Go Pro with PP Seafrog

A unique opportunity to change your career! Become a professional dive guide whilst enjoying the sun and fun on a tropical island.

PP Seafrog is a dive operation on the island Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. Koh Phi Phi is a tropical paradise where the tourism is booming and the diving is awesome. Our Divemaster internship offer allows you to become a Divemaster without making major investments. (worth about 2000 US$)

It takes 4-6 weeks to complete your SSI Divemaster course. After the course you will work for our dive center for three months, gaining valuable experience for your future career in diving. This includes Advanced Adventure course, Rescue Specialty and React Right (first aid) if needed.

  • The SSI Divemaster course includes theory and practical sessions but for the most part you will be diving and assisting our instructors with their courses.
  • Prerequisite experience level is Open Water diver. If you already SSI/PADI Rescue diver the work period is only two and a half month.
  • The course is free but you will be required to work as a dive guide for three months (total time 4 month). In the three month work period your job will be to guide customers on the local dive sites. Normally you will make two dives in the morning and spend some time in the shop assisting customers and preparing the dives for the next day. There is no donkey work involved like washing equipment or handling tanks.
  • All mandatory study materials including SSI Dive Guide and Science of Diving Registration (8,500 THB) is not included.
  • One year Membership is not included.
  • Food and accommodation is not included. (lunches on the boat are include)
  • Since you will be trained to become a professional diver, each candidate is entitled to buy 1 set of equipment (regulator, bcd, fins, wetsuit, mask, computer). FOR TRADE PRICE! If you don’t have your own equipment yet we can offer equipment from several brands including Mares, Scubapro, Aqualung and Suunto for trade price. If you do not have the fundings to buy your personal gear you can use our rental equipment for the duration of the internship.
  • You will gain enormous experience of the industry in a wonderful tropical environment underwater as well as on the surface with at least 150 dives by the finish of the program. We cannot guarantee a paying job with us after the program however local training makes interns highly employable.
  • If you decide to do the SSI/PADI instructor course, we will arrange you a course at a discounted price in Phuket or on Phi Phi. Or Internship options are available.

Other requirements;

  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • Basic English speaking ability is necessary.
  • Diving experience is an advantage but not required.
  • Ability to work in a team, enthusiasm, motivation.
  • We recommend diver insurance with e.g. Divers Alert Network (basic).
  • Doctors’ declaration that you are fit to dive. (also possible to arrange here in Thailand).

For more information about Koh Phi Phi and our diving center, please check out ppseafrog.com.
If you are interested in this offer or if you have specific questions, please send your cv and photograph to [email protected]

Kind Regards
Florian Asmussen
Manager Phi Phi Sea Frog

Certification Level
As an active SSI Divemaster you can:

  • Guide certified divers on recreational scuba dives
  • Teach, supervise and issue recognition cards for the SSI Snorkeling program
  • Act as a certified assistant for all SSI recreational courses
  • Assist during open water training dives by taking no more than two (2) students at a time on excursion dives
  • Qualify as a Training Specialist for the SSI Ecology Specialty programs
  • SSI Coral Identification Specialty
  • SSI Fish Identification Specialty
  • SSI Marine Ecology / Naturalist Specialty
  • SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty
  • SSI Shark Ecology Specialty
Prerequisites
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (Must be 18 years old to work as an active status Professional Dive Guide)
  • Open water diver
  • RSTC Medical Statement signed by a physician within one (1) year

*If you don’t meet all the prerequisites we are more than happy to help you get there. Contact us to talk about putting together a personalised package.

Schedule
It takes 4-6 weeks to complete your SSI Divemaster course. After the course you will work for our dive center for three months, gaining valuable experience for your future career in diving. This includes Advanced Adventure course, Rescue Specialty and React Right (first aid) if needed.
Outline
The SSI Divemaster Course consists of 6 phases of skill development:

  • Academic Training
  • Confined Water Training
  • Open Water Training
  • Confined Water Evaluations
  • Open Water Evaluations
  • Academic Evaluations

Science of Diving:

  • Diving Physics
  • Diving Physiology
  • Decompression Theory
  • The Components of the Total Diving System & Accessory
  • Equipment
  • The Aquatic Environment
  • Practical Application

Dive Guide Theory:

  • What is a dive guide
  • Preparing for the dive
  • Conducting the dive
  • Dive emergencies
  • Your career with SSI

Water Fitness Evaluation:

  • Tread water for 15 minutes
  • Swim 700 meters, mask, snorkel and fins
  • Swim 300 meters without stopping
  • Swim underwater for 25 meters using a mask, fIns and snorkel
  • Perform a full, unconscious-diver-on-the-surface rescue with a total distance of 100 meters within eight (8) minutes

Snorkeling Skills Workshop:

  • Demonstrate all of the skills of the SSI Snorkeling program with professional-level quality

Open Water Diver Workshop:

  • Perform all of the skills listed of the SSI Open Water Diver program at an expert diver level

Diver Stress & Rescue Skills Workshop:

  • Assisting a Struggling or Panicked Diver (Surface and Underwater)
  • Bringing an Unconscious Diver to the Surface
  • Unconscious Diver on the Surface
  • Transporting an Unconscious Diver
  • Removing an Unconscious Diver from the water
  • Missing Diver Search

Dive Briefing Evaluation:

  • Plan and organise a dive briefing based on a given dive scenario
  • Conduct a dive briefing using the SSI Dive Briefing slate

Dive Guiding Evaluation:

  • Supervise and maintain control of a group of diver before, during, and after a dive
  • Recognise and provide the appropriate corrective actions for all problems that occur during a dive

Deep and Night Diving Workshop:

  • Evaluate a deep and night diving scenario and provide recommendations for dive planning, specialty equipment, and dive parameters
  • Create a safe and appropriate dive plan, based on the given scenario
Whats Included
  • Academic Sessions
  • Pool Sessions
  • Open Water Training
  • Tanks and weights
  • All logistical costs
  • Water & Fruit on Dive Trips
  • Equipment Rental if Required
  • Unlimited diving
  • Unlimited Tutoring/Assistance
  • Use of Wifi and Dive Center Facility at all times
Whats Not Included
  • All mandatory study materials including SSI Dive Guide and Science of Diving Registration (8,500 THB) is not included.
  • One year Membership is not included.
  • Food and accommodation is not included. (Lunches on the boat are included)
What To Bring
  • Open water certification or equivalent
  • Proof of logged dives
  • RSTC Medical Statement signed by a physician within one (1) year
  • Proof of CPR / First Aid / Oxygen First Aid training within two (2) years
  • Tablet or Laptop for Academic Study
  • Lots of positive energy ready to dive, study and train hard
Dive Equipment
As a Dive Professional ideally you should have your own Total Diving System. We can help out with missing items, at a minimum you should have your own:

Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Dive Computer, Wetsuit, Buoy & Reel

Each candidate is entitled to buy 1 set of equipment (regulator, bcd, fins, wetsuit, mask, computer). FOR TRADE PRICE!

If you don’t have your own equipment yet we can offer equipment from several brands including Mares, Scubapro, Aqualung and Suunto for trade price.

If you do not have the funds to buy your personal gear you can use our rental equipment for the duration of the internship.