Wed 15th Feb, 2017
15th - 19th February 2017
5D/4N Bali Safari trip including Coral Planting Project with Livingseas.
Day 1 - 15th Feb(Wed) - Depart Singapore and Check-in to The Graha Cakra Bali Hotel
Day 2 - 16th Feb (Thu) - 3 day dives at Padang Bai
Day 3 - 17th Feb (Fri) - 3 day dives at Nusa Penida
Day 4 - 18th Feb (Sat) - Coral Planting Project
Day 5 - 19th Feb (Sun) - Check-out and return Singapore
On the east coast of Bali, Padang Bai offers a variety of dive sites suitable for all levels of divers. Jepun, Jetty and Bias Tugal are excellent sites for macro lovers to spot critters crawling on the seabed. Gili Tepekong offers spectacular swim throughs and wall diving. If you are lucky, you might even spot the elusive Mola-Mola swimming by.
We travel to Nusa Penida from Padang Bai via speedboat. Manta Point is one of the top dive sites in Bali to spot schools of manta rays gracefully making their way to their cleaning station – it’s like watching a well-orchestrated performance. Crystal Bay is known for its crystal clear water and is also one of the top sites in Bali to spot Mola-Molas.
Coral Planting Project at Jepun, Padang Bai
Caring for the environment is a core value of Livingseas. We run regular conservation projects to preserve the marine environment. For this Coral Planting Project, divers are given the opportunity to set up tripods made from bamboo on the seabed. Broken corals lying on the seabed will then be transferred and tied to the bamboo tripods to encourage coral growth. This provides an elevated platform for efficient nutrient absorption of the broken corals from water movements during tide change.
The itinerary for the Coral Planting Project is as follows:
• Dive 1 - Setting up bamboo tripods on the seabed at Jepun, Padang Bai
• Dive 2 - Leisure dive at other sites in Padang Bai to retrieve broken corals to be planted
• Dive 3 - Setting broken corals (retrieved from Dive 2) on bamboo tripods and Reef Gardening*
Cleaning up the reef from rubbish, broken branches and brushing off sand on corals as well as overturning corals right side up.
Accommodation will be at the Graha Cakra Bali, Sanur. Travel time between the hotel and Padang Bai is 40 minutes. Divers can get ample rest after a day’s of diving before venturing to other parts of Bali to hunt for delicious meals.
Trip Price Includes
• 9 dives in Bali on Nitrox
• Single or Double Tank usage
• 4 nights’ accommodation
• Breakfast and lunch on diving days
• Airport transfers in Bali
Trip Price Excludes
• Nitrox certification
• Dive equipment
• Dive insurance is highly recommended
• Travel insurance is highly recommended
Nitrox certification is available at a promotional price of 50 SGD per person if you sign up before the 31st January 2017. (Regular Nitrox certification is priced at 75 SGD)
Full gear rental will be charged at a promotional rate of 100 SGD for the entire trip (to be collected from Singapore).
We recommend KLM as it is a full board service flight with check-in luggage allowance of up to 23 kg.
Departing Flight (KL0835)
Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Departs Singapore at 17:35, arrives Bali at 20:15
Returning Flight (KL0836)
Sunday, 19th February 2017
Departs Bali at 21:30, arrives Singapore at 23:59