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SSI Instructor Course:

Your Pathway to Becoming a Diving Instructor at Manta Dive

Embarking on the SSI Diving Instructor Course, often known as the Instructor Training Course (ITC), marks a pivotal step for those who have achieved their Divemaster certification and are eager to advance to becoming professional scuba diving instructors. This exhaustive program focuses on refining teaching skills, deepening dive theory knowledge, and enhancing practical teaching techniques.

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Preparing for Your Diver Instructor Course on the Gili Islands

Before beginning your ITC at the picturesque Gili Islands, we recommend arriving a few days early. This allows you to familiarize yourself with Manta Dive's facilities, meet the staff, and explore the diverse dive sites around the Gilis. This preparation phase is crucial in helping you acclimatize and ensures a smooth transition into your intensive diving instructor course.

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SSI Instructor Course:

Core Components of the SSI Instructor Training Course at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan

The Instructor Training Course at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan is meticulously designed to cover essential aspects of becoming a skilled scuba diving instructor:

1. Dive Theory Mastery: Delve into the depths of dive theory, covering crucial topics like physics, physiology, diving equipment, and decompression theory.

2. Teaching Techniques Development: Gain expertise in effective instructional strategies to confidently teach and manage student divers in various underwater scenarios.

3. Watermanship and Rescue Skills Enhancement: Elevate your diving and rescue skills to ensure not only proficiency in diving techniques but also preparedness for emergency situations.

4. Understanding Legal and Ethical Aspects: Develop an understanding of the responsibilities, ethics, and legalities associated with being a scuba diving instructor.

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The Journey Through the Instructor Training Course

At Manta Dive Gili T, we pride ourselves on having guided hundreds of candidates through their journey to becoming outstanding instructors, both in and out of the water.

The SSI Instructor Training Course unfolds through several structured stages:

Classroom Sessions: Engage in in-depth learning about dive theory, encompassing topics such as physics, physiology, equipment, and decompression theory.

Confined Water Training: Practice and refine your teaching skills in a controlled environment.

Open Water Training Sessions: Apply your teaching techniques in the open waters around Gili Trawangan, enhancing your practical teaching abilities.

Instructor Examination (IE): Conclude your training with a comprehensive assessment that rigorously evaluates your theoretical knowledge and practical skills, ensuring you're fully equipped to teach in the dynamic underwater world.


Starting from: IDR 29.500.000*

all-inclusive package covering materials, course, examinations, and tax.
Prices may vary based on existing qualifications—contact us for personalized details and potential savings.
Simply send us a message and we can help you out! 

What’s included in your Instructor training course Package?

The course includes

  • ITC Materials
  • Instructor Fees
  • Certification Fees
  • Hands-on experience of training in a busy dive centre
  • Discounts on equipment in our retail dive shop
  • Discounts on food & drinks at Manta's own bar and restaurant
  • Flexible start dates
  • Equipment rental
  • Free Manta Dive t-shirt
  • An amazing time with a welcoming community

The course does not include

  • Personal dive equipment
  • SSI Application Fees (if not covered in the course fees)
  • Transportation
  • Dive computer
  • Diving Insurance
  • SMB with the reel
  • Food, drinks and accommodation
  • Visa extension fees
  • Park Fees
  • But don't worry we can help sort out all of the above

Course components

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    Dive Theory

    ITC explores physics, physiology, equipment, and decompression theory, offering a deep understanding of essential elements. Participants gain insights into underwater environments, physiological responses, scuba equipment, and decompression theory. This knowledge equips aspiring instructors with expertise for effective scuba instruction.

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    Teaching Techniques

    Master effective teaching methods for a safe and engaging diving experience. In the stunning Gili Islands, scuba instructors play a crucial role. The clear waters and diverse marine life provide a unique backdrop for learning. From briefings to practical demonstrations, instructors must adapt techniques to the underwater environment. Managing a group in dynamic landscapes adds complexity, requiring a balance of leadership and approachability. In Gili Trawangan, effective teaching not only imparts technical skills but also fosters confidence and responsibility, ensuring a positive and safe diving experience for enthusiasts.

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    Watermanship and Rescue Skills

    Instructors need to master watermanship and emergency response for a secure and thrilling diving experience. In the vibrant Gili Islands, instructors not only teach diving skills but also ensure divers are equipped to handle emergencies in the dynamic underwater environment.

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    Legal and Ethical Considerations:

    In Gili Trawangan, scuba diving instructors navigate legal waters, ensuring certifications and safety. Ethical duties extend to environmental consciousness. Vigilant post-training care, adherence to safety protocols, and awareness of local laws are crucial. Instructors play a pivotal role in preserving Gili Trawangan's underwater wonders.

Time Commitment

Engaging in the Instructor Training Course (ITC) on Gili Trawangan is a comprehensive and immersive experience that demands a full-time commitment throughout its duration. Beyond the structured class hours, participants find themselves delving into evenings filled with focused study and preparation. The nature of the program extends beyond the class schedule, as candidates are often required to allocate dedicated time for completing pre-course assignments, further enriching their understanding of the material.

The Assistant Instructor & Instructor course, spanning approximately two weeks, unfolds as an intensive journey of skill development and theoretical mastery. During this time, participants not only absorb the essential teachings of the course but also actively engage in practical applications, honing their instructional abilities. The holistic approach of the program ensures that candidates not only meet the basic requirements but emerge as adept and confident diving instructors ready to navigate the complexities of underwater education.

Instructor Course package prerequisites:

  • Age and diving experience
    18 years old, Certified SSI Dive Master + Nitrox & minimum 75 logged dives totalling 50 hours or more
    Fit for diving and medical clearance within the last 12 months.
    Emergency first response primary and secondary care (CPR and First Aid) training within the last 24 months.

SSI Instructor Training Course at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan

The SSI Instructor Training Course (ITC) at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan is an advanced program for aspiring scuba diving instructors, following Divemaster certification. It focuses on enhancing dive theory knowledge, teaching skills, and practical applications. The course includes theoretical classroom sessions, confined water training, and open water sessions, culminating in an Instructor Examination. Participants are advised to arrive early to acclimatize and familiarize themselves with the environment. The comprehensive package includes course materials, certification fees, hands-on training, and various discounts. The course, however, excludes personal dive equipment and related expenses. This intensive two-week course requires a full-time commitment, preparing candidates for a professional diving instructor career.

Instructor Training Course FAQs

What is the duration of the Instructor Training Course on Gili Trawangan?

The Instructor Training Program includes the Assistant Instructor Course (AI), the Instructor Training Course (ITC), the Instructor Exam (IE) and ITC materials.The program can be completed in as little as 2 weeks ( 4 days Assistant instructor Course, 7 days Instructor Training Course and 2 days for the IE ( Instructor Exam)

What is the cost of the Instructor Training Course on Gili Trawangan?

The cost is Rp29,600,000. Divemasters from other agencies or inactive SSI Divemasters pay an extra 1,600,000 IDR. And a one-time marine park fee of Rp150,000 includes entrance and a Rp50,000 donation to the Gili Eco Trust.

What is the prerequisite for the Instructor Training Course on Gili Trawangan?

Dive Master, 100 dives at completion of the Instructor Training Course, minimum age of 18 yrs, signed medical statement (within the last 12 months), Advanced Adventurer (PADI AOW), Nitrox, Deep, and Rescue Specialty (PADI Rescue) certifications, O2 Provider, and current EFR/CPR certifications within the last two years.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the Instructor Training Course on Gili Trawangan?

The minimum age for the Instructor Training Course of 18 yrs


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