PADI MSD Internship at Mermaids Dive Center

MSD Internship GOLD package Mermaids Dive Center Pattaya

MSD scuba diving interns at mermaids thailand

A happy scuba diving intern on completion of his rescue course!Mermaids internship scuba diving programs cater for all budding scuba divers. Our dive facilities are always in demand for the diver that wishes to follow a career in scuba diving, whether this is as a divemaster or an instructor. There are other potential interns that are either not old enough to turn dive pro yet (must be 18 years) or those that want to reach the MSD Master Scuba Diver rating for personal satisfaction. Being an Master Scuba Diver allows the young interns to reach a high and safe standard of diving whilst waiting to become old enough to “go pro”. For those wishing to achieve this training certification for satisfaction it affords them the maximum amount of safety in the water as they are now Rescue diver level with specialty diving skills under their belts. The intern training will take place along side the professional internships also allowing for the candidate to see and learn a lot more than in an ordinary, everyday dive course. The training is at Pattaya, Jomtien, Sattahip and Samesan, Chonburi in Thailand.

Cost 165,000 Thai baht- The Package includes:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Course
  • PADI EFR (Emergency First Response)
  • PADI CFC – Care For Children
  • PADI Advanced Diver Course
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • MSD Master Scuba Diver Certification
  • DAN O2 – Oxygen First Aid for Diving Incidents
  • FULL set of scuba diving equipment (yours to keep) – complete set Including Suunto Gecko Computer – (list of scuba diving kit for a dive job)
  • 10 PADI Specialty courses of your choice (from 20) making you a “Master Scuba Diver”
  • 3 months accommodation. (Comfortable Hotel Style)
  • ALL Manuals and training aids to Master Scuba Diver rating
  • ALL Fees to PADI
  • Minimum of 60 dives (Un-limited diving)
  • International Dive Job Placement Service – The most successful diver jobs assistance available. Mermaids 4 year exclusive partnership with has been highly successful in assisting divers to work
  • Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Mermaids
  • Internships guarantee you the adventure of a life time

FULL Credit given for Course or Equipment already possessed

To join our Master Scuba Diver internship program all you need to do is contact Mermaids dive centre for a consultation. Divers that have equipment and already have been certified in some of the above courses will be credited in full as a discount. This will be in the form of a reduction in course costs for the intern. contact Mermaids dive centre – for further information.Please Check the “Frequently Asked Questions” for more information. Intern References – Pattaya as a scuba divers training ground.

Certification Upon Arrival Duration (Weeks) Price (baht) No KIT Included No Accom Included No KIT or Accom Included
Non-diver 12 165,000 135,000 147,000 117,000
Open Water Certified 12 157,000 127,000 145,000 115,000
Advanced Diver 12 149,000 119,000 137,000 107,000
Rescue Diver 8 135,000 105,000 129,000 99,000


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!!

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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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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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