellent and must-do), numerous boat trips to Gabr el Bint (Whale Sharks and Dolphins often seen here) and take a hike to the top of Mt Sinai for sunrise before taking a tour round St Catherine’s Monastery (which houses some of the oldest copies of the bible) .
Upon completion of this programme you will be certified as a PADI Divemaster and have plenty of experience working around a busy dive centre. You will be able to assist instructors, guide dives and teach selected PADI courses as well! The qualification will look fantastic on your CV as it proves competence, perseverance, passion and responsibility. Furthermore it’s a professional certification which you can use to gain employment working as a PADI Divemaster. As part of the programme you will write a CV detailing your achievements so that you can start applying for work straight away!
Please note that this itinerary is for a beginner to give you an idea. Trip durations vary according to your dive level and dive selections. For an exact itinerary, please customise your trip according to your dive level when requesting a quote.
Arrival Sharm: Transfer to Dahab (1 hour)
Week 1: Orientation and welcome briefing. PADI National Geographic Open Water course and PADI Advanced Open Water course
Week 2: PADI EFR, PADI EFR Care for Children and PADI Rescue Diver
Weeks 3 - 7: PADI Divemaster internship with unlimited diving
Weeks 8 - 10: PADI Divemaster work experience + chamber visit
Notes: Activities and adventure tours are done around the diving throughout the traineeship
END: At the end of the course you can either stay-on in Dahab, return to the UK or continue your travels.
Included and Not Included
A guide to what you see and what you get!
Full details of exact inclusions, exclusions and local payments will be sent to you when you request a quotation. As a general guideline you can expect the following:
Transfers (Sharm - Dahab - Sharm), accommodation, PADI training as required up to Divemaster, PADI Divemaster Internship, Divemaster work experience module, Work Experience, PADI materials for all courses including DM Crewpak, full kit hire (although we recommend that you have your own), unlimited diving, tanks, weights, air, local adventure trips (optional), local boat diving at Napolean reef (unique and exclusive), pre-departure advice and info pack, 24 hour UK support, dive centre BBQ's and parties as well as local resort representatives for assistance.
Flights (we can assist or arrange), visa for Egypt, meals, vaccinations, personal travel insurance, personal spending money and PADI Fees (paid locally)
PADI recreational fees at 30 Euros each and the PADI Divemaster Application fee at 80 Euros. Online EFR Fees are 20 Euros. These are payable direct to PADI in resort.
A few things you should know and trip downloads
Guideline Pricing Information
All prices are per person and exclude flights unless otherwise stated. The guideline prices shown are designed to provide you with an indication of how much to budget for your trip. You need to be aware that there are a number of factors which can influence the price; these include the duration of trip, the time of year, exchange rates, board basis and the amount of diving you require. For an accurate price you must submit a quote request.
We are currently using temporary accommodation in Dahab whilst we source a new house for our customers. If you book this programme you can expect to stay in a local hotel at no additional charge whilst we make changes to the accommodation setup.
What we normally offer is self-catered accommodation in the heart of the Bedouin village of Assalah. This is an authentic and original concept and provides customers with independence during their stay. It is a very popular choice amongst our customers and we will endeavour to source a new house as soon as possible. Once we have found a new house (which has been vetted for security and safety) it will sleep up to 8 people. You share a room with one other person and there are communal washroom facilities. The house will have a TV room with satellite TV, an outside area /garden, a BBQ so you can have your own social events and a kitchen which is fully equipped. Having your own accommodation enables you to escape from the dive centre each day and live an independent life during your time in Dahab.
For more information about the current situation regarding accommodation please call the office on 0845 257 3292.
Very easy to get to Dahab. Direct flights operate almost daily from London and Manchester to Sharm el Sheikh. It's then about 1 hour by minibus to Dahab.
- Complete PADI medical form (sent to you after booking)
- If you are a qualified diver you MUST have your PICs and logbook from previous courses and dives
- Over 18 years of age. Customers who are 17 can join the traineeship as long as they turn 18 within 4 weeks of joining.
A wide range of PADI courses are available. Some will be pre-selected to get you to Divemaster whilst other courses and modules can be selected by you to create your perfect trip!
All PADI materials are included in the price. Depending on your dive level you will receive the following materials:
- PADI National Geographic Open Water pack
- PADI Adventures in Diving manual
- PADI EFR and Rescue manuals
- PADI Enriched Air Diver manual and tables
- Divemaster Crewpak
All other courses to do require you to purchase materials and you can borrow them when you are out there.
PADI fees need to be paid locally. Sorry about this, but everyone has to pay them and we're pretty honest and up-front about how much they are for each course.
- Each recreational course including PADI speciality courses = 30 Euros each
- EFR = 20 Euros
- Master Scuba Diver application = 30.50 Euros
- Divemaster Application = 80 Euros
Payment can be made by credit or debit card or with cash in resort.
Happy with what you have seen and read? To get an exact price please click the 'tailor-made button' (located on the 'prices, dates and booking' tab) to request a quotation as this trip is tailor-made. Following the link will open our online quotation system. Simply follow the steps and make your selections. A formal quotation will be sent to you via e-mail once we have received your request.
Prices, Booking and Dates
Guideline prices, trip dates and how to book!
Guideline Price TableRequest a Quotation
|Current Dive Level||As a guide...|
|Beginner||10 weeks||From £2,300From Beginner through to Divemaster with unlimited diving and DM work experience.|
|Open Water||10 weeks||From £1,945From Open Water through to Divemaster with unlimited diving and DM work experience.|
|Advanced||10 weeks||From £1,765From Advanced Open Water through to Divemaster with unlimited diving and DM work experience.|
|Rescue Diver||6 weeks||From £1,225From Rescue through to Divemaster with unlimited diving and DM work experience.|
Booking a tailor-made trip
This trip is tailor-made. Please to start customising your own trip. Our quotation system is easy to use and it allows you to get an idea of price according to your dive level. If you wish to book then you must complete the quotation form, add your details and we will e-mail you a formal quotation with all the booking details. You can also call us on 0845 257 3292 to discuss this trip and to book a place.
Step 1: This trip is tailor-made! Request a quote so that we can check availability and provide an accurate price based on your travel dates and diving requirements.
Step 2: We will review your request. A quote will be sent to your e-mail address with a link to follow should you decide to book.
Step 3: If you wish to proceed with the booking; follow the link in the e-mail and pay the deposit for the trip. Please note that quotes have an expiry date.
Step 4: You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your booking request along with login details so that you can manage your booking.
Step 5: We will send you all your travel documents and be at-hand to answer any questions relating to your trip.
Custom start dates throughout the year. You choose when you want to start! The diving in Dahab is excellent throughout the year and there is a regular flow of DM trainees all the time.
Your money is secure with us! We have TTA Financial protection under licence Q0621. The protection means that you can book your holiday secure in the knowledge that the Travel Trust Association will protect you in the unlikely event of a us becoming insolvent. Should we for any reason financially fail or cease trading, the Travel Trust Association will liaise with the suppliers to ensure that your holiday goes ahead unaffected. If for any reason this is not possible, the TTA will administer a claim for a refund of money that you have paid to us for your holiday. Read more about how your money is protected.
Deposit and Balance Payments
We request a £250 deposit to secure a place. All balance payments are due 60 days before the start of the trip. If you book within 60 days of departure then full payment must be made at the time of booking.