August 2019 at Mermaids Dive Center

Exciting Stuff Coming Up In August 2019

Take a look at what’s happening during August at Mermaids Dive Center.

We’ve got our normal boats heading out every day doing coral and wreck diving, PADI Discovering Scuba Diving and more. However, here’s a few more exciting events for you to look at and join in on because we’ve got everything. Night Dives right up to starting your PADI Pro Level Training Courses.

Drift Dive onto the Hardeep and Bomb Run – Saturday 10th August 2019 

The drift dive starts at about 300-400m away from the iconic Hardeep Wreck. It’s an awesome dive along the way and to reach the final destination of the Hardeep – or not. Our experienced dive guides will be with you every step of the way, because they are the ones who know the way.

Hardeep Wreck

Next up is the Bomb Run in the afternoon. We are on a mission to see how many bombs each dive team can see and there is a prize for the winning team. But, photo evidence is required.

What do you need to do to join us on this trip?

Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with a Nitrox certification as there is a certain skill level required for these dives. Hire 2 tanks of Nitrox, because we have a special offer of only 500 baht. Oh, and bring your A Game diving.

Limited spaces are available on the trip, so please contact Terry at terry@mermaidsdivecenter.com or Malai at malai@mermaidsdivecenter.com. Be quick to avoid disappointment or just call us on 038 30333.

Dive on Hin Chalam and Drift Dive Koh Chuang – Saturday 17th August 2019 

It’s a rare opportunity to get out to Hin Chalam Island due to weather conditions. But, we have the perfect time to get 1 dive in on Saturday 17th August. This island can have some great vizability and it’s an awesome site to explore. It’s host to everything. Turtles, Barracudas, Nudibranch and Cuttlefish and lots more. There is also a small cavern that houses some Large Rays and Cobias. And then…

Night Dive at Koh Sak IslandLunch is on the go as we journey to Japanese Gardens. From there we will start the drift dive around Koh Chuang. Lots of Marine Life to see and an exciting dive for all who love a good drift dive.

Weather conditions are permitting,  but this day is open to everyone of all levels for diving. The fun doesn’t need to stop there though as we have plans for you for the evening as well.

Mermaids Saturday Social BBQ – Saturday 17th August 2019

After a great day of diving on Hin Chalam and Koh Chuang why bother cooking dinner? Join us for the Saturday Social BBQ with food from the Grill By Vlad and Malai and her team providing salads. All you need to do is bring along some drinks for yourself and have fun.

PADI Instructor Development Course – Monday 19th August 2019

Becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is easier than what you think. With our flexible time table, we can work around your schedule. We start on the 19th August, and then the PADI Instructor Examinations are held in Pattaya on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. All we need is about 12 days of your time.

All you need is:-

PADI Pro Become a PADI Dive Instructor in Thailand

  • Be a PADI Divemaster
  • Have an up to date First Aid/CPR certification
  • Attend our Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • Have proof of 100 logged Dives
  • Certified as a PADI Open Water Diver for 6 months
  • A fun and positive attitude
  • Dive Equipment or you can use ours
  • And we will do the rest

Mermaids Dive Center a PADI 5 Star CDC (Career Development Center) the first 5 Star CDC Dive Center on the Eastern seaboard to have achieved this prestigious award. The award for excellence in professional level diver training.

Our PADI Professional Development team headed up by Mermaids Educations Manager and Course Director, Russell Martin is a Platinum Course Director being one of only 100 globally.

Night Dive for Fun or do the PADI Specialty – Saturday 24th August 2019

We’ve got some options for this trip. Fun Diving in the afternoon on the Hardeep Wreck or on one of the beautiful coral sites in Samaesan. The trip includes an early dinner followed by a relaxing Night Dive on a sheltered coral site. Or you Night dive on Samaesan islands and Hardeep wreckcan start the PADI Night Dive Specialty.

This spec is is 3 dives, but you can continue at another date of your choice. Or do an Adventure Night Dive which counts towards the Specialty or your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification.

You’ll learn how to navigate at night and spot all the nocturnal critters hanging around. It’s amazing to see what comes out at night and how much fun it is to use a torch underwater. It’s an amazing experience and completely different from diving during the day.

9,900 baht all inc for the PADI Night Specialty or 3,000 baht + PADI Night Manual at 2,400 for the Adventure Dive. we meet at the shop for 1pm to prep and leave at 2pm. Torches are on hire at 250 baht.

A lot happening at Mermaids Dive Center, keep an eye on our facebook page for more events being loaded.

Looking forward to diving with you soon in Pattaya.

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