Photography Diving Internship

SCUBABO is an underwater photography company and training centre that takes photos of divers, snorkelers, and the flora and fauna found on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Scubabo offers a Dive Master internship program or a Freedive Instructor internship program. This program will involve being out on the water on our vessels taking photos of customers and the incredible wildlife we see out on the reef. This role involves diving and snorkelling every day so a minimum requirement of Open Water Diver with any organization and swimming competency is necessary to begin this program. We will provide you with all the training in order to complete the role and we cover the costs of the SCUBA diving certifications or Freediving certifications. Our aim is to guide you to becoming a professional diver in the SSI diving organization.

dive master program

Program Pathway

Our Dive Master Program Begins at Open Water or any level above. We provide:

We do NOT provide

Freedive Instructor Course program

Program Pathway

Our Freedive Instructor Course Progam begins at Dive Master Level. We provide:

We do NOT provide


Program Outline

• Interview with SCUBABO management.
• Trial out on the boat, engage with customer, engage with the crew and see how everyone aligns. We are very selective with the trainees we take on as we are a small tight knit team.

This program is designed to allow the trainees to explore all aspects of the marine industry. We want to ensure all those we accept into the program will become qualified to the highest standards and represent the core values of Scubabo.

If the trainee is accepted into the program then they sign a contract and will be paid a remuneration fee for each day on one of our vessels that go to the Great Barrier Reef.

We include all training necessary over the course of the program in order to become a professional diver. This may include depending on your diver level: 

  • Advanced Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • VET Gov accredited rescue course
  • Dive guide
  • Science of Diving
  • Freedive instructor training course
  • Freedive Courses

Training will be conducted throughout the program (dependant on boat staff needs, this will be done when time is permitted) and the final dive level will be conducted at the end of the contract.

We provide photography skills training and workshops to improve your abilities throughout the program.

We require 90 working days on our vessels or other locations (free diving courses at Lake Eacham) in order to complete the program.

• All training days count towards the 90 days as per your contract but are unpaid
• This role is a sales based role as our business is built on the foundation of photo sales and running freedive courses for customers

At the end of the 90 days we will help you in acquiring a role in the marine industry. Scubabo staff have been involved with the diving industry for over 15 years and have many contacts all around Australia and the world.

See a future in the Marine Industry?

Many of our trainees have gone onto various roles worldwide, including:

    • Professional photographers
    • Dive Instructors on day vessels and liveaboards
    • Freedive Instructors
    • Skippers of dive vessels
    • Skippers of super yachts

Our benefits:

  • We get you to either a divemaster accreditation level or Freedive Instructor level
  • You complete 90 working days (typically 4-6 months to complete)
  • Photography centred position (take photos all day long)
  • Sales centred position (sell your photos onboard our vessels)
  • Assisting on freedive courses
  • Receive potential extra training on studio shoots and freedive training

Book your Internship today!

To enquire about our internship please fill out the below form and upload your resume.

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