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I decide to take the plunge and try this activity out as I’m a real water baby. The drive is a long one to Tumbalen Bay (2 1/2 hours pick up 7am) but it’s worth it. You get two dives and lunch too. Norman was very encouraging and made me feel at ease. He talked me through the equipment and breathing and hand signals when I was under the water. After the first dive I didn’t want to come up it was that spectacular. The shipwreck is out of this world and seeing all the marine life. I enjoyed my experience so much I’m going to book a 3 day paid course to quality next summer. This company are amazing and safety really is their priority. Even got to stop for a Bintang on the away home!
Let me warn you: before you can enjoy snorkeling you will experience a very long drive. First they pick you up at your hotel in an old worn out bus without safety belts in the back and drive you to Bali Diving headquarter. There you have to check in first and sign some papers. Then they re-group and off you go in another bad old bus without safety belts and bad AC. The drive to Amed last 2.5 hours (one way). After snorkeling they drive you back to headquarter first and then to your hotel. So, we've spent 7h in the car and 3h with snorkeling and in the restaurant. Don't get me wrong: the guys from Bali Diving are super nice and what we saw under water was fantastic.
It was only the second time I had taken my 17 year old daughter diving. Both beginners dives on the USAT Liberty and surroundings were very enjoyable both for myself (returning after 26 years) and my daughter.
The diving suit should be clean well. My youngest son has rashes after the 2nd day.