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 June 2005

IDC June 2005

IDC and IE Pattaya Thailand – June 2005

Mermaids CDC, Pattaya, Jomtien, Thailand has been in operation since 1991. An IDC center since 1991 and a CDC (Career Development Center) for since 1995. Stephen Blumenthal is our course director and has taught in the area of 1000 dive instructors, many of whom work and live or even own dive shops and training facilities in Thailand.

As mentioned from January – ALL IDC’s and IE’s that we hold will now be documented. The June IE (Instructor Exam) held one of the best group (again) to date. We had 8 candidates and a 100% pass rate (again).

The 8 candidates were – Russell, Alexia, Darren, Andrew, Danny, Cliff, Michael, Sarah – congratulations to ALL.

Following are the photos of the entire IDC and the IE. Please do take time to peruse the pictures and enjoy the fun that the guys had on the IDC. There is a lot of pressure as this is basically what the guys and gals have been building for over the last 6 months or so but it is great fun and all in good spirits also. The photographs show the pool, academics, IE open water work and the party in the evening.

Many thanks to the Staff instructors Manx and HMS for all of their assistance.