This was a fantastic choice in Amed, where many dive shops thrive! Just up the street from our hotel, with a really friendly and knowledgeable crew, dog and cat hanging around too! Got the 'try dive' paperwork and gear fitting done the evening before, making for a smooth start and quick instructional in water! 10/10. We came by on our first night, and got the advise to wait a day after the rains and waves (we hope) had subsided, which led to a beautiful, calm morning to visit the shipwreck and pyramids! Early dive made for an uncrowded site, with really easy and interesting shore dives at each site, and tons of diversity on the reefs. Went with the goal of seeing a giant Grouper & a Sea Turtle, and they came through strongly, with sweet photos! My partner had her open water cert. so had different guides and routes, and we still managed to converge and get a bunch of great photos together underwater via Gopro, which is just a small example but meant a lot towards our excellent time with these guys. All this, in hope to explain that this crew makes a dive day really easy and affordable, with people trying to make your dive as smooth and satisfying as can be!
I had such a great time diving with the team at Jepun Divers. They are all very friendly, and work hard to make you comfortable from the moment you arrive, offering you a drink, and sitting down to talk to you about what you want to do. I came for a few days to do my Open Water certification, and left 10 days later with Advanced, Deep and Nitrox certifications. I had Simone (and Kirstin) instructing me throughout, and he made everything very clear and easy to understand in pre-dive briefings and post-dive debriefs. I also did fun dives with Kira, Luana and Made, all of whom were great guides with a lot of knowledge to share. They are very happy to show you the great sites in Amed, and that diving here is much more than just the liberty wreck (but they can show you the electric clam here if you ask nicely!) After diving the shop is a great place to hang out for a drink with the team and other divers. They really live up to their slogan, and you will leave as a friend - or feeling like family.
Owner Serge and our dive guide Meda were super friendly and made us feel very welcome. The itinerary and dives were well explained and we felt like we were in good hands. The dive sites that we went to (liberty and Bunutan) were also good - we saw a lot of marine life, more than expected. Many types of creatures to see and time underwater went by fast. Good visibility as well. All round a fantastic experience!
I've been meaning to write this review for a while! Jepun divers were the best diving shop I have been to, the staff are super friendly and gave us lots of information about the different dive sites they go to and what they usually see there, and also a list of great food recommendations in Amed! My friend and I really wanted to see sharks and so they took us to a site where they have seen sharks in the past and we saw 3! We also did the usat liberty wreck dive which was great going early before it got too busy there. Thanks guys for an awesome experience, and for going the extra mile (even booking my boat on to the gili islands, and sending us some amazing pics they took on one of the dives)
Amed Jepun is really a gem among dive shops in Amed. There are more and more dive shops opening up but Amed Jepun stands out from the rest with extremely professional dive masters and one of the friendliest crews I've ever dived with. From the beginning of my stay at Amed, Serj and the rest of the Jepun team were supportive. From helping find a place to stay the night because my airbnb fell through, to 9 fun dives every experience with them was incredible including the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben. They would ask me what dive sites I wanted to explore and were flexible. In addition to great service I also had fun going out to see great live music in Amed and great food recommendations. One of the best diving experiences I've ever had.