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The whole trip was well organised and the operators were very helpful and efficient. The lunch provided was delicious! My only concern and disappointment which has nothing to do with the diving company is that Padang Bai has floating garbage from the surrounding ships anchored there. You are snorkelling amongst that and could get quite seriously sick. I feel that all tour companies need to approach the govt dept concerned in fixing this up as it is a health hazard to people as well as the fish and birds in the area. Tourists are already talking about it and letting others know not to go there because of the health risk. Such a shame for this area to be destroyed by our own filth.
It was my first time with snorkling. The overall organization was fine. The guide was perfect, kind and very conscious. You knew he really loved his job. But, as announced, the pick up was in predefined places only. Which is fine. What I got tired of after being in Bali for one month already, everybody tries to cheat on the visitors. When I asked for an extra transport from my location to the official pickup place, they wanted to charge me 5 times (!!) more extra, than I would've payed with the BlueBird cab - actually I did. (they wantend from me 350K! from Canggu to Seminyak, I paid 49K .. ) That's just hillarious. Better organize your own ride!
Very well organized trip. We first signed some paperwork, picked the type of food and drinks we wanted after the snorkeling activity, traveled for 45min-1 hr to Blue Lagoon and then enjoyed snorkeling. The instructor Made took good care of my wife who didn't know to swim (you can easily use a life belt and enjoy snorkeling even if you don't to swim). Showering was also available at the restaurant we were scheduled to have the lunch and the food was delicious. We were very happy with this trip and we highly recommend it!
The pontoon and cruise are well maintained. This place has a lot of corals and fishes. Loved the scuba diving. Kid loved snorkeling for the first time. Wife loved the sun loungers. The pontoon keeps you busy through out. Had ordered vegetarian for wifey. According to her it was the best Indian food she had in Bali! The washrooms in the cruise were clean. Be prepared for the motion sickness, otherwise it's an excellent experience, especially the scuba diving
Our instructor Freddy was the best! He made sure we understood how to use the equipment and how to breathe once underwater. He really helped to put us at ease when we first got in the water, and then made sure we didn't miss seeing the amazing sea creatures below. Will definitely be coming back next time we are here!