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.

Scuba Service Engineers & Technicians

ASSETAssociation of Scuba Service Engineers Technicians


  • To Educate
  • Set Training Standards
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Originate and Implement Codes of Practice
  • Promote Quality Assurance
  • Set Technical Standards
  • Training and Development
  • Represent Members Interest

ASSET History

ASSET was set up in 1995 in response to concerns about the standard of maintenance in the diving industry and the ever-increasing tide of Health and Safety and consumer legislation.

Mission Statement

ASSET is dedicated to improving the quality of Scuba equipment maintenance and service through technician education, and to assist the technician to demonstrate his competence. To develop Codes of Practice and working procedures in order to assist the dive center workshop meet its Health and Safety obligations. To interact with such organizations as HSE and engender confidence in our industry’s ability to self regulate maintenance activities.

The ASSET Scheme

The ASSET scheme was placed before the HSE in 1997, since which time it has enjoyed a reputation for quality. The essential elements of the ASSET scheme are as follows:

  • Technician training courses covering all areas of maintenance activity.
  • Certification of Technicians providing a benchmark for competence.
  • Codes of Practice, addressing the main technical activities of Equipment Maintenance (CP1), Cylinder Testing (CP2), Oxygen cleaning,
  • Conversion and inspection (CP3) Breathing Gas Production (CP4).
  • A maintenance and test station approval program, based on the Codes of Practice and implemented by IDEST.
  • Technician Qualifications and Training.
  • ASSET Qualified Engineers & Technicians.

ASSET Technician qualifications indicate that Technicians have received sound theoretical and practical training. In order to ensure the required standard, a comprehensive range of training courses have been developed:

ASSET Certification course are based upon the requirements of British or European Standards and Health and Safety law and are considered to be the industry standard. Technicians are also made aware of other international standards popular overseas such as the US DOT approval and inspection scheme for scuba tanks.

The ASSET scheme is unequaled anywhere in the diving world.

Training grades awarded following training:

  • On completion of a Dive Industry Technicians Course (DITC), students receive ASSET Membership at the grade of Technician.
  • On completion of the 4 day Combined pt1 & pt2 Cylinder Testing Course, students receive ASSET Membership at the grade of Cylinder Testing Technician.

Annual renewal of Membership is due in April of each year.