Mermaids Scuba Diving Internships – The Original Scuba dive internship programs

Mermaids Dive Center a PADI 5 Star CDC (Career Development Center) Thailand conducts PADI IDC (Instructor Development Courses) from our location in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand.

Mermaids was the first 5 Star CDC Dive Center on the Eastern seaboard to have achieved this prestigious award for excellence in professional level diver training.

Coupled with this our Educations Manager and Course Director, Russell Martin is a two times Platinum Director being one of only 100 globally. Mermaids Operations Manager Terry Wilkins became PADI Course Director in 2018. Terry is also 100% Project Aware Partner so keep an eye out for his clean up the reef events.

Mermaids has this year improved all our facilities as well as a brand new, computerized classroom, our Hotel for our Intern Candidates, a shop in Jomtien Beach and Bangkok, so that our Interns can see how a business can be run, from different angles as well as get a broader perspective in different operations.

PADI Dive Instructor training in Pattaya

We are located within easy sailing distance of three major steel shipwrecks, the Hardeep, the HTMS Khram and the Petchburi Bremen, as well as numerous coral sites. The diving here is consistent all year round, with 5-15 meters visibility. It is an ideal place for PADI IDC training.

All of our Internship programs are built with care and attention to your needs as a professional, as we want you to go out and join those who finished before you, in finding the best job possible, as a Dive Master or Dive Instructor.

All of the professional scuba diving training offered result in a dive job placement service if required. We have been placing freshly trained dive professionals into scuba diving careers very successfully since the programs began.

Our professional diver training has increasingly become renowned for being thorough, unique and dedicated to those that are serious about a scuba diving career. We have interns working in Australia, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Honduras, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali (Indonesia all over also), Spain, Mexico, Ireland, Mainland US, Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos,  Malaysia and many other countries.

Our dive training facilities are comprehensive and hence we have many dive professionals from other dive stores and shops train with us and hence there is a lot of dive networking to be done. Many dive trainees have dive jobs or at least interviews lined up for them before they graduate from the Divemaster or diving instructor training programs.