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Live-aboard Trip

Mermaids Southern Live Aboard Trip Filling Fast! Spaces are filling up fast for the November Mermaids Dive Center Liveaboard trip on board the MV Scubanet to the South Andaman. Trip dates are arrival in Phuket on Thursday 6th and depart on Tuesday 11th November. Diving…

Pattaya International Cleanup Day 2014 Read more »

Pattaya International Cleanup Day 2014

Join Mermaids conservation efforts on Saturday 20th September 2014 with the International Cleanup Day). Annually our divers assist in a clean up our local beaches and reefs that we enjoy so much. This year we are focussing not for the first time of Koh Sak…

Wing To Mermaids Scubapro Tryout Read more »

Wing To Mermaids Scubapro Tryout

Technical Divers ScubaPro Equipment Wing and Harness Try Out   A great range of Scubapro technical diving equipment is now available at Mermaid’s Dive Center for testing. Come in for a days diving and use the 13kg donut wing with the XTek harness or strap…

Only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand Read more »

Only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand

Mermaids Dive Center is delighted to announce the appointment of PADI Course Director, Morihiko Saito June 2014. Born in Yokohoma, Japan in 1980, Mori started to dive at the age of 20, even though he didn’t know how to swim. He was certified as a…

Shearwater Research Dive Computers Read more »

Shearwater Research Dive Computers

Shearwater Research has announced that they are entering the recreational dive market with the launch of the Nitrox Recreational Mode for the Petrel dive computer. Mermaids have the privilege of being a Shearwater Research dealer. Through steady R&D investments, Shearwater Research Inc. makes innovative and…

HERO 3+ Black Edition - Most Advanced HD GoPro Ever Read more »

HERO 3+ Black Edition – Most Advanced HD GoPro Ever

Mermaids attend Go Pro Hero 3+ launch in Bangkok The Go Pro Hero 3+ launch event by Mentagram on the 1st November in Bangkok prepared us for the arrival of the newest, smallest and fastest Go Pro HERO 3+. Mentagram are the sole distributors of…

Wreck Diving Chang Island Read more »

Wreck Diving Chang Island

Wreck Diving Elephant Island Mermaids Divers go to Koh Chang Friday 29th November, 15 divers left Mermaids head office for the island of Koh Chang wreck diving. The trip down was easy going and in true Mermaids style, taking IT specialists is always handy except when…

Scuba School Teachers and Students Read more »

Scuba School Teachers and Students

Regents International School Outdoor Program Discover Diving As part of the British school curriculum, all Regents students are encouraged to experience outdoor activities which include sailing, mountain biking and various other outdoorsy activities. This year, scuba diving has been included in the curriculum and 83…

Dive Rayong Pinnacles Thailand Read more »

Dive Rayong Pinnacles Thailand

Rayong Pinnacles (Hin Plueng) Trip, Saturday 18th January 2014 Thailand is world famous for it’s spectacular dive sites and dive tourism but little is known about the dive sites off the tourist map. Mermaids like to operate trips to different destinations not dived so regularly. Mermaids…

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Mermaids Golf Tournament 2013

Mermaids Golf Tournament – Masters in Pattaya Mermaids Golf Tournament – December 7th 2013 It is Mermaids great pleasure to invite you all to join the 2nd annual Mermaids Masters Golf Tournament. This 2nd arrival of the tournament is taking place at the stunning Pleasant…

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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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