PADI Diving and Marine Conservation Internships with Global Vision International

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Global Vision International (GVI), is giving explorers the chance to boost their CV’s, enhance personal skills and increase employability by embarking on a wide range of PADI Diving and Marine Conservation Internships in some of the world’s most exotic locations, including Mexico, Fiji and the Seychelles.

For those about to embark on a gap year, a career break, an extended holiday or marine enthusiast looking to develop a career in the diving or conservation industry, GVI’s PADI Diving and Marine Conservation programmes provide a unique opportunity to offer vital support to local communities and develop personal skills, whilst on an overseas adventure.

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in Mexico

  • 24 week programme
  • Price from £5,095 (excluding flights)
  • Departures: 9 January 2016, 12 April 2016, 25 June 2016, 17 September 2016

On the marine conservation and scuba diving internship on the Caribbean coast of Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula, volunteers will be assessing the health of the Mesoamerican barrier reef system. The group will live and work for 12 weeks with a GVI research team and undergo an extensive training programme, developing diving skills through to advanced level and gaining an intimate knowledge of the marine ecosystem. Volunteers will be assessed each week in order to measure progress, and if a successful expedition is completed, will then embark on a PADI Dive Master course during a 12 week placement with a local dive centre.

Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

  • 4 to 24 week programmes
  • Price from £2,000 (excluding flights)
  • Departures: 17 October 2015, 14 November 2015, 9 January 2016, 6 February 2016, 5 March 2016, 2 April 2016, 30 April 2016, 28 May 2016, 25 June 2016, 23 July 2016, 20 August 2016, 17 September 2016, 15 October 2016, 12 November 2016

Whilst living at GVI’s research base on the stunning Caqalai Island, the group will join an international team of volunteers on this marine conservation expedition, which focuses on the collection of important marine inventory data collected on underwater research dives. This research is then made available to local communities and organisations to help better inform management decision making. The project is geared at providing long term benefits to the local communities through strategies designed to help guarantee food security for future generations. Highlights of the experience will include learning new scuba diving skills, conducting underwater surveys, visiting traditional Fijian villages, teaching local children about environmental conservation, assisting in the creation of coral farms, climbing a volcanic mountain and even embracing the opportunity to learn the Fijian language.

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

  • 4 to 12 week programmes
  • Price from £2,050 (excluding flights)
  • Departures: 17 October 2015, 14 November 2015, 9 January 2016, 6 February 2016, 5 March 2016, 2 April 2016, 30 April 2016, 28 May 2016, 25 June 2016, 23 July 2016, 20 August 2016, 17 September 2016, 15 October 2016, 12 November 2016

Volunteers can achieve their PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the pristine islands of the Seychelles. The group’s participation in marine species research will contribute towards providing data to the local government on various conservation initiatives. Volunteers will also be involved in coral reef research, invertebrate surveys, whale shark migration observations, in-water turtle surveys and turtle nesting research. Highlights will include learning how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean, visiting and diving amongst deserted tropical islands and taking PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver courses.

PADI Instructor Internship in Mexico

  • 30 week programme
  • Price from £8,745 (excluding flights)
  • Departures: 9 January 2016, 2 April 2016, 25 June 2016, 17 September 2016

GVI’s flagship programme is ideally suited to PADI Open Water divers and Divemasters dreaming of becoming highly qualified and specialised PADI instructors, whilst also developing their marine conservation skills through professional training. This unique 30-week programme provides a career enhancing opportunity to qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, equipped with the ability to work and teach in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Environmentally focused, the programme has been specially devised to provide a well-rounded qualification through 12 week’s marine conservation training, 12 weeks PADI Divemaster Course (internship and placement) with a six week IDC (Instructor Development Course) and MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course). Setting itself apart from its competitors, GVI is currently the only organisation to implement a programme like this, providing unparalleled training, knowledge and experience in this fascinating field.

For more information on GVI’s huge choice of projects and internships, visit www.gvi.co.uk and join GVI’s 200,000 + fans on Facebook.

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