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.

Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Training

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand with Mermaids Dive Pattaya

Advanced Open Water Diver Thailand

The Advanced Diver Course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Training advances your diving skills and knowledge and hence is called the PADI Advanced Open Water. Advance and enhance your diving skills directly after the PADI Open Water.

PADI Advanced training will build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. A Mermaids instructor will work with you in different specialty areas to gain experience. You’ll log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Mermaids offer a choice of a lot of different dives for your Advanced Training. Mermaids have Deep diving, Wreck diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving – 20+ specialty areas to choose from.

Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. Two dives are mandatory; A deep dive and and underwater navigation dive. Additionally you will choose three more, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive you’ll learn how to plan dives, to deal with the physiological effects and the challenges of deeper diving. You’ll gain refined compass and navigation skills using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

You will perform tasks on the surface and then repeat them at deep depth for your instructor. The repeated test at depth is to check reaction times and thought processes. Taking a test at depth can display how nitrogen narcosis can play an important role in diving. You will understand your diving limits more thoroughly during training.

Other knowledge and skills you gain vary with your interest and the adventures you choose. You can choose from many such as photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.


Course fees include dive equipment.

Professional Considerations

If you are training to professional instructor then it is beneficial to train in the speciality areas that you would ultimately like to teach. By gaining the diver level specialty qualification makes it easier to become an instructor in the discipline when a pro.