NYE in Bali!

NYE in Bali! 2020 is around the corner and that means that is time to plan your New Year’s Eve event. The island of Gods, Bali, is a great place to celebrate NYE because during this time there are tons of different parties and places you can go. Why Bali for NYE? Bali is an island full of options; you can choose to go the one of the biggest NYE party’s in a fancy beach club in Canggu, or you can just go for some fireworks and casual drinks on the beach of Kuta. Bali has a lot of free options to spend the last night of 2019, so you don’t have to spend a lot of m...

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The world of Snorkeling in Bali!

The world of Snorkeling in Bali! Do you wish to enjoy the underwater wonders for a day trip without any diving envy or certification? Snorkeling is the activity you’re looking for! Bali has a lot of great spots where you just need a snorkel and a set of fins.You will snorkel and discover the treasures and natural wonders of the ocean. The Balinese tropical waters, part of the world’s famous Coral Triangle, features sunken coral gardens filled with swaying anemone and some of the world’s rarest fishes’ specimens. These are some of the best snorkeling spots of B...

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Bali, the island of flowers and birds

Bali is an island full of flowers. You will meet many Balines with a flower behind the ear or in the hair. Indeed in Hindu culture flowers are used for offerings. Each flower variety has a different meaning and corresponds to a God. The most representative flower of the island of the Gods is the frangipani flower, called "Jepun". This flower with a nice smell represents the goddess Shiva, goddess of the earth. As a sign of fidelity, brides put frangipani flowers in their hair. Fragrances and oils are created from this delicate smell. Do not hesitate to get some in memory of yo...

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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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How to find an internship in Bali?

Do you dream of doing an internship on a dreamy island far away from home? Bali is the place to be! Why Bali ? Bali is a touristy island and therefore, hires a lot of people in this sector. Check hotels, restaurants, dive centers, travel agencies to get the internship of your dreams! Many offers are often available. This is a unique opportunity to evolve in an international environment and to gain professional experience while discovering extraordinary cultures and landscapes. Bali, also called the island of gods, as it is a multicultural and exotic island. Doing an internship abroad ...

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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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The beauty of Tulamben, beyond diving

In the North-east coast of Bali, you can find the small fisherman’s villageTulamben.The name Tulamben is derived from the wordbatu lambih,witch roughly means “many stones”. This is reference to the destructive eruptions by Mount Agung, that have affected this part of Bali back in 1963 and before. Tulamben is one of the most well-known dive locations in Bali, because you can find the USAT liberty Shipwreck here and many other underwater creatures (see our blog ‘USAT liberty Shipwreck for more information). Tulamben is also a great place to visit when you want to explo...

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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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Bungkus: The take away culture

A big part of the Balinese culture is about food. Everywhere you lookyou find little street food stands. If you don’t see them, just followyour nose! If you don’t feel like eating your meal at the local market, but rather be in the comfort of your accommodation? Ask for‘Bungkus’! When you ask for Bungkus, you get your food wrapped in duanpisang (banana leaves) and a paper with a thin layer of plastic.Because of the banana leaf the flavors of the food stays the same, or even get better! And it’s eco-friendly! With Nasi Bungkus you get white rice (some place...

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Why should you do a refresh when you didn’t dive for a while?

You haven’t been diving for a while and you want to refresh your mind and your skills? Doing a refresh can be really useful before going back to the water. The general recommendation is to do a refresh if six to 12 months have elapsed since your last dive. Safety is the main reason why you should do a refresh. After a while out of the water, you might have forgotten some little details so it’s necessary to practice again and review your skills. You will also feel more in control, confident and comfortable in the water. Your instructor will review with you some basic skills an...

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