Dive Nusa Penida with Ceningan Divers

PADI 5 Star Dive ResortCeningan Divers is a Green Star Award, eco-friendly, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort located 500 meters on the left side of the yellow bridge on Nusa Ceningan, the smallest of three islands on the east coast of Bali.

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

Our dive operation is based in Ceningan Resort, located on the edge of the majestic mangrove in the channel between the twin island. This provides us with an easy access to world-class dive sites. Not to mention it is an exceptional setting for a quiet eco-retreat off the beaten track.

Our Commitment to Safety, PADI Standards & Ocean Conservation

There’s a saying “Good Divers Never Stop Learning”. With that in mind, we’re always pushing the envelope; improving ourselves, learning new tricks, and growing as human beings. Your safety is our number one priority. Teaching you following the highest industry standards is our mission. We hope our commitment to providing you with the best learning experience is apparent in our dedication and our passion for our ocean planet.


Ceningan Divers takes ocean protection to heart, we are a 100% AWARE Partner. We support a clean, healthy ocean by making a donation on behalf of each of our students to Project AWARE. When you take a PADI course with Ceningan Divers, you will receive the Project AWARE version of your PADI certification card and be part of a movement of divers protecting our ocean planet.


Ceningan Divers Management Team

Our Award-winning, cross-functional management team is composed of five highly passionate PADI instructors. Together, we have several decades of experience in the diving and tourism industries, both with the local Balinese and international markets.

We can support you in 11 languages including: Bahasa Indonesia, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Romansch, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.

 Sandra Demonti – Directorsandra

Sandra comes from Zuoz, Switzerland. She started diving in 2003. She studied tourism management before becoming a PADI instructor in 2009. Since then she’s helped hundreds of divers achieve their goals, delivering quality training of all levels from Open Water to Divemaster. Sandra is a PADI Master Instructor. When she is not diving, you will find her near our classroom mentoring our DMTs.

arkArkadiy Almendieiev – Director 

Arkadii comes from Ukraine. He studied linguistics at university, in 2006 he fell in love with diving while on a trip to Bali. Ark has been actively diving and mastering underwater photography since then. He’s been teaching full-time since 2012 and he is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. When he is not diving, you can find him maintaining our gear in our equipment room or at our compressor filling tanks.

vicVictoria Linnik-Almendieieva – Director

Victoria comes from Ukraine where she studied international economics and enjoyed a successful career. Unable to shake off the spell the ocean cast upon her,  she relocated to Bali with her family after several years of exploring South East Asia. Victoria is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, she has been actively working in the dive industry since 2012. She is also an accomplished chef. When she is not diving, you can find her in the kitchen where she cooks healthy recipes and tasty food for our guests.

robRobert Scales – Director

Robert comes from Canada. He’s been diving since 1988. After a successful career in digital media and marketing, he returned to his first passion; diving and exploring our Ocean Planet. He is a PADI Master Instructor, Tec Deep Instructor, Sidemount Instructor, and an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer. When he is not diving, you can find him in the office updating our social media channels, creating magic on the web and interacting with our guests around the resort.

minniMinni Vangsgaard – Partner

Award winning Platinum Course Director, Minni is a Mentor with a golden heart and vast experience conducting IDCs around the world. Minni was the first Course Director in Bali. She was voted Best Instructor by Asian Diver magazine and awarded numerous times by PADI for OUTSTANDING contribution to the dive industry. Minni is our ambasador at large, between her duties with Ceningan Divers, she is also the owner of Bali Crystal Divers and a partner at Crystal Divers South Africa.

tymurTymur – Micro Manager

Tymur comes from Ukraine but he’s been living in Bali since he was just a few months old. Seven years later, he’s becoming a formidable swimmer and he has a thirst for learning new things. For example, he knows everything there is to know about Minecraft and building space ships with Legos. When he’s not in school, you can see him running around the resort, swimming or eating something sweet at the restaurant.

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