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introduction

Bali, “The Island of the Gods”, is certainly a divine place to get your gear on and go for a dive. The diversity of marine life and dive sites is exceptional. One day can be filled with the magnificent Oceanic Sunfish, or Mola Mola, around the waters of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, whilst the next you can be searching for pygmy seahorses in the northern area of Bali. The diversity of soft and hard corals in Bali, and Indonesia, is unmatched anywhere else in the world.  

packages and pricing

Included in package

Non diver

Snorkel

Scuba

Airport pickup (Denpasar Airport Bali)/drop off service tick tick tick
Hotel pickup/drop off service for all diving and tour days tick tick tick
Full dive equipment rental   tick tick
Breakfast & Lunch on all full day trips + Bottled water & towels tick tick tick
Guide – Certified PADI Divemasters or Instructors (Max ratio 4:1)   tick tick
Dive insurance   tick tick
9 nights twin share accommodation
(should you not wish to share there is a R2400 surcharge)
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13 Dives   tick tick
Total R4750 R7850 R12850
 

Not included in package:

  • Flight tickets - Current special of R8956 with Singapore Airlines. Leaves Cape Town 15 September 2015

  • (Flight SQ 479, 10:40am) and returns from Denpasar on 25 September 2015 (flight SQ 947 21:45pm)

  • Extra dives (US$ 30 per dive), night dives (US$ 45 per dive)Visa fees (Obtainable on arrival in Bali at airport, 35 US$)

  • Nitrox is available for (US$5 per tank)

Itinerary

Day 1: 15/09            Depart Cape Town on flight SQ479 at 10:45am
DAY 2: 16/09            Arrive in Bali at 11am, transfer to accommodation in SANUR
DAY 3: 17/09            Day trip Padang Bai – 2 BOAT DIVES. Overnight in Sanur
DAY 4: 18/09            Day trip Nusa Penida – 2 BOAT DIVES. Overnight in Sanur
DAY 5: 19/09            Tulamben – 2 SHORE DIVES. Overnight in Tulamben
DAY 6: 20/09            Amed – 2 BOAT DIVES. Overnight in Tulamben
DAY 7: 21/09            Kubu – 2 SHORE DIVES. Overnight in Sanur
DAY 8: 22/09            Day trip to Padang Bai – 2 BOAT DIVES. Overnight in Sanur
DAY 9: 23/09            Cycling Tour Ubud. Overnight in Saunr
DAY 10: 24/09          Cooking class & market tour. Transfer to airport and depart Bali at 21:45.
DAY 11: 25/09          Arrive in Cape Town at 09:30.

DIVE SITES

Tulamben has become world famous for the USAT Liberty shipwreck that lies only 40 meters offshore. With the highest point of the wreck reaching till only 5 meters from the surface and up to deeper points of 30 meters, this shipwreck is perfect for both snorkelling and diving, for beginners and advanced! Rich with sea life and coral the Liberty ship wreck is a beloved dive site for divers all over the world.

Amed Jemeluk Bay. This area is great for finding macro life with seahorses, ghost pipe-fish, frog-fish, crabs, shrimps and loads of nudibranch. Keep a look out for turtles and reef sharks that are often seen here in the deeper parts of the site.

Padang Bai Blue Lagoon. Blue lagoon has some very nice shallow reefs that are perfect for photography dives and night dives. There are huge coral bommies that start in around five meters of water. The fish life is amazing! This dive site is very popular with photographers due to the depth and quality of the marine life.

SANUR Sanur Bay. Sanur Bay has to be one of the most commonly dived locations given that it is the perfect place for PADI dive training. This Sanur dive site lies just in the channel and has coral reef running along the edge of the channel which slopes off into a large sandy platform.

MENJANGAN Menjangan Island has some of the very best diving with amazing walls, pristine corals, massive sponges and huge sea fans.

how to book

R6 500 non-refundable deposit required to book for the scuba trip, R 4 000 non-refundable deposit for the snorkelling trip. Final amount payable 2 weeks before departure.

Banking details:

Into the Blue
Nedbank Branch Code: 123 209 00
Account number: 1066 426 899

 

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What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

Globetrekker Oxford

“Top marks for safety and professionalism”....

The reason for giving five stars is not because my dive day was good - it was horrible, a complete washout, no viz, unpleasant swell, just all round yucky conditions.

However, that's nature, and dive operators can do nothing about it. What all dive operators should do is be as professional and customer-focused as the guys from ITB diving.

First thing to note is that ITB is considerably cheaper (by almost 1000.- Rand) than Simonstown operators, which is baffling considering that they also have the transport cost from Cape Town to budget for.

DMs, Instructors and Shopfloor staff are all super friendly and helpful; I even got picked up from my Cape Town digs and dropped off afterwards, free of charge.

On the boat, I saw all the emergency and redundancy gear I like to see: twin engines (VERY important!), Oxygen, comms gear, flares, the lot. Briefings were thorough, and buddy check was insisted on.

The trip to Seal Rock in the RIB was fun in the swell, but when we got there the captain did not let us dive because of the unsafe conditions. Disappointing as this was, he was totally right. Low tide and heavy swells are a dangerous combination this close to the rocks, and as for trying to get back into a RIB in seas like this....
We then tried the PMB wreck, where zero viz and nasty vertical swell separated the group and forced us out of the water after 25 minutes.

The captain did offer to try another spot but was honest enough to tell us that in his opinion it was going to be rubbish everywhere, and so we called it a day.

Back at the dive shop, we were all offered a re-schedule, but as I'm out of time I was given half my money back. I know from experience that this is not the norm in the industry, sadly.

Into the Blue is a top notch outfit that does things by the book, with a strong safety focus and very customer centered, on top of offering reasonable pricing and a fair refund policy. You'll have a hard time to find a better operator anywhere around. They'll definitely be my first choice when I pass through next, and for doing my IDC sometime this year.

Just hope mother nature will be in better mood then.

Visited April 2017

 

Clinton Bobbert

I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can...

I grew up on the sea, always wondered how it must be into the deep blue sea. Then one day me and my wife decided to do an attempt to do scuba diving and I was quite nervous about going under water but thanks to the Into the blue crew and their patience and determination me and my wife found a new hobby and looking forward to go around the world and scuba dive all around the world. So from me and my wife we want to thank Cape Town, South Africa, Into the blue, for what we have experienced and thank you for opening a new world to us! I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can ever make!

Marlise Jordaan

Super friendly staff. Would def recommend using this place