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Latest Procedures & Requirements

Indonesia does away with PCR tests and eases mask-wearing rule.

 

Indonesia has removed pre-flight PCR or ART tests for inbound International and Domestic travelers, including returning Indonesians. Masks are no longer required for vaccinated people in non-crowded outdoor spaces. Arriving travelers will only need to undergo a health check at the airport for any Covid-19-related symptoms.

 

The Circular Letter issued by Indonesia Covid-19 Task Force on May 18 stipulated that travelers must comply with the new health protocol: download the PeduliLindungi tracing app, show proof of their second Covid-19 vaccination obtained at least 14 days prior to departure, and have insurance covering Covid-19 medication and evacuation to referral hospitals.

 

For international arrivals to Indonesia:

The main change is that the remaining PCR test prior to arrival has been removed for fully vaccinated travelers.

 

The latest procedure and requirements for entering Indonesia are:

  • Depending on the nationality, visitors must present a B211A visa approval letter or request a VOA (Visa-on-Arrival). The list of 72 countries eligible for VOA remains unchanged (updated 30May’22)

 

  • Physical or digital evidence in English that shows the visitor is fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure (no booster necessary)

 

  • Children under 18 years are exempted from this rule

 

  • Download the PeduliLindung application and complete travel details.

 

  • Proof of ownership of health insurance covering COVID-19. No minimum coverage is mentioned in the latest regulation but we recommend a minimum coverage of US$ 25,000 (or equivalent in other currencies)

 

  • Upon arrival, no PCR testing or quarantine is necessary if the body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius.
    A PCR Test and 5 days of quarantine are ONLY necessary if the temperature of the visitor is above 37.5 degrees Celsius.

 

This policy is eligible for entry through the international airports of Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Batam, Bintan, Manado, Lombok, Medan, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Banda Aceh, Padang, Palembang, Solo, Banjarmasin and Balikpapan, and all international seaports.

 

The cost of a Visa on Arrival (VOA): IDR 500,000 (approx. 38 USD) and can be paid on a credit or debit card. Cash is accepted in EUR, GBP, AUD, USD, SGD, and IDR.


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ABOUT THE DIVE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME

Meridian Adventure Dive provides trainees with the skills and experience to become a successful and conscientious dive professional. The Meridian Adventure Dive Professional Training Programme is a 6-month hands-on training programme that gives trainees all the expertise 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.

Each year a selected few candidates are accepted into the Programme.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

TRAINING MATERIAL

TRAINING MATERIAL

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

TRAINING VESSEL

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

LOCATION

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

UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT

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.
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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

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 processes focused on guest orientated diving services: ensuring professionalism, efficiency and safety.

Meridian Adventure Dive covers the costs of the trainee’s education, which will set up graduates for a successful start in the diving industry.

IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

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.
IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

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.
IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

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.
IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

IN YOUR FIRST MONTH

Week 4: Guest service focused training Arrive in Raja Ampat and undergo introduction on the 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.
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YOU WILL EARN THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

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

  • PADI Divemaster Qualification
  • PADI Dive Against Debris Speciality
  • 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

FOUNDATIONS OF THE MERIDIAN ADVENTURE DIVE PROFESSIONAL COURSE

PADI STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES

You’ll experience an in-depth training programme and practical applications of PADI Dive Professional Standards and Procedures, which includes PADI Divemaster specific courses and programmes, Professional level dive skills training and real-life applications in a working PADI 5 Star Resort.

TENDER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Trainees are guided and taught safe dive tender practices and procedures, which 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.

OPERATION AND COMMUNITY

Meridian Adventure Dive centres its practices around conservation and community. You’ll be collaborating in a proactive approach towards conservation and community projects, which 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.

DIVE OPERATION MANAGEMENT

We’ll teach you the fundamentals of Dive Operation Management in a working PADI 5 Star resort environment. The day-to-day operation procedures and plannings are vital towards running a thriving 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, giving 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

Marketing and Administration plays a vital 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AFTER PROGRAMME

After completing the Meridian Adventure Dive Professional Training Programme, we’ll have you 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. We select trainees and present them with an opportunity to earn commission by joining our team as a channel manager and work with in collaboration with our Meridian Adventure Dive team that delivers the Incredible, Amazing and Unbelievable diving experiences at Raja Ampat.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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”
  • Valid Dive Insurance
  • At least 40 logged dives
  • CV
  • Passport
  • Please note that qualifying certifications from other dive training organisations may apply
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AFTER PROGRAMME

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