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 CD Terry Wilkins

PADI CD Terry Wilkins resident at Mermaids CDC Pattaya Thailand

PADI CD Terry Wilkins

PADI CD Terry Wilkins – New Course Director

Congratulations to PADI CD Terry Wilkins for successfully passed his PADI Course Director Training in Malaysia. It’s a huge milestone for any PADI Instructor to reach this level in Dive Certification and we are really proud of him.

A little history PADI CD Terry Wilkins:

Terry arrived as s dive intern with his wonderful wife Sheena in 2004. Both arrived as Advanced divers and quite some diving experience in different locations. From intern they through to PADI MSDT and PADI Staff Instructors on completion. The moment the internship completed they found work operating two dive centres in Cyprus, which they did very successfully.

After the sad passing of Mermaids pioneer Steve Blumenthal in 2006 we strived to get Terry and Sheena back to Mermaids. Having arrived trained so well and clearly been successful in Cyprus – it was a no brainer that they should manage Mermaids. They knew the dive centre inside out having trained for eighteen months . They arrived back to Mermaids in 2007 and have done an incredible job with the centre. Terry has a lot of strings to his bow and a vast wealth of knowledge and experience. He has some significant technical diving experience also in Trimix and rebreather.

Now Mermaids are proud to have another resident PADI CD of Mermaids and part of the furniture.

With the efforts that Terry has put into Mermaids with the full support of Sheena, we now refer to Tezzer happily as PADI CD Terry Wilkins.

Terry is huge on green issues. Certified as a 100% Project Aware Partner and hence keep an eye out for his reef clean up events. Terry operates huge clean up days with some having over 300 participant divers and snorkelers.

Again, well done PADI CD Terry Wilkins for all of your accomplishments!