Dive Internships at Mermaids Dive CDC Pattaya Thailand

Dive Internships at Mermaids

Dive internships at Mermaids leading to a scuba diving career

Dive internships at Mermaids are our speciality…The dive internships are not just for the scuba diver that wishes to learn professional status and become a divemaster or diver instructor through the IDC and IE training but also for the divers that wish to go the technical diving path or maybe to the recreational Master Scuba Diver rating – the highest PADI non professional dive rating. All dive traineeships are offered through Mermaids CDC Learn-in-Asia scuba diving academy and are the most comprehensive available. Mermaids dive college has the most experience in running internships not just in our area but in general. Offering them for longer than any other company we have great experience in this field.

Each of the dive internships at Mermaids are designed to offer the most complete content in it’s individual area of diving. Those that wish to dive for pleasure can gain that from the scuba internships. Those that seriously wish to work within the diving industry can achieve this goal through our professional packages. The professional  internships will begin a scuba career.

Internship #1 – Master Scuba Diver
The MSD (Master Scuba Diver) certification is awarded to the recreational diver that has successfully completed the PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water, EFR, Rescue Diver and 5 PADI Specialty Diver Courses. The MSD is the highest PADI recreational diving certification allowing the diver to be skilled in many areas but not work in diving. Learn more…about the Master Scuba Diver internship
Internship #2 – Divemaster
The PADI Divemaster certification is the first rung on the professional ladder. This respectable diving qualification will allow the certified to assist dive instructors, run trips, lead trial dives, organize dive logistics, and possess solid dive theory and skills, lead certified divers as just some of the useful skills. As a dive-master the scuba diving industry opens to you and it is entirely possible to find dive work. Mermaid’s ensures that the dive intern is an MSD (as above) prior to embarking on the Dive Master training – this is all included. Learn more…about the PADI dive master internship
Internship #3 Divemaster – PADI Instructor
The Dive Master to PADI dive instructor is an upgrade package. For all of the dive masters out there that wish to upgrade to the OWSI certification and start really working in diving – this is the one! It is possible to take a simple IDC (Instructor Development Course) to become an instructor and find diver work but the internship method prepares the diver much better for the exams and skills. Based over a 2 month period the preparation for your instructor exams could not be better. Learn more…about the DM – OWSI training
Internship #4 – PADI Dive Instructor
The PADI Instructor training is the most popular of the dive internships at Mermaids. The dive instructor (as the other dive internships) can be joined at any level diver or even with NO prior dive experience. Dreaming of scuba work and diving for a living? The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) internship will ensure that you are not only well trained and prepared but also possess all of the tools (dive equipment) and materials for the job. (You will be trained through Internship 1,2 and 3 as above). Start your scuba diving career today! Learn more…about the PADI instructor internship
Internship #5 – MSDT Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Mermaid’s Dive Center is a long standing PADI CDC (Career Development Center) allowing easily to offer further dive career development. The Master Scuba Diver Trainer and PADI Staff Instructor ratings are offered as internships with Mermaids. All inclusive programs with certifications, manuals and accommodation making it very easy to increase your PADI certification level. Learn more…about the Mermaids MSDT internship
SILVER internship packages
The SILVER Internship packages are the full gold packages minus some of the additional perks. Days can be added and NO compromise to any scuba training is made. The packages have been proven to get determined divers into the scuba industry. Check out some of the SILVER dive internship packages
Technical dive internships
Mermaids Technical dive training internships take a diver into the realm of deeper and or longer diving for differing environments. The technical internships are recreational dives only. Technical tuition to instructor level is available on request. The technical diving internships cover diving activities such as Nitrox, Gas Blending, Extended Range Tri-Mix, and the DSAT Deep Tec dive courses etc. There are two to choose from as standard. However, simply contact me to pick and mix the courses.

Dive resort business training
Mermaids CDC has an excellent record of in water and dry land based internships that lead to high employability in the dive industry. The BMT (Dive Center Business Management Training) program is designed to offer a wealth of knowledge in logistics, sales/marketing, accounting, dealing with customers, staff and other diver training agencies. All of the hands-on experience that you will gain is directly applicable to exactly the work that will be required to operate and manage a dive resort. All training is conducted with a PADI Course Director and Master Instructors. dive resort business training

All of the professional scuba diving traineeships offered result in a dive job assistance service. We have been helping our freshly trained dive professionals into scuba diving careers very successfully since the programs began. Our professional diver training has increasingly become renowned for being thorough, unique and dedicated to those that are serious about a scuba diving career. Many dive trainees have dive jobs or at least interviews lined up for them before they graduate from the divemaster or diving instructor training programs.

Only the Divemaster and the professional Instructor traineeships have start dates set at 3 per month. Please diving intern programs or check the individual package page for the schedule.

For more information on all of the Internships please contact Mermaids dive centre and or Check the “Frequently Asked Questions“.

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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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