Diving Gozo / PADI IDC

PADI Instructor Development Course

Become a PADI Instructor

Are you now ready to change you life forever?  At Bubbles we train more PADI Instuctors than any other dive centre on Malta and Gozo.  We are a PADI Career Development Centre and there is no better place to become a PADI Instructor.  You will learn with 2 dedicated PADI Course Directors who teach the whole course with you and never delegate like some dive centres.  David and Colin come with a wealth of experience and have been diving for over 50 years combined.  They have a reputation for teaching to the highest levels and no other dive centre on Malta or Gozo can boast their success rate.  It is simply 100% first time PADI IE pass rate and you don’t get that without being the best.

Become an instructor

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching internship or series of practical training exercises.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything at your local dive shop

The Learning Materials You Need

  • The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes:
    • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
    • Divemaster slates
    • PADI Divemaster Manual
    • CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster-conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately)

You also have the option to take Divemaster Online and purchase the Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

  • Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:
    • Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
    • Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
    • Boat Diver
    • Coral Reef Conservation
    • Digital Underwater Photographer
    • Emergency First Response Instructor
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider
    • Enriched Air Diver (You can even sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Course Online!)
    • Equipment Specialist
    • Night Diver
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy
    • Underwater Naturalist
    • Underwater Navigation

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.


  • To take this course, you must be:
    • 18 years plus.
    • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
    • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
    • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
    • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification.
    • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Divemaster Internships

What We Can Offer

Depending on your requirements and availability we offer full training, including all study materials, certification fees, full training costs and unlimited diving.  We are one of the very few dive centres that offer the inclusion of all training materials in the cost of the internship.

In Return

  • You will help out in and around the dive centre doing a full range of duties contributing to the general running of the dive centre, including but not limited to, filling tanks, cleaning and preparing customer equipment, helping out customers at dive sites and accompanying customers on dives, along with the instructor.  Helping and assisting divers under training under the direct supervision of an instructor.  Generally keeping the Dive Centre operating efficiently ensuring all the needs of our customers are taken care of and helping maintain a highly efficient Diver Centre.
  • We can help you find accommodation.  For the last few years our interns have rented a 3 bed apartment and shared the costs, normally this equates to around €100 per month each.  If you need to earn some money during the internships, there are plenty of jobs available in local bars and restaurants.  We have good relations with all of these these businesses and they usually are keen to employ our interns.
  • Promoting a healthy and safe environment is important to both our staff and customers alike.  We operate a very strict NO SMOKING policy for all members of staff and interns at Bubbles, both during work and outside of work.  If you are a smoker please do not apply for our internships as we will be unable to take you on.

How to Apply

Please send us your full details including the following:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Current diving qualification
  • Number of logged dives
  • Level desired at end of internship.
  • Brief outline of why you are looking to complete an internship.
  • Duration of internship including availability
  • Tell us why you want to do an internship with Bubbles

Our internships are limited and very popular, please apply as soon as you can in order to ensure your place.  Once an application is received you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your application.  We will then get back to you within 7 days.

Thankyou for taking the time to read about our internships, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email at [email protected]