Does the boulder cove and beach here in Thailand look more appealing than the inside of your office right now? Obviously a rhetorical question :-) Mermaid’s CDC Learn-In-Asia (LIA) in tropical Thailand can allow you the opportunity to make the beach your office for a training period, or if you wish for a complete change of life then possibly for a lifetime. Dive interns that dive train with Mermaids range from gap year students to corporate professionals taking a career break diving here in sunny Thailand. Scuba diving instructor training is what Mermaids Dive Career Development Center specialize in.

Scuba diving internships are what Mermaids specialize in although we offer a range of diving internship programs. Dive training internships – we have aplenty that can be tailored to your dive training needs. We realize that everyone has different schedules due to career breaks, work commitments, work schedules or different goals in diving that they have set. This is why Mermaids CDC offer a vast array of diver internships such as padi instructor training at Mermaids dive centre Pattaya (IDC & IE) or the PADI dive master internships at Mermaids. As an addition Mermaids Dive offer technical diving programs, recreational diving internships for the PADI Master Scuba Diver and PADI diving career development internship courses such padi master scuba diver trainer programs and Mermaids dive resort business training Course.

All-inclusive scuba diving internships include accommodation (dive student lodgings), dive equipment, paid fees, specialty diver courses, dive training manuals and training aids, unique courses, Thai visa assistance (if professional level), pro-active dive job assistance service (exclusive partnership with, 24-hour support and the dive adventure of a lifetime. Emergency First Response Instructor is given as standard in the Dive master and the scuba diving instructor internships – including manual. 1-2-1 diving tuition personal dive instruction is available on request.

Mermaids offer a large amount of interesting specialty diver courses from PADI Wreck Diver and Full Face Mask diver to the PADI Side Mount Divers Course to ensure your thorough training.

Can you really afford to miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime in the sunny tropical paradise of Thailand. Dive training can take place in Bangkok, Koh Chang, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Lipe, Koh Lanta, Krabi, dive training Ao Nang or Koh Lak (Khao Lak) – Similans day trips Khao Lak can be arranged very easily also. We only live once – can you honestly tell yourself that you have had a life changing experience yet? If not contact Mermaids dive centre and see what you can do about it. Take a dive traineeship and change your life positively – work in diving and something you love…


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5 STAR Dive Career DevelopmentMermaids Dive Operation expansion takes a new level raising the bar in Pattaya, Thailand with dive student lodgings for dive interns opposite Mermaids brand new dive center & the largest equipment supplier in the area with more brands than ever … new scuba centre in Pattaya

Check out Mermaids Intern Movie made by one of our interns in 2010. This gives a little insight into the Mermaids Diving Life Programs operated in sunny Jomtien, Thailand. See what the guys have to say for themselves… (Movies open in new window)
Testimonial Movie – Part One || Testimonial Movie – Part Two

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PADI IDC Pattaya, Thailand with Mermaids

Mermaids CDC have been training PADI Instructors to work in the industry since 1991 as a PADI Career Development Center under the direct supervision of renowned PADI Course Director Steve Blumenthal built and steered the business over many years.

Dive Internships were Mermaid’s creation in 1999 to ensure the very best professional start to any dive career.

Diving Life

Mermaid’s Diving Life references – See what current and passed dive interns have thought of Mermaids. See the internship pictures – Please note that on this web site there are no PADI “Stock” photos for divers. ALL intern testimonials are written by interns with 100% freedom.

We do not write any part of it – just post them. If you require any further diver testimonials please just mail us.

Divers Jobs

Dedicated to your dive training to make you the most employable professional diver possible – Mermaids Career Development Center now has the back end support from We can offer Mermaids dive interns the very first and best pick of the scuba diving jobs. Read the Divers Jobs Online service

Job Training

Mermaids investment in cutting-edge dive career training programs and resources is our commitment to your dive career! 2 FULL Time PADI Courses Directors, 37 room Divers hotel, 4 private boats (4 different trips daily), Technical dive and Dry-Side skills training, Dive Resort Management training, Sea Scooters & Full-Face Masks, Diver Jobs Assistance – The First Scuba Diving Internship Program in existence (1999). You have to be the best … we have a reputation to maintain!


NOW Working at Mermaids!

When we decided to travel to Thailand to do an Internship, everyone said to us you must be crazy!!! Sure with an 8 month old baby, we almost thought the same thing. Choosing the right Dive School was crucial for us to make our new life work and after many ups and downs searching for the right place and at the point of almost giving up our dream we contacted PJ and within hours joined up with Mermaids. Wow, they helped us with everything including finding us a fabulous nanny and a great apartment (all this before we even arrived) We have been here 7 months and are working on our MSDT and IDC Staff.

During this time, we’ve had great advice and instruction on all of our courses and ...

Good Times Leading to a Great Career!

Hey everyone, I just want to thank you all for a great 8 months in Pattaya. When I saw the website offering a scuba diving internship in Thailand I was a bit skeptical, but I have to admit it was one of the smartest moves I have made up to this point in my life. When you consider that I had NEVER been diving before coming to Thailand, and now I am a PADI professional, it is unbelievable. The hands on training provided by mermaids staff is second to none. They went out of their way to take the time to make sure I mastered the skills necessary to become not just a competent diver, but to excel and that’s what made it so special. So thanks to all you instructors, Russell, Claus, Manx, Dave...

Repeat Offender!

This is the second time I have been to Mermaids first was to do the Divemaster course which was very good and now the second which I have just done was OWSI!! All courses a taught to a very hi in the sky standard, the Course Directors, well they are the best around that’s for sure so Hats off to you Russell and Desi!! It’s been a pleasure to be part of Mermaids and I am sure I will be back!!

Divemaster Internship

After much internet research we contacted Mermaids to inquire about a divemaster internship, we received prompt and informative replies to all our questions, we also stopped by the centre on a quick visit and after seeing the operation and diving with the mermaids staff we were sold! We came to Mermaids initially for 3 months (that was 6 months ago) and after completing our DM course, we decided to stay for open water instructor training. The training at mermaids really is fantastic and having now successfully completed our OWSI training we decided to stay just a little bit longer to become specialty instructors. Not bad considering we only ever intended to be DMs!

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OWSI/MSDT Training with Mermaids

It's been 2 years since I finally completed my OWSI/MSDT training with Mermaids (I was one of those repeat offenders that just kept coming back!!)

Having now worked in the "real world" diving industry I cannot thank the amazing crew at Mermaids enough. I believe that you offer the best diver internship going around.

Several instructors I have worked with since have completed what is billed as "zero to hero" internships yet none of them have come out of their program with the kind of hands on experience and skills that I gained working under the likes of Russell, Desi, Ian B and Slinky and the awesome support staff at Mermaids.

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