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BOOK A 7D6N DIVING SAFARI TO BALI – INDONESIA

TRAVEL DATES: 12 – 18 August 2017

Bali is one of more than 17,508 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and presents ample diving opportunities. With 20% of the world's coral reefs, over 3,000 different species of fish and 600 coral species, deep water trenches, volcanic sea mounts, World War II wrecks, and an endless variety of macro life, scuba diving in Indonesia is an amazing experience.









ITINERARY:

Day 1 (12 Aug) – Dubai to Bali – Night dive Tulamben
Depart from Dubai to Bali. Upon arrival in Bali, enjoy a VIP Meet & Greet service at the airport (normal immigration clearing will take at least an hour). You will then be transferred to Tulamben (north east Bali, 2hrs 30mins).
At 1900hrs – 1 night dive at the USAT Liberty Shipwreck (depending on weather condition).

Day 2 (13 Aug) – Diving in Amed (B/L)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Amed (approx. 30mins drive). 2 day dives in Amed including Japanese Wreck at 20m. Enjoy lunch between dives.
1 day dive on Amed Reef.
Transfer to hotel in Candidasa for overnight.

Day 3 (14 Aug) – Diving in Nusa Penida (B/L)
After an early breakfast, transfer to Padangbai (approx. 15 mins). 3 day dives at Nusa Penida area including Manta Point (reef/drift diving). Today is the day for Mola-mola!!! Enjoy lunch between dives.
Transfer to hotel after 3rd dive.

Day 4 (15 Aug) – Diving in Biaha & Blue Lagoon (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to Padangbai (approx. 15 mins drive). 2 day dives at Biaha and Mimpang/Tepekong (reef diving). Barbeque lunch.
1 day dive at Blue Lagoon (reef diving).
Transfer to Candidasa after 3rd dive (approx. 1hr drive).

Day 5 (16 Aug) – Diving at Blue Lagoon (B/L)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Padangbai (approx. 15 mins drive). 2 day dives at Gili Selang (reef diving).
Lunch onboard.
Transfer to Ubud (central foot hills, 1hr 45mins drive), visit Goa Lawah Temple enroute.
Overnight in Ubud.

Day 6 (17 Aug) – Rest & Relax / Optional Tours (B) After breakfast, today is your day to explore Bali. Join one of our tours to explore the temple of Besakih, Mt. Batur, sunset at Tanah Lot, traditional dance show at Ubud, simply roaming around Kuta town, have a Balinese massage, or have a relaxing day by the pool.

Day 7 (18 Aug) – Departure (B)
After breakfast, free and easy until time to check in to your flight back to Dubai.







PACKAGE PRICES:
EDA Members @ AED 10,000 per person (twin sharing)
Non-EDA Members @ AED 12,000 per person (twin sharing)
Single Supplement @ AED 1,800 per person
PACKAGE INCLUDES:
1. Accommodation:
1 night accommodation in Tulamben (Mimpi Resort or similar)
3 nights accommodation at hotel in Candidasa (Puri Bagus or similar)
2 nights accommodation in Ubud (Champlungsari or similar)
2. Flight & Transfer:
Return economy class air ticket on Emirates Airlines: EK360   12AUG   DXBDPS   0125   1430
EK361   18AUG   DPSDXB   1630   2130
Return airport transfers & land transport as per itinerary.
3. Meal:
Daily breakfast, lunch and unlimited bottled water during dive days.
4. Diving:
Total of 12 boat dives. 03 boat dives a day at Tulamben, Amed, Nusa Penida and Blue Lagoon with PADI divemaster or above (max ratio 1:4) Mask/snorkel, booties/fin, tanks/weightbelt Free use of beach towels
Excludes:
Dive equipment (rental available)
Own expenses and visa fee (if applicable)
Lunch on non-diving days, dinner and beverages
Visa (if required) & Travel insurance
Payment Terms & Policy:
In order to confirm a booking, clients are required to:
Pay a non refundable 25% deposit within 14 days of booking confirmation.
Balance of full payment must be received at least 45 days prior to date of arrival.
All payment will be non-refundable on cancellation made less than 45 days before arrival date.
If prepayment is not received within the said terms (14 days), the booking will be considered cancelled.
Unused services are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Above offer is valid until 12 May 2017. Then after, prices might fluctuate based on availability.









TULAMBEN
Tulamben has become Bali’s most famous diving area and therefore where you are most likely to meet internationally recognised underwater photographers and writers. Tulamben Bay, like the rest of Bali, is situated in the richest marine biogeographic zone in the world. Being on the northeast coast, the bay receives very plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. Coupled with the fact that the three main dive sites provide totally different physical environments, this means that Tulamben contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem. The beach is fist-sized black volcanic rocks that become sand in the shallows. This black sand does not provide the reflective properties of white limestone sand and combined with the amount of plankton in the water accounts for the relatively low visibility (12-25m). It does, however, provide a dramatic contrast, which brings out the colours of the corals, gorgonians, fish and other marine life. The hundreds of macro-species that live here both blend and contrast beautifully with the sand.













AMED
Amed is located on the north-east coast of Bali, about 15 mins by car south of Tulamben, along the main road, and then 15 mins on a local road. It is a sand beach as opposed to Tulamben's stony one. On the outskirts of Amed, you can see traditional salt-panning and buy sea salt as a souvenir of your visit!
As recently as 1997 the reef within the shallow bay at Amed (more accurately called Jemeluk) was extremely healthy - full of hard corals, magnificent barrel sponges and gorgonian fans. However, in 1998, Amed was badly affected by coral-bleaching as a result of El Nino that affected the reef within the bay and down to 10-12M. The reef is slowly recovering but we cannot yet tell when it will reach its former glory. At Jemeluk Baythere are 2 dive areas, Wall and Reef, both of which can be done as a shore- or boat-dives. The boats are small outriggers (jukung) - long and narrow fishing boats. A little further along the coast is Bunutan Point which we access from Jemeluk using jukungs. At Lipah Bay, the “Japanese” Wreck which is very popular with guests.









NUSA PENIDA
Nusa Penida is the largest of three islands (Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan). The water here is fairly cold (due to the ocean currents) but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals and prolific fish, occasional turtles, reef sharks and in August to September Mola-Mola (the weird and wonderful sunfish). We offer nine dive sites at Nusa Penida, three of which (Sental, Ped, SD) are along Nusa Penida’s north coast. You could theoretically enter the water at Sental, drift along until you came to Ped, exit, change tanks and have a surface interval, re-enter the water exactly where you exited, drift along to SD, exit, out, back in at the same point. Generally though, due to conditions and changing currents, this is not possible. The majority of dives at Nusa Penida are drift dives and the currents are not always predictable. You need to listen to your guide’s briefing and to follow him underwater. There is neither diving nor coral, due to conditions, along Nusa Penida’s south coast.








BLUE LAGOON
Blue Lagoon is a small bay with a steep white sand beach, located just northeast of Padangbai. The steepness of the beach means there are waves; therefore we take a 5 minute boat ride from Padangbai. The topography is not spectacular: white sand bottom, which slopes gradually to 22m, has scattered rocks, soft corals and a huge area of staghorn coral. The fish life however is amazing! A large napoleon wrasse is occasionally sighted, and the area is home to several kinds of reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, nudibranches, rays, squid and octopus, leaf scorpion fish in every hue and stargazers, giant frogfish and cuttlefish. While the diving at Blue Lagoon is easy (sometimes used for Open Water courses and popular with snorkellers), experienced divers and photographers also thoroughly enjoy the site. Visibility is 15-20m, there is sometimes a little surge and a mild current but the bay is fairly protected. The site has a good variety of sweetlips, angelfish and surgeonfish.