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“Only standard”

Diving Centers Werner Lau Pemuteran
Ranked #10 of 16 Tours in Pemuteran
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The manager of the dive centre is Dieter Merz (Düde) from Switzerland. His team of diving instructors and dive masters speaks English and German languages and instruct to SSI, PADI and Barakuda (CMAS) standards. Located twice directly on the beach in Pemuteran: Pondok Sari Beach & Spa Resort and Matahari Beach Resort & Spa
Cologne, Germany
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33 reviews
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“Only standard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We just came back from Bali, were we dived with Werner Lau Dive Center (Pondok Sari) in Pemuteran.
Although off-season, there were quite some other divers there. Hence we were diving in bigger groups (guide +5/6) than at other places we had been before. We had 2 days of diving at Menjangan. Overall it was ok, but we had expected more. The equipment is well maintained, only the fins we didn't like, since it's not the ones with a strap around the heel but the closed ones. I have problems with those because of a scar, but nothing else was available.

The boats are spacious and there is water, tea and crackers provided; dives are generally limited to 60 min incl. safety stop, therefore my wife and I surfaced after every dive with ~ 80 bar left in our tanks. On the first day our guide seemd very halfhearted, just diving ahead, almost pointing out nothing to us; second day with a different guide was much better.

Though you dive in a marine national park we still found empty beer and soda cans, candy bar wrappers, etc. at the bottom ...

Overall, other dive sites are just as good as Menjangan and the smaller dive bases we went with seemd to care a bit more about their customers.

Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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“Interesting diving experince”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

It was a very good experince dive with Werner Lau. The people here are friendly and skillful~ expecially Düde and Marcello, nice coach and many interesting stoies from them~

Visited July 2013
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“Great trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Staff made us feel very safe especially as I'm not a strong swimmer. We decided not to take our own equipment and the mask/snorkel and fins supplied on hire were fine. Lovely trip to Menganjan Island, lots of sealife to see.

Visited July 2013
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