PADI instructor course Gili Air - Gili Islands in Indonesia

PADI IDC Gili Islands, Gili Air in Indonesia


PADI IDC Gili Air Islands makes your dream come true. Who wouldn’t want to call the ocean his office? Who would't want to dive in Indonesia?
With IDC Gili Air at Oceans 5 Dive Resort on the Gili Islands in Indonesia, this dream becomes reality! You become a PADI dive instructor with IDC Gili Air Islands.


PADI IDC Gili Islands in Gili Air Indonesia


Imagine working in stunning, tropical dive locations around the world, like Indonesia, working on dive boats or on exotic islands 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. 

For instructor candidates who are already certified as PADI Divemasters, the PADI IDC Indonesia is the next step in your diving career.

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


PADI IDC Gili Air in Indonesia with Career development Center Oceans 5

Oceans 5 Dive Resort in Gili Air gives you the best location and conditions on the Gili Islands to successfully accomplish the PADI IDC and PADI IE (Instructor Examination).

During the PADI IDC 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 PADI IDC and to start your career as a dive instructor.

During your stay on Gili Air, you will experience beautiful diving, right on your doorstep. Diving in Indonesia is one of the best places in the world.

The PADI IDC Indonesia at Oceans 5 Gili Air is taught in a small group of students, so you will get a lot of attention from your Course Directors Sander Buis, Joeri van Hal, Giny Pinto and our team of staff instructors.

A dedicated classroom, a 25 meter swimming pool, plenty of dive sites at only a few minutes away, free IDC theory preparation workshops, a professional and experienced approach and not to forget a big portion of fun, jokes and laughter, … These are all elements why to choose for Oceans 5 Dive Gili Air to successfully accomplish your PADI IDC.

What to expect in your PADI IDC Gili Islands in Indonesia?


The PADI IDC Program at Oceans 5 includes the Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI course) and the Instructor Development Course (IDC).

EFRI Course - 2 days

Before you can be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you need to have first completed the EFR Instructor course.

IDC Indonesia Course – 12 days

The PADI Instructor Development Course contains:

  • Dive theory presentations on physics, physiology, equipment, decompression theory and skills & environment
  • Practice exams
  • Classroom time for presentations about how to teach the PADI courses, and other topics like marketing and risk management.
  • Confined water skill sessions to practice the 24 skills from the PADI Divemaster course
  • Confined water and open water sessions: in-water workshops to learn how to handle students when teaching the PADI courses.

Additional teaching workshops during the PADI IDC Indonesia include:

  • Knot tying workshop
  • Lift Bag workshop
  • Student control workshop
  • DSD workshop
  • CESA Workshop: preparing CESA lines and teaching the Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent safely

These workshops are NOT standard IDC practice. They are additional workshops added into our PADI IDC Indonesia program. These workshops will give you more experience on teaching skills safely and efficiently.

Our overall objective is to teach you how to be a GREAT PADI Scuba Dive Instructor. Passing the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is a secondary objective; it is NOT the primary objective, and this is what makes us different from other PADI Instructur training centers. We believe that if you teach IDC students how to be GREAT instructors, then the PADI Instructor Examination is just a formality.

Have a look at the Instructor Development Course Calendar! And pick the IDC Indonesia date that fits you!

PADI IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Air

What can you teach after you become a PADI Scuba Dive Instructor?

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you can conduct all PADI courses and programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You can also acquire specialty instructor ratings, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox).

Prerequisites for the PADI IDC Gili in Indonesia:

If you want to start your training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor at Oceans 5 Gili Air  you must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster, a PADI Assistant Instructor or leadership level with another diver training organization (check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six month
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exam (IE).
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
  • Be fit for diving and present a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months


How to prepare for your PADI IDC Indonesia at Oceans 5 dive?

By preparing thoroughly in advance, you will benefit most from your PADI IDC, and avoid feeling overloaded. Before starting the PADI IDC Indonesia, we recommend that you:

  • Purchase all required materials
  • Familiarize yourself with the PADI Dive Instructor Manual and the Guide to Teaching
  • Revise the five dive theory topics (Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Skills and Environment, Recreational Dive Planner)
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the PADI Dive Instructor Manual (paper or digital)
  • Review the 24 Divemaster course skills
  • Practice Rescue Exercise number 7: Unconscious Diver at the Surface


Required PADI IDC Indonesia material:

  • PADI Dive Instructor Manual (paper or digital version)
  • Guide to Teaching with hologram
  • Specialty Dive Instructor Manual 
  • Confined Open Water Diver cue cards 
  • Open Water Diver cue cards 
  • Confined water lesson preparation slate
  • Open water lesson preparation slate
  • Adventures in Diving cue cards
  • Rescue Diver cue cards
  • Divemaster cue cards 
  • Discover Scuba Diving cue cards 
  • Dive Instructor for Divemaster cue cards
  • Open Water Diver quizzes and final exams
  • Rescue Diver final exams
  • Divemaster final exams
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving 
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • eRDPml and RDP with instructions for use booklet
  • Manuals from Open Water, Adventure in Diving, Resue and Divemaster
  • How to use and choose dive computers