Triton Diving Internship Programs
The Triton Dive Internship Program is a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience for go-getters looking for a future in the Scuba Diving Industry. During your time at Triton you will gain practical experiences that employees look for in their Dive Centres and resorts worldwide.
You will be learning all aspects of running a busy scuba diving lodge. As well as diving you will learn to maintain and service dive equipment, drive and look after beach vehicles, fill cylinders, work in the Triton Shop and Lodge Reception and assist the Instructors with training students. All of these skills make a Dive Professional more employable when you have finished your internship and are looking for a career opportunity.
During your Dive Internship you will make lifelong friends and learn to work as a team. The internship is an adventure filled with fun, friendship and new experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.
We offer logistical support to scientists, we have our own laboratory and regularly assist SANBI, NMMU, ACEP, UKZN, Rhodes University, SAIAB and SAEON with their various projects. This work is fascinating and allows us to get involved with collecting data and images and work alongside some truly remarkable people such as Dr Kerry Sink's monitoring of the coral reefs, facilitated through Triton with an emphasis on conservation of our oceans.
We specialize in technical diving. Triton's founder Peter Timm discovered the Sodwana Bay Coelacanth population in October 2000, since 2008 we have been leading yearly expeditions to collect images and data for scientific research on deep reef databasing and new species. This has lead us to do a lot of work with film crews making documentaries on the prehistoric fish. To this day Triton is the only operator on the planet that has been able to records sightings. We offer all levels of training including technical dive courses to 100 metres.
We are proud of our internship program because it is not easy and because our students leave feeling that they have accomplished something special which will mean something in the scuba diving industry. Triton has been the top trainers for CMAS since April 2007. The internship programme is run and taught by Eve Marshall and other instructors that she has trained and have completed the program.
During your time at Triton you will learn all aspects of running a dive charter and lodge. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and learn new life skills from servicing dive gear, maintaining vehicles, assisting in the Triton shop, assisting checking in guests, interacting with the guests, Assisting instructors with training, Fitting gear, driving vehicles and tractors, setting up the beach gazebo, loading boats and vehicles, diving with clients, washing dive gear and vehicles, lodge maintenance and improvements and occasional reception duties.
Option 1 – Divemaster Program
The internship takes students from beginner diver to divemaster which lasts 8 months and includes accommodation, gas and electric, cooking facilities, scuba diving courses and the opportunity to work in the dive industry. During this period candidates will work for Triton Dive Lodge and will include setting up and packing up the daily dive operation, washing and maintaining all equipment including boats, tractors and dive gear as well as the day to day running of a dive operation and lodge.
The cost of the divemaster internship is R55 000 (2018 entrants) & R65 000.00 for 2019 entrants.
The courses included during this period will be:
- One Star Sport Diver
- Two Star Sport Diver
- Rescue Diver and O2 Admin
- Three Star Sport Diver
- Basic Nitrox
- Compressor Operator
- Coral Taxonomy and Fish ID Classes
- Master Shark Diver (Sharklife)
** Additional Courses on Offer:
- Skippers Licence - Surf launch and divers onboard
- Advanced Nitrox
- Normoxic Trimix
- Nitrox Gas Blending
- Trimix Gas Blending
- Digital Underwater Photography Course
- Coastal and Marine Guide Course
Option 2 – Two Star Instructor
Please contact us for information regarding the Instructor option. Instructor candidates will be expected to work as an instructor for a minimum of 3 months to gain experience in teaching before obtaining work within the industry.
Once the Divemaster course has been completed the candidate has the option to progress and enroll on an instructor course. Before the instructor course can be started a number of prerequisites must be in place as follows:
- The candidate must have 100 dives,
- The candidate must have been diving for at least 6 months,
- The candidate must have an indate diving medical
- The candidate must have an Oxygen Administration or similar certificate and a basic nitrox certificate.