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Bali Diving at its Best

Dive with One of the Highest Rated Dive Shops in Bali

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#1 of 321 Tours in Sanur

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In 2018 Nico received the Personality of the Year award for his efforts to promote sustainable marine tourism in Bali. To win he was reviewed based on pioneering efforts in promoting sustainable marine tourism. The competition was organised by the Coral Triangle Center in cooperation with Underwater360 and Green Fins. This is Bali Diving at its Best.

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Discovery Scuba Diving
IDR 2,220,000 all inclusive
  • Practice + 2 Dives
  • Diving Gear
  • 8-10hr excursion
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off
Best-Seller

Fun Diving

Best Diving in Bali for certified Divers
IDR 1,800,000 starting from
  • at least 2 Dives
  • Diving Gear
  • 8-12hr excursion
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off

Diving Courses

for Beginners and Experienced Divers
IDR 3,000,000 starting from
  • at least 2 Dives
  • Diving Gear
  • from 1,5 days
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off

Snorkeling

Best Snorkeling in Bali
IDR 1,050,000 starting from
  • 2hrs in the water
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • 6-10hr excursion
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off

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Why Dive with Nico Dives Cool

We organise small diving and snorkeling groups and personalise your activity. Usually we accept no more than two students per instructor for diving courses unless you want to learn with your friends. 

TripAdvisor ranks our dive shop #1 out of 321 Tours in Sanur. We consistently receive 5-star ratings on TripAdvisor, Google, and Facebook thanks to over 1,000 reviews by our amazing customers.

We exclusively use premium equipment like Apeks regulators, Suunto Computers and Aqualung BCDs. Your comfort and safety is of utmost importance to us.

We truly care about protecting our planet. We are an award winning eco dive shop that segregates trash and refills our water bottles. Did you know we bake our own snacks to avoid plastic?

Individuals, Couples, and Families with Kids

We service beginner divers, intermediate divers, pro divers, divers with disabilities, couples, families with kids, the young and old. Inclusion and diversity stands at the center of our work and service approach. Our goal is to take the best and safest care of you while diving with us in Bali.

Bali Diving - Best Dive Sites

Bali Diving - Famous Marine Life

Ocean Sunfish (Mola Mola)

Between June to October you have a chance to encounter the amazing giant Ocean Sunfish (Mola Mola). Adults typically weigh between 250kg and 1,000kg. Because of its amazing weight it makes it one of the heaviest known bony fishes in the World. Typically they can been seen between 30-40m depth, so you need to be at least an advanced open water diver. The best dive sites to observe the Mola Mola is at Crystal Bay in Nusa Penida or Gili Mimpang.

Manta Rays

Manta Rays are harmless, beautiful, and absolutely graceful. One of the best ways to observe them is to scuba dive at Manta Point in Nusa Penida. The Manta Rays in Bali can reach a wing span of up to three meters. A manta fly-by is a life changing experience. They are curious and don’t mind divers and snorklers at all. Come see them fly and glide in their natural habitat.

 

Sharks

Scuba Diving in Bali you can encounter sharks at many of our bali diving sites. For example we can often find the rare Brown-banded Bamboo Shark at Manta Point in Nusa Penida. At other dives sites, such as Padang Bai or Gili Tepekong we can find the more common grey reef shark and often in groups. If small and cute sharks are your thing ask us and we will try our best to point them out to you.

Bali Diving Seasons, Weather, and Moon Cycles

The weather in Bali is always tropically warm and fairly constant. Daily high air temperatures vary between 30-32C, while during the night we experience 24-26C. Having said that the weather in Bali’s mountains is significantly cooler.

While temperatures change very little, the patterns of wind and rain in Bali create two distinct seasons. On the one hand we have the dry season from May to September. The wet or rainy season, on the other hand, is from November to March. 

Diving in Bali is possible all year long. However, certain dive sites are favoured during certain months of the year. Dive sites like Nusa Penida and Amuk Bay (Padang Bai and the Gilis) are best experienced from June to October. During these months colder waters rise from the depths of the ocean. Hence, it is the best time to encounter the Mola Mola (Giant Ocean Sunfish). During the rest of the year sea temperature range between 26-28C but can occasionally drop below 20C.

The moon exerts a strong influence on tides. During full and new moon the moon and sun align. This produces so-called spring tides with extreme high and low tides. Drift Diving can be most challenging then. The first and three quarter moon produce more moderate tides and gentler currents. At many of Bali’s dive sites the tide has a stronger effect on dive conditions than the weather season.

Try Scuba Diving

Are you keen to experience breathing underwater and scuba dive into a whole new World for the first time? Bali is one the best places on Earth to do so. We offer you the Discovery Scuba Diving program (from age 8) so you can take a safe and guided step into the beautiful underwater world.

You will be taken care of by one of our experienced and seasoned staff. When you compare schools, please note, that we have one of the lowest staff to student ratios on the island (usually 2:1 or 1:1). We understand your first dive is the most important one in your life and we want you to have a fantastic experience. This is why we prefer to keep our groups deliberately small.

Try scuba diving for the first time at the world famous USS Liberty Ship Wreck in Tulamben. If you prefer colourful coral reefs we can take you to Blue Lagoon in Padang Bai. We will not take you to Sanur like other dive schools do. You will love diving with us in the Balinese Sea.

Try Diving

Discovery Scuba Diving
IDR 2,220,000 all inclusive
  • Practice + 2 Dives
  • Diving Gear
  • 8-10hr excursion
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off
Best-Seller

Scuba Diving Courses

Are you ready to get a Scuba Diver or Open Water Scuba Diver certification? You can get certified from age 10. We offer the full range of courses to start, continue, or complete your certification with us and you can choose between PADI or SSI.

Please let us know if you prefer to do the dive theory learning before you travel to Bali. This way we can organize online learning for you.  Hence, arriving here in Bali, we will have more time to focus on the practical skills of the scuba diving course. With  the digital learning, you can study at home at your own rhythm and spend more time practising real diving with us.

However, if you already are proud PADI or SSI Open Water Diver Certification we can offer you a whole range of continuing education:

Diving Courses

for Beginners and Experienced Divers
IDR 3,000,000 starting from
  • at least 2 Dives
  • Diving Gear
  • from 1,5 days
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off

Bali Diving and Day Trips

If you are certified and keen to fun dive the best dive sites of Bali , contact us. We offer you several all inclusive day trips, packages and multi-day excursions, and even organise entire 7 to 20 days long island underwater safaris for you. So, you can choose to have everything taken care of for you: Pick-up, drop-off, island transportation, accommodation, and the best tour, equipment, and diving team for you.

Do you want to know where to dive in Bali? With us you can choose from many of our regular Scuba Diving Day Trips around Bali:

Fun Diving

Best Diving in Bali for certified Divers
IDR 1,800,000 starting from
  • 2 Dives
  • Diving Gear
  • 8-12hr excursion
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off

Snorkeling

Do you love the water, marine life, and aquatic fauna? Come explore some of the best Snorkel sites with us. Our experienced instructors and staff will bring you to the best snorkel sites and point out highlights along the way. It is a great experience for entire families with kids who would like to spend a day out on the sea and be active. 

Best Snorkel Sites in Bali:

  • Nusa Penida: Manta Bay, Crystal Bay and SD
  • Padang Bai: Blue Lagoon and Jepun
  • Tulamben: Coral garden, the Wall, and the Wreck
  • Amed: Underwater coral pyramids drift diving

Snorkeling

Best Snorkeling in Bali
IDR 1,500,000 starting from
  • 2hrs in the water
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • 6-10hr excursion
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off
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