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Being a PADI Rescue Diver is a fantastic achievement, and it shows your commitment to diving safety and skill. If you're ready to take your diving journey to the next level with more responsibilities and challenges, our PADI Divemaster Internship Program is perfect for you.


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PADI Divemaster is the most popular and most recognized professional scuba certification in the world. PADI Divemasters enjoy abundant career opportunities, get paid to scuba dive, and share their love for the ocean.


Choosing the right location for your Divemaster internship is essential to ensuring a successful diving career. At Pocna Dive Center, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality professional dive training to equip you with the skills and confidence necessary to excel as a PADI Professional. Our commitment to excellence includes:

  1. Flexible schedule divided into own study, practical workshops, and assistance to real students taking real courses.

  2. Active participation in a Shark Conservation and Local Community Support Program in which you’ll be involved during your course.

  3. Small Groups: We ensure an intimate learning environment with personalized attention and support.

  4. A team composed of 2 Course Directors and 1 Master Instructor with more than 60 years of combined experience.

  5. Latest PADI Materials and Techniques: Stay up-to-date with the most current PADI materials, ensuring your qualifications are recognized by top dive centers worldwide.

  6. Optimal Learning Environment: Our facility is designed to provide the best learning experience, with a pool specifically designed for dive training and our own boat to get to the open-water sites.

  7. Accommodation in Selina’s shared dorm for the whole course duration is included in the price.


The PADI Divemaster internship with Pocna Dive Center is an incredible opportunity that has the potential to change your life! Our divemaster training program is designed to:

  • Enhance your leadership abilities, enabling you to supervise dive activities and assist PADI instructors with student divers.

  • Prepare you towards becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • Give you the opportunity to dive extensively in stunning tropical waters.

  • Let you taste the PADI Pro lifestyle, working alongside a diverse and amazing group of individuals.

  • Enjoy your time here!

During your time with us you will learn while working on the job, we will make sure that you gain valuable experience by:

  • Assisting seasoned PADI instructors during training sessions at all levels, from Discover Scuba Diving to the Rescue and Specialty courses, as well as in “backstage” aspects of the dive professional’s role.

  • Guiding certified divers of different abilities at different dive sites under varying conditions. 

  • Conducting programs with real participants under our instructors’ supervision.

You’ll have a combination of self-study, classroom sessions, and in-water skill development sessions with our Pro Training Team instructors. However, a significant portion of your learning will come from shadowing our instructors and gradually taking on more responsibility as your divemaster training progresses.


Our DM internship program covers all the essential aspects, divided into several modules:

  • eLearning: you’ll start the course studying on your own before arrival, in the comfort of your preferred environment and at your own pace, for a better learning experience;

  • Practical session (14 days) including:

    • Shark Conservation Experience: We are now supporting a great project to protect the area's sharks. We are building a shark observation site by working with local fishermen and following a feeding protocol. You’ll visit the site at least once during your training to observe the feeding process and maybe have a great encounter.

    • Water Skills Development: Learn how to perform role model demonstrations of the 24 basic dive skills and refine your rescue skills in a Rescue Workshop.

    • Confined and Open Water Workshops: role-playing workshops during which you develop the knowledge and skills you need to assist instructors and conduct programs for certified divers;

    • Special dry and wet workshops: to give you a better understanding of how to perform complex skills such as lift-bag exercises, navigation and mapping, deep dive, and many more;

    • Instructor assisting and program conducting: you will assist instructors during real courses with real students and conduct programs for certified divers. You’ll be assisting at least:

      • One full Open Water Diver Course

      • One full Continuing Education Course

      • One Discover Scuba Diving program

      • OPTIONAL - Assist 3 more DSDs to get the “DSD Leader” certification.

    • And you’ll conduct at least:

      • One ReActivate program

      • One fun dive with certified divers

      • One snorkel tour.


Did you know that as a certified DM, you can start teaching some courses on your own? You can choose the following add-on to extend your knowledge and make a step forward toward higher dive professional levels:

  • Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI) Program (1 day): Learn how to teach vital first aid and CPR skills, earning your EFRI certification. 

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor: learn how to teach the use of emergency oxygen.

As you embark on your Divemaster Internship with Pocna Dive Center, you'll also have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of Isla Mujeres. This tropical paradise is home to some of the world's most stunning marine environments, making it the ideal location for your professional dive training.

  • Pristine Dive Sites: Isla Mujeres boasts around 30 dive sites featuring vibrant coral reefs, fascinating wrecks, and unique marine species.

  • Exceptional Marine Life Encounters: Swim with eagle rays and sharks, observe colorful reef fish and rare critters, and enjoy unforgettable underwater experiences.

  • Commitment to Conservation: Pocna Dive Center is dedicated to preserving Isla Mujeres’ marine ecosystems, and as a PADI professional, you'll play a vital role in promoting responsible diving practices.

  • Cultural Immersion: Discover the Riviera Maya’s rich cultural heritage and learn about local customs, history, and traditions.

Take the Plunge with Pocna Dive Center

Are you ready to transform your passion for scuba diving into an extraordinary career that allows you to share the wonders of the underwater world with others? Then take the plunge with Pocna Dive Center, Isla Mujeres' Premier PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, and experience the unparalleled training, support, and adventure that awaits you.

Join our next PADI Divemaster Course and start your journey to becoming a highly skilled and sought-after PADI Professional. 

Don't wait any longer – dive into your dream career with Pocna Dive Center and become a PADI Divemaster in the stunning paradise of Isla Mujeres. We look forward to guiding you through this exciting and transformative experience.

What’s included

  • 2 weeks intensive training with our GoPro staff

  • Participation in our Shark Conservation Program 

  • Accommodation in Selina’s shared dorms.

  • Special discounted rates on equipment purchases in our shop.

What’s NOT included


Must be at PADI Rescue Diver level (or equivalent certification) with Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
At least 40 logged dives to start the course and 60 dives are needed to achieve certification
Proof of previous certification if obtained through an alternative provider

Booking Scuba Diving Courses

Step 1

Purchase eLearning



Interactive lessons cover divemaster-led programs and activities, diver safety and risk management, the aquatic environment and more. Study online or offline using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 8-12 hours

Step 2

Book The Course



Now you know which course you want to complete, you need to book your time with one of our instructors.

We recommed that you complete your eLearning before your course start date.

Click the Book Now to see our booking page and to check availability.

Step 3

Plan Your Trip

Aside from what you already have planned, there are plenty of other exciting activities to explore on Isla Mujeres.

If you need assistance, our team is more than happy to help you plan your itinerary and make the most out of your stay.

We help you with accommodation and transport too, just check out the link below.

Step 4

Connect With Us


Our social media team or on hand to answer your questions and keep you up to date with the latest news and information.


We would love to hear about your experience! Be sure to tag us in your posts so we can follow along on your journey and share in your excitement.

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Get More With Packages

Bundle courses together for bigger savings!

Take a look at our range of ready made packages that  make it easy to achieve your diving goals at the best possible rate. Depending on your level and what you want to achive, we can get you from PADI Open Water diver right through to a Scuba Diver Master Trainer, an honorific indicating that you have experience in teaching.

All our packages can be tailored to suit the time of your stay and combined with accommodation.

If you don't see a package that meets your requirements, get in touch with our team and let us know what you are looking for.

Why Choose Us

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Support 7 Days a Week From 7:30am to 9pm

We're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of support.  At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to outstanding customer service. Our friendly bilingual team is always available to answer your questions about our tours and courses, so don't hesitate to get in touch and we will respond as quickly as possible to answer any questions you might have.


High-Quality Equipment & Facilities

Scuba diving equipment allows you to visit the underwater world by making it possible to breathe, see, and move comfortably while below the surface. It is important that all our equipment including our compressors are fully maintained and regularly checked for both your comfort and your safety. We want to make sure that you are fully comfortable and confident with our equipment. To help, we offer opportunities to practice in our on-site pool, or we provide refresher classes for experienced divers who haven't been in the ocean for a while.

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Environmental Responsibility

At our center, we take this responsibility seriously. We are proud members of Green Finns and PADI Aware ambassadors. In addition, we collaborate with the Saving Our Sharks Foundation and run our own Ambassadors Del Mar initiative. This initiative is focused on providing children and fishermen on the island with the opportunity to learn about conservation and diving.