(Far East - Indonesia )
- Dive with Mola Mola
- Exclusive itinerary
- Dive the Liberty wreck
- Fully escorted
- Abyss Safaris
The Bali Diving Safari chooses the best sites at the north of the island during the 4 stages. During your safari you will discover a variety of dives rarely seen at other destinations. Magnificent coral reefs, black sands with rare fauna and fish life, drop offs and wrecks, it's all here. Frogfish, glass catfish, pegasus fish, leaf fish, nudibranches, seahorses, schools of butterfly fish, jacks, snapper and barracuda. White tip reef sharks, carpet sharks, mantas and, from August to October, the famous giant ocean sun fish.
A few of the dives can be done from the shoreline, but generally speaking the diving is conducted from Abyss World's Catamaran recently completed in Benoa Harbor Bali. This 13m fibreglass catamaran accommodates 16 divers, 2 crew and 3 dive guides. She is powered by 4 X 200hp Yamaha outboard engines and features an open flybridge with seating, a Nitrox membrane compressor and a dive tender. A big rack for individual tanks and storage is available. The catamaran cruises comfortably at 20 knots with a top speed of 30 knots. For safety, there is a GPS, radar, sounder, full safety inventory, a first aid kit, oxygen kit, life jackets and 2 life rafts. This vessel allows us to access the best spots quickly and comfortably.
Transport is organised in an air-conditioned mini bus during the entire safari. This is the best way to tour the entire island and the bus is at the divers' entire disposal for the whole trip for those wishing to do any side trips. The choice really is endless, dive gear and luggage are transported by a separate vehicle.
The choice of hotels during the diving safari is based on our perception of a dive trip: charm and conviviality are more important than luxury. Accommodation choices offer you all the necessary comforts, however preference is given to the scenery, quality of service and optimal location relating to the dive sites visited on your excursions.
The principal activity on your diving safari will of course be a selection of fantastic dives. Having said that, it is also our pleasure to help you discover many areas of the island, the Balinese and their culture.
- Experience: Advanced
- Min. Logged Dives: 30
- No. Dives Included: 22
- Dive Boat: traditional Balinese
- Tanks: 12 ltr
- Nitrox: No
- Season: Mar - Nov
- Air Temp: 30 - 32 C
- Water Temp: 23 - 25 C
- Visability: 20m +
- Max Group Size: 16
Dive Boots with Hard sole, Mirror, Dive computer, safety sausage
5mm wetsuit, torch
- Lunch on arrival and departure, airport tax from Bali (approx. USD$10) dive fees for marine sanctuaries (approx. USD$50), excess luggage costs, drink, tips and other personal expenses.
- Logbook & Certification card, Diving Insurance and Diving Medical
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With a brand new catamaran for the diving and a minibus for our land transits, charming stages and varied and complete diving : Welcome to Bali ! The principal activity on your safari will of course be a selection of fantastic dives. Having said that, it is also our pleasure to help you discover many areas of the island, the Balinese and their culture. For the dives, we have chosen a selection of the best sites on offer, sometimes from the shore, sometimes from our boat. As is the habit with Abyss voyages, you will have a feeling of total exclusivity so that your dive holiday is a unique experience.Stage 1 : Kuta (1 night)
Day 1:Arrival at Denpasar airport and welcome by ABYSS guide. Transfer to the Aston Inn Tuban Hotel in Kuta (approx. 10 minutes). Free evening.
Stage 2 : Pemuteran (4 nights)
Day 2: Departure for Pemuteran by minibus passing the rice terraces. Several stops are planned to take in the beautiful and varied scenery. Check in and lunch at the Taman Sari Hotel, by the sea. In the afternoon we do a readaptation dive from the shore. Dinner and night at the hotel. Day 3: 2 boat dives are planned in the Pemuteran region with lunch in between the two back at the hotel. A visit of the Pulaki and Pabean temples (if there is no ceremony) at the end of the afternoon. Sunset on one of the Java volcanoes before returning to the hotel. Relax, dinner and night at the hotel. Every Tuesday the Permuteran Pearl farm organises a "Pearl Appreciation Evening" aimed at presenting the activities of the farm and to inform the uninitiated some techniques for appreciating different types of pearls. An audiovisual presentation is followed by an oyster tasting session at the bar. Day 4: Muck diving day at Gilimnanukl (30 minutes by minibus from Permuteran) at the Secret Bay site. Lunch at a "warung", small local restaurant. Return to Taman Sari Hotel followed by a night dive in search of the Mandarin fish. Dinner and night at the hotel. Day 5: Two dive boat trips in the Menjangang region on the reefs. The afternoon constists of a visit to the Menlanting temple and/or the pearl farm. Return to the Taman Sari Hotel for relaxation, dinner and night.
Stage 3 : Amed (3 nights)
Day 6: Transfer to Amed with stopovers on the way, especially to take advantage of the natural hot baths of Banur. Breakfast on site plus a shore dive on site. Check in at the beautiful Hidden Paradise Cottages followed by dinner and the evening. Day 7: Full morning of diving to discover the wreck of the US Liberty. Lunch at the local dive centre. The afternoon is one of relaxation with the possibility of a side excursion for those who wish. Evening drinks at the magnificent "Wainees" followed by a buffet dinner and night at the Hidden Paradise Cottages. Day 8: Morning of diving at Tulamben or Gill Selong depending on the weather conditions. Lunch in a local restaurant on the way back. Free afternoon with the possibility of doing a night dive on the US Liberty.
Stage 4 : Sengkidu (3 nights)
Day 9: Day of diving around Amed with lunch on land betweeen the two dives. In the afternoon we leave for Sengkidu with several stops along the way to take in the scenery, especially the rice terraces of Tirta Gangga. We also come across an incredible Aquatic Palace. Check in at Nirwana Resort & Spa. Dinner and night. Day 10: Dives at Gili Mimpang and Gili Tepekong, a cleaning station for the famous giant ocean sun fish. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we visit the Ghoa Lawa temple (one of the 9 directional temples of Bali). Evening buffet dinner (one of the most sumptuous of the trip). Night at Nirwana Resort & Spa. Day 11: Day of boat diving at Nusa Penida, specially looking for manta rays and giant ocean sun fish. Possibility to do a night dive at Padang Bay. Dinner and night at Nirwana Resort & Spa.
Stage 5 : Kuta (1 night)
Day 12: One dive for the last day. Departure for Kuta (90 minutes) with a long stop at the village of Ubad, the cultural epicentre for Balinese hand crafts. Check in at Aston Inn at the end of the day. Free evening for everyone to play as they choose. (Usually ends up in a good Kuta restaurant with stories to tell).
Day 13 : Transfer to the airport.
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