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2 Platinum PADI Course Directors

2 Platinum PADI Course Directors - 3 FULL TIME at Mermaids [caption id="attachment_2656" align="aligncenter" width="450"] PADI Platinum Course Directors Mermaids Thailand[/caption] 2 Platinum PADI Course Directors and 1 more regular PADI Course Director - FULL TIME STAFF at Mermaids Mermaids PADI Career Development Center, Pattaya, Thailand have achieved a...

Diving Career Development Loan

Mermaids Scuba Diving PADI Career Development Center, Pattaya, Thailand has strived to offer the very best in professional dive training over the years with some very high success. Changing careers can be a nerve racking business but with our all-inclusive dive internship programs Mermaids try...

Miscellaneous Pictures

Pattaya Pictures Below are some miscellaneous pictures of Pattaya, Thailand, scuba interns here, and the scuba diving etc - there are many other pages also - please do feel free to peruse all. [gallery link="file" columns="5" ids="7689,7690,7691,7692,7693,7694,7695,7696,7697,7698,7699,7700,7701,7702,7703,7704,7705,7706,7707,7708,7709,7710,7713,7714,7715,7716,7717,7718,7719,7720,7721,7722,7723"] ...

Chulaborn – Students diving

Chulabhorn Research Institute Divers with Mermaid Dive Ctr Chulabhorn Research Institute is a biomedical and chemistry research institute in Bangkok, Thailand. Initiated by Princess Chulabhorn in 1987, the institute was established as an independent agency funded by the Thai government. Today, the institute operates 9 laboratories in...

Relocate Live and Work Abroad

Do we really only live once? Residing in a predominantly Buddhist country (Thailand) I have to be careful to whom I pose the question above. However, on a recent (May 2004) trip to the UK (my first for 4 years) I was slammed in the face...

Earth Day 2008 – Reef Clean Up

Dive for Earth 2008 - Mermaids Dive Pattaya Thailand Launched in the United States on 22 April 1970 , Earth Day has been raising environmental awareness on a global scale. Since the 30th anniversary of Earth Day in 2000, Project AWARE has helped divers put aquatic...

13th Annual Mermaids Underwater Treasure Hunt

13th Annual Mermaids Underwater Treasure Hunt The Mermaids Dive Center Under Water Treasure Hunt Party and prize collection party on the Sunday was at Shooters, Walking St Pattaya. Please do have a look at the divers having a good weekend below. [gallery link="file" columns="5" ids="7743,7744,7745,7746,7747,7748,7749,7750,7751,7752,7753,7754,7755,7756,7757,7758"] Again many thanks...

Michael Nichols

(in Memory of) Michael Nichols Underwater Treasure Hunt Yes, 13th, would you believe it. The Treasure Hunt has been a Memorial for a great friend of Mermaids, Michael Nichols. Michael was a dive intern with Mermaids Dive Center and tragically died in a traffic accident. Since...

Boat for Hire

Party, Cruising and Deep sea fishing boat in Pattaya, Thailand The special Edina, live-aboard and charter boat in Pattaya, Thailand is for private hire or charter for anyone wishing to use the live-aboard facilities or not - day trips can be organized. Pattaya's latest and most well...

Koh Chang Island

The beautiful island of Koh Chang Koh Chang island Marine National Park is new and virtually unknown to the outside world. Few people know of its secret wonders, especially the wonderful scuba diving (dive) opportunities. Some even boldly call it “the last paradise islands in South-East Asia”. A paradise it is, Koh Chang Marine National...

Project AWARE Reef Cleanup Day

15th September - PADI International Reef Clean Up Day 15th September 2007 brought PADI International Reef and Beach Clean Up day that is observed by all environmentally aware dive centers and water enthusiasts alike world wide. All bodies of water in all environments can be polluted...

Coral Reef Clean Up: Koh Keung Badaan

Coral Reef Clean Up Koh Keung Badaan, Pattaya On Sunday 19th August Mermaids dive centre completed a second coral reef clean-up at Koh Keung Badaan to continue where we had left off the previous month. The island of Keung Badaan, Pattaya is about an hour and...

Loy Krathong Pattaya Thailand 2006

Loy Krathong Pattaya Thailand 2006 Loy Krathong Day is one of the most popular festivals of Thailand celebrated annually on the Full-Moon Day of the Twelfth Lunar Month. It takes place at a time when the weather is fine as the rainy season is over and...

Catamaran Charter Pattaya Thailand

Charter a Catamaran in the Gulf of Thailand Along with the sailing ship the "Seraph", LIA is extremely happy to offer you this magnificent catamaran for daily charter in the Gulf of Thailand off of Pattaya. Day trips, over night trips, fishing trips - it's all...

Halloween Underwater

Halloween in Pattaya at Mermaids Halloween Fancy dress in Pattaya, Thailand. 31st of October heralds the return of Halloween. Thailand is not a country that celebrates Halloween per-se so this year we decided to make our own fun. The Mermaids intern divers did not fail to get in...

Charters

Beautiful boat charters for the Gulf of Thailand LIA now has the absolute pleasure of offering you the finest sail boat and catamaran voyages around the Gulf of Thailand. The boats can be chartered for the day or you can join one of our special live-aboard trips. The...

Reef Clean Up September 2006

Project AWARE Annual Reef Clean Up The sun was shining and the sea was good to us. September 16th’s reef cleanup was planned to coincide with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Clean-up day, and was a very successful project. The clean up took place at Hat Nuan,...

Tsunami Spirits Asian Tourists

POST-TSUNAMI RECOVERY / CHALLENGES PERSIST AT SOUTHERN RESORTS SUPERNATURAL FALLOUT www.bangkokpost.com Andaman coast faces uphill climb reviving tourism due in part to Asians' fear of ghosts Story by BOONSONG KOSITCHOTETHANA Forget about the desperate pleas and offers of hefty discounts for airline tickets and hotels tourists, especially Thais and other...

Tsunami Thailand Article

Tsunami Damage Survey Coral escaped largely unscathed - NALINEE THONGTHAM - www.Bangkokpost.com - 01st February 2005 The disastrous tsunami which killed thousands of people in six southern provinces (of Thailand) prompted a massive relief effort not only for human survivors but also for coral formations. Coral reefs serve as a...

Songkran 2004 Pattaya

The Songkran Festival - Thai New Year Songkran, regarded as Thai traditional New Year, has been an exotic Thai tradition for generations. Not only Thai people living in Thailand concern the importance of Songkran, but also people who speak the language which has the same origin...

Disabled dive holidays

Holidays for the disabled in Thailand Mermaids Dive Centre Pattaya can now offer holidays (and really the holiday of a lifetime) for disabled people in Thailand. Being dis-abled does not stop many from enjoying the trips or sports that the able bodied person can enjoy. LIA...

Thai New Year – Songkran 2006

Songkran - Thai New year 2006 The Thai New Year is always a crazy time indeed. Please see this link for the true meaning of Songkran and the New Year celebrations. See below for the mayhem...

Khao Lak

Khao Lak and it's delights for all Unpolished gem of the Andaman www.bangkokpost.com Khao Lak beach in Phangnga, Thailand struggles to preserve its pristine natural beauty as the pace of change quickens. Story and pictures by YVONNE BOHWONGPRASERT "With the weather warm throughout the year, Khao Lak has become a...

Christmas in Pattaya Thailand – 2005

Christmas in Pattaya Thailand - 2005 We receive so very many compliments on the level of scuba training, and the dive sites locally are really quite diverse allowing for a wide range of interests. Diving, study, academics, pool sessions - scuba diving Pattaya in general is...

Hyperbaric Chamber

Hyperbaric Chamber - Sattahip - Thailand Mermaids dive center Pattaya like to offer a broader base of knowledge about diving for our professionals. It makes sense not just to know about what you are qualified in but have a nice broad knowledge of surrounding areas of...

PADI Course Director Thailand Pattaya

2 NEW PADI Course Directors - Pattaya - Thailand Congratulations are in order for two of Mermaids Divers that have trained through the ranks, worked certifying dive students and now made it to the pinnacle of PADI status - PADI Course Directors. Mermaids Career Development Diver...

Thai Songkran New Year Pattaya Thailand

Thai New Year – Songkran 2005

Songkran 2005 (The Thai New year) April 13th - 19th April 2005 Songkran we had a great group of interns and friends out and about on the streets playing with the local Thais to celebrate the Thai New Year - a very special occasion. It's celebrated...

References

References, former and current intern candidates In Time you will see this page grow and grow. I have mailed many students former and current and am compiling a little reading for your interest and peace of mind. Bear in mind that you can still contact Mermaids...

Treasure Hunt November 2005

Mermaid's Underwater Treasure Hunt November 2005 As usual we had some great prizes or the Mermaid's Underwater Treasure Hunt, Pattaya, Thailand - This the 12th annual Treasure Hunt for Mermaid's was very special. Prizes came from a whole host of sponsors with everything from underwater torches,...

Christmas Underwater

Christmas Underwater As you can probably see by now we like to have something special going on for a little fun. The diving is great but a treasure hunt here or Xmas party there spruces things up a little. This year, Santa (Course Director, Steve Blumenthal)...

Thai New Year 2004

Photos of the Interns during the Thai New Year 2004 Thailand is such a tranquil place where the sun shines always and the people smile. Thai people are most relaxed until...

Treasure Hunt 2004

Pattaya Scuba Treasure Hunt - 2004 The weekend of 20th & 21st November saw the 2004 Mermaids Treasure Hunt in Pattaya. Each year the treasure hunt is held for all to enjoy. Our suppliers and Mermaids donate prizes worth approximately 80,000 baht (approx $2000US) ranging from...

Submerged Car

ERD Experience Training Tools - Submerged Car Mermaids Dive Pattaya, Thailand, have long been renowned for unique diver training and cutting edge tools to get the job done. Pro-active PADI Course Director Steve Blumenthal introduced the ERD training in late 2005 for divers to gain new...

Cavern Diving Course

Discover Cavern Diving, Pattaya Thailand PAGE 2 - Open Water work - The Cavern! Mermaid's bring you a first once more ...

Thailand Tsunami Clean Up

Tsunami Marine Clean Up Project – Phuket, Thailand Conducted and written by: Alex Gerard , Lee Smitten and James Anger (P J Scuba - Mermaids CDC) Please click any of the "thumb nail photos" to enlarge. On Friday 28th January 2005 we caught an afternoon flight to Phuket....

Filipino Food

Filipino Food - What is it exactly? By Doreen Fernandez (Excerpted from The Food of the Philippines: Authentic Recipes from the Pearl of the Orient. Text and recipes by Reynaldo G. Alejandro. Introductory articles by Doreen G. Fernandez, Corazon S. Alvina, and Millie Reyes). The Philippines country culture...

Philippines Travel Tips

Philippines - Travel hints, tips and notes Dress for the weather – hot, hot, hot! Light clothing is ideal year-round, and absolutely during the hot and dry months from March to May. Temperatures average from 78°F/25°C to 90°F/32°C. Mean humidity is at 77%. Never leave home without...