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“Relaxing Dive for good value”
Review of Kokak Dive Centre

Kokak Dive Centre
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Owner description: Kokak Dive Centre is a PADI Certified center with highly experienced staff in the heart of Pemuteran. We regularly organize dive and snorkeling trips in the West of Bali and Menjangan Island, voted the best diving in Bali. Safety is the top priority for us, we offer courses for all ages and all levels, from intro dives to Dive Master. Affordable accommodation is available next door at Badini Homestay and Restaurant.
Reviewed February 4, 2013

By luck we found Kokak Dive center while staying 4 nights in Pemuteran.
The staff is friendly and dive guides very skilled and relaxed. The equipment is quite new and well maintained.
The staff and guides are locals, so they really know the area, and they know how to dive as well.

When coming back to Pemuteran we will dive again with Kokak :).

Thank Oliver D
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I liked their patience with a scared novice who in the end couldn't do the intro dive and even when attempting snorkelling couldn't let go of the boat in open water.

They were all patient with me and didn't make fun. My husband had a great time on his first ever open water dive and the instructors and guides are fantastic.

Kadek is a wonderfully funny, patient and engaging instructor and Eddy is a barrel of laughs.

They are responsible and careful with their equipment and your safety, and don't cut corners.

I would go back again for sure if I was going to attempt diving again.

Thank cagfire
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

During our stay at Badini Homestay we organized our divings with Kokak Dive which is next door. We had a great time with them. We had some dives at Pulau Menjangan and Pemuteran, but my personal favourite was Puri Jati. I love sea horses and Kadek (the manager of the dive centre) found some for me at Puri Jati.
Since we were the guests of Badini, our lunch was included. We could choose from chicken sandwich, fried rice or fried noodle.
The staff was really kind and helpful, everything went just perfectly.

Thank sineas
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Pleasant competent staff made our trips to Menjangan a breeze where we scuba dived - their prices are good and we had a great time with them.

Thank Sparkler11
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

We researched diving companies in Pemuteran on the internet and discover that there wasn't much info on any of the centres except for a very large company run by foreigners. We were staying at Badini Homestay (on the main road in Pemuteran) and Kokak Dive centre was next door. We spoke to them the evening we arrived and later spoke to the other companies to get an idea who we wanted to dive with.

We found Kokak Dive a company run by very friendly Balinese people who had lived in the area all their life, they were quite affordable and offering dives with only up to 4 people per guide. They offered a small discount for the guests of Badini. It also appeared that we were the only two booked with them that day, so we had the boat for ourself and really felt well looked after. After discussing the dive sites, they recommended us a couple of sites to visit considering the current sea/weather conditions. We also chose the lunch from a 3 choice menu for the following day (the usual fried rice, fried noodle or chicken sandwich).

All routine checks went on that morning to make sure we had everything we needed, it was all very professional but never impersonal. A quick ride to the harbour in a very comfortable car and signed-in for the pass to enter the National Park.

Once boarded the vessel, we headed to Menjangan. We were going to dive Bat Cave and Coral Gardens. A dive brief was done before each dive. The dive sites were incredible, we never saw so much diverse marine life in one dive. Kadek, our guide and PADI instructor, was very patient and particularly vigilant, he went out of his way to show us some amazing macro (pygmy sea horses, nudibranches etc). The fan corals were huge, up to 2 meters tall, and the amount of fish was astonishing: we managed to see many lion fish, different variety of anemone fish, pipe fish, crocodile fish, porcupine fish, puffer fish, stone fish and the list goes on!

We moored on the island for lunch, giving us the chance to explore it. Lunch was delicious, comprised of water, fresh fruit and crackers with your choice of main.

As budget travellers we were very pleased that we stayed at Badini and received discount on diving at Kokak Dive. Badini offered two choices of room, a very cheap bedroom with fan and cold water or (our choice) a brand new bungalow with A/C and hot water shower with an amazing Balinese style outdoor bathroom for a little bit more. Breakfast and free wi-fi were both included.

We were highly impressed with them, once back from the dive we spent few hours at the dive shop chatting with the friendly staff to the point that we were sad to leave. We would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to dive Menjangan, especially combined with a stay at Badini.

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