Preparing for your Bali Internship: Arrival

Candidates joining us for the one-month divemaster or four-week IDC program are welcome to get a Visa on Arrival (VoA). The VoA is valid for 30 days and is available upon arrival for most nationalities, at no cost. However, if you wish to extend this VoA for an additional month, you MUST purchase one from a sperarte kiosk upon arrival. 


For participants in programs longer than one month, a Social Visit Visa is required. We help with the logistics and sponsorship of this visa. Once we receive your deposit and confirm your place in the program, we will issue you a sponsorship letter for your Social Visit Visa. This letter is needed to process the visa at the nearest Indonesian consulate/embassy to your location. The fee varies slightly depending on country and currency, but it’s generally around IDR 650.000. Processing time also varies, but it’s usually around 2-3 business days. If you are here for longer than one month partaking in an internship with us, we will cover the cost of the visa extensions.


What To Bring

Preparing for a trip abroad can be daunting. Bali is a tropical climate, so you really don't need much besides a few pairs of shorts, flip flops and some sunscreen. To help us out, if you could bring evidence of any previous diving certifications outside the PADI system and your logbook, it would save tracking down that information. If you’ve done all your training with PADI, we can look you up online or contact the training department.

You should pack clothes and attire appropriate for this warm, tropical climate. Tshirts, tank tops, flip flops and board shorts will pretty much cover it, even though a thin rain jacket and a jumper might come in handy when the temperatures drop below 35 degrees.

Starting You Program

We have training going on all the time at all levels, so we are quite flexible with the start dates of your chosen program. If we can manage it, we like our Divemaster candiates to start on Sundays so that you can enjoy the theory and workshops with other interns, and stay on similar schedules to avoid too much repitition. However, we pride ourselves in our flexibility and are quite good at working around any obstacles that may come up. After you book your course, we will touch base regarding scheduling, arrival and airport pickup!


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Get in touch with us today and our professional development team will answer all your questions!
You can also check our FAQ for Divemaster or for Instructor internships

To qualify for our PADI Divemaster Internship course, you must be:
  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Don’t meet the requirements right now? Don’t worry! We can conduct all prerequisite courses at the beginning of your Divemaster internship. Contact us, and we’ll let you know what you need to do in order to get started on your PADI Divemaster Internship today!
Depending on the dive internship you choose, you will receive special seminars and workshops such as:
  • Equipment Sales & Servicing
  • Compressor use and tank filling
  • Organising AWARE clean-ups
  • CV Workshops
  • Marketing Workshops
  • These are just a few of the extras that you may receive. You might start to notice why Blue Season Bali stands head and shoulders above the rest for Scuba Diving Internships.
Our professional team is headed by our onsite PADI Course Director Bryony Roberts, assisted by our team of PADI Staff Instructors. We have a full team of experienced, multilingual PADI Instructors ready to help you to reach your Professional Diving Goals.
A minimum 25% non-refundable deposit is required within two weeks of enrolment with the full balance due upon arrival. Deposits must paid via bank transfer or credit card. Balance payments can be made via bank transfer, cash payment or via credit card (no credit card surcharge applies).

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