Diversity Scuba is a PADI 5 Star IDC and Tofo's longest operating scuba dive center. Based on the beautiful Tofo Beach in Inhambane Province, Mozambique, we are confident we can offer our customers some of the most spectacular scuba diving in the Indian Ocean.
Come and dive with Sharks, Rays and Turtles, the iconic Manta Rays, Humpback Whales and much more, the best diving in Mozambique!
Our coral reefs are abundant with marine life. We have one of the highest Whale Shark populations in the world, with all-year-round sightings with the best chance of seeing these beautiful creatures through the summer months (November to April/May). During the Winter months (May to October), large numbers of Humpback Whales migrate along the coastline and come very close to shore in the Tofo area. The Humpback Whale population is growing every year and we are lucky enough to be seeing more and more of these incredible animals on scuba in season.
The Diversity Scuba Career Development Course is a unique experience, offering the best possible foundation to the dive industry. The Program is essentially an internship that provides you educational experience which ensures that only do you gain the best training and qualifications but also confidence and ability to utilize them fully.
We produce experienced instructors who have a complete understanding of the industry. Not only do you get your PADI certifications, we'll also guide you through areas including Dive Centre operations, equipment maintenance and repair, operation and maintenance of dive boats and compressors ( Air & Nitrox ), emergency management, oxygen provision and marine injuries. Not every aspect is wrapped up in a course but as we are a PADI 5 Star CDC it all happens here, if you want to be involved then it's available. The more time you put into the program the more you learn.
The Divemaster Internship provides an excellent foundation to a career in the dive industry.
Your active contribution to our dive operation subsidies your training.
Have a unique experience spending 6 months living and diving in one of the best places in the world to dive.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable experience, providing the best possible operation for becoming an Instructor.
Attain real leadership skills and confidence from the knowledge you can handle real responsibility.
PADI Open Water Diver - Learn to Dive
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver - Hone your dive skills and extend your depth limit to 30m
Emergency First Responder - CPR and First aid
PADI Rescue Diver - Learn how to deal with dive emergencies
PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality - Extend your dive time with different gas mixes
PADI Deep Diver Speciality - Experience life 40m below the ocean
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality - Develops this fundamental diving skill
PADI Naturalist Diver Speciality - Understand the ecology of the aquatic environment
PADI Navigation Diver Speciality - Learn to read the reef.
DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider - Oxygen and advanced oxygen provider,
hazardous marine life injuries, automated external defibrillators
PADI Dive Master - Professional Phase
The PADI Dive Master course involves higher level learning and expands the problem solving skills developed by the Rescue Diver Program, extending it from accident management and prevention scenarios to supervisory situations with student divers and certified divers. Dive Master problem solving goes beyond safety related issues to include handling customer service, business and operational challenges.
All internship candidates benefit from the opportunity to work with real students and divers, solving real problems under the supervision of an experienced instructor.
All required PADI materials are available at 40% off the RRP.
A 5mm full length wetsuit should suffice, add a hooded vest for winter
Mask, Snorkel & Fins
DSMB (Delayed surface mark buoy with a finger reel)
Over 40% off the RRP of new Scubapro dive equipment.
Food & Accommodation & Clothing
Own single room provided with communal showers and toilet facilities.
Meals at our dive centre restaurant is at discounted prices for lunch or support the local restaurants that are right next to the Dive centre. Your accommodation provides fully equipped kitchens to prepare a scrumptious meal.
Diversity clothing/Staff uniform provided.
What do you do?
Candidates are split into 2 teams who alternate weeks between dive training and dive shop or conservation operations.
Beach duties, Setup the beach operation, loading boats, transferring equipment and cylinders.
Assisting in the gear room.
Dive Industry Presentations.
Dive Marketing Special Program.
Lead Dives, run Scuba Review programs for out of practice divers, assist instructors with student divers.
Assist in the retail shop, and beach operations as required.
Study - The Knowledge Development section comprises of Nine Knowledge Reviews, the formulation of an Emergency Assistance Plan and 2 exams (a combination of Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Decompression Theory and RDP, Dive Skills and Environment, Divemaster Conducted Programs, Supervising Certified Divers and Supervising Students).
Training Pool - The Water skills and Stamina section includes swim tests ( 400 meter swim, 15 minute float\tread, 800 meter snorkel swim, and 100 meter diver tow). An in water Rescue Assessment and demonstration of the basic 24 Scuba Skills.
Dive - Practical Application section includes a mapping project, equipment exchange, Dive Master conducted program, assisting on an entire Open Watre Course, assisting on another higher level course and leading certified divers in Open Water.
More diving - Organise your independent study time effectively and spend more time diving.
Become a Dive Professional and open up a new career path and travel opportunities.
Personal and Leadership Development, Team Working & Team Building Skills.
Visit your regional DAN website to enroll e.g. or
Whilst all your basic needs are provided, having a budget for socializing is always useful.
Do you get any time off?
One day per week and experience candidates go onto a loose leave schedule and get one week off approximately every four weeks.
Up to you:
Leave with an internationally recognized Professional qualification backed by real experience, around 200+ amazing dives and great memories of an incredible experience.
Candidates who wish to enroll in the IDC can do so at the beginning of the fourth month of the phase and begin preparation for the instructor Examination.
What's an IDC?
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a 10 day program combining the Assistant Instructor (AI) and Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) syllabus to develop your classroom, confined and open water teaching abilities. The course prepares the candidate for the 2 day Instructor Examination (IE) which follows the IDC.
Candidates who have progressed through the entire CDC program also receive a free 3 day IDC Preparation prior to commencing the IDC and benefit from a "Cost Price" Instructor material.
Becoming a dive instructor makes you a desirable asset to any dive shop, opening up a world of travel opportunity.
All prices include:
All Dives and Ocean Safari Exits
Full Diving Equipment
All Course Materials
Accommodation in DIVERSITYScuba House
Diving Marketing Lessons
DIVEMASTER PADI Registration
Casa São Francisco.
The Casa São Francisco, provides clean rooms with 1 x Double bed + 2x single beds. Each bedroom has a mosquito net and also a fan and AC to assist with those warm Mozambican evenings.
Amenities consist of
2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and living area.
Fully equipped kitchen with a chest freezer, upright fridge and a gas stove/oven.
Outside braai area
Linen provided but bring along you own towels.
Serviced on a daily basis and personal laundry is included.
The closest beach is a 2 minute walk from the house.
DIVERSITYScuba is a 5 minutes walk from the house
This slice of paradise offers great beaches, surfing, fishing and diving all on your doorstep.
The little beach town of Tofo has a market where most provisions and groceries can be bought including organic fruit and vegetables. There are also 2 supermarket shops nearby and Inhambane town where you get basic supplies including eggs, milk, sugar etc. During your two day orientation we will take you on a guided tour to show you the ropes around shopping.
Tofo also offers a variety of restaurants and beach barracas where they prepare scrumptious meals for affordable prices.
Cell network is available by obtaining a registered sim card, which we will help you set up. Mozambique cell network offers data services. The dive centre also offers WIFI, however, there might be a restriction on downloads and Skype calls.
Your health is important!
Before arrival you will need a full medical stating that you are fit to dive from a physician. Please find attached the PADI medical form.
Mozambique is a malaria area and prophylaxis is necessary to take. Please follow the link to get more information on the subject and guidelines on which medication you can or can’t take.
Inhambane has a private clinic with physicians experienced in tropical illnesses to take care of you in case you fall ill or injured during your time with us. Due to the high humidity and tropical ocean water you will have to take care of tiny cuts, abrasions, sores or bites, personal hygiene is very important too to prevent infection thereof. A basic first aid kit with band aids, disinfectant and tropical antibacterial ointment is advisable, however we have several pharmacies here where you can buy it all.
Visitors visa and legal documents
You will need a visa and a passport valid for at least 1 year to enter Mozambique if you are from any other country excluding African countries. We will assist you upon scheduling your course with us.
How do I get there?
Upon booking your program with us we assist you with travel arrangements how to get to us, we have transfers running from OR Tambo Johannesburg to Tofo regularly. We also do pickups to and from the Maputo, Vilankulos, Inhambane airport.
- our Mozambique transfers company .
The day of arrival
A two day orientation will take place for you to settle into your new home and getting introduced to the staff at Diversity scuba and Casa Malcampo. During the orientation days we will guide you through all the do and don’ts, schedules will be discussed and paperwork and administrations will be handled.
If you have any other enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.