FAQs - Full Pack Scuba Diving Bali | Best Dive Center Bali

We, at Dune Atlantis Bali, ensure to minimize the sanitarian risks applying the following measures:
– Applying strict sanitary measures by consistently cleaning all our facilities and providing hand sanitizer and other disinfectant during all our activities.

– Control the temperature of our staff and customers before all activities to reduce risks of viral transmission in our facilities.

– Ensure that all our staff follow the recommended measures by using masks, keeping social distancing, and regularly use hand sanitizer.

– Follow a very strict protocol to rinse and disinfect all diving equipment used by our
customers and staff, to minimize any risk transmission.
– Ensure social distancing by minimizing the groups of people in all activities and
respect the recommended social distancing (office, buses, boats, and restaurants).
– Optimize the safety and health during diving activities by reducing limits such as
depth, decompression time and providing Nitrox when certification is provided.
To ensure the health and minimize the sanitary risk for everyone, we kindly ask our
customers to apply the following rules:
– Follow the safety rules applied by the company during all activities.
– Use a facial mask on land during all our activities.
– Use the hand sanitizer provided during all activities and wash hands often as
possible.
– Follow the dive profile restrictions to minimize the risk of health issues.

Full Diving Gear is included in daily diving trip packages and for all the courses.

However, it is not included in mini-safaris and safaris. But you can rent it from us!

The full equipment includes a BCD (buoyancy compensator), a wetsuit, a regulator, a diving mask, adjustable fins and diving boots.

Please note that the diving computer, torch and SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) are not included in the rent (extra charge of 8 USD/day for Suunto Zoop – 7 USD/day for torch)

A discount will be applied if you already have your own full equipment.

More details here

We offer the Try Diving Package, perfectly adapted for your very first dive. 

It lasts one day, either in Tulamben (dive from the shore to visit the USAT Liberty wreck) or in Padang Bai (dive from a local boat, for minimum 2 person). It includes one 30-minute pool session and 2 dives in the ocean (30 – 40 minutes). 

More details here

All PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Dive Centres all over the world adhere to the same training standards: 

 

Levels of certification 

 

Levels of certification | Atlantis Bali Diving

We highly recommend you to complete the Dive master program in 1 or 2 months. You must be PADI Rescue Diver certified (or an equivalent) and have a minimum of 35 dives to join this program.

If you are not yet certified as Rescue Diver, you can choose our “PADI Dive Master Internship” package or our package “Zero to Pro” according to your level.

At Atlantis Dune, you can also complete this program in 2 weeks with the “Dive Master Intensive course“. To join it you must have completed a minimum of 50 dives.

At Atlantis Dune, our Instructors/guides team is international. The spoken languages are English, French, Chinese and Indonesian.

 

Contact us to check the availability for our French and Chinese speaking instructors.

The timetable below will show you the departures and arrivals to and from Sanur for each dive site: 

 

Scheduled - Atlantis Bali Diving

For each dive, the ratio Diver/Instructor are as follows:

  • Try diving: 2 divers/instructor
  • Daily Diving Trip: 4 certified divers/instructor or guide
  • OWD, AOWD, Rescue Diver Courses: 4 students/instructor 

The maximum capacity depends on our availability. Contact us and give us your dates, and we will give you a confirmation later.

At Atlantis, we dive all year round and in all types of weather conditions. In case of bad weather, your dive will be maintained. However, we will adapt to the weather conditions in order to ensure your safety.

Yes, we do offer night dives on the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben in supplement of a Daily Diving Trip in Tulamben (2 dives) only. In total you do 2 days dive + 1 nigh dive.
 

Note that we need a 2-people minimum to organize a night dive.

No, you must be with at least 2 divers to organize a mini safari or safari. But if you are alone, don’t hesitate to join a group for daily diving trips!

Each package has a different price according to its type and the number of dives. You will find all our prices here.

We offer a free transfer if your hotel/villa is located 30 minutes away maximum (by car) from our dive centre in Sanur (according to Google Maps).

 

The FREE transfer zone includes approximately : Sanur, South of Denpasar, Seminyak, Kuta, North of Nusa Dua and the North of Jimbaran (For example, Ubud, Uluwatu, Canggu will be with surcharge).

See the table below for which meals are included per dive (course):

 

Meals during diving - Atlantis Bali Diving

  • For the Try Diving and the Daily Diving Trip, the accommodation is not included. However, you can contact us with questions about the different accommodation in Sanur. 
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  • The accommodation is included in our Dive Safari package. You will stay in our selection of Balinese charming hotels (2/3 stars), on the island of gods. We can also book 4/5 stars hotels on request, according to the dive sites and availability, with a surcharge per night, per person. 
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  • For the PADI Courses (OWD and AOWD) a hotel night is included according to the chosen option.

  • The accommodation is included in the PADI Divemaster internship package, except for the intensive package. 

Plane tickets are not included in our Dive Safari packages. However, there are a lot of airlines with flights to the international airport of Bali like Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Eva Air, Qatar Airways & Thai Airways.

You can pay by Credit Card, Visa or Master Card (extra 3% bank fees) or with AMEX (extra 4% bank fees). Upon confirmation we will send you a separate mail with a link to pay a deposit. It can be pay direcly at our dive center on your first diving day. 

You can also pay in cash: Euro, USD or Rupiah (we will apply the buying Banking Rate USD of our Bank BCA on day of payment).

 

Even with busy holiday plans, you must not board a flight right after a dive. For your safety, you have to wait at least 18 hours between your last dive and taking a flight. For more information, please contact us.

Residents of 45 countries are eligible to enter Indonesia freely for 30 days (non-renewable). Please check if your country is part of this list with the Indonesian Embassy of your country.

If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you have to apply for a tourism Visa. You have 2 options :

  • Visa on Arrival (VOA) : The Visa on Arrival allows you to stay 30 days in Indonesia, and can be extended once for 30 more days. For this Visa you apply directly in the airport in Bali (DPS). It costs around 35$, and the extension costs around 50$.
  • 60 days Tourism Visa : You can apply for the Tourism Visa at the Indonesian embassy of your country. You must do it before your departure. This Visa allows you to stay 60 days and costs $40. 

Since February 1st 2015, you don’t have to pay the Airport Tax anymore when leaving Indonesia. This tax is now included in your plane ticket. 

If you stay in Kuta or Seminyak you can also dive with Atlantis International on every dive sites we offer, even if the bus leaves from Sanur !

Kuta and Seminyak are in our free transfer zone, so our air-conditionned buses will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse. 

Our dive center is located in Sanur in the turn of the “Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai”. 

Here you will find the exact address : Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.96E – Sanur – Denpasar Sel. – Kota Denpasar – Bali – Indonesia.

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The water temperature varies according to the period, but also according to dive spots! The current and the microclimates which are very present on the island make water temperature change. In general, water temperature ranges from 22 and 30 degrees.

Below you will find the approximate water temperature according to the different dive sites as well as our recommendation for diving suits (in case you bring your own):

 

Tulamben: Between 28-32 degrees

Shorty 3mm should be enough

 

Nusa Penida: Between 28 and 30 degrees. Due to thermoclines, on dive sites around Nusa Penida / Lembongan the water temperature can drop down to 18-20 degrees.

Long Wetsuit 3 or 5mm.

 

Pandang Bai: Between 28 and 30 degrees

Shorty 3mm should be enough

 

Amed: Between 28-32 degrees

Shorty 3mm should be enough

 

Gilis: Between 28 and 30 degrees. Due to thermoclines, on thedive sites of Gili Tepekong and Gili Mimpang, the water temperature can drop to 18-20 degrees.

Long Wetsuit 3 or 5mm

 

Menjangan: Between 28-32 degrees

Shorty 3mm should be enough

 

Sanur: Between 28 and 30 degrees

Shorty 3mm should be enough

Enriched air is free for all certified Nitrox divers, you will get the opportunity to stay underwater longer without decompression time, which means more time to enjoy the USAT Liberty wreck or to enjoy the submarine flora and fauna. You can enjoy Nitrox in all the diving spots of Bali except certaint site at Nusa Penida and Gili islands (Mimpang and Tepekong). 

If you are a certified diver, a medical certificate isn’t compulsory in Indonesia. You will sign a discharge of responsibility PADI in wich you state to be healthy. However it’s recommended to consult  a specialist every year in order to have a medical certificate with you.

When doing the Try diving, you will always be asked to answer a medical questionary. We always send this medical questionary by email during a request of reservation. If any answer is positive, it is necessary to consult a doctor before diving with us to obtain a certificate of capacity ability to dive.

No you cannot. No exceed 300 meters after diving. 

It is necessary to wait for a minimum of 18 hours after your last dive (as for the plane) before going to high altitude.

Yes, it is recommended to book in advance but we do accept bookings until 6:00 pm the day before the diving activity always depending on our availabilities at the time you will confirm.

Please note that we kindly ask you to send us all your booking information the day before your diving day, at 6:00 pm at the latest.

 

Please note that in high season, it’s strongly recommended to book several days in advance.

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