Diving Bali: Enjoy the Little Paradise of Water

Diving Bali: Enjoy the Little Paradise of Water

Bali is mainly acknowledged as a striking holiday destination with amazing beaches, attractive culture and wonderful nature. The island is very easy to get to and in the past couple of years it has considerably increased in popularity. Today Bali is still frequently disregarded as potential destination for diving, however, to be in a genuinely [...]

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Behaviour of the Ocean Sunfish

Behaviour of the Ocean Sunfish

You won’t find it on many divers’ “must-see” list, but it can provide some of the worlds’ most memorable wildlife encounters while diving or snorkeling. This mysterious giant of the open ocean is ungainly in appearance, secretive in habits, and very poorly understood. Its widespread occurrence in the ocean is unpredictable at best, and sightings [...]

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Prevention is The Best Diving Medicine

Prevention is The Best Diving Medicine

At Bali Diving Academy, we believe safety is a shared responsibility.  Training Agencies, government organizations, private sector management, dive professionals, and individual divers are all important links in maximising safety and minimising risk. We believe “prevention is the best medicine”, however recognise the need for preparation and planning, in order to respond effectively to an [...]

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Safety, a Shared Responsibility When Dive

Safety, a Shared Responsibility When Dive

Bali Diving Academy pride themselves on striving to maintain standard operating procedures in keeping with accepted “Worlds Best Practice.” With over 100 000 safe descents at the time of writing, maintaining a one hundred (100) percent safety record, Bali Diving Academy set the benchmark for excellence in safe diving operations in Bali. Outlined below are [...]

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Nusa Penida Manta Factsheet

Nusa Penida Manta Factsheet

Manta Factsheet An interesting paradox of the natural world is that he largest creatures often eat nothing but the smallest organisms available. The huge abundance of food in some areas at some times of the year allow specialized predators to grow to enormous size. Microscopic planktonic animals are seasonally abundant in many areas, especially where [...]

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Lembongan Bay, A surprisingly Rich Dive Site

Lembongan Bay, A surprisingly Rich Dive Site

Lembongan Bay Level:    Introductory Dive:    reef / platform Life:    corals / reef fish / schooling fishes Photo:     macro The sand bottom flanks a shallow reef where you will find lionfishes, schools of inquisitive butterfly fish, large unicornfish, neon coloured wrasses, and beautiful giant clams.  A great place to learn to dive, the bay is [...]

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Pura Dalem Ped, Nusa Penida

Pura Dalem Ped, Nusa Penida

Pura Dalem Ped, Dive Spot Level:    all levels at varying times of the tide. Dive:    drift / boat Life:    corals / reef fishes / pelagics Photo:     wide angle Tropical Diving in Bali at its best along a wonderfully populated wall. This site is immensely rich in biodiversity and carries and extremely high biomass per [...]

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Sunfish or Mola Mola at Nusa Lembongan

Sunfish or Mola Mola at Nusa Lembongan

Crystal Bay, Lembongan Level:    all according to area of site. Dive:    reef / boat / deep Life:    schooling fish / pelagics / Mola mola / critters Photo:     macro / wide angle This is another potentially spectacular site which, in the right conditions, offers some of the best of Nusa Penida’s underwater experience.  A lovely [...]

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Best diving in Bali, snorkelling with Mantas

Best diving in Bali, snorkelling with Mantas

Manta Point, Snorkeling with Mantas Level:  Intermediate Dive:    surge / boat Life:     pelagics / manta rays Photo: wide angle Exposed to swell from the Indian Ocean, this site can only be dived  safely and comfortably in calm seas.  The topside scenery is spectacular, with 100 metre limestone cliffs jutting out of the sea. The [...]

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Nusa Penida Snorkeling Sites

Nusa Penida Snorkeling Sites

Toyapakeh, Nusa Penida – Sonerkeling Bali Level:    intermediate Dive:    drift / boat Life:    corals / reef fish / pelagics Photo:     macro / wide angle This extremely rewarding site can be dived in two directions, either into Cennigan Channel (Reef Left) or out of Cennigan Channel (Reef Right). An experienced guide is recommended for maximizing [...]

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