Dive Master Internship

In 1999 Mermaids Dive Centre created the very 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 as 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 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 diving professional 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.

Scuba Cylinder Testing 1

SCUBA Cylinder Testing Part 1 (2 day course)

SCUBA Cylinder testing is essential to any dive business that values its customers. Testing of SCUBA tanks is a vital part of scuba service that is often overlooked or avoided to cut overheads (you deserve a wrap on the knuckles!). All high pressure cylinders with a capacity of over 1 litre need a periodic test. A tank used for SCUBA requires a test within every 2.5 years. Depending on which test was last carried out and when the test will either be a hydrostatic test or a visual inspection. Surface cylinders (NOT Submersible) need a hydrostatic test every 5 years. Cylinders which are static (large bank cylinders) require a hydrostatic test every 10 years. Staying within these limits vastly reduces the risk of using high pressure cylinders.

By having the skills and knowledge to test scuba tanks in-house saves money and time for a business. If you have to send away your tanks to be inspected then this takes them out of action and hence service to your customers. Having a well scheduled service on scuba tanks allows for a dive business to easily rotate tank usage and maximise ROI on tanks.

The ASSET 2 day CYLINDER TESTING COURSE (Part 1) is the first part of a two-level training scheme and introduces the theory and practice of cylinder testing.

Cylinder Visual Testing – Part 1 – (Practices and Procedures)
The theory aspect of Scuba Cylinder Part 1 includes:
  • Cylinder testing practices and procedures
  • Valve maintenance
  • Thread gauging
  • Standards
  • Codes of practice
  • HSE
The practical section of the course is designed to introduce all required practical skills including:
  • Inspection
  • Measurement
  • Hydrostatic Testing etc.

On successful completion of the course the candidate will be awarded the ASSET CYLINDER TESTING (Part 1) Practices & Procedures Certificate.

There are no pre–requisites for the Tank Testing Training.

Cylinder Testing Key Benefits:
  • Comprehensive training in scuba tank and tank valve maintenance.
  • All the latest techniques and information used.
  • Essential for annual inspection of scuba tanks used in the recreational dive industry.
  • Bring service skills to a dive centre / create cylinder business for in-house checks.