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.

PADI Open Water Diver Training Thailand

Scuba Diving Internship in Thailand

PADI Open Water Diver Training

Scuba diving certification begins here. Start with PADI’s online eLearning course. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean/lake) dives.


If you’ve always wanted scuba dive, maybe inspired by TV or James Bond movies. Maybe TV Blue Planet has shown you of the beauty under the surface. Divers get to experience an entirely new world over non-divers. No matter where you travel, if there’s water – there might be diving.

The PADI Open Water diver training is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification as a PADI Open Water Diver and start diving the world. The PADI Open Water is the most widely internationally recognized scuba certification available – you’re joining one big club of diving enthusiasts! Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through the PADI O/W course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
  • You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

At the end of your training you will be a qualified diver with certification card to prove it. A real diver – imagine that!


In the PADI Open Water Diver training, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon on your comfort and body shape, however, we have equipemnt for all shapes and sizes. All of the diving equipment required for the Open Water training is included within the cost of the course.

What’s involved in the open water training?
  • 4 days training
  • 2 days Open Ocean / 2 days classroom and swimming pool*
  • 5 Open Water dives

* Possibly reduced to 1 day pool and classroom if you have taken the self study E-Learning option.

What ever is booked we will not rush you through any diving skills. If you are not ready for the ocean then we spend more time in the pool. The more confident that we have you in the pool performing the skills makes it a doddle in the ocean.

Getting Started:

Simply swing by if local or contact me and we can have you diving at your leisure. If you’re not in Thailand you can always start learning with PADI’s home-study materials.

  • Open Water Diver (a tablet app)
  • Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

Drop me a line and we can look to get your materials to you. You can then self study a little and start reading the book and watching the video. Your Mermaids Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information. During the training the academics are constantly refered to in order to enforce all that has been studied.