Are you bored of the office? Do you dream of every diving holiday being more than just a holiday? Is it time to start doing what you really love?
Becoming a PADI Instructor not only means a new career, but it can also lead to a life of travel, adventure and so much more. To find out more about what’s involved and how to get started, read on!
What is the PADI IDC?
IDC stands for Instructor Development Course and it is made up of two parts; Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor. Most candidates take both sections together followed by sitting a PADI Instructor Exam to become fully-fledged PADI Instructors.
You need to be a PADI certified Divemaster who has been a certified diver for at least 6 months and meets the following requirements;
- have 100 logged dives before the Instructor Exams,
- completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months (if yours is out of date, you can take a refresh with us during your IDC)
- have a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months (we can send you the medical form to take to your Doctor in advance)
- Be a current EFR Instructor (this will take part during your IDC)
Is becoming a PADI Diving Instructor the right career choice for me?
If you like people, love diving, have a passion for travel and a thirst for adventure then YES!
Becoming a PADI Diving Instructor not only allows you to teach diving and share your passion, it enables you to make real differences to people’s lives.
You’ll teach nervous beginners and give them confidence, you’ll teach teenagers and show them the value of responsibility, you’ll dive with people of all nationalities and ages, from all walks of life and you’ll give them one common gift – the gift of diving and a passion for the underwater world.
For most active divers, diving is more than a holiday activity, it’s a passion and, for many, a way of life. You’ll be giving this gift to each and every one of your students. Think back to your own recreational scuba diving instructors – they must have been inspiring for you to be thinking about following in their footsteps!
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought after dive professionals in the industry and your Instructor certification is your ticket to adventure. You’ll be able to apply for jobs in your own neighbourhood or on the other side of the planet – the world really will be your oyster.
What will I learn during the IDC?
The IDC teaches you how to conduct all core PADI Courses from Open Water Diver through to Divemaster. You’ll learn the PADI Standards and Procedures and how to find the information you need in the PADI Instructor Manual. You’ll also review:
- PADI Learning, Instruction, and the PADI System
- Risk Management and Diver Safety
- The Business of Diving and your role as a PADI Diving Instructor
- Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
In addition to studying these key topics you’ll be reviewing your in-water skill demonstrations and learning how to deliver clear presentations for Confined Water and Open Water dives as well as for Knowledge Development presentations. Your public speaking skills will improve, your confidence will grow and your in-water skills will become perfectly honed.
What about the Instructor Exam?
The Instructor Exams are your chance to shine and show the examiners everything you have learned during the IDC – it’s just a matter of staying calm and remembering that you know everything, relaxing and enjoying the experience.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes, the IDC is not just a learning experience – it’s a lifestyle decision! You’ll also make friends for life with your fellow candidates as you take this leap into a new career and new life together. It’s an experience you won’t forget – and it’s just the beginning.
Why Take My PADI IDC in Indonesia?
Indonesia is considered by divers and the dive industry as offering some of the best scuba diving in the world – and we agree! You’ll be able to experience a host of different conditions, and you’ll see some of the most sought after marine life species on earth – from Manta rays, mola and whale sharks through to the smallest of macro critters and bizarre bottom dwellers, Indonesia has it all.
Indonesia is also one of the diving industry’s biggest producers of PADI certifications, and lots of student divers mean that there is a high demand for PADI Instructors. When dive centers and dive resorts are recruiting new staff, they will almost always give preference to applicants who already have experience in Indonesia so not only are you going to enjoy fantastic diving and excellent training, you are also paving the way into working in one of the most highly regarded countries in the diving industry.
Why Take My PADI IDC with Two Fish Divers?
Two Fish Divers are the ONLY dive operator to have dive centers and resorts in 7 locations in Indonesia (Bali: Amed, Sanur and Nusa Lembongan Island, Lombok: Sekotong and Gili Air Island, North Sulawesi: Lembeh and Bunaken Island). This means that you can choose your location according to what you want to see and where you see yourself fitting best, you can also travel around from location to location so you don’t need to choose – you can experience so much more!!
With seven dive resorts to staff we are always on the lookout for new talent, so you never know – after your IDC you could be joining our team. Our multiple locations offer a lot of flexibility and we also offer Instructor Internships which are not available elsewhere in Indonesia – once you have completed your IDC, stay on and learn what it’s like working is a busy, reputable dive shop in “real life”. This is an experience which you can also add to your CV – having proven working history in the industry will put you at the top of the pack when it comes to applying for a permanent instructor position in Indonesia or anywhere else in the world!
More than just an IDC…..
At Two Fish Divers, you won’t just pass your exams with us – we are passionate about developing the best instructors in Indonesia. You” learn from our experienced team and Course Director, you’ll explore some of Indonesia’s best dive sites and you’ll learn how to be the best instructor that you can be. You’ll leave us feeling capable and confident and ready to take on the world as a PADI Diving Instructor!
Change Your Tomorrow, TODAY
So are you ready to change your life and start on an exciting adventure? Are you ready to become a PADI Diving Instructor in Indonesia? For more information about taking the PADI IDC with us, or an instructor internship, fill in the contact form below and we’ll get right back to you. This is the start of a new beginning and we are looking forward to meeting you soon!