For those completing their PADI Divemaster course with us we offer this programme completely FREE, otherwise this programme is just £75.00 for the 4 Internship Dives. Tanks and Gas is included.
For those coming to us as certified Divemasters we recommend you shadow our dive professionals, working with real live students, (for which there is no charge), until you, and your Instructors feel comfortable you are ready to complete the internship.
The PADI DSD Leader does not mean Instructor, but it does require some Instructor adjacent skills that you will find useful if you’re planning to complete your Instructor Certification in future. The other thing to remember is that 5 DSDs count as 1 cert so even if you aren’t an Instructor yet you can still get your numbers up and be able to go for MSDT much sooner than other new instructors.
For the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader internship the PADI DSD Leader candidate must conduct four separate real (not simulated) PADI Discover Scuba Diving programs (with real students), in confined water under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor. PADI DSD Leader interns must show their ability to conduct effective briefings, in-water supervision and debriefings with non-certified divers.
At Poole Diving all our Divemaster Courses include this programme as an option, without charge, as by the time you complete your Divemaster with us you are ready for this programme, to allow you to take non-divers for their first breath underwater, which we all know is a life-changing experience.
In resort environments, the PADI DSD Leader rating is a prerequisite for some positions at busy dive centres and can significantly boost a dive pro’s income.
The other thing to remember is that 5 DSDs count as 1 cert so even if you aren’t an Instructor yet you can still get your numbers up and be able to go for MSDT much sooner than other new instructors.
The course fee does not include the fees to PADI for certification. This applies for both if you completed your Divemaster with us or are taking the standalone Discover Scuba Diving Leader.