Bali is famous for water sports and it is even more famous for learning scuba diving. Defined by underwater diversity, new divers get spoiled in Bali as they get the chance to do their PADI open water courses in famous dive locations such as Padang Bai and Tulamben. So it’s no wonder that people choose to get certified with the PADI diving course Bali.

Can I learn scuba diving with the PADI diving course Bali?

This is a popular question we receive from almost each and every person interested in becoming a certified diver in Bali. Our answer is always the same, yes absolutely you can and Bali is perhaps one of the very few places in the world where the course is not only of high quality teaching and learning but also you get showered with underwater diversity.

Where else could you do your PADI Open Water Diver course and have the beautiful diversity of Padang Bai diving and the shipwreck diving in Tulamben at the USAT Liberty?

How long does it take to complete the course?

PADI diving course Bali
Female scuba diver showing ok sign, explore beautiful coral reef. Underwater photography in Red Sea, Egypt

The PADI Open Water Diver course in Bali takes a total of 3 days to complete. The course is a combination of pool training, classroom (when necessary) and two days of open water dives.

On day one of the course students are focused on learning all the necessary scuba diving skills during their initial pool training. It is the moment to discover how it feels to take your first breath underwater. It’s all being done in the shallow part of the pool, as shallow as you can stand up if necessary.

Day two and three are organised to practice the same skills that were done on the first day but this time in a new environment, the open ocean. It is the time when you explore the other side of the world, the time to not only learn how to dive but also seeing beautiful underwater life: turtles, schools of fish, octopus, cuttlefish, sea snacks and more.

At the end of your day three will come the moment of truth, the PADI exam, an interesting and interactive multiple choice knowledge review that will cement the scuba diving knowledge in your mind. Ultimately, you become a proper certified open water diver and you can go diving down to maximum 18 meters.

What’s next after I get certified?

Next is all about fun and all about diving. We always like to say, scuba diving is like riding a bicycle, the more you do it, the better you get, more like anything else in life actually.

If you are an occasional diver, remaining as an Open Water Diver is just enough for your yearly couple of dives during your holiday. However, if you’re into expanding your knowledge and become more adventurous, it is an absolute must to go forward and do your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.