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Old 23.06.2015, 21:34
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Recommended dive shop in Indonesia?

Hi!

I'll be travelling to Indonesia next month and was wondering if anyone here could recommend a good dive shop for me to do my Advanced Adventurer course (and perhaps also a specialty course). My boyfriend will be doing the Open Water course at the same time and afterwards, we'd like to do some fun dives together.

I've checked Tripadvisor, but there are soo many dive shops available. Most of them have very good ratings, so I guess I can't really go wrong
But if someone here has been diving in Indonesia, I'd love to know where and what you thought was particularly good.

I'm looking for a small-ish dive shop (I prefer smaller groups while learning) anywhere on Java, Bali or Lombok. I'm SSI certified, but I wouldn't mind doing a PADI course.

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Re: Recommended dive shop in Indonesia?

If on gilli islands I can recommend mango dive. SSI or padi available but I find padi more of a buy buy buy our books outfit. Bali.. no real great diving from what I saw, there is the big wreck at the north of the island but it's in a bad state. Muck diving avail on the strait at NW of the island.
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If on gilli islands I can recommend mango dive. SSI or padi available but I find padi more of a buy buy buy our books outfit. Bali.. no real great diving from what I saw, there is the big wreck at the north of the island but it's in a bad state. Muck diving avail on the strait at NW of the island.
We are indeed going to all three Gilli Islands.
Thank you for your recommendation, Mango Dive looks great Their accomodation also looks really nice.
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Re: Recommended dive shop in Indonesia?

Yes the accommodation is nice, we stayed a week and were in every room. Be aware that only few places have "hot" water. The water is warm though. The bungalow with coconut tree in the middle is nice.


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Re: Recommended dive shop in Indonesia?

Hi Keksli

We can highly recommend Manta Divers on Gilli Air, a slightly larger dive base, so is is easier to find your right group level. They do training from PADI and SSI from open water upwards. Very relaxed, no pushing having to commit to 2 dives per day. We were there with 2 open water kiddy's, who were well looked after.
I am a PADI instructor, so I know what to look for in dive operations.

Dive sites were superb, gentle clear, not too deep coral islands with many turtles down to deeper quite strong drift dives. Suitable for all levels, and as Rob1 has said, there is the Liberty wreck on the north of Bali. But around Gilli there is plenty for an advanced OW and open water course and fun dives.

We had our 'own' divemaster just for the 4 of us, and there are also about 4 or 5 instructors around.
Dive prices on Gilli are cheap, which is a big bonus.

Web site is manta-dive.com

Enjoy getting wet.
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