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.

Composite Cylinder Inspection

ASSET Composite Cylinder Inspection and Test Course – 1 Day

Composite cylinder inspection training Thailand with Mermaids Dive CentreThe composite cylinder inspection training is essential for cylinder inspectors who have duties inspecting lightweight composite cylinders. Composite cylinders are used by Firefighters, Paintball, Portable emergency oxygen sets, ELSA and other man portable SCBA units.

This Composite cylinder training is designed for qualified cylinder testers. Training establishes the legal competent person status of inspector technician in the area of composite cylinder inspection. Holding competent status will allow for employment within the industry. All content is delivered to ASSET’s world class training standard. Training is given by a qualified Technician Instructor with 25+ years of current field experience. The composite training is taught at a purpose built cylinder inspection facility in Pattaya, Thailand.

  • Differences in inspecting Composite Cylinder over solid steel or solid aluminium.
  • Defining defect grades 1,2 & 3 assigned when inspecting composite cylinder defect types.
  • Lifetime issues.
  • Hydro-static testing cycle issues.
  • Temperature, Ultra Violet and Salt water sensitivity issues.
Composite Inspection Course Pre-requisites:

ASSET or IDEST Cylinder Testers qualification


Practice in inspecting a range of composite cylinders with defects grades one, two and three.

  • Training Handbook
  • Composite Inspection Course Content
  • Completion Certificate

The composite cylinder inspection training paired with tank testing part One and Two is designed to give the latest techniques and information used. The training is regularly updated in accordance with the changes in industrial and government standards. These dry-side skills allow you to work dry-side in testing cylinders and more. All three tank testing courses can be taken in one sitting with the scuba cylinder testing package.

Other Dive Equipment Technician Training at Mermaids: