IDC Nusa Penida
PADI Instructor Development Course

Are you ready to become a PADI Instructor in Bali? 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 place to do so! Join our PADI IDC course 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 PADI IDC schedule is designed so you have plenty of time to complete everything you need, and we will also send you materials to study ahead of time. Our Platinum 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 certificate

Why choose us for your PADI Instructor course? 

  • Great facilities just a few steps away from the ocean. Our facilities will make the PADI IDC experience more than enjoyable: infinity pool overlooking the ocean, airy classroom, great diving on our doorstep! 

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

  • 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 Nusa Penida - Instructor course pricing

18 days - 19,5 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 - 25 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

  • 5 PADI Instructor specialty ratings

PADI IDC Fees and Course Material prices:

  • PADI Instructor Examination fees : 995 AUS *

  • PAD Instructor application fees: 294 AUS *

  • EFR Instructor fees: 202 AUS *

  • Specialty instructor application fees: 116 AUS * per specialty

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

* Payable directly to PADI and can undergo changes

Fill out the form below to receive our super cool and complete PDF with all the details about our IDC program: how the course runs, practical info about Nusa Penida and more!

IDC calendar - upcoming course dates

Course Start

1st February 2023

2nd April 2023

27th May 2023

3rd September 2023

29th October 2023

PADI Instructor Examination

19th February 2023

20th April 2023

15th June 2023

21st September 2023

16th November 2023



Originally from France, I started scuba diving at 13 in the local pool. I learnt to dive with one of those famous J-valves!

My first open water dives were in a cold green river in France and I wasn't super enthusiastic about the whole thing. That was until I discovered tropical diving on my first trip in Asia a few years later and I was suddenly hooked. 

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

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

Meanwhile, I had already met my friend and soon-to-be business partner Julia while volunteering for Trash Hero, and in 2019 together we opened Purple Dive Penida. 

I love teaching dive professionals and I have now done hundreds of dive pro certifications. When I am not teaching or busy running the dive centre, I enjoy macro underwater photography, drift dives, and I love to travel around Indonesia to discover new dive spots!

Check out below what my former students have to say about their IDC with me.



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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