cuba Center Asia Lembongan is founded by two PADI Award-winning dive professionals Kim & Bastiaan. Fast forward 10 years: Today Scuba Center Asia Lembongan is one of the few PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort in Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, and Nusa Penida. The goal: create a diving lifestyle everyone is dreaming of.
IDC stands for Instructor Development Course: 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 the 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.
Certified divers: 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 Lounge BAR next door or on one of our dive boats.
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 have to offer.
Regardless of the COVID pandemic, Scuba Center Asia’s priority is safety, not only for you as our guests, but also for our team. Our staff is fully vaccinated and we pay high respect to dive safety standards. There are multiple and special assigned hand washing areas, sanitisers possibilities, and other hygiene regulations.
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.
WHAT HAPPENS ON YOUR DIVE DAY
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!
“Scuba Center Asia Lembongan is the only 5-star Dive Resort that has a breakfast and lunch facility under one roof! From quality dive equipment to professional guidance from our diving instructors to amazing food and a 5-star fun diving experience around 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 Lounge BAR restaurant next door
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 Lounge restaurant 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, book your PADI course, fun dive package or your PADI Pro program. You can get information about our dive careers 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 Lounge is our restaurant next door and is a place for everyone, diver or non-diver. It’s the perfect spot to meet with your divemaster or instructor after diving, meet with your new diving friends for a drink, or have the best lunch at the Mushroom beach area of Lembongan.
Scuba Center Asia budget accommodation
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 accommodation! The rooms are near our dive resort in a private section within a nice garden and look straight out onto a swimming pool. They are specially designed for our Divemaster candidates who are part of our PADI Divemaster program and PADI IDC instructor candidates who join the IDC with Kim.
The budget accommodation:
Good-priced long-term 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
Locker for valuables is available.
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 private bathroom and a toilet. A little locker for your valuables is available at the guesthouse. The rooms are situated near the dive resort and are only two minutes walk away.
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 Lounge BAR
he Scuba Center Asia meeting spot or the bar next door is called The Lounge BAR. The Lounge restaurant is a place for everyone, diver or non-diver. It’s the perfect start of the day before diving with a Jumbo croissant or the best hangout after a dive. The Lounge serves the best lunch in the Mushroom beach area. The unique menu serves real French Baguettes (brown and white), homemade fries (known as Dutch fries), and Mediterranean food. Excellent for after scuba diving. 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, and the best sandwich bar on the island, make new friends, chat with your dive buddies and listen to the perfect tunes.
The Lounge has a unique tropical setting within the resort. It is open for everybody and serves the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, and sharing platters! The Lounge is famous for its Baguettes, the typical Dutch “krokets, frikandel and Dutch fries”.
The latest food menu consist of:
“Sandwich bar of the island”
“Weekly Specials & Happy Hour”
“the famous Dutch Corner”
Curious? Come visit us at The Lounge BAR next to Scuba Center Asia, Lembongan!
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 Lounge BAR next door.
Bastiaan: “Inspiring 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 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 your diving 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.
Viki –Specialty Instructor
iki is not only a master in scuba diving but also a master in finding the cool little macro creatures underwater. Viki doesn’t have a particular favourite dive site because all the dive spots are “funtastico”! His diving experience is beyond: Raja ampat, Bunaken island, Lembeh, Ambon, Banda Sea, Komodo and now here around Bali and the Nusa islands with us. Viki is known as our ray of sunshine. 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 has been part of Scuba Center Asia for years now. She is a true world traveller and has been to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and 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 has been with Scuba Center Asia since day one! He started as a bartender and worked himself up to dive instructor. A real inspiration for all the local kids here in Nusa Lembongan and Penida.
Yayan - Master Scuba Diver Trainer
an is the master of the horizontal bubble rings, and has 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 Raja Ampat, but chose to settle with us at the legendary Nusa Lembongan and Penida dive sites. Yayan is our senior dive instructor. He is an inspiration for you as a diver; With his sense of humour and hard work mentality, he is someone you want to meet.
Dikson and Inyo - Dive Logistics
these boys are the heart of the organisation and the strongest of all. They ensure your scuba tanks are perfectly filled with air and that your tanks and diving equipment are well maintained and look top-notch! Dikson and Inyo don’t speak English very well, but they know everything about our scuba diving equipment. They assist you on the boat if you need help with your diving gear. You just relaxed and enjoy your diving trip.
YOU! - Dive Relations
re you a local Indonesian who likes to grow and work hard? Please email us and tell us why you are the best to take under our wing and be part of our internal dive career development program and get a job within Scuba Center Asia Lembongan. 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!
ScubaDoo Tiger Tanki - Security
he coolest Security team of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida! ScubaDoo is the Head of Security, Tiger is the Smart cookie, and Tanki is funny. All three are streetwise, so don’t try to fool them because they will fool you! They love to chat with you, or they will accompany you while you have an ice-cold drink or do your logbooks in The Lounge, our restaurant next door.
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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.
Is 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 and the Dive Instructor 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!
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