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“Fantastic dives, perfect accommodation”
Review of Manta Dive

Manta Dive
Ranked #2 of 44 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic dives, perfect accommodation”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the modern room for 3 days, and did 5 dives. The accommodation is surprisingly pleasant with all the facilities that you would expect from a proper hotel, but only at 600,000 INR per night. There is mini fridge, cable TV, DVD players, tasteless fresh shower water, free wifi in the rooms, free breakfast. At the same time, you can also get free tea / coffee / fresh drinking water all day from the dive shop. Since it is modern room that was only built recently, it is very new inside. The mattress is comfortable, air com is cold, open air shower in a huge bathroom. Everything is clean and well maintained.

The dives were well organized. Even it is just 2 of us, the dive shop still chartered a boat and a dive guide to accompany us. Most of the dive sites are 10 minutes away by boat. We went to shark point, manta point, turtle point, bounty wreck and seahorse place, and saw plenty of sharks, turtles, squids, lion fish, etc. etc. The dive guides are so good that they can even 'smell' the marine creatures from far away! The experience is so laid back and enjoyable. Our tanks, reg and bcd were suited up and carried for us. In fact, the only thing that you need to carry are the weights and the rest are all well taken care of.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Superb in every way”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

I took the 4 day open water diving course. It was intense and took up more time than I anticipated but was well worth it. The first 2 days were in the pool and in the classroom. Only on the 3rd day did we go out but got in 4 dives during the last 2 days. In the ocean, I think we saw everything except whales.

I can't say enough about the competence, courtesy, and sense of humor of the instructors. They were a joy to be around and always vigilant on matters of safety. Everyone in the group felt totally taken care of, very little anxiety as one would expect from novices going underwater for the first time. Aan and Olivia rule!!!!

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great dive shop”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Richard was an amazing instructor and Ben the owner will chat to anyone and everyone... The vibe is the best on th island of all the dive shops, I tried aquaddiction which was ok but not as fun as the Manta lot.. A great place to kick back..

Visited November 2012
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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“Awesome diving”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I chose Manta Dive based on recommendations from Trip Advisor and I was definitely not disappointed. I emailed them before I got there and got all the information I wanted regarding my advanced course. They were very flexible and managed to schedule all my dives properly so that I could complete the course and do a fun dive in the short time I was there.

I did the course with Harriet, who is absolutely great and managed to help me with my buoyancy and made me much more confident while diving. The dives were really nice, with turtles, stingrays, cuttlefish, octopuses, wide variety of reef fish and coral. During my fun dive after the course, I even saw 2 white tip reef sharks, so all in all diving there is cool. The only thing I regret not seeing is a manta, but hey, you cannot have it all and I was only there for 3 days.

In general all the staff are great and always willing to help, the price for the course is the same as at any other dive center on the Gilis, but if you book in advance they offer a free fun dive and you get a free T-shirt at the end of the course.

I'm already looking forward to more diving and I wish I had more time on Gili T, to enjoy more of the diving sites there.

Visited December 2012
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New South Wales, Australia
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“Friendly, laid back and excellent service”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I did my dive course here, had a brilliant time, beautiful reefs, lovely dive instructers and a really nice and relaxing resort to chill out at during the day.

Visited January 2012
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