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About Us

Bali Diving Academy, a 5 star member of PADI, has been long recognised as Bali and Lombok’s premier diving service provider.

Operating since 1991, we are a 100 per cent Australian-European owned company, founded by Michael Cortenbach, in charge of a passionate, fun and multiethnic (certain times of the year we reach 11 different nationalities!) team of diving professionals.



Michael, founder, from Perth, Western Australia

Our PADI professional management and full service facilities are located in four premier diving locations: Sanur (main office), Tulamben, Pemuteran, Lembongan, providing an unmatched range of diving experiences.

Bali Diving Academy is the one stop shop for your holidays in Bali. Whether it is a Diving Holiday or a Holiday With Diving, we have something for everyone.

Why Choose Bali Diving Academy?

  • 100% Safety Record, our first priority
  • Environmentally conscious, our second priority
  • PADI multi awarded 5 Star Resort
  • Professional and friendly Instructors from all over the world
  • Day trips, overnights, extended stays, multi location and diver training program
  • Customized safari programs for individuals and groups
  • Mola mola, manta and macro combo programs
  • Diving in Small Groups
  • State of Art Equipment
  • Specializing in underwater photography and special interests itineraries
  • Accommodation and tours in the most pristine of locations
  • Adventures and adrenaline excursions
  • Amenities for non-diving companions and children
  • Divemaster Internships based on application,
  • …and much more

Why do we do this since so many years and we have no intention to stop?

The list would be very long, there are not enough words to describe such a big love for the ocean...

One of the reasons for our 24/7 dedication is a deep passion for traveling and the understanding of what divers (and non) expect, how valuable holiday time is. This is why our team is very well trained to develop a strong attention to details. We treat guests the way we expect to be treated when we are on holidays!

The biggest motivation for being here every day?

Christian, Finn and Sofia and all the children in the world... Every time we "create" a new "diving addict", each moment we spend with our divers, we want to share this strong passion with the wish that more and more people will love nature and the ocean as much as we do. With the big hope that all our children will live in a better world.
























Christian (Bubblemaker and free diver), Sofia (the mask spitter) and Finn (The Snorkeling hero)

Spending time in the water with them? Priceless


In simple terms, at Bali Diving Academy we operate on the philosophy that “word of mouth” is the most powerful marketing tool available to us. As such, the provision of a high quality experience for every client is paramount to our future development. We understand the value of each day of your holiday and we will ensure you do not waste a moment. “Every breath you take, every move you make, we’ll be watching you!” 

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Bali Diving Academy Trawangan Winner 2010

Diving locations in Bali