Cours PADI Warnakali Centre de plongée à Nusa Penida plongée à Bali



As a PADI 5 STAR dive resort, Warnakali offers you scuba diving courses recognized worldwide, under the supervision of experienced instructors. We propose courses and initiation to diving for adults and children. Starting at 8 year old in our pool and 10 year old in Nusa Penida underwater.

Become a PADI Open Water certified diver with Warnakali diving center in 3 steps :

During our activities we always bring all safety equipments required for scuba diving, oxygen tanks, first aid kits and communication means. We can also propose the appropriate insurance if you do not have one.

Course Prerequisites : 10 year old minimum, able to swim

Duration : 3 to 4 days depending on the option.  



The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular among PADI scuba diving courses. It is also recognized everywhere in the world as the first level of autonomous diving. Learning to dive is an incredible experience. Join us and get your PADI open water certification at Warnakali dive center in Nusa Penida !

You will take your first breath underwater and you will never forget this new feeling. Beyond this discovery, you will also learn everything that is necessary for your comfort and safety to become a certified diver. Ready to discover the underwater world.

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Buoyancy exercise in Warnakali pool

Your PADI Open Water course with Warnakali

It starts at home, like a teaser for your vacation

Your PADI Open Water course with Warnakali will start at home, like a teaser for your vacation. Thanks to e-learning you will start learning at home the theoretical basics of scuba diving.

E-learning is an electronic presentation of the 5 chapters of the course, including knowledge reviews and a final exam. Easy to access, it allows you to walk lightly with the knowledge required for the Open Water PADI course. As you advance through the sections of this e-learning, your underwater dream will begin to take shape before you even leave.

Once you arrived in Nusa Penida, final exam completed

The PADI Open Water course with Warnakali includes three main phases, under the supervision of your instructor :

  1.  First, the development of your theoretical knowledge incorporating the basic principles of scuba diving. This will include revising and deepening the knowledge acquired with e-learning.
  2. Then 5 dives in the pool, to learn the basic techniques.
  3. Finally 4 dives at sea, on the diving sites of Nusa Penida. You will then use your skills to start exploring the seabed!

A 3-day training

Your instructor will accompany you throughout these 3 full days. It will ensure that you have time to assimilate knowledge correctly. And you will practice the exercises with him at your own pace until you are perfectly comfortable.

Warnakali diving instructors

Warnakali instructors are professional and enthusiasts. They were trained around Bali and Nusa Penida archipelago. Through their education and training, they know perfectly well the dive sites and the environment. All of them speak English.

You will have the chance to meet them on the boat. On board, they will be happy to share with you experiences, pieces of advice, or simply a good time. Buraq 3 is a boat dedicated to good time and nice exchanges between divers. Whatever their level, as long as a smile is present !

PADI Open Water e-learning

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PADI Open Water course knowledge development

E-learning at home

The e-learning is presented in different chapters and sub-parts, which you can download in full or by section. You will find all of the theoretical baggage necessary for scuba diving. Each section describes the basic concepts of diving. Each includes text parts, several videos and a mini exam.

The PADI Open Water e-learning will end with a final exam which will validate the assimilation of the necessary knowledge. This initial learning process finalized before landing on Nusa Penida will allow you to take even more pleasure during your course. But also to free yourself up time to fully enjoy the island and your vacation.

Knowledge review in Nusa Penida

After your arrival at the center we will fill out the administrative and medical forms together. We will then begin a rapid review together in order to validate your knowledge as well as the development of less obvious concepts.

This is the first moment in a long series of discussions between you and the instructor . These exchanges will allow you to deepen your knowledge, to discover the world of diving. But also to define your objectives and expectations for this course. The theory will be present during all the moments on the surface. And each of your questions will then be answered over the next 3 days.

Educational material

All the material required for the PADI Open Water course is provided by Warnakali. In addition to the diving equipment, you will have on-site teaching aids such as submersible slates. But also security equipment and all the logistics adapted to serene learning in an idyllic setting.

Practice your new skills in Warnakali pool

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PADI course in Warnakali pool

After PADI Open Water theory, it is now time to go to the swimming pool. And breathe underwater for the first time!

You will gradually learn the way to combine pleasure and safety during exercice dive. First you become familiar with the diving equipment in the shallow part of the pool.

The 3 meter deep pool

Then you will go into the 3 meter deep pool to learn how to control yourself underwater and equalize your ears in a reassuring environment. You will then do the exercises by following the demonstrations of your instructor, first in shallow depth and then in the deeper part of the pool.

The end of this pool day will end with a mini “fun” dive, enough to put you in real conditions to approach your sea dives serenely. You will have the opportunity to progress at your own pace. And be able to interact with your instructor by practicing techniques in order to be completely comfortable during your dives at sea the next day.

4 dives in Nusa Penida

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PADI Open Water surface exercice

Nusa Penida diving sites are very diversified. This way you can take advantage of each dive to learn and have a good time. You will evolve and put your new skills to good use during our two mornings at sea through surface exercises and underwater exercises. All of them already practiced in the pool.

Each of these dives will be an opportunity to learn, to practice but also to live your underwater explorations. During the exploratory part of each dive, the very rich aquatic life on the sites of Nusa Penida will amaze you. Each day, your instructor will suggest different dives depending on the conditions and the exercises to be performed. The idea will always be to achieve educational objectives in a simple and secure way.

The first dive

During your first dive, we will focus on sensations at sea. You will already start to put into practice the good habits covered during your e-learning. You will develop them at sea with your instructor, based on theory and on pool dives. As time goes on, you will become more and more comfortable with this brand new environment.

Until arriving at your fourth dive where you will learn how to do your briefing and organize your dive in buddies. It will be your first almost autonomous scuba dive. But your instructor will still be there to guide and accompany you. This will allow you to enjoy a safe dive at the same time.

Memorable dives

In addition to obtaining a certification, the goal is to make your dives memorable. Such as a dive with manta rays at Manta Point for example! And if you want to know more read our guide of diving in Bali and Nusa Penida.
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Buddies diving Nusa Penida

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.

Before and after the PADI Open Water

It is however possible to start with a discovery dive or with the PADI Scuba Diver course. And if it is confirmed that you enjoy the experience, you will only have to go to the end of the PADI Open Water Diver course to obtain your certification! And why not, then complete your training with the adventure dives of the PADI Adventure Diver course and finally with the PADI Advanced Open Water course. Or just enjoy diving days or diving safaris around Nusa Penida and Bali !

Under the charm of Nusa Penida

Some fun divers fell under the charm of Nusa Penida and the friendly, even family, atmosphere of Warnakali. And they decided to evolve towards a professional career. As was the case with our instructor Marion who spent her PADI Divemaster at Warnakali before becoming a diving instructor.

Some also decided to get their Open Water certification as a couple, with friends or even between mother and daughter. It will remain a highlight for all of them !

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Isabelle and Noemie

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.

Top of the class facilities

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

  • classroom 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.
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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 !

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Sunset at Warnakali

Open water “plus”, open the doors of infinity

During your Open Water PADI course, we will teach you all the techniques necessary for your comfort, in order to dive safely.

In some part of the world, often far away, or during a scuba diving cruise, it will be better to breathe an oxygen-enriched gas, called nitrox. This is sometimes even mandatory by local regulations. This additional oxygen supply pushes the limits of diving, increases safety, and for some reduces fatigue. Without even going to the end of the world, nothing like it to enjoy your weekends and holidays dedicated to your new leisure.

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Diving sidemount with Nitrox

The Nitrox course

In addition to your theoretical training, the EANx course dedicated to Nitrox will allow you to deepen your knowledge. First as for the use of your diving instruments, mainly your computer. but also on the concepts of gas exchange, essential in planning your dives.

This training is also based on a much faster e-learning training. The e-learning will be followed by a theoretical exchange with your instructor. It will also be a privileged moment to discover the logistical aspects of scuba diving. In particular the management of bottles or the daily gestures of our teams, in the warm universe of our equipment room.

The answers to your questions

This is also the time to ask all kinds of questions to our technicians, regarding the maintenance of your equipment. And also, why not, glean some ideas for a stroll on their native island. Made and his team will be happy to answer your questions. Probably with the help of your instructor, who will become a translator!

This training will end on your fourth open water dive, with your first nitrox exploration dive.

Once certified, no more sites around the world will be banned from you. It is also a way to enter the world of diving in the best possible conditions, proud of your achievements, curious and impatient with your future discoveries.

Read some reviews from other divers !

Warnakali received more than 300 outstanding reviews from divers around the world. Read them and contact us if you have any question. It is always a pleasure to discuss with scuba divers.

Here are the latest reviews from happy divers :


We did an Open Water + Advanced Open Water with Warnakali and spent some days (5) with them – it was one of the best experiences ever! The whole team was just great – they care about security, about the gear for you, food and refreshments, about transport, about the conditions where to go, about fun and climate on the boat – just everything that you have a good time! Many thanks and love go to our cool, patient, heatwarming friendly and extremely competent instructor Celia and the first mat on the boat Imam – you made these days a memory for life! Thank you Warnakali! We will be back!