PADI IDC Instructor Course

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Why choose Bali Scuba?

  • Bali’s premier dive facility
  • PADI Career Development Center (CDC)
  • PADI’s “Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development Award” winner
  • Lifelong discounts on diving
  • Unbeatable IE success rate
  • Best value PADI IDC package
  • Air conditioned multimedia classrooms
  • Fun and friendly international crew
  • We REALLY do care about your success

Why choose Bali for your PADI IDC

  • Trip Advisor ‘Best destination worldwide’ 2017
  • 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
Are you ready to find out more about the most popular PADI IDC in Indonesia?
Read on to find out more: What Does the PADI IDC Cost and What Does It Include?
Our Course Directors and Our Team, PADI IDC Course Dates, What Are the Next Steps.

Our Course Directors and Our Team

Bali Scuba team gathers local and international Divemasters and Instructors. All of them 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 PADI IDC. They are a fun and friendly bunch and you’ll enjoy hanging out with them.

We have two experienced Course Directors on staff heading our PADI IDC programs. They are here to ensure your success, develop your skills and share their experience with you. Our Course Directors are passionate divers and accomplished educators. Both have been with Bali Scuba for years (we don’t use freelance Course Directors). This means they will be here to offer support and advice if you run into any problems when you start teaching your first ever students. They are here to stay not here-today and gone-tomorrow.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Do you offer a 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.

We are 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 Course Directors are 100% committed to your success and don’t just work from 9 – 5. If you need extra help or want more practice they will give you the time and support that you need.

However 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.

Can I dive for free while I’m there?

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 video of the fantastic diving you’ll be able to do with these vouchers. It’s truly world class and by choosing to Go Pro with Bali Scuba you can dive all these sites completely for free. It’s a great bonus.

As soon as you sign up you’ll receive vouchers worth IDR 6,500,000 to dive these great sites. They are valid in the 14 days before the IDC and/or for 14 days after the Instructor Exam (IE).

What facilities are there at Bali Scuba?

Our facilities at Bali Scuba include;

  • Two powerful purpose-built diving speedboats
  • Complete 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

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).

 You’ll get 18 days of exceptional training for just IDR 22,000,000 including:

  • PADI 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


Are There Any Discounts Available?

  • 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 else do I need to pay for?

  • PADI IDC & EFRI fees: AU$1547
  • PADI IDC & EFRI materials: IDR 9,900,000

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 real discount from our normal price: pay just IDR 7,800,000 instead of our usual price of IDR 10,400,000.

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 IDR 400,000 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 22,000,000

IDC Course Dates

When Can I Start?

Our 2020 IDC dates are available now! 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.


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 3 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.

Once you’ve booked your place we recommend you read our PADI IDC Frequently Asked Questions to help you prepare.

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 contact us to block your space for the dates of your preferred IDC.

IDC Calendar 2020

March IDC program

  • IDC program Dive skill and theory workshop: March 17 – 19
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): March 20 – 03 April (Nyepi on 25th)
  • PADI Instructor Exam: April 04 – 05
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): April 06 – 08

April IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: April 21 – 23
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE):  April 24 – 08 May 
  • PADI Instructor Exam: May 09 – 10
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): May 11 – 13

May IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: May 19 – 21
  • Dive skill and theory workshop: May 19 – 21
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): May 22 – 05 JunePADI Instructor Exam: June 06 – 07
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): June 08 – 10

June IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: May 19 – 21
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): May 22 – 05 June
  • PADI Instructor Exam: June 06 – 07
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): June 08 – 10

July IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: June 30 – 02 July
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): July 03 – 17
  • PADI Instructor Exam: July 18 – 19
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): July 20 – 22

August IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: August  04 – 06
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): August 07 – 21
  • PADI Instructor Exam: August 22 – 23
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): August 24 – 26

September IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: September 01 – 03
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): September 04 – 18
  • PADI Instructor Exam: September 19 – 20
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): September 21 – 23

October IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: October 13 – 15IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): October 16 – 30
  • PADI Instructor Exam: October 31 – 01 November
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): November 02 – 04

November IDC program

  • Dive skill and theory workshop: November 17 – 19
  • IDC (incl. EFR Instructor Course and mock IE): November 20 – 04
  • PADI Instructor Exam: December 05 – 06
  • MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): December 07 – 09

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