Are you stuck in a rut? Do you want to change your life and have a job that you love? Are you dreaming of a life that involves travel, tropical beaches and meeting new people? If you answer yes to any of these questions, it’s time to take a look at how to become a diving instructor!
As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (that’s the full name of the certification) you’ll be able to work any where on the planet doing something that you love – diving!
As a quick reminder, the PADI courses work like building blocks, you need to take them in order from Open Water Diver through to Instructor. Where are you in this process? Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster or Assistant Instructor?
If you are Open Water, Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver click here and find out more about our awesome Divemaster Internships – this is the start of an amazing adventure of fun and scuba!
Two Fish Instructor Development Courses
If you are already a PADI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor you are ready to jump in to a PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course). Our IDC’s run throughout the year at our resorts in Amed and Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Bunaken in North Sulawesi and Gili Air in Lombok. The programs are taught by our Course Director (that’s the highest level of PADI Instructor possible) so you can rest assured of the highest quality training.
Our IDC is a 14-day long program and covers the Assistant Instructor, Open Water SCUBA Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor and Care for Children Instructor Courses – all of which are required for you to complete. It’s a challenging but rewarding program and a lot of fun too!
Once you have completed the IDC you’ll be able to take the PADI Instructor Exams. We schedule our IDC’s with when the exams are being held so you don’t have any unnecessary waiting around. Once you passed your exams you’ll be able to teach the full range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water for beginners through to PADI Divemasters – how cool is that?
Two Fish Instructor Internships
For all newly certified Instructors we highly recommend our unique Instructor Internship program which allows you to gain experience in “real life” teaching and it means you’ll have invaluable teaching experience and certifications to add to your CV. We recommend internship periods of 2 – 4 months to enable you to gain experience in teaching the full range of courses. Remember the first time you drove a car on your own after passing your test? That’s a little bit like when you become a diving instructor – you know what to do but it can still be a little frightening!
During your diving Instructor Internship you’ll have the support of our experienced instructors to give you the guidance and support to get you up and running and confidently teaching PADI courses. We cannot stress how important this is – we offer this internship because we’ve been there ourselves!!
We do NOT charge for this – it’s completely free and you just pay for your room and board. You’ll also be making months of incredible diving – for free!
To find out more and kick start your career in diving fill in the contact form below and we’ll get right back to you!