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 March 2006

IDC March 2006

IDC and IE Pattaya, Thailand March 2006

Mermaid’s CDC of Pattaya, Thailand had a wonderful result on March 19th 2006 with all of the 11 candidates that have been interning in the diving instructor training passing their instructor exams. All are now new PADI Open Water Instructors. They did a great job in training hard and really pushing themselves to the end to gain this superb result. The new dive instructors are: Jon Piett, Ben Nicholson, Marcus Law, Brian Yarger, Dana Taylor, Andy Moss, Daryl Harris, Dean Horne, Robert Hampson and Simon Avaloie. Congratulations to all!

Two new PADI Staff instructors are now qualified also – Adam and Terry! Well done! On the program also was Steve Blumenthal (PADI CD), Russell Martin (PADI CD) and Claus (Master Instructor). Staffing as qualified was Desi and Harvey.

Many of the guys related how hard they found the IDC (Instructor Development Course) in comparison to the PADI IE (Instructor Examination. This is actually very common. The reason for this is that we try to make the IDC as demanding as the IE and some more. If this is done then generally it is found that if the IDC can be handled then the IE should not cause any problems at all. If we ever see an error on a PADI Instructor Exam it is usually down to nerves.

Please do have a look at the guys below – I am sure that you will join us in congratulating them…