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Atlantis IDC’s

As a PADI Professional, you do things others only dream of.

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Whether you work in a local dive center, at a resort, or on a live aboard dive boat, the adventure of a lifetime is yours for the taking.

Imagine a job where you actually look forward to heading off to work in the morning. Lead a life others fantasize about. Sailing into incredible sunsets could be the rule, not the exception, especially if you work in a tropical dive destination. The commute to work could be as easy as a ten-minute boat ride. Work now becomes an adventure in itself. While experiencing new cultures and lifestyles, you’ll be surrounded by people who are always happy. When you take people diving all day – everyone’s happy. It’s not all fun and games in paradise, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

If you set your sights close to home and aspire to work at a local dive center, you teach people how to dive and guide trips to exotic dive destinations. There’s a sense of pride sharing something you are passionate about. You help others enrich their own lives by experiencing the adventure of diving.

About Atlantis IDC’s

Atlantis IDC’s are run by Course Directors Andy Pope and Camille Lemmens who have over two decades of teaching and diving experience between them. They are supported by staff instructors with a variety of backgrounds and experiences… all of whom will play a key part of achieving our two primary goals; making your time with us as fun, rewarding and worthwhile as possible and secondly in making you a well rounded instructor prepared to meet the challenges of today’s diverse diving industry. (click here for more information on the Go Pro Team).

We have all seen adverts depicting life as a diving instructor as one laying on a beach or soaking up the sun. You don’t become a success anywhere by laying on the beach and our programs are challenging and stimulating. But we do guarantee one of the nicest locations in Asia you could want to be kept busy in. The scenery is spectacular and the diving stunning, and unbelievably convenient. Our resorts represent the best in service and facilities the Philippines has to offer; the atmosphere is fun and the ambiance captivating. You’ll learn why our guests have coined the phrase “come as guest… leave as friend”.

Both our resorts are PADI Five Star IDC Facilities denoting the highest standards of diver education; we are also a National Geographic Center and receive regular awards for our contributions to the dive industry! Liveaboards and a full range of technical diving complete the picture and ensure you’ll see everything that makes the dive industry tick during your training. You will use a comfortable 12 seat air-conditioned conference room as your base, just meters from a purpose built training pool. Our facilities include personalized equipment storage area, a purpose built camera room, wireless internet facilities and dive sites just minutes from the resort. You will find we embrace the latest training philosophies, ideas and materials and work to make you the most all round employable instructor possible.

Preparation Days


All our IDC’s are preceded by two preparation days. They are included in your package and we highly recommend that you attend them.

Whether you recently completed your Divemaster course but still feel the need to brush up on some skills or theory, or maybe waited some years or even did your Divemaster training with another training agency, the Preparation Days will be very valuable to you.

The two days include repetition of the skill circuit (24 skills in the pool), reviews of all dive theory exams from the Divemaster program, review of the Instructor Manual, PADI Standards and Procedures, practicing your Rescue skills, practice controlling students in Open Water and of course paperwork.

The Preparation Days focus on the areas where you need more support, and gives you time to review and repeat these areas with a Course Director, before the actual IDC program starts.

How to Prepare

Your own preparation is the key to success at the AI & OWSI Programs, the IE and in life after the IE. These are the key areas to focus on:

  • Review the five theory areas (Physics, Physiology, Skills and the Environment, RDP and Equipment) from the Divemaster Manual, Knowledge Workbook and Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving.
  • Practice your rescue skills (exercise # 7 from the Rescue Diver Course) to a level where you can DEMONSTRATE rescuing a non-breathing diver at the surface.
  • Practice all 24 skills from the Open Water Diver Course to a level where you can DEMONSTRATE each to a score of ‘4’ or above.
  • Have your own, current edition, Instructor Manual (make sure each section has the latest edition revisions, contact us or go to to be sure) to use during the OWSI Program and review each section. DVD or paper version are both accepted.
  • Review General Standards and Procedures in detail (including the PADI’s ‘Tasks Purposes & Goals’ and ‘Mission Statement’) in your Instructor Manual and the standards pertaining to each individual course outline.
  • Go through the last four PADI Training Bulletins and make sure your Instructor Manual has all the updates. This is REQUIRED before starting the AI Program.
  • Watch the PADI Open Water Diver videos (1 to 5) or the PADI OW CD ROM and review the new editions of the Open Water Diver Manual, Adventures in Diving, Rescue and Divemaster Manuals.
  • Watch the two videos ‘Open Water Course Effective Conduct and Marketing’ and ‘Peak Performance Buoyancy’.

We wish to make every effort to help you prepare – please contact us for assistance.

What to Bring


  • Snorkel, Mask and Fins
  • Weight System
  • BCD
  • Regulator (first stage, primary, alternate airsource, low pressure hose and SPG)
  • Exposure Protection – 22C – 28C
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • Visual Emergency Signalling Device – surface
  • Audible Emergency Signalling Device – surface
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook or e-Record for Dive Theory Online


  • All PADI professional videos
  • All PADI diver videos
  • PADI Specialty Diver manuals
  • Rescue Diver Course Prescriptive and standard Lesson Guides
  • Divemaster Course Lesson Guides
  • Discover Scuba Diving Brochure
  • Scuba Tune-up guidebook
  • Skill Evaluation Slate
  • Open Water Diver Course Prescriptive and standard Lesson Guides
  • The Law and the Diving Professional
  • The Best of The Undersea Journal
  • The Business of Diving
  • Children and Scuba Diving: A Resource Guide for Instructors and Parents
  • AWARE – Our World, Our Water manual – downloadable digital version
  • Project AWARE’s 10 Ways a Diver Can Help to Protect the Underwater Environment brochure
  • Discover the Underwater World video and The Snorkeler’s Field Guide
  • PADI Pro log book

Pre Requisite


  1. Dive Leader certification — PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization*who is either:
    1. an instructor member in good standing, or
    2. a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification; 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
  2. 18 years old
  3. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
  4. Certified diver for six months.
  5. EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
  6. If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
  7. Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level,advanced, rescue and leadership level, as necessary.


  • Successful PADI IDC or OWSI Program completion within 12 months of IE start date.
  • 100 logged dives
  • PADI Instructor Certificate of Completion that has both the OWSI/IDC completion date and dive experience sections signed by a PADI Course Director; or a PADI IE Certificate of Participation from a previous IE.
  • PADI IE Enrollment form and fee.
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months

Present a medical statement conducted within the last twelve months.


  • Be renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (certified/upgraded using the 1995 revised curriculum) – PADI Assistant Instructor may apply only for PADI Specialty Instructor certification in non-diving specialties.
  • Or be a renewed PADI Underwater Instructor or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the past 12 months – Instructor candidates may apply for PADI Specialty Instructor certification only after becoming certified as PADI instructors.
  • Must have made at least 10 dives in the particular specialty area.

You will need to provide your own Specialty Instructor manual or course outlines

Student Benefits


  • Two CDs on staff.
  • Competitive rates and increased value (i.e. lower prices and more inclusions).
  • Special presentation on how to prepare a resume.
  • Assistance in finding a job.
  • Unlimited pool access and assistance with preparation; free preparation days including Open Water & Rescue workshops (preparation for new IE requirements).
  • New format schedule incorporating workshops and all the latest changes.
  • 3 course lunch everyday during training.
  • Translations services (check for languages).
  • Meal and accommodation packages.
  • The very best education preparing for life after the IE. The latest teaching materials, methods, programs and products.
  • Post IDC training such as Specialties, MSDT Prep, Recompression Chamber Orientation, PADI O2 Instructor, Resort Training, Internship Programs and more.