Marine Investigation & Dive In North Bali (5D)




MARINE INVESTIGATION & DIVE IN NORTH BALI (5D)






Dives in the best of :
Gili Manuk, Menjangan Island, Pemuteran, Tulamben, North Coast

Eco Projects and Activities:

SERC (Scientific Education Research Centre),The Friends of Menjangan Initiative, Biosphere Foundation, Yayasan Dwi Asih Sejahtera – activities that make a direct contribution to the conservation of the natural environment and wildlife of Menjangan Island. Potential activities include Crown of Thorns population control, Coral Reef Identification, Tree reforestation


Day 1



SANUR -
WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK

( 1 Dive)


We depart from Sanur early in the morning for our adventure and take the scenic route towards to our favorite part of Bali, the quieter northwest coast. There’s plenty to see out the window and you’ll notice a change in the pace of life and the more rural landscapes.

On the way we stop off at Gili Manuk for our first dive and check dive. This is a shallow site right beside one of the biggest ports in Bali which makes it great for muck diving and spotting a whole variety of little critters, as well as our safari reef clean up.

When we’ve finished our first dive we continue our drive north to West Bali National Park (in Indonesian Taman Nasional Bali Barat). This park is the only National Park in Bali covering 158 square kilometers (61 sq mi) land and the remainder is sea. Several habitats exist in the national park, including savanna, mangroves, forests, and coral islands. We love the beauty and diversity here, and the diving of course, it’s really special!

After lunch at a local warung (restaurant), we will visit the facilities of SERC – the Scientific Education & Research Centre – inside the National Park. Here you will learn more about the park and what projects and activities are going on to care for and protect the local natural environment and wildlife. You will participate in some of these activities as part of the safari, and others are optional at an additional cost.

After our visit to SERC we will go with a local guide to a tree nursery located nearby. The area suffers from an invasive species called Lantana. We will help the staff here remove this species and clear the area so new trees can be planted. At an additional cost you can also choose to plant your own tree.

Sunset is something that’s not to be missed in Bali, we will watch it this night from the Bird Watching Tower where you can also spot Bali Starlings and local Deer. After sunset we will stay overnight in a hotel in the nearby town of Pemuteran.



Day 2



WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK

(2 Dives)


After breakfast we transfer to the port and jump on a fishing boat for a leisurely cruise to the stunning Menjangan Island (or Deer Island).

During this trip to Menjangan we will be doing two dives to support the work of the Friends of Menjangan Initiative. This project works in partnership with the Biosphere Foundation and Yayasan Dwi Asih Sejahtera, a community-based association who develop projects that are dedicated to the care and protection of Menjangan Island and its coral reefs.

The main aim of our two dives, apart from enjoying the magnificent, healthy reefs of course, will be to make a direct contribution to the conservation of the island. Examples of projects the team have been working on are spotting and removing Crown of Thorns Starfish, coral bleach identification, reef and beach cleans. We will select our dive sites with the main aim of supporting their activities.

After our dives, we will have lunch on the boat and then take a mangrove tour around the coastline and visit the islands re-plantation program.

Once back on the mainland you have the afternoon free to do as you wish. If you want you can get involve in some of the other activities the Friends of Menjangan offer, which include trekking, tree planting, bird watching (These activities are additional extras and are not included in the safari). Or if you prefer you can just relax on the beach, read a book, or take a beer.

By the end of this day you will receive a certificate of participation in conservation issued by Friends of Menjangan and National Park Authorities as a thank you for your help. After we’ve finished with our Menjangan fun we return to our hotel in Pemuteran for a second night.


 

Day 3


PERMUTERAN - TULAMBEN

(3 Dives)


Early in the morning we do our first dive on the Permuteran reefs. There are lots of different dive site options here including artificial reef dives. We will decide on the most suitable dive site the previous evening.

After taking breakfast we head to one of more famous muck dives beside Lovina beach where we’ll get to spot some more unusual critters. After a break for lunch we’ll continue our journey to Kubu (near Tulamben) for our third dive. This dive site is great because it’s an easily accessible coral reef directly off the beach where we find all sorts of macro life.

After the dive we head to Tulamben for our overnight stay.



Day 4



TULAMBEN

(
2 Dives + 1 Night Dive)

After breakfast we will spend the day diving around the infamous US Liberty WWII Wreck. This is one of our favorite spots in Bali not only for the diversity of marine life, but also because it is actually the biggest artificial reef in Bali. We’re also really lucky because it is very easy to dive as it is close to the shore and accessible to all levels.

To make sure you experience the best of this incredible site we do two dives on the wreck - one in the day and one at night – this way you get to experience the real diversity of this site. If you’ve not done a night dive before, don’t worry, we can show you how; it’s a really safe and magical environment for your first experience. The third dive we make is at one of the equally impressive dive sites in the local area and will be decided on the conditions of the day.

Lunch is provided and we will spend the night in a hotel in Tulamben.


 

Day 5



PERMUTERAN - SANUR

(2 Dives)

After breakfast we will depart early morning to start our trip back to Sanur. On the way we will stop to make two dives. The sites we choose will be around the calm waters of the north coast, around Amed or Tulamben. The dives sites will be decided depending on conditions, diver experience and also what you the customers want to see more of.

After our two dives and lunch we will continue our trip back to end the safari at Planet Nomadas in Sanur where we’ll take a few beers and share our experiences.



 

Include :

  • Dive Equipment
  • Tanks
  • Weights + Weight belt
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks (Non Alcoholic)
  • Marine Park Fees
  • Dive guide fee


Excluded :

  • Extra dive
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Extra bed
  • Tips


Welcome to the Eco-Diving, the diving you get involved with!

What is Eco-diving?
Eco-tourism: “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”
The idea of the Eco-diving appears from mixing both the world of diving together with the concept of a sustainable tourism. This time you are involved in marine conservation.

How do you become responsible?
Because your actions in your visit to Bali this time will count. You are about to be involved in the world of diving from a different point of view. Part of your dives will be used for scientific and conservation purposes. You will help the promotion of a Marine Protected Area by collecting underwater data or you will release a turtle hatching to help in the conservation of an endangered species.

How do you improve well-being of local people?
These actions you take are helping and supporting the local community projects and local NGOs that are involved in marine conservation or restoration of the marine environments.


Who are you helping when you participate in an Eco-diving safari or dive?
Depending on what part of Bali you want to dive at, you will be helping one of the main marine conservation NGOs present in the area. By taking an Eco-safari you will actively promote and support the following initiatives:

  • Karya Segara: Coral Reef Restoration and bay seahorse nursery,
  • Turtle Center Educational Center: Prevents illegal baby turtle egg poaching, recovery center and release,
  • The Reef Check Organization: Underwater surveys for Marine Protected Area Promotion,
  • The Friends of Menjangan: Care and protection of Menjangan island,
  • GUS Foundation: Environmental education and waste treatment,
  • Bali Sea Turtle Society: Turtle hatching nursery and release.





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