Dive Master Internship

In 1999 Mermaids Dive Centre created the very 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 as 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 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 diving professional 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.

Diesel Engine Strip-down

Yanmar Diesel Engine Technician

Diesel Engine Strip-down rebuild course – 4 Days

Diesel Engine Strip-down rebuild course at Mermaids ThailandGain diesel engine strip-down and rebuild skills in Thailand. Strip-down the Yanmar L60AE-D diesel engine and inspect, rebuild, adjust, service and test it to manufacturer specifications.

The Diesel Engine Technician training was introduced by popular demand from DITC students. The students wished to learn the skills necessary to service/repair small diesel engines that power many of the portable compressors worldwide. The Yanmar LA60AE-D engine featured is used to power the USA GSA Bauer C-D/DV/NAVY unit.

Why complete the Diesel Engine Strip Down training?

There are more than 50,000 high pressure breathing air compressors used worldwide in Navy, Army Air force, fire departments, rescue teams, coastguards, disaster response teams, commercial diving and recreational diving companies. Many of these are portable units are powered by small diesel engines.

This large installed user base generates an ongoing requirement for technicians with the specialist skills to service this equipment.

Diesel Engine Academic Development Work (day 1)
  • Basic 4-stroke engine operating principals.
  • History of diesel engine development.
  • Adiabatic compression ignition principles.
  • Fuel injectors – principals of operation.
  • Fuel pump – principals of operation.
  • Oil pumps – principals of operation.
  • Spare part ordering.
  • Management of in house spares inventory systems.
  • Manufacturer’s product reviews.
  • Safety issues – diesel injection, run away, starting injuries, exhaust gases, PPE.
  • THEORY EXAM.

Diesel Engine Strip-Down – Workshop Sessions (days 2, 3, 4)

  • Hands on user strip down/rebuild session.
  • Removal of intake and exhaust components.
  • Recoil starter system removal, repair and replacement techniques.
  • Fuel supply system strip down, cleaning and replacement.
  • Cylinder head strip down, inspection, rebuild.
  • Crankcase, crankshaft and camshafts strip down, inspection & rebuild bearings.
  • Removal inspection and replacement techniques.
  • Piston rings Removal, inspection & replacement techniques.
  • Barrel inspection & honing techniques.
  • Inlet & exhaust valve inspection, removal and replacement. Lapping techniques.
  • Fuel injector strip-down, inspection, cleaning methods, re-assembly and adjustment technique
  • Fuel pump strip down, inspection, cleaning, re-assembly.
  • Crankshaft, camshaft, fuel pump – reassembly critical points.
  • Running adjustments. Use of tachometer.
  • Power output measurements using Prony brake.
Diesel Engine Strip-Down Training Includes:
  • Small Diesel Engine technician training certificate establishing the legal competent person status of the technician to work on diesel engines of this type.
  • All student training Manuals used during the course.
  • Online access to the technician database.
  • All spare parts & consumables used during the course.
  • Free Tea/Coffee and high speed Wi-Fi internet access at the training center.
Pre-requisites: None
Key Benefits:
  • Enables the diesel engine technician to carry out timely repair / maintenance to their own diesel engine when operating in remote locations.
  • Prevents costly damage to the diesel engine and operator injury due to lack of training or proper maintenance.
  • Improves dive indusry employability, especially in remote diving destinations.
Dive Technician Training: