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 2009

IDC March 2009

PADI Instructor Development Course and Instructor Examination – Pattaya Thailand

The last month of the quarter of 2009 and another great result from the Mermaids Dive Instructor Development Course. 3 candidates and now 3 new PADI instructors!

Ailsa, Leah and Vikki undertook the Mermaids IDC through the all-inclusive instructor training program. Great results in the IDC allowed for a superb score in the grueling Instructor exams over the last 2 days.

Gaute and William joined PADI Course Directors Desi and Russell in participating in their PADI Staff Instructor ratings. Working alongside all of the guys were PADI Staff Instructors Jon Sussman, an ex OWSI intern (and top bloke) and Henri another swell guy.

It takes a lot of work and dedication to successfully complete all of the training and pass the instructor examinations with confidence. The exams consist of academics, presentations, pool and of course open ocean work. Each part needs to be successfully negotiated to move on to pass overall. A big congratulations to the girls for their excellent pass. “Mermaids Angels” – congratulations to Ailsa, Leah and Vikki. Please do feel free to have a look at the pictures below. (Pictures open in a new window i.e. pop up)

3 Divers – 3 NEW Dive Instructors! 100% pass rate!