What is coral?

Bali is world-renowned for its sublime dives in the heart of the coral triangle, the epicenter of the planet's marine biodiversity. It has more biodiversity than anywhere else on earth: 76% of coral species and 56% of coral reef fish. However, these reefs are more endangered than ever, having been severely degraded for decades by the accumulation of human activities. Overfishing, pollution and development are the main chronic stressors. Others are dredged or sanded for their limestone or to facilitate the navigation of boats. In addition, long-term global changes (rising sea temperature...

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5 reasons you have to go scuba diving in Bali

Bali is known for beautiful beaches, good food and nice people, a tropical haven for holidaymakers. Yet the fun doesn’t stop as the shore ends, it just begins when the ocean starts. Here are 5 reasons why you should go scuba diving in beautiful Bali: Experience The Coral Triangle The Coral Triangle is an area of ​​the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and East Timor. It is also called the "Amazon of the seas". More than 3,000 species of fish live in the Coral Triangle and the region has 76% of all known...

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Nyepi,24 hours of silence

NYEPI, 24 hours of silence Nyepiis aBalinese"Day of Silence" that is commemorated everyIsakawarsa(Sakanew year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is aHinducelebration mainly celebrated inBali,Indonesia and it will make the island look like it is deserted. Ogoh-Ogoh, Tuesday 24th of March 2020 The evening before silence day, Ogoh-Ogoh is celebrated. Ogoh-Ogoh starts with making a lot of noises and torches to drive out the demons. After this there is a big parade around the village with, self-made, demonic statues carried by Balinese men and boys, at the end of t...

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Discover north of Bali and the underwater world of Menjangan

Menjangan island is located at the most north-westerly part of Bali and is named after the herd of deer that inhabits the island. Menjangan is part of Bali Barat National Park, that is why access to the island is monitored and protected. The island is known to have one of the best-preserved coral reefs, white sand beaches and an abundant variety of marine life in the area.At certain times of the year there is a possibility to spot whitetip reef sharks and if you are really lucky you might even spot a whale shark. The dive conditions are often optimal because of the light current,...

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Galungan, an ancestral and oversized party.

Celebrated this year on Wednesday, February 19 according to the Balinese calendar (every 210 days), Galungan is the most important religious event for the Balinese, symbolizing the victory of dharma over adharma (good over evil). They invite the gods and their ancestors to come down to earth during the following 10 days through various offerings and prayers. A week before the festivities, everyone is busy with the many preparations in their village; the women take care of making the offerings and decorating the temples according to a precise schedule with dedicated days such as Penyeke...

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Why diving in Padang Bay ?

Located on the East coast of Bali, Padang Bay is a charming port town with white sand beach. At less than one hour from Sanur, this dive site welcomes divers of every level all year. It’s one of the best spots for people wishing to try diving, thanks to perfect conditions : perfect visibility, weak current, water at around 27 degrees. After a few minutes of boat ride, you will discover the turquoise water of Blue Lagoon. The dive is from a jukung, a traditional boat, in a protected bay. You can see a lot of beautiful corals, an abundant marine life and even sometimes reef sharks. N...

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Bali's biggest clean-up

One Island One Voice organizes Bali’s biggest clean-up all around the country the 15th of February. Dune Atlantis Bali will participate to this event with a team of volunteers like every year. When? February, 15th at 9 AM Where? Pantai Semawang - In front of Stiff Chili / Beach House Sanur You also want to help the well-being of the Island of Gods? Feel free to join us with your friends and take part of this environmentally friendly event !

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Traveling to Australia: a scuba diving adventure

Stay in Australia: The best dive sites When we talk about Australia, it comes directly to mind from its vast plateau for a winter ski trip. However, this land of excess does not stop there. Australia is also a country full of underwater wonders that is worth a visit. In this sense, moreover, it is the heart and soul of a scuba diving site. To satisfy all the desires of divers, here are some of the most essential. SS Yongala wreck a favorite address for scuba diving The marine fauna of Australia is distinguished by its diversity and also by its richness. Likewise, for its marine flora....

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Tulamben, a must see?

If you are passionate about diving, you must have heard about the famous wreck of the USAT Liberty. This wreck from the Second World War is worldwide known, attracting divers from all over the world every day. Tulamben is a fishing village located northeast of Bali. From its beautiful volcanic black sand beaches you can see the still active Agung volcano. Tulamben is full of different dive sites: every diver, beginner as well as experienced, will find his happiness there. Where to do a wreck dive? The most popular site is of course the wreck of the USAT Liberty, a must see. It is located...

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Nusa Penida, an incredible island off the coast of Bali

This island located in the south-east of Bali is accessible in 40-45 minutes by boat and is particularly famous for its seabed and especially the famous Manta point where you can admire the sumptuous Manta rays, but not only! Indeed, this island abounds in many other treasures which requires 3 days on the spot to discover them all. Among them, there are the must-see attractions such as Kelingking Beach, the island's most popular cliff where you can admire the turquoise-blue waters along the island from the top, all surrounded by lush vegetation. It is even possible to go down to...

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