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.

EFRI Thailand

EFRI Thailand – Emergency First Response INSTRUCTOR

EFRI Thailand at Mermaids Dive Centre PattayaEFRI Thailand: EFR, Emergency First Responder is a course by PADI to teach students Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care. Emergency and care skills are required as a diver at the Rescue Diver level.

Primary Care (CPR) – The steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. There are eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. Perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable. Secondary care is to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

The EFRI program teaches divers how to teach the EFR. EFRI is required as a diving instructor but the training can be taken any time. By the end of the training you will be able to teach students how primary and secondary care.

As an EFRI student you will learn how to teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines and learn how to present course content.

EFRI Thailand – Practicality:

CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just divers. As an EFRI you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.

The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.

EFRI Thailand Academics:

Your role as an PADI EFR Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you practice:

  • Presenting course content.
  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.
  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.
  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.

EFRI Thailand: Mermaids offer EFRI training to all scuba intern students going to Divemaster and Dive Instructor. Both professional levels require you to be EFRI qualified.

The EFRI qualification can be a business in itself. Mermaids have taught a couple that went on to create a very lucrative business teaching EFR skills to hotel employees around the world. We all need to know EFR skills – will you be the one to spread them widely?