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Divemaster and Marine Biology Training Programme

Enter the world of professional diving through our best programs. With our one true passion to connect you with the ocean, this program will gain your work experience in the field of marine conservation

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Our program aims to combine PADI divemaster training and marine biology theory modules. Our 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. The program consist of 11 lectures and discussions on varied marine science topics, including an introduction to basic marine ecology, Coral Reefs and Transect Methodology and scientific diving standards, etc. Accompanying fieldwork in world class dive sites enhances the knowledge acquired in the classroom. 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.

Current Projects

1. Collaboration with Coral Cousins and their Coral Castle restoration project.

Candidates will do weekly/bi-weekly visits to the site and digitally scan the structures, transferring the images onto a 3D generating software. The objective here is to track the growth of the fragments over time, the biodiversity, and the overall success of the structure shapes. Each scan/group of weekly scans will produce a 3D map of the structures. Over time - many months to year - we will be able to overlay these 3D maps to create a growth animation of the restoration structures. I encourage you to visit their instagram page @coral.cousins (their website is still under construction).

2. Collaboration with the Nuansa Pulau community of Nusa Penida to support them in their restoration efforts. They have already transplanted over 12,000 coral fragments to sites along the north coast of Penida, using and testing different structures such as the spiders and lines in order to determine which structure is better for the coral growth. They will continue to transplant and restore, and they always need additional hands when they do. This means, some of our candidates will have the opportunity to transplant coral fragments, and probably all our candidates will have the opportunity to help with monitoring and maintenance. The other interesting aspect of the collaboration with the Nuansa Pulau community is that they are very much interested in having people come to educate both the community adults and children in matters of the ocean and environment, which means our candidates will have the opportunity to engage with the community and promote conservation through actively teaching!

Skills & Experience Acquired

Time Commitment

DURATION: -> 6 weeks (certified diver) + 2 weeks optional warm up (special rate package tailor made based on diver experience) -> Around 12 weeks (non-certified diver) ,duration would be adapted depending on your certified level.

Active Periods

2022 Dates 6 Weeks Core Programme: 13 June – 24 July, 1 August – 18 September, 26 September – 13 November, 21 November – 8 January


Work and Activities Description

Learn from our Marine Scientist – through participating in lectures, assigned reading, as well as practical applications in data collection. ->Become a confident PADI Divemaster – learn how to plan dive trips and guide certified divers on our beautiful underwater sites. ->Assist courses – from Discover Scuba to Rescue Diver training, learn to assist an Instructor and take care of student divers, improve your own dive skills and learn about the daily functioning of a professionally managed dive center. WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE? 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.

Typical Day

Free Time Activities



Accommodation Options

Private Rooms

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Food & Drink

Internet Access

Fully access for activities in office

Phone Signal

Nearest Facilities

Airport Pickup

We will cover the transportation (from the airport and back to the airport or south Bali)


Language Requirements

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Nationality Requirements

Qualification Requirements

PADI Rescue Diver

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Included Services

Before Journey Services / Support

On-Site Support


Pricing Breakdown

For 6 weeks DMT + Marine Biology program (USD 2,095) include: -> 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 -> 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 strongly recommend to purchase and bring your personal equipment for diving) -> 6 Weeks’ Full Accommodation in Private Room with aircon and basic breakfast (can be upgraded to higher category room with extra charge) *6 weeks program is only eligible for certified diver, for non-certified diver, price will be varies depending on your level.Not Included In Price: - Padi divemaster application and 1st year membership fee (which will be paid directly to padi once certified) - Lunch when not diving from the boat

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