Nusa Penida PADI Divemaster course


Becoming a PADI Divemaster is a dream for many divers. Being a professional diver and making a living from your passion is the ideal lifestyle for many people around the world. We have developed a 1-2 month Divemaster internship in Bali - Nusa Penida in order to prepare you for the professional world of diving.


Completing the PADI Divemaster training is easy, but becoming a good Divemaster with all the qualities that dive centers around the world want to employ is quite another thing. This is our goal, to train you not only to pass the Divemaster exam or to tick the boxes of the requirements, but to really develop all of the qualifications required to excel as a professional scuba diver. Becoming a Divemaster is not only about safely guiding divers on vacation; the job of a Divemaster requires much more than that! The Divemaster is essential to ensure the success of diving trips and provide divers with a good experience. It is thanks to the Divemaster’s knowledge, logistical support, presence and above all customer service, that a safe, unique and memorable dive trip will happen.


Moreover, we have always trained our PADI Divemaster candidates as if they might later become a dive instructor. Each of the candidates in PADI Divemaster training in Nusa Penida will be an integral part of our team and will participate in the life of the dive center, including working with students and instructors.


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Nusa Penida Divemaster Internship"

Divemaster prerequisites

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • PADI Medical Questionnaire
  • 40 logged dives
  • Current dive insurance
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care (or equivalent) in past 24 months

Divemaster FAQ

I have not yet completed the prerequisite courses to start my Divemaster, is this a problem?

  • Not at all, you complete any courses necessary with us in Nusa Penida before beginning your Divemaster training. We offer special prices for combining courses including a “zero to hero” option if you are starting your dive career at the Open Water level! 

What if I don’t have 40 logged dives?

  • No problem! We are happy to help you reach your 40 dives. We have special rates for fun dives for our Divemaster candidates. Remember that if you are taking other dive courses with us, these dives will also count toward your 40 dive requirement. Please note that depending on the number of dives you need before beginning, you may need additional time to complete your Divemaster internship.

I do not have the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Training. What should I do?

  • If your EFR training is more than 24 months old or you have never done it, we will finish this course with you in 1 day. This is an important course with benefits beyond scuba diving.

Can you help me to sign up for dive insurance?

  • Bali Aqua can insure you for up to 30 days. This is the solution we offer to our recreational divers who want to be insured. For Divemaster candidates, especially those who plan to work after their training is complete, we recommend buying your annual DAN insurance right away. For example, with DAN Europe, the cost is around 60 € per year for the Bronze sport package.

Divemaster Equipment

Rental equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD and regulator) is included for the first month of your course. (You may find, however, that you are more comfortable in your training with your own wetsuit, fins, mask and snorkel.) After the first month, we offer a reduced rental rate for scuba equipment if you do not yet have your own.


In addition, as a dive professional, certain equipment is mandatory such as the surface marker buoy (SMB), a whistle, a dive knife, a compass, and most importantly, a dive computer. As a future professional we ask our Divemaster candidates to have these items. Bali Aqua offers all equipment for sale at a special Divemaster Candidate rate. Alternatively, we are happy to help you buy your gear in Bali.

Divemaster Candidate Professionalism

While learning your future profession in an idyllic setting with a relaxed and professional atmosphere, Divemaster candidates are expected to act as members of the team. You will be integrated into the Bali Aqua team and will be expected to assist our Divemasters and Instructors.


Some of your duties will include: welcoming the students and divers, preparing equipment, and assisting clients with PADI paperwork. Divemaster candidates also answer questions and brief divers on the functions of the dive center.


During courses and recreational dives, you will assist divers under the supervision of your instructor. You will be asked to prepare safety equipment, the dive boat roll call, and conduct boat briefings for all divers.


After diving, you will be asked to help with cleaning and organizing dive equipment and logging dives with clients.


There are many other things that you will learn to do all of which will prepare you for a future as a dive pro. Fortunately, when surrounded by the ocean and many smiling faces, it won’t feel like work! 

Nusa Penida PADI Divemaster Course Overview

The Divemaster course can range from very intense to really relaxed. It all depends on how long you spend completing your training. While, according to PADI, you can complete your course in two weeks, at Bali Aqua, we believe the minimum time frame is four weeks. Ideally, however, we recommend at least two months in Nusa Penida… and the longer you spend in training, the more diving experience and confidence you will gain to start your professional diving career.


During your PADI Divemaster course in Nusa Penida, you will develop a very different relationship with your instructor than that of your prior dive courses. Your instructor will function as your guide, trainer, and even advisor for your future career in scuba diving. It is very common to develop a bond with your mentor that lasts for years after you complete your Divemaster certification.

The PADI  Divemaster Course Consists of Four Sections:

  1. Divemaster Theory and Knowledge Development.
  2. Divemaster - Level Water Skills
  3. Divemaster - Practical Skill Application.
  4. Divemaster - Programs Workshops.

 The course begins with a general orientation to cover how the training will be structured. After orientation, the course will be customized based on you and the current environment and schedule.

PADI Divemaster Theory and Knowledge Development

Divemaster theory is divided into nine topics. You will likely complete these online with PADI's eLearning program. Once you have registered for your course, we will send you the eLearning link so you can get started before you even arrive in Nusa Penida!


You also have the option to complete your knowledge development through independent study of the Divemaster Manual, with PADI videos, and the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving. Of course, your instructor will help you along the way to ensure you are mastering all information shared and will complement the manual with local information and examples from his or her experience. Upon completion you will take two Divemaster exams.


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Security first"

Why choose Nusa Penida for my PADI Divemaster Course?

There are so many advantages to doing your Divemaster Course in Nusa Penida!

  • The underwater topography is exceptional and varied. You will be diving in multiple ocean environments where you can hone your scuba skills. 
  • Nusa Penida has incredible marine life year round: sharks, manta rays, marbled stingrays, trevally, and tuna to name a few. And don’t forget mola mola (sunfish) season!
  • Incredible macro sites as well just across the water in Bali. 
  • Strong currents which provide nutrients to feed this rich marine life. This also provides excellent experience with currents and drift dives which will help you no matter where your professional dive life takes you.
  • A coral conservation and preservation program.
  • Boat diving direct to the dive sites; no wasted time with road transport. 
  • Welcoming locals and a fairly low cost of living. 
  • Easy access from Bali – you can be in Nusa Penida less than 2 hours after stepping out of Denpasar International Airport. 
  • A unique climate. There is no monsoon season in Bali; just a rainy season from December to March. And Nusa Penida receives much less rainfall than Bali.
  • An island with incomparable beauty, beaches, cliffs, views, and sunsets. A beautiful place to learn and make memories!

Why choose Bali Aqua Penida for your PADI Divemaster Course?

  • A team of professionals with decades of experience. 
  • A Course Director on staff (the highest PADI level of Instructor). 
  • Quality equipment. Bali Aqua Penida is a Tusa approved diving center. 
  • We are a new center with new facilities.
  • Direct access to the beach and the ocean. 
  • A 3m deep swimming pool on site for skill practice. 
  • A dive center focused on conservation education and action. 
  • A sister dive shop in Bali to provide options for your learning and diving.

The owners and team at Bali Aqua Penida are lovers of the ocean and the island. We are all experienced divers from various backgrounds giving you a variety of resources for your professional education. Our passion is diving and sharing that passion with others. Teaching is our reason for being here!

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always helpfull"

Nusa Penida PADI Divemaster Course prices

Nusa Penida PADI Divemaster course options and prices

Divemaster Basic 1-2 months 20.000.000 IDR
Extra training week 1.500.000 IDR
Full set equipment first month (exclude dive computer) Free
Lunch first month then discounted price Free
Full set equipment per week (after first 2 months) 300.000 IDR
Fun dive (to reach 40 dives) 100.000 IDR
PADI Divemaster crew pack 3.900.000 IDR
PADI application fees 2.200.000 IDR

PADI Divemaster Course Package Prices

Zero to Hero

Open Water + Advanced + Rescue + EFR + Divemaster 1 month

33.000.000 IDR

Diver to Divemaster

Advanced + Rescue + EFR + Divemaster 1 month

28.000.000 IDR

Responder to Divemaster

Rescue + EFR + Divemaster 1 month

24.000.000 IDR

Divemaster Internship PADI Specialties prices (per specialty)

Enriched Air Nitrox / Aware Coral Conservation / O² Provider /

Equipment Specialist / Adaptive Support Diver


Drift Diver / Aware Shark Conservation / Dive Against Debris / DSMB / Fish Identification / Boat Diver /

Underwater Naturalist / Underwater Photographer


Underwater Navigation / Underwater Videographer 


Deep Diver / Search and Recovery / Self Reliant / Night / Wreck / Full Face Mask




Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Divemaster course, boat from Bali, accommodation, visa assistance, scooter rental.... or anything else. We will be more than happy to give you any information you need.

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