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.

Mermaids Sponsor BSB Assen Netherlands

Mermaids Sponsor BSB Assen Netherlands

PRESS RELEASE – Mermaids Quattro Plant Kawasaki Sponsorship

Mermaids Sponsorship – Dutch delight for Walker and Burrell

In what looked like being a tough weekend at Assen ended up being one of the most profitable of the season for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team as riders Chris Walker and Barry Burrell scored three top ten finishes between them in the latest round of the 2013 British Superbike Championship.

Mermaids sponsorship - 2013 BSB, R10, Assen, NL.

Making the trip to the legendary circuit in Holland – dubbed the Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing – Walker was hoping to move up the table in the race for the Rider’s Cup but a crash in the final free practice session was followed by a small, technical problem in qualifying. It all meant he had to start the opening 18-lap race from the unusual spot of 19th and the penultimate row of the grid and things looked like they’d turned from bad to worse when he was forced to retire just after half race distance.

However, in true ‘Stalker’ style he fought all the way until the end and ensured his weekend ended on a positive note when he took an excellent sixth place in race two later in the afternoon to maintain his standing in the top ten of the Championship.

Team-mate Burrell recorded his best qualifying position – 14th – since joining the team last month, and so hopes were high going into the two races. Indeed, the Bishop Auckland rider continued to show his value to the team and worked his way steadily through the field in the opening race to finish in tenth place. Despite feeling unwell, he looked like he’d better that in the second race as he ran as high as eighth at one stage but he ultimately had to settle for another tenth place, albeit less than two seconds adrift of Walker.

Mermaids sponsored Barry Burrell (GBR) Quattro Plant in the Netherlands

Pete Extance, Team Manager: “We are really pleased with the outcome of Assen as it looked like being a disastrous weekend for Chris after crashing in practice and subsequently missing the cut in Q1. A small, technical fault – a result of the crash – ended his first race prematurely but he came back brilliantly from 16th on the grid in the second race to take an excellent, and well-deserved, sixth, something I didn’t think was possible after all the problems!”

“Barry again improved all weekend and made the most of his grid position to claim tenth in race one. Unfortunately, he began to feel unwell in between races but with the eventful race that unfolded, he still took another tenth place so achieved our goal for him of two top ten finishes. We now need to move on to the last two rounds and continue to push towards the front.”

The penultimate round of the series takes place at Silverstone, Northants in two weeks’ time on the weekend of October 4-6.

Pictures by Tim Keeton – Impact Images & Phil Wain Freelance PR

Mermaids scuba dive internships likes to sponsor other exciting and adrenaline driven sports (and we love Kawasaki).