The incredible and majestic manta rays

Who are these manta rays, amazing creatures? Manta rays are among the largest fish in the world. Living in tropical and subtropical waters, they can weigh up to 1.5 tons and measure between 3 and 6 meters. Although they may seem impressive and intimidating, they do not have teeth and feed only on small underwater creatures. They grow slowly, live for a long time and reproduce very slowly, so they are very vulnerable. The intelligence of manta rays Manta rays have many qualities: they are particularly known for their incredible intelligence. Indeed, researchers discovered that their br...

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Dune Atlantis: already 23 years old!

At 8 years old, Jérôme started to learn how to dive in Spain. In 1988, while he was travelling around Asia with his mother, he fell in love with Bali, and decided to settle down in Bali 15 days later. He became a PADI instructor in 1995 and taught his passion in the Philippines, in Spain, in the Maldives and in Thailand. In 1996, this French native from Paris decided to open Atlantis Bali Diving, the first French-speaking diving club on the island. First, he was established in Seminyak and he moved to Sanur with around ten employees in 2001. Since then, the fame of his cente...

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Balinese people get more and more involved in the environmental protection

In 2018, 66 million tons of waste were produced in Indonesia. In some beaches, it’s sad to see that we have to look for clean patches of sand free of plastic bottles, straws, or any other trash… But some measures are starting to change this situation. In Bali, single-used plastic is banned since July and more and more local people are getting involved in beach clean up. Their habits are slowly evolving: Balinese answer to the trash problematic by volunteering during beach cleaning session, organized by associations such as Bye bye Plastic bags or Trash Hero. Educating children ...

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Code of Conduct for MolaMola interaction

Before diving with Mola Mola (Sunfish) around you, Make sure you know the “code of conduct” These guidelines are designed to provide you a satisfying and safe diving experience while ensuring the lowest sustainable impact on the sunfish population of Bali. Always approach the sunfish very slowly within its field of view Stay close to the reef and do not surround the sunfish If the fish are just entering the cleaning station, do not approach the animal until the cleaning has begun and the fish have been stationary for at least 1 minute Maintain a mi...

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David, our new DiveMaster

David Ling comes from Steilacoom, WA, USA, where he studies film and media with a minor in fine art. Most of his time he studies, swims and plays water polo. He’s also passionate about photography. David discovered scuba diving 7 years ago. In 2012, when he was only 14 years old, he started diving in the frigid waters of Puget Sound, located in the North West of WA. The water was around 13 degrees. At that time, he already loved diving so much that water temperature would not stop him. Then, David went diving only during summertime. His passion for diving made him decide to leave the U...

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Galungan: A famous Balinese celebration

“Celebrate the victory of good against evil” Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. It celebrates the victory of good against evil. It marks the time when ancestral spirits of deceased persons visit the Earth. The spirits come back to visit their ancient homes and Balinese people have the responsibility to be welcoming and generous to their ancestors through prayers and offerings in their home. The bigger sign of the celebration is the penjor – this is a bamboo pole with offerings suspended at the end which line the roads. The Pen...

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The treasures of diving in Nusa Penida

Discover this small and mysterious island The magical small island of Nusa Penida is located at 45 minutes by boat from Bali. The island attracts more and more tourists every year with its incredible landscapes, big cliffs, transparent water, but also with its incredible species and seabed. Unforgettable dives The dives around Nusa Penida are known worldwide. The currents present may be challenging but this is why you will find some drift dives that allow to observe lots of different species of corals and reef fishes. The famous Manta Rays and the giant Mola Mola also contribute...

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Bali, an excellent destination for an unforgettable diving holiday

Bali is a province of Indonesia that continues to attract more travelers every year. There are lots of incredible landscapes and attractive activities. Nowadays, the island is very famous especially for its incredible underwater world. You will find many exceptional spots that fits to each level of diving. Explore Bali's best diving spots During your holidays in Bali, you will find many diving spots as fascinating as each other. Tulamben is one of the most famous spots on the island. It is well-known as there is one of the best shipwrecks in the world: The USS Liberty. The wreck ha...

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The famous wreck: USS Liberty - Tulamben, Bali

Discover the most famous shipwreck The Liberty USS wreck is one of the most famous wreck dive in the world. Lots of divers travel to Bali, especially to discover this wreck. Located just 25 metres from shore, and resting between 5 - 30 metres deep, it is accessible to all levels and variety of divers: try divers, beginners and experienced divers as well, freedivers, and snorkelers can all enjoy this incredible wreck. Today, with its amazing underwater biodiversity and its fascinating history this wreck is known worldwide. History It all started in 1918, the USAT Liberty was a 120m Un...

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How is our waste decomposed in nature?

Lots of waste and especially plastic waste are not biodegradable. However, lots of waste are thrown into the wild. Even if it seems logical not to throw away its detritus, for lots of people the message is still far from being acquired. Trash that ends up in the sea is often eaten by animals that live there, which can harm or even kill them. It is also a problem for us, humans. We are at the top of the food chain, which means we end up eating OUR trash ! It also ruins the beauty of the sea, prevents tourists from coming back to these natural wonders, damages boats, and carries diseases. ...

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