Mermaids Dive Center Pattaya, Thailand:
Mermaids was founded in 1992 by the one time youngest PADI course director in the world. The late Stephen Blumenthal – renowned in South East Asia had taught over 1100 IDC students. Steve built the incredible Professional Diving Internships with that continue in his name at Mermaids Dive Center Pattaya.
Our immediate location is a perfect training ground for professional divers. With differing conditions around the varied sites it can be a challenge. You’ll experience high and low vis, slack and ripping currents, deep and shallow dives, coral and wrecks. We have 4 wrecks on our doorstep that we dive daily.
The Mermaids dive center Pattaya facilities are specifically set up to operate dive internships.
- PADI Pro Dive Career Development Center (PADI CDC)
- 3 Privately owned Dive Boats giving a wide selection of dive sites daily.
- FULLY stocked dive center with all many major brands.
- 2 FULL-TIME in-house PADI Course Directors (PADI Platinum Course Director)
- Fully equipped service center catering for all manufacturers and models of diving equipment.
- Diver Accommodation 30 seconds walk from Mermaids front door.
- 3 Classrooms with digital learning aids.
- Awarded environmental achievement for pro-activeness in awareness.
- Project AWARE Go-Eco awarded dive center.
- DPV (Drive / diver propulsion vehicles).
- English, South African, Thai, Russian, American, Japanese, New Zealander staff.
- Dive classes are kept to to low diver / instructor ratios unless they need to be for training purposes. Small dive training classes are standard. Private dive tuition (1-2-1 tuition) is available on request.
- 200 Bar oxygen and helium booster pump.
- Nitrox and Trimix diving capabilities with a superbly designed and well presented air and mixed gas filling station (helium ready).
- PADI Tec Rec (DSAT) facilities – Tec Recreational and Tec Diving Instructor courses.
- Compressor Strip Down and Engine maintenance training.
- Diesel Engine Strip Down / rebuild training.
- In-house Hydrostatic and Visual Tank Testing (including the new Visual Plus Electronic Testing Equipment).
- Mermaid’s Air complies with the Divers breathing air requirements of the following international standards:- CGA Grade-E ( USA Standard), EN12021 (New European Standard), S4275 (British Standard), DIN3188 (German standard) & AS/NZS 2299.1 (Australian standard).
- ASSET (Association of Scuba Service and Engineers and Technicians) – Training Courses. Mermaids dive center was the first in Asia to offer Association of Scuba Service Engineers and Technicians training.
- Utilizing Draeger Technology Safety Equipment allows Mermaids to ensure that ALL Mermaid’s Air passes ALL Purity Tests including Humidity.
- Full Face Mask specialty with Underwater Communications Diver Course within the internships.
- Offer FULL Equipment maintenance / Compressor / Engine Strip Down and Rebuild training.
- The Very First Scuba Diving Internships in existence – created at Mermaids in 1999. More experience in operating internships than all other dive centers world-wide.
- The first PADI CDC (Career Development Center) between Bangkok and Cambodia. PADI recognized Mermaids for our exemplary dedication to Professional Dive Career Development.
- Vast international network of dive industry contacts for dive jobs and careers in scuba.
- Mermaids is the largest diving operation on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand.
- 365 Dive Day Season.
Check out Mermaids Intern Movie made by one of our interns. This gives a little insight into the Mermaids Diving Life Programs operated in sunny Jomtien, Thailand. See what the guys have to say for themselves…
The Creation of the First Scuba Internships World-Wide
Mermaids Dive Center Pattaya – The worlds first scuba diving internships.