We are a French couple who travelled in Bali in September. We discovered Bali Diving Academy first when we dived with them in Pemuteran. They were very helpful (special thanks to the owner, Noëllie, who took good care of us each time very quickly!) and super friendly. The team in Tulamben is not that big yet but the quality of the equipment and the service were irreproachable, we had an amazing dive each time! In Tulamben we dived two times: first around the huge USS Liberty Shipwreck, and then inside the boat with all kind of colorful fishes. Our guide Made was very invested to make this experience as best as possible (finding the best spots, giving us lot of explanations, taking pics) and it definitely worked. Little tip: try to go diving as soon as possible in the morning, the big fishes tend to disappear as the groups of tourist are coming. We highly recommend this agency to dive in Bali!
We had a great diving experience at the liberty wreck with Butu. It was our first shore dive and Butu was very patient and knowledgeable to explain all details to us prior to descending. We felt very comfortable and safe throughout the entire trip. Butu even helped us take photos and record videos underwater. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable and memorable experience. We will definitely return on our next visit to Bali!
So happy Nilu, Made and Kadek are stll here after such a long time!
Nilu always smiling and kind; Made...great eyes!
I'm mad about macro and Made is super in finding sooo small and amazing things everywhere, and always ready to explain things about culture too. Coudln't have asked for more.
I'll be back for the third time in this paradise!
The trip was just about as expected, they were late to pick us up however. Dove the USS liberty, which is a fantastic wreck dive although maybe a bit overrun. Lots of divers in the area throughout our 2 dives there. They did charge my wife 300k IDR just to ride along to the site, which I thought was a little steep. You could probably find cheaper diving in Bali but overall a good experience
I may be being harsh rating 4/5 but I came here to dive so the 1 point lost is for the diving.
The centre runs seamlessly. The guides are very friendly and good fun to be with. Nothing is too much trouble. Equipment is where it needs to be when it needs to be. The taxis arrive promptly.
The only reason for 4 is due to some difficult entries in this area and some very changeable and sometimes unexpected strong currents. Large waves at shore entries made for challenges for someone with a sore foot, although the guides did their best to steady the entry and exit.
Once you're in the water the guides are fantastic and easily spot nice stuff to look at or photograph. Guides 5/5!