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Meet Purple Dive Team

Our vision

All of us at Purple Dive Penida have worked in the dive industry for many years. We believe a dive center should be eco-friendly, promote safe and fun diving for all and, of course, deliver the highest teaching we made our own. All our team have been in Bali and the surrounding area for a long time and Indonesia is the place we call home. Diving is our passion and like people who are passionate about something, we want to share it with the world. We are also very proud to be an entirely female-owned and run dive shop. As a female diver, we hope you will find a safe and friendly place here with us. 

We believe in strong educational standards and a patient and friendly approach when teaching diving, and we strive to train the best divers and dive professionals using the PADI system of education. 

We feel very strongly about the importance of conservation for our oceans and our planet, which is why we have built our dive center with that idea in mind. Julia and Helene actually volunteers for Trash Hero. It was an auspicious start to say the least! Using eco-friendly materials, reusing and recycling as much as we can, not using disposable plastic are a few of the things we do here at the dive centre. We are also members of 1% for the Planet, meaning that 1% of our turnover goes directly to environment protection. We are a certified Green Fins dive centre, which recognizes our efforts to reduce our environmental impact.  We encourage our divers to join us with these efforts! 


Meet the people behind Purple



Co-founder & PADI Course Director

Helene learnt how to dive as a teenager and was hooked onto the underwater world from an early age. She trained as a PADI Divemaster in 2006, then made Bali her home in 2012. She became PADI Course Director in 2016 and enjoys training divers to all levels including scuba instructors, whether in English, French or Spanish.



Co-founder & PADI IDC Staff

Julia became a Divemaster in 2001 but at first it was only a fun seasonal job when she went travelling. It did make her want to protect the fishies and study marine conservation. She worked in this field in Madagascar for while before going into teaching diving full time.

She’s been involved with Reef Check Indonesia is working towards becoming an Eco Diver trainer.



Dive Manager & PADI Course Director

Yvonne is from Singapore and has been enjoying scuba diving for over a decade now. She is a PADI Course Director and an invaluable resource here as she knows the dive sites like the back of her hand!

She teaches IDC and Divemasters, and assist with general dive organisation. She is also excellent with gear fixing! 

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General Manager & PADI IDC Staff

Lisa is from the UK and is also a nurse. She is in charge of pretty much a bit of everything here, which is why you will  often hear around here people say: "Ask Lisa". 

You might see her in the office, on the boat or somewhere else around the dive center! 

Our Dive Team

Our Divemasters and Instructors are all certified PADI dive professionals. While they come from different corners of the world, they have one thing in common: they LOVE diving! They will share their passion for scuba diving with you or will teach you new skills! They have great knowledge of Nusa Penida diving and will show you the best marine life. 


Our logistic team

Boat captains Kadek, Sade and Ari and the rest of their team are here to make sure you have a great day out with us! 

They are vital to our operation as they make sure you have a safe and comfortable trip out in the ocean every day. Whether you need a coffee, a hand to set up your gear, or a friendly smile, they are here for you! 

They will also be happy to give you some tips about their island. 

What divers say about us

Purple Dive partners

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