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.

Kawasaki BSB Final Race

Kawasaki BSB Final Race

Quattro Plant Kawasaki – Final Race BSB Day

Walker ensures Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s BSB season ends on a high

Despite tricky conditions throughout the weekend at Brands Hatch, Chris Walker ensured the 2013 British Superbike Championship season ended on a high note for both himself and the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team with a trio of top ten finishes around the demanding Kent venue.

With rain showers making the ‘Triple Header’ final round extremely difficult for all concerned, Chris’ qualifying position of 15th wasn’t a true reflection of his pace and this could immediately be seen during Saturday’s 18-lap race. A trademark flying start saw the Nottinghamshire rider move into seventh place at the end of the opening lap and for the remainder of the race he was well in contention for a top five result. However, whilst he overhauled Lee Costello at one third race distance, Tommy Bridewell got the better of him shortly after and he had to settle for seventh place.

Sunday’s two 20-lap races saw even more rain fall but with far better starting positions, the result of his rapid laps in the wet races, Chris was able to challenge even further. Eighth at the start of the day’s first race, he was able to steadily move forward and, aided by the third fastest lap of the race, he took a brilliant fifth place at the chequered flag to equal his best result of the season. It meant he started the final race of the season from the front row and hopeful of at least matching his fifth place, something that he looked like he’d achieve until a major slide at Graham Hill Bend on lap seven forced him onto the soaking wet grass and dropped him down the order. In true ‘Stalker’ style, he fought back valiantly and was duly rewarded with ninth place at the end of an extremely challenging race.

Quatro Plant 2013 BSB, R12, Brands Hatch GP, UK.

Barry Burnell

With 27 points taken from the three races, it saw Chris end the year with a strong total of 168 points for tenth place overall in the Championship and fourth in the Rider’s Cup.

For team-mate Barry Burrell, the weekend proved to be a much more different prospect and he struggled to get comfortable with the wet weather throughout all three days of the meeting. The Bishop Auckland rider battled hard to add some points to his Championship but ultimately had to give best to the conditions, a lack of grip and good set-up causing him to retire from all three races.

Pete Extance, Team Manager: “It was a great way to end the 2013 BSB Championship and for Chris to end the year with three, well-deserved top ten finishes, a front row start and 10th overall in the Championship is testament to all concerned. Sadly, Barry struggled with the conditions all weekend but did a great job since he joined the team in August. Congratulations to Alex Lowes and to MSVR for a fantastic Championship and a big thanks to all of our sponsors. Roll on 2014!”

Pictures by Tim Keeton – Impact Images Phil Wain Freelance PR

Mermaids dive centre sponsor many different types of sports and individuals that impress us. We’re divers but are enthusiastic about many different types of pass times mostly high adrenaline. Contact us for further details on Mermsids sponsorships.