Become a PADI Divemaster and Manta Ray Researcher in Nusa Lembongan, Bali. Does this sound like your dream come true?

Here at Big Fish Diving we offer unique PADI Divemaster internships (4 to 6 weeks). Therefore internships are combined with manta ray research through the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF). You’ll learn how to become a PADI Divemaster while learning all about manta rays and helping out at the MMF research centre. It’s a life changing experience, an incredible opportunity and it will look great on your CV! Want to know more?

Become a PADI Divemaster on Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a stunning tropical island off Bali, Indonesia. Unlike the large tourist centres on mainland Bali, the island has a laid-back vibe and a relaxed feel. The villages here are very traditional with daily ceremonies and colourful offerings. You’ll experience the Balinese way of life first hand.

Nusa Lembongan is a divers’ paradise and there is a strong diving community on the island. You’ll have a great time watching spectacular sunsets after diving with our team and your new friends from around the world.

Scuba diving Nusa Lembongan and the waters around our two neighbouring islands (Ceningan and Penida) is stunning! It offers diverse marine life, vibrant reefs, seasonal mola and of course, manta rays! Our dive sites offer varying topographies and conditions so you’ll receive comprehensive training to prepare you for a range of diving environments. By the end of your PADI Divemaster course you’ll feel confident in your skills and abilities as a PADI professional. This is the start of an incredible adventure and your ticket to travel the world.

At Big Fish we don’t believe in cutting corners. We’ll make sure you have as much support as you need when studying the Divemaster theory component – our dedicated team are here to support you. We have a purpose built dive training pool on site and you’ll practice your skills until you have them down like a pro. When you start assisting with leading certified divers and assisting with PADI Courses we’ll make sure you are well briefed and feel 100% prepared. There will always be a PADI Instructor on hand, both in and out of the water, to give you encouragement and advice. Becoming a PADI Divemaster is a big step and we want it to be everything you have imagined and more.

What about the Manta Rays?

We are extremely lucky to have a resident population of manta rays which the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) closely monitor. MMF are a research foundation and their work includes identifying individuals in order to establish a population count, recording and reporting sightings, giving marine life presentations and much more. As a PADI Divemaster candidate at Big Fish Diving you’ll have chance to be involved with MMF and you’ll learn how to spot, care for and identify manta rays. Of course, you are also encouraged to join their twice-weekly marine life presentations to develop your knowledge of marine life.

Is there anything else I should know?

  • To enrol on the PADI Divemaster course you need to be 18 years old, be a certified Rescue Diver with EFR certification in the last 24 months and have 40 logged dives. If you don’t have all of these it’s not a problem. We can incorporate an EFR refresh or additional dives into your package.
  • Living on Lembongan is great value for money. Of course we’d love you to stay here at Secret Garden and it is always an option. If you are looking for more budget accommodation there are a number of choices within walking distance. A fan room with a private bathroom is around IDR 2,000,000 – IDR 2,500,000 per month.
  • Nusa Lembongan is a safe island and the people here are extremely religious, friendly and helpful. It’s the perfect island for single travellers.
  • Be prepared for an experience of a lifetime, awesome diving and a lot of fun!

We look forward to scuba diving Nusa Lembongan with you soon!
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