MANTAs, MOLAS & SHARKS
SEPT 14-21, 2020
Ideal for: Beginners- Advanced
This unique trip designed for scuba divers, snorkelers and their loved ones, will take us to one of the world's most spectacular destinations. Our goal: to come face to face with huge Manta Rays (15ft or 5m across), as well as equally tall and amazing Oceanic Sunfish (Mola mola). Reef sharks add a little excitement as well. In the Coral Triangle of Southeast Asia, among the planet’s most diverse ecosystems, Bali offers us the ultimate expedition for ocean-lovers. Unparalleled snorkeling, diving and absorbing culture awaits.
Most days will have 2-3 dives planned, with sunbathers welcome on the boat. We will stay at beautiful hotels in two bases, first on the east coast of Bali. Daytrips can include drives to see Mt. Agung volcano, rice terraces, lots of shopping, traditional performances and artisans. After a few days we'll transfer by speedboat to Lembongan Island where the vibe switches to the beach, and where the coral reef is world-class, and the surfing almost as good.
Guests will have the opportunity to try out cameras if they choose, both above and below the water (first come, first served!). We can teach you the ropes, talk shop or get into the finer points of shooting during a private workshop. Drones and GoPros will also be available to try, which are incredibly fun and easy to use. Definitely bring your own cameras!
Bali's coral reefs may be the perfect destination for divers and snorkelers, but let's not forget about everything that is happening up above! We will spend a final night off-gassing in the cultural hub of Ubud. After all the diving we will find time to visit a temple or concert, and share an evening with local dancer Dewi Ariyani.
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Not yet a certified diver? No problem. This is the perfect trip for beginners. Not only do we teach you how to dive during the trip, it's also one of the best places to learn. Calm clear waters with sandy bottoms are coveted by scuba instructors. You will start as a beginner and end as a certified diver with at least 10 open water dives to your name! Not only that, but you'll get to see wildlife that even seasoned divers are still waiting to see! Ask us about the scuba courses available for this trip (course fees are extra).
Dive Trip Itinerary*
Day 1: Meet and Greet at the airport, transfer to hotel (1hr drive), welcome dinner.
Day 2: Dive Tulamben/Candidasa area. Open water dives 1&2 for beginners.
Day 3: Two-Three dives in the Tulamben area. Possible day trips to rice terraces and volcano etc.
Day 4: Two dives in Candidasa. Transfer to Nusa Lembongan in pm.
Day 5: Three dives in Nusa Penida area (mantas if weather permits).
Day 6: Three dives in Nusa Penida area (mantas if weather permits).
Day 7: AM Dives if tables / weather permits. Transfer to Ubud, shopping, dinner & traditional performance.
Day 8: Farewells and airport transfers.
The package includes:
Return airport transfer, 7 nights accommodation Bed & Breakfast style, lunch on diving days, all fees and transfers required, 12+ dives with guide, tank and weights.
Does not include International airfare, domestic flights, insurance, some dinners and alcohol.
*Subject to minor changes and restrictions.
SEPT 14-21, 2020
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