Research-Assistant
+ Instructor Development

Research Assistant + Instructor Development

Working together with our sister company Instructor Development Philippines (IDP), the only dual destination IDC program in the Philippines that operates through two PADI 5* CDC Dive Resorts, we provide a wide range of experiences to prepare you for your professional career. This program will have you experiencing the highest level of Instructor Development training, mixed with the most cutting edge training in Marine Conservation Science. As a graduating Instructor for IMR, not only will you gain the capacity to function in a research capacity, you will become a member of the Institutes dive team with the opportunity to lead dive courses in three different professional environments. This program is for motivated individuals who wish to take a dramatic step in their career, and become leading professionals in the world of diving and marine conservation science.

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Skills Acquired

  • PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor Certification
  • Learn to Instruct in three different professional environments
  • Intimate knowledge of coral reef ecosystems and processes
  • Intimate knowledge on Indo-Pacific coral, fish, benthic, invertebrate and disease identification
  • Underwater field training in 3-Dimensional reef modelling, diver operated Stereo Video System (SVS), benthic assays, and reef impact protocols (coral bleaching, coral disease, drupella spp., and crown of thorns starfish outbreaks
  • Data analysis of images using the most up to date software systems (CPCe, EventMeasure, and ArcGis)
  • Leadership experience within a Non-Profit NGO
  • Experience working with Marine Scientists in a professional environment
  • Experience realising, teaching, and cultivating innovative research techniques
  • Experience leading underwater research dives, PADI courses, and resort guests
  • Data processing, statistical and analytical skills
  • Communicate science through community outreach activities
  • ~50 training and science dives per month (weather permitting)
  • Career guidance and job placement training
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.
  • PADI Divemaster
  • Minimum 6 months Open Water Certified
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science (or equivalent) is preferable but not essential.
  • Minimum 3-month commitment.
Anemone / clownfish fish in Apo Island, Philipines
  • IDC Package (more info)
  • 10 day coral reef ecology & physiology lecture series
  • Workshops on Indo-Pacific coral, fish, benthic, invertebrate and disease identification
  • Underwater field training in 3-Dimensional reef modelling, diver operated Stereo Video System (SVS), benthic assays, and reef impact protocols (coral bleaching, coral disease, drupella spp. and crown of thorns starfish outbreaks
  • Data analysis of images using the most up to date software systems (CPCe, EventMeasure, and AgiSoft)
  • ~50 training training and survey dives per month (weather permitting)
  • Marine sanctuary fees
  • SCUBA equipment (tanks, weight belt and weights only)
  • All necessary field equipment
  • 24hr in-country support
  • 3x meals Monday to Saturday
  • Accommodation
  • 24hr internet access
  • Airport / ferry pick-up from Dumaguete
  • 2x IMR T-shirts
Red sea turtle swimming under the surface of the sea in Dauin, Philippines
  • Flights
  • Visa (beyond 30 days)
  • Travel and Diving Insurance
  • SCUBA Equipment (Gear hire available)
  • Additional drinks and excursions
  • Recreational dives (available on Sundays)
  • PADI fees
  • Master SCUBA Diver Training (MSDT)
Red sea turtle swimming under the surface of the sea in Dauin, Philippines

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Meet the Team

Our IDC Partner

Anemone / clownfish fish in Apo Island, Philipines

2019 Course Dates

20th February

28th April 2019

29th March

28th May 2019

27th June

28th August 2019

19th September

28th November 2019

21st November

28th January 2020

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