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Im from Australia , so was very impressed with there grasp of the Aussie language. They even got my dad jokes. I didn’t have my Padi dive ticket with me , but no problem as they could look it up. Nothing was too difficult for them or me. I hadn’t dived for years , so we ran through the underwater hand signals as a refresher. Dive spot was excellent & amazing. I was very impressed indeed, Good visibility & so much to see , including a wide variety of fish & corals. The best dive I’ve ever had. Staff friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem , not pushy at all , very relaxed, letting me dive at my own pace , which was quite slow, as there was so much to see. My dive instructor, took about 100 photos of me in and around the sunken ship & of the beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend these crew , & dive spot.
What to say, it has been a breathtaking experience. We had an early morning pick up from our hotel in Seminyak and where taken to the Bali diving center where we met our dive instructor Nyoman. From there we had a long drive up to Tulamben bay where we had our dive. My husband had already been diving once but for me was the first time, Nyoman was super attentive and his instructions were clear and to the point. We definitely felt safe with him. After a trial in shallow water he took us diving at the relict where we saw a lot of fish and beautiful coral. During the second dive we were very lucky as we came upon a big turtle only less than a few meters away. We would definitely recommend this experience also for people who never been diving before. We will definitely go back to the diving center in the future.
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.
This trip was extremely well organised. Our driver was fantastic and made the journey very pleasant. The place was also extremely well organised. You were provided with towel and locker. Kayaking was amazing. We enjoyed the hot springs. Food here was very well priced and delicious. I would definitely recommend this activity.