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Bali Dive Centre Pondok Sari - Bali, Far East & Australia

The Pondok Sari Dive Centre is located on the sandy beach at the 3* Pondok Sari Resort, within the grounds of the resort. There are a variety of PADI, SSI and IAC courses available.

The Pondok Sari Dive Centre is located on the sandy beach at the Pondok Sari Resort. The centre is approximately a 3 hour, scenic transfer from the airport in Denpensar in the south to Pemuteran on the north west coast of Bali, where the centre and dive resort is located. 


The centre has and excellent supply of BCD jackets, regulators with octopus, depth gauge and inflator, masks, fins and snorkels, short and long wetsuits, and a limited supply of dive computers and underwater torches available for rental. There are 130 aluminium tanks (12 litre, DIN + INT), with 12x8 litre aluminium tanks available. Free nitrox is available at the centre for nitrox qualified divers. Rented and private equipment is kept at the dive centre, loaded on and off the boats, rinsed and stored away by the staff. There is a well equipped workshop available for guests. There are 4 fibreglass dive boats which are all equipped with oxygen, a radio and an emergency first aid kit.


Directly in front of the dive centre there is a virtual coral reef which has a variety of species of coral, the reef project continues along the natural reef which goes down to the depth of 20m. The dive spot is interesting for dives during the day and night. A variety of local dive sites are from 5-30 minutes away by boat including the Bali Barat national park and marine reserve and internationally recognised Menjangan marine park.  The sites are located along a 2000m stretch of coastline starting at 4-5m, dropping to depth of 30-40m. The dives offer you the chance to experience corals, macro life, walls and a variety of marine life.

Dive Courses

The centre offers a range of PADI, SSI and IAC qualifications. Introductory dive courses take between 3-5 days, students spend the mornings and afternoons in the water, diving in small groups and the instructor with the last dive from a boat. Courses available include Adventure Advanced Course, Nitrox Course, speciality courses such as Depth, Navigations, Night Diving, Buoyancy, Boat, Drift and Computer.

The centre offers a Junior Open Water Dive course for children over the age of 10. The Bubble Maker course is also available at the centre for children over the age of 8, this takes place in the pool which has the maximum depth of 2m.



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5 Days Non Limit Unguided House Reef



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Diving Conditions

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Best Time: April - October with peak season June - September.

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 27-28°C

Visibility: 15-30m

Top Dive Sites:  Angels Canyon, Kubu, Nusa Penida, Secret Garden, Menjangan Mar, Coral Stairs, Batu Karang, Oasis, Out of Eden, Les Paradise, Tembok Reef, Benben Garden, Kubu Drop Off and Coral Garden, Tulamben wreck (SS Liberty).

Great Reasons to Dive in Bali

  • Fantastic diving experience for all levels of diver.
  • Luxury dive resorts.
  • USS 'Liberty' Wreck in Tulamben.
  • Walls, reefs, caves.
  • Large pelagics, Mola Mola & whale shark in season.
  • World Class critter diving.
  • Excellent photography conditions.
  • Balinese cultural experience.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.