Are you ready to take the challenge, change your life and live your dreams by becoming a PADI Pro in 2018?
Are you bored of the daily grind? Dreaming of a life underwater? Have an urge to travel? Want to meet new people and break out of the mold? Become a PADI Pro in 2018 and realise your dreams! It might seem daunting at first but every single one of us at Two Fish Divers has been there too and never looked back.
Most dive professionals did something other than diving first and our team have backgrounds in chemistry and pharmaceuticals, law, marketing, corporate management, teaching and construction. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from, it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone and looking forward to where you are going – we did it and you can too!
Check out how some of our staff made the swap:
- Debs & Mark packed in their jobs in the wine industry/electrician to chase the dream of working in the dive industry and are now our managers in Lembeh,
- Dani & Anna, decided to swap lives in law/maths to live the “dream” by teaching/living in different places in the world, before finally ending up as our new managers in Nusa Lembongan.
Becoming a PADI Pro is a lot of fun, an equally challenging and rewarding experience and one that really does change your life. Join us in 2018 and make the change you have been dreaming of – it’s easier than you think!
How to Make it Happen
Whatever level you are at now, there is a next step to take.
- Already a Rescue Diver? You are ready to begin your path of PADI Pro diving development with the PADI Divemaster Course. This can be taken at any of our Two Fish Divers resorts and it’s your first step to becoming a PADI Pro.
- Already a PADI Divemaster? You are ready to embark on the IDC (Instructor Development Course), and we have a full calendar in 2018 that offers an IDC course almost every month.
- Not yet a diver? Open Water/Advanced Diver? If you know that this is the route you want to take you can join our Zero to Hero program and we’ll get you to where you want to be in the fastest and most cost effective way possible while ensuring thorough and comprehensive training every step of the way.
Where are you now? See below about how to become a PADI Pro and make your dreams a reality in 2018
Getting to Divemaster
Whether you are already a diver or yet to take your first breaths underwater, our Zero to Divemaster option is designed to get you on the track to becoming a PADI Pro. It’s an amazing experience and you’ll make incredible dives in any one of our 6 destinations in Indonesia. You’ll explore phenomenal dive sites, make friends that last a lifetime and fall in love with our underwater world.
You’ll become a confident and capable diver under the instruction of our professional team and because we understand that you are embarking on a career path you’ll be treated as part of our team. Unlike other dive shops we won’t use you as labour, we genuinely care about your development and we’ll integrate you into our operations as much as possible. We are always looking out for star quality and who knows? Maybe you could be joining our team in the future!
Zero to Divemaster option – EU5,000
This is for complete beginners. If you already have some diving certifications, let us know your current certification level and number of logged dives and we’ll get back to you with a tailored package and itinerary.
The program includes the following:
- PADI Open Water Course – 4 days
- PADI Advanced Open Water Course – 2 days
- PADI Rescue Diver Course & EFR (first aid course) – 4 days
- PADI Divemaster Course – 4 week internship
- Guaranteed: Complete the program with 60 logged dives
We run this program as an 8 week internship for EUR 5,000 which includes accommodation, courses, students manuals, certifications fees, diving, equipment rental and a lot of fun! If you are thinking that EUR 5,000 is a lot of money you are right – it is, but put in perspective it’s an incredibly cheap 2 months. No rent, no food bills, no living costs plus 8 weeks tuition and a life long professional qualification which is internationally recognised. We understand that for EUR 5,000 is a large sum so if you want to pay in instalments we are happy to help in whatever way we can – just let us know.
If you’d like to take it steady and extend this program for more than 8 weeks we can also be flexible and cater to your needs. Additional weeks are EUR 200 per person for diving plus accommodation.
Already a PADI Rescue Diver?
Become a PADI Pro and take your PADI Divemaster certification at any one of our amazing locations in Indonesia.
PADI Divemaster – Eu2,000
Our 4 week internship includes:
- PADI Divemaster Course – 4 week action and fun packed internship
- Guaranteed: Complete the program with minimum 60 logged dives
- Your first step on the PADI Pro career path
Already a Divemaster?
Once you are a Divemaster the next level is a PADI Instructor, and you need to take the PADI Instructor Course, commonly called an IDC (Instructor Development Course). This is run over 10 days, and we have a full calendar for 2018 with an IDC almost every month rotated over 4 of our locations – Bunaken, Amed, Gili Islands and Nusa Lembongan.
After successfully completing the IDC you need to attend an Instructor Exam (IE) run by PADI, and to make things easy its normally scheduled right after the IDC at a nearby location!
After this there is something called the Master Scuba Diver Trainer, MSDT for short. Its a short 2-3 day course run this after the IE, and it allows you to teach what are called speciality courses (Wreck Speciality, Deep Speciality, etc). We recommend this as its makes your more marketable afterwards and is a great addition to your CV.
Our Two Fish Divers IDC and MSDT program costs around EUR1,650. There are additional costs that cannot be avoided such as fees to PADI, and manuals & materials that add up to another Eu1,400. This means that or your IDC and MSDT training you are looking at a total of around EURO 3,059 (not including accommodation & food).
This seems a lot of money and we understand that. It’s an amount that we have all had to part with ourselves to get the qualifications we needed to live the lives we do. Is it really worth it? 100% YES. Would we pay it again? In a heart beat! The life as a diving professional can take you all over the world. You’ll see amazing places, live on islands other people only dream of visiting and you’ll meet people from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life. It just can’t get any better. It’s quite simply amazing and it’s yours for the taking.
Free Instructor Internship
After the MSDT we run an Instructor Internship for a minimum of 2 weeks. During this time you will teach your own courses under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors. A bit like getting your driving license – the first few courses on your own are very scary and having an experienced pair of hands to help out (if needed) and make suggestions is a great idea.
We don’t charge anything for this but you need to pay your own accommodation which is about EU20 per night. In some areas there are local home stays which are cheaper and we can help you to find somewhere within your budget.
We have an initial 2 week limit on Instructor Internships because we can only only offer longer to people who fit in with our team – team work in the dive centre is the most important thing, and we are happy to extend for up to 2 months for the right people but this is a decision we make when we have got to know you – and you us! Our internships are aimed at giving the right people experience in the dive industry and having had work experience you’ll find it easier to find long term positions in the future.
With your PADI Instructor qualifications and work experience on your CV the world will literally be your oyster – how cool is that!
We’d love to welcome you to our team so no matter what level of diver you are now get in touch and make your dreams become a reality in 2018 by becoming a PADI Professional – Come and join us, take the challenge and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. The rest of your life starts now!
Complete the contact form below and we’ll get right back to you. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!