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.

IDC July 2008

IDC July 2008

PADI Instructor Exams Pattaya Thailand

Mermaids PADI Dive Career Development Center had a great team of PADI Staff Instructors and PADI Course Directors working with the team for this months’ PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) and diving instructor exams. Along with great instruction and guiding came superb candidates also very well prepared for the stress along with the fun. The now professional divers worked very hard through the dive internship program to get their well earned dive credentials 20th July 2008.

Filip, Marieke, John, Kris, Phing and Richard all worked hard towards for the dive qualifications that they gained. The Instructor Development Course was built up to over a period of time and all dive skills and dive knowledge solid for the PADI examinations.

PADI Course Directors Russell and Desi and PADI Staff Instructor Henry ran the IDC.

We’re really proud of all of the guys and gals on the IDC’s – this group is no exception. Phing our latest Thai dive instructor has done us proud also. Mermaids have a long history of Thai instruction from when Steve Blunmenthal the late Course Director and Mermaids founder worked with PADI on assisting with some of the first Thai certifications in the nation.

Please do check out the guys having passed all examinations.