• Includes & Excludes
  • Itinerary
  • Diving Highlights
  • Resort Details
  • Land Based Highlights
  • Destination Information
Includes:
  • Scheduled transfers
  • 9 Nights’ Accommodation
    • 7 nights in either a Deluxe Bungalow or a Garden View Suite at Coral View Villas in Amed
    • 2 nights in a Superior Room at Nicks Pension in Ubud
  • Breakfast daily
  • 10 Dives (5 Days – 2 per day) including Manta Point
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Local taxes, fees & porterage
  • Cultural Day Tour including Lunch
Excludes:
  • Flights & Airport taxes (Approx. R 14 500 JNB – Bali Return)
  • Lunch, Dinner and Beverages
  • Service Fee/Gratuity
  • Travel & Diving Insurance

Prices may vary according to season, please contact us to get a quote based on your preferred travel dates

 

Take a look at our shorter Bali option here: https://prodivetravel.co.za/packages/dive-bali-at-hotel-uyah-amed-and-spa-resort/

 

Please note the following:
    • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
    • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice  (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
    • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles
Where is BALI?

Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive in Denpasar

You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Coral View Hotel. (Approx. 2 hour drive).

Day 2-7

Coral View Villas

Spend 7-nights at Coral View on a bed and breakfast basis. Enjoy 5 days of diving, 2 dives per day with lunch provided on diving days.

Day 8

Nicks Pension Hotel

Transfer to Ubud, the centre of arts. On route you will experience amazing rice field views, fruit plantations and visit the Mount Batur volcano where you can enjoy lunch. Try Luwak Coffee and stop at Tirta Empul holy spring. On arrival in Ubud at approximately 16h00 check into Nicks Pension hotel for 2 nights.

Day 9

Nicks Pension Hotel

Spend the day at leisure, shopping, visit the spa, try yoga or just cycle through the rice fields. For the more adventurous there is white-water rafting.

Day 10

Transfer to Airport

Check out after breakfast. Enjoy free time to shop and explore before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:

Bali is has excellent macro and muck diving with many critters about. Diving here is very easy and a relaxing experience as there is no current (or very light at the most). Due to its proximity of the Mount Agung volcano, the sand is black and this makes a great and unusual contrast with the colourful coral.

Manta Point

Situated in Nusa Penida this excellent site offers incredible marine life. There is a slope with beautiful coral and no current which makes it an easy dive. The highlight of this site is definitely the manta rays. The best chances to spot them are from March to June but with luck the manta rays can be seen all year.

Liberty Point Wreck

The most famous site in Bali, the USS Liberty Wreck is one of the greatest sunken ship wrecks in the world! The liberty ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo then was beached near Tulamben. In 1963, the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach, and it now lies on a sand slope in 9 to 30 m of water. The wreck is about 130 m long with the shallowest part at about 5 m deep and the deepest on the other side of the wreck at about 30 m deep.

Jemeluk Bay & Fish Pyramids

The Reef is an excellent site for both divers and snorkellers. To the right of the bay is the Wall and a gentle slope. Jemeluk offers easy diving and is an excellent spot for underwater macro photography. Spot the rare ghost pipefish and the mimic octopus here. The Drop Off on the right side is rich in gorgonias, the reef coral offers shelter to a multitude of nudibranchs and reef fish. On the cliff, you will encounter turtles, black tip and white tip sharks, groupers, napoleon fish, parrot fish.

The reef is also known as pyramid because of the shape of the reef and very rich in nudibranchs, Leaf scorpion fish, leopard moray eels as well as the wasp fish can also be seen on this site.

Bunutan Point

At Bunutan Point you will find large schools of garden eels, along with other macro subjects. Schooling barracudas and other pelagics are also found at this site. Drift along the incredible coral garden, and keep an eye out for larger sea life as you move along this 500 meters long reef.

Japanese Wreck

One of Bali’s best dive sites, the Japanese Shipwreck lies in Lipah Bay. Further down the coast from Amed and is surrounded by a rich reef. This site is a 20 meter sunken wreck of a Japanese patrol ship which sunk during world war 2. Lying at a depth varying between 2-12 meters, this wreck is teaming with colourful soft corals all over the surface. This is an excellent macro observation and photography spot.

Gili Selang

This is one of Bali’s least visited dive sites and is a great place to spot some of the larger pelagics. The north of Gili Selang offers excellent dive site, but it must be noted that this site is for the more experienced diver as the current can be tricky. It a is a good dive site to see bigger sharks such as the grey reef shark and sometimes the famous Hammerhead.

CORAL VIEW VILLAS IN AMED

Situated in Lipah bay, Amed, Coral View Villas offers a hideaway holiday for families, couples and adventurers alike. Beautiful coral gardens, an expansive black sand beach and rolling hills will keep you occupied; while the beachside restaurant, shaded pool and friendly local staff keep you blissful and relaxed.

Included in all rooms is a small bar fridge, air conditioning, complimentary tea and coffee, kettle, small complimentary bottles of water, a safe and two sun beds.

 

DELUXE BUNGALOW

A single-story bungalow providing great privacy for two. The open-air bathroom features natural stone products, a shower and private toilet. Your own private balcony surrounded by lush green gardens will provide the privacy to relax and unwind during your stay in Bali.

 

GARDEN VIEW SUITE

This spacious room with a large open-air bathroom is a perfect holiday destination for both families and couples. The bathroom features two showers; one cold water and the other hot/cold, private toilet and a large stone bath, which takes full advantage of the open-air views. Relax under the large mosquito net canopy or on your own private veranda. We highly recommend the Garden View Suite for families with teenage children as adjoining doors allow the rooms to be either open and shared or closed and private.

 

NICKS PENSION IN UBUD

The rooms of the Nick’s Pension Hotel, Bali are well decorated in a blend of traditional Indonesian decor along with Western styled amenities. All rooms are equipped with mini bars, telephones and Internet facilities. Bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms and are equipped with high-quality toiletries.

 

SUPERIOR ROOM

These Air-Conditioned rooms have either a twin or double bed. Beautiful views look out over the river valley or rice fields, furniture by teakwood and mini bar. All Superior Rooms have a hot and cold shower as well as a bathtub.

 

Ubud

Your accommodation in Ubud is situated in the art and cultural stronghold of Bali and is well known for the beautiful carvings and artwork produced here. The marketplace that is only a few minutes away from the hotel is a great place to browse and shop for lovely trinkets and knickknacks. Or try some yoga at one of the many ashrams in the area before a relaxing massage at the hotel. For the more adventurous there are a wide variety of activities from scenic bike rides to white river rafting.

Mount Batur Volcano

Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the centre of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali. It is an excellent hiking spot, and the views into the crater and of the crystal clear waters of Lake Batur provides the perfect reward.

Tirta Empul Holy Spring

This is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification.

Rice Fields & Fruit Plantations

Explore the peaceful and picturesque landscapes that Bali has on offer. There are many opportunities to take beautiful photos and meet the locals, always a plus when you can stop and listen to their stories.

Language

Balinese, Indonesian and English.

Time zone
GMT +8. Bali is 6 hours ahead of South Africa
Climate

Bali is located very near to the equator, therefore it has a warm, tropical climate. The average year-round temperature stands at around 26-27°C with a humidity level of about 85-90%

Water temperature

The sea in Bali is warm enough to swim in throughout the year. The water temperature ranges from 27 °C between July and September, to 29 °C between November and May.

Power supply

Power sockets are type C / F

Departure Tax

At the time of writing, departure tax is included in the ticket price for both domestic and international flights.

dining: coral view villas

The beachside restaurant, aptly named Mahi-Mahi, after a species of locally caught fish, provides delicious, full flavoured seasonal delights. The menu focuses on a fusion of modern Western, and traditional Balinese cooking styles, using only the freshest local produce. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, food intolerant or allergic; the chef can create meals and menus to suit all your needs.

MalAria

The general risk to catch malaria in Bali is very small. Nevertheless, we recommend that you  use an insect repellent if necessary. As for malarial prophylactics, we suggest you consult with your doctor for more information

Staying in contact

Wifi is available at Coral View Villas. Prepaid local SIM Cards are also available, SIM cards on Bali are very affordable and can be used as long as you have an unlocked phone. The vendor needs to take your passport details and name and will then usually register the new sim card online for your you. This will take anything between 2-24 hours.

What payment method is accepted

The national currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). ATMs are available and typically charge a small transaction fee which will be added to whatever fee your bank charges. An international exchange fee may also apply.

You’ll be able to exchange major currencies at the airport and in banks throughout Bali, however, pay attention to the exchange rate advertised.

Most of the tourist hubs accept Visa and Master Card there is a 3.5% surcharge on all credit card transactions.

What to bring
  • Casual, tropical attire is the norm in Bali. There are not strict dress codes, other than when you visit religious sites.
  • Proof of dive insurance and dive certification card.

  • Dive equipment

  • Passport valid from 6 months from the time of entry into Indonesia. Nationals of most countries will be granted a 30-day Visa on Arrival, which is free of charge. We recommend you check with the Indonesian Embassy in your home country to confirm.

  • One full empty page in your passport in which to put the Visa on Arrival sticker.

  • You may be asked by Indonesian Immigration officials to show a copy of your airline ticket out of Indonesia within the 30-day period.

  • A warm pullover or jacket. Evenings can occasionally be brisk, and the domestic flights are often cold.

  • Hat and polarised sunglasses.

  • Any toiletries you may need such as razors, tampons, toothpaste, medications, sunscreen, etc.

  • Rechargeable batteries.

  • Alcohol is legal throughout Indonesia, but the government tries to discourage consumption by applying high taxes.In Bali there is fierce competition between the drinking establishments so it is possible to find some good deals on beers and cocktails – 2 for the price of one is common. It is also possible to buy relatively cheap alcoholic drinks from supermarkets.Visitors to Bali are also allowed to bring in 1 liter of spirits when they land.
What NOT to bring
  • Please plan carefully to minimise your rubbish. Whenever possible, choose rechargeable batteries and avoid bringing things like disposable razors and single use plastics.

diving
  • Certification must be presented as well as a log book and dive insurance
  • Safety: Chamber in Sanglah Hospital
  • Please be sure that your dive insurance is comprehensive & up to date before departing on your diving trip.
  • Always follow safe diving practices at all times.
  • Alcohol Consumption: If alcohol is consumed in between dives by an individual then they will be required to refrain from diving for the remainder of the day
  • Flying After Diving: A minimum surface interval of 18 hours must be allowed prior to flying or going to altitude