SSI Open water diver course
become a certified diver on Nusa Penida
If you’ve always wanted to become a certified scuba diver then your journey begins with the SSI Open Water Diver Course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba certification. Open up a whole new world underwater! Master the key diving skills in the pool and use them in the ocean, learn how to plan a dive and dive with a buddy up to a depth of 18 meters.
If you still haven’t made up your mind about where to stay in Nusa Penida – you might want to have a look at our Package offer for SSI Open Water Diver. Your accommodation, transfers, meals and diving will be taken care of.
SSI Open Water Diver Course on Nusa penida
- Your age is 10 years or older.
- Ability to swim for at least 200m
- Ability to float for at least 10 min
- You have read the medical statement before booking or arrival. You were able to answer NO to each question
- Self-study SSI digital course materials and certification (both digital and physical)
- All required gear rental (including dive computer)
- Snacks, refreshments and a towel onboard
- Lunch at the cafe on the beach upon arrival
- all local taxes and diving fees
- 5 pool training sessions & 4 ocean training dives
- Diving insurance by Dive Assure
- Typically takes 3 days to complete.
- Theory & Pool sessions on days 1
- Ocean dives & test on days 2 and 3
Package offer with accommodation and meals
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The course normally takes 3 days, where days 1 is theory and pool training, after that we do open water training dives on days 2 and 3. You can free up more time on your vacation by completing your theory using the digital learning materials provided and just doing the pool training and open water dives with us! We keep group sizes small for your safety and so that you can get the most out of your course. We guarantee no more than 4 students per instructor. If you would like a more personalised one on one experience, please contact us to discuss your options.
We will provide you with water, tea, coffee and some snacks on the boat. We provide a sarong (a thin towel) to dry yourself and to protect you from the sun. Most sunblocks are harmful to coral and other marine life. We encourage you to use a long sleeved rash guard or the sarong provided instead. If you must use sunblock, please make sure it’s reef friendly. We also provide motion sickness medication. This works best if taken 30 minutes before you get on the boat. So let us know if you think you need one as you get to the dive center. All you have to do is, suit up, we take care of everything else!
Nusa Penida open water diver course
Booking, payment and cancellation polies
We strongly recommend you book your fun diving or courses with us in advance.
In order to secure the desired dates and spots on our boat, we’ll need a 50% deposit from you. Please, make sure you understand our cancellation and refund policy (below), before you make your booking.
You can contact us by either e-mail, WhatsApp or Facebook messenger in order to secure your spot on the boat for the desired date. We do our best to respond as soon as possible within our operating hours.
You can make a deposit using various methods of payment – bank transfer, PayPal and Wise.
While in Nusa Penida you can settle your bill using all of the methods mentioned above, with credit or debit card (non-Indonesian cards attract 3% surcharge) and, of course, cash.
There are several ATMs between two harbours (Toyapakeh and Sampalan), power blackouts are possible though. It would be more comfortable to have some cash on you.
Please note, that we are located on a remote island. Though we do have card facilities, sometimes the connection can be lost for hours on the whole island. Settling in cash can often be the simplest and safest option.
There are money exchange offices on the island, however exchange rates are generally way better in Bali, so it’s wise to change your money while in Bali.
Cancellation and refund policy
Life is usually full of surprises and sometimes they are not exactly what we expect.
We strongly recommend you arrange travel insurance for your holiday, which may help you to smooth out unforeseen problems that might occur during your trip (hopefully not).
If you decide to or have to cancel your booked trip or package last minute – we won’t be able to refund.
Upon completing your booking with us we will send you a booking confirmation, indicating your itinerary (meeting time, departure time, expected duration of the experience, amount of the deposit paid and the amount due). Meeting time for all ocean activities is 30 minutes prior to the departure of our boats thus allowing sufficient time for filling up all necessary paperwork and getting the matching size wetsuits and booties.
Our boats departure times on particular dates, as well as the time we start the classes and pool training are based on ocean conditions (tides) and our operating hours. Please, kindly make sure you take the time mentioned in your booking confirmation into account while planning your trip and transfers, allowing enough time for reaching us in time for the booked program. In case you will be unable to reach us in time for the booked program (dive trip, diving course, introductory program) – that will be considered a cancellation of your booking.
We will definitely do our best to help our guests out and reschedule the booked trip, though it might simply be not possible sometimes.
All Nusa Penida Fun diving, Dive&Stay Packages, SSI Courses and Learn&Stay Packages
If you wish to cancel your booking 30 or more days prior to the booked date – we’ll refund the full amount (excluding transfer fees and charges). We will return 50 percent of the paid deposit if the cancellation is made within the period of 30 to 20 days prior to your booking. If you cancel less than 20 days prior to your booking your deposit is non-refundable.