Dive qualifications are often the first step on the ladder for many conservationists.
Enhance your training – captivate minds, spark imaginations and become a voice for the ocean.
We connect you with a dive centre and local school to deliver a world-class education course while earning your certification.
Perfectly suited for:
SCUBA divers looking for a more impactful experience
Students enrolled in environmental degrees
Aspiring conservationists looking to join the movement


Only fiercely passionate individuals are accepted – we want students leaving the sessions starry-eyed and stoked to change the world.

Looking to get certified?

Take The Next Step


  • Teach marine conservation in school
  • Free dive qualifications (excluding fees paid directly to PADI / SSI / NAUI / RAID)
  • Help your school host a documentary screening / organise a clean-up with the kids
  • Become a Green Fins Dive Guide by completing the free e-course


There’s no ‘one size fits all’ internship. Dive seasons, opening hours and marine life vary.

Frequently unpaid, some offer commissions while others give discounted accommodation.

Duration ranges from daily work for two weeks to a couple of months as a full time intern. You could get lucky with a paid gig, ocean views and an island dog.

Find an Ocean Child dive school near you.


Upon certification you’ll receive your Graduation Pack – a selection of tools, discounts and programmes to kick start your career in the dive and conservation industry.


  • PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)*
  • Passionate about ocean conservation
  • Independent and self-motivated

*if you are not quite at this level but still want to take part, then please apply. We will endeavor to find you a dive centre to help you get to the next level!


No previous teaching required. Just a good attitude.

Our stunning teacher trainers created a training guide with training notes, teaching prompts and supplementary information to prepare you for class.

Learn the tricks to engage groups
Discover body language
Find your voice
Unlock the power of your breath

Plus incredible Navy Seals techniques to massively boost your confidence and reveal a strong, calm communicator.