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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Manta Dive

Manta Dive
Ranked #5 of 41 Tours in Gili Trawangan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: After years of experience we are proud to be one of the leading dive operators in our region. Dive the Gili Islands with experienced and professional multilingual instructors and guides in a fun, safe and relaxed environment. SSI and Padi Dive courses from beginner to instructor, introduction dives, daily dive trips, free diving. Facilities include, swimming pool, class rooms, equipment sale and rental, traditional accommodation finished to western standards, all at our beachfront location.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Go there”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I had a great time diving there! Very good guidence, and superb organisation.
If you dive in trawangan, go there.

Kris

Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Still The Best”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Highly recommend Manta dive for experienced and novice divers. We have dived with them numerous times over the last 6 years. Ben the manager is always so welcoming and entusiastic, he always tries to put on a special couple of dives for us, as repeat customers.There instuctors always seem so motivated and willing to go the extra mile, so if you are thinking of learning to dive would hughly recommend them.They offer a choice of daily dives, free hire equipment and large comfy boats.
They also offer, excellent accomodation, a wonderful breakfast, love the new breakfast cafe and the addition of loungers by the pool. All in all a friendly relaxing place to chill for a week or two. Gili T seems to have had an explosion of accomodation and dive shops in recent years, but believe me Manta are still the best. They just need to entise Dan back as a dive guide, as we really missed his excellent critter spotting on our last trip.
Hope they resurrect a full Coco's cafe at Manta dive.

Visited December 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Awesome DSD experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Arrived in the morning with no booking and they quickly accommodated me and my partner in a discover scuba dive session that had just started. It was very well taught (relaxed atmosphere but still informative) and all the equipment was in good condition. The pool got a little crowded so they could have organised the pool a little better perhaps but it was still fine (swimmable!)
Had a nice long break for lunch and they had lockers to put your things in which was handy.
Group consisted of 4 newbs and two instructors. Had quite a few French instructors but they still taught in English because I didn't speak French. Bas was a great instructor he was SO funny but also a great teacher. Very amusing personality, he made the dive really fun and pointed out lots of things. He gave me (super newb) a really big hand in the open water (led me around by the hand so it was super easy) and Alice the second instructor was also really nice. Bas was very supportive and I would definitely recommend Manta Dive. Very professional but fun and just ran things really well. It is a bigger, busier dive shop but that means lots of cool people to hang out with and a great atmosphere :) Boat was just out the front so didn't have to walk far.
I would definitely come back and get a certification.

TIp: put your locker key in the front office so you don't have to carry it around, they have a key jar. And don't be shocked at the amount of dead coral, not everywhere can look like the Great Barrier Reef :) It it getting better I think... it is a little sad though.
If you normally need glasses don't be fooled and think it will be fine like how you can see a pool just fine.. YOU WILL NEED CONTACT LENSES!! Lesson learnt!

Visited August 2012
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Carru, Italy
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“The best diving experience on the island”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

so may divers in one diving only!!! coudl get any people anywhere with any sea conditions. The best for macro, are the local guides: Adi( I hope I spell it right) was able to find few pigmee sea horses which I love and could hardly see by myself. Nice people, very well experienced. All languages for any training level available. No problems with equipment: they have enough for everyone. Beautiful diving sites close to the Gilis. Unfortunately I was not able to see any manta , not even at Manta Point...but the sea doens't make any appointments;)

Visited August 2012
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Rome, Italy
1 review
“Excellent experience”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Diving fantastic! Trained staff, helpful and friendly! Optimal location ... very very nice clean rooms, friendly staff and present! Recommended!

Visited August 2012
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