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.

Gas Blender Technician / O 2 Service Technician

Gas Blender Technician / Oxygen Service Technician Training (2 days)

The ASSET Oxygen Service Technician & Gas Blender Course are of the same high standard as the Dive Industry Technicians Course. Developed to show the Engineering, Gas Industry, British and International standards. They are essential for anyone who is serious about blending exotic mixed breathed gases for carrying out either decompression or long duration dives beyond recreational limits.

Technical information without the ”black art” approach so often found in similar courses and exposes the “40% myth”. Simplified math and a practical approach make Gas Blender practice relatively safe and easy. Demonstrations of blending techniques using either partial pressure or continuous blending plus use of the Haskel Oxygen booster pump.

Learn how to 0 2 clean to industrial standards without spending a fortune on equipment.

Sound practical advice with many invaluable tips that only an experienced Technician Trainer can offer.

Level of responsibility:

An ASSET Gas Blender may undertake the preparation and dispensing of Air and Oxygen Enriched Breathing Mixtures. This is the minimum grade for the responsible person in a Dive Centre Dispensing Oxygen Enriched Breathing Mixtures in accordance with ASSET CP4 (Code of Practice under development).

These are essential skills for the serious Dive Center Technician and we believe there is no better suite of courses available anywhere. Please note: The dates for theses courses are designed to offer them as either a 1 or 2 day extension to the 10 day DITC Dive Industry Technicians Course.

  • DITC Certification
  • Minimum 1 Manufacturers Service Course certificate of completion
  • Thorough training in practical gas blending
  • Includes comprehensive reference manual
  • Gas blender software for Nitrox / Heliox / Trimix / Heliair