Roctopus Dive Lembongan is a great dive centre that focusses on personalised service, fun, safety and professionalism. Theeir dives are carried out in small groups, with great equipment and an awesome dive team.
The 3-day Open Water Course is the perfect course designed for beginners. All materials, equipment and the certificate at the end are included in the price! Of course, the more ‘in-water’ experience you have, the easier the course will be for you, but no previous experience is required, you just need to know how to swim.
The RAID training approach accelerates the process of transforming you into a serious diver in a way that is comfortable and enjoyable. After all, everyone learns at a different pace and has personal objectives for their diving. Studying under a professional RAID Instructor, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of underwater exploration.
Meet the Team and get settled in!
4pm – Meet at the Roctopus Dive shop for an orientation, this will give you the chance to meet and get to know the Roctopus team, your instructor and other students in your group. Groups are kept to 4-people max to ensure your safety, personal instruction and enjoyment. You will be all set up on our e-learning site via your mobile phone or tablet, and you will have some self study to do and complete the quizzes online.
DAY 1: Learning Essential Dive Skills.
The first morning (starting at 8am) will be a classroom session to go over the diving theory and essential safety information before you take the plunge. We give you a rundown of the equipment you will be using and you will learn how the human body reacts to pressure under water.
Also, we go over any questions that you may have from your quiz that you completed online, before moving onto your final exam (don’t worry too much about the exam, it’s made for a 10-year old and your instructor will be sure that you have the knowledge to easily pass!)
Learning to dive is so much fun – but safety is our priority, so we make sure we prepare you for the afternoon for the first in water session.
1pm – After a break for lunch, we move onto the practical skills in our private swimming pool, starting slowly getting comfortable and learn the skills you need to become a diver. People are commonly nervous and have fears of the unknown the first time they dive, but with our friendly, experienced team and our small groups, you will be comfortable and loving the underwater world in no time at all!
DAY 2: Plunge into the Ocean
We depart Nusa Lembongan usually between 7am-10am (the boat departure schedule changes daily due to the tides) – We head out to complete your first two open water training dives to practice basic skills learnt on the first day and start to do what diving is all about, exploring the site, enjoying the wildlife! This is where you will start to become a real diver and progress your diving ability and comfort in the water.
DAY 3: Manta Madness!
Finally for the last day, enjoy the incredible scenic cliff views as we visit a few different dive sites that are now a bit deeper and further away from the island.
By this stage, you have progressed your diving skill and ability, so we get a lot of time swimming around these great sites you will get to see the amazing underwater life.
Enjoy the last two training dives with the most fantastic diving, surrounded by an abundance of marine life from turtles, frogfish, mantis shrimp, box fish, giant travally, scorpion fish, octopus, eagle rays, clownfish – not forgetting the famous manta rays! Possibly if you’re lucky too – the rare mola mola! One thing is for sure, you won’t be able to believe this brand new world you have discovered!
Upon completion of these two dives, you are now qualified to scuba dive up to 20 metres!
Once certified, it’s time to let the adventures begin! You can take your certificate with you on your travels and be allowed to dive, wherever there’s a dive shop! (Once you are certified, you can get fun dives with Roctopus discounted by 10% both here in Nusa Lembongan and at our Koh Tao, Thailand center!)
DIVE COURSE FACTS:
Your Qualification: What does it mean?
As a RAID Open Water Diver, you will be competent to dive to a maximum depth of 20 metres (Comparatively, PADI and SSI training only allow you to dive up to 18 metres.) The qualification is recognised worldwide!
Am I able to learn to dive?
- Are you over 10 years old?
- Are you medically fit?
- Can you swim at least a little bit?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then you’re almost certainly OK to dive. If there is anything that you think could cause you a problem, please contact us with details and we’ll assess your situation. You will be required to complete a medical form before you start with us in all cases. (Medical examinations are available on the island in Nusa Lembongan).
Please note: You must leave 18 hours between your last dive and flying on a commercial aircraft.
What’s included in the Price?
All learning materials, including dive log book & course manual.
Dive equipment, dive computer hire and e-certificate.
Lunch (only the days that you are on the boat diving)
Refreshments on the boat & FREE water refills
What’s not included in the Price?
Transport to the island of Nusa Lembongan
Pick up/drop off to your hotel (this service if usually covered when purchasing your fast ferry ticket)
Travel/ Dive Insurance
Other snacks, personal expenses.