PADI Instructor Development Course

Are you ready to become a PADI Instructor? How do you feel about doing so in paradise? With our pool and classroom overlooking the ocean, the stunning reefs of Nusa Penida and with our co-founder & Course Director Helene, you are in the perfect spot to do so!

Ready to change your life? 

Loving diving and what to make it your job? We understand, we did too! 

If you feel like teaching others about diving and the wonders of the ocean is your call, then our PADI Instructor program has you covered!

PADI is the most recognised diving training agency worldwide and you will have job opportunities at your fingertip pretty much anywhere in the world! 

The way we do it

Well, we do it well! First, our course is schedule so you have plenty of time to complete everything you need, and we will also send you materials to study ahead of time. Our Course Director Helene has years of experience and hundreds of dive professional certifications to her name and she will be there every step of the way to make sure you succeed! And you get support in English, French and Spanish. 


What you need beforehand

  • You will need to be 18 years old at the start of the course

  • You need to be a certified PADI Divemaster or equivalent

  • You will need to have an EFR certification (or equivalent) that is less than 2 years old

  • You need to allow about a week of studying before the course itself, we will send you all materials to do so.

  • You are welcome to use our rental equipment but you will need to have at least: mask and snorkel, dive computer, SMB and reel.  

Pricing - simple

No complex programs, we run our core IDC (Instructor Development Course) program and our MSDT prep program after the Instructor Examination that you can add to your course. We believe our IDC and all that we add to it will give you the best preparation to pursue a successful diving career.

Email us for any extra info you may need! Or just click here to download our PDF with all the details about the Instructor course. 




  • IDC and EFRI = 

    • Full prep course 5 days​: review of dive theory, skills, Rescue workshop, etc

    • 3 days of fun dives before or after your course

    • CV workshop

    • Lunch included on all training days

    • EFR Instructor course 

  • MSDT Prep course 5 specialties =

  • PADI Examination Fees =

  • PADI IDC materials =

Total with specialties

Total without specialties. 

See more details here, info about lodging, etc. 

Why choose us? 

  • Great facilities just a few steps away from the ocean

  • Our Platinum Course Director Helene has tons of experience and will make you go through the IDC like a breeze!

  • Pass guarantee: once you have passed your IDC, if you fail at the IE you can retake the next course for free. 

  • We prepare you for real-world teaching and we help you pimp your CV to land the best job! 

  • We care about our environment and we think you should too! Join us for beach and underwater clean ups while you are with us


Originally from France, Helene started scuba diving at 13 in her local pool. As she likes to tell, she learnt how to dive with one of those famous J-valve! 

Her first open water dives were in a cold green river in France and she wasn't super enthusiastic about the whole thing. That was until she discovered tropical diving in one of her first trips in Asia and was suddenly hooked. 

During her twenties she got certified up to Divemaster, but did not work full time as a dive professional yet. Although pretty much every single holiday or trip was about diving! 

During her first trip to Bali in 2011, she fell in love with the small island of Nusa Lembongan and moved there shortly after, where she took her PADI Instructor course and started working as a dive instructor straight after completing her PADI IDC. 

Three years later, she got accepted into the selective Course Director training and became one in 2016.
Helene then went onto working for a big IDC Center in Bali and ran a very successful program there for a couple of years, while also supervising Divemaster training.

Meanwhile, she had already met her friend and business partner to be Julia while volunteering for Trash Hero, and in 2019 together they opened Purple Dive Penida. 

She loves teaching dive professionals and now has hundreds of dive pro certification. She was awarded the Platinum rating for her Course Director activities. When she is not teaching, she enjoys macro underwater photography, drift dives, and she travels around Indonesia when she can to discover other spots! 

See below what her former students say about taking their IDC with her! 



My first time ever diving was with Helene. I immediately fell in love with diving and we became good friends.  I did my Open Water course with her and enjoyed it so much that I ended up doing all my courses up to Dive Instructor with her.

She is an excellent teacher and a dear friend. I always refer friends to her and cant recommend her enough. 


Doing my IDC with Hélène was an absolute breeeeze! She is so highly skilled and made every day super fun and enjoyable. She instilled confidence in each one of us and prepared us above and beyond for every challenge that lay ahead. I couldn't have felt more ready for my IE when the day arrived! I highly, highly recommend Hélène.


I loved the fun environment that she created whilst teaching us how to be good instructors. She was the perfect balance of compassionate and firm.

The course was challenging (as it should be) but I walked into the IE completely prepared because of Hélène’s dedication to excellence and professionalism.

Once the IE was over, Hélène continued to be a great mentor beyond the classroom, always taking the time to answer industry questions and helping me find employment.

Highly recommend Hélène!


She got me through my IDC. Not only incredibly knowledgeable, kind and a great teacher but Helene is also fun and I enjoyed every minute of everything I learned! I just wish I could do it all over again!



Infinity pool and classroom both overlooking the ocean...hard to beat that ! 


Download here our PDF with all program details

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