About Us

About Ceningan Divers

Ceningan Divers is an eco-friendly PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Located on Nusa Ceningan, Bali

Nusa Ceningan's Premier Five Star Dive Resort

How is Ceningan Divers different from the other dive centers in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida? We are the only dive centre on Nusa Ceningan, the smallest of the 3 Nusa Islands. From our private jetty, we can easily access the world-class dive sites in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area. We are one of the Top Rated Green Fins Dive Operator in the world. Our PADI 5 Star Dive Resort has been voted by the Dive Travel Awards as one of the top 25 Dive Resorts in the World and rated in the top 5 in Indonesia for the past 5 years. Lastly, we are dedicated to operating a sustainable eco-resort, our various conservation initiatives have helped us win the BlueGreen360 Awards for Best Dive Operator and Best Dive Resort in 2018 and 2019.

Our Commitment to Safety, Standards, & Conservation

Your safety is our number one priority. We teach you following the highest industry standards. 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 conservation to heart, we support a clean, healthy ocean by supporting Green Fins and Project AWARE amongst many other conservation initiatives.

Meet Our team

We opened our eco-friendly dive resort on August 1st 2015 out of our passion for marine ecology, service industry, and scuba diving. Our personal goal was to create a sustainable eco retreat, and a safe and relaxing resort for divers to enjoy. We aim to welcome you the same way we hope to be received when we go on a diving vacation; like family, in a personable and friendly setting. We operate our awards-winning boutique dive resort following our personal values, and international safety and training standards.

Lea resort photo

Lea

Co-owner & PADI Divemaster
Lea is originally from Modesto, California, but after living in different states around the US, she decided to go International in 2008 for an opportunity in Sydney, Australia where she met David and discovered her love for diving. She got her Padi Divemaster in 2013 in Roatan, Honduras. Afterwards, she went back to work to Singapore for 5 years where Lea worked as an Admissions Director for International schools. In February 2020, she made the move to the beautiful island of Nusa Ceningan. Lea prides herself in working to provide every guest the best experience possible.
David resort photo

David

Co-Owner & PADI Secialty Instructor
David originally comes from Johannesburg, South Africa, but left in 2004 to dive, work and see the world. He has since lived in Ireland, Australia and Singapore. He first got his Open Water back in 1996 in South Africa at the tender age of 16 and became a PADI dive instructor in 2013 on the Caribbean island of Roatan. After spending 5 years in Singapore working in the digital travel industry for TripAdvisor, David decided to return to the world of diving on our picturesque island of Ceningan. He is passionate about diving and sharing the wonders of the underwater world with our guests, every dive is a great dive.
Sandra Demonti

Sandra

Co-founder & PADI Master Instructor
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 Instructor. Sandra is a PADI Master Instructor. She is known for her attention to details and strict adherence to PADI standards. When she is not busy mentoring our dive team you can find her around the shop managing our diving operation and leading our GoPro Programs.
Robert Scales

Robert

Co-founder & PADI Master Instructor
Robert comes from Montreal, Canada. He’s been diving since 1988. He did his Divemaster in 1997. He is a jack-of-all-trade. He is passionate about the environment and social justice, he leads various projects around the resort with dedication and commitment to our mission. After a rewarding career in marketing, he returned to his first love; scuba diving and exploring our Ocean Planet. He's been active in the industry since 2010. Robert is a PADI Master Instructor, an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer, and Tec Deep Instructor.

Our Passion For Our Ocean Planet

Much of what you will experience at Ceningan Divers is the cumulative work of an entire team of dedicated people. From our boat captains to our support team, our Divemasters and Instructors. One thing is for certain, your dive vacation would not be the same without each and every one of them.

Ketut

Boat Captain
Pak Desi as he is known, is our Captain. He knows the water around the Nusa Islands better than anyone, he is a multi-generational pirate, fisherman and boat captain. The sea is in his blood!
Putu

Putu

Boat Captain
Pak Putu is more than just the Captain of our small boat. When he is not diving he is busy helping around the resort with various tasks, community support and watching over our property at night!
Vita

Vita

PADI Specialty Instructor
Vita joined our team in January 2019 as part of our PADI GoPro Scholarship. She completed her divemaster training in December of 2019 and her instructor in 2021 and is now working as a full-time instructor with us.
Gusti

Gusti

Boat Hand
Gusti comes from Sulawesi, he is our skillful boat hand and dive operation support staff. When you don't see him helping our team and guests on the boat, he is busy filling thanks and supporting the dive team.
Angga

Angga

PADI Sprecialty Instructor
Angga comes from Lombok, he joined Ceningan Divers as one of our Local Divemaster Internship candidate. Over the past 4 years, he has grown with our company and is now a PADI Specialty Instructor.
Georgina Hayes

Gina

Marine Biologist / PADI Staff Instructor (On leave)
Gina lives in England, she's been diving since 2012. She has a BSc Honours in Zoology and has worked as a Scientific Diver in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. She leads our educational workshops.
Sander Bruis

Sander

PADI Course Director
Award-winning PADI Course Director Sander Bruis works closely with us to support our Instructor Development Courses. We are excited to work with Sander to offer world-class programs for our GoPro candidates.
blackie

Blackie

Over Lord (Sadly passes away in February 2022)
Blackie adopted us in 2018. He was an Alpha stray for some time and claimed our dive resort as part of his territory. He decided to allow us to become his humans and he has since been taking care of our team and guests.

CAREERS AT CENINGAN DIVERS

Are you passionate and do you share our love of the ocean? If you are an Indonesian Citizen and you are looking for a rewarding career in the tourism and dive industry we want you!

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