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.

PADI IDC March 2013

PADI IDC March 2013

Congratulations to our latest PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors from Mermaids Pattaya Thailand PADI IDC. The new instructors are Raj Bhandri and Daniel Burns from the UK and Tim Blandin from the US. After attending the PADI IDC at Mermaids Dive Center with PADI Platinum Course Director, Russell Martin and his team, they successfully completed and passed the PADI Instructor Examinations with Rob Scammel, PADI IE Examiner on the 3rd March 2013.

PADI IDC - Mermaids IE Pattaya Thailand 2013

Congratulations also go to Jon Barron, for attending and passing his IDC Staff Instructor Course at Mermaids Pattaya.

The PADI Instructor Development Courses are held at Mermaids Dive Center, followed by the examinations with PADI in Pattaya, Thailand. To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:

PADI IDC Training Pre-requisites:

  • Certified as a diver for at least six months and as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Have over 100 dives logged – Mermaids ensure that you have many more

Study Time to Party Time!:

A BBQ was held that evening at Mermaids in honor of Raj, Danny, Tim and Jon. Everyone joined in to celebrate this remarkable achievement. Malai and her team prepared an outstanding selection of salads and foods and Vlad cooked up a storm on the BBQ with his famous burgers and hotdogs.

For more information on becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, please contact me. Professional scuba dive internships training can be taken at Mermaids dive center. For increased employability Mermaids now offer Dry-Side Equipment Maintenance training as well as the Wet-Side dive training. Holding both Wet & Dry skills is an incredible asset within the scuba industry.