the first and only padi idc centre

Nusa Penida

Blue Corner Dive has opened the first and only 5 star PADI IDC Centre on Bali’s untouched secret island of Nusa Penida.

With instructor programs running each month, you can join PADI Course Director Rosie Dixon in our beach-front facility, centrally located along the northern coastline of Nusa Penida between Toya Pakeh and Sampalan villages.

If you’re looking for an incredible diving location that also has spectacular beaches and hiking, traditional villages, and ample wilderness to explore, then this is the IDC for you.


with padi course director

Rosie Dixon

Taking my first Discover Scuba Dive was a perception altering experience. Until then, I had devoted little thought to ‘What lies beneath’.  Immediately after I was hungry to find out everything about the underwater world. Soon after, I embarked on the journey from Open Water diver all the way to Divemaster, in one swift go. The best decision of my life but as a backpacker, it was not something I could easily afford but I did anything I could to pay for it. Working 2 bar jobs on the island kept me busy! Fortunately, afterwards, I was lucky enough to be invited to stay on and work a well-paid job as a Divemaster. Dreams were coming true!

Six years ago, after years spent working in diving in the Caribbean, Mexico and Thailand, I found my home in Bali and soon after began working at Blue Corner Dive. Since then I have spent 2 years managing the Divemaster program and four years working alongside Cody as a Master Instructor, teaching six to eight IDCs per year, before becoming a Course Director myself.

I am now based on the stunning Island of Nusa Penida, where world class dive sites are on the door step! The adventures on land don’t disappoint either; with stunning cliff edge vistas, golden and white sand beaches and jungle covered canyons with waterfalls; Nusa Penida is the most photographic island in Indonesia! And yet is almost completely untouched with tourism is still at a minimum. 

I have developed a good reputation of training to a very high standard. My established contacts and owners of dive centres regularly ask for my certified dive pro’s to work with them. I work hard at building good relationships around me. This has allowed me to gain the trust and loyalty of many dive centre owners and managers.

I take huge pleasure in teaching Instructors, I am a very passionate and active diver, still diving most days. I can’t get enough! I have plenty of time for every Candidate and whatever they need to fulfil their learning requirements, I am ready to able to provide it in a comfortable and fun environment. I have learned that Instructor candidates learn the most in a relaxed atmosphere so this is how we do it. These will be some of the happiest and most fond memories of your life, that’s why I believe in a stress free IDC.

So weather we are in the pool, the classroom or having training sessions in the ocean; I am sure to make every opportunity a valuable learning moment and moments that you will remember fondly forever.

I am a strong advocate for marine environment conservation and am thrilled to offer the Dive Against Debris Specialty for free as part of the 25 for 25 program. And as we are blessed with a local Manta population of more than 600 individuals, I became a Manta Conservation Instructor, a fascinating course many of my Candidates opt to do. I have a lot of experience in the conservation field and am happy to share any hints and tips as well as use this as a theme throughout the IDC.

Two years ago, I began the Local Go Pro competition in conjunction with PADI Womens Day. An opportunity for 2 Indonesian women to go from Open Water to Divemaster certification. We have now done it 2 years running and is a huge success! I employed the tag line ‘Every day is Women’s Day at Blue Corner Dive’, and we are looking forward to receiving our next applicants. I believe strongly in community development and empowering women.



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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Access our PDF with all of the IDC program details, cost breakdown and additional information.


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