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Dive Review of Dive Concepts in
Indonesia/Bali

Dive Concepts: "Overview Sampler of Bali Diving", Apr, 2020,

by Mark Magers, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 23 Helpful votes). Report 11467 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Comments The last leg on an extended trip to SE Asia centered on Bali and diving. We scheduled 2 months in the area, 1/2 of it planned, hoping for recommendations from locals for the 2nd half. Worked swimmingly until the coronavirus appeared, eliminating our last 4 weeks as we scrambled to get back to the US before all travel options shut down. So this is a review of what we were able to do while on Bali.

We worked with a dive organizer / dive operation, Dive Concepts. We signed up for an 11-day "dive safari", starting in the NW at Pemuteran, moving to Tulamben / Amed, and ending up on Nusa Lembongan, an island off the SE coast of Bali. Right up front, we were totally happy what the support of Dive Concepts, and in particular our contact, Sylvia. She made the total difference in making this a good experience. The safari was completely customizable - how many days and dives in each location, usually with a choice between a couple of accommodations (with/ without air conditioning, hot water, breakfast). They arranged all transport between the locations as well.

At the beginning of our time on Bali, we spent some time in Denpasar / Kuta, where many tourists go. It is overrun with people and traffic, though over the course of 3 weeks and the coronavir ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Thailand, Indonesia, Saba, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Cuba, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, US
Closest Airport DPS Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-86°F / 27-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Follow DM, nitrox depth limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
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