1. I have never dived, which program can I follow ?

We offer Try Diving Package, perfectly adapte for your very first dive. 

It lasts one day, whether in Tulamben whether in Padang Bai (2 divers minimum for Padang Bai). It includes one 30 minutes pool session and 2 dives in the ocean (30 – 40 minutes). You will leave from the beach if you are in Tulamben and from a boat in Padang Bai. 


More details here

2. What are the different levels of diving certification ?

All PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Dive Centres all over the world adhere to the same training standards: 

Levels of certification 



Minimum age required 


PADI Scuba Diver

Allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres under the supervision of a PADI instructor 

Be at least 15 years old

Junior be at least 10 years old

2 days and a half

PADI Open Water Diver

Allow you  to dive autonomously to a maximum depth of 18 metres 

Be at leas 15 years old 

Junior be at least 10 years old 

3 days and a half

PADI Adventure Diver

Expose you to 3 elective scuba "Adventure" dives

Be at least 10, 12 or 15 years old depending on the "Adventure"

1 day (3 dives)

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Allow you to dive autonomously to a maximum depth of 30 metres 

Be at least 15 years old 

Junior be at least 12 years old 

2 days (5 dives)

PADI Rescue Diver 

Basic skills in self rescue and buddy rescue for recreational diving

Be at least 15 years old

Junior be at least 12 years old 

2 days (2 dives)

PADI Dive Master 

First professional level

Be at least 18 years old  

1 month or more 

3. How long does it take to get the PADI Dive Master certification ?

We highly recommend you to complete the Dive master program in 1 or 2 months. You must be PADI Rescue Diver certified or equivalent and have a minimum of 40 dives to join this program.


If you are not yet certified as Rescue Diver, you can choose our “PADI Dive Master Internship” package or our package “Zero to Pro” according to your level.


At Atlantis Dune, you can also complete this program in 2 weeks with the "Dive Master Intensive course". To join it you must have completed a minimum of 50 dives.

4. Which languages are spoken by your instructors ?

At Atlantis Dune, our Instructors/guides team is international. The spoken languages are English, French, Chinese or Bahasa Indonesian.


Contact us to check the availability for our French and Chinese speaking instructors.

5. Do you provide the diving equipment ?

To ensure your safety during your Bali diving experience as well as giving you the utmost comfort in Balinese dive sites, we provide the best quality of equipment (Aqualung or Beuchat equipment, less than 2 years old).

The equipment is included in daily diving trip packages and for all the courses.

However, it is not included for mini safaris and safaris. But you can hire it with us!


The full equipment includes a BCD (buoyancy compensator), a wetsuit, a regulator, a diving mask, adjustable fins and diving boots.


Please note that diving computer, torch and SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) are not included in the hire (extra charge of 8 USD/day for Suunto Zoop – 7 USD/day for torch)


A discount will be applied if you already have your full equipment.

More details here

6. I want to do a one day trip, when do we leave and come back to Sanur ?

You will find the timetable of departure and arrival to Sanur for each dive sites: 

Dive Sites

Hotel Pick-Up

Arrival on site 

Back in Sanur


7.00 - 7.30am

Around 10.30am

Around 6.00 - 6.30pm

Nusa Penida 

Nusa Lembogan 

7.30 - 8.00am 

Around 9.45am

3.00 - 3.30pm (2 dives)

4.30 - 5.00pm (3 dives)

Padang Bai

7.30 - 8.00am 

Around 10.00am 

Around 4.30 - 5.00pm 


7.00 - 7.30am

Around 10.30am

Around 6.00 - 6.30pm

Gili Mimpang 

Gili Tepekong 

7.00 - 7.30am

Around 9.30am

Around 4.00 - 4.30pm 



6.00 - 6.30am

Around 10.00am 

Around 8.00 - 8.30pm

7. How many divers will be in my group ?

For each dive, the ratios Diver/Instructor are the following ones:

  • Try diving : 2 divers/instructor
  • Daily Diving Trip : 4 certified divers/instructor or guide
  • OWD, AOWD, Rescue Diver Courses : 4 students/instructor 

The maximal capacity depends on our availability. Contact us and give us your dates, we will give you a confirmation later.

8. Is the dive cancelled in case of bad weather ?

At Atlantis we dive all year round and in all weathers. In case of bad weather, your dive will be maintained. However, we will adapt it to the weather conditions in order to ensure your safety.


9. I would like to do a night dive, is it possible ?

Yes, we do night dive on the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben in supplement of a Daily Diving Trip in Tulamben (2 dives) only.

Note that we need 2 people minimum to organize a night dive.

10. May I book a mini safari or safari if I am a solo diver ?

No, you must be at least 2 divers to organize a mini safari or safari. But if you are alone, don’t hesitate to join a group for daily diving trip !

11. How much does a dive cost per person ?

Each package costs a different price according to its type and the number of dives. You will find all our prices here.

12. Do you provide the transfer Hotel-Dive site ?

Yes, we provide air-conditioned buses to transfer you from your hotel to the dive sites. Our free transfer zones are: Sanur, Denpasar, Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran. For other locations, surcharge is applicable. For other location, a surcharge is applicable (Ubud, Uluwatu…).

13. Do you provide meals ?






Try diving 




Daily Diving Trip




Dive Safari




PADI Internship




14. Do you provide the accommodation ?

  • For Try Diving and Daily Diving Trip, the accommodation is not included. You can still contact us to know about the different accommodation in Sanur. 
  • The accommodation is included in our Dive Safari package. You will stay in our selection of Balinese charming hotels (2/3 stars), around the island of gods. We can also book 4/5 stars hotels on request, according to the dive sites and availability, with a surcharge per night and per person. 
  • For the PADI Courses (OWD and AOWD) a hotel night is included according to the option chosen.

  • The accommodation is included in the PADI Divemaster internship package, except for the intensive package. 

15. Are the plane tickets included in the dive safari packages ?

Plane tickets are not included in our Dive Safari packages, our. Here you will find some airlines that connect Bali from international flights: Singapore Airline, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Eva Air, Quatar Airways & Thai Airways. 

16. When and how should I pay for Daily Diving Trip/Try Diving/PADI Courses ?

You can pay by Credit Card, Visa or Master Card (extra 3% bank fees) or with AMEX (extra 4% bank fees).


Or you can pay by cash: USD or Rupiah (we will apply the buying Banking Rate USD of our Bank BCA on day of payment).

17. Can I take a flight after diving ?

Even with a busy holidays plan, you must not take a flight right after a dive. For your safety, you have to wait at least 18 hours between your last dive and taking a flight. For more information, please contact us.

18. Do I need a visa to enter Indonesia ?

Residents for 45 countries are eligible to enter Indonesia freely for 30 days, non renewable. Please check if your country is part of this list with the Indonesian Embassy of your country.

However, if you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you have to apply for a tourism Visa. You have 2 options :

  • Visa on Arrival (VOA) : The Visa on Arrival allows you to stay 30 days in Indonesia, and can be extended once for 30 more days. For this Visa you apply directly in the airport in Bali (DPS). It costs around 35$, and the extension costs around 50$. 
  • 60 days Tourism Visa : You can apply for the Tourism Visa at the Indonesian embassy of your country. You must do it before your departure. This Visa allows you to stay 60 days and costs $40. 

19. Do we still need to pay the Airport Taxe when we leave Indonesia ?

Since February 1st 2015, you don’t have to pay the Airport Tax anymore when leaving Indonesia. This tax is now included in your plane ticket. 

20. Where can I dive if I stay in Kuta or Seminyak ?

If you stay in Kuta or Seminyak you can also dive with Atlantis International on every dive sites we offer, even if the bus leaves from Sanur !

Kuta and Seminyak are in our free transfer zone, so our air-conditionned buses will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse. 

21. Where is located our Divecenter ?

Our club is located on Sanur on the edge of the "Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai". 

Here is the exact address : Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.96E - Sanur - Denpasar Sel. - Kota Denpasar - Bali - Indonesia.


23. Can I dive with Nitrox in every single diving spot of Bali ?

The use of enriched air, gives you the opportunity to stay longer underwater with no decompression time, which means more time  to enjoy the USAT Liberty wreck or to enjoy the submarine flora and fauna. You can enjoy Nitrox in all the diving spots of Bali excepted at Nusa Penida and Gili islands (Mimpang and Tepekong).

24. Are there any medical restrictions to dive?

If you are certified diver, a medical certificate isn’t compulsory in Indonesia, you will sign a discharge of responsibility PADI in wich you certify to be healthy. However it’s recommended to consult every year a specialist to have a medical certificate with you.

For the try diving, you will always be asked to answer a medical questionary. We always send this medical questionary by email during a request of reservation. If any answer is positive, it will be necessary to consult a doctor before coming to dive with us to obtain a certificate of capacity ability to dive.


25. Can I go for a hike in mountain / Ascension of a volcano after a diving day ?

No you cannot.

It’s necessary to wait for minimum 18 hours after your last dive as for the plane before to go at high altitude.

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