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Location : Indonesia - Flores - See the map
Region info : Indonesia - Komodo Marine Park
Divine Diving - Indonesia

Address : Jl. Soekarno Hatta, 86554 Labuan Bajo
Phone : +(62) 0385 41948
Website : http://www.divinediving.info
Email : divinedivingflores@gmail.com
Languages spoken : Dutch  •  English  •  German  •  Local Language
Diving agencies : PADI
Courses offered : Dive intro / try dives  •  Open water / beginners course  •  Advanced course  •  Rescue course  •  Divemaster / dive leader  •  Deep specialty  •  Naturalist specialty
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Safety equipment available : O2 medical kit  •  Medical kits in boat  •  Medical trained staff  •  DAN affiliation
Dive centers services : Own boat  •  Kids friendly  •  Own air compressor  •  Combo Lodging with Dives  •  Offer accommodation alone  •  TV & movies  •  Internet access  •  Underwater photography or video  •  Equipment gear rentals
Type of tank provided : Aluminium 12-13 Lts  •  Aluminium 15 Lts
Typical tank fill : 210 Bar
Price for 1 dive including equipment and staff/guide : 40 to 49 USD
Price for 1 dive excluding equipment but with staff/guide : 40 to 49 USD
Note: Prices are given for 1 dive to get a price level comparison. However, many dive centers propose ONLY package for 2 or more dives. So we have divided the total price by the number of dives to obtain the price level for 1 dive.
Time to go to the nearest hospital : Less than 10 minutes
Name of the nearest airport city : Denpasar Bali, DPS
Average time to reach this airport : 60 to 90 minutes
Level required : Open water level required - 18 meters depth limit

Description for the dive shop Divine Diving - Indonesia

Daytrips and Divesafari in Komodo National Park with Divine Diving. 

Divine Diving is an informal and professional divecentre in Labuan Bajo. We can only survive if you are satisfied. That’s why we choose to be small, to give you the extra service you are looking for. Komodo National Park is a present for Mothere Nature, the rest is up to us.
Our daytrips and safari encompass all dive sites of Komodo plus a walk with the Komodo Dragons with a level of service and comfort that is difficult to find at this price point.

We offer:

*quality equipment (Suunto, Aqualung and ScubaPro). All of our equipment is modern, well maintained and safe.

*Fresh fruit, fresh food, coffee, tea, water and soft drinks.

*Fresh water and towels for you to rinse off after your dive.

*In our briefings, we will inform you about the dive site and its marine life. In addition, we have some reference works on board.

*Our dive guides are experienced and professional

*Small dive groups.

*Friendly, knowledgeable, competent English speaking staff.

*All safety requirement on board.

*Toilet on board.

*Value for money!


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In July 2012: daily trips

When we decided to come to Flores, Indonesia, it was not to dive but to approach the famous Komodo dragons.
But as a scuba diving instructor, when everybody in Indonesia is telling you that the top is in Flores, then you have
no choice but to see what's going on underwater.
We meet with this dive shop but only one seat was still available for diving for 4 of us. With the size of the boat
they could accept all of us for diving. However their policy is clearly in favor of prevention and safety. I decided
to dive and my wife and kids will do snorkeling.
So here is the first good point: safety in action, not only a word.
We put only 4 stars for safety because we consider that there is always a risk with slow boat rather fast
boat even though they have O2 on board.
The second aspect of safety was a smb in each of the rented bcd. They told us that it is a mandatory rule
in this region due to the risk with current so that you can exit at a different point that it was planned with
the boat. Other dive shops dont follow this rule. Another good point for Divine Diving.

Before all dives we have been given a precise but not boring briefing.

During the dives: it was interesting to have a big picture of this dive shop because we have been guided
by highly experienced DM from the region or DM in training. 2 minor incidents happened but were solved
- the first one was with the DM in training who passed an horizontal limit (virtual) and I was caught with him in a
strong current despite he didn't see the signal to come back by Marij (owner of the dive shop). The rest of the group
stopped on time but both of us had to kick like hell to escape and come back safely next to the group. This is
where you see that only 5 meters difference (horizontally not vertically) can have strong consequences.
- during another dive, it was a drift dive, with some divers with a low level of experience and probably with
no experience at all in drift dive. For such dive you need to keep your buoyancy better than you do usually. But
one diver got an air leakage on the bcd inflator and didn't know or remember what he should do in such situation, to
disconnect it! I was about to do it for the diver but Marij was closer and did it efficiently for the guy who could
finish safely the dive
These 2 examples show the level of experience of the owner and long time staff of this dive shop.

Comfort: a special note about it because you wont find on many boat (we are not talking about onboard trips but
daily trips) drinks, food and.. towels! On the roof top there is matress for the lazy ones to have a sun bath.

Conclusion: absolutely no hesitation to go for this dive shop. Be careful to book before you come otherwise
you will face full boat with them. There are slightly more expensive than other same level dive shop (we dont compare
with bad dive shops at low price with low safety, low quality..) but comfort and safety are very good. Organization
is efficient and equipment is in good condition. Small sizes for kids are not always available.
Regarding the safety we always balance safety equipement and timing. We put 5 stars for safety equipment. However
the boats are slow (like most of the competitors, however you can choose fast boat at higher price) which can be
a problem to go back in case of emergency.
The core staff is open minded and listen to people.
For the daily trips they also propose a mix of dives plus visit of the Komodo Dragons at a reasonable price.


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