I think there has been some speculation about touting from some of the drivers here. Especially when I see posts from newly joined members recommending the services of certain drivers. I've been active in Singapore brides and Singapore motherhood forum for quite some time, so I'd like to give my take on it.
From what I see, there seems to be 3 drivers now.
1. Dewa (from Bali Discovery tours)
2. Billy (also nicknamed Dewa, who used to be one of Dewa from 1's driver but now has gone off on his own)
3. Joseph (eoj's contact)
I'm currently planning a trip to Bali in Sept and have written in to all 3 asking for quotes. I wrote in on Monday and so far, only Billy has come back with prompt responses to my queries. Dewa from Bali discovery tours quoted me horribly high, and Joseph has told me he will get back to me by this weekend, but I've not heard from him yet.
I don't know if what Billy quotes me is the cheapest or the best. But what I can honestly say is that, so far, he's been the most prompt in his replies and I've been emailing him 2-3 times with changes to my itinerary. He's been patient and for that, I'm grateful.
I highly recommend that you write in to all the tour operators you can find in Bali and find the one most suitable for you. I see that eoj has been busy promoting Joseph and it was for that reason that I had such high hopes for Joseph. I'm certainly glad I didn't email him alone cos I'd be most disappointed by now.
I'm not promoting anyone. But whoever I go with, I'll certainly write back to the forum and let you guys know how it went.