We didnt actually stay here but we used Manta Dive for our Diving License and it was amazing! We did our course last February (2020) and we came back again this year to do some dives. The staff are great and you feel very welcome from the moment you come through the doors. Thank you for the great experience guys! We will be back!
Should have written this over a year ago, but better late than never. Did the Open Water course with my son. Instructors were fantastic: thorough, patient, knowledgeable, interesting, good sense of humor, safety-conscious - could not ask for better. Antti and Toby. Great insturctors and great people. Dives were to unique, beautiful places each time. Added a deep dive for the last one. Accomodations were very comfortable and relaxing. Very chill and enjoyable island vibe. Absolutey one of the best life experiences I've had!
Best stay on Gili Air which is one of the most beautiful islands I've ever experienced and I'm so happy that I've decided for this hotel. The check-in, the rooms, the breakfast and restaurant, the palm trees, the ocean view, the dives and the people there are unbeatable. The dives were magical, I saw all kind of fishes and so many turtles. The diving instructors and all employees were extremely professional and helpful and I even did my first night dive there with Oreo, one of the most helpful, funniest and caring instructors I've ever had. Thank you to all of you for this magical experience , I can't wait to be back!
I cannot rate this place highly enough. My husband and I just returned from a 7 night stay. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, everything exceeded our expectations. From the smooth transfer from Lombok airport to the resort to the same smooth return trip we didn’t encounter a single hiccup! The dive instructors, dive masters, staff on the boats and in the resort - they all couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming. The whole vibe of the place was perfect. We stayed in the A/C deluxe room and it had a comfortable bed, nice cold A/C and even a little fridge for our snacks. The pools were refreshing after our dives and the beers were nice and cold! Matt, Elin and Anastasia were always available if we needed anything. Anastasia was SO quick to respond and help us plan for this last minute trip and she knew ALL the great food on the island. Matt and Elin are working so hard to make this the best dive resort in the area and it shows! Please see my review on their dive operation as well under "Manta Dive Gili Air." The island is very quiet right now due to COVID keeping the international travelers from visiting. NOW is the time to go! The beaches are clean and you will feel like you have your own private island when you visit them. Not all of the restaurants are open, including Manta Dives restaurant, but the staff are great at recommending food and will happily order any meal you want to have delivered. My husband and I follow a vegan diet and we found delicious options at every restaurant we went to. Bikes are such a convenient way to get around the island and the streets are SO quiet. Do yourself a favor and get to Gili Air and Manta Dive while the prices are great and the dive sites and beaches are pristine!…
We escaped out to Gili Air once we heard it was open to take advantage of the Open Water course at Manta. Beautiful facilities, kids love the cats and pools. The dive course was amazing and so well done. We saw a ton of turtles and nearly had the dive sites to ourselves all over the islands.