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Address: Lot 180, Teluk Dalam | Pulau Perhentian Besar, Kuala Besut, Malaysia
Phone Number: +609 6911650
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Excellent diving course SSI open water

In did my SSI open water @ Alu Alu divers. My experience was very good. All the instructors were well experienced and technically proficient. A little problem to understand the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2013
Pushkar K
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Singapore
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited the Perhentian islands last month just for 3 nights and booked a fun dive package with AluAlu Divers (Bayu Dive Lodge). Great offer as everything was included, accomodation, food, equipment and dives. The bungalows were well equipped and the food was good. The instructors and dive masters were very friendly, experienced and knowledgeable about marine life. We were... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Perfect place to learn scuba diving, and they offer both PADI and SSI. There is nice cabins you can rent next to the dive senter too, choose from a cabin next too the beach with aircon. or a cabin further away with a fan... They are nice and clean. En-suite with clean towels and soap/shampo. The staff is brilliant, very... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed here for a week and loved every minute. The hotel is located in the quieter Teluk Dalam Bay. The place offers diving courses and snorkelling trips. We took both (trial dive) and went on several snorkeling trips. The staff was great about accommodating us, took us to plenty of amazing dive sites and were amazing dive instructors. The... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My fiancée and I had the best experience ever at the Bayu Dive Center and Resort! Our PADI Open Water Course instructor Pierre was great, the staff at the resort were friendly, the room was clean and the food was delicious. I can't wait to go back again! Thank you to everyone at the Bayu Dive Center and Resort/Alu Alu... More 

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bangalore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

the behavior of the instructor was not good at all. there was no hospitality and I felt like cheated because i had to pay around 300 MYR as compared to other dive shops on the same beach.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My friend took open water padi courese @alu alu they charges 250 rm more than the other dive shop. I had the fun dive with alu alu but the experience from lee was terrible..during dive my integrated weight belt came out and I couldn't able go down .. this guy Lee stared shouted at me like hell .. he doesn't... More 

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Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

In did my SSI open water @ Alu Alu divers. My experience was very good. All the instructors were well experienced and technically proficient. A little problem to understand the British accent of my instructor :) but that is fine. All the elements of the course were properly conducted. (book, video, swim test, float test, written test and 4 dives)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I undertook my Advanced PADI here (written a seperate review on the Bayu Lodge). They made my learning experience here a memorable one, Sam Beer my instructor was very patient with me given I was out of practice with diving), and in no time I had the confidence again to push through my advanced. Equipment was generally of a good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I took my SSI cert in early June with the support of the diving instructors at Alu Alu divers. I was admittedly a nervous first-timer but the team was super professional and helpful, and the whole experience was great. We saw shark, turtles, boxfish, "Nemos", barracuda, you name it... I can only recommend these guys, you won't regret it. Bayu... More 

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
41 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We made a return visit to Bayu Dive Lodge & took their package which included 8 boat dives each. The dive team were good - all English speakers, despite some of them not having English as their first language. All are enthusiastic & want the customer to get as much out of their dive courses or fun dives as possible.... More 

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