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Bira Dive Camp

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Jl. Pasir Putih 6, Bira 00000, Indonesia
+62 823-4234-7304
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Wonderful diving, great staff, relaxing space. Great for our family!

My husband, two teenage daughters and I spent 4 nights here and were very happy with the friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
annagstrout
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Albany, Australia
Fabulous Diving!!!!

I have never thought of diving in South Sulawesi so when I was getting ready to visit Tana Beru to... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Traveller20151968
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Bira Dive Camp in Bira, South Sulawesi, offers competitive diving/accommodation packages. Located right on the beach. Dive without seeing other dive groups. Courses are available for all levels with our friendly professional dive instructors. Bira diving features variety in dive site landscape such as sandy slopes, steep walls, and plateaus. Aquatic life you are likely to see here - green turtles, whitetip reef sharks, marble rays, stingrays, napoleon wrasses, bumphead parrotfish, tunas, octopus, cuttlefish, nudibranchs, mantis shrimps, pipefish, leaf scorpionfish, frogfish, and much more. Anything is possible between July and October, the big fish season, when divers have seen black tip reef sharks, thresher sharks, hammerheads, manta rays and mola molas. Small groups, max 4 per guide. If divers are different levels we bring an extra guide and split the groups. Generally we offer 2 dives in the morning and extra dives including night dives can be arranged on request.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“dive camp” (52 reviews)
“great diving” (16 reviews)
“marine life” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Jl. Pasir Putih 6, Bira 00000, Indonesia
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+62 823-4234-7304
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, two teenage daughters and I spent 4 nights here and were very happy with the friendly, attentive, knowledgeable staff, and variety of dives. Three of us are new divers, and the staff were appropriately attentive. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The food...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I have never thought of diving in South Sulawesi so when I was getting ready to visit Tana Beru to meet with the world reknown Phinisi Boat Builders I did some researched and found Bira Dive Camp. What convinced me was a video on their...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience with the local staff. diving was great and the team is really professional. Food was super yummy as well.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I thought about going to Bira last year but finally went this year. After reading bad reviews, I really wanted to see it with my own eyes. The drive to Bira is a funny and scary drive but it is worth it. The camp on...More

Thank Axel V
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Axel, Thank you for the nice review. Was a pleasure to have you and the lovely ladies here diving with us. Let us know if you are coming back and we'll put a Bintang in the freezer for you ;)

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

So this idyllic dive camp is set in a beautiful beach a little outside of Bira. The area is super relaxed and the atmosphere is peaceful. I toke my open water here, and Jeremy who was my instructor was really professional and did a good...More

Thank Simone A
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Simone, Thank you for the review. You should come see the ocean here now, it is as flat as a Danish or Finnish pancake. Congratulations again on getting your PADI Open Water Diver certificate. Hope you've had more amazing dives!

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Located on a beatifull beach, super nice and simple bangallows and restaurant....and all for diving...and diving is great...All you can see with a perfect crews.....I ll be back

Thank Cedromicolo
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for the nice words. You are welcome back any time! The sharks will be waiting for you :)

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Nice, comfortable bungalows, amazing dives sites, friendly staff, professionally dive instructors. I recommend!

Thank annasalmi
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you Anna! Congratulations again on your PADI Advanced Open Water certifications! Give a hug to the hubby from me :) See you down there...

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve done cheaper diving in Indonesia but this place is definitely legit and trustworthy. They were so patient with me (a new beginner diver who takes a long time to get down and get calm). Really enjoyed the dives with them and the area is...More

Thank Susan Joy H
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for the nice review and thank you for diving with us. Keep making those bubbles!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Very good structure in the middle of the wild. Very friendly staff and instructors. The bungalows are really comfortable, the all place is quite and relaxing, amazing front beach and very well served restaurant/bar. The diving was exceptional although it wasn't the best time of...More

3  Thank cpunk p
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Italian, A big but delayed thank you for your review. When are you coming back?! There are so many dive sites you didn't get to see when you were here and so many sharks now!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Obviously the Bira Dive Camp had recently some negative press (even in the Lonely Planet). But I had a very positive experience when I was there in November 2017. There is a US/EU couple that has taken over the Management in automn and Things have...More

4  Thank Cuno67
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Linda-BDC, Guest Relations Manager at Bira Dive Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Cuno, Sorry for not writing a few lines earlier. Thank you for the nice words. Seems like people are willing to look past the bad (now pretty old) reviews and coming to see for themselves what we are doing here. That is thanks to...More

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Andika R
15 March 2018|
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Response from Jeremy I | Property representative |
Cosmos is about a 10-minute walk from Bira Dive Camp.
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Manfred G
16 August 2015|
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Response from Linda-BDC | Property representative |
Bira Dive Camp has private bungalows with attached bathrooms. The camp sits right near the beach and the restaurant and a couple of the rooms have sea views.
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