IDC Nusa Penida
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! Join us and become a PADI instructor in Nusa Penida.

Ready to change your life and become a dive instructor? 

Love diving and want 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 fingertips pretty much anywhere in the world! 

The way we do it

Well, we do it well! First, our course is scheduled 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. 


Prerequisites to the PADI Instructor course

  • You need to be a certified PADI Divemaster or equivalent

  • You need to have 100 logged dives by the time you take the PADI Instructor Examination

  • You need to be 18 years old and to be a certified diver for at least 6 months

  • You need to be physically fit to dive and have a medical

Why choose us for your PADI Instructor course? 

  • 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 PADI Instructor course for free with us. 

  • 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

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PADI IDC - Instructor course pricing

18 days - 18 million IDR
  • Full PADI IDC Course

  • EFR Instructor course

  • Study materials sent to you beforehand

  • Lunch, water, tea and coffee

  • Equipment rental

  • CV Workshop

  • 3 days preparation course

  • Purple Dive t-shirt

26 days - 24 million IDR
  • Full PADI IDC Course

  • EFR Instructor course

  • Study materials sent to you beforehand

  • Lunch, water, tea and coffee

  • Equipment rental

  • CV Workshop

  • 3 days preparation course

  • Purple Dive t-shirt

  • 4 days of fun diving before the IDC

  • Adaptive teaching workshop

  • 5 PADI Instructor specialty ratings

PADI Fees and Material prices:

  • PADI Instructor Examination fees : 975 AUS *

  • PAD Instructor application fees: 280 AUS *

  • EFR Instructor fees: 193 AUS *

  • Specialty instructor application fees: 111 AUS * per specialty

  • Digital training materials and instructor slates: 9,000,000 IDR

* Payable directly to PADI and can undergo changes

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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 straight away. 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 professional 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 can't 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!



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

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