A: Varying. For dive trips to Menjangan Island, Secret Bay, Marine Park Reefs, Muck Bay we meet at 08.30 at Easy Divers, start with a short car ride and for Menjangan and Marine Park continue by boat. After doing 2 one hour dives and an hour and half interval between the dives you are back at the dive center in the early afternoon. During breaks there is bottled water and a light lunch.
Snorkelers joining us for the trip to Menjangan Island join the same group at the same time and their snorkeling guide is with them in the water not just to point out some special forms of sea life but also to pay attention to their safety and answer their questions.
For Pemuteran Bay and Pemuteran Reefs we start at the same time, and also finish in the early afternoon.
For Pemuteran Bay it's a five minute walk to the beach (equipment is taken there by our staff), and after donning the gear submerging in the blue. Doing these 2 one hour dives including surface interval on the beach will get you back to Easy Divers around 13.00.
For Pemuteran Reefs it starts the same and continues with a short (10 minute) boat ride to the spot.
For all dives with us our staff takes care of handling your equipment, including cleaning after a day of diving.
Q: How is it possible that there are so many PADI dive centers in Pemuteran which are not listed on PADI web sites? Can you clarify?
Namely: teaching status professionals, pure air in tanks, equipment maintained by qualified personnel, emergency oxygen unit, emergency plans – all these standards tourists usually take for granted.
Reality check in Pemuteran (and elsewhere in Bali):
In order to implement these standards, which are essential for your safety, the owners must invest a lot of time, education and money in their businesses; a dozen of Javanese, French and Balinese owned dive shops have decided for a dangerous shortcut. Instead of a long and expensive way to establish a decent and safe dive shop, they decided to simply put PADI signs on their web pages and on their dive shops of dubious quality.
Unfortunately, the negligence of both the Indonesian government and PADI allows fake PADI dive shops to lure the unsuspecting tourists into activities that are not exactly safe.
PADI so far evaluated and authorized 4 (four) dive bases as PADI resorts in Pemuteran:
- Bali Diving Academy
- Easy Divers Bali
- Reef Seen Aquatics
- Werner Lau Dive Center
You can check out latest updates on PADI resorts at www.padi.com “Dive Shop Locator”.