Looking to take your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Indonesia
The Gili Islands, Indonesia is now becoming an extremely popular destination for both divers and holidaymakers alike and therefore we regularly receive enquiries about our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). Generally we find that prospective candidates have already chosen Indonesia for the destination and have e mailed various dive shops both here and in Bali and are now debating exactly where to begin their exciting new career.
We always suggest that the decision of which facility to choose is a very personal one and people can only really decide for themselves on the location and dive operation that they chose, however we do always suggest one way to make this decision is that prospective candidates do their research and make sure that everything feels right for them.
We will briefly discuss the questions we here the most and hopefully it can help you in your search for the ideal facility for your dive training needs.
Our IDC take place in one of the largest PADI dive centers in Indonesia and therefor candidates have the perfect opportunity to gain immediate, hands on experience for some of the most experience instructors around and to start self-marketing and networking immediately.
Holly is a first class representative and advocate for the PADI education system, particularly when it comes to professional dive qualifications. Our IDC program on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia is designed in a way that we can not only provide the required course content but train instructors to a level beyond that expected within the dive industry. Knowing first-hand the “oh so common” constraints of time and money we have devised a schedule that will allow people to develop a rewarding career.
The cost of taking you course will ultimately play an important role in the decision process. it’s not only going to be the cost of the course, but the cost of accommodation and other costs which may arise whilst taking the course. It’s important to consider that the cost of the does not necessarily reflect the quality of the course. Courses that are offered at a lower price are more likely to do with good logistical planning and therefore reduced overhead expenditure. For example here on the Gili Islands our boat is situated directly outside the dive shop and there are no cars on the island which completely eliminates the additional transport costs usually involved in getting to the boat. Courses offered at higher prices may be due to transportation costs , higher rental prices in that particular area or a range of other overhead factors. So it is important to remember that the cost of the course may vary due to a number of factors such as logistics, scheduling and geographical location. Here we have been fortunate to be able to maximize the learning experience whilst considerably reducing the cost.
Another factor is time. You may wish to take the course in the shortest possible time and therefor get working as soon as possible, or you may wish to take much longer get the most amount of time possible. This will be something that you will have to think about. We have considered this factor and adopted it into our schedule. The course is 10 days but we recommend you arrive 4 days before to take the preparation part of the course. So If you wish to do your own self-study and can only spare ten days for the course it can be arranged, as also if you think you need more than 4 days prep this can also be discussed.
Location is another main factor and this is something that only you can decide. Some may wish to be close to home some may wish to try somewhere new. It is also important to consider where you wish to work once you have finished your course, here in Gili Trawangan it is easy to find jobs during high season, but dive centers do prefer that you are already here and have trained here.
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