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“Diving Life” SILVER Internship

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Scuba DIVE INTERNSHIP Value Packages

Value Added Packages

Mermaids Dive and scuba diving Career Development Center Pattaya, Thailand offer both GOLD and SILVER packages in the professional dive training internships. The two tiered professional training levels really come down to the amount of time an intern has to train and also budget. The GOLD packages offer the full on intense unlimited packages where as the SILVER are scaled down slightly in length and inclusions.  The Silver dive internships offer outstanding value for money. The SILVER packages utilize ALL of the same materials, dive instructors, Course Directors, classrooms, boats, PADI fees, scuba diving kit for a dive jobdive student lodgings, that are used for the Gold package. The Silver packages are simply less specialty courses and less in water time in order to bring the training into some divers limited budgets. Both GOLD and SILVER will have you trained well to the ultimate level that you seek i.e. Dive Master OR Instructor.

1. Master Scuba Diver SILVER internship package – All of the basics to make you a very hardy recreational diver with no additional thrills.

2. Dive Master SILVER Internship package is for the diver that is dedicated to five + days per week in training and really get stuck into the program. Get involved in as many different days out diving with different instructors to gain and all round experience. The value for money is great – check out the SILVER Dive Master Package here…

3. PADI OWSI Open Water Scuba Instructor Silver Package. Again, the value is there. You gain all of the scuba dive kit for employment and accommodation as in with the GOLD package but lose some of the specialty additional courses and unlimited diving. You’ll emerge a fully qualified scuba diving instructor but must be prepared to put the effort into learning. Please check out the SILVER Scuba Diving Instructor Package here…

Dive into Mermaids scuba diving Career Development Center, Pattaya, Thailand for the best dive internships available! If you do not see an all-inclusive dive internship package that suits your training requirements exactly then please do mail. We can tailor programs and diver training to individual diver requirements. Simply mail me.

If you choose to do the Silver Package you are not limited to your selection. If you wish to add on more training courses there are plenty to choose from as both recreational courses and PADI instructor specialty courses. Choose from any of the follow below:

Wreck/Deep/Search & Recovery Specialties 10,200 baht per course
Boat/Drift/Night/PPB/Fish ID/Naturalist Specialties 6,200 baht per course
Navigation Specialty 7,800 baht per course
EANX (Enriched Air Diver) Specialty 9,953 baht
DPV (Underwater Scooter) Specialty 7,000 baht
Digital Underwater Photography Specialty 6,200 baht
Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty 6,200 baht
Full Face Mask Specialty 6,600 baht
National Geographic Specialty 6,780 baht
Gas Blender 11,400 baht
Emergency First Response Care for Children 4,782 baht
Divemaster 42,854 baht
Emergency First Response Instructor 16,070 baht
Specialty Instructor Rating 9,500 baht each
Master Scuba Diver Trainer ** 87,800 baht
IDC Staff Instructor ** 40,000 baht
Accommodation at Mermaids Talay Hotel 500 baht per night
Day of Diving (2 coral or wreck dives) 1,500 baht per day
Taxi transfer from Bangkok Airport to Pattaya 1,700 baht

The above courses are including manuals and certification fees. (20% discount is included in the recreational courses). If you are turning dive professional then it is a good idea to have PADI Specialty courses that you can teach also. These can be added to your SILVER program any time.

** Includes accommodation (Private accommodation with private bathroom – no shared facilities) – Mermaids Talay Wifi Divers Hotel

As well as the listed con-ed professional programs above Mermaids offer dry side training in both dive equipment maintenance and dive resort management. To have dry side technical skills along with great wet skills and knowledge is a massive advantage when searching diving employment.


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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.

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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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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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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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