PADI Courses in Bali…

Manta Manta Dive Centre, offers PADI courses such as Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, various Specialty Courses and Rescue Diver course & the Emergency First Response Primary Care (EFR) course.  Getting your scuba certification in Bali is a great achievement for your holiday and one that will enhance every holiday in the future.   Gaining your scuba diving licence in Bali will allow you to see so much amazing marine life underwater.


All PADI courses at Manta Manta Diving Bali include materials, professional PADI instructor, use of dive gear, hotel transfers during the open water based days (see our Transport section for full details), lunch and refreshments. The theoretical portion of the Bali PADI courses are conducted through PADI’s online eLearning or Touch system (except for the Nitrox course, see the course details) so you don’t have to spend your vacation reading books and watching videos. This allows you the opportunity to start with the theory online prior to your vacation, and complete your certification with Manta Manta Diving while in Bali!


We can even run the pool sessions for some of the PADI courses at your hotel (with their permission) or villa (if it’s large enough) in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur, Nusa Dua and may other locations in Bali.  Ask for details.


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The following are the most popular PADI courses we offer:


Introduction Diving

1 Day, Brief Theory Overview, Optional Pool Session & 2 Dives.

Ever wonder what diving is all about? Are you curious about the underwater world but aren’t sure it’s for you? Introduction Diving is exactly for you!

This allows a non-certified diver to make either one dive or two dives accompanied by a PADI instructor. Dives are performed to a maximum depth of 40 feet/12 meters. The course includes an orientation meeting with a PADI instructor covering the most basic elements of scuba diving, followed by two dives under the instructors direct supervision and care.

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Refresher Session

Brief Theory Overview & Pool Session or Open Water Dive.

If you haven’t been diving in over a year (12 months), it is recommended that you to complete a refresher prior to diving. We are highly concerned with our divers’ safety and hence would like to ensure you are up-to-date on your scuba skills!

The session includes a review of scuba equipment and procedures with a PADI instructor, followed by pool session or a slowly paced and gentle dive at one of our easier dive sites such as Blue Lagoon.

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PADI Scuba Diver Course

2 Days, Theory, Pool Session & 2 Dives.

Become a certified diver with PADI Scuba Diver course, which teaches you the fundamentals of scuba diving. The PADI Scuba Diver course is the entry level PADI course and is normally only recommended if you do not have the time to complete the PADI Open Water course. This course takes 2 days. If you choose to do this course basically complete 60% of the theory work and pool work required for the PADI Open Water course and then do 2 dives instead of 4. When you complete this course you will be allowed to dive to 12 meters with a profession dive guide.

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PADI Open Water Diver

2 or 3 Days, Theory, Pool Session & 4 Dives.

The PADI Open Water Diver certification is internationally recognised, allowing divers to scuba dive, as well as rent scuba equipment and tanks worldwide.

The course lasts 2 or 3 days (depending on the option you select) and is carried out according to the student’s comfort level in the water. The course consists of a theoretical portion, conducted using the PADI e-Learning or Touch Open Water Diver manual, videos, and in-person teaching by a PADI instructor; the course also includes confined water sessions, to review scuba skills and four open water dives, putting the theory and skills into practice!  The pool session generally takes about 3 – 4 hours, then it’s into the ocean that day or over the following 2 days for the 4 dives and practicing your new skills whilst seeing some amazing marine life around Bali.

You can also complete the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course at the same time as the Open Water course to increase your bottom time, reduce your surface intervals and your no fly time.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

2 or 3 Days, Theory & 5 or 6 Dives.

Advance your scuba skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course to increase your confidence, enhance your scuba skills, and become more comfortable underwater!

A great way to clock in more dives while being mentored by a PADI instructor, this course includes Advanced Open Water Diver orientation (theory) and five Specialty Diver courses: two required core dives (Deep and Navigation), and a choice of three elective dives (Night, Boat, Drift, Multilevel, Photography, Wreck, and Underwater Naturalist). The course takes two days or three days depending which option you choose.

You can also complete the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course at the same time as the Advanced Open Water course to increase your bottom time, reduce your surface intervals and your no fly time.

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

Theory & 2 dives with Nitrox tanks, when booked as part of a regular day trip.

Due to the higher percentage of oxygen, and lower percentage of nitrogen, the benefits of Nitrox include longer bottom times, shorter surface intervals, longer repetitive dive time, reduced exhaustion and overall increased safety and comfort.

The air we breathe contains approximately 79% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. Enriched Air (EANx), also known as Nitrox, has a higher proportion of oxygen, and lower proportion of nitrogen. The reduced level of nitrogen offers divers the benefit of lowering nitrogen build-up–a natural result of diving–especially when diving consecutive days. As a result, Nitrox is fast becoming the breathing gas of choice for recreational divers, especially when conducting repetitive dives.

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course is relatively short: a theory-only course, which can be conducted in a couple of hours one afternoon after diving or even before coming to Bali. So why wait? Sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course now and begin enjoying the benefits of Nitrox for the rest of your dive vacation!

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PADI Rescue Diver

2 Days, Theory & 4+ Dives.

The third tier in your dive training after Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses, the goal of the PADI Rescue Diver course is to teach divers to render Emergency First Response and diver rescue. The course combines theory and practice, as students learn and practise useful skills relating to self-rescue and other-diver rescue and management in situations of panic, stress, accidents and other emergency scenarios.

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Emergency First Response Primary Care 

1 Day, Theory & Practical.

The Emergency First Response Primary Care, this course is the pre-requisite for the Rescue Diver and a requirement for all Divemasters and Instructors.

The course covers basic first aid, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and  looks at injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging, dislocations and fractures. 

EFR Refreshers is the same as the above, but at a reduced price.

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Here is the flow chart of all of the PADI courses you can take and the order they should be taken in:


PADI Courses, Open Water Scuba Diver to Instructor