Golden Ratio Turtle With PROJECT LAUT beneath

Project Laut

About

Project Laut is an NGO that focuses on marine conservation, research and education in the Nusa Penida MPA (Marine Protected Area). Together in partnership with Nomads Dive Centre, a top-rated eco-dive resort in Nusa Penida, we offer internships where individuals can complete their divemaster training, while also gaining valuable experience participating in several conservation research initiatives.

We are a group of ocean lovers that are committed to the protection and stewardship of our waters. Many graduates have used their experience here to move on and pursue post-grad opportunities, some even returning for a period and collecting their own data using our scientific infrastructure, while others have continued on to pursue their instructor certification and now work as ocean advocates here and abroad.

Founded
2018

Reviews

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Lisa-Mae
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing DM experience!!

I did my divemaster internship at nomads from October til December last year and I absolutely loved it! Joma is such a patient teacher and really cares about his students. Thanks to him I'm now a confident diver and even enjoy diving in the currents (which I hated in the beginning)! The course itself was well structured and you learn a lot about the ocean, the environment and the fish of course. My favourite part was the turtle conservation and identification, you learn so much about them and get to identify and name every single turtle.
Joma is a funny, responsible guy who became a good friend of mine and I hope we can still have many dives together in the future!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I got lost several times in the strong currents (mostly because of miscommunication underwater) but thanks to Joma I was able to be confident enough in myself and overcome the initial panic, I even came up smiling after!
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Sandra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Such a great experience

I had a great time with Nomads & Project Laut! The diving here is beautiful and Joma is a great & responsible instructor.

The atmosphere in the shop is fun, educational & professional. Sometimes they organize BBQs, movie nights or tours around the island.

The facilities are great! They have a huge pool that is great for training (and tanning!), the gear room is beautiful & well-kept, and the air-conditioned classrooms are great for all the indoor conservation work!

I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to do their divemasters to look no further than Nomads & Project Laut!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Spend time under water as much as you can! The diving is great and due to conditions you learn a lot!
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Jess
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the Greatest Experiences of my Life

I had one of the greatest life experiences at Nomads. The crew are so friendly, they started to feel like family after a very short period of time. The head instructor, Joma, is so full of knowledge about the ocean and diving, I felt so safe and confident with him as my instructor. The gear was always up to scratch and the dive shop itself had such a great atmosphere. The dives were guided super well and the sites were absolutely breath-taking! Thank you, Nomads for such a rewarding experience.

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Abby
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely memorable

Project Laut & Joma are both fantastic and tons of fun!

I did my courses with Project Laut & Nomads, and I was uber impressed with the customer service and professionalism in the shop and throughout the courses. I was nervous because I heard Nusa Penida had some strong currents, but Joma helped me build confidence and feel good in currents. 
Now I LOVE the drift diving!

The reefs are so healthy here, it is amazing. The mantas are stunning and stay at the island all year, and if you are lucky (like I was) then you might get a chance to see the elusive Mola Mola ;)
I would recommend Project Laut & Joma to anyone who wants to have fun and learn a ton about the ocean!

What would you improve about this program?
my drift diving skills ofcourse it was so much fun and very memorable!!
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Virginia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great program!

I had such a great time with Project Laut & Nomads!

I did my courses with Joma and I had so much fun. The diving was beautiful, but the currents are definitely challenging. Joma made me feel safe & comfortable in the currents, but it definitely takes some getting used to!

The facilities at Nomads were great - the pool is large, the gear room is well-kept and they even have nice air conditioned classrooms for theory sessions.

I would definitely recommend Project Laut & Nomads for anyone looking to do their dive training!

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