We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Widana Dive Service

Features Animals
Padangbai, Indonesia
More
About Widana Dive Service
Widana Dive Service - IMade Widana was Born in Bali, & has essential local knowledge of Bali's best dive sites. An experienced diving instructor and underwater photographer himself, you can be assured of a quality of service to surpass your expectations. Widana & his team cater to the experienced underwater photograpers- diver.
Read more
Travelers talk about
48Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 47
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Jan B wrote a review Apr 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions3 helpful votes
I've dived several times with Widana in the past couple of years. He and his team are amazing in spotting critters. And the hospitality from his family is amazing. Can definitely recommend!
Read more
Date of experience: May 2019
Helpful
Share
Rockabella wrote a review Feb 2020
Regensburg, Germany8 contributions1 helpful vote
This guys really know how to spot! We asked for a seahorse and a frogfish and saw 4 of them in different colours!!! As you know, you have to be lucky too, but still they have a very good knowledge about which animal you can find on different plants, corals, or anemones. The owner, is a very kind person, hes a Makro photographer, too. I can highly recommend them! Stefanie(DM) + Janine
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Leena wrote a review Sep 2019
Bali, Indonesia828 contributions60 helpful votes
+1
My boyfriend and his friends decided to try diving after so many considerations lol. We went to Padang Bai and greeted by Pak Widana himself, very friendly and helpful. He explained to the guys who will have their very first dive experience. He accompanied during the day, from beginning to the end. We started from 8AM and finished around 2-3PM for two times dive. It was really great, they also served us warm tea and fruits. Very recommended!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
Helpful
Share
peter M wrote a review Aug 2019
Sanur, Indonesia69 contributions5 helpful votes
I hadn't dived for quite a few years and had just taken a refresher course. I then researched where to go diving for the day. Staying in Sanur Padangbai is quite close (just over an hour away). I booked Widana based on price and reviews and could not be happier. Made Widana and his family are the loveliest people you could hope to meet. He is clearly not in this business to become rich but to share his enthusiasm and knowledge. Made and his Dive Master I went with could not be more helpful and for someone who hadn't dived for a few years (other than a refresher) they were quick to offer advice and feedback which has proved invaluable. I have dived with the on four occasions now in the last month (8 dives) and have seen turtles, white tip sharks, puffer fish etc. As for the macro options such as nudibranchs their ability to spot and ensure you see all that this area offers is excellent. I concur with all the positive reviews and would suggest that Widana is not just for macro enthusiasts but for divers of all levels who enjoy a well run dive with good family hospitality.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Helpful
Share
Flickity10 wrote a review Jul 2019
Sydney, Australia16 contributions6 helpful votes
We did 4 amazing dives with Widana Divers based off a recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. If you are into photography or just love critters and macro/muck diving then this is the place for you. Widana and his team are wizards when it comes to spotting, finding us all kinds of different nudis and critters. Most dives we saw upwards of 20 nudibranch and often between 5-10 different species and variations on a dive as well as seamoths, frogfish, ladybug, candy crab, hairy crab, and a orangutan crabs just to name a few. The diveshop itself is no frills but its small group sizes (often just 2-3 divers) and great value for money being significantly cheaper than the other dive shops in Padangbai. In addition, a lot of thought when into selecting dive spots based on what you wanted to see and dive conditions. Cannot recommend this dive shop more highly for macro and photography lovers. We will definitely be back.....with our 5mm wetsuit if diving this time of year as the water temp was a very fresh 24 degrees.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
1234569