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Dive Review of Zen Dive /Alila Manggis, Candidasa in

August, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports)
"Great diving in Eastern Bali"
Report Number 8331
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos; Maldives, Malapascua; Sipadan; Komodo;
Red Sea; Caribbean; Cozumel; Cuba; Florida; Hawaii
Closest Airport
Denpasar, Bali
Getting There
Straightforward from Europe
with dirst KLM flights to Bali
and good connections with
Emirates and Qatar Airways

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
24   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 3    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We dived each time with a divemaster to a plan. However, they were flexible
and every dive was more than one hour long  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
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  4 stars
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I was on holiday with my wife (non diver) and son (who dives).
We had three days of two tank dives with Zen Dive based in Candidasa.
One morning we had two dives at Padang Bai, about a 30 minute panga ride
from Zen's own dock. The dives at Blue Lagoon and Jepun were actually very
nice. Blue Lagoon yielded eel gardens, morays, stingray, frogfish,
cuttlefish and many nudibranchs. Jepun has the added bonus of a small
wreck. Zen is run by a Dutchman, Jos, and Jelena. They were very helpful.
We got picked up and dropped off at our hot ...
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