If you’re wondering what IDC, IE or PADI stands for, then you’re obviously not a Scuba diver about to achieve a professional diving qualification.
To help you out, IDC stands for Instructor Development Course, IE is the Instructor Exam and PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
The PADI IDC Instructor Development Course is a big deal, because it’s where diving ends and teaching starts.
As a professional, because you will be transferring knowledge to others, it’s important you are held to stringent standards and achieve important objectives.
Taking part in a PADI IDC Instructor Development Course in Sabah, Malaysia will teach you those standards, help you achieve the objectives and ultimately help you get certified as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Diving Instructor OWSI.
Asia PADI IDC Instructor Development Course in Sabah, Malaysia
Asia’s next SCUBA diving PADI IDC Instructor Development Course is being held here in Sabah, Malaysia and will be conducted by a top PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu.
The PADI 5 Star Dive Centre facilities include classrooms in the city, and a dive centre on one of the nearby islands, Gaya island. It is surrounded by pristine rainforest and the coral reefs of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Sabah.
The PADI IDC Instructor Development Course in Sabah, Malaysia is usually immediately followed by the PADI Instructor Exam IE, a 2-day IDC evaluation conducted by PADI instructor examiners.
Asia SCUBA Diving Internship in Sabah, Malaysia
You can also choose to do the PADI IDC Instructor Development Course as part of an internship program with the PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.
An internship program allows you to get to know every aspect of the dive industry from dealing with daily divers, through to replenishing the refreshments.
And, of course, diving.
It also allows you to log the many and different dives that you require to achieve certain certifications.
All said, if going out to a beautiful tropical island every day where you are surrounded by nature above, below and to the sides of you, where you hang out with other people passionate about diving and you get teach diving to people from many different countries and cultures – if that is what you call work – then yes, a diving internship is lots of work.
A Diving Internship in Sabah vs. Bali or Thailand
Scuba diving internships around Asia are plentiful. Where you ultimately decided to do your diving internship will largely depend on how serious you are about becoming a dive instructor, how highly you value the quality of your instructor education and how focussed you want to be on your dive training.
Choosing to do your Scuba diving internship in Sabah, Malaysia makes sense for the diver serious about becoming a quality instructor themselves.
If you choose Sabah, Malaysia for your Scuba Diving Internship, you choose:
- political stability;
- a regulated dive industry at a dive centre with high safety and quality standards;
- close proximity of dive office to dive station and sites;
- island based diving from an established & leading PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre;
- year-round, perpetually warm weather with no monsoon season;
- world’s best dive sites within easy reach;
- customer acquisition through formal channels – spend no time jostling for customers and more time diving;
- friendly people, vibrant nightlife, affordable cost of living;
- all Sabah’s eco treasures to explore;
To find out more about Asian Scuba Diving Internships in Sabah, Malaysia, just drop us a line.