Research Assistant + Divemaster Internship

Research Assistant + Divemaster Internship

This comprehensive three month training program provides all the necessary practical and theoretical training to prepare you for a professional career in marine conservation science. IMR Divemaster Trainees will acquire and expand on the knowledge of a Research Assistant by confidently leading underwater surveys, as brought by the knowledge and experience gained through the PADI Divemaster course. As an IMR Divemaster Trainee, not only will you be ready to function in a research capacity, you will also learn the responsibilities, etiquette, priorities, knowledge and career guidance required to work as a dive professional. This is an immersive experience for motivated individuals that wish to change careers, or are serious about significantly boosting their employment prospects as a professional diver and marine conservation scientist.

View 2019 Course Dates

Skills Acquired

  • PADI Divemaster Certification
  • Intimate knowledge of Coral Reef Ecosystems and Processes.
  • Intimate knowledge of Coral Reef Species Identification within the Coral Triangle.
  • Experience leading underwater research dives.
  • Experience working with Marine Scientists in a professional environment.
  • Experience realising, teaching, and cultivating innovative research techniques.
  • Experience cultivating innovative research methodology.
  • Experience operating advanced underwater survey equipment.
  • Data processing, statistical and analytical skills.
  • Communicate science through Community Outreach Activities.
  • ~50 training and science dives each month.
  • Career guidance and job placement training.
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.
  • PADI Rescue Diver + Emergency First Responder
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science (or equivalent) is preferable but not essential.
  • Minimum 3-month commitment.
  • Airport or Ferry Pick-up from Dumaguete.
  • Accomodation
  • 3 meals Monday – Saturday (Inlcuding Water, Tea and Coffee on site).
  • Internet Access
  • In-country Support
  • All training and survey dives (~50 per month).
  • 11x Coral Reef Ecology and Species Identification Lectures conducted by experienced Marine Scientists.
  • 2x IMR T-shirts
  • Welcome and Good-Bye Dinner

All prices are marked in Philippine pesos

₱295,000 (₱98,500 p/m)
  • Flights
  • Visa (beyond 30 days)
  • Travel and Diving Insurance
  • SCUBA Equipment (Gear hire available)
  • Additional drinks and excursions
  • Recreational dives (available on Sundays)
  • PADI Divemaster Crew Pack + PIC

2019 Course Dates

31st January

28th April

28th February

28th May

31st March

28th June

30th April

28th July

31st May

28th August

30th June

28th September

31st July

28th October

31st August

28th November

30th September

28th December

31st October

29th January 2020

Additional Courses

Research Assistant

Research Fellow

Research Assistant + Instructor Development