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 Deep Diver Training Thailand

Deep Diver Training Thailand

PADI Deep Diver Training Pattaya Thailand

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control. Here at Mermnaids we have a lip of a deep hole that we can use for this deep (yet, relatively shallow) dive. On our doorstep we have wrecks that lay between 30-40 meters that are ideal for the deep diver spec.

Description:

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

Academic:

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits.

During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

  • Specialized deep diving equipment.
  • Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
  • Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Contact us about earning credit for other dive courses.

Equipment:

You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your Mermaids Instructor will be able to suggest gear appropriate for local deep diving.

Getting Started:

Contact Mermaids Dive Centre for the PADI Deep Diver Thailand Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. We can arrange the materials and get you enrolled onto the Deep Diver schedule. Read the manual and watch the video before arriving for the first training dives.

Got the Deep Diving Bug?

If you get a taste for the deep then Mermaids offer PADI TEC Deep Diver training. This takes you below into further depths of 40 – 45 – 50 – 65 – 90+ Metres in depth. Taking our PADI Deep Diver Course gets you almost half way to that depth however the rest of the way is technical diving. Technical diving requires a new set of diving skills and equipment – but it’s the thrill of the deep that keeps us going …