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THOSE WHO KNOW, DO. THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND, TEACH. – Aristotle

Just say no to the cubicle and enjoy life under the sun as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! If you are interested in a career change, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) will allow you to share your passion for the ocean with others while doing what you love. Becoming a PADI instructor is not only about passing the instructor examination and achieving the certification. For this reason, our goal is to guide you through the IDC developing abilities, dive skills, knowledge and giving you teaching confidence that will accompany you from the very first student you will teach. At Blue Marlin, we know how important this is for your future students and your career as a PADI INSTRUCTOR.

Our monthly IDC’s take place at Blue Marlin Gili Air and Blue Marlin Komodo during a 15-day program (12-day IDC & EFRI) plus an additional – optional, but highly recommended – free of charge preparation program before every IDC start. We guarantee a 100% pass rate and a memorable IDC inclusive of valuable extras such as PADI Basic Freediving Course and the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course.

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.  Jacques Cousteau

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

WHY BLUE MARLIN?

EXPERIENCED COURSE DIRECTOR

From the cold water of the Mediterranean to the currents of the Maldives, PADI Course Director Matt Fieschi integrates his experiences by explaining theory with real world situations.

MODERN FACILITIES

Air-conditioned classrooms with up-to-date materials, visual aids, DVD player, interactive teaching aids and dedicated training pools set the stage for learning.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Let Blue Marlin provide you with all the information needed regarding visas and travel to Indonesia prior to your arrival, allowing you to focus on what’s important.

Divemaster gets ready for current check

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Our course director can translate from the course’s standard English into 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

COURSE EXTRAS

In addition to the standard IDC program, we’ll throw in the PADI Basic Freediving Course and PADI Oxygen Provider Instructor Specialty (a value of over USD 350).

MSDT PREP LIVEABOARD

After the IDC program, make yourself more employable by learning how to teach five different specialities while cruising on a liveaboard in Komodo National Park.

A divemaster prepares to do a current check.

UNLIMITED DIVING

During your course, enjoy unlimited diving on our day boats. We find that most divers log anywhere between 60-100 dives during their time with us.

POOL ACCESS

With plenty of skills to master, hop in the pool during down time to work on mastering your skills. Practice makes perfect!

GEAR DISCOUNTS

As a DMC, enjoy 15% off all AquaLung gear and 10% off all future diving at any Blue Marlin.

TSHIRTS & WIFI

Enjoy free access to Blue Marlin’s WiFi (hey, it will be your home base for a few weeks!) and join the team with 2 free t-shirts. 

INSTRUCTOR FEES

Learn from the best. Blue Marlin’s team of award-winning instructors teach all courses in multiple languages. 

SPECIALISED MATERIALS

Enjoy Blue Marlin’s very own divemaster package with an addendum about diving the Gilis, skill circuit videos and reference libraries.

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What Gili Air Komodo
IDC + EFRI USD 1,200  USD 1,200
MSDT Prep USD 550 USD 700*
IDC + EFRI + MSDT Prep USD 1,500 USD 1,750*

*MSDT Prep Program in Komodo includes a 4-day MSDT-liveboard aboard Ikan Biru in Komodo National Park

Not inclusive of learning materials, approx. USD 750

Not inclusive of PADI Fees, approx. AUD 1300 (to pay directly to PADI)

What Should You Expect?

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PRE-IDC PREP

Whether you’ve just finished your Divemaster course or haven’t been around dive centres for a while, it‘s always good to revise topics that will be covered during the IDC. For this reason, during this preparation day, we will go through all the subjects you need to review in order to have the best start possible. Moreover, our course director will be able to evaluate your knowledge and dive skills in a stress-free environment and can advise on your personal focus points for the course.

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MOCK INSTRUCTOR EXAMINATION

In addition to the standard IDC, we will ensure that all candidates are fully prepared for their Instructor Examination by holding a Mock I.E. In this two-day simulation, learn exactly what to expect, find your personal focus areas and shake off some nerves.

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THE INSTRUCTOR EXAMINATION

The IDC culminates in the Instructor Examination (IE): a two-day evaluative program that tests each instructor candidate’s teaching abilities, comprehension of dive theory, skill demonstration quality, understanding of the PADI System as well as both attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardised and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. We offer our IDC as a 100% GUARANTEED PASS. This means that if you do not pass the exam, we’ll offer your subsequent IDC at no additional charge.

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