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Why choose Bali for your 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

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 IDC package
– Air conditioned multimedia classrooms
– Fun and friendly international crew
– We REALLY do care about your success

Are you ready to find out more about the most popular IDC in Indonesia? Read on to find out more: What Does the IDC Cost and What Does It Include? Our Course Directors and Our Team, IDC Course Dates, What Are the Next Steps.

Our Course Directors and Our 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.

We have two experienced Course Directors on staff heading our 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.

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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.

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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
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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 22,000,000 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
  • [currencyConversion]IDR 6,500,000[/currencyConversion] 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?

IDC & EFRI PADI fees: AUS$1385
IDC & EFRI PADI materials: US$819

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 300,000 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

Don’t miss out. 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 our no-quibble 100% refund guarantee if you cancel for any reason before the start of your IDC.

If you prefer please contact us directly to book your IDC or ask any questions. Get ready to jump-start your PADI Instructor career here on the beautiful island of Bali.

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IDC Course Dates

When Can I Start?

Our 2017 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.

THE NEXT IDC AT BALI SCUBA STARTS ON 11 August 2017

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.


Optional dive skills and theory workshop: September 12 – 14

15 day IDC program: September 15 – 29

PADI Instructor Exam: September 30 – October 1

MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): October 2 – 4


Optional dive skills and theory workshop: October 17 – 19

15 day IDC program: October 20 – November 3

PADI Instructor Exam: November 4 – 5

MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): November 6 – 8


Optional dive skills and theory workshop: November 21 – 23

15 day IDC program: November 24 – December 8

PADI Instructor Exam: December 9 – 10

MSDT Prep (5 PADI Specialty Instructor courses): December 11 – 13

If you plan to pay by credit card, book online to save 3% credit card fee. You’ll be protected by a 100% no-quibble refund guarantee if you cancel for any reason before the start of your IDC.

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.

  • PADI 5 Stars
  • Trip Advisor 5 Stars
  • Multiple PADI award-winner
  • Bali's premier dive center
  • 16 years of amazing adventures
  • Fun and friendly international team
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Now it's your move

Now that you have made the decision to take your IDC the process couldn’t be simpler! Just let us know the date of your preferred IDC so we can check availability.

Let us know if you want us to find accommodation. As soon as your program is confirmed our staff will send you details of some accommodation options. Prices start from $250 per month and many are within walking distance of Bali Scuba.

We’ll prepare all of your manuals and arrange your airport pick up. All you need to do is book a flight and do some packing!

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

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