We offer a specialised intensive dive master and research diver training program on Nusa Penida. In the duration of your program you will complete your dive master and 5 scientific specialties related to our in house conservation project.

Why Us?

Conservation Dive Master Program
Indonesia has some of the most biodiverse marine habitats in the world. As part of the Coral Triangle, Indonesia, and Bali specifically, is home to many different and varied species, such as hard and soft corals, marine mammals, manta rays, sharks, reef fish, and sea turtles.

In Nusa Penida we have a very high concentration of Hawksbill Sea Turtles, a critically endangered species. It is very common to see anywhere from 2-6 turtles on any given dive; however, if you leave the Bali and Coral Triangle area this number drops considerably.

This is why we have a unique opportunity to identify and analyze the population of Hawksbill turtles here in the Nusa Penida Turtle HotSpot. We can take measure of their population size, abundance, and distribution and share this identification data with other organizations in efforts to establish migration patterns of this critically endangered species.
In addition to our Turtle Identification focus, we offer several key conservation-focused workshops on critical marine issues such as Shark Ecology, Manta Ray Ecology & Conservation, Marine Ecology, and others. These courses all come with conservation specialty certifications and go a long way to establishing yourself as a prudent and responsible conservation diver.

As a member of our research team, you must be ready to work efficiently together in a fast-paced environment to ensure success.

About The Internship

Why become a Dive Master?

The Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with your mentoring Dive Instructor and Nomads’ team, you’ll fine tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

Before you can be a good research diver, you first must be a good diver. The PADI Dive Master and Research Diver Internship will give you the skills needed to work either in marine conservation/research or the diving industry. You will meet like-minded individuals and be able to network with experienced and aspiring marine biologists and organizations from around the world.

Conservation Dive Master Program
Conservation Dive Master Program

What will you learn?

The Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions with your mentoring instructor, Watermanship skills exercises and workshops, and hands on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba activities. In partnership with your research diver internship you will be able to conduct and lead various marine research.

What scuba gear will you use?

As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and a surface signalling device. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, life bags, and slates. This is your time to start building your personal set of gear. All equipment purchased through Indo Ocean Project receives a 10% discount. Ask us for more information.

Conservation Dive Master Program

Skills Development

Conservation Dive Master Program

As an intern you will be trained in various research methods and trusted to adhere to our strict methodology laid out during your training period. We host multiple research and conservation projects and you will be expected to assist in the operation, running, and planning of each of these.

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Projects like this rely on the generosity of our partners and volunteers to develop and grow. In order for us to create an awesome adventure for you we do require a tuition to cover your expenses while on program. Because of the donations from our local partners we are able to keep the cost low while covering all your needs so you can focus on your training and your work during this adventure.

Below you will see the package options available depending on your current diving experience. All prices are in Indonesian Rupiah.

Conservation Dive Master Program