Dive Master Internship

In 1999 Mermaids Dive Centre created the Worlds first Dive Master Internship. The diving industry required a more professional approach to the training of a dive pro and we took the lead. Diving instructor internships followed allowing Dive Masters to progress into scuba diving instruction seamlessly.

All of Mermaids scuba diving internships are FULLY inclusive of agency fees, unlimited diving, full equipment (to keep), dive courses, training, materials and accommodation. Being ALL-Inclusive allows you the professional diver in training to concentrate solely on education and experience. We want you to become the very best diving pro possible and enjoy a wonderful life working in the scuba industry.

Located in Thailand Mermaids offer Dive Master and Dive Instructor training 365 days per year. With a year-long diving season we’re well placed to receive divers any time that is convenient to them. The local diving creates a perfect training ground with several penetrable ship wrecks, deep and shallow coral dives, slack and ripping currents – we have a wide range of diving experiences on our doorstep.

Diving internships allow you the ‘wet-side’ training in order to be a diving professional. Additionally Mermaids operate dry-side scuba repair training in the form of dive equipment maintenance and servicing. We offer a Scuba Engineer Internship that includes diving equipment, compressor strip down, engine rebuild, scuba tank testing and much more. Dry-Side scuba skills are looked at by diving employers very favourably.

If you are looking to become the very best dive pro possible then Mermaids can assist you with your dream. It is our goal to make you as employable as possible as a diver and work prepared. Mermaids have hundreds of ex-interns working throughout the world within the diving industry.

2 Platinum PADI Course Directors

2 Platinum PADI Course Directors

2 Platinum PADI Course Directors – 3 FULL TIME at Mermaids

Mermaids PADI Career Development Center, Pattaya, Thailand have achieved a very strong achievement in the professional dive training industry.

In order for an IDC scuba diving center to operate IDCs (Diving Instructor Development Courses) the dive center is required to have a PADI Course Director. There are many Instructor Development Centers globally with a PADI Course Director.

Less common is to find a Scuba Dive Center with 3 (THREE) PADI CDs. Even less common still is to find a diving center with 3 PADI Course Directors that work at the dive center full time. The benefit of this is that you get to converse with and pick the brains of PADI’s highest achieved members on a daily basis and not just during your IDC.

Mermaids not only have 3 PADI Course Directors that work at Mermaids CDC daily but 2 are Platinum PADI Course Directors. ‘Platinum’ status is awarded as the highest possible award from PADI for excellence in the area of dive instructor training. To have one Platinum CD on staff is a great achievement for an IDC dive center. To have 2 is of course better. At the time of writing it is believed that there are less than 4 dive centers globally with 2 Platinum CDs on full time dive staff.

Congratulations to Mermaids PADI Course Directors Russell and Desi for excellence in Diver Instructor Training and gaining the Platinum Award. Congratulations to Russell further for gaining the PADI excellence award several years consecutively.

3 PADI Course Directors Full Time at Mermaids! – This is purely unrivalled professional scuba diving training