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.

Lost City in Sangkhlaburi Thailand

Lost City in Sangkhlaburi Thailand

Lost City in Sangkhlaburi – Discovery Diving Trip

November the 21st 2009 saw Mermaid Dive run its first dive trip to the Lost City in Sangkhlaburi. This is a fresh water lake on the Thailand side of the Thai Burmese Myanmar border.

The trip was mainly run to dive and explore the submerged temples, pagodas and other structures that were flooded. Flooding occurred in the late 1980s when the Khwae Noi river was dammed by the Khao Laem Dam submerging many buildings including temples built 120 years ago.

Diving the Lost City

Divers made 2 dives in the day while cruising around on a large house boat. The boat was comfortable with lunch and drinks on board, plus changing rooms. As we descended the first time we were greeted with low visibility. After a few moments our eyes adjusted and we were treated to the historical treasures that the temples and pagodas offered us. Being able to dive around, through and over these structures was awesome. It surprised us to find many old artefacts such as religious statues. Stone roads leading between buildings with wall carvings and Buddha images weave in and out. decorating the inside and exterior of these magnificent structures built over 100 years ago.

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Apart from the diving we also made good use of the beautiful views from our resort restaurant. The view from the side of a mountain overlooking the lake and villages was lovely as we socialised nightly.

Before heading back to Bangkok, we toured 2 temples on dry land located around the lake. We had a wonderful lunch and did a bit of shopping at the famous “3 Pagodas Pass” situated on the Myanmar border.

The 2009 Sangkhlaburi trip was the first trip to this area. Judging by the response of the divers who attended this maiden voyage it certainly won’t be the last!

If any divers outside wish to join us for the next trip please feel free to contact.