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Become a Dive Professional with Sydney Dive Safari's Career Programs

If you love diving and want to share your passion with others, if you are looking for an exciting career or to travel the world with a professional credential under your belt, a Sydney Dive Safari Career Development Program is for you.

The staff at Sydney Dive Safari have been offering traineeship programs for over 10 years and throughout that time graduates have received the highest quality training and exposure to the operational side of some of the most successful dive businesses in the country.

With the knowledge and experience gained thorough their traineeship most have gone on to work either domestically or in one of many locations around the world and some have even opened their own businesses in the Dive Industry.

Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being an dive guide, divemaster or scuba instructor is a very gratifying experience! Besides all the fun you will have, becoming a Dive Professional is personally and financially rewarding.


What's involved in a Sydney Dive Safari Traineeship 

Candidates are selected on a few key attributes. First and foremost, you need to be passionate about diving. You need a desire to share your passion for diving with others and you must be able to apply a professional approach to your training and preparation. With the right attitude, our team at Sydney Dive Safari can provide everything else.

We provide all our trainees with the best career development training available. We have a dedicated full time instructional team with decades of diving and instructional experience to mentor you through your program. All of our leadership training options are designed to be flexible enough to take you from whatever level of diver you are now to whatever level you want to be.

Sydney Dive Safari’s dive professional traineeship programs will get you out of the 9 to 5 rut. It’s a lifestyle your friends will surely envy. 

This traineeship program can take as little as 3 to 6 months on a part time basis mostly on weekends.

Career Development Pathway

  1. Advanced Course
  2. Specialty Courses
    • Deep Course
    • Enriched Air Nitrox Course
    • Navigation Course
    • Night & Limited Visibility Course
  3. Provide First Aid Course (HLTAID003)
  4. Provide Advanced Resuscitation Course (HLTAID007)
  5. Stress & Rescue Course
  6. Dive Guide Course including Dive Guide internship
  7. Science Of Diving Course
  8. Divemaster Certification

Individual Course Costs: $3938

Advanced to Divemaster Program Price: $2599

As a BONUS we will also include:

  • Social Club Membership
  • SDS Trainee shirt or polo to wear during your training
  • Professional accident insurance cover during the duration of your traineeship program

This program may commence on a part time basis at any time and courses can be scheduled to fit your individual timetables.

This traineeship program can take as little as 9 to 12 months on a part time basis mostly on weekends.

Career Development Pathway

  1. Advanced Course
  2. Specialty Courses
    • Deep Course
    • Enriched Air Nitrox Course
    • Navigation Course
    • Night & Limited Visibility Course
  3. Provide First Aid Course (HLTAID003)
  4. Provide Advanced Resuscitation Course (HLTAID007)
  5. Stress & Rescue Course
  6. Dive Guide Course including Dive Guide internship
  7. Science Of Diving Course
  8. Divemaster Certification
  9. Dive Control Specialist Course including internship
  10. Instructor Training Course (IE not included)

Individual Course Costs: $6836

Advanced to Instructor Program Price: $5199

As a BONUS we will also include:

  • Social Club Membership
  • SDS Trainee shirt or polo to wear during your training
  • Professional accident insurance cover during the duration of your traineeship program

This program may commence on a part time basis at any time and courses can be scheduled to fit your individual timetables.

Your commitment to this program should be given careful consideration. Should something unexpected occur once a traineeship program has commenced and you are unable to continue, transfers or breaks in training may be possible at the discretion of the Training Manager. As with training at tertiary institutions, should you enrol in this program and at a later date decide not to complete the training for any reason, no refunds or partial refunds are available. No membership, personal liability insurance, training materials or workers compensation refunds are applicable.

These courses are ultimately subject to Sydney Dive Safari's normal Terms & Conditions.


Employment in the Dive Industry

The dive professional pathway provides many opportunities to develop your skills while furthering your diving career and through our traineeship programs you will get the opportunity to gain the skills and experience needed to gain placement be it part time or full time in the dive industry. The combination of quality training and mentoring from our highly qualified and experienced instructional team will ensure you get the best start possible. Sydney Dive Safari is always looking for positive and enthusiastic staff members who enjoy helping others and have a love of the ocean. We see our traineeship programs as the perfect opportunity to develop quality staff for our expanding business. Combine one of our programs with the right attitude and enthusiasm and you could be part of the SDS Team.

However, if you find yourself daydreaming of tropical locations and crystal blue waters when you’re at your office desk, you should consider taking that scuba diving hobby or part time career and turning it into your lifestyle. YOU CAN DO IT! Dive Resorts around the world are constantly looking for well-educated and motivated staff offering wonderful career opportunities. You'll be exposing new divers to miracles they’ve never seen before; sharing your favourite spots with fellow divers; meeting new people constantly, and bonding over your common love for the peace and joy that comes from diving. Dive Professionals earn their livelihood doing what they really love – educating and diving and the best part is finding a job just about anywhere in the world.

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