PADI IDC Gili Islands in Indonesia offers Scuba Diving Instructor Training during a PADI dive Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) of 12 days. PADI Course Directors, Joeri van Hal, Giny Pinto, Sander Buis and Alina Conroy don't just teach you how to pass the PADI Instructor Development Course; they wants you to become a capable and confident instructor!
If English isn't your native speaking language; don't worry! The course directors are covering the following languages: English, Dutch, French, Spanish and German. We have even Japanese, Chinese and Turkish speaking PADI IDC staff instructor on side.
Our PADI IDC dive resort on Gili Air in Indonesia offers fantastic internship packages to get you diving like a pro in no time! Asia is one of the top dive destinations in the world! Why do not you give it a go?
Our Multi Award Winning IDC internship packages are your perfect opportunity to change your life. Follow your dreams and become a professional PADI Divemaster or even a PADI Dive Instructor.
What makes our instructor courses different? Our IDC is based on realistic teaching techniques. Our Course Directors will give you proven methodes how to teach all over the world. We are keeping the numbers of the IDC candidates low, so that everyone IDC candidate get his/her personal attention. It is not about the quantity but about the quality!
Take the plunge, become an Instructor or a Divemaster in no time with our multi award-winning Course Directors and teach anywhere in the world.
Our 5 star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Resort and Course Directors Sander Buis, Joeri van Hal, Giny Pinto, Ding Lee, Pierre Gruter and Alina Conroy welcome you to the Gili Islands IDCs and Divemaster Internships in Indonesia! Together they have a sixty years' worth of real-life diving experience across the world, equipping them with extensive knowledge that they pass on to their students.
The IDC and Divemaster training will be conducted at here on Gili Air. Our high class facilities make sure you will get the best out of your course. The instructor course takes in totally 14 days (12 days IDC and 2 days EFRI). Before the IDC starts there is a 5 days of FREE Instructor Preparation Course. We will brush your diving knowledge and theoretical knowledge till instructor level.
To feel relax; to absorb the IDC information is an easy way, the facilities are also important. We have a special designed classroom for only IDCs. Our two classrooms have air con, huge tv, a relax area, coffee corner and free wifi. During the instructor course you will spend a lot of time in the classroom. It is a must for you to have your own space for your materials to get the best out of your dive instructor training.
Our two swimming pools is specially made for scuba diving. It is perfect for teaching and conducting IDCs. The pools are 25 meter tall pools and has enough space to conducts IDCs in an easy and relaxing way.
Gili Air is a true paradise with easy, stunning dive sites only a short boat ride away and offers a perfect mix of tranquility and enough bars, restaurants and accommodation to choose from. Best part of Gili Air is that there is no motorized treansport on the islands. Transport is only by walking, bike or horse cart.
New Divemaster scholarship
We are happy to announce a divemaster scholarship for Indonisian high-school and college students. The scholarship is a 6 months program where we teach them to become a divemaster with environmental awareness and knowledlege.
PADI IDC Course Directors at PADI IDC Gili Air
Elite Gold PADI Course Director Joeri van Hal
Course Director Joeri Van Hal is a passionate diver since 2010. After getting certified as an Open Water Diver on Gili Trawangan he got hooked and decided to make a career out of his new found hobby. He completed his dive education from Advanced Open Water all the way up to dive instructor at our PADI Career Development Center. Five years and 2000 dives later he started living his ultimate dream; working as a Course Director and Specialty Instructor Trainer at Your-IDC.
After a short break from the Gili Islands, while he was gaining some teaching experience in Thailand and diving the great barrier reef in Australia, he realised that he missed his little island he called home and came back to Gili Air. Joeri loves 'muck diving'. The search for all those little critters is what drives a lot of dive professionals around these parts. Combine this with some of the most spectacular divesites in the world, where you can find a huge variety of coral and the occasional pelagics swimming past, and you have a good image of Joeri's office.
Besides recreational diving and teaching, Joeri made his first steps in Technical Diving, a path he wants to explore more in his time in between PADI IDC Gili. It enhances the knowledge of dive theory and gives an even better understanding about dive planning and risk management.
As a Padi Course Director, Joeri is a patient and calm person, who strongly believes that control over students is very important. Thats why during Instructor Courses (IDC Gili) he organizes a lot of workshops where he shows his candidates different ways of keeping student divers safe, while having fun in the meanwhile!
Professonal dive training with Elite Platinum PADI Course Director Giny Pinto
Giny Pinto fell in love with the Toggian Islands underwater world in the late 90s during one of her solo traveling trips in Indonesia and through the years she had fallen in love with many other underwater wonders. She learnt to perfect her skills as a recreational diver and started her career as a Divemaster in Koh Tao, Thailand.
After a year of guiding and many Scuba Reviews, the seed of teaching had grown and she was ready to enroll in the Instructor Development Course (IDC) lead by Mark Soworka in 2002. This truly changed her life as she started her extensive teaching career which took her into a journey of discoveries: Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia.
She has been working in highly professional dive schools in the Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia for the most part of the last 10 years.
She met her to be mentor Sander Buis in 2005, who after a few years of collaboration with his instructor training center in Gili Air guided her through the Course Director program and helped her to reach her goals in March 2016 in teaching and training professionals in possibly the best industry in the world! She has been part of the creation of Your-IDC.com and offers instructor training (PADI IDC) in English, French and Spanish.
Scuba diving with Silver CD Sander Buis in Gili Air
Course Director Sander Buis started diving in 2003. Having over 3500 dives, he is still loving it. Sander loves all kinds of diving, the shallow water dives with the most beautiful colors, the muck diving with all the little creatures and of course sidemount diving, the perfect harmony between diving and buoyancy.
After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor and gaining experience at different places all over the world Indonesia, Netherlands Antilles, Mexico, Egypte, Mozambique, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia, Sander decided to climb the Padi ladder.
Next to his Padi Course Director rating, he is also a PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer in more than 15 PADI specialties, Reef Check Trainer and the only DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Trainer in Indonesia.
Sander is the owner of our PAIDC and Career Development Center. It was his dream to start a dive center that has a totally different approach to diving compared to other dive centers on and around the Gili Islands. In 5 years Sander made his dive resort became one of the leading dive centers on the Gili Islands.
Sander doesn’t teach you just to pass the PADI IDC Gili Islands, he wants you to become a capable and confident instructor. That’s why, during the 14 day Instructor Course (PADI IDC Gili), Sander organizes plenty of workshops simulating real life teaching scenarios (control over students, ascents and descents, knots, CESA, Rescue and more.).
One of the most important elements of a PADI IDC Gili at is fun. Known for his enthusiasm and dry skill circuits, Sander brings the fun!