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Learn to Dive Bali

Group Size: Max 12

Trip code: LDBL

Duration: 7 days

Earn a PADI qualification in Bali!
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Learn to dive in Indonesian island paradise!

Get your PADI certification on one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world! Spend 7 days at our amazing surf camp on Nusa Lembongan. Learn scuba basics in the pool, followed by 4 epic open water dives! Swim over pristine reefs with turtles, mantas and the vast mola mola fish, bronze your bod on dazzling beaches and ride the waves with an included surf lesson. Book as a standalone or smash it together with one of our other blockbuster Bali trips!

Trip highlights

  • Become a PADI qualified open-water scuba diver
  • Stay in our hip surf hostel right on the beach
  • Go on 4 open water dives
  • Swim with manta rays and turtles
  • Enjoy sundowners at Lembongan’s mellow beach bars and stunning restaurants
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What's included
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at accommodation Nusa Lembongan
  • 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
  • In-country guide
  • Open water PADI dive course (4 dives)
  • All equipment provided during lessons
  • 1 surf lesson
  • Return ferry transfers (Sanur – Nusa Lembongan)
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Optional activities and excursions
Further trip information

Day 1: Sanur Bali to Nusa Lembongan

Head to Sanur and catch the 9:30am ferry to beautiful Nusa Lembongan. Our team will greet you on the beach and take you to the Nusa Lembongan Surf Camp. Enjoy lunch with breath taking views, before an afternoon chillaxing by the pool. 

Day 2: Scuba theory

Today we’ll look at the basic principles of scuba diving. You’ll complete the theory component of the course with a break for a yummy lunch. Then spend the afternoon soaking up the sun. You might like to book your surf lesson in this afternoon!

Day 3: Confined water dive

The fun starts today when we put what you’ve learnt into practice in the pool! You’ll be amazed how much you’ll progress in a short period of time! This evening head out with your group - Blue Corner has colourful beanbags on the sand that are perfect for that sundowner.

Day 4: Open water dive

Hop on one of our boats and get ready for an amazing experience! The waters around Nusa Lembongan and Penida offer some incredible diving opportunities with manta rays, turtles, barracuda and colourful corals. It’s like swimming in a giant aquarium!

Day 5: Open water dive

Head out for another memorable day. With excellent coral coverage, the long reefs that border Nusa Lembongan and Penida are busy with schools of reef fish, crabs and shrimps. We may pay a visit to Manta Point off Penida today, where you can swim with these gentle giants.

Day 6: Open water dive to a maximum depth of 18m

We’ll undertake our most challenging dives today. Explore this incredible underwater world, before sailing back with the salt in your hair and getting ready for another night of fun on the sands.

Day 7: Nusa Lembongan to Sanur, Bali

Spend your last hours enjoying the crystal clear waters and white sands of Lembongan before boarding the ferry back to Bali at 4:30pm. From Sanur you’ll need to make your own way to the airport.

Please note: This is a sample itinerary, but schedules may vary. Your surf lesson will be booked at a time that fits with your itinerary.

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Arrival information


The package begins with a ferry ride to Nusa Lembongan at approximately 9:30am on day 1, so you’ll need to fly into Bali at least the day before. Arrive into Denpasar International Airport (DPS). You’ll need to arrange your own accommodation for any nights before the tour begins, and any airport transfers to that accommodation. You'll need to make your way to the port in Sanur to catch the ferry. 


The course ends on day 7 with a 4:30pm ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Sanur, Bali. The ferry takes around half an hour. It’s recommended that you don’t plan to fly home until the day after, to allow for delays. Please note you should not fly for 24 hours after diving.


Accommodation & meals


You’ll be staying at the Nusa Lembongan Surf Camp in mixed dorm ocean view rooms. All rooms have air con, comfy beds, shared bathrooms with western-style toilets, and spectacular views of the beach. The camp is in an idyllic tropical location and has an outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar overlooking the water.

If you would like your own room this can be arranged at an extra cost. Discuss with our agent at the time of your booking.


All your meals are included with this trip. However, if you would like to eat elsewhere at any point, Nusa Lembongan offers a variety of restaurants on the water’s edge with a delicious range of both local and western food.

Minimum age & eligibility

You must be at least 18 years old to join this trip. 


British visitors arriving in Bali (or anywhere in Indonesia) will be issued with a free visa on arrival, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your departure from Indonesia. It’s your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.

Medical Conditions and Fitness

If you suffer from asthma, you will unfortunately not be eligible to scuba dive. If you are pregnant or have other heart and lung conditions you may be unable to dive, and should contact your doctor for advice.

Regarding your fitness level and water confidence, as long as you are able to swim 200 meters and can tread water / float for at least 10 minutes you will be fine to join the course.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.