Scuba Dive Master Training Internship Pattaya Thailand

PADI Dive Master Internship Program

Dive Master Internship

Dive Master Internship Pattaya, Thailand for scuba diving industry entry

HMS on PADI Dive Master Internship at Mermaids

The Mermaids PADI Dive Master Internship is the original and first DM internship operated globally. The DM interns learn to scuba dive and become a PADI professional Divemaster within our intensive 4 month diving internship program. (The program can be shortened if required). This course is held in Pattaya (Jomtien), Chonburi, Thailand. Once qualified as a dive master you will be eligible to assist instructors with student training, conduct open ocean dive tours for certified divers and assist with the day to day operation of a functional dive shop. This is the first professional “internationally recognized” rating on the PADI ladder but can be used as a passport to work in most countries world wide. The Dive Master qualification will allow entry to the scuba diving industry for diving employment.

The Mermaids Diving Life Dive Master Internship is the original, most comprehensive and complete recreational to professional package available.

Cost 227,500- The Dive Master Internship includes:

ALL dive courses:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Course
  • PADI Advanced O/W Diver Course
  • EFR Emergency First Response
  • EFR CFC – Care for Children (Including all manuals and fees)
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • 10 PADI Specialty courses:MSD – Master Scuba Diver Certification
    • PADI Enriched Air Diver
    • PADI Deep Diver
    • PADI Wreck Diver
    • PADI underwater Photography Specialty
    • PADI Drift Diver
    • PADI Night Diver
    • PADI Multi-level Diver
    • PADI Search And Recovery Diver
    • PADI Navigation Diver
    • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • PADI EFRI (Emergency First Response Instructor) rating – (Including Instructor manual and fees).
  • DAN (Divers Alert Network) – 02 Oxygen First Aid for Diving Accidents
  • PADI Full-Face Mask Divers Course
  • FULL set of scuba diving equipment (yours to keep) – complete set. (list of scuba diving kit for a dive job)
  • months accommodation. (Very comfortable Hotel style accommodation). dive student lodgings
  • ALL Manuals, tables and training aids to Dive Master rating.
  • ALL Fees to PADI and other agencies (DAN).
  • Minimum of 80 dives. (Most complete the training with around 100 dives but UN-limited diving is offered).
  • International Dive Job assistance service – Exclusive membership to Mermaids dive jobs partnership with – the most complete scuba diving jobs service available only through Mermaids. Train and find dive work – enter the scuba diving industry a very employable diver.
  • Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Mermaids.
  • Visa Assistance (Paperwork to support a student visa application).

To join our PADI dive master internship program all you need to do is contact Mermaids dive centre for a consultation. If you have any dive certifications or personal dive equipment on entering the program then you shall be credited for all. Please check the chart below…

See below for any credit for course or equipment already owed

Certification Level Duration All In Price Price Without Equipment Price without Accommodation Without Equipment & Accommodation
Non-Diver 4 months 227,500 197,500 209,500 179,500
Open Water Diver 4 months 219,500 189,500 201,500 171,500
Advanced Diver 4 months 211,500 181,500 193,500 163,500
Rescue Diver 3 months 197,500 167,500 185,500 155,500
Prices quoted in Thai baht. (Currencyy Converter tool on home page) Any equipment or certification owned prior to arrival will be discounted.

2016 / 2017 Divemaster Internship Schedule Start dates

The PADI professional Divemaster internship programs begin on the 5th, 15th and the 25th of each month. Each date has a corresponding booking number. Please note that we are flexible to take interns at other times but the logistics are easier to begin on the dates that are set. There are limited numbers per booking date. Please contact Mermaids dive centre for details of availability.

Month 5th 15th 25th
OCT 16 Fully booked DM026 DM027
NOV 16 Fully booked Fully booked DM030
DEC 16 DM031 DM032 Fully booked
JAN 17 Fully booked DM035 DM036
FEB 17 DM037 DM038 Fully booked
MAR 17 Fully booked DM041 DM042
APR 17 DM043 DM044 DM045

ALL of the Mermaids Dive Centre Pattaya, Thailand professional scuba dive internship programs are designed specifically for entry into the dive industry for dive jobs. ALL attention to training related to gaining a dive job directly from the training is focussed on. This includes the SILVER packages – Here you can see the – The Silver Dive Master Internship. (Please note that the Silver Programs include the same accommodation, instruction, materials, manuals, certifications, dive boats, training pool, and quality as the Gold packages – the Silver simply include less dive time and less dive courses.


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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...

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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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