PADI Courses

Learn to dive, improve your skills and love the diving life with Nomad!

PADI_ver_URL_col_webWe are a PADI Dive Resort and offer the full complement of PADI dive courses from entry level Open Water and your first experience underwater right up to custom-tailored six week Divemaster internships for those looking to launch their professional diving career! Check out the individual course pages for detailed information on what is involved, who the courses are for and what they cost. Please get in touch to ask us anything about PADI courses and to book your scuba diving course with us!
PADI is the biggest worldwide training organisation and your qualification as a PADI diver will be recognised at all good dive centres globally.

An amazing location – learning to dive on Bangka

Bangka is a fantastic place to learn how to scuba dive with calm waters and plenty of sandy bays which are perfect for training! There is also a huge variety of amazing marine life here, from tiny pygmy seahorses to the enormous dugongs! 

Professional tuition

Our two PADI Instructors have dived all around the world, working as diving instructors in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Fiji and the UK before coming to Indonesia to start Nomad Divers Bangka. Our instructors are patient, extremely safety-conscious and have taught hundreds of people how to scuba dive. A lot of nervous people have been trained at Nomad including Olga, who arrived with a fear of water after a near-drowning incident as a child, and left us as an Open Water Diver! She even returned again to complete her Advanced Course.

We always take plenty of time with our students and never rush someone who needs a bit more time. Training groups are small and often one-to-one!