Great dive Center at Villa Almarik

Reviewed September 26, 2011 If you go to Gili T. you need to go diving (or at least snorkling - if you are not the type that enjoys many meters of water above you)... There are number of good dives sites with great visibilities - and if you like to swim with the turtles - get in the water!

Go with Chris and Leah you manage the Gangga dive center in Villa Almarik. Very knowledgeable and friendly dive instructions... And the service level is fantastic - they pick up your scuba equipment from your bungalow (or if you do not have, you rent from them). Then they carry everything to/from the boat, they clean and dry your stuff and the day you leave you see your stuff back at your bungalow... That is great service - after all you are on holiday... and if you like diving they do a great job of certification - I got my Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certification when I was there (so I can keep up with my girlfriend, who already have these certifications (yes - I am a bit slow)... Hopefully we will be back with the kids to get them certified...

The hotel is nice as well.. Large, clean bungalows with fresh water (not so typical in Gili T) - although the water pressure in our shower was too low. Good resturant that makes great Pizza from their wood fired own. Free Wifi through-out the hotel - although the signal reception in your room was very weak, so we mainly did our computer stuff at the reception area. The island is quite laid back - and it is great with no cars or motorbikes... Great to walk, bicyle or take the 1 bhp horse drawn carriages around...

We got there by boat from Bali (Blue Water Express). 2 hours to get there in calm waters and 3 hours to get back in very choppy waters... 5 out of 26 passagers felt an urge to re-look at their lunch using the paper bags... so do remember to eat the sea-sickness pills if you go in choppy waters or a prone to sea-sickness...

We will be back...

Room Tip: Ask for a room with strong WIFI signal when you book (maybe close to the reception area) - if WIFI i...