Manta Rays and their way of life

Manta Rays, the impressive fish with its black and white coloration and enormous size. They can grow up to a 8 meters wide and possess the largest brain of all fishes, yet they are very charismatic and gentle creatures. Here is some info about this remarkable fish and its way of life. Habitat Manta Rays live in temperate, subtropical and tropical oceans worldwide and they can be seen in places to the coast of shallow water, reefs, atolls, seamounts and groups of islands like the Nusa islands. In the following link you will see how Dune Atlantis staff encounters Manta Rays in Nusa Pen...

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Project Aware Week Dive against Debris

We only see beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and magnificent marine life. However, our oceans are not as clean as some might look. In fact they are contaminated with an endless amount of debris. For that reason, Project Aware has been brought into life, a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. In 2011 a special program, called Dive Against Debris, has been set up that empowers divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected. Since the launch, more than 50,00...

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Nyepi Laut.. Day of the silent ocean

Nyepi Laut.. Day of the silent ocean Every year on the fourth full moon of the Balinese calendar Nyepi Laut is celebrated on the islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. This year it will take place on September 25th. Nyepi Laut stands for the day of the silent ocean in which the population of al three islands will honor Dewa Baruna, ruler of the sea. The ritual of this day is meditation and quiet contemplation of the waters surrounding and sustaining the islands. Therefore, on Nyepi Laut all activities on and in the sea around the islands will be ceased. No boats wil...

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Earthquake Bali, 5th of August 2018

The earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday with a force of 7.0, could also be felt on the popular tourist island of Bali. Is it still safe? Yes, Lombok is a large island and all earthquakes have happened in the north of Lombok. This is also the reason that the Gili's were hit hard. However, unless you were planning to climb the Rijani or visit the gilli's, the average tourist in Lombok stays 9 out of 10 times in the south of Lombok since there are the most beaches. And in the south nothing is wrong. In other words, you can still go to Lombok and h...

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PADI Women's day 2018!

Saturday the 21st of July it was PADI women’s day! We celebrated this by organising a special dive day for women. PADI women’s day is a yearly event organised by PADI and it’s registered dive centres. The event is mainly to encourage the female dive community, a few years ago 90% of the divers where men, nowadays about 1 out of 3 certifications are gained by women but we want to make this become equal! Besides PADI women’s day is there to support the female dive community, the event is there as well to make new friends and connect with people who share the in...

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Women’s Dive Day on 21 July 2018

The 21st of July 2018 is a special day, this is the PADI Women's Dive Day. This event is organised in order to support the female dive community through a day of fun, adventure and happiness! For this fourth edition, our Dive Center Dune Atlantis in Sanur will organise a Fun Dive in Tulamben on the USAT Liberty wreck, the most famous dive site in Bali. All women are invited to join us to share their passion for the ocean with others women from all around the world. Whatever your level, certified or beginners, everyone is welcome to join us! To celebrate this special day, we are...

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Galungan Celebration

The 30th of May it is Hari Galungan, an important holiday for the Balinese. Hari Galungan Hari Raya Galungan is the feast on which the victory of good on evil is commemorated (Balinese Hinduism excludes an absolute victory of one of the two, the balance in the cosmos must be balanced by sacrifices). Furthermore, the Balinese believe that the gods and their ancestors (spirits of the ancesters) return to earth during Galungan and they are welcomed through prayers, offerings and festivals. The Balinese calendar follows a 210-day cycle so that Galungan is celebrated twice a year, about every...

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Clean up in Bali

Dune Atlantis Bali organizes a clean-up next Sunday on the Pantai Semawang Beach at 10:00 am. You also want to help the well-being of the Island of Gods? Feel free tojoin usand take part of this event !

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ADEX 2018 in Singapore

As every year, we went to ADEX 2018 in Singapore. This event unfolded from 6 to 8 April and it was again a great success! Indeed, the show welcomed a total of over 62,000 visitors with around 200 exhibitors. Every year, many conferences / actions are organized and dedicated to a specific theme which was this year the protection of sharks. As a diving center for 22 years, our participation in this show is very important. Indeed, it allows us to work on our reputation, to meet and keep in touch with international customers and highlight our flagship products. A "face-to-face" contac...

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A successful clean up in Sanur!

In association with the Project Aware Dive Against Debris program, Dune Atlantis organized a big clean-up in the ocean and then on Semawang beach in Sanur on the 12th April. In the early morning, our divers first collected the trash directly from the ocean. The rest of the team then gathered at the beach in order to pick up the debris. Later, we sorted and weighted the from the ocean debris at the dive center and afterwards, reported it onto the Project Aware database. The association harvest these datas in order to classify each type of trash that can be found in the ocean. We mostly foun...

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