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    I think this is the latest from Phate.
    http://www.thediveforum.com/showthre...-life/page1609
    I think still in Oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    I think this is the latest from Phate.
    http://www.thediveforum.com/showthre...-life/page1609
    I think still in Oz.
    They're at Lumba Lumba now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost cuttlefish View Post
    That is all true..
    if you want to avoid the crowd in Bali, choose a place like Sumbawa, very close to Bali and untouched by tourism. Diving is cheap and it is plenty of accommodation to choose..!
    Enjoy!
    What is the diving like in Sumbawa please?

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    Blue Corner dive centre on Nusa Lembongan was excellent (HIGHLY recommend Nusa Lembongan - very chilled out vibe, good diving - 2017 last visited)
    All4Diving - Sanur Bali - friendly diveguides, trips out to see mantas in Nusa Penida (however I'd opt to stay on Nusa Lembongan)
    Blue Marlin - Gili Air - friendly staff, great dive sites - lots of turtles/sharks
    Wicked Diving - Komodo - excellent set up, very knowledgable guides, courses can be completed - however I'd avoid the area for OW as imagine it could put people off as it's quite currenty/adrenaline packed! (done 4 liveaboards with them though think they might do day trips too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost cuttlefish View Post
    That is all true..
    if you want to avoid the crowd in Bali, choose a place like Sumbawa, very close to Bali and untouched by tourism. Diving is cheap and it is plenty of accommodation to choose..!
    Enjoy!
    Hi cuttlefish,

    What is the diving like in Sumbawa please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    Since your life ( currently ) is not only diving. I would say see Bali. There is a lot of diving and surface interest. But one of the nicest resort/dive centres we have been to was Scuba Seraya. Their own web site seems to be under reconstruction but they are a typical PADI outfit with good equipment and a cared for place to stay. The area is fantastic for both Macro, reef and wreck it is only 1.5 km from the Tulumben wreck which you at least must dive at dawn to see the emerging bumpheads. Bali would be a great place to persuade someone that they want to dive, but they may not want to dive anywhere but Indonesia again. If you dive the Tulumben wreck from land there is an organised carry system for gear to waters edge. All the porters are local ladies and quite able to heft a twinset!!! Please use them it is a local income stream.
    Matahari dive centre, Tulamben, includes using the porters in the fees whether you use them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phate View Post
    Hi all,

    One of our around the world destinations is Indo, and we don't have any further plans than flying to Bali on Feb 3rd. We've got approximately 2-3 weeks in Indo.

    I'm not looking for any liveaboard information. Just recommendations for dive sites and centres that aren't run by cowboys where I can turn up and do a day or so's diving.



    Ana is considering doing her PADI OW as well, so needs to be "non diver" friendly if that makes sense. She needs to feel comfortable ofcourse.

    Any and all recommendations welcome. Thank you in advance!

    Jake
    I am looking at returning to Bali and Tulamben again but February is still raining season just incase that would bother you. I also contacted dive centres about returning to Labuan Bajo but they are not all open because it is rainy season there too.

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    I liked Indonesia most of all at Raja Ampat. Now, this is my favorite place. Highly recommend it. Something to read: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/indones...-ampat-islands, https://divebooker.com/raja-ampat-liveaboards-iaz86, https://www.adventureinyou.com/indon...board-reviews/. I hope you enjoy Raja Ampat too!
    Last edited by DavChMsl; 26-10-2019 at 06:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavChMsl View Post
    I liked Indonesia most of all at Raja Ampat. Now, this is my favorite place. Highly recommend it. Something to read: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/indones...-ampat-islands, https://divebooker.com/raja-ampat-liveaboards-iaz86, https://www.adventureinyou.com/indon...board-reviews/. I hope you enjoy Raja Ampat too!

    Going there next November. Raja Laut. 12 nights. Can't wait!


 
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