Technical diving internship at Mermaid Dive Pattaya Thailand

Now you’re becoming a serious diver on me! This is for the hardcore technical divers. This technical diving internship course is great value as broken down the cost would almost be one third again, if not packaged this way. technical diving internship - X-Stream Poseidon Scuba RegulatorThis will take you diving air, Nitrox and tri-mix (trimix), gas blends. Dive interns will be diving staged decompression dives to 55 metres on air and Nitrox, mixed gases. Staged decompression dives to 90 meters (YES 90 METERS!!!) using tri-mix. Not for the faint hearted – what a package this is! Training for the technical diving is held in Pattaya, Thailand at one of the most comprehensive and technically set up dive centers in Thailand.

Cost 240,000 Thai baht - The package includes:

  • 2 months private accommodation – (Mermaids Talay Hotel).
  • Five PADI Specialty Diver Courses (Including Deep diver for pre-requisites of the later courses).
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.
  • Technical diving courses including:
    • Nitrox Diver, (Basic Nitrox).
    • Extended Range.
    • DSAT Tec Deep Diver, full deco up to 100% O2 with 4 tanks on Nitrox air, qualifies to 50 meters.
    • DSAT Tri-mix Diver Program
  • Rental of all necessary technical and/or recreational scuba diving equipment for the duration of the dive program.
  • Qualification to do staged decompression diving to a depth of 50 meters using Air/Nitrox.
  • Qualification to do staged decompression diving to a depth of 75 meters using Trimix.
  • All required books, manuals, tables and slates needed for the courses.
  • All required training agency fees.
  • Additional dives for experience and pleasure.

To join our Technical Diving internship program all you need to do is contact Mermaids dive centre for a consultation.

Please NOTE: In order to join the technical diving internship you need to be a certified diver of Rescue or higher. If you do not possess any diving license then we can still accept you as an intern and train you to Rescue Diver first. Each course that is required from Open Water to Rescue is just 12,000 Thai baht each.

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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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