Being in experienced diver (DM) that already dived quite a few different places with different operators, I can fully recommend this operation.
Only had one day to dive Tulamben, and mainly came because of the USAT LIberty wreck. Should have dedicated a few more days to this sleepy town. Diving in Tulamben is purely shore diving, which was a new experience for me, as I had only dived from boats before.
After checking out all the dive centers in Tulamben, this small, new dive center left the best impression on me. It is a 50/50 ownership between a dutch guy, Sebastian, who is very sympathetic and already lives there for a long time, and an Indonesian, Putu. They both know the dive sites by heart and try their best to point out critters I would swim by without noticing. I was lucky to be there off-season and dive only with the guide and me on all three dives - what a luxury! The prices were very competitive for Bali standards and I was able to do an early-morning dive and a night dive at the wreck, as well as an afternoon dive at the drop-off wall.
I am in Gili Trawangan right now, and am very disappointed. Overpriced fixed rates, no discounts for own equipment unless you have full set of equipment from most dive operators (I have all my own equipment, besides a BCD), and the dive sites are nothing special. Gili Trawangan is certification factory; maybe good to do your open water, but not for experienced divers. I can also recommend diving Mimpang, Tepekong and Biaha on the east coast of Bali, although it is rather pricy over there. Nusa Lembongan/Penida is also a must when diving in Bali... Rather go there instead of Trawangan.
Would definitely dive with Bali Dive Quest again when coming to Tulamben!
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