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 Oct 2013

PADI IDC Oct 2013 Pattaya Thailand

IDC Oct 2013

PADI Instructor Development Course Pattaya, Thailand October 2013

The October 2013 PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Examinations in Pattaya Thailand seemed to come up on us so quickly. After two weeks of the PADI Instructor Development at Mermaids the examinations with PADI began. Held at a local luxury hotel our trainee dive instructors were very well prepared as always to take on the academics and the water portions of the exams. Although all of the Mermaids divers are always very well prepared it’s still a huge relief when all of the testing is over.

Congratulations guys! Congratulations to the new PADI Open Water Instructors: Jessica, Andre, Mike and Nathan. Well done, guys! Many thanks for Russell, Robert, Andrew and Jim for staffing the PADI Instructor Development Course.

Traveling to a country far away from home and training to scuba diving is not to be taken lightly. Sure, it’s a great time in one’s life meeting other divers and beginning a new career, however, it is training and it is demanding. The PADI Instructor exams are not meant to be easy and we do not train you just to pass them. At the end of the day the certification is a piece of paper that will get you into a job. The training that you gain however is what will ultimately keep you employed and progressing in your dive career. PADI set minimums such as a minimum amount of dives that you are required to have logged prior to taking professional level training. They set minimums on specialty area dive counts to be awarded a higher level. Mermaids take these minimums and expand upon them ensuring that you as the trainee gain incredible experience fast and above what is generally accepted. You’ll not just get by but fly through the examinations with as much confidence as you are capable of. Mermaids professional PADI diving instructor internships will train you to professional diver in an all-inclusive and comprehensive package. All you need to do is have fun and concentrate on the training.