About Bali IDC
IDC in Bali with Crystal Divers
Bali’s premier PADI 5* Career Development Centre
We are delighted to welcome you to Bali and to Crystal Divers. Bali Crystal Divers is a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre with 2 in-house Course Director including Award Winning Platinum Course Director Minni Vangsgaard. We were the first PADI Career Development Centre in Indonesia and we are one of the few dive operations to receive several PADI awards for our Instructor Development Programs. We are also a 100% AWARE centre and we are a Green Star Award resort. A credit to our ongoing efforts to conserve our Ocean Planet.
Our award winning team has years of experience in the diving and tourism industry. Working together with our local and international instructors, our goal is to provide first class service, catering to the individual needs of our clients.
Whether you want to learn to further your diving education, or to take an Instructor Development Course, we can provide the right GoPRO package for you at an affordable price. We go out of our way to support you to ensure your success in the diving industry.
Diving is often seen as a macho sport. Whilst this may have been historically true, more and more women are taking up the sport. Minni, our Platinum Course Director and the owner of Crystal Divers and her team understand the needs and concerns of female divers.
At Crystal Divers
We pride ourselves on giving a friendly, direct and professional service. There are no hidden extras! The safety of our clients is paramount. Having fun is the inevitable by-product!
Crystal Divers pride themselves on having 3 PADI Course Directors who are in charge of your training as well as conducting the IDC themselves. At Crystal Divers, you WILL be taught by a PADI Course Director!
Bali has many wonderful places to discover and explore. At Crystal Divers, we hope that our service will not only surpass your expectations but that your diving adventure with us will be amongst your most enjoyable and memorable experiences from the “Island of the Gods”.
Salamat Datang – Welcome
MEET YOUR COURSE DIRECTOR
Minni Vangsgaard (DK)
Award-winning Platinum Course Director Minni Vangsgaard and owner of Crystal Divers is a Mentor with a golden heart and vast experience conducting IDC’s around the world. Minni was the first Course Director in Bali and awarded Best Course Director in Australia and Asia 2007 as well as voted Best Instructor by Asian Diver magazine. Minni was awarded numerous times by PADI for OUT STANDING contribution to the dive industry and in 2012 for the PADI Diver training Scholarship Program in Indonesia. In 2013 she was awarded with the award Water Sports Mentor of the Year. Minni has literally taught the world to dive with many thousands of pro level certifications and contacts around the world. Minni’s passion and drive to train candidates to the highest level possible will help you achieve goals you never dreamed of. As the family of Crystal Dive Centres expand you will never be far from “probably the best Course Director in the world”!
Alex Walker (ENG)
PADI Course Director Alex Walker is originally from the UK and has been an instructor since 2003 when he took the chance to leave chilly England and follow a dream he had from the age of 13 when he learned to dive. Fast forward 15 years and have gained lots of experience in the dive industry mostly around South East Asia Alex is sharing his passion of diving by mentoring candidates on the IDC with the goal of creating the best instructors in the industry. Alex is also a Disabled Divers International Instructor Trainer and believes everyone in this world has the opportunity to experience the underwater world that we all find so amazing! Alex’s calm and patient demeanor is only surpassed by his legendary dance moves and willingness to assist people to live the dream by becoming a PADI Professional today! What are you waiting for?!
MEET THE STAFF
Else Poulsen (DK)
Master Instructor Else is our resident Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer guru! Else has been diving since 1996 and has been an instructor since 2000. Else’s passion for dive safety and understanding diving physiology is a fantastic resource for us all at Crystal Divers and you as PADI instructors. Else is our “General” and our “rock” she is the organizational powerhouse behind Crystal Divers looks after all our guests to welcome them to the Crystal Family.
IDC Staff Instructor born and raised in Bali. Gusde’s home town in Ubud far from the water and his journey to become a PADI professional is inspiring and he’s now bringing this life-changing skill to others. Gusde started in the house keeping department and moved to the “equipment room” where he taught himself English during the day in addition to his duties. In the evening Gus would jump into the swimming pool and taught himself to swim such was the desire to learn how to dive! Once he tried a DSD he knew that one day his goal was to become a PADI professional and working hard and going the extra mile he achieved this in 2014 when he completed his DM. In 2015 Gus completed his instructor course where he could finally share his passion with guests from around the world. Gus has an infectious character and always has a smile on his face and in 2016 was recognized as a PADI Ambassador! Gus is an integral part of our pro-level team and loves teaching all PADI specialties! “diving has changed my life! I want to change yours too”.