The PADI Instructor Development Course in our Sanur flagship center is designed to develop and refine your personal and professional teaching skills.

As a PADI 5* CDC Center, we are one of the few on the island that can provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to cultivate your teaching and leadership abilities as a diving instructor. We also offer a number of diving courses and specialties.

We believe in a personalized approach that focuses on your strengths while addressing your weaknesses.

We exclusively teach the latest revised IDC curriculum which focuses even more on real life teaching, more workshops, preparing you to become a better, active PADI Instructor

Program Overview

The PADI instructor Development Course qualifies you to attend the PADI Instructor Exam (IE), and is made up of 2 FUNdamental parts:

The first part is the Diving Instructor Course (all PADI courses & programs, the philosophy, class organization, marketing, etc…)

The Second part is training as an Emergency First Response Instructor (unless you are already an active CPR & first aid instructor).

The objective of the diving instructor course is to allow you to get hands on experiences and the full comprehension of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You will participate in various underwater and dry workshops focusing on developing your own style of teaching. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach that creates drones and we guarantee you will have a lot of FUN!

The Emergency First Response Course is another SUPER fun 2-day course to qualify you to become an EFR instructor. You will then be qualified to teach people how to save lives, give rescue breaths, CPR, and handle other life-saving techniques.

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in-water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counselling
  • Minimum Age 18+
  • Certified Diver for at least 6 months
  • Certified PADI Divemaster or equivalent *(if needed we can help you with all the certifications at a preferential rate)
  • 60 Logged Dives (100 logged dives before IE)
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months (*may be done with us)
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
  • IDC Preparation
  • IDC Instructor Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • Training Pool Rental
  • Dive Center To Dive Sites Transportation
  • All Taxes
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why you should choose us?

You are not choosing for a dive center to do your IDC, you are looking for interpersonal relationships that will build-up your attributes as an accomplished dive pro. We dedicate time and effort at preparing students from all levels to become underwater advocates, respectful, aware, capable and confident. Logically, our pro level courses are driven by the same energy.

Everyone at Bali Diving Academy is passionate by the underwater world. Doing your Padi Instructor Course is not limited at the course itself, but it also expands afterwards. Our small group policy allows you to have plenty of focus time from our multilingual Course Director. Your IDC at BDA stands for a homey feeling with a no none-sense approach, and a lot of fun!

What will you do in your PADI Instructor Development Course?

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

  • IDC e-learning online pre-study available in 14 languages
  • Two days of IDC warm-up before the official starting date (dive-skill demonstration review, dive theory refresh, administration and paperwork, orientation)
  • Workshops on skill demonstration
  • Workshops on all PADI courses and programs
  • Multi-language support (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Job placement support after the IDC
  • Learn how to teach in the classroom, in confined and open water
  • Sales workshop
  • exams on general standards and procedure
  • exams on dive theory
  • 400 m swim and 10 min float
What should you do before your IDC starts?

Here are some tips/focus points to focus on BEFORE our start

  • Complete your IDC elearning. Work on it step by step and choose the language you are comfortable with (bahasa Indonesia, italian, korean, …)
  • Complete Diving Knowledge Workbook (is on the elearning).
  • Reviewed the performance requirement of the 24 skills of the DM course + Loose cylinder band/emergency weight drop/disconnect LPI. I would strongly advise to practice them focusing on neutral buoyancy demonstrations.
  • Rescue ex7 unconscious diver with/without rescue breathing mask (aka pocket mask) practice in the pool.
  • Knots: Sheet bend/bowline/2 half hitches mastery (check Padi app for demos)
  • Lift bag use + U & expanding square search pattern.
  • Compass (analog) use mastery (reciprocal, …)
  • Padi Instructor Manual 2020 review & understanding of its structure. “How to use this manual” at the beginning of the IM
  • Efr: current status + reviewed participant manual part 1 & 2 of primary & secondary care/care for children/CPR & Aed (self study & skills) + respective participant knowledge reviews & exams + instructor knowledge reviews (in your instructor manual)
  • Download & familiarity of the Padi app/Padi Library
  • Erdpml use for multi level & 3 dive planning functions.
What’s the next step?

Apply online today! We have a short application process so we can get to know each other better. We have limited spaces available and can not guarantee course dates until the deposit has been received. Complete the medical statement and Questionnaire before arriving in Bali to ensure you are medically fit for a dive professional.

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Bali Diving Academy Sanur Dive Center, Sanur, Bali
Jl. Sekuta Gg. Kalpataru, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali Indonesia