About Scuba Center Asia


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 Resorts of the Nusa Penida Marine Park located at Lembongan island. With a fantastic team of highly trained dive instructors and dive guides. The goal: create a diving lifestyle everyone is dreaming of.

The “5 star” means Scuba Center Asia only works according to high standards and safety procedures in the daily diving activities. IDC stands for Instructor Development Course: Educating and training Dive Instructors in-house. One of the few PADI IDC centers on the Nusa Islands (Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida).

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

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.

Traveling 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.

Scuba Center Asia’s priority is safety and customer relations. We pay high respect to dive safety, PADI standards, fun, and making sure you have the best diving holiday and or dive experience.

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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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Diving Experience



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 with us at Scuba Center Asia, an experience you will never forget!

The good news: We have more than one dive boat! We organize the boats based on the level of expertise or based on friends who want to dive together. One dive group consists of a maximum of 4 diving guests. There will be a Dive Instructor or Divemaster guiding the group. Sometimes there is also a backup Divemaster to assist with the group of divers. 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 consists of two dives. In general, the dive trips take place 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, we can do a scuba refresher first. This means a quick refresher on the basic diving skills in our in-house training pool so you feel more confident in the water. After we take you out in the open water. 



our scuba diving day is finally here! In the morning we expect you to be at the dive shop at 7.30 am. Please be on time, because we plan our dive trips on the perfect timing and weather conditions. There is free coffee, tea, or water waiting for you! We will introduce you to your dive instructor or divemaster and you meet your new dive friends! You can store your personal belongings in the dive shop lockers or bring them to the dive boat. After this meet-and-great, we head down to the boat on the beach. On the dive boat, we will set up your dive gear together and explain the safety regulations of the boat. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy the incredible scenery of the island while driving to the first dive site.

Once arrive 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 team know. Do not wait until you are in the water.

After your first dive, there is a little break of about an hour on the dive boat. You will get a lovely homemade Indonesian vegetarian brunch box and there is coffee, tea, and water. During this surface interval, our captain will drive the boat to the second dive site. After the second dive, we all head back to the dive center. Here you log the dives in one of our lounge areas. If you are hungry or thirsty there are lots of yummy 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 Lounge restaurant next door and hang out with your new scuba friends to plan your next dives!

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“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 restaurant next door
  • PADI IDC Nusa Lembongan Dive Career training center
  • A big on side training pool,3 meters deep, suitable for all course


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. 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

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 accommodation! The rooms are near our dive resort in a private section with a nice garden. They are specially designed for our Divemaster candidates who are part of our PADI Divemaster program and PADI IDC instructor candidates.

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.
  • Airconditioned room with each decorated in their own Lembongan style
  • European mattress
  • Shared seating area and fridge
  • Locker for valuables is available.
  • Private bathroom.
accommodation dive pro

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

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


he Scuba Center Asia meeting spot or the bar next door is called The Lounge. 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 with a burger or homemade Dutch Fries after a dive. Enjoy the fast, free WiFi, the good vibes, the best sandwich bar on the island, chat with your dive buddies, and listen to the perfect tunes.

The Lounge has a unique tropical setting within the diving resort. The Lounge is famous for its Baguettes, the typical Dutch “krokets, frikandel and Dutch fries”.

The latest food menu consists of:

  • “Falaffel bowl and other vegan delish dishes”
  • “Baguettes with sundried tomato, Italiam ham, Baba Ganoush etc.”
  • “Loaded Fries”
  • “the famous Dutch kroket, frikandel and patatjes”

Curious? Come visit us at The Lounge BAR next to Scuba Center Asia, Lembongan!

The Team

The Team

  • Bastiaan


    astiaan is the legendary co-founder of Scuba Center Asia! Unfortunately not active as a Dive Instructor anymore. Instead, he is more on the company’s background.

    Bastiaan: “Inspiring others about my passion for diving and providing growth to the local community is what it is all about.”

  • Kim

    Kim is co-founder and the powerhouse and Avatar of our professional department the IDC with Kim. As a visionary leader, she sets the standard for excellence in dive instruction for the Pro Development Team. Fun fact: it’s easy to find her in the resort, just listen to the sound.

    Kim: “Do what you love every day, stay focused, believe in yourself and follow your dreams. I did it, I bet you can too.”

  • Captain Purana


    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
    Master Scuba Diver Trainer


    iki is not only a master in scuba diving but also a master in finding the cool little macro creatures underwater and beautiful mentor for the professional part of diving. His diving experience is beyond Raja ampat, Bunaken island, Ambon, Banda Sea, Komodo, and here around Bali and the Nusa islands with us. Viki is known as our ray of sunshine. He is one of the senior instructors of Scuba Center Asia and his goal is to make your dive your day!

  • Kris
    Open Water Scuba Instructor


    ris is our Mola whisperer. Just don’t tell anybody. 😎 Kris was born and raised on the island, so he knows every little corner of our incredible Nusa Penida dive sites. Together with his skilled teaching approach and experience your diving adventure will exceed your expectations.

  • Manon
    Open Water Scuba Instructor


    eet “M”, aka Manon. Dutch, Delighted, Fun, and a true lover of the underwater world! With her infectious energy, Manon is here to make your diving experience truly unforgettable. She is a star in customer relations and will coach you all the things you like to know about diving.

  • Yayan
    Master Scuba Diver Trainer


    an is the master of the horizontal bubble rings! Yes, he is one of the crazy ones, but aren’t we all? He has worked all over Indonesia but chose to settle with us at the legendary Nusa Lembongan and Penida dive sites. Yayan is our senior dive instructor and the mentor of the professional dive department. He is an inspiration for you as a diver; With his sense of humour and knowledge, he is someone you want to meet.

  • Dikson, Fabio and Jerry
    Dive Logistics


    these boys are the heart of the organization 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!  these three legends know everything about our scuba diving equipment and safety around the boat. They are right there if you need help with your diving gear on the boat. At the evening they are the best singers in town.

  • 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


    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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  • Learn to dive, try diving, or continue your diving skills with one of these PADI Courses. From beginner diver to 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 many different Specialties are waiting for you![…]

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PADI Courses

Scuba Refresher

The Scuba Refresher is a refresher of max two 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 two 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 experience is your first introduction into scuba diving. Together with your 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

Saving people is your thing? You learn more about Primary and Secondary care in case of an emergency.  […]

PADI Rescue Diver

After Unleash your inner lifesaver as you master crucial rescue skills […]


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 a Professional Team based on Nusa Lembongan, and empowered […]

PADI Specialty Instructor

The next level of your Dive Career! The first step towards your MSDT rating is teaching beyond the standard PADI Courses and expanding your dive knowledge.[…]

MSDT Internship

Take advantage of in-house training and work with the experienced team at Scuba Center Asia directed by our […]

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Work closely together with our Pro team during the IDC. A life-changing experience in teaching you how to coach new PADI Instructors yourself[…]

PADI Master Instructor

Get recognized as a master scuba diving educator and work yourself up as a PADI Master Instructor. Our Professional IDCwithKim team 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.
  • 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!

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!