PADI DIVEMASTER AND IDC

DIVEMASTER

PADI Divemaster (Basic)

USD 500 / 15 DAYS

This package is designed for those who would like to extend their diving knowledge, to learn new skills to improve their comfort underwater or to go PRO and meet requirements to apply for work as a safety-conscious dive guide. This intense course will entail a lot of theory combined with its underwater application, so be prepared to study hard. However, this gives you a chance to become a Divemaster in one place and continue your internship elsewhere. We've specifically designed it for you with this flexibility in mind.

Price includes:

  • 15 days Divemaster course;
  • Unlimited amount of diving during the course;
  • T-shirt;
  • Free Nitrox course; and,
  • Diving equipment rental (you should have your own mask, snorkel, fins and a dive computer).

Exclusions:

  • PADI Divemaster Crewpack (bag with materials needed);
  • PADI Fee (190 AUD);
  • Accommodation and food.

PADI Divemaster(Advanced)

USD 850 / 30 DAYS

This is the classic Divemaster course you can find at most dive centers, with a twist. Our approach is to get you assisting on courses as soon as possible by getting you appropriately prepared. That's why in the first 9 days you will work on presentations, skill development and stamina to comfortably assist instructors in diving courses and programs. We prepare you for real Divemaster duties within the first 9 days to give you a chance to truly experience what it is like to work as a diving professional. Starting day 10 you will assist in courses and guide additional Discover Scuba Diving program dives, because at that point you will be a certified Divemaster. No sitting and waiting for the Instructor to become available to do your training because he/she is busy with the students from another course.

Price includes:

  • 30 days Divemaster course;
  • Unlimited diving during the course;
  • T-shirt;
  • Free Nitrox course;
  • Free Dive Against Debris course; and,
  •  Diving equipment rental (you need your own mask, snorkel, fins and a dive computer).

Exclusions:

  • PADI Divemaster Crewpack;
  • PADI fee (190 AUD);
  • Accommodation and food.

PADI Divemaster (Internship)

USD 1200 / 60 DAYS

This course provides you with sufficient time to really understand how to leverage your strengths and compensate for any weaknesses. During the first 30 days, we will give you all the knowledge, tips, hints and advice to deal with real diving customers. In the second part of this internship program, we allow for your self-discovery, coupled with training on marketing, equipment maintenance and independent work.

Being a PADI Professional and working in a dive center may sound exciting and easy. That's how it may have felt when you did diving as a customer. The reality is more complex: there are many demands to the job and many other new Divemasters looking for work. That's is why we've tailored this package to prepare you for the real world and give you the best chance to represent yourself as a confident diving professional, not just another newbie Divemaster. We really make sure you have the chance to live your dream and enjoy your new life.

 Price includes:

  • 60 days Divemaster course;
  • Unlimited diving during the program;
  • T-shirt;
  • Sales / marketing workshops;
  • 30 days Internship;
  • Equipment maintenance course;
  • Free Nitrox course;
  • Free Dive Against Debris course; and,
  • Diving equipment rental for the first 30 days (you need your own mask, snorkel, fins and a dive computer).

Exclusions:

  • PADI Divemaster Crewpack;
  • PADI fee (190 AUD);
  • After 30 days you will need your own equipment. You'll benefit from our dive center discount to buy it, but you can not be a real diving professional without your own gear;
  • Accommodation and food.

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSES – IDC

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor.

Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

IDC and IE Prerequisites

To enter our IDC you must be a PADI Divemaster, or equivalent, and have a current first aid and CPR certification. Current means simply that it has been issued or refreshed within the last 24 months; if this is not the case we can include the EFR course in your package.

You will need a minimum of 100 dives and have proof that you are medically fit for diving. A Doctor’s Clearance must be obtained before starting the IDC, as there will be little time during the program and you will not be allowed to participate in the in-water training without it.

Past these basic requirements, there are some other expectations: your dive skills must be at a level expected of a professional diver. You must also have a reasonable understanding of Dive Theory. This can be achieved by using the PADI Diver Knowledge Workbook and the Encyclopedia of Diving. Alternatively, an online solution is PADIs Dive Theory delivered through e-learning.

If you are not sure of your Dive Theory Knowledge, please ask for a free evaluation, we make these available to you when we receive your booking. For those properly prepared, the IDC will be a fun program, those who show up unprepared are setting themselves up for a lot of extra work, and the program will be less enjoyable.

What does it cost?

This is an important question as it is a significant investment for any diver. Instructor Development Courses are made up of several components: Dive Center charges, PADI fees, and IDC materials.

Course materials: referred to as crew packs, the course materials may vary in price depending on where you buy them. We do not aim to profit on these and you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. It can take some time to obtain crew packs in languages other than English so please give us as much warning as possible.

The courses: two primary courses are the IDC and EFR Instructor programs. See below for these course costs. You may also wish to enroll in Specialty Instructor and/or Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) courses. Please ask us for more info about these.

PADI fees: these are made up of examination and registration fees. See below for a breakdown. These fees are payable directly to PADI by cheque or credit card on the first day of your Instructor Exam (IE).

 

Briefly summarized, your costs are: 

Instructor Development Course 1000 USD
EFR Instructor Course 200 USD
Total 1200 USD
IDC Crewpack (materials) 550 USD**
EFR Instructor Manual 130 USD**
Total 680 USD
PADI IE Fee 975.00 AUD*
PADI OWSI Fee 280.00 AUD*
EFR Instructor Fee 193.00 AUD*
Specialty Instructor Fee (each) 111.00 AUD*
Total 1559.00 AUD + Specialties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*    Please note that PADI fees are quoted in AUD (Australian dollars) and are to be paid directly to PADI ASIA PACIFIC.
**  Material prices in the Philippines and Indonesia differ. Please ask about them in advance.

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