Hidden away between the popular islands of Lembongan and Nusa Penida lies tiny Ceningan - home to Ceningan Divers and one of Bali’s most innovative and environmentally-aware dive resorts. Ceningan Divers is the creation of a group of passionate and committed dive instructors that set out to create their own resort, and run it as they believe all such businesses should be - with an emphasis on high standards of training, education and safety, a fantastic guest experience and a commitment to the environment and sustainability. Today the resort provides a peaceful retreat from Bali’s busy tourism and is the perfect location from which to explore Lembongan and Nusa Penida’s incredible diving.

CENINGAN DIVERS HIGHLIGHTS
  • A beautiful resort and dive centre, built with the environment in mind
  • Easy access to Lembongan and Nusa Penida’s exhilarating diving
  • Explore Ceningan’s secluded and peaceful atmosphere, on the far side of the ‘Yellow Bridge’
  • Learn to dive with an award-winning team of Master Instructors
Ideal For
SINGLES
COUPLES
FAMILIES
GROUPS
Overview

Ceningan Divers is an eco-friendly resort located on Nusa Ceningan, a small, peaceful island connected to nearby Lembongan by the famous ‘Yellow Bridge’ and separated from the rugged cliffs of Nusa Penida by a deep channel - the location of some of Bali’s best dive sites. Unlike its neighbour with its rapidly growing tourist industry, Ceningan has retained a peaceful and secluded atmosphere, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of south Bali’s tourism.

The resort is located on the edge of the mangrove forest that lines the edge of the channel between Lembongan and Cenida. The dive centre, restaurant, lounge and bungalows are all set in beautiful gardens behind the mangroves, and were build to minimise any impact on the natural environment of the island. From this beautiful location, guests can head out to dive the incredible sites around Lembongan and Nusa Penida, explore the mangroves, visit seaweed farms and the local villages, or climb up the ridge behind the resort for an amazing sunset view of Bali.

Rooms

TWIN BUNGALOW

Perfect for 2 people traveling together. The twin bungalows are equipped with 2 twin beds, aircon, fan, a private open-air bathroom, and a balcony with hammock, table and chairs.

DELUXE BUNGALOW

Perfect for 2 adults or a family traveling with their young child. The deluxe bungalows are equipped with a large king size bed, AC, a private open air bathroom, and a balcony with hammock, table and chairs.

FAMILY BUNGALOW

Perfect for a family traveling with 2 adults and up to 2 kids. The family bungalow is equipped with a large bunk bed with a king size mattress and 2 twin mattresses, AC, a private open air bathroom, and a balcony with hammock, table and chairs.

Resort facilities

The resort buildings were constructed using local design traditions and materials and blend in with the local environment as much as possible. The resort has 8 traditional thatched bungalows, each equipped with comfortable beds and aircon, private bathrooms with hot showers, and a balcony. Ceningan Divers has a mix of room types, including fantastic family rooms with large double-bunkbeds designed to sleep a family of 4.

The Ceningan Lounge and Mangrove Restaurant, located next to the resort swimming pool, are the heart of the resort and provide a great space for guests to socialize, watch a film, smoke a shisha, or take advantage of the resort’s selection of board games. The lounge also transforms into a yoga shala where daily yoga classes are conducted. The Mangrove Restaurant itself offers a range of both Asian and Western dishes, including plenty of vegetarian options and even some unusual Ukranian specialities such varenyki. Hidden away in the mangroves is the Jetty Bar where guests can enjoy a cold beer or an amazing cocktail after a day spent exploring the islands.

General Airport transfers Safe / deposit box Concierge Baggage storage 24-hour security Wifi
Food & Drink Restaurant Bar Full board Vegetarian options Other dietary requirements BBQ Special events Very good coffee
Outdoors Pool Beach loungers Sunset terrace
Activities Water sports Standup paddleboards Snorkeling equipment Games Other sports Kayaks Kids club
Health & Wellness Yoga facilities
Services Laundry services Room service
Dive centre facilities

Ceningan Divers is managed by a team composed of 2 Master Instructors, 2 Master Scuba Diver Trainers and experienced local Divemasters who believe their ‘commitment to providing guests with the best learning experience is apparent in our dedication and our passion for our ocean planet’. The dive centre strongly emphasises high standards of training and safety - reflected in the well-maintained rental equipment and compressors, the SMBs and GPS radios carried by the dive staff and the resort’s custom-made dive boats fitted with all necessary safety equipment.

The resort is perfectly located to explore all of Lembongan and Nusa Penida’s exciting dive sites. Guests are offered two boat dives every morning and can also sign up for extra afternoon or night dives. Dive groups are kept small with 4 guests to every guide and the resort caters for just 16 guests at most, guaranteeing a more personal service from the dive centre staff. Ceningan Divers offer courses from Bubblemaker and Discover Scuba, all the way through to Instructor Development and Master Scuba Dive Trainer. And if guests would prefer to spend their afternoons doing something a little different, the resort has kayaks and standup paddle boards for hire which can be used to explore the beautiful local mangrove forest.

Dive centre Teaching room Teaching pool Night diving
Equipment Equipment rental Computer rental Camera rental DIN adaptors Equipment storage Camera wash tanks

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES


Conservation at Ceningan Divers

Ceningan Divers is a run by a group of divers that are as passionate about the environment as they are about diving. The resort is a Green Star Award, 100% AWARE partner, and a lifetime member of The International Ecotourism Society and focuses its activities on local cleanup initiatives and marine conservation and education programs.

Throughout the resort, Ceningan Divers strives to remove single use plastics and recycle any other waste whenever possible. They are actively involved in different initiatives - including waste reuse, recycling or composting - with the local village and are committed to educating and training the local people about problems associated with waste and the environment. They also support research programmes in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected area, in particular those run by the Marine Megafauna Foundation.

Sustainability

ENVIRONMENT

Ceningan Divers has removed all single use plastics such at straws and water bottles from the resort but also recycles any plastic waste whenever possible. Food waste is composted. Cooking oil, engine oil and batteries are also all recycled. Water consumption is reduced by the use of dual flush toilets and eco showers, and the resort water comes from its own well. Waste water is recycled for use in the resort. Low energy or energy efficient appliances are used throughout the resort and guests are encouraged to switch off aircon and lights when not needed. Ceningan divers also offers bikes and scooters, and group transfer to reduce fuel consumption.

SOCIAL

Over 80% of the resort staff are from the local area and the resort provides training and education on the environment and sustainability. Ceningan Divers is directly involved in the Ceningan Eco Trust, as well as running local education and training programmes, and reusable, recycling and composting programmes with the local village.

ECONOMIC

Ingredients for the mangrove restaurant are sourced locally whenever possible, and the resort also works with local organic food wholesalers in south Bali. Ceningan Divers sell branded items and sarongs in their gift shop from which 15% of the proceeds are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation to support their manta ray and mola mola research. 

MARINE

The resort employs strict dive and snorkel guidelines and guests receive a full briefing on arrival. They are also an active participant in the local buoy mooring programme, run regular beach, mangrove and underwater cleanups and support and participate in research and conservation programmes run by the Lembongan Marine Association and the Marine Megafauna Foundation.

EXPERIENCES

Guests are encouraged to participate in clean ups and are also briefed on dive conduct, as well as their potential impact on the local environment and use of single use plastics. The resort also hosts regular presentations by the MMF for guests.

Tailored for you
FEATURED PACKAGES

The prefect Ceningan weekend getaway for those looking for a quick diving trip. The package includes 2 nights accommodation in a twin or double Deluxe bungalow, 2 dives with full equipment, all meals and round-trip transfers from Bali. A family bungalow is also available and guests can also book optional afternoon or night dives at the resort.

  • 2 nights in a twin share or double Deluxe Bungalow
  • All meals, unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 2 dives include gear, tanks, weights, and guide fees
  • Transfer from DPS airport or your hotel in south Bali to the resort
  • Free SUP, wifi and boardgames
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and tips
  • Additional dive in the afternoon or night
  • Fuel surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari and beyond

Ceningan Weekender

at Ceningan Divers

Escape for a weekend of diving and relaxation on Ceningan

Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Starts At US$275
Diving

The perfect length of time to explore all of Lembongan and Penida’s amazing dive sites. The package includes 6 nights accommodation in a twin or double Deluxe bungalow, 10 dives with full equipment, all meals and round-trip transfers from Bali. A family bungalow is also available and guests can also book optional afternoon or night dives at the resort.

  • 6 nights in a twin share or double Deluxe Bungalow
  • All meals, unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 10 dives include gear, tanks, weights, and guide fees
  • Transfer from DPS airport or your hotel in south Bali to the resort
  • Free SUP, wifi and boardgames
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and tips
  • Additional dive in the afternoon or night
  • Fuel surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari and beyond

Explore Ceningan

at Ceningan Divers

A week to explore all that these beautiful islands have to offer

Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Starts At US$855
Diving
More options
STANDARD PACKAGES

Get a taste of Lembongan and Penida’s incredible diving

Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Starts At US$420

Dive Lembongan and Penida’s iconic dive sites with this 4 day trip. The package includes 3 nights accommodation in a twin or double Deluxe bungalow, 4 dives with full equipment, all meals and round-trip transfers from Bali. A family bungalow is also available and guests can also book optional afternoon or night dives at the resort.

  • 3 nights in a twin share or double Deluxe Bungalow
  • All meals, unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 4 dives include gear, tanks, weights, and guide fees
  • Transfer from DPS airport or your hotel in south Bali to the resort
  • Free SUP, wifi and boardgames
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and tips
  • Additional dive in the afternoon or night
  • Fuel surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari and beyond
Diving

Start your underwater career on Ceningan

Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Starts At US$670

Ceningan Diver’s strong emphasis on safety and training standards makes the company the perfect place to learn to dive. The package includes 4 nights accommodation in a twin or double Deluxe bungalow, PADI Open Water Diver Course with 5 theory & 5 pool sessions, plus 4 open water dives with full equipment, all meals and round-trip transfers from Bali. A family bungalow is also available and guests can also book optional afternoon or night dives at the resort.

  • 4 nights in a twin share or double Deluxe Bungalow
  • All meals, unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • PADI Open Water Diver Course with 5 theory & 5 pool sessions, quizzes and exam, and 4 open water dives
  • All course materials full equipment rental including dive computer
  • Transfer from DPS airport or your hotel in south Bali to the resort
  • Free SUP, wifi and boardgames
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and tips
  • Additional dive in the afternoon or night
  • Fuel surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari and beyond
Diving