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PADI IDC IN INDONESIA
We run PADI IDC programs in our IDC centres in Lembongan (Bali), Sanur (Bali), Amed (Bali), Bunaken (Manado) and Gili Air (Lombok). This means that you can do your IDC and dive in one of the best dive locations in Indonesia at the same time!!
PADI IDC & EFRI combo (14 days) IDR22,000,000
PADI IDC, EFRI & MSDT Prep IDR29,000,000
Includes pool training, open water training, classroom training, exclusive workshops, TECH diving intro, 100% pass rate on the instructor examinations, and O2 Provider and Marine Resource Management courses for free.
We are different
Our IDC’s are student driven and we build into your schedule one-on-one time with your Course Director, plenty of in-water and classroom based presentation practice time, mock exam practices, and we run small groups to ensure an enhanced learning experience – we have a 100% success rate for very good reasons!
WHY CHOOSE TWO FISH IDC?
As well as some of the best diving in Indonesia, we can also provide:
- Instructor Internships – fast-track to become an experienced instructor and get your first certs under the guidance of experienced instructors
- Job opportunities – with 7 dive centers we are very busy, and we regularly hire at all our locations and our IDC candidates get preference
- FREE equipment rental during the IDC, free WiFi, accommodation discount, and 3days of free diving (when available) before or after your IDC!!
- DISCOUNT – If you did your PADI Divemaster course with us then we’ll give you a 10% discount on our IDC, that’s a saving of at least IDR2,200,000!
- Extended Prep (optional) – Make sure you are ready! For a few of our IDCs we have added 7-14 days of Prep. It is purely optional, and is aimed to provide you with any extra experience that you may need as a DM before your IDC, such as helping as assistant on courses.
IMAGINE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR JOB EVERYDAY…
THAT’S WHAT PADI PROFESSIONALS DO!
YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!
PADI Instructors have varied and exciting jobs in beautiful, tropical dive locations around the world.
They work on dive boats, exotic island resorts and sail the world on liveaboards.
MEET YOUR COURSE DIRECTOR
Our Course Director is Restuning (also known as Unieng), the first & only female Indonesian Course Director.
Originally from Indonesia, she spent 2 years in Holland studying in university, obtaining a Master in Science, and then working as an Urban Designer in Amsterdam city for 2 years.
Diving has always been a passion, and she eventually decided to make the move back home and live her diving dream by becoming a dive instructor 12 years ago, at the same time becoming the very 1st PADI female Indonesian instructor in Bali!
Over the last 12 years she has dived all over Indonesia, is also a well-known yoga teacher trainer, and at one time even owned/managed her own small business in Amed, Bali. She speaks Indonesian, Dutch and English, and she got involved in IDCs 9 years ago.
Her bubbly personality and professionalism have helped make her become one of the most popular and respectable dive professionals in the area, and we are very proud to call her our Course Director and part of the Two Fish Divers team.
We hope that you can join us on one of our IDC’s!
PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
PADI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
The PADI Assistant Instructor course (AI) is 4-5 days long. This course doesn’t have to be taken together with the PADI IDC, and can be taken at any time during the year.
AI and the rest of the IDC Programme
Curious about teaching scuba diving? The PADI Assistant Instructor course (AI) is the first part of the full PADI Instructor Course (IDC). The second part of the PADI Instructor Course (IDC) is PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI). Taking both the Assistant Instructor course and Open Water Scuba Instructor course (plus the PADI Instructor Exam) leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The whole IDC takes almost three weeks, however if you don’t have time for the whole Instructor course, you can achieve the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) rating in just 4-5 days.
Advantages of AI Course
The AI Course is the most important practical part of the IDC as it is mainly concerned with your teaching skills for teaching PADI courses. Doing the AI Course outside the structure of the IDC gives you the flexibility to learn teaching skills over a longer period of time, without the rigid IDC timetable. The course takes 4-5-days and can be done as a stand-alone course or as an add-on to another course, for example the Divemaster Course / Internship.
Assistant Instructors can function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programs. It is therefore also a great way to get more teaching experience before attending your IDC.
The things you taught me last year during my DM/AI internship proved very valuable indeed. Especially the practical experience I got working in a real environment and with real students. This was a great asset during the IDC. Thank you for giving me such a solid foundation for my professional diving career!
Marnix Arnold, Dec 2008
As a PADI Assistant Instructor you will start learning the PADI System of diver education. It is a great way to gain experience and build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities. During the Assistant Instructor course you’ll learn through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations. In the water you’ll have a skill review and assessment, workshops, plus an in-water rescue assessment. In the classroom your Course Director will work with you to develop your skills to prepare and deliver various candidate presentations to improve your teaching skills.
Completion & Prerequisites
Qualifying as an AI allows you to progress on to the OWSI program and allows you to teach programs like the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, Project Aware and also conduct certain portions of the Open Water Diver Course.
Prerequisites for Assistant Instructor Course:
- PADI Divemaster with a minimum of 60 logged dives with Night, Deep and Navigation experience
- A valid Dive medical (within 12 months)
- Current EFR / CPR & 1st Aid training Certification (within the last 24 months)
- Minimum 18 years of age
PADI IDC IN INDONESIA
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is conducted over 12-14 days. Check out our schedule of IDC courses.
PADI IDC Structure
PADI IDC PREP-COURSE – 2 DAYS (OPTIONAL & FREE)
This is an optional course to prepare you for the IDC by covering the following:
- confined water skill sessions to practice the 24 skills from the PADI Divemaster course so you go into the IDC sharp
- dive theory workshops/presentations on topics including Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Decompression theory and Skills & Environment
PADI IDC Course – 14 days
The PADI IDC course contains the following:
- Classroom time for presentations about how to teach the PADI courses, and other important aspects of being a diving professional such as marketing and risk management.
- Classroom time to cover the General Standards exam
- Practice exams on all PADI courses and General Standards
- Confined water sessions and open water sessions – in-water teaching sessions that are all about handling students whilst teaching the PADI courses
A typical day of the IDC looks like:
- Get yourself a cup of coffee, tea or water and bring it to the classroom.
- Classroom time for some presentations from the Course Director.
- Classroom time for you to present some presentations to the class – scary at first!!
- Wet time – every day you will go in the water for either a confined water or open water
teaching session. You get to role play with the rest of the candidates and rotate
around being Instructor, Divemaster or student.
Exclusive Two Fish Workshops
Additional teaching workshops during the 14-day IDC include:
- Control Workshop (both surface and underwater) – preparing CESA lines or surface support stations, and teaching the Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent safely
- Enriched Air/Nitrox workshop
- Project Aware workshop
- Risk Management workshop
- Location-specific workshops:
- Lembongan – Manta Ray Workshop
- Amed – TEC Workshop
- Sanur/Manado – Shark Awareness Workshop
These workshops are NOT standard IDC practice.They are additional workshops added into Two Fish Divers IDC Programme that will give you more experience on teaching skills safely and efficiently.
Our overall objective is to teach you how to be a GREAT PADI Instructor.
Passing the IE is a secondary objective, it is NOT the primary objective, and this is what makes us different from other IDC courses. We believe that if you teach IDC students how to be GREAT instructors, then the IE is just a formality.
We run IDC programs in our different locations Bunaken (Manado), Amed (Bali), Lembongan (Bali) and Gili Air (Lombok). View the latest IDC Schedule
MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER PREP
The Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep course is over 3 days and can be taken at the end of the IDC/IE or at any time during the year.
The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. When your students wish to continue their training towards Master Scuba Diver level, you will be the instructor who can get them there, as you will be able teach 5 additional Speciality Courses as well as all other PADI courses.
Why MSDT Rating?
Many dive operators prefer to employ instructors with MSDT rating, as the rating shows proficiency in teaching at least 5 Speciality Courses as well as 25 Open Water Certifications. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.
The MSDT Prep is a very practical program, and over the 3 days you will get training in 5 instructor specialty courses.
For each speciality, you will watch the professional DVD, this gives you the objective of the course and tips on how to teach it. There are some knowledge reviews to be done, and the Course Director will take you through some training exercises on land, before practicing on 1 or 2 dives.
Please select five Specialty Instructor Courses from the following list.
- Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
- Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor
- Enriched Air/Nitrox Specialty Instructor (**)
- Digital Under Water Photography Specialty Instructor
- Drift Diver Specialty Instructor
- Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
- Fish ID Specialty instructor
- Navigation Specialty Instructor
- Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor
- Multi-Level Specialty Instructor
- Sidemount Diver Specialty Instructor (***)
- Night Diver Specialty Instructor
- Boat Specialty Instructor
** You must hold user level certification before training for teaching these specialties
*** Please contact us for more information about becoming a Sidemount instructor
More specialty ratings available, please contact us for more information
This is run in our locations in Bunaken, Amed, Lembongan, Gili Air and South Lombok after our IDC. Fast-track to become an experienced instructor and get your first certs with the help and guidance of our experienced instructors.
Our Instructor Internship is split into 3 parts.
- Part 1 – with our PADI IDC Program over 12/13 days
- Part 2 – with our PADI MSDT Course over 3 days
- Part 3 – 2-4 weeks in either Bunaken, Amed, Lembongan or Gili Air, conducting dive courses under the supervision of our own experienced instructors. Note: we will decide where Part 3 of the internship is going to be based on student / course number and bookings
Our Instructor Internship will give you invaluable teaching experience, and you will complete your internship as an experienced instructor, making it much easier to find a full-time instructor job!
You will also get teaching experience in some of the best dive locations in Indonesia!
More Info about Instructor Internships
Many dive operations use the term ‘Internships’ loosely, and it may have different meanings from one center to another.
In some operations, internships are offered where the dive center provides the courses for free and then the candidates will work for free in order to pay back the cost of the course. It seems like a great deal to the students, but in reality the students do not get as much benefit or attention as they should. Some examples of such instructor experiences:
- Dive centers will teach intern courses when they have spare time when they feel like it
- Intern students are not a priority for the dive operation
- Very little attention is given to structure and scheduling for interns
- Interns get the jobs to do that other staff members do not want to do, eg. carrying and loading tanks, loading boats, sweeping floors, cleaning wash tanks or boat toilets
- In most cases, intern students get frustrated because their courses are not structured and organized, and when they want to leave the dive operation will demand that they pay them for the full price of the normal course package anyway
We do not this type of internship at Two Fish Divers for several good reasons. In our opinion, the Instructor course is a professional level in diving. Instructors should be treated with respect as future professional dive leaders, this is why it’s even more important that they are part of a professional organized Instructor Internship programme focused on their candidates and their training. This helps to shape future dive leaders as well as instructors.
At Two Fish Divers we try and achieve this with all our Instructor Internships. We do not offer “work off free courses”, but our Instructor Internship offers the candidates an opportunity to gain teaching experience under supervision and with professional guidance after their IDC.
IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR
The IDC Staff Instructor course is run over 12 days, and is conducted in conjunction with every IDC program.
COMPLETION & PREREQUISITES
In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor, as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you will also be able to independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses, and assist PADI Course Directors in conducting IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education programmes.
You need to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Emergency First Response Instructor before you can begin IDCS Course.
We make a charge if you are already a PADI IDC Staff Instructor needing more staffing credits. However we will not charge this fee if you bring a candidate to an IDC which you staff.
WHY TWO FISH DIVERS
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION
Our IDCs are run over our locations in Bunaken (Manado), Amed (Bali), Nusa Lembongan (Bali) and Gili Air (Lombok). No other dive centre can offer you all of these fantastic locations!
TROPICAL ISLAND LOCATIONS
All of our locations are based on tropical-island dive resorts in Indonesia with world-class diving right on your doorstep – the world-famous reefs of Bunaken, the muck diving magic of Lembeh Straits, the mantas and mola molas of Nusa Lembongan, the world-famous sites near Amed such as Tulamben & the Liberty shipwreck, the schooling hammerheads of South Lombok, and the sites of Gili Air that are famous for their turtle mania.
FREE EQUIPMENT & FREE FUN DIVING
All our IDC candidates can enjoy free equipment rental during the IDC, accommodation discount, and 3days of free diving (when available) before or after your IDC!!
INTERNSHIPS & JOBS
We provide Instructor Internships after your IDC, and with 7 dive centers we are very busy, and we regularly hire at all our locations and our IDC candidates get preference.
SMALL NUMBERS OF CANDIDATES
We don’t like crowds, so we aim to have small class sizes on each IDC, giving you more attention from your course director and more chances to help in the dive center and get real-life experience.
INSTRUCTOR COURSE DISCOUNT
If you did your PADI Divemaster course with us we’ll give you a 10% discount on our IDC, that’s a saving of at least IDR2,200,000!
EXTENDED PREP (OPTIONAL)
Make sure you are ready! For a few of our IDCs we have added 7-14 days of Prep, and it is purely optional.
We find that frequently candidates have not had much experience with helping on courses as a DM and so we are offering this Extended Prep to help provide this experience. It is run by Restuning, our Indonesian Master Instructor and IDC Manager, and she will also help with anything else that is needed to get you ready (need any skills brushing up?).
NEED MORE REASONS?
- Accommodation can be organised for you, IDR200,000 to IDR750,000/nt
- Wi-Fi available for free at all our dive centers/resorts
- Airport transfers can be arranged (pickup and drop)
- 100% pass rate on the instructor examinations
- Exclusive O2 Provider and Marine Resource Management courses
- TEC intro – explore twin-sets and Sidemount systems in Amed
What they said
It was fantastic to be on the other side and help these divers learn new skills or even better, be there during their first ever dive!
It has helped me to learn key leadership skills that I will use in the future for working in diving, but also in any other job I have.
I am very grateful to be able to experience and contribute a little bit to such a journey with very professional and patient instructors!
It is exhausting and responsibly, but at the same time very exciting!
I feel like a sponge, who wants to absorb everything…
If you have ever thought of becoming a divemaster and have hesitated, don’t. Yes, it is challenging but it is rewarding. If I can do in as I approach 60, so can you?
I’m amazed at how much I’ve learnt over the last two weeks. My confidence in both diving and dive theory has improved incredibly, and I can definitely see myself working within the diving industry.
Now I must get back to island life and enjoy the sunset with my toes in the water, bum in sand and beer in the hand!!!
INSTRUCTOR COURSE PRICES IN INDONESIA
YOU GET 10% OFF COURSE PRICES IF YOU DID YOUR DM WITH US!
|Assistant Instructor (4/5days)||IDR7,500,000|
|Extended IDC Prep (optional, 1-2 weeks)||IDR1,600,000 per week|
|EFRI (2 days)||IDR4,125,000|
|IDC & EFRI (14 days)||IDR22,000,000|
Doing your IDC with us
|IDR1,650,000 per Specialty|
MSDT Prep with 5 Specialities
Not doing your IDC with us
|IDR2,475,000 per Specialty|
MSDT Prep with 5 Specialities
IDC, EFRI & MSDT Prep
+ FREE Instructor Internship
(minimum 2 weeks,
location based on student numbers)
|IDC Staff (12days)||IDR7,500,000|
|Staffing an IDC|
FREE if you bring a candidate
for the IDC that you are staffing
WHATS INCLUDED ON THE IDC COURSE
All our IDCs include pool training, open water training, classroom training, exclusive workshops, TECH diving intro, 100% pass rate on the instructor examinations, and O2 Provider and Marine Resource Management courses for free. You also get free equipment rental during the IDC, free WiFi, free airport transfers, accommodation discount, and 3days of free diving (when available) before or after your IDC!!
EXTRA’S TO ADD FOR IDC COURSE
The following are payable when you are here:
Balance of IDC (and EFRI if applicable)
Manuals & Materials – you can bring your own, or we can supply these for you
Accommodation, transfers for your IE, etc
The following are 2019 fees paid directly via credit card to PADI:
IDC Application – Aus$267
Instructor Exam – Aus$930
EFRI Application – Aus$184
Specialty Instructor Application – Aus$106/Specialty
HOW IT ALL FITS TOGETHER
The foundation of PADI instructor development is the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). The program consists of two parts — the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Combining the three-day AI course and the four-day OWSI program into a continuous program makes up a seven day IDC.
Successfully completing an AI course allows instructor candidates to earn the PADI Assistant Instructor rating which authorizes them to function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programs. AI course completion also qualifies candidates to participate in an OWSI program.
OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
Successfully completing the OWSI program (or an entire IDC) makes candidates eligible to participate in a PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
The IE is a completely evaluative program that tests the instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, attitude and professionalism. Instructor candidates become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors only after successfully completing an IE.
PADI IEs are standardized, objective evaluations conducted by Instructor Examiners representing one of PADI’s international offices.
LIFE AFTER IE
Once you are an instructor your training does not stop there. Various instructor-level continuing education courses are offered, these include Specialty Instructor training courses, Tec Deep Instructor training (TEC) courses, and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).
Each IDC Programme is followed by the optional PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course (MSDT) over 3-4 days. See above for full details.
IDC Staff Instructor Courses train qualified Master Scuba Diver Trainers to conduct AI Courses and IDCs. These are conducted in conjunction with every IDC program.
CLICK ON THE E-LEARNING BANNER ABOVE TO START RIGHT NOW
Amazing. Loved the flexibility of learning at my own pace.
Excellent material. Never thought it would be such a convenient way of learning.
Part of the IDC can be done on-line with eLearning. If you complete this eLearning then you do not have to attend the 2-day IDC Presentations
Getting familiar with materials and the course outline before you start the IDC. You can participate on the On-Line presentations at your own time whenever, and wherever you want
You can start the eLearning once you have got yourself the IDC crew pack. Just click on the PADI eLearning banner above to get started!
Be sure to use the link above, as it will take you to our page on PADI website, and once you are registered we can record and monitor your progress and help with any questions that you may have
It costs US$320 to register for the IDC eLearning, BUT you will save 2 days on the IDC to have FREE fun diving (don’t have to attend the IDC Presentations), AND we’ll give you €100 discount on the price of the IDC