Why choose Bali for your IDC?

– Repeatedly voted ‘Asia’s best island’
– World-class diving – mantas, mola, sharks, wrecks and macro
– Stunning beaches, sunsets, volcanoes & rice-fields
– Lowest cost of living in the region
– Colourful & vibrant Balinese culture
– Huge choice of activities; trekking, surfing, cycling, cultural tours and shopping.
– Great budget accommodation options
– Hassle-free Free Visa on Arrival

Why choose Bali Scuba?

– Bali’s premier dive facility
– PADI’s “Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development Award” winner
– Lifelong discounts on diving
– Unbeatable IE success rate
– Best value IDC package
– 3 PADI Course Directors on staff
– Air conditioned multimedia classrooms
– We REALLY do care about your success

It’s easy to see why after three weeks with Bali Scuba our IDC candidates don’t want to leave. An island lifestyle, incredible diving with a great team and the charm and friendliness for which Indonesia is so well-known.

  • The IDC was fantastic! All the staff at Bali Scuba were very friendly and helpful. The facilities are top shelf and the Course Director and assistants were amazing!
    Andre, December 18th
  • I cannot speak highly enough of Knut’s outstanding teaching skills and I say this as a professional teacher myself … nothing short of inspiring.
    Carl Davies, March 19th
  • Knut and Ketut were super friendly, patient and helpful with us during the IDC. Had a great time with Bali Scuba.
    Ali, Oct 28th
  • I really enjoyed my experience in the IDC. Chong has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I learned a great deal from him although I myself have quite a bit of experience already. Please extend my gratitude to Chong and all the staff in Bali Scuba for making it such a memorable and valuable experience.
    Toru Hayama, May 8th

Are you ready to find out more about our PADI Award winning IDC Program? Read on to find out more: What Does the IDC Cost and What Does It Include? Our Three Course Directors and Our Team, IDC Course Dates, What Are the Next Steps.

Our Three Course Directors and Our Team

At Bali Scuba we are the only CDC (Career Development Centre) in Indonesia to have three experienced Course Directors heading up our IDC programs. All of our Course Directors are passionate divers and accomplished educators. They are here to ensure your success, develop your skills and share their experience with you.

Bali Scuba PADI Course Director Knut Hoff
Course Director Knut Hoff
CD # 502282 English & Scandinavian speaking

The fun and friendly Norwegian with a red-hot IE success rate.

With years of experience behind him teaching IDCs at Bali Scuba, Knut is now focusing on technical diving instructor training. He is an Instructor-trainer for PADI Tec Deep and teaches many technical diving and sidemount Instructor courses at Bali Scuba each year.

Knut has been living in Bali for 15 years and has been a PADI Course Director since 2007. His enthusiasm for teaching is infectious and his courses are a lot of fun. Knut’s diving knowledge is phenomenal and he loves sharing it with others. He is also a great person to ask for tips and advice before making a significant scuba equipment purchase. Knut is a passionate diver and incredible Course Director. He will always make time for you and encourage you to be the best PADI Instructor you can.

Knut loves: diving Manta Point with sidemount configuration.

Bali Scuba PADI Course Director SF Chong
Course Director SF Chong
CD # 462942 English, Malay, Indonesian & Chinese speaking

Bali’s premier PADI Platinum Course Director.

Chong teaches most of the English-speaking IDC candidates at Bali Scuba and is always happy to provide friendly advice about anything diving. He is a technical instructor and his love of diving is unsurpassed. Chong’s passion for teaching means he is more than happy to provide extra help and guidance whenever it is needed. His IE success rate is unbeatable and he prides himself on ensuring every candidate becomes a confident and professional PADI Instructor.

Chong, who is from Kuala Lumpur, has been a Course Director for 12 years and has been running IDCs in Bali since 2006. There is nobody more experienced in Bali. He also has a love for Sidemount diving because it means he has 2 tanks!

Chong loves: diving Sanur. It’s where we do the training dives for our IDCs and Chong says that you never know what you are going to see next.

Bali Scuba PADI Course Director Jeanne 'Jing' Zhu
Course Director Jing
CD # 278926 English & Chinese speaking

Jing focuses on teaching Chinese-language IDCs at Bali Scuba and can teach in English too.

Jing started out at Bali Scuba in 2012 as one of our in-house instructors and she trained up to Course Director with us here at Bali Scuba. Jing is a patient and compassionate teacher who is a master at helping people overcome problems and develop their confidence in the water and in the classroom. She’s been diving Bali for many years and hopes soon to become the only Chinese Tec diving Instructor-trainer in Indonesia.

Jing is also a keen Sidemount diver and loves deep and drift diving. She says these are the most exhilarating form of diving there are. This explains why these PADI Specialty courses are among her favourite PADI programs to teach.  when she is not being kept busy with IDCs!

Jing loves: diving at Nusa Penida where she loves to see both manta rays and the mighty mola!

Come meet the rest of the team
At Bali Scuba we have a strong connection to the local diving community. Our team of eight Divemasters  and Instructors are all local Balinese or Indonesian. They have an enormous knowledge and experience of scuba diving in Bali and will be happy to share what they know. Most of them became Instructors from a Bali Scuba IDC so will have a lot of tips and advice to help you through your IDC. They are a fun and friendly bunch and you’ll enjoy hanging out with them.
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Don’t miss out. Click “Book Online” to reserve your slot and start your adventure right now. By booking online you’ll save 3% credit card fee and be protected by a 100% refund guarantee if you cancel for any reason before the start of your IDC.

Or you can book your IDC using the “Contact Us” button or form below or, if you prefer to email us directly: [email protected] Get ready to jump-start your PADI Instructor career here on the beautiful island of Bali.

What facilities are there at Bali Scuba?

Our facilities at Bali Scuba include;

  • Two powerful purpose-built diving speedboats
  • Complete working Technical Diving facility
  • Fully air-conditioned, multi-media classrooms
  • Air conditioned vehicles
  • On-site 4m deep dive pool to practice and improve your dive skills any time
  • Chill out area with hammocks, coffee, tea and water dispensers
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Dive store with 20% discount for IDC Candidates on dive computers, BCD’s, regs and all accessories
Bali Scuba IDC classroom

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What Does the IDC Cost and What Does It Include?

We believe in providing value for money and exceptional training that’s why our program offers you so much more than just the basics (and more free inclusions and add-ons than any other in Bali).

We believe in providing value for money. You’ll get 18 days of exceptional training for just IDR 22,100,000 including:

  • IDC – complete course (AI and OWSI)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI)
  • Nitrox Instructor Specialty course
  • Free 3-day IDC preparation course – theory and skills workshops
  • Unlimited class & pool sessions before your IDC
  • Unlimited after hours IDC Support
  • IDR 6,500,000 worth of free ocean dives
  • 20% discount in our shop on all equipment purchases and dive computers
  • Mock IE (complete Instructor exam rehearsal)
  • Introduction to Tec diving
  • Business of Diving Workshop
  • Duty of Care Workshop
  • Tanks, weights, belts
  • Free rental BCD, wetsuit, regulator
  • Daily lunch and free-flow tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Free Wi-Fi at the dive centre
  • Free airport pick up

AND a cast-iron pass GUARANTEE

Can I Do MSDT Preparation Too?

Yes, and if you add the Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation course of 5 Instructor Specialty Courses to your package you’ll get a IDR 2,600,000 discount from our normal price: pay just IDR 7,800,000 instead of our usual price of IDR 10,400,000.

What is the Pass Guarantee?

First of all – you won’t need it because we assume success. In this great value 18-day program you’ll cover everything you need to not only pass the Instructor exam but also become a capable and confident PADI Instructor.
The three CDs Bali Scuba

You will be training at the only dive center in Indonesia to have three Course Directors on staff and with the current (and former) holders of the PADI award for “Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development”. This award is presented annually to just one dive centre in Indonesia as recognition for providing the highest quality Instructor courses. Our team are 100% committed to your success and we don’t just work from 9 – 5. If you need extra help or want more practice we will give you the time and support that you need.

We include the cast-iron pass guarantee simply for your peace of mind: if you somehow fail your Instructor exam after taking this 18-day program you can come back and take another IDC completely Free of Charge.

Are There Any Discounts Available?

Yes, we offer these discounts from our IDC price:

10% Early Bird discount if you book your IDC at least 60 days in advance

10% Buddy discount if you book 2 people together for the IDC

10% If you took your Divemaster program with Bali Scuba

What about theIDR 6,500,000 of dive vouchers?

These dive vouchers are valid in the 14 days before the IDC and/or for 14 days after the Instructor Exam (IE). You’ll be able to dive at Bali’s most famous dive sites including the US Liberty wreck in Tulamben and Manta Point at Nusa Penida. Take a quick look at the fantastic diving you’ll be able to do with these vouchers:

What else do I need to pay for?

You’ll also need to pay for the PADI materials that are required for the IDC as well as your PADI fees:

IDC & EFRI PADI fees: AUS$1321
IDC & EFRI PADI materials: US$819

What about the “Life-long Diving Discounts?

Don’t worry, we won’t forget you after your IDC. We hope that taking your Instructor course here is the start of a life-long friendship. There’s always an ex-IDC candidate or two passing by for a coffee or dropping in for a dive. You will be welcome at Bali Scuba at any time – to hang out, use our Wi-Fi, tell your tales or have a beer or two. You’ll also enjoy unlimited dives for the rest of your life at (currently) just $20 a dive. You just need to turn up and jump on any trips that have spaces available that day.

Value For Money

With our unbeatable IDC pass-rate we strongly believe Bali Scuba offers the best value IDC in the region. We’ll be happy to find you some great value accommodation here in Bali too – just let us know your budget and requirements.

Book your Bali Scuba IDC package now for just IDR 22,100,000

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Click “Book Online” now and by booking online you’ll save 3% credit card fee and be protected by a 100% refund guarantee if you cancel for any reason before the start of your IDC.

Or you can book your IDC now using the “Contact Us” button or form below or, if you prefer to email us directly: [email protected] Get ready to jump-start your PADI Instructor career here on the beautiful island of Bali.

IDC Course Dates

When Can I Start?

Our 2016 IDC dates are listed below. You’ll need to be in Bali for at least the 15 days of the IDC program and the 2 days of the PADI Instructor Exam (IE). We strongly advise you to attend the 3-day (free of charge) Dive Skills &Theory workshops so that you’ll be fully prepared for the IDC program.

baliscuba tech instructor


Get to Bali early and jump on our pre-IDC skills and knowledge workshops. It’s three full days spent refreshing the theory skills from the Divemaster course and a complete review and practice of all underwater skills.

After you’ve finished the IDC you’ll probably want to take the MSDT course so make sure to plan at least 4 more days following your Instructor Exam (IE) before leaving Bali.

Make that change. If you’re ready to enter a brand new world choose one of the IDCs below and get in touch. We’ll block your slot and help you find some good value accommodation nearby. Let the Adventure begin.

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Optional dive skills & dive theory workshops: October 18 – 20

15 day IDC program: October 21 – November 4

PADI Instructor Exam: November 5 – 6

Optional dive skills & dive theory workshops: November 22 – 24

15 day IDC program: November 25 – December 9

PADI Instructor Exam: December 10 – 11

In Bali we don’t have a monsoon season so we are open and have great diving all year round (unlike Malaysia and Thailand). When you’ve decided your dates use the “Contact Us” form or button or, if you prefer email us directly at [email protected] to block your space for the dates of your preferred IDC.

Click “Book Online” now and by booking online you’ll save 3% credit card fee and be protected by a 100% refund guarantee if you cancel for any reason before the start of your IDC.

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What Are The Next Steps?

Now that you have made the decision to take your IDC the process couldn’t be simpler! Use the “contact” form below (or click the “Contact Us” button) to send us your details or email [email protected] and we promise you a fast response.

If you want to save 3% then click “Book Online” and you can pay the IDR 22,100,000 without incurring any credit card fees! 100% refund guaranteed for cancellation prior to the start date of the IDC.

We can take care of booking your accommodation, we prepare all of your manuals and equipment, we make a schedule for your time with us and all you need to do is some packing!

Live the dream, take the challenge and get ready for an extraordinary life.

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