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Scubali - Bali Diving Academy

WE CONNECT YOU
WITH THE OCEAN

We are Bali Diving Academy, one of the best scuba diving centers in bali. We can cater to everybody, through our diving courses from Beginner to Professional, fun dives for certified divers, freediving for those who want to do it all natural by breath holding, and snorkeling for those who prefer to stay at the surface.

We can now offer courses in English, Indonesian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

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WHO WE ARE

OUR LOCATION

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PEMUTERAN DIVING CENTER

PEMUTERAN DIVING CENTER

Discover the beautiful Menjangan Island Marine Park and relaxing atmosphere of Pemuteran Bay
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LEMBONGAN DIVING CENTER

LEMBONGAN DIVING CENTER

The best place to get up close with Manta Rays and Mola Molas
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TULAMBEN DIVING CENTER

TULAMBEN DIVING CENTER

Probably the most famous Divesite in Bali, the USS Liberty Wreck is full of marine life
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SANUR DIVING CENTER

SANUR DIVING CENTER

Your gateway for amazing diving and snorkeling daytrips from South Bali.
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GO DIVING 

For anyone at every level we bring you to eplore the ocean

DIVE COURSES

Get your scuba diving certifications with the PADI 5 Stars Dive Center

Rescue

Specialties

Padi Courses

GO PROFESSIONAL

Ready to take a step forward? We offer everything you need to become a Dive Professional.

FREEDIVING

Go back to the source and dive the original way by holding your breath. Experience the silence of the ocean meanwhile explore your own body and mind underwater.

MARINE PROGRAMS PEMUTERAN

Combine scuba diving training with marine conservation

DIVE SITES

Lembongan/Penida

Lembongan/Penida

Drift /Deep/Photography/Marine biology/Pelagic
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Pemuteran

Pemuteran

Reef/Wall/Photography/Freediving/Biorock
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Menjangan

Menjangan

Wall/Photography/Freediving
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Tulamben

Tulamben

Wreck/Wall/Night/Macro/Snorkeling
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Padang Bai

Padang Bai

Night /Photography/Snorkeling
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Amed

Amed

Wreck/Wall/ Macro/Snorkeling
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    TESTIMONIALS

     

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    After moving from Italy to Asia 10 years ago I got exposed to scuba diving and the amazing wonders of the underwater world. Together with my wife Jacqueline, diving became our common passion and the main activity for every holiday we would plan.

    We spent 3 months here for our PADI instructor course and the charm of Bali made us fall in love with the underwater world instantly. After a while , I realized that I should follow my passion for diving in life . So I made a bold move , sold my business in Hong Kong , brought my wife and also a new family member ,Gaia my daughter, to Bali.

    Being a diver gives you a very strong connection to the ocean and the importance of preserving the environment becomes even more urgent and crucial. One of the best path to reach a balance between man and nature is usually reached when its clear that a healthy environment is mutually beneficial to all.

    BDA strives to hire local staff, by training new guides, divemaster, instructors and captains, and to be involved with the local communities sharing our passion for the ocean with the guest coming from all over the world but also with the people that are all around us in this beautiful land.

    We are the strongest ambassadors for our oceans and that is what Bali Diving Academy will always stand for.

    I was born and grew up in a little village up in the hills of Banyuwangi, East Java. My childhood was wonderful, I lived surrounded by beautiful nature, such as rice fields, small rivers, cocoa plantations and many more. I am in love  with nature above and underwater! After my graduation, I moved to Bali to start my career. In September 2011, I joined Bali Diving Academy, in position as Office Manager.  I am in charge of Sales and Reservation, HRD and General Affairs. What I love most about working at BDA is that the people here are very professional and to me they are more like my family rather than my boss or my colleagues. When I go to work, I don’t feel that I am going to the “office” but I feel that I am going to my second home.

    I, together with my husband, manage Bali Diving Academy in Pemuteran.  I am originally from South Africa, but got bitten by the diving bug and started travelling in 1998.  Since then I have worked in many different countries as a diving instructor.  We moved to Pemuteran in March 2013, after being attracted to the area by the beautiful coral reefs and abundance of marine life.  From the beginning I was fascinated by the Biorock Project and simply blown away by the speed of growth of the reef.  We do a lot of our training dives on the Biorock, so we help the Biorock Center by doing regular reef clean-ups and we also remove crown-of-thorn starfish when necessary.  After 25 years as a diver I still love diving and introducing people to the underwater world. I recently got certified as a Reef Check Instructor and am looking forward to sharing my passion for conservation with our divers.

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    I first started working at Bali Diving Academy as compressor staff, filling the tanks. After a few years I did my Open Water course and loved it! Growing up in Tulamben and living next to the ocean all my life, I was a natural in the water. Once I qualified as a Divemaster, it helped a lot that I already knew all the Tulamben divesites like the back of my hand! In 2019 Bali Diving Academy sent me to do my PADI Instructor course. It was very hard work, but I passed! I love working as a professional diver, because I get to meet people from all over the world with completely different cultures and characters. And, of course, there is always something new to discover underwater.

    Growing up, I knew nothing about the ocean.  I was trained in hospitality, but when the hotel changed owners, I lost my job.  A friend recommended me to the manager of Bali Diving Academy for a job as helper.  On the first day that I went out on the boat, I was horribly seasick.  Same on the second day!  I went home and told my father that this was not the job for me.  He told me: ‘You did not find this job, this job found you.  Give it a chance.  And by the way, it is probably a good time to learn to swim!’  I gave it a chance and I learned to swim and to speak English.  I was really scared when I did my Open Water Course, but finally I was comfortably enough to work as a snorkel guide.  In 2017 I became a Divemaster and in 2019 Bali Diving Academy sent me to do my PADI Instructor course!  I love diving, especially with new divers, as I understand a lot of the challenges they have.  Apart from diving, I work closely with students in the local community and help to arrange cultural events.  I am married and father to a young boy.

    I’m Balinese but was born in Lombok. Living close to the beach meant that I always felt connected to the ocean. In 2001 I fell in love with diving, when I discovered the beautiful colors and fascinating creatures of the underwater world! Now diving is part of my life and I have been working for Bali Diving Academy since 2008. Whenever you have plans to visit Bali, I’m here to share my experience and more than happy to assist you, so hope to see you soon in Bali!

    I have been working for Bali Diving Academy since September 2013. I enjoy working here because I feel comfortable with the working environment and the team. I’m working as accountant which is my educational background.

    My father was a fisherman so I grew up by the sea.  I don’t remember exactly when I learned to swim; I just know that I loved the water from a very young age.  When I was 10 years old I started to work at a dive center for pocket money.  I helped to keep their temple clean, carried tanks and helped to clean diving equipment.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I finished school:  work at a dive center!  I started to work as helped and eventually, once my English was good enough, became a snorkel guide.  In 2015 I did my Divemaster course and now I am in the water almost every day, showing people the marine life in Pemuteran.  Diving is my passion and I love to find small little critters to show to my guests.  I also volunteer at the Biorock Project and help with repairs and structure clean-ups.  I am married and father to a young boy.

    During and after high school I worked in a hotel, where I learned to speak English.  I started as bell-boy and finally worked on the reception.  After a few years I decided to look for a new challenge.  I applied for a job as snorkel guide with Bali Diving Academy and was accepted because of my language ability.  Even though I hadn’t snorkeled before, I could not really swim, so that was the first thing I had to learn!  The other staff helped to teach me and after 3 months I could independently work as snorkel guide. My ultimate dream was to become a Freediver Instructor and Bali Diving Academy gave me the possibility to become one. I went to Gili Air for one month and was trained by the renowned school of Oli Christen. When I finished my course I was the first Balinese person to be certified as an AIDA Freediver Instructor! I am able to dive to a depth of 40 meters and hold my breath for more than 4 minutes. I truly love teaching freediving and to share my passion with others. I am newly married.

    Because I have always been at sea I started to work for Bali Diving Academy as a boat captain. I am grateful to Bali Diving Academy because this company has given me the opportunity to learn diving and taught me all the steps up to becoming a PADI Divemaster. I like diving because I live near the beach, and I also want to know the beauty of coral reefs and the habitat in it. I am a father of 2 teenage children.

    I originally worked in housekeeping and behind the bar in a hotel until I heard of a job opening at Bali Diving Academy as a snorkel guide.  I was lucky that I could already swim, thanks to my uncle teaching me when I was around 8 years old.  I could not speak really good English when I applied for the job, but they took me on for a trial period and I managed to learn fast!  After 3 months my English was good enough and I started to work as snorkel guide at Bali Diving Academy.  Today I am a PADI Divemaster!!  I love music and whenever I am not working you can find me playing drums or guitar and singing! I am married and the father of a newborn baby girl.

    Before joining Bali Diving Academy in 2014, I worked as a seaweed farmer in Nusa Lembongan. In the past Lembongan was famous for its seaweed and most of us who grew up on the island, had a close connection to the farms. I decided to join Bali Diving Academy as a captain as it is based in Nusa Lembongan, so I get to be with my family. Also, with my past experience and knowledge of the sea conditions around Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida, I am able to contribute to the team by giving advice regarding the challenging currents in the area.

    After I finished school I worked for a while as a delivery driver for a building supply company, but I did not enjoy it very much.  After 2 years I heard that a dive center was looking for a helper on their boat, so I applied and got trained up as boat helper and eventually as captain.  After I few years I had worked my way up to head captain!  When I heard that my favorite boat was getting sold to Bali Diving Academy, and that they were looking for another captain, I decided to follow my boat.  I love working on the ocean and the challenge of keeping control of a boat in varying weather and ocean conditions.  I am married and have one son and one daughter.

    My father was a fisherman, so I grew up by the sea and learned to swim when I was very young.  Most of my childhood was spent playing with my friends on the beach.  After school I found work as a security guard, but did not really enjoy it.  I heard about a captain’s internship at Bali Diving Academy and was accepted for it.  For four months the Head Captain trained me intensively in all weather and ocean conditions until I was ready to get my Captain’s license.  I really enjoy working on the sea and am a PADI Open Water diver!  I am married and the father of a boy.

    I started to work part-time as waiter at a restaurant when I was only 15, which gave me a lot of opportunity to practice my English.  After school I applied for a job at Bali Diving Academy and, even though I was only 17, I was taken on for a trial period and trained as snorkel guide.  Swimming was not a problem for me, I taught myself to swim when I was very young as I spent a lot of time on the beach with my friends and family.  Once I turned 18 I started to work as full-time as snorkel guide.  I am an Advanced diver and will do my Rescue Diver course in the next few months.  I love the ocean and showing marine life to our guests.  My other passion is music and at the moment I am teaching myself to play the guitar. I am married and have a newborn baby girl.

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