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PADI IDC Gili Islands: Scuba Dive Instructor Training Course Gili Air

Are you already a divemaster and you like to teach people to become scuba divers?

Come and join the PADI IDC Gili Islands (Instructor Development Course) at our 5 star IDC Dive Resort and become a PADI scuba dive instructor in Indonesia.

Imagine working in stunning, tropical dive locations around the world, working on dive boats or on exotic islands, like the Gili Islands in Indonesia, and introducing the amazing aquatic world to others.
Teaching scuba diving gives you the opportunity to share your love of the underwater world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

Looking forward to your job every day. That is what PADI dive instructors do!

Our Career Development Center and IDC Gili Islands give you the perfect location and conditions to successfully accomplish the PADI Instructor Scuba Diving Training Course (PADI IDC) and IE (Instructor Examination). Our PADI IDC You-Tube channel shows you all  our facilities and how we conduct PADI Instructor Courses.

During the Instructor Training you will enjoy the tropical island atmosphere of Gili Air. The island is easily reached from Bali, Lombok or other parts of Indonesia. Without any cars or motor bikes, with plenty of bars and restaurants to hang out, it is the perfect spot to do your dive instructor course and to start your career as a dive instructor.

During your stay on Gili Air, you will experience beautiful diving, right on your doorstep.

PADI IDC Schedule Gili Islands

July IDC 2023Gili Islands, Indonesia
19 July – 07 August 2023PADI IDC
08 – 09 August 2023IE
August IDC 2023Gili Islands, Indonesia
16 August – 04 September 2023PADI IDC
05 – 06 September 2023IE
October IDC 2023Gili Islands, Indonesia
11 – 30 October 2023PADI IDC
31 October – 01 Novemver 2023IE
November IDC 2023Gili Islands, Indonesia
15 November – 04 December 2023PADI IDC
05 – 06 December 2023IE
January IDC 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
10 – 29 JanuaryPADI IDC
30 – 31 JanuaryIE
February/March IDC 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
14 February – 04 MarchPADI IDC
05 – 06 MarchIE
March/April 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
20 March – 8 AprilPADI IDC
09 – 10 AprilIE
April/May 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
17 April – 06 MayPADI IDC
07 – 08 MayIE
May/June 2024Gili Islands, indonesia
14 May – 03 JunePADI IDC
04 – 05 JuneIE
July/August 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
17 July – 05 AugustPADI IDC
06 – 07 AugustIE
August/September 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
21 August – 09 SeptemberPADI IDC
10 – 11 SeptemberIE
October/November 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
16 October – 04 NovemberPADI IDC
05 – 06 NovemberIE
November/December 2024Gili Islands, Indonesia
20 November – 09 DecemberPADI IDC
10 – 11 DecemberIE

PADI Instructor Development Course at Gili Air

The PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) at our dive center will be taught in a small group of students, so you will get a lot of attention from your Course Director Sander Buis, and our team of PADI IDC staff instructors.

We offer 9 PADI IDC’s in 2024. The IDC’s are taught by the PADI Course Director. The PADI IDC Gili Islands takes 20 days. And even if your are not a native English speaking person, don’t worry! The course director is covering English, Dutch, German and Indonesian. 

Prerequisites for the PADI IDC Gili Islands:

  • Have all the required materials
  • The PADI IDC candidates should have a Dive Leader certification: PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization who is either an instructor member in good standing, or a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification
  • 60 logged dives to start the Dive Instructor Traing Course. 100 logged dives at the Instructor Examination (IE)
  • Documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
  • Be 18 years old
  • Have Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
  • Be a Certified diver for six months before starting the PADI IDC
  • Show proof of EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 2 years.
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
  • Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level.

How to start?

There are a few different options for you how to start your PADI instructor course here at Gili Air online. 

After we received your deposit for the PADI Instructor Develoment Course, you will receive by email your PADI Instructor Development Course Digital Crewpack. When you are logged in you will find all kind of information. 

Best part of the PADI eLearning is, you can choose almost every language in the world. So if English is not your native language and you like to read the information in your own language, it is possible!

The best way to start your PADI IDC is to start reading the topics under the tab “IDC eLearning”. Before the PADI IDC starts you should have finished all the eLearning. The topics of the eLearning are:

If you like to brush your dive theory you will find in the main menu the tab “Diving Knowledge Workbook eLearning”. You can practice the 5 topics of the dive theory exam.

Another way to start your PADI IDC is to start with the PADI Dive Theory Online

As part of the Instructor Course you are required to take 5 dive theory exams. For a relaxing PADI IDC we recommend to study the dive theory before you arrive on the Gili Islands in Indonesia.

How can you do this? You can use the Diving Knowledge Workbook eLearning and Encylopedia of Recreational Diving, but the Dive Theory online is a great way to do it as well.

Each online section consists of multi-media instructional sections followed by study questions. End-of-section assessments verify eLearner mastery of each of the following:

  • The Physics of Diving
  • The Physiology of Diving
  • Diving Equipment
  • Decompression Theory and the Recreational Dive Planner
  • Diving Skills and Environment

Have a look at the online parts of the PADI Instructor Course!

PADI Instructor Course pricing

  • Duration: 20 days

  • Dives: Free diving 1 weeks prior IDC

  • Price: €1200,-*

  • PADI IDC Crewpack: €650,-

  • EFR Instructor Fee: A$ 215

  • IDC Application: A$ 312

  • IE Fee: A$ 1055

*Included in the price EFRI, excluded PADI materials and PADI fees

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