Diving

INTERNSHIP

There is no better way to enrich and solidify your education than participating in ‘real world’ work and internship experiences. At New Heaven, we are proud to offer students the unique experience of not only getting certified and working on marine and island conservation and management projects, but also the experience of being and assistant instructor to new students through are internship programs.
We have helped many students complete training for positions with conservation groups elsewhere in the world. Because of our small program size you will get one-on-one assistance and get to participate in a wide range of activities in a leadership position. Internships process and programs vary per student, please contact the conservation team directly for more information about these opportunities.

**NOTE: OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HAS BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE IN RECENT YEARS, PLEASE BOOK EARLY. IN CASE THE MONTHS YOU WANT ARE ALREADY FULL, THOSE WISHING TO STAY LONGER ARE ADVISED TO ENROLL IN THE 4 WEEK PROGRAM, AND THEN STAY ON FOR ADDITIONAL TIME AS VOLUNTEERS AT 24,000 THB PER MONTH.**


Internship Availability

  • December 2018/January 2019 

  • February 2019 

  • March 2019 

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 If you wish to take part in an internship in 2020 please contact us. 


Certification:
You will receive training in all of the Conservation Diver courses, and are eligible for to receive all of the offered certifications, however only 4 are included in the course price. If you would like to receive more than 4 certs., they can be purchased for an additional 500 THB each. You also receive a letter of recommendation from the NHRCP, and any other documentation or assistance you need which we can provide.
Description:

The internship program is directed at those pursuing a career in coral reef conservation or management. Please note however that anybody can participate in our intern program, but students will be given preference in bookings The internship can be completed by any range of students, from pre-college through PhD level. Often, students can receive credit from their universities for the time spent here. The internship consists of the 4 Week program, plus 8 weeks of working as an assistant instructor for the program, diving everyday and pursuing whichever projects you are most interested in while helping new students in the course.
For those working towards a thesis, including Masters or PhD students, we also offer the following assitance for research projects. Check out the page here:

2019 Cost: 60,000 THB for the first 12 weeks, then 16,000 THB per each additional 4 week period (must have prior approval, max. 6 months)

Includes:
All diving costs, Lecture/Presentation on theory, 4 Conservation Diver certifications, Course materials, the Ecological Monitoring Program Manual and Slate, insurance (covers only accidents during diving or on the boat).
Course Requirements:

To begin the NHRCP courses you must be certified by PADI or SSI as an Advanced Level Diver. This means that non-divers coming to do the program must first complete the Open Water course (3 Days, 11,000 THB) and the Advanced Course (2-3 Days, 10,000 THB). Both of which can be done with the New Heaven Dive School. Thus, a non-diver coming for 2 weeks would spend the first week learning to dive, and the second week learning the conservation. The course prices above would then be changed to reflect this, so please write to us with your specific situation so we can quote you the correct price.

Also note that participants must be able to carry a gear bag on and off the boat, ascend stairs, and work outside and should be of physical condition to do so.
Diving is about expanding your limits; increasing your potential. And we should take that same attitude with us after we leave the water. By encouraging stewardship and responsible business practices we believe dive schools will soon be rated not by how many certifications they pump out, but by their social and environmental impact.

Recommended Materials for Interns and Students with us for long periods:
  • Laptop for Data Entry (Strongly Encouraged)
  • Surface Marking Buoy (SMB)
  • Reel and Line
  • Underwater Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask and Fins 

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    48 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao
    Koh Tao, Surat Thani
    84360, Thailand
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