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.

Gauge Calibration Training

Dive Technician Gauge Calibration Training – 1 Day

Understanding the critical metrology techniques used to traceably calibrate the pressure gauges used in commercial dive operations

A new course introduced by popular demand from DITC students to teach the skills necessary to carry out the formal calibration of the wide range of pressure and depth gauges used in commercial diving operations.

There are many hundreds of dedicated DSV* & OSV* mounted containerized mobile dive systems world-wide. The larger systems utilize literally hundreds of pressure gauges that all come under strict IMCA scheduled maintenance requirements; much of the Dive Technicians time is spent carrying out this work and producing the documentation for filling in the PMS*/CMMS*. The course covers the major gauge types used, together with a practical work shop session carrying out the traceable calibration of a range of popular gauge types. Use of the pressure pot for diver worn depth gauges together with a high pressure connector workshop to gain familiarity with the many methods of joining the pressure gauge to the dive system are also covered.

Gauge Calibration Training Pattaya – (1 day)
  • Introduction to pressure measurement
  • The dead weight gauge
  • Pressure from liquid columns
  • Pressure gauge types
  • Common Connector types
  • Calibration Principles
  • Accuracy of gauge types
  • IMCA requirements and Calibration certificates
  • Connection types, adapters, mating methods
  • Producing calibration pressures.
  • Divers SPG calibration check
  • Divers depth gauge in the pressure pot
  • Pneumo gauges
  • Magnehic
  • PID checks
  • Calibration Certificates filling out
  • Safety issues and PPE
  • Workshop Session

All student training Manuals used during the course + online access to the ScubaEngineer.com 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:

Provides formal competent person training of the Dive Technician in Pressure Gauge calibration techniques.