Located just off of bali

IDC Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is Bali’s closest island, only 25 minutes by boat, and is the perfect IDC location for those looking to escape the mainland and have a shorter commute to the surrounding world-class dive spots.  

Our Lembongan IDC is owned and operated by our OG Course Director, Cody McDonald. The first PADI IDC Centre to open on the island, this well-established program has now been running monthly since 2014. 

Cody prides himself on providing a stress free IDC, taking a relaxed, hands on approach to teaching all instructor candidates. The custom program ensures you gain the most up-to-date style of teaching skills and confidence to become a leader in the industry.

Our facilities are well maintained, with comfortable boats and serviced equipment, a purpose built infinity training pool, and a quiet air conditioned classroom and reference library just for instructor candidates. And the kicker - we offer all of this on a white sand beach famous for sunset views, a popular island bar and restaurant, and accommodation for all budgets. Don’t be surprised if like us, you get stuck here too!



Cody McDonald

Cody is the co-founder of Blue Corner Dive. Cody is a PADI Course Director, Emergency First Responder Instructor Trainer, and Reef Check EcoDiver Trainer.  He began diving in 1995 in the lakes of Alberta, Canada.  The reason for jumping into this ice bath was an opportunity to go scuba diving in Malaysia with a high school trip.  The first tropical dives were on the Perhentian Islands where a little spark began.  After a first try at University Cody decided to explore South East Asia where after months of travel found “home” on Gili Trawangan completing his Advanced through Divemaster in January 2001. 

Cody returned to Gili Trawangan in April 2002 to complete his PADI Instructor rating and continued to work during the high season from May – August every year on Gili Trawangan gaining lifelong friendships and experience in the dive industry.  Having this experience Cody has many contacts with in the dive community to assist with job placement throughout Indonesia.   During the low season period Cody attended the University of Alberta where he earned a  Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and worked as a registered Nurse in Calgary for a number of years holding a variety of positions including Paediatric Intensive Care, Transport, teaching in the university and finishing his career in Palliative Home Care.

In 2010 and 2011 the dream of cofounding Blue Corner Dive was coming together with land agreements signed and site design completed in February 2011 and Blue Corner was officially opened July 1, 2011.  Blue Corner has been a pioneer in the Instructor development community here on Nusa Lembongan.  Blue Corner was the first to host a PADI Instructor course and the first to host a PADI Instructor examination on the island.  Cody became a PADI Course Director in March 2014 and was the first Resident PADI Course Director on Nusa Lembongan and has trained many of the local community to become PADI dive instructors.  Cody holds a number of other firsts as well here on the island; the First and only PADI Career Development Centre and the only Resident PADI Course Director to reach Platinum Status, Cody still holds the Platinum Course Director Status.

Cody developed the Blue Corner Philosophy of a “stress free” IDC offering courses over more days, more workshops, and more time practicing skills in the water through additional workshops over and above what is required.   Being a co-founder allows Cody this additional time to work with students and not worry about paying a contracted PADI Course Director per day.  

Cody has had the opportunity to counsel and inspire a number of students who have gone on to open and continue to open successful dive businesses in the Asia Pacific Region.

Cody’s most resent mentoring accomplishment includes being able to mentor 2 additional colleagues to go on and become PADI Course Directors, now both working as Part of the Blue Corner Professional Development Team.  Rosie Dixon is the first PADI Course Director on Nusa Penida and is in charge of the Nusa Penida Professional Development Programs.  Made Partayasa is the first Balinese PADI Course Director and works full time with Cody in the Instructor Development Program at Blue Corner Dive Lembongan, helping to continue to inspire the local community to become involved in diving. 

In his free time Cody enjoys traveling once or twice a year to somewhere new in Indonesia to explore the magnificent diving Indonesia has to offer.  All for gaining insight into where to encourage students to open the next great dive centre.



IDC Programs

17 Day IDC

Our standard 17 day instructor covers everything you need to be a Scuba Instructor, and is made for those who have a little less time available.

With 3 free days of fun diving and a freediving intro, we throw in a few bonuses just for fun.

25 Day IDC

Our 25 day IDC (25 for 25) is our MOST POPULAR sell, and is setup for those who want to add a whole lot more value for a little extra money. With this IDC program we include 5 speciality instructor ratings needed to eventually apply for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) certification, and making you a more valued asset in the industry. We also throw in a few other goodies, such as an overnight dive trip to Bali to dive the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben, and a bonus Project AWARE Dive Against Debris specialty to help you make a difference on every dive.

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