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Big Bubble Dive Official
Helsinki
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great diving, great staff n teachers”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Did my diving certificates at big bubble and stayed there for quite a while. Didn't live there but saw the rooms which looked really clean n good. All the teachers where extremely good n seemed to be enjoying it as much as the costumers. I absolutely loved the local staff who where very helpful and so nice! Even tho gili t is really small, big bubble was at a great location. They have a good pool to chill out in aftr diving, and a bingtang from bb bar seals the deal.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Leiden
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Although i had an confirmed booking by email from Steph and Chris from Big Bubble,
for an aircondition room.
Upon arrival there was no airco room available for me only fan room,
which i definitely did not want!!
I showed reception my confirmed reservation email but they were not impressed at all and did not even bother to say sorry.
As a result i also cancelled my planned diving with them. I confirmed this by email and Steph or Chris did not react to this email at all !!
Please take my advice and do not go to a dive resort where they do not care for their guests or divers. Waste of your time and money.

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

This place was awesome, stayed here for 3 nights, comfortable rooms with opted air-con. It is really chilled out with breakfast delivered to your room and tea and coffee available for free all day.
I didn't dive with these guys because we had friends working at Gili Divers so we went with them, but from watching their operations, they appeared to be very professional.
Did I mention that their pool is awesome and about 10m from the beach?
The location is good, on the East side of the Island close to many good food spots and good nightlife.
Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We got our ssi dive certification at big bubble, and really enjoyed it. The dive instructor, Made, was great, and helped us learn quickly. The rooms were clean, but got very hot throughout the day, and as there were no screened windows, you couldn't get a breeze at night. The food was also pricey, but bintang is cheaper here than the neighboring bars! Definitely would recommend getting certified here, but try to find cheaper accommodations. During high season you need to book way in advance.

  • Stayed August 2013
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London
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Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Didn't stay here but diving was great - professional, friendly and flexible.

Child note - ask for Kelly. Couldn't have had a better instructor for the first open water dive. Encouraging and very kind.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

When we initially arrived, as said in previous reviews, their is a strange atmosphere in regard to exclusivity - so I completely understand those who have written that they felt excluded. HOWEVER, after signing up to our course we felt much better. The room was clean, big and the outside area is very nice. The local staff were lovely. With regards to the loud music, although we could hear it from our room it really wasn't an issue. The breakfast was nice. Our diving instructor was amazing (Victor). All in all we had a lovely stay here and did not want to leave one bit. I particularly recommend this place to young people who can or wish to start diving. Both my boyfriend and I had an unforgettable experience here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I spent 6 weeks at Big bubble dive and accommodation doing my Dive Master course with shop manager Stephanie Khan. I can honestly say that the shop itself is the best on the island. I did a lot of research before i arrived, having spent 6 weeks here I also got to chat to many other dive shops and it became clear that Big Bubble not only had an excellent reputation for the quality of their diving instruction but also a reputation for having a really 'family' feel.

The diving instructors/guides and local teams work seamlessly together to create a slick, safe and friendly environment to dive, stay and have fun in.

The accommodation is excellent and extremely well serviced by the local staff. They run a great kitchen at the front which serves delicious pancakes, breakfast and smoothies all day + free tea and coffee!

I cant recommend this shop more highly, i feel my DM qualification was taught to the highest standards and i've felt extremely confident taking other divers out to experience the diving in this incredibly beautiful part of the world.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Big Bubble Dive Official
Address: Gili Trawangan Beach, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 242 Speciality Lodging in Gili Trawangan
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PLEASE NOTE AS BIG BUBBLE NO LONGER HAS BUNGALOWS, WE HAVE A NEW TRIPADVISOR PAGE UNDER 'Big Bubble Dive'. At Big Bubble, we are very proud of the fact that we have been in Gili Trawangan since July 2001, making us one of the longest running dive centres on this island. We are situated down on the beach near the turtle sanctuary in a hotel called Dejavu. We have been given an award from PADI for "Outstanding services" as a dive shop for over ten years and are a PADI 5 Star Centre. We are also members of the Gili Island Diving Association (GIDA) which was set up by the owner of Big Bubble to help maintain the high level of standards and safety whilst diving in all shops that are members of GIDA. Big Bubble offers a very high level of service for both fun dives and courses, using brand new equipment and guaranteeing small groups for our divers, as well as a fun and professional atmosphere. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Big Bubble Dive And Bungalows Hotel Gili Trawangan
Big Bubble Dive Official Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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