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Dive Operations Internship

Apply Now for: Fall 2024


Time commitment: 

 12-16 Weeks. 3 Full Days Per Week (8:00 am-5:00 pm)



NEAq’s Dive Ops Internship is an educational opportunity for an individual to work alongside the Dive operations team who aspires to become a dive professional through an aquarium, university, or research vessel.. Interns are responsible for assisting in all aspects of dive operations through hands-on training above and below the water.


· Diving in the GOT and other habitats for underwater feedings and maintenance tasks

· Partner with staff to maintain gear and fill cylinders

· Attend Dive Control meetings

· Assist in maintaining dive records and support other administrative tasks

· Become familiar with OSHA/AAUS compliance in the aquarium dive industry

· Become familiar with material covered in the DAN DFA Pro course

Collaborate with mentor to identify and complete a project aligning with organizational and professional goals



· Must be at least 18 years old

· Must be able to lift 60 pounds

-Open Water certification or higher from an internationally recognized agency. Rescue certification preferred.

· Must be able to pass a diving-specific physical and a checkout dive with our diving safety officer (DSO)

· All prospective dive interns must have logged a minimum of 25 (not including certification checkout dives) open water dives, at least 5 of which have taken place in the previous 12 month period

Organizational Description:

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement and education, commitment to marine animal conservation, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for a vital and vibrant ocean.

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