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.

IDC September 2006

IDC September 2006

IDC and IE Pattaya Thailand – September 2006

September brought a very good PADI scuba diving Instructor Development Course (IDC) with 5 new PADI instructors after passing their exams and watermanship skills tests.

The instructors worked very hard towards this goal over several months and are elated to have finished. One of the interns that intends to work in diving said that participating was as much to prove to themselves that they were able as much as anything else. The programs really do inspire self development in many areas.

The new PADI instructors are Sonja (the traveler), Louis, Lisa, Tyler and Jason (top bloke). Staffing the IDC were Desi, Sheena and Terry and Crowley. Course Directors were Steve Blumenthal and Russell Martin with Claus as the PADI Master Instructor.

Congratulations guys and I hope that the hangover in the morning was not too bad! Time to get out and get a dive job!