Going PRO at Lutwala

Be ahead of the game

100% Success Rate

Since Lutwala Dive became a 5* Instructor Development Centre in 2010,

we have trained highly competent divemasters and instructors, all of whom found employment in the industry afterwards. The greatest feedback we get is to hear of those past instructors years down the line.

"I already knew all that which my new colleagues still had to learn being on the job." or

"My training with you guys was better than what I see here being taught." and of course

"I've got some Open Water Students looking to do their Divemaster Course. I will send them your way!"

With seasoned diving veterans in the management team and excellently trained instructors your own path to becoming a SCUBA Pro will be the best you can possibly get.

The PADI Divemaster Course

What we have in store for you

​The Divemaster course is the first level of professional diver training and upon completion will allow you to work worldwide as a representative of the PADI organisation. Essentially a diving ‘apprenticeship’, you will closely shadow an instructor for several weeks and will be mentored by them to learn all the skills necessary to work within the industry. You will learn how to demonstrate skills in confined water, how to assist an instructor with student divers and how to independently lead certified divers. In addition, you will expand your theoretical understanding of diving with a series of lectures, prove your stamina in four swim tests and test your nerve in the final equipment exchange, affectionately termed the ‘Stress Test’! Working so closely with our instructors, you will very much become part of the Lutwala team and upon finishing your Divemaster training we will happily offer you work experience within the dive shop to get you kick-started or give you advice on working elsewhere in the world.

The Divemaster course is a great confidence builder both above and below the water. You will have daily contact with paying dive customers, learn how best to deal with challenges that they present and how best to sell diving experiences, making you a valuable team asset.

During your course period you will dive as often as possible and free of charge, with a wide range of diver levels and from both a purely for fun basis as well as undertaking course skills. As an IDC centre Lutwala aims to prepare all Divemasters for a potential instructor course as well as to a standard making you employable worldwide.

For those students wishing to take the full Divemaster Package Deal with Lutwala, you will not only get your accommodation included, but will learn additional skills within the centre. Having the chance to learn how to fill tanks, service equipment and maintain gear will help with any future diving position. In addition you will be educated on the centre sales, marketing and daily operational aspects, helping you to become a well rounded dive centre team member.

DM Course Details

Individual prices and estimates

PADI DM Course

Rp15.000.000

The actual training we will conduct with you. From skill circuits, guiding and assisting to theory sessions and customer service. It's all in there. We recommend 4 weeks minimum.

PADI DM Crew Pack

approx. Rp4.000.000

PADI's authorized training materials for your knowledge development. Including the DM Manual, the Encyclopedia Of Recreational Diving, DM Slates, a PRO Logbook and the most important official PADI decal for your DM application.

PADI DM Application Fee

approx. 200 AUD

After completion of your training and our all signatures, you need to get PADI's approval of your completed training with us. They will make you an official PADI PRO member with a unique ID number that will allow you to proceed to the IDC or start to work.

Student Dorm & Breakfast

Rp2.500.000

Per month. Exclusive deal for our own students with added basic breakfast (eggs/pancakes excluded).

Special Packages

0 to Hero

Rp35.500.000

  • PADI Open Water Course

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • EFR Course

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

  • 2 months Dorm included

Advanced OW to DM (No EFR)

Rp22.000.000

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

Advanced OW to DM

Rp23.500.000

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • EFR Course

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

Advanced OW to DM (+ Dorm)

Rp26.000.000

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • EFR Course

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

  • 1 month Dorm included

Rescue to DM (no EFR)

Rp18.000.000

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

Rescue to DM

Rp19.900.000

  • EFR Course

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

Rescue to DM (+ Dorm)

Rp22.400.000

  • EFR Course

  • PADI Rescue Course

  • PADI DM Course

  • 1 month Dorm included

Join Us!

Come on. We don't bite.

But we do throw buckets of water on latercomers in the morning. xD

Becoming a SCUBA Instructor

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of two components. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. Most often candidates go through both sections at once, but you can opt to end after the Assistant Instructor Course, should the need arise.

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a Padi Open Water Scuba Instructor.

PREREQUISITES

  • Be a PADI Divemaster  or qualifying certification from another certification organisation

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives

  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months

  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

What You Will Learn

You build upon your abilities to organise and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations.

  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations.

  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations.

During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least:

  • Two confined water teaching presentations.

  • Two knowledge development presentations.

  • One open water teaching presentation integrating two skills.

During the course you will need to demonstrate competency in Padi standards by passing a Standard and Procedures exam scoring a minimum of 75%

What You Can Teach

In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor 

  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a Padi Instructor.

  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy under the direction of a PADI Instructor

  • Teach Project Aware Specialty courses

  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course

  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water

  • Conduct PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions

  • Teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty course under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating.

  • Teach the PADI Oxygen provider specialty course under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor rating.

PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor Course

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The OWSI introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.

PREREQUISITES

  • Be certified as a PADI Dive master or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months (check with Lutwala for qualifying credentials.)

  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor 

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months

  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams

  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement

  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

What You Will Learn

the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least

  • Two confined water teaching presentations

  • Two knowledge development presentations

  • One open water teaching presentation integrating two skills

You will demonstrate competence at

  • Performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skills Evaluation slate.

  • Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 meters/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.

During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part.

What You Can Teach

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest.

What Gear To Use

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear (mask, fins, snorkel, timing device, compass, knife, buoyancy control device, regulator with alternate air source, exposure protection as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual and a pocket mask). Weights and tanks are included in the course fee.
If you need any help purchasing dive equipment, please let Lutwala know and we will be happy to assist you.

Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Instructor Development Course crew pack includes most materials needed for the Instructor Development Course. The pack includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (Open Water and Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster)

  • Instructor Guide to teaching and related reference materials,

  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water

  • Quiz and exam booklets for the Open Water, the Rescue and the Divemaster course

  • DVD with Specialty outlines for all PADI specialties

  • Book: "The law and the diving professional"

  • DVD with The Best of the Undersea Journal, the Business of Diving and the book Children and Scuba Diving, a reference manual for parents and instructors

Other Materials You Need

  • Padi Instructor Manual

  • Recreational Dive Planner, the eRDP-ml and table versions

  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

  • Diving knowledge workbook

  • Student manuals for the Open Water Diver course, the Advanced Course, the Rescue Diver course and the Divemaster course

  • Discover Scuba Diving Instructor cue card

To purchase these products, contact your local Padi Dive center or let Lutwala know and we will have it waiting for you at the beginning of your course.

PADI Instructor Exam (IE)

PADI IEs are conducted by PADI Instructor Examiners sent from PADI International or Local Area Offices (in our case PADI South East Asia in Australia).
The IE is a two day evaluation program that tests you, the instructor Candidate in your teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, water-skill level, understanding of the PADI System and your attitude and professionalism. There is nothing new at the IE just a result of your preparation during the IDC.

To Attend An IE

  • Successfully complete an OWSI program or IDC within 12 months from start date of
    the IE.

  • Have documentation of at least 100 logged dives including experience in navigation,
    night and deep diving.

  • Present an Instructor Certificate of Completion signed by a PADI Course Director.

  • Present an IE Enrolment form and appropriate IE fee.

  • Present a medical statement for a diving medical examination which has been conducted within the past 12 months indicating that the candidate is fit for diving.

Evaluation & Examination

  • Score 75 percent or higher on all five sections of the dive theory exam.

  • Score 75 percent or higher on the Systems, Standards and Procedures exam.

  • Score a 3.5 or higher on an assigned Knowledge Development teaching presentation.

  • Score a 3.4 or higher on an assigned Confined Water teaching presentation.

  • Score an average of 3.5 or higher on two assigned Open Water teaching presentation.

  • Demonstrate competence in the rescue of a scuba diving victim simulating
    unconscious / non breathing at the surface.

  • Score a 3.0 or higher on five skill demonstrations, total points needed 17.

  • Demonstrate competence of all dive skills during Confined Water and Open Water sessions.

  • Demonstrate professional behavior, attitude and actions during all phases of the IE.

Provisions may be made during written examinations for instructor candidates with learning disabilities and for those who must take the exam in another language. If you have any special needs, please let us know.

Your Next Adventure

You’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach beyond the core courses. Specialty instructor courses complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio. After the IDC you’ll have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.

Internships

At Lutwala we go beyond merely ticking the boxes in our pro courses but sometimes matters beyond control impact the confidence gained throughout the training period. Or divemasters have completed their training elsewhere and are looking to start a career as a dive pro but find that their course was lacking overall or a long time ago.
For such cases we offer our Internship programs. Designed to provide further mentoring and guidance, extra skills training in weaker areas and boosting your confidence to independently work as a Dive pro. We will always have a space for you and with a bit of luck, an open position for you to fill after your internship.

Divemaster Internship

Rp1.500.000 per month

  • Get confidence in guiding divers safely and working with their individual needs under supervision of experienced guides or instructors. 

  • Assist an instructor through a minimum of two courses so that you may gain experience before moving on to your IDC course or finding employment.

  • We will provide you with a recommendation and are happy to serve as reference.

  • Learn about equipment service and maintenance. This is not a further certification but will help you to look after your own gear as well as assist in the maintenance of equipment in any place that you work.

  • Fill tanks with a 21% air mix and get a basic understanding of compressor operation and maintenance. Again, this is a further skill to have when seeking employment.

  • Spend time working with the dive centre operational staff, learning the business of running a dive centre. This will cover aspects such as customer consultations, website updates, social media, invoicing and on site sales.

Instructor Internship

Rp1.500.000 per month

  • Shadow other instructors on their courses to see how teaching functions in reality out of the classroom.

  • Team Teach your first courses for valuable feedback and support with difficult students.

  • We will provide a recommendation and are happy to serve as reference.

  • Learn about equipment service and maintenance. This is not a further certification but will help you to look after your own gear as well as assist in the maintenance of equipment in any place that you work.

  • Fill tanks with a 21% air mix and get a basic understanding of compressor operation and maintenance. Again, this is a further skill to have when seeking employment.

  • Spend time working with the dive centre operational staff, learning the business of running a dive centre. This will cover aspects such as customer consultation, website updates, social media, invoicing and on site sales.

 

PADI Specialty Instructor

Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favorite subjects. Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course.
You can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer.(MSDT) rating.

You have three ways to become a PADI Specialty Instructor:

  1. With a PADI Course Director

  2. Use your experience to apply directly to PADI

  3. Write your own outline

Specialty Instructor Training course attendance is highly recommended. These courses provide valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, course marketing information, current PADI Standards information and when applicable, instructor-level open water training.

Specialty Instructor Course With A Course Director

  • 10 experience dives in each particular specialty

  • Minimum number of certification not required

Apply For The Specialty Rating Directly At PADI

  • 20 experience dives in each particular specialty

  • Have certified at least 25 divers before applying 

The PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer Course (MSDT)

The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working. As a PADI MSDT, you demonstrate to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you a position. By completing Specialty Instructor Training with you will be able to teach these PADI Specialty Courses as soon as your application is processed.

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Instructor

  • Have five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications

  • Have certified at least 25 PADI Divers

What You Can Teach

  • Teach the specialties you love to teach

  • Increase your income with multiple level training

  • Meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor

 

Emergency First Response Instructor

CPR and first aid are important skills that are in high demand. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can teach these skills to anyone. It is now a requirement that all new OWSI's must also be EFR instructors for adults and children.

PREREQUISITES

  • Have successfully completed a sanctioned course in adult CPR and basic first aid within the past 24 months.

  • Be at least 18 years old

Learning Materials

  • Instructor guides for Primary Secondary Care, Care for Children, and CPR/AED

  • Student exams for Primary Secondary Care and Care for Children

  • Student manuals for Primary Secondary Care, Care for Children, and CPR/AED

  • Care-at-a-Glance Card

What You Will Learn

Gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training and your role as the instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and first aid. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students' hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.

What You Can Teach

  • Learn how to conduct the Emergency First Response Emergency Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary courses (first aid)

  • Learn how to conduct the Care for Children Emergency First Response Emergency Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary courses (first aid)

  • You also learn to conduct the recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management skills

 
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