Diving with manta rays, Nusa Penida

Learning With Us

At Tamarind Divers, we offer the full range of PADI courses, from experiencing breathing underwater for the very first time, to becoming a PADI professional.

We have a purpose built training pool on site, where you become comfortable with scuba equipment and practice skills before moving to the ocean.

All of our instructors are PADI professionals and teach to PADI standards.

Our spacious open-plan classroom offers students a relaxed learning environment overlooking the turquoise waters of Lembongan Bay. We only teach small groups with a maximum class size of 4 people, so you can be assured of individual tuition from your instructor.

All courses include full equipment hire, training manuals and PADI certification.

An alternative to completing the theory with us, is to sign up for PADI eLearning, where you complete the knowledge development online, saving more time to enjoy your holiday!

Tamarind Divers Lembongan is a PADI Dive center. PADI courses at Tamarind Divers. Dive Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Penida.

Become a Diver


Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a full course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. The course takes one day and includes basic theory & diving safety, a pool session where you practice safety skills and a dive to a max depth of 12m in the ocean. If you’re hooked already and have the time, the dive can count towards your Open Water Course certification!

To sign up for a Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be able to swim and feel comfortable in the ocean.

Price:     IDR 1,500,000 – Pool session & two dives

Scuba Diver

If you don’t have the time to complete the full Open Water course, finish half of it with Tamarind Divers and become a PADI Scuba Diver. This course takes two days and consists of dive theory, pool sessions and two ocean dives.  You will be certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, which allows you to dive with a divemaster or instructor to a depth of 12m. When you are ready, you can complete the rest of your course at any PADI Dive Center around the world.

Price:    IDR 3,750,000 – Theory, pool sessions & two dives

Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. The course takes three to four days and consists of dive theory, pool sessions and four dives in the ocean. Upon completion, this certification will allow you to dive to 18m.

To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Price:     IDR 4,950,000 – Theory, pool sessions & four dives

Improve Your Skills



Are you a certified diver and have you been out of the water for 6 months or longer? If so, we can offer you a pool session and a brush up on theory to refresh your skills, so you feel more comfortable before heading back to the ocean again.

Price:     IDR 300,000 – Theory & pool session

Advanced Open Water

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba Adventure dives to try. In addition to two core dives of Deep & Underwater Navigation, you can chose three additional Adventure dives. Popular choice are Drift, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Digital Underwater Imaging, Search & Recovery, Fish Identification and Night Diving. You complete short theory sessions prior to each dive, which you review with our instructor. The course usually takes 2-3 days.

You must be at least 10 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Price:     IDR 3,800,000 – Theory & five dives

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Adventure Dives

If you want to learn some new skills, but are not ready to commit to the full Advanced Open Water Course, then an Adventure dive may be for you. For example, the Deep Adventure dive qualifies you to dive to 30m. Bought a new camera and need to develop your skills? The Digital Underwater Photography dive introduces you to techniques on how to take picture underwater. Adventure dives can be counted towards your Advanced Open Water certification.

Price:     IDR 700,000 – Theory & one dive

Adventure Diver

When you have completed three different Adventure dives, you can qualify as an Adventure Diver! When you are ready, you only need to complete two additional dives to qualify as an Advanced Open Water Diver.

Price:     IDR 3,000,000 – Theory & three dives

Emergency First Response

PADI Emergency First Response course with Tamarind Divers Lembongan.

Emergency First Response (EFR) training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses usually take one day and meet the CPR & first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.

Price:     IDR 1,800,000

Rescue Diver

Being more confident in the water is what every diver desires and the PADI Rescue Diver course will help you get there. It also teaches you to be a better buddy. During the course, you learn how to spot potential problems and quickly deal with them before they become big issues. You’ll be ready to rescue someone in an emergency, but you’ll also have the skills and awareness to prevent problems and become a more self-reliant diver. The course usually takes 3-4 days and involves theory sessions, skill development and rescue scenarios.

Prerequisites for the course are that you must be at least 12 years old, certified at Advanced Open Water level and have completed EFR training, or equivalent, in the past 24 months.

Price:     IDR 4,500,000 – Theory & five sessions in the ocean

Specialty Courses

If you already know what type of diving interests you e.g. deep diving, digital underwater photography, drift etc. then an in-depth PADI Specialty course is your next step in sharpening your skills.

Our instructors can offer the following specialties suitable for this region:

Mola Mola Awareness                                                     2 dives          IDR 2,200,000

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation                                   2 dives         IDR 2,500,000

Deep Diver                                                                         4 dives         IDR 3,500,000

Digital Underwater Photography                                    2 dives         IDR 2,500,000

Drift Diver                                                                            2 dives         IDR 2,500,000

DSMB (Delayed Surface Marker Buoy)                           2 dives         IDR 2,200,000

Enriched Air / Nitrox                                                          2 dives         IDR 2,700,000

Enriched Air / Nitrox (theory & certification only)                              IDR 1,500,000

Multi-level Diver                                                                 2 dives         IDR 2,200,000

Oxygen Provider                                                                                      IDR 1,200,000

Search & Recovery                                                            4 dives         IDR 3,500,000

Underwater Navigation                                                    3 dives         IDR 2,900,000

When you have completed five specialties, you have reached the highest non-professional level in the PADI system of diver training – the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!


PADI Mola Mola Awareness Diver Specialty

We are the only dive operator in Nusa Lembongan to offer the PADI Mola Mola Awareness Diver Specialty (in season).

Did you know that the Mola Mola is the heaviest bony fish in the sea, with one individual recorded as weighing more than 2,000kg and measuring 4m from fin to fin?

Increase your awareness of this remarkable creature through knowledge development with your own student manual and classroom presentations. The course includes 2 open water dives at sites which have the best chance of seeing a Mola. Sightings are not guaranteed – this is nature! On completion of this course, divers receive a unique PADI certification card.

This specialty is supported by Project AWARE and listed as one of the ‘Top 10 Coolest Specialties on the Planet’ by Sport Diver magazine!

PADI courses with Tamarind Divers Lembongan


Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll complete water skills and stamina exercises, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills and refine your rescue skills, so you can anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities, so you become a role model to divers everywhere. During the course, you’ll assist with training courses, guide divers, give briefings and be expected to help out like a member of the team.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or closer to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

Nusa Lembongan is a great place to learn to become a divemaster, as it can have challenging conditions and you’ll experience some of the best diving in Bali!

When you take you Divemaster course with Tamarind Divers, we include the following specialties (you only pay the manual & certification fees):

Mola Mola Awareness

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

Deep Diver

DSMB Distinctive

Search & Recovery

Peak Perfomance Buoyancy

Discover Scuba Dive Leader

Prerequisites for the PADI Divemaster course are that you must be a PADI Rescue Diver and be at least 18 years old. You also need to have:

*  Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training, or equivalent, within the past 24 months

*  A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months ( click here to download )

*  At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification

Price:              IDR 9,800,000 for a 4 week program. Additional weeks are available at Rps 1,000,000 per week. Extra costs include a crew pack & certification fees (paid directly to PADI upon completion).

Become a PADI Instructor

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor! Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others whilst doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

For further information visit the PADI website:

PADI courses with Tamarind Divers Lembongan