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.

Only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand

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Only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand

Mermaids Dive Center is delighted to announce the appointment of PADI Course Director, Morihiko Saito June 2014.

Born in Yokohoma, Japan in 1980, Mori started to dive at the age of 20, even though he didn’t know how to swim. He was certified as a PADI Divemaster in 2002 and diving changed his life so much he wanted to experience every aspect of his passion and a became a PADI Instructor in 2004. Mori carries on this passion and loves to share this with his students and fellow divers, now at Mermaids.

Mori not only became a PADI Course Director in 2013, he is also the only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand.

He has dived extensively in Thailand and also Australia, amongst other destinations. Mori was a travel agent and Magazine Editor before taking up scuba diving as a full time career.

Mori joins Mermaids Dive Center on 11th June 2014 and brings the Education Standards to an all new high with 3 PADI Course Directors on the team, with Russell Martin covering the English Market and Sanya Lohitnavy teaching in Thai. Mori is an Instructor Trainer in many specialties including Enriched Air, Deep and Wreck.

Sheena Walls, General Manager of Mermaids Dive Center said, “We are excited to have Mori as a member of our team. Japanese divers are a huge part of the Mermaids family and he will be able to continue their diving education and experiences in their own language”.

With so many Japanese divers coming to these shores Mori won’t be the only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand for very long. Maybe we’ll help to train the next Japanese CD professional on their journey.

With Mori’s CD appointment this lets Japanese divers wishing to become instructors the professional resource here in Thailand to achieve this. Check out the professional instructor training at Mermaids.