PADI IDC in PattayaMermaids Dive Center a PADI 5 Star Career Development Center in Thailand conducts 7 to 10 PADI Instructor Development Courses annually from our location in Jomtien beach of  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. Course Director Terry Wilkins joined Mermaids educational department recently.

Mermaids has this year improved all our facilities as well as a brand new, computerized classroom, accommodation for our Intern Candidates, a shop at Centara Grand Mirage, as well as 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.

We are located within easy sailing distance of 5 major steel shipwrecks, the Hardeep, the HTMS Khram and HTMS Kut, Mathapon 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.

Please take a look at different Diving Internship packages we offer:

All of the professional scuba diving training packages 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.