The Best Dive Centers in Bali, Indonesia

As scuba travelers, we know that it can be hard or even misleading when it comes to finding accurate information online, when it comes time to plan your dive trip. We have many first hand experiences dealing with bad dive operators, that looked great online.

It shouldn’t be that way.

When ever our readers ask who they should dive with in a certain location, we always give them our honest assessments, because a bad or unsafe dive center can ruin a whole trip, or even worse, a life.

We always want to steer people away from dive centers or resorts, who are below standards when it comes to safety, guide or instructor training/experience, conservancy for the environment, boat and gear quality and more. And we want to reward those shops that are excellent in all.

We have witnessed first hand how horrible things have gone wrong, when a guide is negligent and loses divers, gear breaks, guides harass fish, and many more things, and have come to appreciate a good operator that shares our values and concerns.

With this in mind, we have put together a comprehensive list of dive centers and dive resorts from around each popular dive area in Bali, that we highly recommend and that you can feel comfortable spending your trip with.

 

The Best Dive Centers in Bali

Amed, Tulamben and Saraya area

This is a PADI 5 Star resort, right on the beach in Tulamben, with the Liberty Wreck a short walk from their door.

International: +62 363 23400
Indonesia: 0363 23400

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

Matahari is a beach front dive resort in Tulamben, that also has a good spa and restaurant. They offer trips to all the surrounding dive sites.

+62-363-22916
+62-85-938-354-762

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

This is a PADI 5 Star dive center in Amed, that have other locations around Indonesia. They are a instructor development center, with great ratings.

Amed: +62 813 3986 4832

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

Nusa Lembongan

This is a great little dive center with good guides and instructors, taht take divers around Nusa Lembongan and Penida, including the mantas and mola mola.

+62 (0) 812-3937-7269 – English
+62 (0) 813-5326-4318 – Indonesian

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

Nusa Penida

Bali Bubble is a PADI 5 star dive center, and is committed to providing the highest level of instruction in scuba diving by combining exceptional standards in education and safety.

+62 363 42196
+62 81 55173735 

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

This PADI dive centre on Nusa Penida takes guests to the great dive sites in the Nusa Penida Marine Park, and also has locations in Nusa Lembongan and Pemuteran.

+62 (0) 82341308480
info@bluecornerdive.com

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

Pemuteran

Dive Concepts is an ideal base camp for visiting the Marine park of Menjangan along with the macro dive sites in the region, Secret bay or even Puri Jati. They also have other locations around Bali if you want to combine them in your trip. 

+62 (0) 812 3766 6971

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

Sea Rovers is a popular dive center that takes their divers around Pemuteran Bay and Manjagan Island sites. They are a smaller and more intimate shop, that is a favorite for many. They can also arrange other dive trips around Bali.

Do they offer:

Accommodation: NO
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

Padang Bai

Gecko Divers is a PADI 5 star dive center in Padang Bai that offers all levels of courses, as well as day trips or safaris all up and down the coast, from Amed, Tulamben, Pandang Bai Bay, and even over to the Nusa Islands.

+62 363 41516
info@gekodivebali.com

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

This is also a PADI dive resort offering courses, as well as dive trips and safaris, both close to home as well as up and down the east coast of Bali, from Tulamben down to the Nusa Islands. 

+6282230141772 / +6282210169996

Do they offer:

Accommodation: YES
Courses: YES
Safety: YES

These are the top rated and trusted dive operators from around Bali. If you are wondering which area you should be diving, or where the best diving is, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to diving Bali HERE.

If you want even more fun ideas for when you aren’t diving, check out our list of 101 Awesome Things to do in Bali!

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