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 Diving Course Structure

PADI Specialty Courses at Mermaids Dive Pattaya

PADI Diving Course Structure

PADI Scuba Diving Course Flow Chart

PADI Course Structure

Below is the PADI Scuba Diving Course pattern of scuba courses offered. It ranges from the Discover Scuba Diving Experience (1 day dive experience) all the way through MSD (Master Scuba Diver) to the PADI professional levels such as PADI Dive Master and PADI Scuba Dive Instructor.

What is the PADI Course Order?

Mermaids Offer PADI Con-Ed Chart of Specialty Courses daily

PADI Course Structure and Path to Diving Career

NOTE: That the highest recreational PADI dive level is the Master Scuba Diver (MSD). This is a diver that is certified through to Rescue Diver and EFR techniques and also hold a minimum of 5 PADI specialty diver courses. The speciality courses can be any that PADI offer and then the application to PADI for the Master Scuba Diver rating can be applied for directly.

The first rung on the PADI professional ladder is the Divemaster Course leading all of the way up to PADI Course Director – which is the highest possible PADI Professional diver ranking. A diver must be 18 years of age to begin the climb of the professional diver ladder. Mermaids offer full training through the professional dive courses. DM, OWSI, MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer), PADI Staff Instructor, PADI Master Instructor and even preparation for your Course Director application to PADI. Mermaids Career Development Center can take you all of the way.

Where and how far do you wish to go with your dive career? :-)…….

PADI Specialty Diver Courses:

PADI courses like a SWISS Army Knife

PADI courses like a SWISS Army Knife

PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course
PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course
PADI Underwater Photography Specialty Divers Course
PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Course
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course
PADI Nitrox Specialty Diver Course
PADI Night Diver Specialty Course
PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course
PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty Course
PADI Equipment Specialist Course
Drift Diver
PADI underwater hunter Diver Course – Spear fishing
Advanced Search and Recovery
DPV – Driver Propulsion Vehicle
Distinctive Specialty – PADI FFM ( Full-Face Mask) underwater communication specialty dive
DSAT Tec Deep Basic Specialty Diver Course