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.

Dive Master Internship Pattaya

Scuba Diving Internship in Thailand

Dive Master Internship Pattaya

The Mermaids PADI Dive Master Internship Pattaya is the Original and Pioneering DM internship operated globally. Conceived within Mermaids in 2000 by Stephen Blumenthal and Peter Scott, Internships are now as common place within the diving industry as masks and snorkels.

PADI Dive Master Internship

As a DM intern you will learn to scuba dive and become a PADI professional Dive Master within our intensive 4 month program. Once qualified as a dive master you will be eligible to assist instructors with student training, conduct open ocean dive tours for certified divers and assist with the day-to-day operation of a fully-functional dive centre. You can get your first Dive Industry Job! Where will it be?

The PADI Dive Master qualification is the first professional “internationally recognized” scuba diving qualification. It is the first rung on the PADI Professional ladder and can be used as a passport to work in most countries world wide. The training that you will receive from start to finish will have a goal of entry to the scuba diving industry for diving employment. Being a qualified dive professional you will be able to work legally and gain professional insurance. Being a Mermaids Dive Master you’ve paved the way to a successful diving career.

Our job is to deliver you challenging training that will equip you directly for the diving market place. The programs are all-inclusive in cost allowing you to concentrate on your training.

The Mermaids Dive Master Internship is the original, most comprehensive and complete professional package available. There are TWO packages:


SILVER Package:

For Divers that are on a budget or simply do not have the time to commit. You glean all of Mermaids professional resources, same training, equipment and accommodation as the GOLD – simply less courses and time diving / experience.


The MOST Complete DM Training

Don’t just get the ticket – GET ALL of the Training surrounded in solid experience, reinforced knowledge and practically applied skills. You will be an Employable Dive Master on completion!

SILVER - Details:


  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Diver
  • Emergency First Response
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Dive Master Course
  • Un-Limited Diving
  • ALL Manuals, Tables, Training Aids
  • ALL Certification Fees
  • Full Set of Brand New Diving Equipment
  • 7 Weeks Private Accommodation

The Silver Dive Master internship is operated to the high standards of the Gold Program yet has been designed for those with less time and budget. Taking the SILVER package will still make you a very well trained Dive Master. You’ll have all of the training, knowledge, skills and qualifications to be able to work – just simply not a lot of working experience. You’ll get hands on with assisting with students, operating trips, leading dives and all other aspects of that within the dive-master training. The skills and knowledge that you gain will be practically applied until you are 100% solid. There is just

SILVER Prices:

Diver Level Time Price Own Equip
Non-Diver 48 days 121,020 91,020
Open Water 43 days 116,020 86,020
Advanced 41 days 111,020 81,020
Rescue 36 days 106,020 81,020

The prices are in THAI BAHT – Please use an online currency converter to check in your local currency. Require additional days diver accommodation and scuba diving? Simply 1500 Thai baht (currency exchange rate tool on home page) per day gets you 1 day diving and 1 night accommodation.

GOLD - Details:


  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Diver
  • EFR Emergency First Resp.
  • EFR CFC – Care for Children
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver:
    • PADI Enriched Air Diver
    • Deep Diver
    • PADI Wreck Diver
    • Underwater Photography
    • PADI Drift Diver
    • PADI Night Diver
    • Multi-level Diver
    • Search And Recovery Diver
    • PADI Navigation Diver
    • P.P Buoyancy Diver
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • PADI EFRI (EFR Instructor)
  • 02 Oxygen First Aid
  • Full-Face Mask Diver
  • FULL set of Brand New Diving Equipment
  • 16 Weeks Private Accommodation
  • ALL Manuals, Tables & Training Aids.
  • ALL Certification Fees
  • Un-Limited Diving
  • International Dive Job assistance
  • Airport Transfer

To join our PADI dive master internship program all you need to do is contact Mermaids dive centre for a consultation. If you have any dive certifications or personal dive equipment on entering the program then you shall be credited for all. Please check the chart below…

GOLD Prices:

Diver Level Months Price Own Equip
Non-Diver 4 227,500 197,500
Open Water 4 219,500 189,500
Advanced 4 211,500 181,500
Rescue 3 197,500 167,500

All prices are in THAI BAHT – Please use an online currency converter.

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2019 / 2020 Dive Master Start dates:



Month 5th 15th 25th
Jul 19 DM55 FULL DM57
Aug 19 DM58 DM59 DM60
Sep 19 FULL DM62 DM63
Oct 19 DM64 DM65 FULL
Nov 19 DM67 DM68 DM69
Dec 19 DM70 FULL DM72
Jan 20 DM73 DM74 DM75
Feb 20 DM76 DM77 DM78
Mar 20 DM79 DM80 DM81
Apr 20 DM82 DM83 DM84
May 20 DM85 DM86 DM87
Jun 20 DM88 DM89 DM90
Jul 20 DM91 DM92 DM93
Aug 20 DM94 DM95 DM96
Sep 20 DM97 DM98 DM99

Both the GOLD and SILVER Divemaster internship programs begin on the 5th, 15th and the 25th of each month. Each date has a corresponding booking number. Please note that we are flexible to take interns at other times but the logistics are easier to begin on the dates that are set. There are limited numbers per booking date. Please just email me for details of availability.

ALL of the Mermaids professional dive internships are designed specifically for dive industry employment. ALL focus is on training related to you gaining a dive job directly from the training. This includes the SILVER packages – (Please note that the Silver Programs include the same accommodation, instruction, materials, manuals, certifications, dive boats, training pool, ocean and quality as the Gold packages – the Silver simply include less dive experience and training.

If you would like the full GOLD training but do not have the time then you might consider splitting your training into smaller time periods. All Mermaids training can be divided into periods that can be taken as holiday. Many of our divers train and return to train later with more time available to them.