When I was scanning Gilis' Dive Centers on Tripadvisor, I spotted DSM and carefully, as I usually do, read the 'terrible' reviews, which can be a show stopper for my choice. However, I found strange that this beginner diver was advising a next door competitor!
After 5 days of diving with DSM, I do not regret my choice. Honestly, I am sometimes wondering if tripadvisor's reviewers are really true ones! As far as I am concerned, I am a real trip advisor's reviewer and moreover a real diver with my wife, also a diver and 2 boys (5 and 8).
Our whole family spent great moments with the staff (from the boats, the dive masters, the administrative). Special thanks to William who allowed us to bring the family to the Gilis from Lombok every day with no extra cost (compared to Dream Divers who is asking for extra).
My wife and I really enjoyed the dives (special thanks to the turtles!), even though it is not what we were used to (that is true we are spoilt divers!). My eldest son did his bubblemaker twice: he loved it (special thanks to the turtle again!) and is really looking forward his 10 years old to move forward on diving.
Their professionalism, their gentleness, their sense of service (you do not have to worry about your gear, they set it up and carry it for you) made the difference. We are already missing them.
We are wishing them the best, maybe to expand and have a larger shop which could accommodate happy divers like us.