Our trip was absolutely fantastic. Literally awesome.
The land tour in Java was brilliant (if a bit whirlwind!), and the sunrise visits at Borobudur and Bromo were really spectacular. Our guide (Denny) was professional, knowledgable and generally a lovely guy to hang out with – we’d definitely recommend him to others.
Two Fish was also amazing. Our instructor on the advanced and nitrox courses, Ilse, was brilliant – really patient with us, very calm and excellent at explaining things. She also went above and beyond, continuing to give us advice and help (and generally hanging out with us and other guests) after our course finished. Another person we thought was great was Tom, their resident trainee dive master – super friendly and helpful. Everyone else was really friendly too. We loved the sociable atmosphere, it didn’t feel like there was a big division between guests and staff, it was more like a big bunch of people who love diving. The food was consistently great! And, needless to say, the diving was incredible – Bunaken’s walls are beautiful.
Our last week at Papua Paradise Eco Resort was utterly wonderful. It was a stunning resort, with a luxurious but laid back vibe that we both loved. The unlimited diving there was a must because it really was something special – I could not get enough of being in the water. I particularly loved the fact that we stayed with the same small group and guide throughout the week.
Our experience of booking our trip through DSA has also been brilliant. From Ben’s initial help in deciding where to go and costing it all up right through to resolving last minute issues (like the luggage allowance on the flight out and organising the hotel room in Jakarta on the last day), you guys have been awesome – responsive, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly throughout. We couldn’t have asked for more!
All in all we had the most amazing trip – we wanted it to be the dive trip of a lifetime and it really was. Thank you so so much.0