Lumba Lumba Divng Centre offers the full range of PAD and SSI courses, from your very first dive up to your Divemaster Training. We are the premier PADI dive resort on Sumatra and SSI dive centre since this year.

Our instructors are very experienced and know the waters around Pulau Weh very well. We offer courses in English and various other languages. We work in small groups (max. 4 persons but often smaller!) so everyone gets the attention they deserve.

Discover Scuba Diving

Open Water Diver

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is perfect if you’ve never tried diving before and want to know if it’s for you.

Our instructors will brief you on some basic dive theory and will explain patiently what you are going to do. We have a look at the dive equipment and then we’ll head to the water! First you’ll practice some basic skills in very shallow water to become familiar with the equipment and the sensation of breathing under water. Then it’s time to venture out in somewhat deeper water to look at all the colorful fish and corals on our house reef!

Duration: half day – Minimum age: 10 – Entry requirement: none – Max. group size: 4 (but usually less)

Open Water Diver Course

Just walk out and dive Lumba Lumba housereefThe PADI Open Water Diver Course is the foundation of your dive training. During your course you will learn all the basics about diving, buoyancy control, dive theory, equipment, dive planning etc. After certification you are allowed to dive anywhere in the world with another certified diver and trained to dive to 18m.

The course consists of a theory portion (video and book), skill practice during the five confined water dives and finally four Open Water Dives. It is now possible to do your dive theory ONLINE with PADI so you don’t have to spend time in the classroom on your holidays.

Our instructors place a strong emphasis on dive safety and responsible interaction with the aquatic environment.

Duration: 3-4 days – Minimum age: 15 (10 for junior certification) – Entry requirement: none – Max. group size: 4

Advanced Open Water Course

IMG_0049The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is the next step in your dive education. The AOW Course consists of five open water dives that are all about further improving your skills and broadening your horizon by discovering different kinds of diving! The Deep Dive and Navigation Dive are mandatory. Besides those you can choose three of the following: Peak Performance Buoyancy (highly recommended!), Night Dive, Drift Dive, Search & Recovery, Underwater Photography, Wreck Dive, Multilevel & Computer Dive, Nitrox, Fish Identification and Underwater Naturalist.

After this course you are trained to dive to a maximum depth of 30m.

Duration: 2-3 days – Minimum age: 15 (12 for junior certification) – Entry requirement: Open Water Diver – Max. group size: 4

Rescue Diver Course

The Rescue Diver Course might just be the most demanding diver course you’ll take. It really takes your skills and confidence to the next level!

In this course you’ll repeat your self-rescue skills and learn how to take better care of your dive buddy: from recognizing the onset of panic to exiting an unconscious diver from the water to searching for a missing diver. You will practice the skills in different settings and in different scenarios.

Even though it’s serious business, this course is also a lot of fun!

Duration: 4 days – Minimum age: 15 – Entry Requirement: Adventure Diver + Emergency First Response – Max. group size: 4

Emergency First Response

In this one-day course you will learn how to supply Basic Life Support (CPR) (not only in case of dive accidents!) and First Aid. The course consists of a theory portion (book and video) after which you will practice your freshly learned skills together with your instructor on a ‘real’ victim.

Duration: 1 day – Minimum Age: 10 – Entry requirement: none – Max. group size: 4 (usually less)


Nitrox – Enriched Air

For Nitrox courses you can choose between two certifying agencies at LumbaLumba. You can combine the PADI course with any other PADI course (except Discover Scuba Diving). We also offer Nitrox courses by NRC (Nitrox & Rebreather College) which focus a bit more on dive theory.

Both courses take 1 to 1,5 days and cover theory and practice as well as one (NRC) or two (PADI) Nitrox dives. With both agencies you’ll be trained to use nitrox mixes containing up to 40% oxygen and both certifications are widely accepted.

Specialty Courses

At LumbaLumba Diving Centre we offer – besides Nitrox – several other specialty courses, such as the Deep Diver Specialty Course (up to 40m!), the Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course, and the Project AWARE Specialty Courses. If you’re interested in doing one or more specialty courses (and perhaps work towards your Master Scuba Diver rating?) – please contact us!

Divemaster Course

Divemaster in training

Divemaster is PADI’s first professional ranking. As a divemaster you are trained to assist on dive courses and guide certified divers or refresh their skills.

For at least a month you’ll work closely together with our instructors, guiding divers and assisting on courses. You will learn much more about dive theory and get lots of experience underwater. You will also be involved in all the aspects of working in a divecenter. This is a really exciting and challenging course for everyone who wants to learn all the ins & outs of diving!

Duration: not fixed but we prefer to take at least one month (more also possible) to make sure you get lots of experience – Entry requirement: Rescue Diver + 40 logged dives 


Please note: For all courses you need to answer and sign a Medical Questionnaire as soon as you are getting signed up here in the shop. The purpose of this is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities.

Also read all questions carefully. For example “Have you ever had or do you currently have frequent or severe suffering from motion sickness” doesn’t mean a “Yes” if you are getting a little seasick by joining a boat ride over a rough sea! If you are not sure, just sent us a message beforehand to clarify.

You can find the PADI example here: