Bali Sharks

Bali Sharks, Serangan: Address, Phone Number, Bali Sharks Reviews: 4.5/5

Bali Sharks
4.5
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**Please be advised we closed since 2018 due to village mafia & government corruption. In our 8 years of operation we saved a World Record 250 sharks! Beware of local businesses claiming to be us.** Bali Sharks Eco tour is 3 hours w/ transportation and meal provided. Tour includes Turtle Conservation Center, Marine Garden and the Shark Nursery. Guests are allowed to feed and swim with sharks. Baby turtle releasing is seasonally from June into October. This is a family friendly activity for all ages. Species include Black & White Tip Reef Sharks and sometimes Bambu and Wobbegong (carpet sharks.)
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Stacy Wilton
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Unprofessional and Rude
Apr 2020 • Friends
I have booked this activity in advance for my sister and I when we were going to Bali in May 2020 but due to being unable to travel I had to cancel everything. I have been trying to get my refund for over 2 months with the company making up excuses or completely ignoring me. I was very patient but told them that if they were going to be so rude to their customers and ignore them, I was going to take legal action. I still have heard nothing but I have now taken legal action.
Worse company ever, never again
Written 7 April 2020
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We closed in 2018 due to village mafia & government corruption. Sounds like the locals are stealing peoples money still. Sadly they will use our past business as theirs. Founder (of the original) Bali Sharks Rescue Center
Written 15 June 2020
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Ryan H
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Terrible day shark prison
Sep 2019 • Couples
Due to our knowledge of white tip reef sharks it’s more then apparent that these men are stealing fully grown sharks from the ocean to profit from uneducated tourists by claiming they are rescuing baby sharks that would of been eaten. However we are aware that white tip reef sharks live in reefs where there is no predictor big enough to eat them. When questioned about this are guide pretended not to speak English though he had been fluent throughout the day. He told us he had rescued them from the fisherman and that he would release them when they got to over 1meter or a year old. Clearly most of the sharks where over a year old and bigger then a meter, as a new born reef shark is born at 52-60cm and only grows 16 cm a year. Sexual maturity is reached at 1.1 meter at an average age 9years. Absolute disgrace this man is complete fraud will be emailing trip adviser to complain. we received no lunch. They wouldn’t let us off the shack that they had made out of timber and old barrels until we made a vidio saying we enjoyed it. BLACKMAIL at its finest. We was supposed to be taken to turtle sanctuary which took an hour of arguing before he finally took us which was included in the price. We had to pay when we got there . On his Facebook wall he has lot of people saying how great it was who look as uncomfortable as us. Wonder why.
Written 21 September 2019
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GoanCurry
Mumbai, India782 contributions
Interesting and exciting to see sharks up close !
Dec 2018 • Family
Prepared to get wet and see sharks upclose. not for the faint hearted :)

Please carry your towels and change of clothes.
vehicles can reach this spot now owing to a bridge built. parking available.
Written 21 January 2019
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TinaEvans1
Binalong Bay, Australia32 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2018 • Family
At around $400 AUD for 3 people including lunch and transfers it was well worth it. We swam with baby white and black tip reef sharks and fed them and held and received information about baby turtles. Our guides were funny and very knowledgeable, also good for those who don’t want an all day trip as this only took half a day.
Written 10 January 2018
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dellarooooo
4 contributions
SHORT LIVED
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were picked up from our hotel at 9am, we were back again by 11.40. We swam with the sharks for 45 minutes the rest was sat waiting for our lunch ( tunaless sandwich )
and the taxi home, asked about seeing the turtles and they looked at me like it wasn't a thing.... it's on the website!
Thought I'd learn a lot today but no one could speak English and the knowledge wasn't there at all,,, shame shame, would not recommend
Written 3 November 2017
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Fun_Frolics
Mumbai, India231 contributions
Too expensive
Sep 2017 • Couples
This place is only open till 3 pm, but reach by 12 if you want to do the activity. The cost is $100 but they usually give 20% discount if you ask for it.
Written 12 October 2017
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Eldanna
Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France3 contributions
Unforgettable experience !
Aug 2017 • Couples
What an incredible experience at Bali Sharks!
The staff was smiling, patient, and so helpful.
We were able to feed and swim with the sharks, it was amazing !!
Then we went to see the Turtle Rescue Center, where people are just as passionate.
The turtles were adorable, lots of baby turtles ^^
Thank you all for this unforgettable experience !
Written 3 October 2017
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Alyse S
London, UK52 contributions
Didn't get the full experience
Aug 2017 • Solo
Was a bit hesitant to do this but thought why not as they money goes towards a good cause of rescuing the sharks. I was the only one there which was fine but didn't feel like I got the real experience. The boss was away so didn't learn too much about the sharks. At the end i asked when I was going to the turtle place and the lady said we don't do it this time of year. No very fair as I had paid the same price and the website says it is included. Overall a good experience to swim with the sharks
Written 2 August 2017
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Hi Alyse- Thanks for the visit and glad you had a good experience swimming with the sharks. Bali is a very difficult place to operate from and the Turtle Center is a completely separate entity. They don't seem to be that conservation oriented at the moment & if guest see turtles mistreated its a reflection of the Shark Center exposing us to more negativity. Once we are able to update the site we will no longer mention turtles. Our focus will and always be the sharks. To that effect we have saved over 240 sharks not to mention numerous other animals such as dolphins and turtles. We did make an acceptation in sending a driver even though its a minimum of 2 persons to make economic sense. The reason for this is to not deny anyone the chance to experience swimming with the sharks. Although we can't be there year round we do try to put educational & interesting clips on social media as much as possible. Thanks for the feedback. Founder
Written 3 August 2017
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LeeNellSachen
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Awesome day!
Jul 2017 • Family
My son LOVES sharks. Our guides, 2 marine biology students were awesome. They went above and beyond to ensure my son got the most out of his day. It was a great experience for him, and he will have so many wonderful memories for years to come. All of the staff were great. I love the work they do in protecting sharks. A must see!
Written 12 July 2017
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shaunsouthern
Oswestry, UK1 176 contributions
Unique experience
Apr 2017
We came here on the last morning of our trip - a last minute booking. Our driver found the place about half an hour from Kuta and we were soon on the boat out to the shark nursery. The team rescue sharks and help them grow until they are large enough to be released into the wild. We first fed them fish, then got into the netted tanks to snorkel with the smaller white and black tipped reef sharks. A unique experience, not cheap, but the money goes to help the project, and because of this, it's not really advertised for the mass market. The staff were unique an d full of character too, obviously caring about their work. An excellent end to our holiday.
Written 25 April 2017
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Hi Ed- Can you please delete this review as you did not visit the Bali Sharks Rescue Center. Feel free to leave the review for a copy cat location called Gold Island. We do feed using invasive bamboo spears or "skewers" as you mentioned. We have a small office full of cool things like Bamboo shark eggs and 4 jointed Bull shark jaws. Unlike the copy cats we currently had 3 species of sharks separated in different pens and offer a more in depth interaction with sharks. We are not a captivity captivity center which you visited. We rescued a World Record 240+ sharks. We release all sharks into Marine Protected Areas of Gilis & Nusa Lembongan. We pride ourselves on a very educational tour where you would walk away knowing more than 99% of people. You can see the differences on our Facebook and Instagram. However, its great you experienced the sharks in their world which not too many people can say they did. Please correct your review. Thanks!
Written 29 May 2017
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