Becoming a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive is an extremely rewarding experience, but where do you start?
Life as a PADI Professional
As a PADI professional you will be a mentor to all up and coming divers, sharing your experiences and assisting with their knowledge and training. The PADI Divemaster is a professional dive guide that can conduct and organize dive excursions, scuba reviews and assist with the entire range of PADI recreational programs. A PADI Scuba Diving Instructor can conduct the entire range of non-specialty recreational dive programs taking new divers through their entry level training and beyond to any further education courses they wish to take.
Life as a PADI Professional can be extremely rewarding and successful, often gaining the respect of new divers from all over the world whilst having fun and constantly making new friends.
How to become a PADI professional
At Trawangan Dive it is possible to take all of the PADI programs up to divemaster consecutively. New divers will start with the Open Water Diver Course, which usually lasts for three days and teaches people the basic diving knowledge and skills which will be assessed both in the training pool and in the ocean. The Advanced Open Water Diver program is the next step and allows divers to choose 5 Adventure Dives allowing them to specialize in areas of interest. Once an Advanced Diver it is possible to move directly on to take the PADI Rescue Diver Course which teaches dives about rescue techniques in and out of the water. The Rescue Diver is also the prerequisite for The PADI Divemaster, although before starting the course divers will need to accumulate and log 40 dives.
Most people spend between 3 and 5 weeks taking the PADI Divemaster qualification and during the course will take part in a variety of Knowledge Development Sessions, Water Skill Exercises, Divemaster Workshops and hands on practical assessments. Participants will develop the necessary role model and leadership skills necessary to lead, organize and direct a range of PADI programs including the scuba review and the Discover Local Diving programs. During the course participants will also learn about the role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster, Diver safety and risk management, Business of diving and your career and Awareness of the dive environment and will gain exposure to Dive setup and management, Mapping an open water site, Conducting dive briefings, Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive.
Once a certified PADI Divemaster with 100 dives you will be eligible to enroll on the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) which will transform PADI Divemaster’s into PADI Instructors. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) teaches you everything you will need to know about teaching the PADI education system. Our award winning Platinum PADI Course Director has worked in a variety of dive related jobs in a range of places around the globe and know firsthand what to expect from the industry and of course what the industry will expect from new instructors.
The PADI IDC Indonesia at Trawangan Dive is conducted over 11 days and candidates are strongly suggested to arrive a minimum of 4 days in advance to take advantage of the pre IDC preparation workshops and some free fun diving. To see previous student in action check out the Gili Islands PADI IDC photos and for more information contact our PADI GoPro team directly