Internships are designed to help newly certified Eco-divers
put their training into practice in a real life environment
and see how the theory translates into practice.
conservation is of increasing importance and educated
dive leaders and resource managers will be in greater
demand. At Eco Koh Tao we hope to prepare divers to
become those leaders of the future to ensure the survival
of this important resource.
internships are increasingly important for divers looking
to gain employment in the diving community and looks impressive
on your resume. As an Eco-Intern you’ll be involved
in the day to day operations of Eco Koh Tao putting
your training into practice in any number of ways.
eco internship will be tailored to your level of training,
experience and general level of confidence.
the internship you could be involved in any of our many
projects, depending on what needs attention at the time,
so we can’t say that we'll just be building coral reefs
or just be working on coral nurseries. It is usually
quite varied and dependent on needs at the time.
we are required for 'emergency' relief where there are
fishing nets caught on reefs or sights that have been
broken so these take priority.
part of our internship program we usually do 5 days
of training/internship and have a coupe of days break
(a bit like a weekend which is rare for us on a tropical
these 'days off' you are free to join our dive partner
Crystal Dive on their regular dive trips (they do 2
per day) as long as you have some conservation goal
in mind and you have a buddy; but with the amount of
divers around a buddy is not hard to find.
allows you to dive for free essentially on your days
off as long as you are doing some Coralwatch Surveys
or other activities we can/may prescribe.
would not be guided but you'll be pretty well oriented
within a few days of being with us.
Koh Tao, for anyone interested, the Divemaster program
can be done comfortably in a month and meshes well with
our Eco Programs.
Build additions to our own in-house artificial reef.
Conduct Project Aware Coralwatch surveys on selected
Assist on subsequent eco courses
Conduct Reef Check Surveys
data pertaining to numerous research projects including:
Fins Reef Watch Data
to environmental emergencies (e.g Fishing nets, grounded
and repair mooring buoys and roped off snorkelling areas.
giant clams when ready on surrounding reefs from our
Giant Clam nursery
artificially propagated coral colonies to natural reefs
are available for all certified divers who want to develop
their practical knowledge of marine conservation and
Week - 7,500 THB
2 Weeks - 14,500 THB
3 Weeks - 21,500 THB
4 Week - 28,500 THB
of our Eco-Interns have access to....
out on Marine Conservation Projects
diving on spare days*
discount on all dive gear equipment in our retail
discount on specialty courses and further training**
Coral Reef Conservation Certification***
Minimum Open Water Diver (preferably Advanced Open Water
Opportunity to upgrade to full Ecodiver and Marine Conservation
* Maximum 2 dives per day (Not including night dives)
**Excluding professional level training
***Applicable to 3 & 4 week interns only