Unlike conventional land-based diving, this is a 5 to 12 night dive resort safari around the island of Bali, taking in all of its best sites. Guided tour specialists WAOW will take you on a Bali scuba experience like no other. One single booking for your group of 6 divers guarantees you dive at various destinations within Bali and get a great experience of its incredible marine diversity. Less hassle, less time on the road, diving with the same expert guides from the same high-spec boat. The advantages of this safari are clear!
Diving in: Bali - all around the mainland and Nusa Penida
Dive type: Boat dives
Divers: Max. 16
You will dive all of Bali's premier locations, staying in Sanur, Pemuteran, Amed and Nusa Lembongan (depending on your safari's duration), in carefully selected accommodation. Some land visits to sites of natural or cultural interest with your guides can be organized with a dedicated minibus. Scuba diving is conducted from WAOW's own catamaran which moves around the island by sea. You will either be transported between destinations on board the catamaran or overland. You won't see other daytrippers diving from a better boat than this one. Accommodation is in 3 or 4 star resorts with typical facilities including swimming pool, direct access to the sea, free internet, air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers.
While on dive safari you will get to know your fellow guests, guides and boat crew better than any conventional resort stay. The staff members are always on hand to give you any assistance you may require. Experienced guides know the Bali diving landscape well and you can enjoy the additional flexibility that comes with WAOW having their own high-specification dive boat. With only 1 group of guests, you can be sure of plenty of personal attention from the crew whose aim is to expertly guide you around the best sites in the best possible conditions.
The season for these Bali dive resort safari trips runs from mid-April to mid-October. From pick-up to drop-off at the Bali international airport, you know you will be in good hands.
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Dive resort safaris around the island of Bali are for groups of at least 6 divers.
Gilimanuk, Menjangan, Gili Selang, Bunutan, Tulamben, Gili Biaha, Amed area, Gili Tepekong, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida or even Lombok. From 5 to 12 nights, you can choose your safari duration and your departure dates. There is no fixed departure schedule as WAOW's team aim to offer flexibility first. A safari departure is confirmed with a minimum of 6 participants (max. 16 participants). A perfect package for little groups or families, and individuals can just simply join a scheduled departure. You can even charter the boat for a private trip!
The schedule is based on 3 dives per full diving day including night dives. There is no diving on day of arrival or day of departure. To join this safari you must have a minimum of a Level 2 or PADI advanced with 30 ocean dives.
5 to 7 nights - Bali Essentials
The best dive spots of Bali with an optimized program:
- 1 night in Sanur - Transfer to Amed by minibus
- 2 or 3 nights in Amed to dive on Amed beautiful reefs, on USS Liberty Wreck and in Padang Bay area (Gili Tepekong).
- 2 or 3 nights in Lembongan to dive at Crystal Bay, Manta point and Nusa Penida. Back to Sanur on the last day.
- Up to 12 dives (5 nights) or 17 dives (7 nights).
8 to 10 nights - Bali Secrets
A comprehensive Seafari to enjoy the eastern Bali dive sites:
- 1 night in Sanur - Transfer to Amed by minibus
- 4 or 5 nights in Amed to dive on Amed beautiful reefs, on USS Liberty Wreck and in Padang Bay area (Gili Tepekong).
- 3 or 4 nights in Lembongan to dive at Crystal Bay, Manta point and Nusa Penida. Back to Sanur on the last day.
- Up to 20 dives (8 nights) or 26 dives (10 nights).
11 to 12 nights - Gems of Bali
The best option to discover all Balinese submarine treasures:
- 1 night in Sanur - Transfer to Pemuteran by minibus
- 3 nights in Pemuteran to dive Menjangan Island and Lovina.
- 3 or 4 nights in Amed to dive on Amed beautiful reefs, on USS Liberty Wreck and in Padang Bay area (Gili Tepekong).
- 4 nights in Lembongan to dive at Crystal Bay, Manta point and Nusa Penida. Back to Sanur on the last day.
- Up to 29 dives (11 nights) or 31 dives (12 nights).
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), night dives, boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, scuba tax, drinking water, hot drinks.
Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (BCD and regulator, each approx US$ 8 per day, payable in advance. Booties, dive computer and surface marker are mandatory). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (per day: US$ 6), dive insurance, soft drinks, snacks, park and port fees (US$ 50). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Accommodation (twin share), breakfast, lunch, dinner, all transfers including to and from Denpasar airport, land excursions.
Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
If you are a single person it is compulsory to pay in advance for a single supplement. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The WAOW Seafari begins as you fly into Bali's capital city, Denpasar. Many of the world's larger airlines offer flights to and from Denpasar International Airport. For more information see our Bali travel information
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Groups of 11 guests or more will receive 1 extra place free of charge. Groups of 14 guests will receive 2 extra places free of charge.
Rooms, Beds, Bathrooms, Views...
You'll begin and end your Bali diving safari at Mercure Resort. It is ideally located at the South of Sanur beach and boasts 189 rooms in 41 thatched roof cottages in a calm 5 acre tropical garden. All rooms are tastefully decorated and feature air-conditioning, private bathroom, cable TV, telephone, Wi-Fi and private terrace or balcony.
Arya Beach Resort in Amed sits nestled next to a beach of black sand and this charming hotel is one of the best addresses in Amed. It is made up of only 24 rooms (4 Superior, 14 Deluxe and 6 Suites), spread amongst a lovely garden. Each room features air-conditioning, private bathroom, cable TV, telephone, safe, balcony or terrace with either sea, garden or hillside views.
Coconuts Beach Resort in Lembongan is built on a sloping hillside overlooking the Badung Straits and boasts an uninterrupted view of Bali in absolute tranquility. With 18 bungalows, built from natural materials on a small hillside, each features air-conditioning, private bathroom, safe, refrigerator and sweeping ocean views.
Adi Assri Resort in Pemuteran is situated directly seaside. This pleasant hotel offers spacious rooms in individual cottages, surrounded by tropical greenery. Each room features air-conditioning, private bathroom, cable TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe and terrace with garden or seaview. Staying here you will have easy access to the beach to enjoy beautiful snorkelling sessions.
These Bali diving trips are limited to a maximum of 16 scuba divers. Sites include Secret Bay, Pemuteran, Menjangan, Tulamben, Liberty Wreck, Amed, Candi Dasa/Amuk Bay, Gili Selang, Gili Tepekong and Lembongan Island/Nusa Penida, depending on your choice of itinerary.
Diving is conducted from a 13m catamaran powered by 4 x 200 HP engines capable of a speed of up to 25 knots! Boasting a nitrox compressor, dive tender and 2 life rafts, this is a very high spec dive boat, particularly by Bali standards.
The boat features:
- 4 x 200 HP high speed catamaran
- Shaded cabin area and sundeck
- Toilets and showers
- 20mē dive deck with rinse tank individual storage spaces
- Entry and exit ladders
- Complete navigation system with radar, GPS, radio and sounder
- First aid kit, oxygen, life rafts and life jackets
All divers must have at least 30 logged dives and be 'Advanced' qualified. You can expect up to 33 dives during your safari, including 2 or 3 night dives. Guides are provided for every 4 divers, together with drinking water, tea and coffee.
Dive gear is stored on the catamaran for the duration of the safari, saving you the hassle of packing each day. The catamaran also has rinse tanks for your scuba equipment. Boat journey times are kept to a minimum by staying at several chosen resorts close to the dive sites.
An air-con minibus seating 16 people transports guests while luggage and equipment are transported with the catamaran. Land transfers include scheduled stops for refreshments and sight-seeing en route.
Facilities, Location, Recreation...
Mercure Resort is a Sanur beach accommodation set in a huge tropical garden. Within the complex there are also 2 swimming pools, restaurants, bars, beach, spa and massage services, whirlpools and tennis courts.
Arya Beach Resort is a seaside property in Amed spread amongst a lovely garden. This resort offers a swimming pool and a bar-restaurant.
Coconuts Beach Resort in Lembongan sits on a sloping hillside overlooking the sea and the distant Mount Agung and features 2 swimming pools and a bar-restaurant.
Adi Assri Resort is a seaside Pemuteran resort offering offers 2 swimming pools, a bar-restaurant and a spa.
Menu, Cuisine Type, Specialities...
You can expect a varied array of cuisine during your Bali dive safari, including international fare such as pizzas, steak and salads, plus Indonesian delicacies such as gado gado, curries and plenty of fresh seafood.
Breakfast and dinner are normally at the hotel/resort in which you are staying. Lunch is taken at carefully selected restaurants closer to where you have been diving. Guests with dietary requirements are advised to give advance notice.
Dive Safety, Resort Security...
The nearest re-compression chamber is in Denpasar, in the south of Bali. We advise guests to have their own dive insurance policy - see our insurance programme for a insurance programme
This Bali safari has access to emergency oxygen on its catamaran dive boat. This is a Wenoll closed circuit oxygen delivery system that gives us almost unlimited supply. The catamaran also has a first aid kit, life jackets, radio contact, GPS, a fishfinder, depth sounder and EPIRB. 1 PADI Divemaster is provided for every 4 divers. Each in-water group is equipped with a Nautilus Lifeline TM.
Each of the resorts has facilities for you to safely store any personal valuables that you may have.