Volunteering Abroad Shouldn't Cost the Earth

Volunteer at Dive Center Panama



Some people think that internships or work-exchange programs can have negative implications, such as for the business to take advantage of the “cheap labour” and jobs being lost to the locals. This may well be the case in some places, but not here. We want to be clear that interns are not replacing local staff. They are here to learn […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
3 months minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 23+

US$300. This covers, double shared accommodation for 3 months, airport pick-up in Panama City, bus transportation from Panama City to Santa Catalina and the first PADI Scuba Diving Certification agreed previously the acceptance of the experience. Other living expenses like food or any other not specified are not included in this fee and the volunteer needs to cover it.

Other information:
It is thanks to our interns that we are able to offer the kind of service that we do. Having people from all parts of the world become part of our lives is an incredibly enriching experience for all of us who work at the dive center. Each intern comes with new ideas, a new set of skills, a new approach and for the most part, we learn as much as they do.


Super super recommended
"I would absolutely recommend PDC!! The team is incredibly professional, kind, and qualified. The programme is a great way to gain diving experience, offers the chance to understand the ins and outs of the dive industry, and gives you the opportunity to dive Coiba; an absolutely insane spot in terms of marine biodiversity. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a volunteer at this programme and also loved that they are very receptive to your input and personal endeavours. Also, Santa Catalina has a local cafe with a killer pina colada."- Melissa Versteeg

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