About Scuba Center Asia

Scuba Center Asia was opened on the Balinese Lembongan island 10 years ago by Kim and Bastiaan. The goal: creating a diving lifestyle everyone is dreaming of. Today Scuba Center Asia Lembongan is a PADI 5* IDC Dive Resort. IDC stands for Instructor Development Course.

That means Scuba Center Asia is a training center for dive instructors. Educating and training Dive Instructors in-house. One of few PADI IDC centres on the Nusa Islands (Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida).

The “5 star” means Scuba Center Asia only works according to high standards and safety procedures in their daily diving activities.

Scuba Center Asia Lembongan is the perfect place to start diving and to learn how to dive! We offer all PADI courses from beginner diver to dive instructor.

Are you a certified diver already?! We have special dive packages for fun divers. The boat can go out twice a day, so 4 dives a day are possible if conditions are good. Are you travelling alone? You meet your diving buddies and friends in our BAR Next Door or on one of our dive boats.

What are you waiting for?! Travelling alone, diving with friends, diving with your family near Bali. We got you! Come diving and explore the very best dive sites that Lembongan island and Nusa Penida has to offer.

Corona or COVID-19?! Scuba Center Asia priority is safety, not only for you as our guests, but also for our team. Our staff is fully vaccinated and we hope you are too! Therefore, we have a strict policy regarding the latest COVID-19 Corona regulations all around our dive centre. There are multiple and special assigned hand washing areas, sanitisers possibilities, and other hygiene regulations.

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Your dive, Your day with Scuba Center Asia

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Scuba Center Asia dive resort, budget accommodation & The BAR

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The Team

Meet the Team of Scuba Center Asia

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Dive Sites

Check out the dive sites of Nusa Lembongan & Penida

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Take a look at the list of PADI courses we offer

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Check out dive and course prices in Lembongan

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cuba diving around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is a dive experience like no other. Imagine glorious coral reefs, endless deep coral walls, drift diving, or macro diving. Imagine diving with manta rays and the mysterious Ocean Sunfish, a.k.a. the Mola, dolphins jumping and swimming next to the dive boat. That is your dive trip around the dive sites of Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida! Nusa Lembongan has something for every diver, whether expert or novice. A diving experience you will never forget!

The good news: We have more than one dive boat! We organise the boats based upon the level of expertise or based on friends that want to dive together. One dive group consist of maximum 4 diving guest. There will be a Dive Instructor or Divemaster guiding the group. And sometimes there is also a backup Divemaster to assist with the group of divers. For the safety of all divers, each dive will go for up to 60 minutes. With PADI courses, the same thing. A course group is a maximum of 4 student divers to one dive instructor.

We try our best, to make it Your Day! One dive trip exists of two dives. In general, we run one dive trip a day in the morning. If you like to also go diving in the afternoon, please let us know so we can arrange the best diving experience for you!

For beginner divers or divers that did not go out diving for a longer period of time, we can do a scuba refresher first. This means a quick refresher of the basic diving skills in our in-house training pool. After we take you out in the open water. We’ll make sure you feel confident in your diving abilities. Plus we make sure your dive experience is exactly what you are after. If that means calm waters, we plan your dive trip accordingly to that.




our scuba diving day is finally here! In the morning we expect you to be at the dive shop for a certain time. Please be on time, because we plan our dive trips on the perfect timing and weather conditions. There is free coffee, tea, and water waiting for you! We will introduce you to your dive instructor or divemaster and you meet your new dive friends! Your diving bags are ready to go. After putting on the wetsuit halfway at the dive shop we head down to the boat on the beach. You can store your personal belongings in the dive shop or bring them to the dive boat. On the dive boat, we will set up your tank together and explain the safety regulations of the boat. After it’s time to relax and enjoy the incredible scenery of the island while driving to the first dive site.

Once arrived at the dive site, your dive instructor or divemaster will give you a detailed briefing of the dive. The dive depth will be dependent upon your dive certification and your safety is always our priority. If you have special requirements, please let our staff know. Do not wait until you are in the water.

After your first dive, there is a little break on the dive boat. You will get a nice refreshment of fresh fruit, a small bite or a snack. During this surface interval, our captain will drive the boat to the second dive site. And the exact ritual will repeat itself. After the last dive, we all head back to the dive center. Free water is waiting for you and you can log the dives in our lounge areas or The BAR Next Door. If you are hungry or thirsty there is lots of yum beverages and food waiting for you. If you do not have time to log your dives at that moment, no problem, but please inform your dive instructor. You can also meet later in the afternoon in The BAR Next Door. Then it’s time to relax and hang out with your new scuba friends…and plan your next dives!


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“Our goal is to provide the best facilities for a scuba diver, from quality dive equipment to budget accommodation to a fibreglass diving boat to bring you safely to the dive sites around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida island.”

Scuba Center Asia 5* IDC Dive Resort

Scuba Center Asia 5* IDC Dive Resort is the heart of the organization at Lembongan island. You will find:

  • Private teaching areas for the PADI dive courses
  • Big airconditioned IDC classroom
  • In- and outdoor lounge area’s all around the dive centre
  • The BAR Next Door (one of those indoor lounge area’s)
  • PADI IDC Nusa Lembongan training centre #IDCWITHKIM
  • Basic longterm in-house accommodation for our diving Pro’s


hen you look from the street to the dive resort, you see The BAR Next Door on your left and the dive shop reception on your right.

At the reception of the dive shop, you can get information about any scuba diving related subject and book your PADI course or fun dive package. You can get information about our dive career development courses like the PADI Divemaster and Dive Instructor Courses #IDCWITHKIM. Anything you need, just let us know. Our team is here to help you!

The BAR Next Door is a place for everyone, diver or non-diver. It’s the perfect spot to meet with your divemaster or dive instructor, meet with your new diving friends, have an ice-cold Bintang, or have the best lunch in the Mushroom beach area.


Scuba Center Asia budget accommodation

Outdoor lounge area Dive Pro's Scuba Center Asia

Do what you love every day.


e believe everyone should be able to have the coolest scuba dive experience so a good night’s sleep is essential. We can offer you some nice, tranquil, budget aircon & fan accommodation! All rooms are situated at the back of the dive resort within a nice garden and looking straight out onto the private swimming pool. They are specially designed for our Divemaster candidates who are part of our PADI Divemaster program and instructor candidates who join the IDC with Kim.

The budget accommodation:

  • Longterm accommodation for our Dive Pro’s, the Divemaster candidates
  • Free accommodation for our dive instructor candidates who join the PADI IDC with Kim.
  • Airconditioned room with each decorated in their own Lembongan style
  • European mattress
  • Personal fridge
  • Locker for valuables is available.
  • Shared bathroom.
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The Budget aircon rooms have a nice comfy king size bed with a European mattress. Each is decorated in its own Lembongan diving style.

The rooms have air conditioning, storage for your luggage, a little locker for your valuables is available, and a fridge. The rooms are situated in the back of the dive resort, all looking out on our big training pool.

For Divemaster candidates and Instructor candidates

The rooms are designed for the long-term stay of our Dive Professionals.

The fan room is the biggest room of all, so let us know if you especially want to book this fantastic fan room.


The BAR Next Door

The BAR Next Door hangout spot for divers and non-divers


he Scuba Center Asia meeting spot or indoor area is also known as “The BAR Next Door”. The BAR Next Door is a place for everyone, diver or non-diver. It’s the perfect hangout spot after a dive; while waiting for your diving friend to come back, to meet and have an ice-cold Bintang with your new diving friends, or have the best lunch in the Mushroom beach area. This is the place to be if you want to chill and relax after a fun day of scuba diving. Enjoy the fast free WiFi, the good vibes, the best sandwich bar on the island, make new friends, chat with your dive buddies and listen to the perfect tunes.

On Wednesday’s we have our famous conservation talks at The BAR Next Door. Also known as the “Wicked Wednesdays”: info nights about our underwater creatures like the Mola, the Manta Rays, the Turtles, nudibranchs, etc. When we have the occasional tropical rain, you can relax even more by playing a game of pool on our pool table!  The BAR Next Door is open to everyone, so bring your non-diving friends for some good times.

The latest food menu consist of:

  • “Smoothie bowls”
  • “Sandwich bar of the island”
  • “Daily Specials & Happy Hour”
  • “the famous Dutch Corner”

Curious? Come and visit us at The BAR Next Door @ Scuba Center Asia, Lembongan!

The Team

Our Diving Team

  • Bastiaan – Master Instructor


    astiaan is the legendary PADI Master Instructor of his days and co-founder of Scuba Center Asia! Next to safety and quality standards is having a good laugh, just as crucial to him. His diving experience, mixed with his sense of humour, makes your diving trip at Scuba Center Asia a lot of fun. Bastiaan is a wealth of knowledge regarding the physics of diving and all technical stuff regarding diving. Nowadays, he is more on the dive resort’s background. He is always in for a little chat, and you can find him around the dive resort and The BAR Next Door.

    Bastiaan: “Inspire others about my passion for diving is what it is all about. The moment we hit the clear water and see the exciting faces and see people totally relax, that’s why I love this so much.”

  • Kim – PADI Course Director

    Meet PADI Course Director Kim! She is the first female PADI Course Director of the three Nusa Islands; Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida. A powerhouse and co-founder of Scuba Center Asia. If you don’t see her, you can hear her with her infectious laugh. Her passion is the professional side of diving and dive instructor development. When you decide to become a PADI dive instructor or expand your dive career, Kim is the person to talk to. For more details about the IDC with Kim and dive career centre, click here.

    Kim: “Do what you love every day. Let’s go scuba diving, and I bet you love it. Welcome to my world!”

  • Captain Purana - Captain


    est captain of the island! Friendly, helpful and fun! With his years of experience, he knows the waters around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Nusa Penida like no other. The safety of all divers on the boat is his priority. He is spot-on in finding the dive groups underwater, so you don’t have to wait long at the surface for the boat.

  • Maja – Open Water Scuba Instructor


    aja is not only a master in scuba diving but also a master in finding the cool little macro creatures underwater. Maja is known as our resident fish. His smile, expertise and customer service will make your dive your day!

  • Pimpin - Master Scuba Diver Trainer


    he is living the dream! She changed her concrete office for our office! Pimpin is part of Scuba Center Asia for years and is the lead instructor among dive instructors. She is a true world traveller and has been to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and The Cook Island.  Diving with Pimpin is fun! She will make sure safety comes first and will show and teach you all the cool stuff. You can find Pimpin in the dive shop, so don’t hesitate to pop over and ask questions. She can assist you in making your holiday and diving in Lembongan even better!

    Pimpin: “ Beautiful is what we see, more beautiful is what we know, the most beautiful is what we don’t know!”

  • JuliBcool – Open Water Scuba Instructor


    ig trouble on the boat with this one! Haha, not really, but if you are looking for some fun at the boat or around the dive centre, JuliBcool is the man to look for! Juli is with Scuba Center Asia since day one! He started as a bartender and worked himself up as to dive instructor. A real inspiration for all the local kids here on Nusa Lembongan and Penida. He is responsible for all logistics and control of the boat. With his sense of humour and hard work mentality, he is definitely someone you want to meet.

  • Yayan - Master Scuba Diver Trainer


    an is the master of the horizontal bubble rings, and has definitely the biggest smile of all! Yes, he is one of the crazy ones, but aren’t we all. He has worked all over Indonesia, like Bunaken and even Raja Ampat, but choose to settle down here with us at the legendary Nusa Lembongan and Penida dive sites.

  • You? - Dive Relations


    his can be you! Are you a local Indonesian and like to grow and work hard? Please send us an email and tell us why you are the best to take under our wing and be part of our intern Divemaster development program. Your English should be perfect and your swimming skills too. The rest we teach you in our intern development program to become a PADI Divemaster!

  • Indra - Dive Relations


    ndra is the man in charge of the logistics and organisation of the dive resort. You will meet him first when entering our dive shop. A big smile is waiting for you. Passionate about his work and passionate about diving. He basically grew up with us within The BAR Next Door and developed himself today into the man he is. A true character waiting to help you and give the best dive or island advice you need when visiting Nusa Lembongan and Penida.

  • ScubaDoo Tiger Tanki - Security


    he coolest Security team of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida! ScubaDoo is the Head of Security, Tiger the Smart cookie and Tanki the funny one. All three streetwise, so don’t try to fool them, because they will fool you! They love to have a chat with you, or they will accompany you while you have an ice-cold drink or doing your logbooks in The BAR Next Door.

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  • Learn to dive, or try diving, or continue your diving skills with one of these PADI Courses. From beginner diver, to an advanced diver, to a PADI Divemaster or Dive Instructor, all is possible. If you like to do a PADI Specialty course, do let us know, because there are many different Specialties waiting for you![…]

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PADI Courses

Scuba Refresher

The Scuba Refresher is a refresher of max 3 hours in our pool. The Scuba Refresher helps you feeling fully confident and getting back into […]

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water course teaches you how to scuba dive! After the PADI Open Water course you can dive everywhere around the […]

Emergency First Response

Everybody should be able to give Primary and Secondary care in case of an emergency. Unfortunately not everybody is able to do this. No worries, we will […]

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Dive is your first introduction into the underwaterworld. Under the direct supervision of a PADI Dive Instructor, you learn […]

PADI Advanced Open Water

Want to become an even more experienced scuba diver?! Start you PADI Advanced Open Water course today! More fun, more experience and more […]

PADI Rescue Diver

After your PADI Advanced Open Water Course you can continue to do the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Here you learn all about self rescue skills, recognizing […]

Scuba Refresher

The Scuba Refresher is a refresher of max 3 hours in our pool. The Scuba Refresher helps you feeling fully confident and getting back into […]

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Dive is your first introduction into the magical aquatic world. Under the direct supervision of a PADI Dive Instructor, you will learn […]

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water course teaches you how to scuba dive! After the PADI Open Water course you can dive everywhere around the […]

PADI Advanced Open Water

Want to become an even more experienced scuba diver?! Start you PADI Advanced Open Water course today! More fun, more experience and more […]

Emergency First Response

Everybody should be able to give Primary and Secondary care in case of an emergency. Unfortunately not everybody is able to do this. No worries, we will […]

PADI Rescue Diver

After your PADI Advanced Open Water Course you can continue to do the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Here you learn all about self rescue skills, recognizing […]


Divemaster Course

PADI Divemaster, Live and scuba dive on paradise island Nusa Lembongan […]

PADI IDC Lembongan

Join the IDC with Kim and get trained by the first female PADI Course Director based on Nusa Lembongan, Bali […]

PADI Specialty Instructor

The next level of your Dive Career! First step towards your MSDT rating, Teaching beyond the standard PADI Courses and expand your dive knowledge.[…]

MSDT Internship

Take advantage of in-house training and work with the experienced international team at Scuba Center Asia coached by our own PADI Course Director.[…]

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Work closely together with PADI Course Director Kim during the IDC. A life changing experience in teaching you how coach new PADI Instructors.[…]

PADI Master Instructor

Get recognized as a master scuba diving educator and work yourself up as a PADI Master Instructor. PADI Course Director Kim will show you the way.


PADI E-Learning


o you want to do a PADI course with Scuba Center Asia but also relax and enjoy your precious holiday time on Nusa Lembongan?! Choose to start with the dive theory of your PADI courses at home through the PADI E-learning program.
The benefits of the PADI E-learning program:

  • Learning at your own pace in your own comfortable home.
  • Assistance needed from one of our dive instructors at Scuba Center Asia?! No problem, we can meet online!
  • Online access to PADI courses like the Open Water course, Advanced, EFR, Rescue, and Speciality courses at all times.
  • Now also available through PADI E-learning is the theory of the PADI Divemaster course!
  • More holiday time once on Lembongan Island.

Please tell us if you prefer the PADI E-learning through email [email protected], so we can get you started!

PADI Specialties

PADI Deep Diver

Do you want to go to the maximum depth of recreational diving? In 2 days (including 3-4 dives and theory) we teach you how to dive to 40 meters/130 feet. During the […]

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

The biggest benefit of diving with Enriched Air is getting less exposed to nitrogen. Longer No Decompression Limits due to less exposure […]

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Do you want to optimize your buoyancy in one day and be more conservative with your air? Scuba Center Asia can help you with this. During 2 open water dives […]

PADI Search & Recovery

Search and Recovery comes in handy whenever you or your buddy dropped something in the water from shore or boat. Or even if you lose something […]

AWARE Fish Identification

In one day (2 open water dives) you will learn the technique to identify the most common families and species found in tropical waters. You will find out that […]

PADI Underwater Navigator

Increase effectiveness of planning a dive, swim directly to your favorite object, conserve air and avoid long surface swims, estimate distance and how […]

PADI Drift

Nusa Lembongan is the best place to learn your drift diver specialty course due to constant currents. You will find out this is a must have course whenever […]

AWARE Shark Conservation Diver

Why are sharks so important to our marine ecosystem? Why are they so interesting and beautiful creatures? Why are they disappearing in such […]

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

Diver or non-diver, you can be the ambassador of the aquatic world. Learn everything about how coral reefs exist and why they are so important. Learn why […]

PADI Underwater Photographer

This is a very popular Specialty for divers but also for snorkelers as more and more digital cameras become better and cheaper. During this course you will […]

PADI Night

During 3 night dives you will become a specialist in navigation, communication and you will discover the nightlife of the aquatic world. Armed with a […]

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

In some countries the Emergency Oxygen Provider certification is required before you can give O2 to a patient. This specialty is therefore great to […]

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida are the three islands located southeast of ‘main’ island Bali. Also known as the Nusa Islands. Lembongan island is only 25-minute speedboat ride away from Sanur. The island is surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches. There is a secret beach on the south, limestone cliffs on the southeast, mangroves on the north side and all around the island you will find stunning healthy coral reefs to dive on.

If you are looking for a unique, fascinating, cool little island, and you want to get out of the busy streets of Bali, Nusa Lembongan is the place to be. It’s a diver’s paradise and one of the undiscovered pearls of Indonesia!