Bali is a great destination for people who want their holiday to be something very special sincethe island offers a symphony of unforgettable sights and has a fascinating culture.In addition Bali will fully satisfy those who wish to experience the wonders of the underwater world.
Diving in Bali offers the opportunity to enjoy stunning soft and hard corals, a vast array of Indo-Pacific fish species including manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks and the extraordinary Mola Mola. Coral gardens, drop offs and the famous Liberty shipwreck at Tulamben complete the diving adventures that can be experienced around Bali’s coastline. From macro to wide angle, underwater photographers will be delighted by the sheer variety of photo opportunities that present themselves. For non-divers there is the option to go snorkelling and admire the spectacular fish and corals from the surface.
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US, Europe & Non South East Asian Passport Holders requires visa for Indonesia. Visa can easily obtain upon arrival in Indonesia for a fee of US$25 in cash. This allows a stay of 30 days in the country.
Indonesian regulations also stipulate that a visitor’s passport should have at least six months remaining validity from the day of arrival and a minimum of two empty pages for immigration stamps
Day 1 : Arrival at Denpasar Airport (No Meal)
Upon arrival in Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasaryou first purchase “visa on arrival”. Then you line up at an immigration desk to get your entry stamp.Once you have retrieved your luggage you will meet our tour guide at the main exit where he will be holding a sign with your name. After offering his welcome greetings, he will escort you to a car and take you on a drive of about half an hour to the village of Sanur and check you into your hotel.
Day 2 : Sanur - Lembongan (L)
After your breakfast we pick you up and take you to nearby Benoa Harbor where you board a large catamaran that takes you over to Nusa Lembongan, one of a group of three islands in the Lombok Strait. In the early afternoon you will proceed by diving tender to Crystal Bayon nearby Nusa Penida, and here you will have the opportunity to make your first dive. One of the notable features of Crystal Bay is the Bat Cave that you enter from underwater, but once you surface inside the cave,which is open to the sky, you will notice a colony of bats sleeping overhead. Occasionally big waves may crash in through the top and two small reef shark live in the cave, but usually they leave when visitors arrive. Once you continue your dive along the wall from the Bat Cave at a depth of 20-24 meters you find hard corals that provide a home for many lobsters. After finishing your dive you return to Lembongan Island for the night.
Day 3 : Lembongan Dive (L)
On this day you will go around to some more choice diving spots in the area. Our first stop at Ceningan Island offers both a wall and achannel. You will start off on a slope where large schools of sweetlips reside. The dive climaxes with a steep wall dropping off with soft coral growth andabundant fish life. The Ceningan Channeloffers a drift dive where one can see some of the best marine life in the area such as sun fish, eagle rays, and sharks. Lunch will be served onboard.Another great dive site nearby is the Toyapakeh Coral Garden located at the entrance of the narrow channel between Penida and Nusa Lembongan. The water is crystal clear with a visibility of 25 to 40 meters visibility. You find coral bushes, and the deeper areas offer pelagics like tuna, manta rays, jack fish barracuda and sunfish.
Day 4 : Lembongan - Tulamben (L)
On your last day on Lembongan we go to Manta Point where the diving is pristine and ‘the party never ends’. It is as if you are diving in a giant aquarium and here you find manta dancing in their dramatic underwater habitat where the sea floor is carpeted with coral in every direction. You also encounter barracuda, giant traveling fish and small fish darting all over the place. From Manta Point you proceed to Sakenan Point for more challenging diving, in strong currents, but with the promise of superb visibility with abundant marine and dramatic underwater corals terrain.
After lunch is served on board you continue to Blue Corner for a very popular drift dive, usually full of fish including shark, big Napoleon Wrasse, Eagle Rays and much more marine life. From July to September you often see Mola–Mola (Sunfish).
In the course of the afternoon you board the big catamaran to cruise back to the main island and from Benoa Harbor we driveyou directly to Tulamben on the North Coast of Bali.
Day 5 : Tulamben Dive - Menjangan (L)
We start the day with an early morning dive at the Second World War US Liberty ship wreck; the vessel restsat a depth of 3 to 29 meters and is completely encrusted with hard and soft coral, teeming with marine life. It is famous for its schooling jacks, resident giant Barracuda, Pigmy Seahorse, turtles, sharks, leaf scorpion fish, ghost pipefish, mantis shrimp and much more. The wreck is easily accessible from the beach and is also an excellent snorkel site.
After having breakfast you continue to Seraya point, which is well-known as a macro dive site. Lunch at the site and after your dives we transfer you from Tulamben to Menjangan.
Day 6 : Menjangan Dive (L)
Menjangan is apart of the West Bali National Park and amarine protected area,well known for its magnificent underwater world. You will meet turtles here and find remarkable wall diving. Frequently visited by white tip sharks and if you are lucky you may also encounter whale sharks. On this day you will make two memorable dives, one at Menjangan Island itself and the second one at a site that goes by the name Secret Bay.
Day 7 : Menjangan Dive
In the morning you do a final shore dive at the Biorock projectin Pemuteran. The biorock methodis a revolutionary procedure to create artificial reefs. Today there are more than 20 Biorock projects around the globe, and this one was one of the first trial sites. The artificial reefs sit on white sand and provide homes for signal gobies, eels, small rays, lionfish, frogfish and scorpion fish including Leaf scorpion fish. Besides stimulating biodiversity, the biorock structures also combat beach erosion. Since English artist and environmentalist Celia Gregory joined the project divers and snorkelers can now see underwater sculptures of a manta ray, dolphin, turtle, octopus, a miniature phinisi schooner and even a komodo dragon.
Afterwards you return to the hotel for rest and relax
Day 8 : Menjangan to Ubud with Cycling program (L)
After breakfast at the hotel we check out and depart for Ubud. After having explored the rich underwater paradise around the coast of Bali the time has come to experience the spectacular beauty of the interior and the unique culture of its inhabitants.
Before entering Ubud we take you on a cycling tour through the villages and you will be able to witness first-hand how traditional people do run their life according to those guidelines. You will experience the intriguing daily routine of the Balinese in its most traditional rural setting. You will meet fine craftsmen who welcome you into to their homes.
You will enjoy the spectacular views of the terraced rice fields and learn about Bali's complex Subak irrigation system. We will serve you a picnic lunch somewhere along the way.
Day 9 : Morning Rafting and Evening Dance performance (L,D)
In the morning we take you to the Begawan Camp, North of Ubud where an experienced rafting team will fit you with life jackets and a paddle and guide you down the stairs to the bankof the Ayung River. Before the departure you receive an in-depth safety and equipment briefing from your own rafting guide. This two hour spectacular rafting trip down the Ayung River provides a thrill that begins the moment you push off from the river banks. The scenery from jungle to rice fields is breath-taking and the water is warm! On the more leisurely stretches through tropical forests you will see Hindu shrines that are brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer. A lunch buffet is prepared at the finish point marking the end of your trip.
No visit to Ubud is complete without witnessing a traditional dance performance. Balinese dances are colorful re-enactments of classic Hindu legends and in Balinese culture dance is truly a sacred art.
In the evening we take you to Laka Leke: the restaurant serves fine Indonesian food in pavilions overlooking rice fields. During dinner you watch one of the classic Balinese dances.
Day 10 : Denpasar - Departure (B)
Breakfast in the hotel.
The morning is free at your leisure. At the appropriate time our guide will meet you at the lobby to
transfer you to the airport for your return flight or the one to your next destination.