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.

HTMS Khram Ship Wreck Pattaya

HTMS Khram Ship Wreck Pattaya

HTMS Khram Ship Wreck Pattaya – a day getting wrecked

Ship Wreck Pattaya Bay

The Khram ship wreck Pattaya lends itself to wonderful diving; dark, spooky, exciting – yet wonderful.

The HTMS Kram wreck Pattaya is a World War II medium size landing ship was sunk off of Koh Phai, Pattaya, Thailand in 2003 for the purposes of a man made reef for divers and wreck enthusiasts.

htms khram ship wreck pattaya for diving

Computer generated image courtesy of Mr. Alex Beuchel, a student of Mermaids Dive Center.

The “Phai” wreck Pattaya lies at 30 meters and is mostly intact. It was gutted and made wholly safe for recreational diving prior to the sinking. The shipwreck is safe to dive but having said that you only ever dive to the level of your training and within your limits. It is advised that if you are to dive any wreck ideally you’d be Wreck Diver certified.

Gaz and Jase were my buddies for the day.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Both Gaz and Jase are wreck spec trained and dive professionals. Dive instructor and DM they have progressed through the dive internship to this level. Both are highly trained wreck specialty divers with many penetration dives on the Khram shipwreck. The diving this day was fun, relaxed and most of all safe due to diving within limitations of our wreck dive training.

I wish wished to get a few photos of the wreck this day – please check out the pics below – taken over two days. The pictures can appear dark as it is fairly deep. If there are a few divers on the wreck then the silt on the wreck can get wisped up slightly lowering visibility. It is hard to capture on a small SonyP150 camera….have a look anyway…

My many thanks to both Gaz ands Jase for a good couple of dives on the Khram wreck. I shall be getting many more complete shots of the wreck – watch this space.