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 diving courses and initiations to adults and children.

PADI Scuba Divers can dive with a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters. This course can also be an intermediate step before obtaining the PADI Open Water Diver certification, if you are short on time to complete the full Open Water training.

We have all the safety equipment necessary for the practice of scuba diving : namely oxygen, first aid kit & radio on board of our boat.

Course Prerequisites

Minimum Age – 10 years old

Able to swim

Duration: 2 days


PADI Scuba Diver in Nusa Penida

PADI Scuba Diver is the first PADI scuba diving course. It is in fact a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you  ̶  particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal. It is a really good alternative to discovery dives because your dives will be registered. You can therefore complete your training later, in any other PADI dive center in the world, to obtain your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

PADI Scuba Diver on the boat Nusa Penida Bali

On the boat in Nusa Penida

What are PADI Scuba Divers qualified to ?

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses. 

What is the difference between PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver ?

An Open Water diver can plan and execute dives with a certified buddy, divemaster or instructor, to a maximum depth of 18 meters.

A Scuba Diver may only dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional, to a maximum depth of 12 meters.

Diving with a Manta Ray in Nusa Penida Bali

Diving with a Manta Ray

Who can take a PADI Scuba Diver Course ?

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba 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, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.

What will you learn during PADI Scuba Diver course ?                                      

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course. It takes place in the 3 meter deep infinity pool of Warnakali PADI dive center, in Nusa Penida
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course, in Nusa Penida underwaters
PADI Scuba Diver Warnakali Nusa Penida Bali

In Warnakali pool

Why take your PADI Scuba Diver course in Nusa Penida?

With Warnakali, PADI 5 star dive resort, confined water dives are carried out in the center swimming pool, in Nusa Penida, Bali. First in the small pool, then in 3 meters deep. This is a very good way indeed to train in a safe environment. And the infinity pool is an exceptional viewpoint, just in front of the sea and Mount Agung !

The open water dives take place around the island of Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida dive sites are some of the most beautiful diving spots in Bali and even in Indonesia. You may even, if the conditions allow it, dive with manta rays.

PADI Scuba Diver in Warnakali pool Nusa Penida Bali

In the 3 meter deep pool

What scuba gear will you use during PADI Scuba Diver course ?

You learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Your Warnakali Instructor will explain the equipment you need and may suggest additional educational materials, such as the required logbook.

Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.