from United States, May 2018
"My experience with Zen dive and the Rama Resort was amazing."
From the pickup by the driver Wayan, it was great. He was very helpful, and great to communicate with. The hotel is located with amazing views. Very nice room, I did upgrade to ocean view after 3 nights, highly recommend that. The pool was great. Breakfast was okay but had amazing views. Yoga is not that great. The hote only offers two classes during the week and rest of time, you have to go to the Ashram which has great views but not much for interaction and the instructor wasn’t great. The times also were from 4-5:30. The diving experience was amazing. I got to do some learned meditation and a dive in first day with Jos. He is a great person to know. The next day, the Manta Ray was also great and I also did three more dives to include USAT Liberty. That’s more than enough diving, but I did get a cold on day 5. Jacob in the dive center was a great help, easy going and gave advice on live music and restaurants, came even out to celebrate my birthday with me. It’s a really laid back atmosphere, different then the nightlife in Kuta. The tour we got including to see the water palace as great and we spent two days on a white sand beach which was relaxing. This is an excellent place to relax, avoid the crowds, do some diving and a little yoga and sight seeing. It tends to be a little older crowd. I would highly recommend it to experience authentic Bali.
from Czechia, September 2017
"Great time at the zen dive Bali "
Jos and his team were pleasure to work with. They made diving trips fun and safe. You get your yoga as part of the activity in the hotel or local ashram, but since I am the beginner it suited me just fine.
from Japan, August 2017
"Good value for money"
from New Zealand, July 2017
"Amazing experience! "
I loved every moment of it! Staffs were friendly and super helpful. They were professional and knew what they were doing. Everything was amazing! Would definitely go back again.
from Indonesia, July 2017
Nice instructor, nice expirence
We came in contact with Zen Dive Bali because our hotel/resort in Candidasa is located right next door. Our daughter of 14 years expressed an interest in an introduction to scuba diving, and I was looking for a refresher after so many years.
We came to the right spot! Dive instructors Jos and Jelena, who run the place, really took the time for us, made us feel very comfortable, but also showed diving professionalism at the highest level. Scuba diving is a lot of fun, but also not something to mess about with. They made that perfectly clear, all in good spirit, and with the right balance between focus and fun. We were in good hands.
After the necessary paper work, and introductory skills in the swimming pool, we went to Tulamben the next day, to go shore diving on the wreck of a US Liberty Ship. Everything was taken care of perfectly. The dive school staff took care of all the equipment, we didn't need to lift a single thing. Transportation to/from and lunch at the dive site were all included. Dive briefings were clear and to the point, again with a pleasant balance between professionalism and pleasure.
My daughter was in very good hands with Jos, who showed her a good time hovering over the wreck and created a relaxed mood. We got to see plenty during the dive.
I recommend Zen Dive Bali without any reservation. Also, I found prices, which included everything from equipment, transport, catering, to be very reasonable when compared to other world scuba diving desrtinations.
Nick J. Winchester
We went on a trip to Manta Bay (Nusa Penida). My son scuba dives so he did that and the rest of us snorkelled. The boat ride took about one and a half hours and the sea was quite choppy. I get seasick easily and did feel unwell. They do carry pills and so these help if taken far enough in advance. However, this was more than compensated for by the manta rays and then the snorkeling in Crystal Bay where we stopped on the way back. My son subsequently went on four more dives with them so they really are good guys!
Kate B. Australia
Fantastic dive group. Very safety conscious and knowledgeable about each dive site. Highly recommend!
Blair M. Indonesia
Jos and his team provided an excellent first time dive experience for myself and our two sons - so accommodating when we added eldest son to the group giving extra time for individual induction as necessary. We were in such capable and confidence instilling hands for our dive. Highly recommend Zen Dive Bali to all travelers heading to Candidasa.
Dived the Liberty Wreck at Tulamben with Jos. We were all beginners and he took the time to make us feel comfortable and to refresh our skills at the beginning or the first dive. The dive was fantastic, we went all around and through parts of the wreck and saw heaps of sea life! We also got to see a lot of the real Bali on the drive there. Even stopped to see monkeys on the way!