I did my open water certification at La Bila Dive and my instructor Pascal was really attentive, professional and patient to explain things. I was feeling a bit uneasy because... read more I have quite sensitive ears. When it comes to diving it was quite difficult for me to handle the pressure, but Pascal was super helpful and knew many tips and exercises to help with that and make the most of the time underwater. It was 3 exceptional days full of learning and fun! Especially loved the fun dive at Liberty shipwreck- highly highly recommend
August 4, 2023
One place to dive in Amed : La Bila Dive ! Amazing team and dives. We passed our open water with Margot, Andreas, Pascal and Made, they took the time... read more to explain every details needed, a big thanks to them !
July 19, 2023
La Bila is centrally located in Amed and very close to the beach.
The staff are lovely, friendly and very helpful.
I was in the unfortunate situation where my hold... read more bag got left at the transiting airport. At the airport I was informed it would be on the next flight. Ketu, the owner kindly called the airport for me to ask if it had showed up. It had and was advised it would follow on to La Bila the following day. Ketu said if it didn't, he had a pick up the following day and he would collect it for me. The following morning he took my number so he could contact me to let me know if my bag arrived.
Every morning I was out by 7:30. They kindly let me have breakfast at 7:00.
The room was spacious and clean, with a comfortable bed.
The shower was powerful with fresh hot water.
Each morning you have the option to have your room cleaned.
In reception there are two water containers to top up water bottles.
April 30, 2023
Great dive center! - Amazing dive center! I reached out La Bila literally as I was on my way to Amed and Pascal contacted me to setup a night dive in just a few... read more hours! From start to finish they make sure you are knowledgable and safe in your capabilities, and will make you check your gear like you’re back taking your open water cert.
From pickup, dropoff, equipment, snacks, and customer care, they will attend to all of your needs. Pascal is a very funny french guy who will keep things interesting :).
April 23, 2023
Amazing - Took our open water diving certificate here, the instructors are professional and welcoming, really enjoyed our 3 days here! Even got a free extra dive because we needed to practice... read more a few skills.
January 22, 2023
Best dive resort in Amed - Great place for learning to dive and experienced divers alike. The food is great and the staff is excellent. They keep the place very clean and prioritize your happiness. If... read more there is something they can do to enhance your stay, they will do it. The dive instructor is very knowledgeable and will provide personalized training to ensure you are learning optimally. He will also take qualified divers on amazing dives at various locations around Bali. This is where I learned to dive and I will definitely be back for more in the future. The location of La Bila is ideal as well because there are many stored restaurants and bars nearby and the beach is a short walk across the street. I would highly recommend staying here.
December 15, 2022
Best place in Amed! - La Bila really was the perfect place for us to stay in Amed for a week due to many reasons.
If you want to go or learn diving... read more you have to go to La Bila. Pascal the diving instructor is the best all over Bali. We did several dives with him for our advanced open water diver including wreck and night dives e.g. AMAZING! We always felt save with Pascal and had a great time with him. Also the whole equipment was new and well checked. Thanks so much again for the great time Pascal!
Also for the rest La Bila is awesome. Ketut and his team will do everything to enjoy you stay. He picked us up from Denpasar, organized a great tour to Mount Batur and the tickets to the boat to Gili. Breakfast and all the food is lovely, rooms are very spacious and clean. They even clean it every day if you want to. Bed is comfortable and shower hot and high pressure (not everywhere in Indonesia ).
If you want to see Bali in from a different exciting perspective above and under water just go to La Bila Amed. You'll definitely enjoy every minute!
Thanks so much to the whole team!
November 25, 2022
Beautiful & safe dive - Great diving experience, I was a bit reluctant to go for a dive, then I heard great & comforting comments about diving with Pascal so I gave it a try.... read more
First contact was a very good mix of professionalism and feeling at home.
All went super well and I ended up having a fun and safe dive.
November 3, 2022
An amazing place to go diving and Pascal is great. My partner and I haven’t been diving in years, so we needed a refresh on everything and Pascal provided us... read more with confidence and excitement all over again. We went on one 45 minute dive and saw so many beautiful fish and coral. We hope more people choose to dive with Pascal at La Bila Dive Resort, as you are sure to have the best dive!
October 22, 2022
I really enjoyed every moment in La Bila. I just had very short holiday (i mean, escaped from work for a while) and spending my time in there was the... read more best decision. It was my first dive and definitely will come back to do it again. Thank you Pak Ketut and family, Juan and Iluh. Gracias!
May 6, 2021
I really enjoyed every moment in La Bila. I just had very short holiday (i mean, escaped from work for a while) and spending my time in there was the... read more best decision. It was my first dive and definitely will come back to do it again. Thank you Pak Ketut and family, Juan and Iluh. Gracias! …
May 1, 2021
I had a most enjoyable three days with Juan, Iluh, Pak Ketut and his wife. The room was clean and comfortable. Juan was a great dive instructor, and Iluh provided... read more wonderful help along the way. It was a very personalised experience, and it felt very nice sharing company with them. Pak Ketut was always helpful and hospitable, and invited me to participate in a ceremony that was taking place in Bali while I was here. It was very kind of him. The dives were good, and I particularly enjoyed the US Liberty, and Juan took time to carefully point out the many beautiful things to see. Amed is a nice little village, with lots of good eating as well outside of the dives, and beautiful temples to visit not too far away. A very nice getaway from Jakarta. Thank you for a very nice time.
April 24, 2021
I tried discovery scuba dive here and i got memorable moments here. Juan and Iluh are really friendly and experienced.
April 1, 2021
I had a most enjoyable three days with Juan, Iluh, Pak Ketut and his wife. The room was clean and comfortable. Juan was a great dive instructor, and Iluh provided... read more wonderful help along the way. It was a very personalised experience, and it felt very nice sharing company with them. Pak Ketut was always helpful and hospitable, and invited me to participate in a ceremony that was taking place in Bali while I was here. It was very kind of him. The dives were good, and I particularly enjoyed the US Liberty, and Juan took time to carefully point out the many beautiful things to see. Amed is a nice little village, with lots of good eating as well outside of the dives, and beautiful temples to visit not too far away. A very nice getaway from Jakarta. Thank you for a very nice time. …
April 1, 2021
Juan, Iluh, and Pak Ketut were amazing! Last week I got an opportunity to be in Bali for work project and also in need for a holiday. My previous open... read more water instructor from Sabang recommended me to visit La Bila and I started to contact them.
They greeted me with warmth, kindness. Later on underwater, I felt safe and pleasant to be guided by them. Undoubtedly a right choice for me to dive for a first time with them in Amed and Tulamben. Did 4 dives with them afterward.
In times like this, what we do really need is a great hospitality and a warm human interaction, shown by La Bila. Highly recommended to visit!
March 17, 2021
Juan, Iluh, and Pak Ketut were amazing! Last week I got an opportunity to be in Bali for work project and also in need for a holiday. My previous open... read more water instructor from Sabang recommended me to visit La Bila and I started to contact them. They greeted me with warmth, kindness. Later on underwater, I felt safe and pleasant to be guided by them. Undoubtedly a right choice for me to dive for a first time with them in Amed and Tulamben. Did 4 dives with them afterward. In times like this, what we do really need is a great hospitality and a warm human interaction, shown by La Bila. Highly recommended to visit! …
March 1, 2021
I couldn't have asked for a best experience! This was my first time diving in Bali and I absolutely loved it. Iluh and Juan clearly have a lot of experience... read more about the diving sites in the area and it shows in the way they talk about them and guide the dives.
The diving equipment is in great shape (no leaky BCDs, quality masks and proper fins and boots), the accommodation is comfortable and the food was tasty and to top it all off, hanging out together during the surface intervals was a lot of fun.
September 26, 2020
I am from Karangasem and contact Pak Ketut, friend recommend to me for diving with profesional instructors in Amed. I want to thank Pak Ketut and Iluh, my instructor during... read more my introduction dive. We did two dives, one in Jemeluk and one on the Liberty Wreck, Tulamben. I am very lucky because even if i speak English for me much better and easy with Iluh in bahasa Indonesia. Iluh is super and i always was feeling safe and had a lot of fun on the PADI Discover Scuba Diving. If you are Indonesian citizen just show your KTP and you Will get big Covid discount (everything is included,also food).Unfortunately i still don't have enough money to do the full open water course but i Will for sure finish it in the future with Iluh. Thank you all at La Bila Dive and for giving me pictures and videos also. They are really nice and colorful.
September 17, 2020
I couldn't have asked for a best experience! This was my first time diving in Bali and I absolutely loved it. Iluh and Juan clearly have a lot of experience... read more about the diving sites in the area and it shows in the way they talk about them and guide the dives. The diving equipment is in great shape (no leaky BCDs, quality masks and proper fins and boots), the accommodation is comfortable and the food was tasty and to top it all off, hanging out together during the surface intervals was a lot of fun. …
September 1, 2020
This is an awesome place to stay! The staff is so friendly and helpful. The food is awesome and they are always quick to ask if you need anything.
... read more /> Rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable.
We stayed here in March & July, always wonderful.
We dove with them as well, lots of fun.
July 28, 2020
I cannot thank enough mr Ketut and his wife for their hospitality, they always made me feel like I was at home here. I kept coming back for the past... read more two months. The food at the restaurant is amazing, and cheap.
I highly recommand!!
July 20, 2020
My brother is a free diving instructor in Amed and luckily he introduced me to Juan and Iluh at La Bila Dive Resort. I only intended stayin in Amed for... read more a week or so but I spent nearly four weeks in this relaxed and lovely village and did a total of 25 amazing dives with La Bila.
This PADI Dive Resort is a small-family owned business and it’s definitely the perfect place to get the most out of your diving holidays. Don’t imagine a super busy dive center with several boats and cars, on the contrary, As I like to say that best perfumes come in small bottles. Both Iluh and Juan are the managers and diving instructors at La Bila thus you are gonna be diving with them. Basically they make sure you can have proper dives without any bottom time restriction besides of course when your SPG marks the reserve level. No rush, consistent briefings, always showing willingness to help and support you with feedbacks and new diving techniques.
Their essence is to run diving activities in a private way: a few times guests, that had already booked, arrived and they asked me if it would be fine for me to take a one or two days break so that the new divers could be together and no one else joining. Later on, they evaluate divers and see if from the perspective of experience, certification level and air consumption they can join together, whereas max. four persons in one group and actually was never my case as I dove a few times with just two more guys. From previous experiences that I have been diving in 8-persons group, this is just fantastic as me myself realize how much I improved my diving skills over these last three weeks in Amed. I did my PADI Enriched Air Nitrox with Iluh and together with Juan both have been really helpful to show me how to reduce weights, be optimally weighted and understand how to breathe during the final safety stop.
They use a proper Minivan with A/C and no open air trucks, lunch, snacks & beverages are included, therefore the price-quality relationship is really great. Depending on weather conditions they may suggest you starting times & locations though basically they will ask if you like to sleep long or you rather wake up early. Overall La Bila just scores above the average in all areas and next time I know for sure that I will be staying as well with them as the restaurant food, breakfast and the staff are incredibly nice. Thanks for the time and see you soon!
March 27, 2020
There is a reason I go back to La Bila Dive Resort time and time again. From your first visit you are made to feel like family and it’s a... read more place I hate leaving.
Being interested in underwater photography, La Bila tailor each of my dives to be able to photograph new things. Whether it be Macro or larger subjects Juan and Iluh are experts at finding them. During my trip last week I was able to photograph Nudies, Pigmy Seahorses, white tip reef sharks, turtles, moray eels & Groupers to name a few.
If you are thinking of diving in Bali I would highly recommend you give La Bila a call!
March 15, 2020
Both my friend and I had an incredible time at La Bila, he was able to join me during my introduction dive, first in the pool for the confined water... read more skills and then straight into the open water and it couldn’t be better as we dove the US Liberty Wreck!! Iluh is super professional and there is always space for a lot of fun, she explains everything calm and no rush at all. My friend had to jump in the pool as well because even being a certified diver; he had been almost 15 years without diving! Therefore, he had to refresh his diving skills and once we both were ready to go, we change tanks and went to explore the shipwreck during two dives. The underwater landscape around the US Liberty is just awesome and we both were fascinated about how diverse the marine life is down there. No big groups, just he and me, Iluh make sure that we would get a full big picture about the dive site, in between dives, we got snacks & beverages and then later back at La Bila we could order food, which was as well included in the price. Towels, beach taxes and everything is basically included so no hidden costs or whatsoever. We want to thank as well to Juan and Ketut, especially the last one brought us back to Canggu for a really faire price. The whole staff at La Bila are very kind and now we know for sure where we are gonna stay next time we visit Bali! If you are looking for a professional dive center around Amed and Tulamben, contact La Bila and ask for Iluh and Juan, you will see very soon that you are on the right hands! Thanks again and see you soon.
March 9, 2020
I did an introductory dive and my girlfriend did a refresher. We organised everything with Juan and Iluh very easily the night before, and then in the next morning we... read more went to dive near the USAT liberty wreck. It was a very nice experience and I will for sure get my license in the future. It was lovely talking with both of them and sharing experiences and thoughts, although only for such a short time. It was my very first dive so it will always be in my memories!
February 29, 2020
Oh man, where to begin. We were only supposed to stay at La Bila for 3 days. But after just the first day, I knew I wanted to stay longer.... read more They greeted me with a welcome drink which was delicious. The entire staff was very at your service and were always available for anything you might need. The food was delicious, whether you wanted some western food or a local dish.
Now for the diving, Juan and Iluh are amazing, not just instructors but people as well! They made us feel like family. They completely cater to what you want to see, and where you want to dive. The dives were never more than 2 people, which makes for a more intimate dive, and longer bottom time. I would strongly recommend La Bila Dive Resort for new divers, and seasoned divers as well!! Can’t wait to come back and dive with you guys again.
February 28, 2020
Ik had bij La Bila geboekt om enkele duiken te doen. Het is me echter zo goed meegevallen daar dat ik beslist heb om de cursus 'advanced open water diver'... read more te volgen. De instructors Juan en Nih luh zijn twee aangename mensen en uitstekende duikers. De Kleinschaligheid van La Bila zorgt voor een familiale sfeer en een persoonlijke aanpak. Het resort zelf is eenvoudig maar de kamers zijn schoon en het eten is er lekker. Recht tegenover de deur is er een salon waar je terechtkunt voor een heerlijke massage. Beslist een aanrader !
February 24, 2020
I did my very first dive here at La Bila Dive resort in Amed and it was unbelievable, we went to the liberty wreck which is a fantastic sight with... read more plenty to see and got a very thorough training beforehand on simple skills needed such as clearing your mask underwater and regular recover ect. Iluh is a really great instructor who took her time explaining everything in detail and ensuring I was well prepared to enter the water. Such a fun experience and definitely recommended to anyone as a first dive experience.
February 23, 2020
My experience with La Bila Dive Resort Amed was exceptional and I cannot rate them highly enough. I initially dived with them intending to complete my open water course and... read more left with an advanced open water diver certification. Juan and Iluh are incredible people and terrific instructors. I received a one on one dive course with Iluh that was tailored perfectly to me, and included delicious lunches and snacks every day of diving. It was a pleasure spending my time with the team at La Bila while completing my course, and as well as being fun to dive with they were extremely thorough in their education. They ensured I saw as many different sites as possible during my course and took the time to travel to them to guarantee a unique experience for myself, so if you want a dive school that cares about your experience more than their profits, then this is the school for you. Thanks for everything guys!
February 23, 2020
Stayed with Juan and Iluh for only a short while back in October (sorry for the delay here in writing this, life isn't as relaxed as when we were with... read more you guys). We booked to completed our advanced open water dive and I'm so glad we did.
Firstly. The accommodation. it had everything you needed for basic pad to crash in, I only wanted a bed and washroom facilities but the main thing it was clean and kept that way. Honestly, after a day of diving that's all you really wanted.
Secondly. The food. The next most important thing to me and this didn't disappoint either. It was reasonably priced compared to the rest of town but offered a friendly atmosphere as everyone was there to have fun and enjoy a diving experience.Additionally, on every dive food was provided a local restaurant or where this wasn't possible, provided for a local super market. Not once would we of gone hungry or did the quality of the experience fade.
Lastly. The diving. Now my other half is pretty nervous when it comes to the deep blue and I don't think we could of sourced a more friendly, encouraging dive center. Iluh has a vast local knowledge of environment both on land and sea and here demeanor was so calming it was more like diving with friends rather than the teacher/student relationship. Thanks to Ketut as well, a friendly character who drove us to all the different sites, always on time, and always with a smile.
Both of us have discussed returning to some fun dives because of the boxes you'd want were ticked.
February 15, 2020
We cannot recommend this place enough for diving in Bali - they are great at what they do. We wanted to do our Advance Open Water certification here and we... read more did, with our dive instructor Ilu. Ilu is extremely patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. We always felt very safe under her supervision. She always explained concepts and the exercises we would have to do underwater beforehand in good detail so that we understood them.
Apart from being a great dive school, La Bila also has a great crew of people. The resort manager Juan is extremely communicative, helpful, and flexible in arranging extra activities for us.
We also had a fantastic driver who went the extra mile to try and bring us to all the nice places in Bali on our last day.
The accommodation of La Bila itself is simple but has everything you need for a dive stay - a clean and comfortable room to rest in while rejuvenating between diving days. This is not the place to spend entire days in if you are not doing other activities throughout the day.
February 13, 2020
La Bila is an excellent choice of a dive resort, which I will continue to dive with when come back to Amed. I spent 5 enjoyable days diving with both... read more Iluh and Juan (as well as dive-master trainee Will) doing various sites around Tulamben and Amed.
Here are the main points as to why I recommend this company:
- The diving in the area is excellent, allowing for a diverse range of coral reefs, muck diving and wrecks (Kubu and USAT Liberty).
- The instructors were very flexible and tailored the dive sites visited based on what I wanted to see.
- While most resorts in Indonesia tend to set maximum dive times of 55 minutes, our experienced group frequently spend up to 75 - 80 minutes per dive, meaning there was way more value-for-money for each dive.
- Both Iluh and Juan are very professional and provide great customer service. they are usually happy to have a drink and swap stories with you after dives - which is always great if you are a solo traveler.
- the food portions at the restaurant are large and diversity of food is good - because sometimes you are craving mashed potato and a schnitzel after a dive, instead of fried rice.
- resort staff are also very polite, attentive and friendly
February 4, 2020
I did the open water course with Juan and it was amazing!!️️️️️ The dive locations we went were fantastic and really suitable for beginners.
Juan was there for me... read more every step of the way and gave me the confidence I needed to do all the skills underwater. The dive riffs were so diverse and beautiful. Juan was so professional, he was patient and really gave 100%. you could feel that he wanted to bring out of you the best diver you could be and not just “get it done with”.
The whole stuff were so friendly and nice, they did everything to make us feel comfortable. Best diving resort in the area no doubt!
February 3, 2020
Took us some time to find a place to do the course allot of other places we checked feeled a bit sketchy but Im glad we choose this place everything... read more was perfect from the accommodation and the family running it who are super nice and...More
February 1, 2020
I did my open water certification at La Bila Dive and my instructor Pascal was really attentive, professional and patient to explain things. I was feeling a bit uneasy because... read more
August 4, 2023
One place to dive in Amed : La Bila Dive ! Amazing team and dives. We passed our open water with Margot, Andreas, Pascal and Made, they took the time... read more
July 19, 2023
La Bila is centrally located in Amed and very close to the beach.
The staff are lovely, friendly and very helpful.
I was in the unfortunate situation where my hold... read more
April 30, 2023
Great dive center! - Amazing dive center! I reached out La Bila literally as I was on my way to Amed and Pascal contacted me to setup a night dive in just a few... read more
April 23, 2023