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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We completed our Open Water Diving course with Manta Dive and cannot recommend it highly enough!

Our instructor, Bas, was awesome and clearly enjoyed his job. He made sure that we knew all that we needed to dive safely, and also brought his great sense of humour to every pool and open water session to ensure our whole group were having a fantastic time. Bas was especially excellent at finding and pointing out the many different marine animals that we saw in our open water dives, with a particular highlight being seeing Reef Sharks on our 30m Adventure Dive! After hearing that I loved Cuttlefish Bas made it his mission to try to find one for me, and although he failed he did try really hard and I guess I can forgive him :D We cannot thank him enough for such an incredible diving experience - he deserves all the free beer.

- Ella and Ben

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob99962, Manager at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Ella,

Thank you for taking a moment to review us. We are always happy to hear that our customers were completely satisfied with their Open Water training course. Bastien enjoyed teaching you about the fish life and inspiring you as a new diver.

We greatly appreciate your positive recommendation and hope to see you for a few more dives in the near future.

Manta Dive Team

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Gili Air being a small place the resort was a 3 star place but nothing to complain at the price. We had a family room which was nice and cosy with basic facilities, No TV and practically no Wi fi access in rooms unless you go out to the front area.
Contrary to reviews which gave an impression of this being busy with Divers and noisy, we found the Resort to be quiet and decent. We did not have problems with freshwater vs seawater bath as the water was fine.
One Poor aspect of the place is the Restaurant which promises breakfast but has restricted options. Order Eggs with bread and bacon but if you want omellete there is No Bacon. Don't know who made the menu set options but this was ridiculous
We had a great experience of doing a one day Beginner Dive which was worth the experience and got Photographs done by Jenni who was great. Han was also a great instructor and we enjoyed our first experience.
The one reason I would like to go back to Gili is the Dive and the experience and hope breakfast rationing is done away with even if they need to charge and extra 20000 per person per day. Not a good start to the day.

Room tip: Family rooms are great, did not check bunglows, guess would go back to family rooms
Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bob99962, Manager at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi and thank you for choosing Manta Dive as your holiday destination. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit. We really appreciate it when our customers take the time to review us and note the subtle efforts made to ensure their satisfaction. Our rooms are all designed with guest comfort in mind, and our great housekeeping staff put the personal touches that make the stay memorable.

We appreciate your feedback regarding our partner, The Waterfront Resturant and are very sorry for any confusion caused by our breakfast options. We have made a new guest breakfast menu which clarifies the options. We have actually taken the opportunity to revamp the restaurant menu. We hope you will be back again soon to try our new menu and breakfast options.

The entire Manta Dive team sends their regards and we hope to see you soon for another epic dive.

Manta Dive Team

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for one night when visiting gili t. The rooms we had were lovely, so clean and spacious. Open air bathroom was amazing and had really nice shampoos, conditioners etc.
Flowers on the bed a lovely touch.
Very nice pool and loved the floating bean bags.
Breakfast was very nice too.
Lovely little hotel and great location !

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob99962, Manager at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi and thank you for choosing Manta Dive. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We really appreciate it when our customers take the time to review us and note the subtle efforts made to ensure their satisfaction. Our rooms are all designed with guest comfort in mind, and our great housekeeping staff put the personal touches that make the stay memorable.

The entire Manta Dive team sends their regards and we hope to see you back again soon.

Manta Dive Team

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Gili Air is great because of what it doesn't have.

No Cars or motorbikes
No nightclubs
No crime
No hawkers
No crowds
No ugly Aussies, Americans... just people of all nationalities enjoying the natural offerings.

I had been to Bali in 1984 and did not enjoy due to the noise crowds and constant irritation of pushy hawkers. Gili Air is the antithesis.

Manta Dive was a terrific place to stay given our primary focus was on diving with my partner undertaking her training. The staff were fantastic with one on one instruction when my partner was having trouble with equalizing.

The diving was fantastic, with the boat crew and dive masters being a joy to dive with.

We are already planning our return with our adult family.

Thankyou Manta dive for a great holiday

Right the only down side. The trip back from the post to Denpasar.

The taxis to take us back were overcrowded and we had to pay for our own. Mind you for $40.00 Australian it was worth the added expense.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob99962, Manager at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Lifeguard,

Thank you for choosing Manta Dive as your holiday destination. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit, we couldn't have summed up Gili Air better! We really appreciate it when our customers take the time to review us and note the subtle efforts made to ensure their satisfaction. Our rooms are all designed with guest comfort in mind, and our great housekeeping staff put the personal touches that make the stay memorable.

The entire Manta Dive team sends their regards and we hope to see you back again soon.

Manta Dive Team

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We came to Manta Dive for a few days on our honeymoon. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. My partner loves diving so I was keen to give it a go. We had Bastien as our instructor (me on a discovery course and my husband on a refresher course). His patience, kindness and great sense of humour helped calm my nerves and made the dive an unforgettable honeymoon experience as we saw turtles, a stingray and other beautiful underwater creatures. Thank you to the Manta Dive team!! Especially Bastien

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob99962, Manager at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for taking the plunge and becoming a diver! When you complete an introductory dive, it is taking a step into a whole new world underwater. Bastien made sure you had a great experience and it is always appreciated when the customer takes the time to say thank you!

Next step, to become a Scuba Diver! We hope you will return soon to complete it with us!

Manta Dive Team

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