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Buddha Dive Resort

5 Star Rating  from 1 reviews

Most dive operators in Trawangan offer accommodation at a discounted rate for those who choose to dive with them! We are no exception! We got it all! We have 7 beach Air-conditioned bungalows located within 50 meters of the beach, Every room comes with fan & ensuite bathrooms with toilet & shower and are all absolute bargains especially if they’re being discounted to encourage our divers to spend more time diving! Check out time is 10.00am and we can look after your bags in the diveshop if you need to store them somewhere. We offer a free pick up service at the pier if you let us know what boat & at what time you will be arriving & we also give you a free lift back to the boat from our resort.

Buddha Dive logoThe most crowded part of Trawangan lies on the eastern side. On Gili Trawangan (as well as the other two Gilis), there are no motorized vehicles. The main means of transportation are bicycles (rented by locals to tourists) and cidomo (a small horsedrawn carriage). For traveling to and from each of the Gilis, locals usually use motorized boats and speedboats.

The Gili islands are renowned not only for their friendly inhabitants but the total tropical island paradise feeling that they have. The white coral beaches, the warm and inviting waters all invite to snorkeling, sun bathing and of course diving. The diversity of aquatic life is astounding and just off the shores you can find turtles, sting rays, reef sharks, baracudas, and a myriad of small and large fish.

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Accreditation: PADI Dive Center
Buddha Dive Resort
Gili Trawangan
Lombok Island

Telephone: +62 (0)370 644174
+62 (0)370 692179
+62 (0) 818 057 2024
Fax:+62 (0)370 692225


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29th January 2010 by Rovan

Perfect diving, very good atmosphere!

5 Star Rating

Visit Date: December 2009

After having had a bad experience at one of the other centres on Gili Trawangan, we went to Buddha Dive (Resort) to do some more fun diving. Right from the start we felt at home at the “living room” of their dive centre and got to know some of the dive masters and instructors. Where other resorts are known to use mostly local dive masters (which is good for the local economy, but mostly bad for your diving experience, because of the communication barrier), here the dive masters and instructors are from all around the world (mostly from Europe: UK, Belgium, Spain and Sweden).

The other thing we really liked is how the whole diving operation is run. First your equipment is being carried on board for you, then, when you’re on the boat to the dive spot, the dive masters tell stories about the spots there are around the islands and specifically about the one(s) you’re going to. Furthermore they tell you what you can expect to see and always do some safety instructions. Then before you go in they do a reef check (to see if they’re in the right spot) and a current check (to make sure they can drift along the current, not swim against it).

We made a lot of dives here, all with different dive masters, and loved every one of them. You can dive in a rashie (dive shirt) and swim trunks as the water is around 28 degrees C and there is a huge variety of fish here. Things you can expect to see are white and black tips, at Shark Point and Deep Turbo, which are really(!) nice dives, turtles on almost any dives and if you’re really lucky you can see manta rays or their smaller brothers, the devil rays (which we were fortunate enough to see, three at the same time!). We got really lucky and saw a flying gurnard, which is extremely rare, on our last dive! Also a (night) dive at Bio Rocks is highly recommended. Check and see if you can find the crocodile fish that’s living there!

We would really like to recommend this dive centre for their great atmosphere and the perfect dives you can make with them. The facilities are good, the equipment they rent out all seemed new and we left our equipment with them without having to worry about anything.

All in all, this dive centre is the centre you’re looking for if you’re looking for fun diving around the Gili’s. The dive guides are really friendly and communicative and the atmosphere is great! When you are planning on staying at Gili T, make sure to give them a shot!

Ratings are based on 1 (Dissatisfied) to 5 (Totally Satisfied)
The staff was attentive and informative 5 Star Rating
The rental equipment was clean 4 Star Rating
My personal gear was washed and stored away 5 Star Rating
The quality of the dive trip 5 Star Rating
Attention to safety & environment 4 Star Rating
Condition of the dive boats 3 Star Rating
Dive briefing 5 Star Rating
Dive Leader 5 Star Rating
Value for money 5 Star Rating
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