Dive Master Conservation

About Dive Master Conservation Project

Project Details

Receive marine ecology training while working towards your first step in a professional diving career – becoming a PADI Divemaster.  Your time will be split equally between your PADI dive training and the marine ecology component. You will come away from Sodwana with valuable knowledge and skills relating to marine ecology and species identification as well as contributing to and managing citizen science databases. 


  • At least 18 years old
  • Dive medical submitted prior to arrival
  • Divers Accident Network (DAN) Insurance

DMCI Package Includes:

  • Food and accommodation in our student camp
  • Daily shuttles to dive centre and/or beach
  • Park entrance fees
  • All dive gear hire
  • PADI and Marine Ecology in-water activities
  • Airport transfers between Richards Bay and Sodwana
  • Marine Ecology and PADI Divemaster lectures
  • WEI Marine Ecology course certificate
  • 4 x PADI crew packs & courses
  • 3 x PADI personal ID cards (PICs)
  • Guaranteed to reach 60 dives
  • +- 11 course dives
  • +- 9 course assistance dives
  • +- 15 work experience dives
  • 30 marine ecology dives


  • PADI Divemaster Application Fee (+-£85.00) Paid directly to PADI, to register as an industry professional.
Sodwana Bay, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
Minimum Duration:
12 Weeks
Maximum Duration:
12 weeks
Airport Pickup
Arrival Orientation


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