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.

IDC December 2006

IDC December 2006

Instructor Development in December 2006 – Pattaya Thailand

This December saw the last Instructor Examination of 2006 and what a way to go out. 100% pass rate on the IE with top scores throughout all skills. A very strong group of 13 indeed.

The scuba divers turned professional are Matt, Daniel, Jake and Delcie, Chris, Dave C, Dave S, Greg, Livvy, Justin, Por, Robert and Bill.

Staffing the December IDC and IE were PADI Course Directors Russell Martin and Steve Blumenthal, PADI Master Instructor Claus, and Staff instructors Crowley and Desi – a very strong team.

Congratulations to all of the guys on their dedication and application to pull this off very successfully indeed. Again as always the Instructor Development Course was said to be tough by all of the candidates – leaving all very well prepared for the IE (Instructor Examination).

Please do take a look at the pictures. All of these guys worked very hard to enjoy the success that they gained this month. Congratulations to all of the guys!