Bali, Indonesia
Posted: 2 months ago

£1,569 per course

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This program aims to combine the PADI divemaster training and an introduction to marine biology theory modules. Candidates, once certified, can go on to proudly work as SCUBA professionals with a deeper understanding of the marine environment or go on to pursue degrees and careers in Marine Science, feeling capable in contributing to marine conservation efforts worldwide.

Throughout the program our candidates learn from a series of eleven lectures and discussions on varied marine science topics, including an introduction to basic marine ecology, climate change, and scientific diving standards. Accompanying fieldwork in world class dive sites enhances the knowledge acquired in the classroom.

Some of the Practical fieldwork modules include:

  • Reef survey techniques
  • Fish ID, Coral ID
  • Scientific diving
  • Marine underwater photogrammetry
  • Nuansa Pulau community (Coral restoration) / Project Laut

With a duration of 6 weeks, the first 4 are focused on the PADI Divemaster training and the last 2 weeks are focused on the marine biology part.

Program Details

  1. Learn from our experienced Marine Scientist – through participating in 11 lectures and practical applications in marine data collection.
  2. Visit Nuansa Pulau Community to assist and learn how to monitor and maintain Coral fragments transplantation projects.
  3. Learn how to plan dive trips and guide certified divers.
  4. Assist courses – from DSD to Rescue Diver training, learn to assist an Instructor.
  5. Dive a lot with cool sea creatures – Mantas, turtles , octopus, reef sharks and even Mola Mola!

What do you get?

Apart from the training and invaluable experience in the ocean as a research diver:

  1. SCUBA training at a professional level and invaluable insight and experience into marine science and conservation.
  2. PADI Divemaster Certification (you will have all you need to proceed immediately with the Instructor course if you would like to go into a career as a diving instructor).
  3. Recommendation letter signed by our resident Marine Scientist (by request) in case of future applications to university programs or conservation programs.
  4. All confirmations needed to validate credits with your university (by request)
  5. An intro to marine science digital handbook containing all the topics covered and tailored specifically for the program by our resident Marine Scientist as well as all data reports produced by the candidates during training.


The training is based in the middle of the Marine Protected Area of Nusa Penida, in Nusa Lembongan a little paradisiacal island 30 minutes boat ride from south Bali. The dive sites we go to have some of the highest diversity of marine life in the world: more than 400 species of reef-building coral and large ocean dwellers like turtles, manta rays, and sharks, not to forget about the iconic sunfish or Mola-Mola, which, depending on the season, can be seen in the region on a regular basis.


6 weeks (certified diver) + 2 weeks optional warm up (special rate package tailor made based on diver experience)

Around 8-10 weeks (for non-certified diver), duration would be adapted depending on your level

2024 calendar:

  • 22 Jan – 4 March
  • 18 March – 28 April
  • 20 May – 30 June

In order to guarantee an internship in the best conditions, we accept only a limited number of trainees. Don’t hesitate to enrol now or ask more information by simply writing an email at:  you can also send an inquiry by the Inquiry form or send us a WhatsApp on +62 877-6004-8543

Program Details

  1. Learn from our experienced Marine Scientist – through participating in 11 lectures and practical applications in marine data collection.
  2. Practical application while learning different reef surveying techniques
  3. Monitor and maintain Coral fragments transplantation projects with Nuansa Pulau Community
  4. Able to plan dive trips and guide certified divers.
  5. Assist courses – from DSD to Rescue Diver training, learn to assist an Instructor.
  6. Dive a lot with cool sea creatures – Mantas, turtles , octopus, reef sharks and even Mola Mola!


For 6 weeks DMT + Marine Biology program (USD 1,995)


  • Transportation (from the airport and back to the airport or south Bali)
  • Divemaster Training with Experienced PADI Instructor as mentor
  • All Taxes
  • Lunch when diving from the boat
  • Marine Biology Theory
  • All the Diving in Penida and Lembongan for 6 weeks internship (duration can be adapted)
  • PADI Divemaster Digital Crew Pack + slates (value of USD390)


  • Full Set of rental Dive Equipment (200 usd for the 6 weeks)
  • 6 Weeks’ Full Accommodation in Private Room with aircon and basic breakfast 450 USD

*6 weeks program is only eligible for certified divers; for non-certified divers, the price will be varied depending on your level.

Learn More

For more information or to apply to this program, please write directly to or whatsapp +62 877-6004-8543

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2 weeks Marine Biology Training Program, Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area – Lembongan

Are you already a Divemaster or a dive Instructor? Join our 2 week training in Marine Biology and expand your knowledge in ocean life and conservation.

The last 2 weeks of the marine biology DMT will focus on the marine biology section of the course, led by our experienced in-house marine biologist. This will include theoretical modules in the following:
o Introduction to Coral Reef Ecosystems
o Categorizing the environment
o Coral Ecology
o Coral monitoring / survey techniques and coral restoration
o Marine Protected Areas
o Charismatic Megafuana in Nusa Penida
o Scientific Diving
o Presenting marine biology topics
Practical components of this course will include fish and coral ID workshops, coral reef ecological surveying techniques, Marine underwater photogrammetry technique, and manta ray identification, visit to local community association doing coral restoration.

Price 950 USD

Inclusive of:

  • All Taxes
  • Lunch when diving from the boat
  • Marine Biology Theory
  • Survey And Research Dive Training And Data Collection
  • ALL DIVES INCLUDED: Diving Penida and Lembongan during 2 weeks marine bio

Accommodation is not included but can be added if needed.

Full Set of rental Dive Equipment (50 usd per week)


Are you a Divemaster and want to become a scuba instructor?

Join our IDC in Bali

About the program

The IDC is made up of 2 FUN-damental parts:

The development of the PADI diving instructor part (how to teach, the philosophy, all the courses you will be able to give, but also how to organize them, marketing, etc.) and training as an Emergency instructor First Response Instructor (unless you are already an active CPR & First Aid instructor).

The ideal core schedule is as follows:

  • IDC: 12 days
  • EFRi: 2 days
  • 1 back up day

Instructor exam organized by PADI: 2 days. They are usually organised in Lembongan or in Bali

As soon as you have confirmed your participation and after receiving your deposit, we will send you in detail the preparation elements that would be highly desirable for you to cover in their entirety BEFORE you start the instructor training. A brief reminder of diving theory will be given at the start of the IDC. This is not intended to teach you the necessary knowledge that you should already have as an active PADI Divemaster.

We will also send you a personal access code for the new interactive IDC E-learning preparatory program. This includes a series of 16 lessons to be covered before the start of the IDC as well as the online Diving Knowledge Workbook (reviews & development of the 5 chapters of the dive theory: physics, physiology, equipment, techniques & environment, decompression theory). The E-learning is capital. Take the time to do it at your own pace in order to have a good preparation. Candidates who took it seriously and were active before the IDC were really nailing it. It should take you about a short week of self-dedication to achieve it.

PADI Instructor Specialty Courses/MSDT internship:

These courses, covering around 15 specialties, can also be added to the IDC training. This is the perfect time to add cards in your game by specialising as an instructor in the specialties that interest you (deep, nitrox, wreck, sidemount, drift, night, …). They will allow you to distinguish yourself once you have become an instructor and you can teach them immediately following your qualification. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for more info on this.


15 days training and 2 days exam:

  • 3 days warm-up (optional)
  • 15 days IDC+EFRI
  • 2 days IE PADI instructor exam

Dates for 2024:

15 Feb – 1 Mar (Instructor Exam 2 March)

21 Mar – 5 Apr (Instructor Exam 6 Apr)

18 Apr – 3 May (Instructor Exam  4 May)

For more details please visit the BDA website.

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this program, please write directly to or WhatsApp +62 877-6004-8543.