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Bali Scuba

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Experience brilliant reefs, big pelagics—likely including manta rays—and maybe even mola-mola (oceanic sunfish) in season, on this 3-dive package to Penida Island. Your day includes transfers, lunch, bottled water, tanks and weights (including two free tanks of 32% Nitrox for certified Nitrox divers): gear hire is extra. Divers must be certified, with at least 25 dives, some within the last six months: less experienced divers will need a private guide.
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Doug L wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
After researching dive shops in Bali I decided to give Bali Scuba a go. They have a 5-star PADI rating and I can see why. They were communicative and accommodating from the start.Their drivers picked me up at my hotel. (They were early and waiting on me every day.) Dody handled my three day bookings and personally met me and completed all of my paperwork when I arrived. I was impressed by the friendliness of all of the staff. Sila was assigned as my dive master. I was a single diver and was the only one not being certified he became my dive buddy for the three days. The other instructors were helpful to me, but I saw them working very well with their students. (If I were getting OW certified, or any certification, I would want their instruction!) I am certified as a Master Scuba Diver with over 100 dives and these were some of the best dives that I have had. Over the three days I dove Padang Bai, USAT Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben, and Nusa Penida. Sila did a great job of dive briefing and planning. Each dive went as expected and were fabulous. One of the three dives off Nusa Penida had a strong current, but Sila had explained how we would handle getting out of it in the middle of the dive so that it lengthen our bottom time. As we tried the maneuver I missed the mark by a little and had to climb up his leg to get to the right spot. He acted like it was not a problem. He was the consumate professional
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Date of experience: July 2022
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fellfromatree wrote a review Jul 2022
Hanoi, Vietnam18 contributions11 helpful votes
I found these guys through Google prior to my recent trip to Bali and booked a day trip to the USAT Liberty wreck in Tulamben. They picked me up from my hotel right on time, made a quick stop at their dive shop to check equipment sizes and complete paperwork, before continuing to the dive site. Their equipment is all well maintained and the staff are brilliant, Suban (my guide) was always on the lookout for interesting species of fish. I can't wait to try their other dive sites on my next trip.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Adam L, General Manager at Bali Scuba
Responded 1 week ago
Thankyou for taking the time and effort to write about your experience at Bail Scuba with Suban... We are fortunate to have an amazing team at Bali Scuba and Suban is one of our fine Instructors. We all look forward to seeing you again for some more underwater adventures. Warm regards, Adam
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Wine First wrote a review Mar 2022
Dixon, New Mexico18 contributions29 helpful votes
Where to start with how totally amazing this dive shop and their instructors/ guides are?!? My husband and I had not been diving in 10 years so we took the pool refresher with Yannick while our teenage daughter started her scuba certification pool work with Sila. They have online e-classes for the book portion of the certification which was really great since we were traveling and our daughter could do that part easily while we were on the go. My husband and I have had the opportunity to dive with lots of dive shops, all over the world, and hands down this group is the BEST! Their shop is clean and professional, their staff is kind, helpful and also extremely professional. Yannick was absolutely wonderful to work with in the pool and on our dives making sure we saw as much as he could possibly point out. They have a really nice van that came and picked us up and dropped us back off at the hotel, cold water constantly available and even towels for the dives. My daughter was excited, but nervous to do the certification and ended up having some tough parts in the pool work making what should have been one day in the pool, 2 long days. Sila was beyond kind and patient with my daughter. He was gentle yet encouraging and continued slowly moving forward when she would have otherwise given up. He even recommended a "discovery dive" where he was her personal guide in a shallow open water to remind her why she was doing all this hard work to get certified, a really cool idea and it got her back into the fun of the adventure of diving. On the boat for the dives, they did everything for you including putting on your fins and helping you in every possible way, it was soooo nice! The open water certification dives proved to be challenging for my daughter as well. There are simply tasks during certification that are required that are difficult, we all had to do them, but Sila was just amazing with her! Just as things were coming together, my daughter got an ear infection and couldn't dive until she finished medication and cleared the ear up. They were amazing about that too allowing us to postpone with great understanding. When we returned, we knew the ear may still be an issue. They offered options which included an attempt and if it didn't work, we could take the lesser "scuba certification" rather than the "open water certification" for now and upgrade her down the road when she was ready. It felt like the never ending challenge! My husband and I could not believe how wonderful the dive shop was and figure Sila must be a Saint. The ear was painful and would not cooperate so Sila snorkled with our daughter instead so that she would have a positive experience! I mean wow, what a guy! I am so grateful for the entire team at Bali Scuba for a wonderful experience. There is absolutely no other choice when it comes to a dive shop in Bali, go here!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Adam L, Owner at Bali Scuba
Responded 1 week ago
WOW!!! This review is amazing and the team at Bali Scuba (particularly Sila) are so thrilled to make your experience EXCEPTIONAL. We really hope you return to our team at Bali Scuba for some more fun times and memories. Warm regards, Adam
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EmmaHarrisonClark wrote a review Aug 2020
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Went for a 2 day trip to Penida and Mimpang + Tepekong and loved it. These guys are a crew of Total Professionals + super friendly too. Budi, Sila and Puspa took me out. They are all PADI instructors with amazing English and were great dive guides, keeping me safe and finding the coolest sharks and manta. Many other species too. The gear was also top notch - well maintained and high quality. Price was good and they even do proper social distancing in the boat with masks and stuff. Really good to be out there again after so long. Def recommend these guys, will go back.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from BaliScuba2020, Owner at Bali Scuba
Responded Aug 30, 2020
Emma - thanks so much for taking the time to appreciate our team at Bali Scuba. Budi, Sila and Puspa had a great time taking you diving and enjoying the time to help celebrate your 30th (???) birthday. We continue to take care of our friends in Bali and abroad. It makes everyone feel special to have such personal and positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again - certainly before your 31st (???). Warm regards, Adam
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sunfish wrote a review May 2020
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We did our open water cert with Sila and it was fantastic!! He really cares about being a great instructor, and made our first diving experience unforgettable. Diving the USS Liberty shipwreck was amazing!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from BaliScuba2020, Manager at Bali Scuba
Responded May 28, 2020
Many thanks for a great review. Sila is great and he appreciates the feedback. We hope to see you back soon. Next step - Advanced. Warm regards, Bali Scuba
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