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Posted on 31 July 2018
Why everyone should dive
70% of the world consists of water - why miss out when all that’s stopping you is learning how to dive. Contrary to popular belief, diving is not reserved to only great swimmers. The majority of diving does not require arm movement. It’s all in the legs, actually. A gentle kick in the water and you’ll be able to move within the depths of the ocean with ease and grace.
Diving in style. Photo taken by: arenaldiving
Snorkeling can only get you so far. Sure, you may be able to see what's lurking within the sea. But snorkeling only scratches the surface of what you could experience deep in the ocean. The creatures that you can encounter, the magical world that is below.
Explore the underwater world. Photo taken by: okdiversbali
So, the point we’re trying to make here is that scuba diving is for everyone and if you ask us - it is a must experience!
And that is why we would love to share a perfect diving package for you!
Pemuteran Bali Diving & Marine Conservation
From the underwater temple off the coast of Pemutera to the stunning marine life and coral reefs, diving around Bali and its islets is an adventure not to be missed! This package also features dives in the internationally recognized Mucky Pirate Bay & Menjangan Island.
Underwater temple. Photo taken by: livingnomads
Top attractions included
For a total of up to 7 dives (on Days 2, 3 and 4) we have listed the best attractions that you can explore partaking in this package.
On Day 1, you will arrive at Pemuteran. This small fishing town is beloved and especially popular as an oasis in the northwest corner of Bali. Its incredible calm, thanks to it being located within an inactive volcano crater surrounded by flourishing coral reefs. The beaches are stunning, but most people come specifically to explore the undersea wonders just offshore and at nearby Pulau Menjangan.
Beauty. Photo taken by: lonelyplanet
Before you arrive at Pemutera, you are first invited on a tour around Lake Bratan. Situated in the crater, the heart of an inactive volcano, Mount Catur. Interestingly, Lake Bratan is the second largest lake in Bali.
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Locals believe that the lake possesses holy properties as it is home to one of the most famous temples in Bali, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. This gorgeous 17th-century temple sits atop and appears to float on water. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Dewi Danu or the Lake Goddess. Offerings are made at the temple during special festive occasions as it is believed that they will bring economic prosperity to the area.
Lake Bratan. Photo taken by: justgola
The surrounding area is a natural spectacle that offers stunning views of mountains and lush greenery. As Lake Bratan is located at high altitudes guests can enjoy an escape away from hot and humid conditions. So be sure to carry your camera and take plenty of photos to keep as memories that shall last a lifetime!
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On Day 3 you will take a short 30-minute boat ride away from shore, to Menjangan Island. Menjangan Island has become Bali’s first internationally-recognized diving hotspot. Revered for its wall-diving with remarkable visibility and could be flooded with sunlight; full of small nooks and crannies, overhangs, and bigger cavalettes, crevasses; covered with soft corals, sponges and offer the greatest diversity of gorgonian fans.
Menjangan Island. Photo taken by: baligo
It is truly a great place for underwater photography and videography. At the same time, divers can remove marine debris during the dive along the way, putting to action the Marine Debris workshop knowledge learned on Day 2 (we will get to it don’t worry!).
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Before you leave Bali, you will be able to tour around a pearl hatchery farm to view its operations and experience pearl culturing process. We will observe how live seeding of an oyster done. We will also learn about the grading methods as well as the application of different shapes of pearls in the jewelry making process. Divers are invited to see these pearls in the jewelry in the showroom.
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Our oceans are polluted by plastics and debris. At Packist.com, we care. We care about our planet and our oceans. It is for this reason that we wish to promote workshops in order to raise awareness of marine conservation and to teach methods of putting this knowledge into action. Together we can make a better world.
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All attendees of these workshops will be given certificates for their participation!
Marine debris workshop
(As promised!) On day 2, participant divers will learn about the effects on marine debris not just towards the ocean but also on a wider scale, the cycle of marine debris and how it ended up in the ocean. They will also learn and discuss the methods based on the highly successful, citizen-science program ‘Dive Against Debris’ that empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected. Divers will also be briefed on the plan of execution to ensure everyone understands the procedures and course of action.
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Coral Reef Conservation Workshop.
Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people lack an understanding of what they are seeing and the importance of reef ecosystems. This workshop held on Day 4 is catered to teach our divers how to identify different corals, appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches how they can help conserve these vital systems. We will discuss on how coral reefs function, the importance of coral reefs, why are they in trouble and how we prevent further decline.
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Where will you be staying at? Kinaara Resort & Spa
Located in the peaceful and quiet area of Pemuteran in North Bali and a mere 5-minute walk from Pemuteran Beach, Kinaara Resort & Spa is nestled within a full hectare of tropical landscape under the palm trees of Pemuteran village. With wonderful black-sand beaches as well as breathtaking mountain scenery as your background, it is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
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Facilities include a unique swimming pool with pool bar under the palm trees and natural warm water from our Kinaara Resort & Spa’s very own spring, you will feel entirely relaxed while gazing upon the Pemuteran hills. After your exploration and dive, you are warmly welcomed to treat yourself to a dedicated spa treatment. You can also enjoy many activities provided by the resort such as a guided jungle trekking, yoga class with mountainous views and even a cooking class for those that love Balinese food!
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Meet your instructors - Ivan and Caryn
Ivan is an IT consultant that has been diving for almost a decade becoming a qualified PADI SCUBA instructor in 2012 and is currently a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer. Caryn was an international flight stewardess before she attained her PADI instructorship in 2015. She has been diving for over 12 years whereby she had garnered her passion for marine conservation. She is also a Coral Propagation Trainer.
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They love the sea, the beach and traveling. Like nomads, they love going to new places and exploring the world. They are passionate about the underwater especially and love organizing getaways to dive destinations anywhere they think you should not miss. (Pemuteran being one of them!)
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They both spend plenty of time dedicated to Marine Conservation and believe it is crucial in preserving the beauty of the ocean and that exposure is the most salient step to achieve this lifelong mission. Their passion and efforts have led them to run diving courses; encouraging and grooming divers towards the PADI Master SCUBA Diver rating and marine conservation programs as well.
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When is it?
Scheduled from the 29th of September to the 3rd of October 2018. Book it!
What’s stopping you?
The world is a beautiful place with plenty to explore. 100%. The world is yours. Click here to find out more about our package.
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