The length of the traineeship will depend on your level of certification when you start the course, it can be up to 80 days with no certifications. Most trainees will leave the course with around 75-100 dives in their log book. You will be diving 1-4 times most days on the Great Barrier Reef.
We are always looking for good candidates to complete the traineeship and if you are accepted on the course, you will be booked onto one of our monthly induction days which are usually in the first week of every month.
As a trainee with Reef Safari, all your certifications will be through SSI (Scuba Schools International). SSI is internationally recognised, is ISO certified and a member of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council.
Reef Safari will pay for the following courses throughout your traineeship:
SSI Open Water Diver
SSI Stress and Rescue Diver
SSI React Right
SSI Advanced Adventurer
SSI Dive Guide
SSI Specialty – Science of Diving
SSI Dive Master
If you complete your traineeship to a high standard, the next step is the ITC (Instructor Training Course). We offer the ITC to all successful trainees who wish to invest further in their career. While we cannot guarantee a job, we often employ our graduates for a period of time during our peak season.
Many of our home grown instructors have been employed permanently either in Australia or Fiji.
You will need to have an insurance policy to cover you for while you are diving. If you already have travel insurance then check that it covers you for personal injury whilst diving. If not, then please ensure that you take out an insurance policy. We recommend DAN World. You can access them from the link below.