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Bali Diving Academy

About

Welcome to Bali Diving Academy! We are one of the oldest diving centers in the area, well known for being environmentally conscious and a pioneer in the scuba diving industry in Bali!
If you’re looking for an exciting, and yet utterly safe adventure underwater you should contact us. We will not only show you the most beautiful diving sites and their fascinating inhabitants, but also make sure you’re completely safe. As a matter of fact, our safety record since our opening in 1991 is 100%.
We are Green Fins certified (the most important independent certification agency for sustainable diving operations) with the best score in Indonesia and we support on a daily basis conservation and protection projects. We were also awarded numerous TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.
We have only one true passion: the ocean, and one goal: to share our passion! We would love to meet you and introduce you to the treasures of the ocean.

Website
scubali.com
Founded
1991

Reviews

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Anna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience with the Lembongan team!

What a wonderful experience! The program is very well run and the team were so helpful with everything, including visa help, transport assistance, and I felt so supported when I unfortunately needed medical assistance, they really looked after me! The accommodation on the island is lovely and in a really good location too. Marina the marine bio instructor is wonderful, she helped me so much through any problems I might have and im a much better diver now thanks to her help!
We really learnt so much during our time on the project and had so much fun setting yo the coral scanning and watching it come to life

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Elena
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A fun and interesting Divemaster!

As a biologist, I wanted to improve my diving skills and at the same time learn more about marine ecosystems. The Divemaster coupled with the marine protected areas internship offered by Bali Diving Academy was the perfect match! The location (Nusa Lembongan) is really nice, the reef around is amazing and the team was very friendly and professional. Unfortunately, because of COVID, we couldn't finish the internship, but we still had the opportunity to start with coral transects. However, I had a great experience, making new friends and discovering wonderful places! I totally recommend BDA :)

Pros
  • Amazing marine life
  • Friendly staff
Cons
  • Could not finish because of COVID
  • The room I got didn't have windows (but you stay mainly outside exploring the island ;) )
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William
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommended

I followed the Divemaster and Marine Protected Area internship with Bali Diving Academy at the beginning of 2020 and had a really nice experience! The staff was super nice and professional, the training was well taught and the group was small, allowing the teachers to really focus on each student. Furthermore, the dives sites around Nusa Lembongan and Penida are amazing, full of life! Unfortunately, we could only start surveying the reefs before covid forced me to return home. Anyway, I would highly recommend BDA to anyone!

Pros
  • Friendly and professional staff
  • Amazing dive sites
Cons
  • The accomodation had no window but I did not spend much time there :)
  • The program stopped because of covid
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Judy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very good program

Thanks Bali Diving Academy
I enrol this program few years ago and I was looking for DMT training in south East Asia because I am from Germany. I chose Bali Diving Academy because I had experiences diving with them many years ago before I decided to take Dive master training program.

I love the program for a few reasons :
1. I want to do more than dive master training, I want to learn beyond only diving but knowing the ocean.
2. My teacher was Marina, she is a very passionate Marine Biologist , I have learnt a lot from her.
3.Bali Diving Academy staff are really nice and helpful, they hire mostly local people, I like to support them.
4. They treat the dive master fairly without ask us to do something beyond our responsibilities.
5. Nusa Lembongan & Penida are a really beautiful island, rich coral reef ( thats mainly my passion) , full of marine lives .
6. They initiate regular beach clean up which I like it so much , I really enjoy my time caring our ocean while taking a very interesting course.
7. Its a fun program and I have met some interesting friends during the course.

Thanks Bali Diving Academy , I hope to come back to Bali again!

Pros
  • Awesome island
Cons
  • cannot think of one
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Julie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great place to learn scientific techniques!

The other DMTs, myself and our instructor/Marine Biologist, Marina, planned and conducted our reef survey together in the local dive sites.
The survey was looking at compiling an identification guide specific to the reefs around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida and performing diver-operated video transects along stretches of reef to see the diversity of corals that were present.
Our instructor was super fun and she made sure the surveys were conducted at a high standard and done safely too.

The whole team was professional and friendly, I HIGHLY recommend them!
❤️

Pros
  • Wonderful memories made with a crew that felt like family
  • Learned scientific techniques
  • Learned how to plan a survey
Cons
  • Sadly couldn’t finish due to COVID (unavoidable)

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