Scuba Diving in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Dive Experience

Divemaster Internship


Becoming a dive professional is a life-changing experience. At Dive Friends Bonaire, we conduct our Divemaster program as a two month internship. During these months, you’ll study dive theory and PADI standards, hone your dive skills until they’re demonstration quality, perfect your rescue drills, complete a water skills and stamina test, assist instructors with courses and walk (and swim) along on guided dives. You will work five days a week at one of our locations, doing both the training, the fun work (guiding dives) and the less fun, but necessary work (cleaning, filling tanks, helping out around the dive shops).

Since you’ll be working at Dive Friends Bonaire, we need to be sure that you’ll be a good fit with our team and with our customers. Please send us your CV (both diving and professional) for consideration.

Here are the pre-requisites for the PADI Divemaster Program:

Certified as PADI Rescue Diver
Logged 40 scuba dives
Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
In order to be successful and enjoy your experience at Dive Friends Bonaire you need to be:

Mature (at least 21 years of age)
Because you work for the course, there are no course costs. You will, however, need to buy the books and slates, and pay the PADI fee for the dive master application (approximately $400.00) We do not provide accommodation or living expenses. However, we can provide you with contact information for several reasonably priced short-lease apartments around the island.

We also require that you have your own dive insurance. If you are not already covered, please have a look at (European residents) or (North American residents).

Please contact us for more information about our Divemaster internship program.

Your Dive Expert

Dive Friends Bonaire
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Dive Shop
The Best Bonaire Diving and Services! As a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center, we cater to divers of every skill level and any age — from kids to technical divers. With our seven locations and four retail stores, you’re just a door-step away to your ultimate Bonaire diving adventure! INDEPENDENCE: Dive Friends is not directly connected to only one resort, people from all accommodations are welcome. For ideas of where to stay check out our accommodation partners. EXCELLENCE: Dive Friends Bonaire is an award-winning, family-type dive school, as the personal touch is very important. We prefer quality instead of quantity. All facilities are fully equipped with excellent rental gear, should you require it. CONVENIENCE: With 7 full service locations on the island we’ll make your Bonaire diving as easy and convenient as possible. We offer the Bonaire Marine Park orientation at any time or dive location during normal business hours. VARIETY: We offer diving training from beginner to instructor and everything in-between. If you think you have done it all, try one of our distinctive specialty courses such as Integrated Dive Mask (Full Face Mask), Sea Turtle Awareness, and Shore Diving. ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT: We work hard to keep Bonaire blue and beautiful. If you’re on-island for one of our famous quarterly Clean Up Dives, we would love to have your help to ensure healthy reefs for Bonaire divers to enjoy for generations. There’s a reason why we’re called Dive FRIENDS! We’re the friendliest dive center on the island! If it’s your first visit to Bonaire, we invite you to stop for a cup of coffee anytime at any location — we’d be delighted to show you around.

Who's It For?

No Certification Required
$ per dive
per dive