Nico Dives Cool

PADI IDC staff instructor & SSI Instructor Trainer, Nico, is the owner of the school. He is an experienced and highly qualified diving instructor. He built his experience by travelling around the world while working as an instructor in Mexico, Utila, Philippines, Thailand, Kanawa Island, as well as a diving liveaboard Manager in the Philippines and Komodo. During his journey, he noticed various ways to manage dive centres and scuba education. The “industry” methods of some centres left him feeling obvious gaps. Henceforth, Nico decided to open his own dive centre to offer something different, something far away from this big diving industry.
Fluent English
5.0 / 5
228 reviews

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5.0 (228)
Fun Dive
Join-in Up to 20 persons No Min. Age
5.0 (228)
Fun Dive
Join-in Up to 20 persons No Min. Age

What Others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 228 helpful reviews
Nico dives cool is probably the best dive school we have ever been to. Quality equipment, team and education made it well worth it. How worth you ask? I don’t write reviews ever and yet here I am. With two non divers and three certified divers Nico was flexible enough to arrange for a tailored experience for each divers skill level. Personally I did a rescue course with him and he took his time to explain things in detail and go over them again and again to really make one understand. Courses with Nico are not a standard pay and done, but he wants you to really understand what it is about and why it is done in a certain way. We can not recommend his school, team and tours enough. I ended up doing about 10 dives with him.
15 Apr 2020
We went to Nico's dive school (Nico Dives Cool) for our introduction to diving and had an amazing time. He was very patient, had clear explanation and we felt very safe. He takes all the time you need and doesn't rush you so you can do things in your own pace. Thanks to Nico we had an amazing first diving experience! We will definitely dive again in the future, and if on Bali, we would totally go to Nico again. We would recommend Nico Dives Cool to everyone!
svengaertman, The Netherlands
30 Mar 2020
What a great experience my time with Nico Dives Cool was! 3 days of sun, perfect water conditions, support and laughs all made my time achieving my Open Water Diver licence something to definitely write home about. The team were great at taking me through all the steps at a pace best suited to me, while at the same time helping me cope with all the changes happening in the world (COVID-19) while I was so far from home. So not only was a student, but I also felt like part of the Nico family when I needed that most. The last day of my open water diving course saw me almost losing faith in myself and my new found skills however, with the support of the Nico team, I got my groove back on and smashed this goal off my bucket list! I can't recommend the group highly enough, and look forward to diving again with Nico Dives Cool and Bali's beautiful manta rays. Thumbs up from Australia
EmmaStraney, Australia
23 Mar 2020
A great morning snorkeling with Made, Nico's instructor, he guides you where the fish are and warn you, if necessary, of a danger: currents, fish not nice... I was able to admire two white tip sharks and Made took pictures of three baby sharks asleep at the bottom. I also swim next to a turtle and admire thousands of fish of all colors. It feels like swimming in an aquarium. In short, happiness. Efficiency, professionalism, kindness, punctuality... here are some quality of Nico and his team I'll be back soon for a new release. Thanks again.
Chantal de Fay
14 Mar 2020
My husband and I booked a last minute dive trip and found Nico Dives Cool from the great reviews. Our experience did not disappoint! I’d highly recommend this place to any divers looking for a safe, fun experience. Nico’s driver picked us up from Seminyak, we met Nico at his office for paperwork and equipment, then we departed from Sanur to do 3 dives around Nusa Penida. The dives were all great. Our favorite thing we saw was of course the manta rays but we also saw a black & brown bandit bamboo shark, reef shark, turtles, octopus, and many colorful fish (bat fish, trumpet fish, moray eels, pufferfish, box fish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, angelfish, triggerfish, etc.). We felt safe the whole time. I liked how Nico gave us informative briefings before each dive and we do many equipment checks. Nico took pictures and videos at no additional charge, and uploaded them to our phone before we went back to our hotel. Excellent experience. Thanks Nico!
02 Mar 2020