cours PADI



As a PADI dive center, Warnakali offers you scuba diving courses recognized worldwide, under the supervision of experienced instructors.   During our activities we always bring all safety equipments required for scuba diving, oxygen tanks, first aid kits and communication means.

Course Prerequisites Minimum Age – 10 years old Able to swim Duration: 3 to 4 days depending on the option chosen.  



The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Learning to dive is an incredible experience. You will never forget the feeling of your first underwater breathing. And you will learn everything you need to become a certified diver.

Here is how it works at Warnakali dive center in Nusa Penida.

Buoyancy PADI open diver course Warnakli dive center Nusa Penida

Buoyancy exercise in Warnakali pool

Your Padi Open Water course with Warnakali

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases, under the supervision of your Warnakali Instructor:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • 5 dives in Warnakali pool to learn basic scuba skills
  • 4 Open Water Dives, in Nusa Penida dive sites, to use your skills and start exploring !

The training is provided by experienced instructors. They also have a perfect knowledge of Nusa Penida dive sites and their potentially strong currents. All instructors speak English.

The course takes place over 3 full days. Warnakali dive center ensures pick-ups and drop-offs to your hotel in Nusa Penida every day. 

Knowledge development 

PADI Open Water course knowledge acquisition Warnakali dive center Nusa Penida

PADI Open Water course knowledge development

Warnakali will provide you with all the material to start learning. It covers everything you need to know about basic techniques, terminology and safety procedures in scuba diving. For each concept, you read the explanations and watch the demonstration on a video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information. You can read the manual and watch the videos at home, at the hotel or at the center.

Practice your new skills in Warnakali pool

PADI open water course warnakali dive center pool Nusa Penida

PADI course in Warnakali pool

After having read and understood the first chapters of the manual, you will move to the pool and breathe underwater for the first time. You will get acquainted with the diving equipment in shallow water. Next step is to dive into the 3 meter deep pool to learn how to equalize your ears in a reassuring environment. You will then practice all the exercises first in shallow water, in the 3 meter deep pool and finally at sea.

Scuba Diving in Nusa Penida

PADI Open Water surface exercice Warnakali dive center Nusa Penida

PADI Open Water surface exercice

There are many different diving spots around Nusa Penida. And during each dive you will learn AND you will have fun. Your instructor has a perfect knowledge of all dive spots in Nusa Penida. He will choose each day the best sites according to the conditions and the exercises to realize. But also with the goal of transforming each dive into a memorable dive. You will most certainly dive at Manta Point, for example, to dive with Manta rays

Turtle PADI Open Water course Warnakali dive center Nusa Penida

Turtle at Crystal Bay

Who should take this PADI Open Water course ?

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. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll 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.

However, it is possible to start with a discovery day or the PADI Scuba Diver course. And if you definitely like it, you’ll go up to the end of the PADI Open Water Diver course to get your certification!

And it may also be an excellent idea to take your PADI Open Water course as a couple, with friends or even between mother and daughter !

PADI Open Water course Warnakali dive center Nusa Penida

Isabelle and Noemie take their Open Waten course

What scuba gear will you use ?

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.

All equipment at the Warnakali Dive Center is brand new and maintained by qualified personnel. All the required security equipment is also available on board of the boat.

You will use the very high technical facilities of the Warnakali diving center in Nusa Penida :

• classrooms for indoor courses,

• shallow pool to become familiar with the equipment,

• 3-meter deep pool to practice the basic exercises in a reassuring but representative environment, before diving in the sea.

Equipment scuba diving PADIWarnakali Nusa Penida

Warnakali equipment room

Enjoy a unique location

Warnakali Dive Center offers one of the most beautiful views of Nusa Penida on the Lembogan Strait, Mount Agung and Bali in the distance. Its 3 meters deep infinity pool is a must for training. But also to admire the sunset. So, after your training at the pool or after your dive at sea, indulge yourself  with an aperitif or a dinner by the pool !

scuba diving sunset infinity pool warnakali Nusa Penida

Sunset at Warnakali