Divemaster already? Looking for an Instructor Internship?

Congratulations on being a PADI dive professional already at the PADI dive master level. If you have come this far you’ll know the sense of achievement you get from this level and if you have worked in the dive industry already then you’ll know how rewarding this is also.

As a divemaster (from any dive certifying agency) you’ll know that you can be of assistance to dive instructors, lead tours, assist in the shop and help with diving academics etc. The next stage to make you very employable is obviously the OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) level – allowing you to perform many additional dive duties and hence being more desirable to a dive employer.

You can take an IDC anywhere that is an IDC center – you’ll be trained over a 2 week period in instruction and then let loose to find work. You’ll be able to find dive centers aplenty that will offer this. We however do not like to work this way. We have gained through hard work and dedication to the dive training that our internship academy gives a great reputation for producing highly employable dive professionals. Attending Mermaids (LIA – Jomtien – Thailand) dive training academy is like attending Harvard, Cambridge or Oxford within the dive industry – we have earned this reputation very well indeed through our PADI CDC (Career Development Center) status and special internships.

If you are a divemaster and wish to upgrade to instructor then we have a great pro-dive package that interns you as a DM through to instructor over a 3 month period. (This time can be reduced on request). The training will allow you to be the very best instructor with all of the following included within the package:

Divemaster to OWSI Gold Package

Certification level when arriving Course DurationPrice (thai baht)I have my own equipment
Divemaster 3 months245,000215,000

Package Includes:

  • Emergency First Response Course – Care for Children
  • 5 x PADI Specialty Courses
  • PADI Oxygen Provider Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
  • PADI Instructor Examinations (IE)
  • 5 x PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • Unlimited fun diving for your course duration
  • FULL set of scuba diving equipment (yours to keep) – complete set Including Suunto Zoop Dive Computer.
  • ALL Fees to PADI
  • ALL Course manuals and materials to keep
  • Accommodation for your entire stay – Mermaids Talay Divers Hotel in Jomtien (free WiFi)
  • Membership to our Exclusive Diver Job Assistance Program
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visa Assistance (Paperwork to support a student visa application)

Divemaster to OWSI Silver Package

Certification level when arriving Course DurationPrice (thai baht)I have my own equipment
Divemaster 42 days152,171122,171

Package Includes:

  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
  • PADI Instructor Examinations (IE)
  • Unlimited fun diving for your course duration
  • FULL set of scuba diving equipment (yours to keep) – complete set Including Suunto Zoop Dive Computer.
  • ALL Fees to PADI
  • ALL Course manuals and materials to keep
  • Accommodation for your entire stay – Mermaids Talay Divers Hotel in Jomtien (free WiFi)
  • Membership to our Exclusive Diver Job Assistance Program
  • Visa Assistance (Paperwork to support a student visa application)

If you have the following pre-requisites for the Instructor Development Course and would like a shorter duration, please let us know.

  • 100 dives
  • Emergency First Response Instructor