• Indonesia
    • Bali

Program Details

Year Round
Age Min.
  • N/A


Starting Price
Price Details
For 6 weeks DMT+Marine Biology program (USD 2,395) include:
+ Transportation (from the airport and back to the airport or south Bali)
+ Divemaster Training with Experienced PADI Instructor as mentor
+ Lunch when diving from the boat
+ Marine Biology Theory
+ UNLIMITED Dives: Diving Penida and Lembongan for 6 weeks internship (duration can be adapted)
+ PADI Divemaster Digital Crew Pack + slates (value of USD340)
+ Full Set of rental Dive Equipment (but as a professional diver we recommend to purchase/bring your personal equipment)
+ 6 Weeks’ Full Accommodation in Private Room with aircon and basic breakfast
*6 weeks program is only eligible for certified diver, for non-certified diver price will vary depending on your level
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Meals Transportation
Nov 28, 2023
Apr 11, 2023
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About Program

This program aims to combine PADI Divemaster training and marine biology theory modules.

Details of the program:
1. Learn from our Marine Scientist – through participating in 11 lectures and practical applications in marine data collection.
2. Able to plan dive trips and guide certified divers
3. Assist courses – from DSD to Rescue Diver training, learn to assist an Instructor
4. Do weekly digital scan and 3D Mapping of coral restoration sites
5. Help monitor and maintain coral restoration projects including coral transplantations

The training is based in the Marine Protected Area of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. The Nusas have one of the highest diversity of marine life in the world: 400+ species of reef-building coral and large ocean dwellers like turtles, manta rays, dolphins and sharks, not to forget about the iconic sunfish or Mola-Mola.

Candidates, once certified, can work as SCUBA professionals or go on to pursue degrees and careers in Marine Science.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn from Marine Scientist and become PADI Divemaster, the first scuba professional level
  • Work on Coral restoration Project including 3D mapping and coral transplantation
  • Chance to dive in one of the most beautiful on earth and have close encounters with Manta rays, in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area
  • Receive credits for your university program
  • Learn and apply reef data collection and monitoring methodology

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  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

Divemaster and Marine Biology

I had a wonderful experience doing my divemaster and marine biology training with Bali Diving Academy. We had 4 weeks focused on our divemaster and then 2 weeks on the marine biology. We had an introduction to marine biology, biodiversity and coral reefs and transect methodology. We also collaborated with 2 coral conservation/restauration projects. The team of Bali Diving Academy is great, helpful and professional. My instructor was very nice and friendly. Nusa Lembongan is an amazing place with its beautiful and preserved reefs and mantas. I highly recommend this program

  • professional and nice staff
  • beautiful location
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26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience with the Lembongan team!

What a wonderful experience! The program is very well run and the team were so helpful with everything, including visa help, transport assistance, and I felt so supported when I unfortunately needed medical assistance, they really looked after me! The accommodation on the island is lovely and in a really good location too. Marina the marine bio instructor is wonderful, she helped me so much through any problems I might have and im a much better diver now thanks to her help!
We really learnt so much during our time on the project and had so much fun setting yo the coral scanning and watching it come to life

38 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A fun and interesting Divemaster!

As a biologist, I wanted to improve my diving skills and at the same time learn more about marine ecosystems. The Divemaster coupled with the marine protected areas internship offered by Bali Diving Academy was the perfect match! The location (Nusa Lembongan) is really nice, the reef around is amazing and the team was very friendly and professional. Unfortunately, because of COVID, we couldn't finish the internship, but we still had the opportunity to start with coral transects. However, I had a great experience, making new friends and discovering wonderful places! I totally recommend BDA :)

  • Amazing marine life
  • Friendly staff
  • Could not finish because of COVID
  • The room I got didn't have windows (but you stay mainly outside exploring the island ;) )
39 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommended

I followed the Divemaster and Marine Protected Area internship with Bali Diving Academy at the beginning of 2020 and had a really nice experience! The staff was super nice and professional, the training was well taught and the group was small, allowing the teachers to really focus on each student. Furthermore, the dives sites around Nusa Lembongan and Penida are amazing, full of life! Unfortunately, we could only start surveying the reefs before covid forced me to return home. Anyway, I would highly recommend BDA to anyone!

  • Friendly and professional staff
  • Amazing dive sites
  • The accomodation had no window but I did not spend much time there :)
  • The program stopped because of covid
35 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Very good program

Thanks Bali Diving Academy
I enrol this program few years ago and I was looking for DMT training in south East Asia because I am from Germany. I chose Bali Diving Academy because I had experiences diving with them many years ago before I decided to take Dive master training program.

I love the program for a few reasons :
1. I want to do more than dive master training, I want to learn beyond only diving but knowing the ocean.
2. My teacher was Marina, she is a very passionate Marine Biologist , I have learnt a lot from her.
3.Bali Diving Academy staff are really nice and helpful, they hire mostly local people, I like to support them.
4. They treat the dive master fairly without ask us to do something beyond our responsibilities.
5. Nusa Lembongan & Penida are a really beautiful island, rich coral reef ( thats mainly my passion) , full of marine lives .
6. They initiate regular beach clean up which I like it so much , I really enjoy my time caring our ocean while taking a very interesting course.
7. Its a fun program and I have met some interesting friends during the course.

Thanks Bali Diving Academy , I hope to come back to Bali again!

  • Awesome island
  • cannot think of one
41 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great place to learn scientific techniques!

The other DMTs, myself and our instructor/Marine Biologist, Marina, planned and conducted our reef survey together in the local dive sites.
The survey was looking at compiling an identification guide specific to the reefs around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida and performing diver-operated video transects along stretches of reef to see the diversity of corals that were present.
Our instructor was super fun and she made sure the surveys were conducted at a high standard and done safely too.

The whole team was professional and friendly, I HIGHLY recommend them!

  • Wonderful memories made with a crew that felt like family
  • Learned scientific techniques
  • Learned how to plan a survey
  • Sadly couldn’t finish due to COVID (unavoidable)
40 people found this review helpful.

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