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. It’s called PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it. The training is designed to advance your diving, so you can begin directly after the PADI Open Water. Advanced training helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Mermaids Instructor. 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. There are two required dives; Deep and Underwater Navigation. Additionally you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper diving. The Underwater Navigation Dive refines your compass skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

Your instructor will have you perform tasks on the surface and then repeat them at deep depth. 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. The training allows you to understand your limits more thoroughly.

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.


If you do not own your dive equipment then all is supplied with the training.

Professional Considerations

As a Mermaids Diver you might be training to professional diver level. If you are training to professional instructor then it is beneficial to train in the speciality areas that you would ultimately like to teach.