Thinking about becoming a certified dive instructor? You’ve come to the right place. This IDC Instructor Development Course Bali offered by Bali Diving Academy beats the rest, delivers an amazing experience and is affordable, too!


If you’re as passionate about diving as the team at Bali Diving Academy and want to dive as often as you can, becoming a dive instructor through Scubali may be the best decision you ever make.



Why should you become a PADI Dive Instructor? 


You want to share your passion for the ocean with as many people as possible.


The ocean is a vast and mysterious earthly element. Filled with millions of creatures that you can never see on land and stretches of ocean that are unfathomably wide and deep, it is always an adventure diving beneath the surface. 

If the ocean and all of its mysteries is something you are truly passionate about, becoming certified as a dive instructor is the best way to share that passion with others. 

As a certified dive instructor, you step into the role of being the most supportive, encouraging and excited person above and below the water for your divers. You are helping them stay safe and comfortable, so as to ultimately enjoy the best experience they can on their dive courses.

Discover what it feels like to instill in others your admiration and appreciation for the ocean when you take the experience into your hands on an adventure in and on the sea.



You want to dive as much as you can.

Diving can become addicting. The thrill of being beneath the water and experiencing things that you wouldn’t ever see on land never gets old.

If you can’t get enough of diving and want to dive as often and inexpensively as possible, why not get paid to lead dives?



You respect the danger of the ocean and want to keep everyone who dives safe. 

The ocean is a beautiful but dangerous thing. By certifying yourself as a dive instructor and learning the correct safety precautions to take, you will continue a rhetoric of safe diving that does not sacrifice any of the sport’s magic.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a scary situation diving, are particularly concerned about keeping others safe when they dive or just want to learn more about how to be a safe diver yourself, becoming an instructor is a great step. 



You want to dive year-round! 

Another great reason to get certified as a diving instructor is to be able to live as close as possible to the dive sites and dive year-round.

In Bali in particular, the tropical climate makes diving possible almost every day of the year. Even if you live in a tropical climate, you may have limited access to proper dive sites or gear. When you become an instructor, you guarantee that you are as close as possible to some of the world’s best dive sites and get to dive as frequently as possible, no matter the season. 

When you work as a diving instructor, every day is a good day to wake up and go to work!



You want to save money on costly dives. 

It’s no secret that diving is an expensive sport. Factor the expensive gear into all of the classes and boat rental to take you out on a dive and you’re looking at hundreds of dollars. Even if you have your own boat, it can be too expensive to always be diving on your own. 

As an instructor, you get to dive as often as you want, at virtually no cost to you. Save money — in fact make money — without giving up what you love!



You want to become a better diver. 

If you want to become a better diver, there is no better, or faster, way to learn new techniques in diving and diving safety than putting yourself in charge of others. Finding yourself in charge of the safety and skill development of prospective divers is a great opportunity to step up and take responsibility.

You can’t teach others without perfecting your own ability. You will be forced to learn anything you haven’t and discover things about yourself and your diving technique that you wouldn’t otherwise.



You want to find a job in the diving community 

All of these reasons are completely valid, yet also relevant to PADI Divemaster level graduates as well. Becoming a dive instructor in order to join the diving community in a deep and meaningful way is what sets instructing apart from other PADI courses. 

Progress as far as you can in your own diving career when you become a dive instructor. Dive instructors have the greatest chance of finding a job at a dive center or dive tour company, allowing you to make a career out of your passion for the ocean and diving community.

When you become a PADI Dive Instructor, the opportunity for welcoming new members into your own diving family becomes possible. If you think you have what it takes to be open, inviting and encouraging to new divers, then you should take the PADI IDC.  



Bali Diving Academy  Instructor development center Bali: Offering the highest PADI courses 

Bali Diving Academy  Instructor development Center Bali offers every level of diving instructor training, up to the most advanced certification. There are very few dive centers certified to give Instructor Diving Courses. In order to be certified to offer this specific course, the dive center must receive a 5-star dive center status, according to PADI standards. 

This makes Scubali part of an elite group of Bali diving centers that offer Instructor Development Course (IDC) Bali certification!

No matter what level of instruction you are, there is a course offered for you through Bali Diving Academy. Here is what is offered:



PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Course is the first step toward becoming a master diver or scuba instructor, down the road. The Open Water certification ensures that you are both comfortable with the techniques and the safety associated with open water scuba dives. 

Through a combination of online, independent and classroom-style learning, you will get to know the basics of scuba diving. You will begin learning in confined water dives (generally a pool onsite).

Once you have demonstrated your ability to understand the safety procedure sand adequately use a scuba mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and tank, you will be able to test your knowledge in open water dives.

Explore new dive sites, get to know the equipment and learn how relaxing diving can be in your first open water dive.



PADI Advanced Open Water Course 

Don’t let the name fool you, because the Advanced Open Water Course is not just for “advanced” divers. Instead, it is designed to advance your diving. All you need to complete to be eligible to take the PADI Advanced Course is the PADI Open Water Course.

The Advanced course helps you perfect skills and techniques learned in your first PADI course, as well as expands on the physiological effects and challenges associated with deeper scuba dives. Learn more detailed skills in navigation, including compass navigation, kick-cycles, how to define and use visual landmarks and how to calculate time. 

If your goal is to dive ruined ships, see deep-sea creatures and grow your ability as a diver, the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is for you.



PADI Rescue Course 

The Padi Rescue Course is essential for anyone looking to challenge themselves and improve everyone’s safety in the water. Learn to prevent and manage problems and become more confident in your skills as a diver than ever before. 

Come out of your course with the knowledge to:

  • Self Rescue – Identify and address your own problems before they become more dangerous.

  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers – Learn to identify a diver in distress and the ways to help them cope with potentially harmful situations. 

  • Emergency Management and Equipment – An emergency is no time to practice life-saving techniques. Learn to manage emergency situations appropriately and how to implement the proper equipment to save hundreds of potential lives.

  • Rescuing panicking divers – Panicking makes scary situations life-threatening. Learn how to help and calm a panicking diver to avoid further stress and harm to themselves and yourself. 

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers – Learn the right way to rescue an unconscious, unresponsive diver to avoid further harm. 

Also learn how to work with oxygen units, floats, marker buoys and CPR mannequins.

If you’re a nervous person and want to feel more comfortable in the water — or perhaps you’re not nervous at all but sometimes careless and may find yourself in scary situations — getting your PADI Rescue certification is essential. Feel more confident in the water than ever before once you complete a PADI Rescue Diving Course. 

Graduates of the PADI Rescue Course say that they never dive the same way again. Learning rescue diving techniques force you to perfect your own abilities and see other divers differently.   

Rescue diving also helps you understand the safety measures in dive centers that you travel around the world to visit. Recognizing reputable, safe dive centers is key to everyone’s safety. Come to appreciate diving and diving safety in a new way.



PADI Divemaster Scuba Course 

Setting you apart from other training levels, the Master Scuba Diver Course certification shows your commitment to continuing your dive education as well as furthering your ability to teach fellow dive instructors and divers.

Only an elite number of divers have earned this Master Scuba Diver status through significant experience and scuba training courses. Fewer than 2 percent of divers ever reach this status; why not be a part of that 2 percent? 

As with all of the courses, you cannot complete a Master Scuba Dive Course without having first completed the other courses offered at Scubali. 

A Master Scuba Diver certification also allows you to teach five or more specialties, opening up doors to the kinds of dives you can participate and facilitate.

All PADI Courses are supervised by PADI themselves, ensuring you are getting the best PADI education you could.



PADI Instructor Course 

To become an instructor, you must demonstrate your ability as an experienced diver, have amassed a number of hours diving and find a 5-star certified diving center that offers such a course. 

Luckily, Bali Diving Academy is one of only a few dive centers in Bali that offers Instructor Diving Courses.

Only after passing the PADI IDC can you give other PADI courses to divers. Someone who wishes to be an instructor would likely only do so if they had the intention of entering into a diving career.

 The requirements before taking a PADI instructor course include the following:

  • Have reached a PADI Divemaster or leadership level certification with another dive training organization 

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be fit enough to dive; this is determined after submitting a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination that has been completed within the past year from the start date of the instructor examination. This medical statement must be signed by a professional qualified to determine you fit to dive.

  • Submit proof of CPR training from within the past 24 months



What Bali Diving Academy Course Directors have to say

“As a PADI Instructor, you will be able to teach a wide range of PADI courses. During your IDC we will make sure that you will learn all the latest teaching techniques and knowledge to become a confident and fully prepared dive professional.

Basically, we will be working in the classroom, in the swimming pool and in the ocean.
We will give you the best tips so you are prepared to give to your future students the best time of their lives. After all, teaching is fun and rewarding!!! That’s why we are becoming dive Instructors! You want to be an awesome Instructor? We will give you all the tools to go for it!

During our classroom presentation (Knowledge Development presentations) we cover all the PADI programs, standards, teaching techniques, marketing and risk management. You will learn the best way to communicate to your future students and make an awesome class, pool session or open water training session. 

There is no thing as “in real life and in the IDC”. All the things you will learn are to be applied in the real world and, guess what…. they work as a charm!

Don’t forget our special workshops! They provide you with amazing tools for your future professional life. 

During our pool training sessions you will learn how to teach to your students in the swimming pool, from the way we express ourselves during our briefings, to how to organize your class underwater, how to use a Divemaster as an assistant, what are the most common problems your students may experience and how you can help them to overcome these problems, providing support and effective solutions. 

You will also review your own dive skills and get many tips that will make the beginning of your career go smoother, even when you are teaching your first courses as an instructor.          

During the Open Water sessions you will learn the most important things you will need to keep in mind when you take your students into the ocean: How to prevent most common problems, how to help your students to minimize their stress and how to help them to succeed in their own dive courses, so you will help your students become happy and confident divers



IDC in fine print

IDC Course lengths are as follows: 

“IDC (Instructor Development Course) has two parts: The first part is the AI (Assistant Instructor Course), and the second part is the OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor Course). Together, these are the components of your whole IDC. 

Our IDC is a 12 to 14 day program.

It covers the Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor portions, Emergency First Response Instructor and Care for Children Instructor courses 

If you feel you are a bit rusty in your dive theory knowledge or dive skills, we offer you two days of IDC preparation at no additional charge. These are two additional days for you to refresh knowledge and skills and get you 100 percent tuned up for your IDC!

Once you finish your IDC, you will need to schedule two days for your Instructor Examination (IE). 

Professionals from PADI itself will come and make sure you are ready to teach out in the world!

After the IE, we also conduct optional Master Scuba Diver Trainer programs (MSDT)! This will allow you to teach specialties right from the beginning of your new dive career, so you can evenly compete in the job market! The MSDT program will take two additional days.

So, if you are planning to do your IDC, including the preparation, examination and MSDT training, you are looking at about 18 to 20 days … period”. 

The IDC Package and pricing is highly competitive, especially for Bali. Offering you the best prices without sacrificing safety or quality is valued very highly at Scubali.

  • FREE two days of IDC preparation before the official starting date of the IDC
  • Extra workshops on skill demonstration
  • Extra 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
  • FREE Marine life presentations to expand your knowledge
  • Multi-language support 
  • Job placement support after the IDC
  • Lunch, free flow of coffee and tea
  • Tanks and weights during the IDC and IE
  • Two fun dives with Manta Rays
  • One Massage/Yoga Class/Meditation session to help you prepare for your Instructor Examination fresh and ready!


IDC Preparation FREE

IDC + EFRI course (EFRI is mandatory, it means the course for the Emergency First Response Instructor)= USD $1520

IDC + EFRI Course Materials from PADI= USD $820

Instructor Examination from experts from PADI (fee to pay to Padi Asia Pacific in AUD)= AUD $865

Instructor Application to PADI (fee to pay directly to PADI Asia Pacific in AUD)= AUD $249

EFRI application to PADI (fee to pay directly to PADI Asia Pacific in AUD)= AUD $172



Diving instructor course Bali: 2018 Diving Academy IDC Schedule

Scubali Diving Academy currently offers diving instructor course Bali certification courses in Nusa Lembongan, a short distance from Bali itself – and worth the trip! 

Nusa Lembongan is a picturesque island, part of three total Nusa islands. It is famous for diving, some of the most famous points being Manta Point and the sunken Buddah statue village. The quiet, pristine island isn’t just great for diving but for finding the freshest seafood, luxury accommodation and cliff jumping.

Come for the diving certification, and stay to explore the island’s magic!

In 2018, the schedule for IDC classes is as follows:



March 2018


Preparation March 23rd-24th

Instructor Diving Course 24th-April 6th

Instructor Examination April 7th and 8th (In Bali)

Master Course April 8th-11th



June 2018


Preparation June 17th and 18th

Instructor Diving Course June 19th – July 1st

Instructor Examination July 2nd and 3rd

Master Course July 4th-6th



July 2018


Preparation June 18th and 19th

Instructor Diving Course June 20th – August 1st

Instructor Examination August 2nd and 3rd

Master Course August 4th-6th



September 2018


Preparation September 14th and 15th

Instructor Diving Course September 16th – 28th

Instructor Examination September 29th and 30th (In Bali)

Master Course October 1st and 2nd



Why get certified in Bali? 

Of all of the beautiful and unique dive spots in the world, why should you choose Bali to get your certification? 

Where do you start …

Come for the tropical paradise, stay for what the waters offer you every time you dive beneath the surface. Bali is a mecca for sea-life, abundant coral, sunken religious statues, shipwrecks and more; there’s nothing you can’t find off the shores of beautiful Bali.

Scubali also offers accommodation that can be organized through them for the duration of your IDC or other course. You have nothing to worry about but getting to Bali to start your course. All-inclusive accommodation starts at USD $300 and ranges to $400 USD. 

For the best IDC Instructor Development Course Bali offers, trust no one besides Bali Diving Academy. 

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