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“PADI in 3 days.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Scubali - Diving Bali Academy - CLOSED

Scubali - Diving Bali Academy
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Owner description: Vila Ombak Diving. Diving Courses and Fun Dives for everyone.
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“PADI in 3 days.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Very adequate instructor and a helpful crew. A lot of fun but very serious about safety. Nice diving and a lot to see.
Thx Michael & Yvonne.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank MichaelvKuilenburg
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic staff, beautiful sights, convenient location, fun dives!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were excited to learn to dive and we stopped by the dive school (we were also staying at Vila Ombak) as soon as we arrived. Jeanne was first to welcome us and she did a fantastic job of explaining our options and helping us. She didn't push us to make a decision about whether or not we wanted certification and instead let us go with the Discover Scuba and decide as we went along (it was out honeymoon so we were reluctant to spend time on homework). That afternoon, we were in the pool with Sam in a small group (4 of us) learning the basic skills. Sam was patient, supportive and a great teacher.

The next morning we were off for the reef. Michael, our guide, was phenomenal. The diving was great. Right off the bat, we saw a sea snake, lion fish, clown anemones, sea turtles, eels and much of the other life on the reef. We were hooked and Vila Ombak was ready to support. We decided to just keep on with three more dives (afternoons and mornings).

On our last dive, they even accommodated or request for an underwater video of my wife and I. We were exceptionally pleased with both the video quality and price!

All together, we felt like we made new friends and had a wonderful time. We felt very safe with the equipment, boats and terrific guides. Everyone was patient and laid back. We certainly hope we can visit again!!!

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank MushySuitcases
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Snorkeler accommodated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very nice courteous staff who accommodated my snorkeling trip request and even provided a great guide for me. They went out of their way to ensure I had a great trip and had a very nice and dependable boat.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jim G
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BaliDivingAcademy, Owner at Scubali - Diving Bali Academy, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Hello Jim,

Thank you very much for the review.

Snorkelers and divers are the same for us as you can see, we are happy to read a great time and really looking forward to share more time together in Gili Trawangan or maybe in Bali next time!

All the best!
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5 reviews
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“The best diving experience with the best instructor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Would highly recommend it. Jono was my instructor and he was the best. Very experienced and highly professional. I am looking forward toy return visit.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Maria T
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BaliDivingAcademy, Owner at Scubali - Diving Bali Academy, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you very much for diving with us and for the review Maria,

We are looking forward to dive with you again!

Best Fishes
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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“Very nice dive with Awie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

My family and I just spent a week in Gili Trawangan. We choose to stay at Vila Ombak just because of the Diving Academy and we were not desappointed. All of us dove with Awie 5 times and more for my husband and we felt very safe with him. We saw a lot of fishes, turtlesss, lobsters, clown fish, etc... It was great! My two boys (10 and 12) enjoyed there time under water with him. He was patient, kind and tried his best to accomodate us not only for the dive but also for other activity.

Thanks Awie for you patience and kindness,

Johanna

Visited May 2013
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Thank johannacoderre
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BaliDivingAcademy, Owner at Scubali - Diving Bali Academy, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Hello Johanna,

Thank you very much for diving with us and for taking the time to write a review!

Yes Awi is a lovely person and a professional Divemaster, he also enjoyed diving with you guys and he mentions that your boy were really great and easy underwater!

We are looking forward to dive with you again in Gili Trawangan or Bali!

Happy Bubbles!
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