Friday, 14 November 2014

Why be a PADI Master Instructor? | PADI IDC Gili Islands

Have you ever wondered why people choose to become a PADI Master Instructor? Here at Trawangan Dive we have seen a number of PADI Instructors working towards gaining their Master Instructor rating and as one of the most favored IDC Center’s in Indonesia it is one of the best options when looking to further your educational experience.

Becoming a PADI Master Instructor sets you aside as an elite dive industry leader and educator having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI System of diver education, and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI Divers.

The PADI Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI System – it is the one rating that you do not earn through training. You earn it by exemplifying what it means to be a PADI Instructor in what you do.

The apply for the Master Instructor rating you will need to be a renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructor, A PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor for at least two years, A current Emergency First Response Instructor and have certified at least 150 PADI Divers. Within your 150 certifications; 50 must be for PADI Adventure Diver or higher, At least 15 for PADI Specialty Diver, At least 5 for PADI Rescue Diver, At least 5 for PADI Divemaster, At least 5 for PADI Assistant Instructor and have trained at least 10 students through the Emergency First Response program.

No more than 75 of the 150 certifications may be from credits earned for conducting Discover Scuba Diving experiences, No more than 50 of the 150 certifications may be from credits earned for staffing IDCs, No more than 25 of the 150 certifications may be from non-diving specialty certifications. (i.e. Equipment Specialist, Project AWARE Specialist, etc.), No more than 10 of the 150 certifications may be from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations.

As well as obtaining the necessary certification prerequisites applicants must possess a complete understanding of the PADI System of diver education, Have participated in at least three PADI Instructor Development Seminars, use the complete PADI System of diver education including all appropriate PADI training materials when conducting PADI programs, issue PADI as the primary certification, and conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual; Demonstrate support of the PADI organization in its efforts to establish programs in aquatic education and conservation and have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries in progress. (A member in review status may not qualify for Master Instructor until the Review status is lifted.)

If you’re looking to further your dive education contact our Platinum PADI Course Director for more information about the PADI IDC Indonesia training schedule. To get the latest news on our courses check out the PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Facebook Group. Previous students can be seen on the PADI IDC Gili IslandsSlideshow reel.


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