Go Dive Internship

Who is Go Dive?

Go Dive Mossel Bay is an education-oriented dive school located in the beautiful Garden Route of Southern Africa. We are a team of award winning NAUI instructors and passionate marine biologists and conservationists, dedicated to preserving the oceans.

Program Summary

Interns will get the opportunity to participate in underwater field surveys, learn practical field work skills, and assist in qualitative and quantitative data analysis to help us better understand the species biodiversity and ecosystems of Mossel Bay. You will also get hands on in conserving the coastline, through a variety of projects, including ghost gear recovery and analysis.

The Go Dive Internship will help you get the most out of your diving career, developing you into a safe, confident leader. If leading dives, aiding in underwater research projects, learning how to protect our reefs, or conducting underwater projects of your own sounds good, this is the internship for you.

Who Should Apply?

Anyone with a passion for our marine world is welcome to apply, even if you have no previous diving experience. We will teach you how to explore, understand and conserve our beautiful oceans. This life changing experience will ultimately enhance your CV/Resume. We will provide you with reference letters, do our part in helping you obtain college credit, and introduce you to a network of marine professionals around the world.

Research Projects with Marine Action Research

  • Invertebrate and Reef Surveys
  • Nudibranch Surveys
  • USV Fish Surveys (Underwater Visual Surveys)
  • BRUV Fish Surveys (Baited Remote Underwater Video)

Conservation Projects

  • Clean Ocean Divers Workshop with Keep Fin Alive
  • Coastal Clean Ups with Keep Fin Alive
  • Community Outreach with Keep Fin Alive
  • Weekly Penguin & Seabird Rehabilitation with SAPREC

What do the interns think?

Nick Henson -- intern October / November 2019

Dive Master qualified with NAUI & Go Dive November 2019

“As an intern at Go Dive Mossel Bay, I was exposed to opportunities far beyond my expectations.

With Dive Master training being the main focus, the regular baited, boat and night dives gave me more than enough time and experience exploring Mossel Bay’s unique underwater landscape. The instructors made my learning enjoyable, giving me any help I needed along the way, and ensuring that I was ready to be the best Dive Master possible.

I was lucky enough to be given a number of opportunities to assist with community, recreational and environmental activities. The highlight of this, being the close partnership with Keep Fin Alive and their Clean Oceans initiatives.

A plethora of tools and knowledge became available for me, which empowered me to make an active change and difference through education and community involvement.

I have been inspired and empowered to take the Clean Oceans initiative to my home in Australia, where the fight for marine conservation can become international.

SAPREC was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of the internship. Weekly visits to the centre equipped me with skills to take care of injured seabirds, as well as raise awareness for their conservation.

The team were organised, friendly and professional, and they were constantly arranging activities and ensuring they did their very best to create a family atmosphere with Go Dive.”

What are you waiting for?

“You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Andre Gide