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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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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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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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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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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PADI Open Water: The first and most popular level of scuba diving

If you aspire to become a professional diver, or if you are just curious and want to explore the underwater world, the PADI Open Water Courseis for you. The PADI Open Water Bali diving course certification is the first Diving level, you will follow the course under the supervision of an instructor. This certification is recognized all over the world and is designed for first time divers or for those who have done “Try Diving” but are not yet certified. It allows you to dive to a maximum PADI Open Water depth Bali of 18 meters.It’s the world’s most popular diving cour...

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