Wayan at zen divers was recommended to us via missy at Melasti Beach Bungalows. ( also a wonderful place to stay) I had done about a dozen previous dives, but was really keen for my son to experience diving also. I had read this site at Tulamben was a great spot for a first timer. Wayan totally made Noah feel at ease with the whole idea, his lovely calm nature and instruction made the whole experience calm, comfortable and together the three of us enjoyed 2 wonderful dives filled with soooo much sea life. It’s was a truely memorable moment for me and my son. Thankyou
Wayan and his crew were incredible. Margot and I felt extremely safe during our first diving experience. We each had a one-on-one dive with a guide. Easy to communicate with and also make jokes, Wayan made sure we were having fun in the water. He also took lots of pictures and videos which he shared with us. You rock Wayan! Very special first diving experience! Next time we will come back for our open water cert:)
I did my first ever dive today and it was an amazing experience thanks to Wayan, who made me feel so at ease and was so calm, lovely and friendly from start to finish. Really professional as well as a very kind person overall who clearly loves what he does! I cannot recommend enough, especially for beginners like me who might be a bit nervous - no need to worry with this team, they are great! :)
My mother and I did 3 dives with Wayan and his team and I can not recommend Zen Divers highly enough. Not only does your money go directly to helping local talent, but the experience and personalization was absolutely superb. We started with a night dive at the Liberty Ship Wreck (loved it) and the next day did Amed Wall then Pyramids. All 3 dives were great but what stood out was the personal attention Wayan showed my family. My daughter (5) was with us and despite having made plans for a babysitter things didn't work out and Wayan and his staff went out of their way to make sure she was looked after in the dive shop on both occasions. They set her up with a place to play, food, drinks, and entertained her while my mother and I dove. Not only that, but when we were on our night dive, Wayan was incredibly helpful to my mother who, although she's an experienced diver was quite nervous. He guided her the whole time and she was so appreciative of the kindness he showed. Wayan and his staff treated us like family and stayed in communication with us before arriving in Amed, tailored the trip to suit my desires (epic night dive, wildlife, and colorful reefs), looked after my daughter like she was their own, supported my mother to ease her anxiety, and cared for a wound encountered by an aggressive Trigger Fish (through no fault of theirs). Overall, I feel great about recommending this team, knowing that this is EXACTLY the type of local company I strive to support. Book it, you won't be sorry you did.
I came to Amed Zen Dives to do my PADI Open Water course and left with more than just a OW certification... Wayan(Owner) is one of the kindest persons I've ever met. Example: On the first day of my course, there were a few large and small ants wandering the shop, Wayan gently picked each of them up and set them free outside. Wayan is a deeply devout Hindu and is truly in line with his dharma. His shop is meticulously clean and orderly, and his family is quick to help out after returning from a dive. Speaking of the dives, during the open water course there were 4 dives(5 if you count the intro dive at the nearby beach). Wayan did a fantastic job explaining the fundamental concepts to diving and gave me confidence with every dive. He provided constant one on one feedback a long with pointing out rare and unique sea creatures. He was able to spot very small fish and sea sails of all different colors and is always happy to share his knowledge about them. Wayan has invoked in me a profound respect and interest in Balinese Hinduism, and I am truly thankful to have met such a great man. Oh, and diving is pretty fun too... I've now completed 7 dives with 3 different dive shops and I hope to return and dive with Wayan again soon.