8 facts about Mola Mola

Mola Mola, the fish of many names. In common English it is called “the ocean sunfish”, Germans call it “the swimming head”, other European countries name it “the moonfish” and the Chinese name is “toppled wheel fish”. Many different names but one special fish, and here are 8 facts about it. 1. Name origin of the Mola Mola The name Mola is Latin for the large round stone, the millstone. It gives a reference to the grey, round body and rough texture of this fish. 2. World’s largest and heaviest bony fish The largest Mola M...

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7 Reasons why you should go to Bali

Bali.. island of the gods, a place like no other. It’s the islands that surprises the most seasoned travellers and which has to offer something for each and every one. From white sandy beaches with crystal blue water to beautiful green rice fields, and from discovering the Balinese culture and temples to hiking to the top of a volcano. Bali has it all and here are 7 reasons why you should visit this magnificent island. 1. Sun, sun and more sun Located close to the equator results into a tropical climate, lots of sunshine and enjoyable temperatures. With 12 to 13 hours of su...

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Sea creatures’ most amazing camouflage

Most people, when they think of diving and marine life, they imagine lots of colourful fishes with different patterns and different shapes. However, there is more than only those fishes and marine life is full of species that are the best in camouflaging, you’re sometimes not even able to notice them. Below you will find 10 sea creatures with the most amazing camouflage. 1. Frogfish With about 46 species, frogfishes can be found in almost all tropical and subtropical oceans around the world. However, they are very hard to spot since they are excellent in camouflaging and ad...

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Scuba diving and Yoga and connection between the two

In the past few years yoga has been a very popular activity. And even though it seems to be completely unrelated to scuba diving, both activities have a lot in common and are closely connected. They actually complement each other and can work together to improve your scuba diver skills. The reality is that breathing is the base of that both activities. Yoga is all about improving your breathing techniques while scuba diving is all about using the right breathing techniques during your dive. Breathing right can only be done when relaxed, and let that be one of the things that is also pra...

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Marine awareness

The marine life is a hot topic. But what about the oceans? Why are clean oceans so important to us? As a traveler you have probably already seen it, a beach full of plastic and waste in that beautiful clear water in which you are diving or snorkeling. But the problem goes far beyond that, the paradise on earth is being ruined by plastic waste. You might not notice it in the daily routine, but we, humans, are very dependent on the ocean. From food to cooling, but we also use the ocean to transport goods. Even more than that, the climate and the ocean have an important role. Wi...

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Mola Mola Season(Sunfish)

The Mola Mola (Sunfish) is a very unique looking fish. The fish is higher than his length, and it doesn’t really look like a usual fish. Because of the strange looks of the Mola Mola he has therefore has several names. Besides Mola Mola, he is also known as moonfish, but also as sunfish. A Mola Mola can grow up to 3 meters high because of its high fins, Imagine that! Bali is the perfect place to spot the Mola Mola, as this is a "cleaning station" for the Mola’s. Here comes the warm current of the Indian Ocean along with the cold currents from the South Pole and Aus...

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Clearing your ears during diving

As divers, we are dealing with major pressure changes. The deeper we go, the higher the pressure and the pressure increases much faster underwater than in the air. The clearing of ears receives extensive attention during the Introductory dive and during the Open Water course. In our ears, behind the eardrum is an air-containing cavity, we have to bring this to the correct ambient pressure while descending, refer to as equalizing. When we take off, the pressure will usually diminish automatically. If you have a good equalizing technique, you can also apply it in an airplane, during a ride th...

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Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno & Gili Air

During your trip through Indonesia or your holiday to Bali, you should not miss the Gili Islands. The three Gili Islands are about 35 kilometre from Bali. Are you in love with clear blue water, white beaches and palm trees on the beach? Then this is the ultimate place to enjoy all this beauty for a few days. Besides that, you can also have a good party, diving and snorkeling. Yes, the Gili Islands are really a paradise. It is quite touristy and not off the beaten track destination. Differences between the 3 islands Gili Trawangan is the largest island of the 3 and the most popular pl...

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Try diving of our interns in Tulamben

The first try dive experience of our marketing & communication interns Philip & Morgane. Dune Atlantis gave us the opportunity to do a try dive since we have never experience diving before. A try dive will make you feel in love with the underwater world. During this discovery you will get a brief explanation of what you have to do, how everything works and how the basic actions work. The explanation was well taken care of by Eka, an Indonesian instructor. She was clear and explained everything with a sense of humor. The equipment is very important as well. Eka has a lot of experien...

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Where to go in Bali

Bali is different from all other Indonesian Islands. It is the island of temples and rituals but also because of it’s tourism and surfing beaches. Around four million people live in Bali. Most people live in the coastal areas of the south. The Balinese culture is closely linked to Hinduism. The Balinese variant of Hinduism, however, still has animistic elements that you can clearly see in daily life. Ubud Ubud in the middle of Bali and is different from the coast places it is a town where art and culture are central. It is also a popular place for massages, cooking and yoga cou...

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