Bali Bubbles Dive Center was opened in 2008 by Jos Ghijsen and Indhira Kusumastuti in Candidasa, East Bali, in the center of all the famous dive sites of Bali.
The founders had previously been working for dive shops in Europe and at international well know companies, and were passionate about creating a dive center that was not only unique, but focused on our divers having the best possible experience.
As such Bali Bubbles Dive Center is very customer focused, with several minibuses and boats running out to dive sites directly from our base in Candidasa. We cater to a maximum of 8 divers per boat, giving us the freedom and flexibility to dive away from the big shops and at different times.
The benefits of this are that beginner divers can focus on their learning without being distracted by large crowds underwater, and more experienced divers can explore a wider variety of dive site options in addition to the ‘must do’ sites, all the while seeing more fish underwater than other divers.
We aim to manage your time more efficiently by having maximum group sizes of 4 people on all courses and fun dive trips. This, along with our transit times to the dive sites being much shorter than other shops, means that we are able to achieve our ultimate goal – to provide you with the best possible experience without taking too much time away from your holiday. In practical terms, for example, this means we can teach the Open Water course with giving you the attention you deserve and fun divers are not restricted by one dive location.
Our team of highly qualified SSI and Padi instructors has many years worldwide experience from the refreshing waters of North West Europe until the tropical areas as Caribbean, Middle East and Asia. Our permanent team of senior instructors are Instructor Trainer, Dive Control Specialist Instructor (Staff-Instructor), Master Dive Instructor and instructor. That’s why we can offer you the best of the leading two dive organizations, SSI & PADI, in the world.
Our equipment is from one of the leaders in dive equipment, MARES, and is specially designed for dive centers. This means that it is made for maximum comfort and safety for every diver. With our in-house team of certified maintenance staff (instructors), our equipment is well maintained according the latest standards of the manufacturer. This makes Bali Bubbles a Mares Dive Center and Mares Lab Service Center. Also for maintenance of other major brands is our staff well trained.
Our boats, outriggers, are specially designed for diving in the coastal waters of Bali. These 10 meter long so called “Jukungs” are very stable because they use bamboo stabilizers on both sides of the boat. These stabilizers have also a big advantage when we pick up divers during drift-dives
Our boats have a capacity of 6 – 8 divers with 2 dive leaders.