My friend and I decided to go to Gili Air for a few days to learn how to scuba dive. A friend suggested Manta Dive and she was right, this place was perfect for diving, especially for learning how to dive. We got a discount for booking online and ended up getting a discount on a room, so we stayed there too (very convenient for morning dives/training).
Nick was our instructor and I have to say, he is AWESOME! Nick is super patient, enthusiastic, and confident--the perfect combination for newbies! He took the time to sit down with us and explain the open water certification course, in detail, and helped us book our room. In fact, he took the time, every day, to sit down with us, brief us, and go over the details for the day and our course. He was also super excited during the dives which made us excited. He pointed out fish and other sea life and recapped it all when we logged the info in our dive logs. We had such a good time completing the open water course, we ended up paying and staying for the next level, advanced adventurer. We did the deep, navigation, drift, nitrox, and night dives. Again, amazing experiences! The water was so clear with perfect visibility and warm, so it was comfortable to dive.
Akville, assisted Nick and was great too! She is also very patient and did a good job of making sure we were ok during the dive. I felt comfortable knowing she was diving with us!
I highly recommend Manta Dive. Please ask for Nick! Again, he's super friendly, trust worthy, and knows his stuff. I was really scared and timid to dive and Nick was the perfect instructor who helped me feel comfortable and confident diving. Thank you again, Nick!
Big thank you to the entire staff at Manta Dive. Everyone from the boat captains, to hotel staff, to booking office were all friendly and helpful. Great business model.
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