Come face to face with exotic sea creatures you can't see anywhere else in the world as you hone your skills in the world's best diving spots.
You'll watch the sun rise over a volcanic lake on Mt. Batur and wander the spiritual landmarks of Ubud. You won't just see sites; you'll meet the people who live there and learn about their culture straight from the source - all while participating in community service projects and earning your Level 1 Freediver certification.
|June 27 - July 17||HS||21 days||$6,980||Open|
|July 20 - August 9||HS||21 days||$6,980||Open|
Broadreach combines your thirst for fun and adventure with tangible skill development, real-world educational opportunities and a genuine commitment to service. While on program, you’ll earn internationally recognized certifications and documented community service hours. It’s what we call “Earn & Learn,” and it’s what you’ll take home as evidence of your many accomplishments.
On Bali & Lombok Advanced Scuba, students earn 5 hours of documented community service and may pursue 5 PADI diving and freediving certifications.
During this 21-day scuba intensive program, students will expand on their fundamental skills and complete 25+ scuba dives, for which they may earn multiple certifications including:
Through service, gain a more meaningful connection to the cultures and communities you explore while taking an active role to address important global issues at the local level. While in Indonesia, use local connections to find and assist with the most pressing community projects at the time you arrive. The projects give you the opportunity to engage community members while working with volunteers, stakeholders and residents on local improvement and conservation projects which may include:
After traveling halfway around the world, head to your home for the first week, Pemuteran, a quaint Indonesian fishing village. Explore the underwater treasures of the northern dive sites, participating in your first ever “muck dive.” Feeling refreshed and confident after our first dives, we head east, stopping along the way to visit a pearl farm and hike to a remote waterfall.
Embark on an underwater exploration with the fishing village of Tulamben as your new home base. You’ll stay in bungalows on the black volcanic beach and do both boat and shore dives through the temperate waters. Experience an exhilarating dawn dive as well as dives through walls, pinnacles, muck and even the USAT Liberty, one of the most famous wreck dives in the world. From there, you’ll venture to Seraya and Coral Garden to spot dozens of unique sea creatures.
Head south along the Bali coast and visit your final diving spots of Bali, just off shore Nusa Penida, where you’ll scour the ocean for sea creatures. Test your luck, venturing out to sites where you may spy a manta ray or the elusive mola mola (sunfish). Along the way, look out for pygmy seahorses, porcelain crabs and dozens of other species.
Here’s where you’ll pack up the dive gear and head to Ubud, the cultural and spiritual center of Bali. In Ubud, you’ll explore temples and terraced rice fields, taste delectable cuisine, experience Balinese dancing, take in a sunset over Mr. Batur, make your own batik, step inside a royal palace, visit the Monkey Forest and learn to cook Balinese food. You’ll also witness first-hand the unforgettable Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, a performance inspired by ancient religious rituals.
Refreshed and eager to get back in the water, take a high-speed ferry to Gili Air, the smallest of Indonesia’s three Gili Islands. Off the beaten path, you’ll find plenty of white sand beaches but no roads or cars. Embark on two or three dives a day, including a night dive and participate in an all-island scavenger hunt. Practice stand-up paddle boarding, yoga and meditation and meet with Gili Island elders to learn about the life and history of the islands, its strong community ties and a culture that revolves around fishing the surrounding seas.
Dive even deeper into the waters of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan during a two-day freediving class. You’ll take off from at least seven different sites with chances to spot dozens of marine species, including leopard sharks, pygmy seahorses and ribbon eels. Help build an artificial reef system as a service project and earn your Freediver Level 1 certification by learning kicking, equalization and breathing techniques, as well as freediving up to 18 meters. Join your group in a community service project and spend your final night watching the sun drop into the Bali Sea, reflecting together on your experiences during the trip.
Stop looking for another program. If you want a once in a lifetime trip that gives you a thrill while teaching you to respect other cultures, then sign up for this trip immediately. You will visit unreal destinations that just take your breath away. The counselors and the guides are outstanding and you will never have any experience like it again. This is the best Broadreach trip to ever sign up for.
We learned so much on every dive and even not in the water-it taught me how to properly experience another culture and skills that I can use later in life. What I learned about life, culture and scuba skills exceeded all my expectations. This has been the best trip I have been on, mostly because of the instructors and other students!
My Broadreach trip to Bali was one of the best experiences of my life! Definitely go on this trip! Diving in Bali is so different from the Caribbean. The new fish species and bright coral are awe inspiring. The food is delicious and the group is like a family. Free diving is also a very cool experience. I learned so much about diving, the environment, and new cultures. Seeing manta rays, turtles and even a shark was spectacular. I can’t imagine a better place, or way, to spend 3 weeks.
This is my third Broadreach trip and I can honestly say that they have gotten better each time. Truly the best three weeks of my life. This was my first time traveling outside of the western hemisphere and it really changed my understanding of the world.
This trip not only gave me great insight into the rarely seen Balinese culture but also had the best diving that I have ever done in my life. It was truly a trip to remember!
Through meeting people from all walks of life and different parts of the world, we as a group now all look at the world from a different prospective. It’s safe to say that this was the best experience of my life.
It was an awesome experience in an amazing place- I enjoyed how unique everything was to Bali itself. It would be hard to have these experiences anywhere else.