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When travelling to Indonesia:

Current Rules & Restrictions: Indonesia is open but with the following restrictions:


Every visitor must have a valid visa/residence permit and must have a local sponsor to obtain the visa. (Ref: Permenkumham 26/2020)

The following types of visa/permit are accepted for entry: Official Visa; Diplomatic Visa; Visitor Visa; Temporary Stay Visa; Official Stay Permit; Diplomatic Stay Permit; Temporary Stay Permit; and Permanent Stay Permit.

Visa’s on arrival are not permitted, all visas must be obtained from country of origin.


COVID Protocols:

International Arrival Protocol still remains the same

Arrival from International Flight:

– Proven of Complete vaccinated ( Dose 1 and Dose 2)

– PCR test that been conducted at least 48 hrs before boarding

– Upon arrival another PCR test

– Quarantine 2Nights/3Days in Bali or Jakarta, they will conduct 2nd PCR Test on day 3 before you continue elsewhere

– Company Guarantee/Travel Letter

Domestic Flight

– All domestic travellers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR or Antigent test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure .

Countries allowed to enter direct to Bali (then do quarantine) and do not have to go through Jakarta. Countries not listed below must fly to Jakarta and proceed with quarantine there.

All Asian Countries

  • China, Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia, Singapore

Other countries

  • Bahrain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • French
  • United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand

Diving in Raja Ampat Protocols:  Scuba-Diving-Raja-Ampat-COVID-19-Handbook-Selam_English_260920


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The Meridian Adventure Dive Professional Training Programme is a 6-month hands-on training programme that gives trainees all the experience and tools both in and out of the water. This intensive practical programme will set you up with the needed skills to change the way the world dives – for the better


Accepted trainees will undergo training at Meridian Adventure Marina Club & Resort in Raja Ampat Indonesia.

Dive Master in Raja Ampat


Each trainee will be assigned one of our state-of-the-art custom-built dive tenders for the duration of the training programme.

Dive Boat Dive Master Trainng


Each trainee is issued with a personal set of training materials, and a Meridian Adventure Drybag to accompany you on your dive adventures


Trainees are issued with a complete Meridian Adventure Dive Uniform suited for the environment that will surround you. We provide our trainees with Aqualung Equipment to use for the duration of the training programme.

Aqualung Equipment included in Training


The Meridian Adventure Dive Professional Training Programme provides you with a complete education in both PADI standards and procedures along with our Meridian Adventure Dive tried and tested procedures focused on guest orientated diving services: ensuring professionalism, efficiency, and safety. Each year a selected few candidates are accepted into the Programme. Meridian Adventure Dive covers the costs of the trainee’s education, which will set up graduates for a successful start in the diving industry

Train to Dive in Indonesia


WEEK 1: Introduction to the Meridian Adventure Dive Ethos and Safety Arrive in Raja Ampat and undergo introduction on the programme, dive tenders, and resort procedures. Trainees become acquainted with the standard operating procedures and set drills used in day-to-day operations.

WEEK 2: Theory Seminars and Exams Diving theory workshops and exams are taken in week two to ensure trainees have a thorough understanding of the diving world. This includes diving physics, physiology, equipment, dive planning and PADI standards and procedures.

PADI exams DIve Master Raja Ampat

WEEK 3: PADI Divemaster fitness and water skills Week three is focused on water skills both in confined water and open water. This section introduces trainees to the PADI way of skill presentations and guest-focused diving skills and courses.

WEEK 4: Guest service-focused training In week four trainees take knowledge and skills obtained from the intensive 3-week training modules and are introduced to guest-focused services while completing their PADI practical skills and assessments.

The Trainees will earn the following qualifications during the 6-month programme:

• PADI Divemaster Qualification

• PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty

• By Meridian Adventure Dive, Certificate of Competency in Dive Tender Logistics and Safety

• By Meridian Adventure Dive, Certificate of Competency, Dive Tender Deck and Engineering

• By Meridian Adventure Dive, Certificate of Competency, Dive Operation Management

• By Meridian Adventure Dive, Certificate of Competency, Dive Marketing and Administration


PADI STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES In-depth training and practical applications of PADI Dive Professional Standards and Procedures. This includes PADI Divemaster specific courses and programmes, Professional level dive skills training and real-life applications in a working PADI 5 Star Resort.


Trainees are introduced to safe dive tender practices and procedures. This includes dive specific boat handling and safety. We also train you in deck and engineering procedures used in the Superyacht industry. Our dive tenders are set apart from the rest of the world with their custom design and preventative maintenance programme.


All Meridian Adventure Dive practices are centred around Conservation and Community. You will be involved in proactive conservation and community projects. This includes community upliftment and education, data collection, environmental clean-up projects, invasive species removal and coral planting. Our Trainees also receive training in PADI and Project Aware Conservation courses.


You will be trained in Dive Operation Management in a working PADI 5 Star resort environment. Day-to-day operation procedures and planning are key to running a successful diving resort. Meridian Adventure Dive has perfected this, and trainees will be involved in every aspect of Operations. We deliver our divers to the right site at the right time every time to give them Incredible, Amazing, Unbelievable diving and water sports experiences. You will be part of the team making this happen learning how to plan itineraries and logistics for every trip.


Marketing and Administration plays a key role in the diving industry. We provide trainees with a platform to learn essential skills to build a successful diving marketing and administration plan and successfully take all they have learnt in the programme and positively influence the rest of the diving world.

Dive Master Training


After completing the Meridian Adventure Dive Professional Training Programme, you will be prepared to start a career as a Dive Professional. Becoming a Dive Master is the first step in the dive professional career ladder and a requirement for all dive instructor courses. Selected trainees will be given the opportunity to earn commission by joining our team as Channel Managers and work in collaboration with Meridian Adventure Dive to give guests Incredible, Amazing and Unbelievable diving experiences in Raja Ampat.


PADI Advanced Open Water certified • PADI Rescue Diver certified • EFR Primary and Secondary Care completed within the last 24 months • Medical Statement “Fit to Dive” • At least 40 logged dives • CV • Passport • Please note that qualifying certifications from other dive training organisations may apply.

Email us at to apply or if you require any further information.