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Best of Bali Dive Safari 7 Days / 6 Nights / 11 Dives

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7 days
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What You'll Do
  • AquaMarine only offers diving at Bali\'s better dive sites.
  • Maximum ratio of 1 dive guide for 4 divers.
  • We have the three best custom-built dive boats in Bali.
  • Minibuses customised for maximum space and leg room.
  • Emphasis on safety and enjoyment.
Overview
This Dive Safari explores the isle’s “East Coast”. The itinerary presents a taste of what Bali has to offer in terms of spectacular underwater sceneries and diversity of marinelife – from large pelagics to the tiniest juvenile and pygmy seahorses.
What to Expect
We at AquaMarine Diving - Bali created this ‘7D/6N - 11 dives - Best of Bali Dive Safari 2016 and 2017’ exactly as we would wish an “east coast” Safari to be created for us if we were visitingBalias scuba-divers. The itinerary includes both shore- and boat-diving, and encompasses a wide variety of dives: walls, wrecks, reefs, drifts, with opportunities for macro and wide-angle photography. Nothing has been included ‘for the sake of it’. At these sites you’ll see fantastic hard and soft corals, great density and diversity of marinelife – from large pelagics such as Manta rays and Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) in season, to the tiniest juveniles and pygmy seahorses. The pre-planned timing of dives ensures you’ll see the maximum possible with the best conditions (as far as we can predict conditions!). Resorts have been chosen for ambience, location, facilities and value for money.

Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival in Bali

Transfer to Tulamben (north eastBali, 2hrs 30min)

Overnight in a Patio Room at Mimpi Resort Tulamben

Day 02 Transfer to Amed (north east Bali, 30 mins)

2 Day Dives in Amed on the 20m Japanese Wreck

Lunch

1 Day Dive on Amed Reef

Transfer to Candidasa (east Bali, 1hr)

Overnight in a Deluxe Garden Room at Puri Bagus Candidasa

Day 03 Transfer to Padangbai (15mins)

3 Day Dives at Nusa Penida inc Manta Point (reef/drift diving), lunch on board

Overnight in a Deluxe Garden Room at Puri Bagus Candidasa

Day 4 Transfer to Padangbai (15mins)

2 Day Dives at Biaha and Mimpang/Tepekong (reef diving)

Beach Barbeque Lunch

1 Day Dive at Blue Lagoon (reef diving)

Overnight in a Deluxe Garden Room at Puri Bagus Candidasa

Day 5 Transfer to Padangbai (15 mins)

2 Day Dives at Gili Selang (reef diving), lunch on board

Transfer to Ubud (central foothills, 1hr 45mins), visiting Goa Lawah Temple en route

Overnight in a Superior Room at Champlung Sari Hotel 

Day 6 Rest & Relax

Overnight in a Superior Room at Champlung Sari Hotel

Day 7 Transfer to Airport (1hr 15mins)

Dive Sites Description:

Day 02:

Amed: The reefs just offshore from the quiet fishing and salt-panning village of Amed yield many unexpected treasures. Due to the easy conditions at Amed, it is suitable both for novice and experienced divers. The water temperature can be affected by thermoclines, and the visibility is usually 14-22M. The better known sites in the area are Amed Wall, Amed Reef and Lipah Bay which is 3km to the southeast of Amed and has a 20m coral-encrusted wreck of a steel freighter.

Day 03:

Nusa Penida: The largest of three islands lying off Bali’s east coast, Nusa Penida offers drift-diving in mild to strong currents. The water is cold but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals, prolific fishes, some turtles, reef sharks and, from July to mid-November, Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish). Manta Point, on southwest Nusa Penida, is a must-see dive site.

Day 4:

Mimpang/Tepekong: Some ofBali’s most stunning diving: vast numbers and great diversity of fishes and frequent pelagic visitors, plus occasional shark sightings, set against chiselled black walls with beautiful, healthy corals and often superb visibility. Best known for Mimpang’s Wall and Tepekong’s Canyon. AMD-B dive staff are highly experienced at these sites.

Blue Lagoon: AquaMarine’s favourite treasure trove. White sand, huge stands of Staghorn coral, Rhinopias (eschmeyeri and frondosa), ghostpipefishes, seamoths, Flamboyant cuttlefishes, Solar-powered nudibranches, Cockatoo waspfishes and more! Also great for snorkelling and highly recommended for Night-diving.

Gili Biaha; AquaMarine is one of only a few companies to offer dive trips to this small crescent-shaped island. There is a beautiful and healthy reef around the island, a rocky slope on the north side and a rugged black wall around the southern part: with the breaking waves above, the wall is absolutely beautiful. Divers can expect to see anything from Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) to nudibranchs! There is also a shark cave large enough for six divers, while the protected area outside the cave has anglerfishes, Leaf scorpionfishes, octopus, cuttlefishes and nudibranches.

Day 5

Gili Selang: This small island on Bali’s eastern point offers both protected reef-diving and drift-diving with big fish action. The interesting and rich sand slope to the north of the island has some stands of hard branching corals and occasional bommies, the deeper areas of the slope are more protected and therefore home to sea fans, soft corals, barrel sponges and coral bushes. Along this sand slope you may well see White-tip reef sharks and Bumphead parrotfishes.
What's Included
  • Return Airport transfers.
  • Land Transport by air-conditioned minibus.
  • Boat transport.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast.
  • Diving as per itinerary.
  • Lunch and unlimited bottled water on diving days.
  • Beach Barbeque Lunch on Day 4
  • English-speaking dive guide (PADI Divemaster or above, maximum ratio 1:4).
  • Tanks/weightbelt, mask/snorkel, booties/fins.
  • MSIG Diver Medical Insurance.
  • Free use of beach towels.
  • All local taxes, fees and porterage
What's Not Included
  • BCD, wetsuit, regulator, dive computer USD5/item/day (payable in Bali; must be pre-booked).
  • 15litre tank USD5/tank (payable in Bali; must be pre-booked).
  • Nitrox USD5/tank (available Days 06, 07, 08, 10 and 11 only; payable in Bali).
  • Visa on Arrival (if required; USD25 at the time this document was issued).
  • Airport Departure Tax (Rp150,000 at the time this document was issued).
  • Drinks, personal purchases.
  • Lunch on non-diving days.
  • Cancellation insurance.
Meeting Point

Denpasar Bali Airport

Know Before You Go
Minimum diving certification: Advanced Open Water or Open Water with lots of experience.
If you bring your own dive gear, you are required to bring booties and open-heeled fins. Minimum 3mm full wetsuits. We also require the use of dive computers (available to rent for USD5/day).
You are required to show your certification card and logbook to your dive guide on the first day of diving.
Non-divers are welcome to join all land and boat transport (free snorkelling gear; excludes diving).
Diving & Flying: Please ensure you allow a minimum of 24 hours between your final dive and any flight.

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