Meet Iina Ester, the new PADI Certified Dive Master

Iina is originally from Leppakoski, Finland and she is currently based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Iina, whose childhood dream was to live somewhere with sunshine and palm trees, moved to Florida, USA at 17 when she received a Disney scholarship to be an exchange student. She stayed in Florida to pursue her undergraduate in exercise physiology at the University of Florida. For the past 20 years, Iina has been developing her career as a health and motivation expert and she graduated her Ph.D in Physiology Exercise from Georgia State University in 2011. Since then, she has worked with p...

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David Robinson : his experience at Dune - Atlantis International Bali

I am an IT guy, working as an engineering manager for Microsoft. Looking to get out of the office and enjoy the ocean ore ! I started diving back in University in Southern California, almost 35 years ago.! Bali is a wonderful island full of great friendly people, great food, and (mostly) great weather ! I had been to Bali before and dove with a shop down the street. While visiting the Shanghai Dive Show (DRT) I met the founder Jerome and was highly impressed with him and the shop. After a little more research it was obvious that I was going to do my DM at Atlantis. Atlantis met all...

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Introducing a new PADI graduated Dive Master, Michael Goldhirsh from Webster, Texas USA.

Michael always had an affinity to water and nature’s beauty : he went diving for the first time in Cold water – quarry in Pennsylvania. He found Bali is a scuba paradise destination. He stayed for a month during PADI Dive Master Training and He thought should have planned for longer.He loved the genuineness of the Balinese people, dive shop folk from many locations, food, scooter experience, touring culture/nature, bars, and buddy’s made along the way. For him, Bali is perfect rolling waves crashing against the beach, sand under his feet, and a nice evening breeze. ...

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Meet Yardena Sarai from Haan in Amsterdam - Netherlands

Yardena is an IDC Staff Instructor. She assisted Patrick at PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) from 25 November to 9 December 2016 and helped out. However, you didn’t know what happened 6 years ago at her first time diving experience in Gili Air, Indonesia at PADI Open Water Course, she was going to quit ! “I was so scared and almost cried when I went into the water. My instructor took me down the line slowly and all of a sudden we were surrounded by thousands of fish. We descended in the middle of a huge school of fish. I knew right then and there, this is...

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Discover Bali and its underwater life

Bali is one of the numerous island of Indonesian Archipelago. This destination is made of marvellous beaches, temples and incredible landscapes. The diversity of its nature fascinates and attracts tourists for many years. In addition, the Balinese will always host you in the best conditions. But this island is also well-known for its amazing underwater world. To enjoy it while traveling to Bali, these three dive sites are a must. Discover Menjangan Drop Off Menjangan is a small island located in the North West of Bali, in Barat National Parc. Around it you will be able to dive and snorke...

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Tips and tricks for a first Dive

A good shape Regardless of your age, diving requires a good shape. It is forbidden for pregnant women, but not only: some health states, such as asthma, nervous problems, heart problems, or ear surgery, require a prior medical advice, even for a Try Diving. Therefore, do not loose time and anticipate your medical consultation! What should you eat before a dive ? Diving inflicts a great physical effort to your body: Favor slow sugars, such as pastas and rice. Ideally, that kind of food should be consumed the evening before your dive, so that the digestion has finished, and the ...

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20th Anniversary of Atlantis International - Jérôme's interview

In 1996, you may have seen the Atlantis van pacing up and down the main roads of Bali, from Sanur to Tulamben. Actually, this is how the Atlantis International Bali story began:a 29 years-old French man, named Jérôme Perussel,driving his car from a cityto another. All startedwhen the 8 year-old Jérôme learned how to dive in Spain. He has never stopped from that day. After many years travelling all over Asia, he finally settled in Bali and dedicated his life to his passion - diving. From an hotel to another he spent several years to promote his new born company. Aft...

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