For the diving enthusiast who’s ready to check some things off their bucket list. Think: mantas, seahorses, Rescue diver certification and more! You will love exploring the magic of Indonesia, taking in the culture and beautiful landscapes as you dive with new friends.Enroll Now Live Chat Schedule a Call
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 – an amazing opportunity to spot rare frogfish and scorpion fish. Then, jump right into your dive certifications by beginning the PADI Advanced Open Water and Emergency First Responder coursework. Take a break to partner with Project AWARE and conduct a Dive Against Debris, an underwater trash cleanup that helps collect data on the types of trash plaguing the world’s oceans. Feeling refreshed and confident after your first dives, you head east, stopping along the way to hike to a picturesque remote waterfall.
Embark on an underwater exploration with the village of Amed as your new home base. You’ll stay in bungalows near the black volcanic beach, diving from shore as well as traditional jukung boats, surrounded by waters teeming with life. Experience an exhilarating dawn dive, and behold the USAT Liberty, one of the most famous wreck dives in the world. From there, you’ll venture to dive sites Seraya and Coral Garden to find dozens of unique sea creatures you can’t see anywhere else on Earth.
Head south along the Bali coast and visit the island of Nusa Penida, known for its world class drift diving and large pelagic creatures – manta and eagle rays, white-tip and black tip sharks, tuna, and giant trevally. Test your luck, venturing out to sites where you may spy a manta ray or the elusive mola mola (sunfish). Later, you’ll dry out your dive gear and head to Ubud, the cultural and spiritual center of Bali. You’ll explore temples and terraced rice fields, take in a sunrise over Mt. Batur, step inside a royal palace, visit the Monkey Forest and learn to cook delicious Balinese food. You’ll also witness first-hand the magical Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, a performance inspired by ancient tales of the supernatural.
Eager to get back in the water, take a high-speed ferry to Gili Air, the smallest of Indonesia’s three Gili Islands. “Air” means “water” in the local Sasak language, and you’ll find plenty of white sand beaches but no roads or cars – the perfect spot for new adventures. Officially off the beaten path, embark on two or three dives a day, including an unforgettable night dive. Learn about recycling initiatives on the island and help survey local shark and turtle populations. When you’re not scuba diving, practice stand-up paddleboarding and bask in the beauty that surrounds you.
Dive even deeper into the waters of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Help build an artificial reef system known as a Bio Rock, and earn your Freediver Level 1 certification by learning the breathing techniques to freedive up to 60 feet. Join your new friends as you spend the final night watching the sun drop into the Bali Sea, reflecting on everything that you have learned about Bali and one another.