Scuba dive intern trained to dive professional with many agencies

Dive Intern Stu

Dive Intern Stu

Dive Intern – Stu McCash (Check the level of dive training!)

An Accomplished Dive Intern!

Scuba diving internships are the sole area that I have been concentrating on at Mermaid Dive since 2000. Mermaid’s dive center in Pattaya, Thailand offerDive intern Stuart Mccash at Mermaids dive center in Thailand thorough diving services. There’s day trips, special days like the underwater treasure hunts and a complete suite of scuba dive courses. Many dive agencies are covered and unique training programs operated. The late Steve Blumenthal (Course Director and boss) and I seriously scrutinised the dive training offered within the internships to ensure a very rounded skill set. This coupled with many different areas of training to ensure dive industry employability. After all, Mermaids are large employers of professional dive staff within the industry and know exactly what we find attractive in a dive employee. There’s more to being a dive pro than just good water skills:)

Stuart McCash is a dive intern that has been very pro-active about ensuring that he is extremely employable within the dive industry. As a dive intern at Mermaid’s CDC you will get every opportunity to get stuck in and learn many different skills and be involved in many different areas of diving as Stuart has taken advantage of. Please find below a list of Stuart’s incredible achievements at Mermaids. Stuart was initially a dive intern in 2004 and returned many times to upgrade and hang out with us here at Mermaids – he’s a very good friend of Mermaids as most become once here.

If you wish to contact ex dive intern Stu directly for a reference, please do feel free at – he’s really very friendly!:-)

Non Professional Qualifications


PADI Specialty Diver:

  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Night Diver
  • Dive Equipment Specialist
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • *NEW* (2005) Distinctive Specialty – Full Face Mask Diver
  • Multi-level Diver

Other agencies

  • Advanced Wreck Diver
  • Self Sufficiency Diver


  • Tec Gas Blender Enriched Air


  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries


  • Technical Wreck Diver
  • Tri-mix Diver



Dive intern stuart FFM Full Face Mask diving

Underwater Communications FFM

Dive intern learning marine comms fullface divers mask

Stuart ready for mission dive

dive intern - full facemask submerge Pattaya Thailand

All OK? OK – Let’s dive Pattaya.

Professional Dive Qualifications


  • Divemaster
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)
  • EFR Instructor CPR/AED/First Aid – Infant/Child/Adult

PADI Specialty Instructor:

  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project Aware
  • Aware coral reef
  • DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle)
  • Underwater Hunter & Collector
  • Research Diver
  • Multi-level Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Night Diver
  • PADI FFM ( Full-Face Mask) underwater communication specialty diver

Distinctive Instructor:

  • Oxygen First Aid
  • Full Face Mask Diver


  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor
  • Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving injuries Instructor

IAHD – (International Association of Handicappaed Divers)

  • Instructor


  • ERD-I (Emergency Response Diver)

Instructor Ratings-sport (PSA):

  • Full Face Mask Instructor
  • Sport Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Sport Diving
  • Low Visibility/Night/Navigation
  • Research Diver
  • Search & Recovery
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Underwater Hunter & Collector
  • Wreck Sport Diving
  • Marine Biolife
  • Advanced Buoyancy Techniques

Other Dive Courses

  • Open Water Instructor
  • Deep Diving
  • Wreck
  • Computer Nitrox
  • CPR1st
  • Underwater Navigation Diving
  • Underwater Photography
  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Underwater Hunter and Collector
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness

ASSET (Association of Scuba Service Engineers and Technicians)




Dive intern Stu’s aptitude, affability and indeed ability to get involved in as much as possible allowed him to gain as much from the program as possible. Some of the courses Stuart was awarded in gratitude from the late Steve Blumenthal for Stuarts assistance in organising and assisting on special dive days and courses. Get involved! Gain the most from your training – it’ll get you noticed!

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