Must Ask Questions – IDC Internships Bali
Choosing the right scuba diving internship is an important decision. Our Course Directors and Master Instructors here at Blue Season Bali understand the decision you are facing. Why? Well, we have each been in your exact position at some point. Everyone has to start somewhere and we try to remember that.
This section features a list of questions you should ask any PADI Instructor Development Center you are considering. Our answers are included for your convenience. Please feel free to cut and paste these questions (without our answer) into your enquiry to any training center you are contacting. This will help you compare apples to apples. When the smoke clears, you will see why Blue Season Bali is a very attractive option for quality instructor internship training.
Section One: Costs And Considerations
BSB: Not much. A good western-standard meal is around IDR 39.000-65.000. You can get Nasi Goreng (fried rice), a local favorite, for about IDR 13.000. A film at the local cinema is IDR 26.000. Ice-cold Bintang beer is available everywhere for about IDR19.500. You may also wish to get some transportation – to hire a moped or bush bike costs around IDR 650.000 per month. Some of the accommodation that we use is around 10 – 30 minutes walk. A local bemo (taxi) costs around IDR 7.500 for a one way trip to the dive shop. As a guide, our intern candidates normally spend between IDR 6.500.000 – 9.100.000 per month on their living expenses.
BSB: For sure! If you tell us what you are looking for then we can make specific internship packages to meet your requirements.
BSB: You will need to fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar, Bali. Upon arrival, we’ll pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. When you finish your internship we will ensure that you also get away smoothly.
BSB: When you arrive at the airport you can get a 30 day Visa On Arrival for IDR 470.000. The Visa On Arrival is now extendable for another 30 days once you are in Bali. This process costs approximately IDR 800.000 if you ask us to do it for you, or it costs around IDR 650.000 to do it by yourself although you may lose up to 3 days of your internship for the process. If your internship is more than 60 days we will provide you with a sponsor letter so that you can apply for a longer visa allowing you to stay in Indonesia for up to 6 months, depending on your program. The initial cost for this visa will be around IDR 650.000 which gives you 60 days. The cost for renewing the visa in Bali is approximately IDR 800.000 for a further 30 days. Initial payment is for two month, then you can extend each month for an additional IDR 800.000. You can extend four times to make up the six month total allowed by the visa. Please note that visa extensions are included in most of our packages - just get in touch with to check what is included in yours!
BSB: First of all, bring a good attitude and an open mind. You’re going to be learning a lot during your internship with us! As far as physical posessions, just remember that Bali is warm. Most interns bring shorts, swimwear, sandals, t-shirts, sunblock and sunglasses. While it is generally warm and sunny, you may want to bring a light waterproof jacket, especially as it tends to rain a bit from December – February. You can find pretty much anything you may need here at our location in South Bali, so don’t pack too heavily. Plus, that’ll help you save room for some fantastic souvenirs for your friends and family.
Section Two: Quality Of Training
BSB: Yes. We include important workshops in our internship programs. Depending on the scuba diving internship program you choose, your workshops may include: Professional CV Development, Dive Center Management, Equipment Maintenance, Compressor Use and Maintenance, Project AWARE programs, and many others..
Section Three: Quality of Life
Section Four: Quality Of Diving
Section Five: Commitment To Interns
So, here’s a simple cut-and-paste question list that you can feel free to send to any of our competitors. You can even use the google search links provided below to find them. You already have our answers, listed above. We provide this information knowing full well that Blue Season Bali is the most cost effective all-inclusive professional training available world wide. We’re simply trying to help you discover that for yourself.