PADI Instructor Development Course in Nusa Lembongan at the Bali Diving Academy IDC center


NEW DATES AVAILABLE: 22th march 2020 with the Instructor Exam on 7/8 April and possibility to do MSDT immediately after

22-23/3: IDC warm-up, 24/3 to 6/4 IDC + Efri, 7-8/4 IE Lembongan, 10-13/4 MSDT


16th november 2020  with Exam on 2/3 December.


The PADI Instructor Development Course in Nusa Lembongan is designed to develop and refine your personal and professional diving skills. The Bali Diving Academy IDC center offers a number of diving courses and specialties. As a 5-star PADI certified diving center, we are one of the few on the island that can provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to cultivate teaching and leadership abilities as a diving instructor.


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Our Course Director tailors his teaching, depending on the abilities of the students. Some students have better learning abilities, while others have excellent theoretical skills. We are the only diving center who can guarantee you that you will stay in a small group during your PADI Instructor Development Course. We understand that in order for you to have the best chances to succeed and be able to teach directly after your PADI IDC, you’ll need our undivided attention.

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We believe that the impressions of our students can provide you with the best representation of our skills and quality of work:

“I have been diving with the Bali Diving Academy for many years now. After the first great experience diving with them in Pemuteran, I decided to do more courses and eventually ended up getting an internship te become a professional. I couldn't wish for a better place to do this. Working with a great crew and very professional instructors in an amazing environment. You couldn't wish for more. Looking forward to spending more time diving with them in the future.”


Michel vd Logt from Holland via Google Reviews


At the Bali Diving Academy, we trained most of our PADI Instructors ourselves, and we are proud of the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that is rewarded to them on a consistent basis. We also train our students on how to be eco-friendly and eco-conscious divers, which defines the core of our values. Thanks to our Greenfins certification (with the best score in Indonesia), we have the know-how to do so.

Our close collaboration with Marine Megafauna Foundation gives us a unique perspective and knowledge on the underwater world in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. We will love it if you discover it with us. The IDC course is also a fun experience that is filled with unforgettable moments. You will come for diving and stay for family, because this is what we are and we would be honoured to share our passion and provide the best tool to an excellent PADI Instructor.


Outstanding service under and above the water! Big thanks to the whole BDA Team in Nusa Lembongan for unforgettable moments. Without hesitation, I would book my diving again with BDA. I have already dived all over the world with a lot of different diving providers. BDA is definitely one with outstanding service and atmosphere. During my week diving with BDA I enjoyed the hospitality, knowledge and friendly atmosphere Diego creates together with his team. All the staff speaks perfectly English and several other languages like German, Spanish, French, Indonesian... I had some beautiful and funny dives with Diego and Saddam as guides. The small groups were put together according to the individual diving level to guarantee the best experiences. And over all, they support the local Manta foundation: Marine Megafauna Foundations. They invited some volunteers to provide interesting information about the Mantas, their work and to dive with us. Thanks a lot, guys. Hope to get the chance to dive with you again.”


Nie C from Germany via TripAdvisor

If you need further incentive to visit us and enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course, you should take a look at the video we prepared for that purpose!  

Why should you pick the Bali Diving Academy IDC center?

The Bali Diving Academy has existed since 1991 and has pioneered scuba diving in Bali. We are an extremely professional diving center with a 100-percent safety record, which is how we are renown for our professionalism.

Each of our instructors have tremendous years of experience in the field. We also have an in-house marine biologist, who can teach you about ocean conservation and research. We are proud to say that our teaching standards, skill sharing and the devotion to passing on knowledge to our students are what truly distinguishes us in the scuba diving industry.

Our goal is to arm you with information, knowledge and skills, which will give you a head-start on the job market and set you up for a fulfilling career as a diving instructor but also to share our deep passion for the ocean.


What does a PADI Instructor Development Course entail?

When you enroll in our PADI Instructor Development Course, you will complete the following:


  • Two days of IDC preparation before the official starting date
  • Workshops on skill demonstration
  • Workshops on how to teach Rescue Diver Course training sessions
  • Workshops on lift bag and knot tying underwater
  • Workshop on CESA and descents in open water
  • Marine life presentations to expand your knowledge
  • Multi-language support (English, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Job placement support after the IDC
  • Lunch, along with a free flow of coffee and tea
  • Tanks and weights during the IDC and IE
  • Two fun dives with Manta Rays


The full length of the PADI Instructor Development Course in Nusa Lembongan is a 12- to 14-day program. The course also entails the Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor portions, Emergency First Response Instructor and Care for Children Instructor courses, which means you’ll get the whole package in one place for one price. The best thing about the Bali Diving Academy IDC Center is that you get a chance for further professional development with the optional Master Scuba Diver Trainer programs (MSDT). Furthermore, you also get a chance to be a part of a unique tailor-made Instructor Development Course that provides you with excellent opportunities in the diving industry.


How much does a PADI Instructor Development Course cost?

The PADI Dive Instructor Course in Nusa Lembongan at the BDA IDC center is 1,520 USD (the two days of preparation are free). We can also arrange for on-site accommodation, which ranges between 300 and 400 USD. If you have further questions regarding the course, the dates and the workshops or the studying materials, please contact us, and we’ll get back to you in 24 hours max!


The additional fees from PADI are the IDC + EFRI Course Materials from PADI (that we can order for you) USD $620 as well as the Instructor Examination from the experts from PADI (fee to pay directly to Padi Asia Pacific in AUD). Instructor Application to PADI (fee to pay directly to PADI Asia Pacific in AUD) and the EFRI application to PADI (fee to pay directly to PADI Asia Pacific in AUD).


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