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 Thailand

Trip and writing by Scott Jackson – Mermaids Dive Center Bangkok

November the 21st 2009 saw Mermaid Dive Center & 5 Star CDC run its first dive trip to a fresh water lake in Sankhlaburi province 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 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.

We made 2 dives in the day while cruising around on a large house boat with lunch and drinks on board for all plus changing rooms and a European style toilet which was greeted with much appreciation by our western divers. As we descended the first time we were greeted with low visibility but after a few moments our eyes adjusted and we were treated to the historical treasures that the temples and pagodas offered us. Apart from being able to dive around, through and over these structures we were also surprised to find many old artifacts such as old religious statues, stone roads leading between buildings along with beautiful wall carvings and Buddha images decorating the inside and exterior of these magnificent structures built over 100 years ago.

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Blue Tiles Brick Road Buddha Head Stone Carvings Inset for Offerings
Apart from the diving we also made good use of the beautiful views from our resort restaurant situated on the side of a mountain over looking the lake and small villages as we ate and drank the night away.

Before heading back to Bangkok the following day we also did some temple bashing/touring of 2 temples on dry land located around the lake as well as stopping for lunch and a bit of shopping at the famous “3 Pagodas Pass” situated at the entry point into Burma/Myanmar from Thailand.

The trip was the first that Mermaids has run in 20 years of operations here in Thailand but judging by the response of the divers who attended this maiden voyage it certainly won’t be the last!

A couple of the divers on the trip took a good few land shots to be enjoyed. Please check the Temple Trip land shots here …

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