AIDA Instructor Trainer, Jason Hakim Putrasahan (JJ)

JJ has been teaching AIDA courses since 2012 and is the first local AIDA instructor in Indonesia. Together with his friends, he founded Let’s Freedive Indonesia which is also the first freediving community in Indonesia who hold international freediving certification.

Why not take your AIDA 4 certification one step forward and bring your sunshine to the freediving world by becoming an AIDA instructor ? It’s going to be your on-vacation-everyday job because you are doing your hobby!

We are here to provide you with an exciting journey to carry out your passion and make your dream job comes true in just 8-10 days (provided that you pass all the requirements)! It will be intensive, requires a lot of hard works and commitments from you (9 AM – 5 PM or more everyday!). But hey! We promise you it will be fun and worth it!

In AIDA Instructor Course (IC), you will learn:

  • Leadership skill
  • Time management (to effectively run the AIDA courses)
  • Teaching and coaching skill (in the classroom and in the water)
  • Safety and rescue assessment
  • Marketing and business development
  • And of course, a lot of time in the water! 😊

To enter the IC, you will be required to:

  1. Have passed AIDA 4 course (or any equivalent course and pass the crossover requirements – fees are not included in the IC price)
  2. Have a valid CPR and/or first aid (EFR) certification
  3. Healthy and fit physically and mentally
  4. Fill all the medical statement 
  5. Bring yourself and your sunshine smiles!

And to pass the IC successfully, you will be required to:


  • Pass the presentation requirements, including the special presentation
  • Pass all the written exams (minimum requirement: 75%)


–   Able to prepare the required equipment and lead the warm-up session

–   Pass the minimum requirement:

  • STA                   :  4 minutes
  • DYN bi-fins       :  90 meters
  • DNF                  :  50 meters

–   Able to demonstrate proper rescue skill for STA and DYN

Open Water:

–  Able to prepare the dive plan and the required equipment

–  Able to lead the warm-up session

–  Pass the minimum requirements:

  • Long FIM dive to 30 meters with minimum dive time 2 minutes
  • Long CWT bi-fins dive to 30 meters with minimum dive time 1 minute 45 
  • Deep BO rescue from 25 meters after a 30-second hang at 25 meters, followed by a 50-meter towing at the surface
  • 5 dives to 20 meters with 1-minute surface interval
  • CNF      :  20 meters
  • FIM      :  38 meters
  • CWT     :  40 meters

But don’t worry with all the requirements above because we are together with you in this to support and rise you to success! 😊

Once you become an AIDA instructor, you will be able to teach:

  • AIDA 1 Introduction Level         
  • AIDA 2 Basic Level
  • AIDA 3 Advance Level
  • AIDA 4 Master Level (after qualifying as AIDA Master Instructor)

Price: IDR 23.000.000, –


  • 1-year AIDA teaching license
  • 4 days classroom sessions
  • 2x pool sessions
  • 1x open water trip to the Thousand Island
  • Return speedboat from Marina Ancol
  • 4 days 3 nights accommodation at local homestay (on sharing basis)
  • 3 meals per day on the island (total 9x meals)
  • Local boat to the dive spot


  • Insurance
  • Dive gears (fins, mask, wetsuit, snorkel, weight belt, weights)
  • Personal expenses during the IC
  • Personal medicines during the IC
  • Transportation to and from Marina Ancol
  • Expenses due to emergency and/or dive accidents during the IC, if any
  • Meals during the classroom and pool sessions

Once you have passed the IC, in order to register your instructor certification to AIDA you will be required to:

  • Have the insurance required by AIDA
  • Have the valid CPR and/or first aid (EFR) certification
  • Dive insurance
  • And a nice photo of yourself 😊