We would like to thank you for being such a great Customer and diver, we have our Mermaids Appreciation Day Trip happening every month. Mermaids like to do something a little bit different for you and we’ve put your favorite dive sites on the diving calendar. We are offering wreck trips, night dives and more, but if you would like to see something happening that isn’t on the list, please let us know as these days are dedicated to thanking you.
January 13 – 14, 2018 Dive Eat Sleep Repeat (Dive Hin Chalam and Fish Net Removal)
Saturday 13th January – the weather is great and the tides are good. We’re heading out to Hin Chalam for at least 1 dive followed by 1 more where ever we can.
There’s also a BBQ back at the shop in the evening where Vlad is on the grill and Malai cooking up a storm. Food provided, just bring some drinks.
Sunday 14th January we are doing a Project Aware Net removal at one of the Samaesan Islands. Help us keep our islands and marine life in pristine condition.
Come along for 1 or 2 days and join in the fun. We’ve got a dedicated boat for these 2 days. Your normal diving price applies for 1 day but if you join us for them both you will get the 2nd day of diving at 30% off your rate (dive packs excluded but can be used)
January 13, 2018 Mermaids Saturday Social BBQ
Once a month we hold the Mermaids Saturday Social BBQ here at the center. Come join us, it’s a great way to meet new divers, new people and catch up on our latest events. You don’t even need to be a diver to join us. The BBQ is open to everyone and children are welcome to join. We provide the food, just bring along some drinks.
January 27, 2018: Rayong Pinnacles Trip (Sorry, Fully Booked)
Join us on our trip to dive the Rayong Pinnacles with a 3rd dive on the Petra Wreck included on the way back to the pier.
Meet us at Mermaids at 7am for equipment and we will depart at 7.30m. We will be diving from the King Olav boat again and its really comfortable. We head out to the first dive on the larger of the Pinnacles followed by a dive on the smaller Pinnacle. Lunch is provided at 1.30pm followed by a dive on the Petra Wreck at about 3.00pm.
We’ll arrive back at the pier at about 5.00pm and head back to Mermaids to arrive at about 6.30/7.00pm
- 3,000 Baht per person using Mermaids equipment
- 2,500 Baht per person if you have your own
February 16 – 18, 2018 Koh Chang Wreck Diving Trip (Sorry, Fully Booked)
We have confirmed 6 dives again on the next date and it’s happening from the 17th to 19th February 2017. The great news is, that you can do this weekend as an Open Water Diver as the main super structure of the wreck is at 5m.
The accommodation at Cliff Cottages and the adjacent hotel overlook 2 bays and offer an amazing sunrise and sunset setting. All rooms are clean with air con, private en suite bathrooms and include breakfast.
- 9,900 Baht per person, 6 cylinders with Air
- 11,400 Baht per person, 6 cylinders with 32% Nitrox
February 24, 2018 Drift Diving with Mermaids
The currents are wicked and we are doing 2 drift dives on Koh Man Wichai out at the Pattaya Far Islands. Lunch included as always and lots of fun.
Drift dive or do the PADI Drift Spec, we’ve got a great deal on this course of 6,000 baht including the PADI certification. Dive packs apply for diving but not on the PADI Drift Diver Course.
February 24, 2018 Mermaids Saturday Social BBQ
BBQ time again woo hoo. Vlad’s on the grill as usual and Malai’s cooking up a storm. Show up with some drinks and have fun. See you then.
February 26, PADI Instructor Development Course with Mermaids
Our PADI Professional Development team headed up by Mermaids Course Director Russell Martin will ensure that the professional training you receive during your IDC will prepare you 100% for the PADI examinations.
Here’s what the schedule looks like:-
- 26th February – IDC Prep
- 27th February – IDC Prep
- 28th February – EFR Instructor Training Course
- 1st March – EFR Instructor Training Course
- 3rd to 13th March – IDC
- 14th and 15th March – Instructor Examinations with PADI
February 28, EFR 1st Aid and CPR Instructor Training with Mermaids
The Emergency First Response Instructor Course will provide you with the training necessary for you to be able teach four courses to your friends and loved ones. It could save a life.
- Primary Care (CPR),
- Secondary Care (First Aid),
- CPR & AED,
- Care for Children.
You will need to be current in CPR & First Aid training in the last 24 months. If not, we are able to do the EFR provider-level training and it can be integrated into the Instructor training dates and you will get a current EFR cert card too.
As a special offer, the EFR Instructor Course only is 15,000 baht all inclusive per person. Additional costs will apply for the provider level @ 5,000 baht all inclusive. For more info please contact [email protected]
March 4, Double Hardeep Wreck Dives with Mermaids
We’ve got a double Hardeep Wreck dive day happening. Dive on this amazing WW2 Wreck for fun or start your Wreck or Deep PADI Specialty and complete it on another day when convenient.
Special price only for this day for a Specialty is 9,900 baht including PADI manual (each). Remember PADI Specialties go towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.
Dive packages can be used for fun dives (not against Specialties) or your normal day dive rate applies. You need to be AOW certification or higher for these dive, unless taking part in your Advanced Open Water Course.
March 10, Mermaids March 2018 BBQ
Big Celebration BBQ Time at Mermaids, food from the grill by Vlad and Malai and the team cooking up a storm. Bring your friends, family and drinks along for a fun night.
March 15, 2018: PADI Instructor Examination (IE) BBQ
Becoming a PADI Instructor is a big deal. After a few weeks of intensive training, its time for the candidates to go off to the PADI Examiner for their final exams. Join us for the IE BBQ’s to help our fellow PADI Professionals celebrate their big day. The BBQ is open for everyone to attend. We provide the food, just bring along some drinks.
March 31, PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge Weekend at Mermaids
We are helping our divers to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have both significant experience and extensive scuba training.
To achieve the Master Scuba Diver rating you need to log 50 dives and have PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver certifications, as well as five PADI Specialty course certifications.
For this weekend only by diving on Saturday and Sunday, we are offering the chance to get 2 of these PADI Specialties for the price of 1. You can choose from Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat, Fish ID, Drift and Full Face Mask Specialties.
The price for the weekend is 7,100 baht including PADI Certification Fees. You will get 2 Specialty Cards. Please note that any additional days needed will be charged at 4,000 baht per day.
April 7, Earth Day Clean Up The Reef with Mermaids
Plastics litter our cities and oceans, and growing evidence shows how they contribute to health problems in humans and animals.By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans! Plastic coagulates into great floating “garbage patches” that cover large areas of the Pacific. Plastics wash up on beaches and can be found in the stomachs of more than half the world’s sea turtles and nearly all of its marine birds.
Earth Day is officially the 22nd April but due to Songkran, we are doing it a little earlier. Join the Mermaids Team on our favorite activity – cleaning our ocean. We will remove any nets covering the reefs and picking up trash underwater on this day.
We’ll also be celebrating our hard work with an evening BBQ at Mermaids. Dive packages can be used or your normal day diving rates apply.
April 7, Mermaids BBQ
BBQ Time at Mermaids, food from the grill by Vlad and Malai and the team cooking up a storm. Bring your friends, family and drinks along for a fun night. Don’t forget we are also doing a pre Earth Day Clean up during the day. Check out our event on how you can join to make a difference to our local environment.
April 13, Hardeep Night Dive with Mermaids
Join us diving during your Songkran break for an awesome Hardeep Wreck Night dive . We will leave the shop at 2pm and head to Samae San for an afternoon dive followed by a Hardeep Wreck night dive. Should be back in Jomtien at about 9.30pm.
You must be at least an Advanced Open Water Diver to join this trip, if not you can do a coral afternoon dive and then relax on the boat watching the sunset. Dinner is served at around 5pm. Dive packages can be used or your normal diving rate applies.
April 16 – 21, 2018: North Andaman Liveaboard Trip
Diving days: 17th to 20th April. Join us on our North Andaman Liveaboard trip. We will updae details shortly…
- 25,000 Baht per person sharing
May 1, Mermaids May 2018 BBQ
May 10, Thailand Dive Expo Booths P3 and P4
Come and see the Mermaids Dive Center Team on our usual booths P3 and P4 at the Thailand Dive Exhibition. It’s being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok on the 10th to 13th May.
We will be doing some great show offers on diving and courses and some new and exciting trips. Keep an eye out here for more info leading up to the show.