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 2006

IDC July 2006

PADI Examination Pattaya Thailand – July 2006 – Mermaid’s Dive

10 dive candidates for the PADI scuba diving Instructor Examination after the IDC in Pattaya, Thailand – now 10 new PADI dive instructors. A very successful Instructor Development Course allowed all candidates that entered the Instructor Exam to pass with excellent grades.

The happy new instructors are Lynden, Dangerous Dave, Rosalie, Helen, Andy, Alex, Kalin, Michiel, Neil and last but not least Lars.

Participating as Mermaid’s PADI Staff instructors were Colin, Terry, Sheena and Desi. Master Diver Claus Staffed the IDC also. Course Directors were Russell Martin and Stephen Blumenthal.

Congratulations guys!

Have a look at some of the pictures of the PADI Instructor Development Course and also the PADI Instructor Examination. – Photos courtesy of Harvey and Doug Basler