Diving With Nitrox

One of the most popular activity to do when you’re on holiday is Scuba Diving especially in a place like Bali. Breathing under water and seeing all the beautiful sea creatures is unique and an unforgettable experience. But unfortunately, this can only be done for a limited amount of time. Unless you dive with a Nitrox tank, which expands this time, so you can enjoy your dive longer. What exactly is 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 ...

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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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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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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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Rules and guidelines for diving

Diving is exploring another world. But this world, if we do not paid attention, can be damaged and this can have irreversible consequences on the quality of the fauna and marine flora. Here are 7 tips to optimize your underwater behavior in order to be a responsible diver. 1. One of the most occurring faults of the diver is kicking with the fins ... it is necessary to avoid kicking the fins violently near the rocks and the ground, this will damage the area, fauna and flora. 2. Do not touch, catch or destroy the coral ... never! 3. Adjust the buoyancy (stabilization) to avoid any cont...

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Tips and tricks for a first Dive

A good shape Regardless of your age, diving requires a good shape. It is forbidden for pregnant women, but not only: some health states, such as asthma, nervous problems, heart problems, or ear surgery, require a prior medical advice, even for a Try Diving. Therefore, do not loose time and anticipate your medical consultation! What should you eat before a dive ? Diving inflicts a great physical effort to your body: Favor slow sugars, such as pastas and rice. Ideally, that kind of food should be consumed the evening before your dive, so that the digestion has finished, and the ...

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20th Anniversary of Atlantis International - Jérôme's interview

In 1996, you may have seen the Atlantis van pacing up and down the main roads of Bali, from Sanur to Tulamben. Actually, this is how the Atlantis International Bali story began:a 29 years-old French man, named Jérôme Perussel,driving his car from a cityto another. All startedwhen the 8 year-old Jérôme learned how to dive in Spain. He has never stopped from that day. After many years travelling all over Asia, he finally settled in Bali and dedicated his life to his passion - diving. From an hotel to another he spent several years to promote his new born company. Aft...

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