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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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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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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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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Some tips for your Open Water

Going through your Open Water is the first step to explore the ocean. Millions of divers have been there before so there is no reason to stress. Here are some tips to help you enjoying this wonderful experience. First, you need to choose a dive center you are comfortable with. Choose a PADI certified center so that security conditions are fulfilled and standards are met. Second, take your certification in a language with which you are comfortable. If you are not fluent in English, take classes in French to fully understand all the information given. Once your center is chosen, let...

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Protecting living coral reef

Corals are threatened Did you know that corals are animals? You can find them in every ocean all over the world. However, they are threatened and only 46% of corals are considered as healthy. Most of them are endangered and some are slowly dying due to several reasons: destructive fishing practices, tourism, pollution, disease, invasive species… Some of them are turning white, especially because the warming of water temperature. Corals host more than 2 million different species of marine life, living inside and around them. They are a big part of the ecosystem: they protect agains...

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Dive with Nitrox !

When scuba diving is your passion, time flies by and your dive is over before you even know it. Because unfortunately, breathing underwater comes with a limited time. But there are options that you can extend your time underwater and enjoy longer: Dive with Nitrox! Nitrox or Enriched Air Nitrox is a nitrogen/oxygen gas mixture with an oxygen concentration higher than the 21% found in normal air. Most popular blend has 32% of oxygen and 68% of nitrogen, called Nitrox 32. With a higher amount of oxygen and a lower amount of nitrogen, divers can lengthen the decompression limits, shorten surfa...

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USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben

If you come to Bali to dive, the USS Liberty Ship Wreck is an absolutemust-do. The USAT liberty ship (June 19, 1918) was a United StatesArmy cargo that was used for animal transport. During her last voyagein WW2, when the USAT Liberty was carrying rubber and railway parts,she was hit by two torpedoes from a Japanese submarine in the LombokStrait. Wounded but not sunk, they tried to get her all the way toSingaraja, in hope she could be repaired there. Unfortunately, she tooktoo much water and on January 1942, the vessel got beached inTulamben to avoid it sinking. In 1963 the very strong eruptio...

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