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SIMILANS LIVEABOARD DIVING INTERNSHIPS

This internship runs over two back to back trips aboard the Similan Explorer. The Similan Explorer has capacity for 20 customers and on each trip makes 18 dives over a period of 5 days

You can combine and divemaster or instructor Dive-Careers.com package with a Similans Live-aboard Internship. This is your opportunity to, not just get some great diving on the Similans, but also to increase your knowledge of how the live-aboard market works.


Participating in the live-aboard internship will increase your guiding and briefing skills, focus on customer service and care, give real life experience running and preparing Similan live-aboards, and importantly, you’ll make contacts in the live-aboard industry to help with future job placement.

LIVE-ABOARD INTERNSHIP CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

PRE LIVEABOARD PREPARATION


1

Gearing up and the importance of using this time to gather experience of customer.

2

Selection of customers to specific dive groups

3

Understanding prep for 5 days living and diving on a boat, inc prep for courses, known and unknown.

4

General workings of the dive shop procedures and processes


2 x 5 DAY LIVEABOARD EXPERIENCE


1

Orientation of customers to boat, general diving procedures, timetable and living together

2

Assisting and assessing each customer on prepping their equipment

3

Assessing dive site conditions and briefings, safe diving procedures

4

Initial check dive duties

5

Subsequent dives, either assisting or leading depending on conditions and dive site

6

Emergency procedures and action plans

7

Understanding of the marine life habitats and behavior in Similan/Surin national parks

8

Engaging in non diving related activities eg visiting the islands and its people the Moken

9

General customer engagement and having a good time

10

Understanding importance of continuing education, nitrox and equipment sales on board

POST LIVEABOARD EXPERIENCE


1

Ensuring continuing customer engagement through social websites, trip advisor etc

2

Checking, washing and returning of equipment

3

Occasionally saying goodbye to customers with evening entertainment (meal and beer)



You will be fully involved in the day to day workings, with the aim of providing you with an insight into working on liveaboards. You will be treated as a member of staff with special attention to your individual needs and learning abilities.

 

You are expected to be an enthusiastic learner with a keen interest in people and customer service. Its not easy to live with your customers so you need to be a solution minded personality with a lot of positive energy.

LIVE-ABOARD INTERNSHIP COSTS

Similan Explorer Liveaboard Internship including two 5 day trips and pre trip planning and preparation


41,000 THB


PLUS Marine park fees (These are subject to change, although infrequently, so quoted separately)

1800 THB per trip

AND Personal expenses and travel to and from Khao Lak


OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Nitrox FULL TRIP – 2800 THB

Nitrox SINGLE TANK – 200 THB

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