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.

Dive Industry Technician Course

Dive Industry Technician Course

DITC Dive Industry Technician Course: This is a 10 day (ASSET / SITA / IDEST approved) course, covering all aspects of service, repair and workshop operation.

The course has a 9-module curriculum supported by a Dive Industry Technicians Handbook. The training is designed to give as much emphasis on practical knowledge and skills with a large proportion of the course devoted to ‘hands on‘ practical work in a real scuba workshop. Syllabus Includes:

  • Physics of diving related plant and equipment
  • Regulator service and repair
  • Equipment theory – design and construction
  • Compressor, air banks – operation and air quality
  • Setting up a professional workshop
  • Warranties and customer care
  • Working practices, standards and procedures
  • Regulations and standards
  • Cylinder testing

The training is conducted by an instructor with 25+ years of engineering and scuba repair experience.

Dive Industry Technician Course Benefits:

The course material is fully illustrated with high quality detailed pictures and example cutaway pieces of equipment are available for students to view.

This course is an ideal way for a Divers Life Support Equipment Technician or diving professional to gain the only Nationally recognised qualification in SERVICE AND REPAIR OF SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT and become a qualified, highly skilled and sought-after technician.

PADI Instructors – The DITC training is recognised by PADI for Equipment Specialist Instructor rating. It fulfils PADI’s requirements for the training. Simply send your certificate of DITC training to PADI to gain the OWSI Equipment Specialist Instructor qualification.

For Dive Center owners and those planning to set up in business the comprehensive Dive Industry Technician Course will enable you to offer scuba equipment maintenance and scuba tank testing services to your customers. The DITC is the only course that is approved by the 3 major standards and representative bodies in the industry:

ASSET – Association of Scuba Service Engineers & Technicians
IDEST – Inspectorate for Diving Equipment Servicing and Testing
SITA – Scuba Industries Trade Association

In addition the British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have stated they consider this course to be a core training program for their diving inspectors.

Provides a thorough background in Dive Equipment repair for the scuba technician.
Dry-side scuba technician skills learned can be used for scuba diving centre employment.

Increasingly dry-side skills are of importance to diving professionals.