January – March 2018 Bali eNewsletter

Discounts, Deals, Special Offers for Bali Diving

Bali Diving Specials, Discounts, Special Offers, Unique Dive Packages

Bali Diving Specials. Discounts, Free Stuff, Unique Dive Packages.

All Bali Diving Specials Must be Booked in Advance

Special Offers on this page are for diving in Bali.

  • Offers on this page must be booked in advance.
  • You can book any time to dive in the months shown.
  • Monthly Bali Diving Specials are valid for the entire month unless otherwise specified.
  • Only for new bookings; available for single divers with min 2 participants.
  • Subject to space/Instructor availability; excludes gear rental (unless stated otherwise).
  • PADI Specialties do not include diving fee or gear.
  • Accommodation (where stated) is double/twin share; subject to availability at time of booking.

Beyond Bali Offers

Read our Beyond Bali eNews for Discounts, Free Flights, Free Diving and more for diving throughout Indonesia.

Message from Annabel

Mola-Mola 2017

Mola-Mola 2017

Dear AquaMarine Diving – Bali Associate

In early December, Bali’s airport was closed for 2.5 days due to volcanic ash from Mount Agung (Bali’s largest and most sacred mountain). Since then, planes have continued to fly, people arrive and leave, and scheduled flights from Australia have increased.
Being part of Indonesia, Bali sits on ‘The Ring of Fire’; volcanoes played a large part in the island’s creation and are therefore deeply rooted in Balinese Hindu culture and religion. Mt Agung’s activity caused the temporary closure of Tulamben (NE Bali) however Amed remained open the entire time.
AMD-B guests booked to dive Tulamben joined Trips to other dive locations eg: Boat Trips to dive outside Padangbai or over at Nusa Penida (at no addition cost to them) or, for the macro-lovers, we were delighted to provide alternative Safaris up in NW Bali to explore the treasure troves of Secret Bay, Bayu’s Place, and Puri Jati.
Talking of “boat diving”: 2018 Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) Season was A-Mazing! Guests joining our 3dives/day MM Special Offer saw an average of 2 MM per day, with 5 MM on one dive mid-November.
We humans are at the mercy of Mother Nature when it comes to volcanic eruptions, snow storms, droughts, floods, the list goes on – I’m from the UK: Christmas 2010, my flight was diverted to Zurich for 2 days as Heathrow was closed due to snow.
However wind, rain, snow, are a lot more common (and less dramatically photogenic) than volcanoes 🙂
We look forward to seeing you here again before too long!

Annabel

In this Issue:

  • Section 1 – AMD-B News (2018 Interns, AMD-B price increase, Charitable donations, Dive Shows)
  • Section 2 – Fixed Date Special Offers and “Best of Bali (aka BoB!) Dive Safaris” 2018 & 2019
  • Section 3 – 2018 Bali Diving Specials and Fantastic Deals (Year-long 2018, Jan-Mar & Apr-Jun)
  • Section 4 – Winners PADI Divemaster Programme and PADI Specialty Courses
  • Section 5 – Useful info and things ‘Unique to AMD-B’
  • AMD-B News

    Joanna, Hilman, Rifqi

    Joanna, Hilman, Rifqi

    AMD-B’s 11Months PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens

    AMD-B’s 11Months PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens (Jan – Nov 2018)

    For 2018, we have chosen 3 participants: Ms Joanna from Jakarta, and 2 young men: Hilman from SE Sulawesi (leaving Wakatobi Resort to join this internship) and Rifqi, an English Teacher from West Kalimantan.

    Our annual Internship Programme is one way in which AMD-B ‘gives back’ to the dive community by raising the quality of Indonesian Dive Guides.

    Each participant is assigned a mentor to support them throughout their training, and given a full set of dive gear for the duration of the programme.

    After completion, participants may stay with AMD-B or move elsewhere to share their new-found knowledge. Five of our ‘graduates’ now work at Wakatobi Resort, others are in Raja Ampat and Komodo; others stayed in Bali (most of them are now PADI Instructors!); another, Dede, 2013, is at university in Perth, Western Australia.

    Price Increase from April 2019

    Yes, unfortunately, we have had to increase our prices from 01 April 2018 – but not hugely!
    The good news is that if you book and pay (minimum) 50% deposit by 31 March 2018, for Trips up to 31 December 2018 – we’ll give you your diving at our current price!

    Quarterly AUD500 to Project AWARE


    For this quarter’s donation, we chose ‘Protection for Sharks & Rays’. We encourage you to donate too 🙂

    PROJECT AWARE

    Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet – one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.

    AMD-B donates USD50/month to different Bali-based charities

    plus we pass the details/info to our clients, inviting them to also donate.

    BARC Bali Dog Adoption Rehabilitation Centre

    1st Qtr Donation to BARC

    BARC

    This quarter, Jan – Mar to BARC (Bali Dog Adoption Rehabilitation Centre).

    AquaMarine is a Drop-off Point for donations for BARC: Not just for cash but also medicines, plus clothing, etc for their Charity/Op Shop.

    2nd Qtr Donation to Smile Foundation of Bali

    2nd Qtr Donation to Smile Foundation of Bali

    Smile Foundation of Bali

    For 2nd Apr – Jun, we’re donating to the Smile Foundation of Bali (Yayasan Senyum) who bring healthcare to people with craniofacial disabilities.

    3rd Qtr to Bali Wise

    3rd Qtr to Bali Wise

    Bali Wise

    For 3rd quarter 2018, Jul – Sep, we’ve chosen ‘Bali Wise’ who focus on Empowering Marginalized Women through skills education.

    4th Qtr East Bali Poverty Project

    4th Qtr East Bali Poverty Project

    East Bali Poverty Project

    Oct – Dec (final quarter for this year) donation will go to the East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP)to whom AMD-B and guests donated a total of USD150.

    October – December 2017 Dive Shows

    DRT, Hong Kong 2017

    DRT, Hong Kong 2017

    DIVE, UK

    Back in October, Sally, Kate, Charlie (my 15yo nephew) and I ‘manned’ the AMD-B booth – thanks to the three of them for making it such a fun, and successful, show for us.
    And thank you to all visitors to our booth. It was great back in Birmingham again.

    Price Draw Winner: Sue B won a 12 days / 11 nights / 17 dives safari package to Tulamben Bay/USAT Liberty Shipwreck, Blue Lagoon, and Nusa Penida/Manta Point.

    DRT, Hong Kong

    Wayan, Director of Diving Operations, and Jane, PADI Instructor, would like to thank everyone who visited AMD-B’s booth: We knew our Show Specials were good, but were surprised how many people immediately booked – a great way to finish our 2017 Dive Shows! AMD-B will be back for DRT HK 2018!

    Price Draw Winner: At the time of writing, we are still processing the Prize Draw entries 🙂

    April – June 2018 Dive Shows


    2018 AquaMarine Dive Show Schedule & Details

    ADEX 2018

    Singapore
    06-08 April
    Booth R21

    There will be three AMD-B representatives:
    Annabel, Owner
    Wayan, Director of Diving Operations
    Aan, PADI Instructor (including for our PADI Manta Specialty, come and ask for more details!)

    MIDE 2018

    Kuala Lumpur
    04-06 May
    Booth 512

    Wayan and Aan will again return to MIDE, and we hope they’ll be accompanied by a 3rd AMD-B Rep … further details to be revealed in our April-June Bali eNewsletter!

    Fixed Date Special Offers and “Best of Bali (aka BoB!) Dive Safaris”

    Anemonefish

    Anemonefish

    2018 Fixed Date Special Offers

    AMD-B’s 2018 Fixed Date Special Offers for Day Trips, Mini Dive Safaris, and PADI Courses are another great way to save money when diving with AMD-B 🙂

    CLICK to see what appeals, and fits your 2018 holiday schedule!!

    Best of Bali (aka BoB!) Dive Safaris 2018 & 2019

    Our BOBs are fantastic value, with great diving and accommodation – choice of 13, 8 or 7 day programmes.

    These Best of Bali Dive Safaris have fixed start dates, and guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 divers.

    The itineraries include both shore- and boat-diving, a wide variety of dives: walls, wrecks, reefs, drifts, with opportunities for macro and wide-angle photography. At these sites you’ll see fantastic hard and soft corals, great density and diversity of marine life – from large pelagics such as Manta rays and Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) in season, to the tiniest juveniles and pygmy seahorses.

    View details and dates for 2018 and 2019 BoB Safaris – or just Contact Us.

    2018 Bali Diving Specials and Fantastic Deals

    For the whole quarter

    When 1 person takes either the PADI OW Diver course or the PADI Advanced OW Diver course, they can bring along a certified diver – and their buddy will receive 50% Discount on both days of diving!

    Jan - MarApr - Jun

    January – March 2018

    For the whole quarter

    Day Trips

    Book 3 days diving Jan – March 2018: Receive your 3rd dives FREE. (Further discount with eLearning added) 

    Pay Only (Per Diver): IDR 569 $£€¥…USD 425 | 
     

    Safaris

    Macro Lovers’ Safari

    3D/2N/10 Dives Diving at Tulamben Bay/Sidem and Blue Lagoon/Jetty

    Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Mimpi Resort Tulamben  

    Pay Only (Per Diver): IDR 722 $£€¥…USD 539 | 
     

    PADI Courses 08-31 January

    PADI Open Water Diver course

    Published USD475

    Pay Only: IDR 569 $£€¥…USD 425 | 
     
    (or USD400 with eLearning)

    PADI Advanced OW Diver course

    Published USD395

    Pay Only: IDR 462 $£€¥…USD 345 | 
     
    (or USD320 with eLearning)

    February

    Chinese New Year (16 Feb) and Valentine’s Daymonth long deal!

    5 Days / 5 Nights / 8 Dives (option to add dives): 

    Pay Only (Per Diver): IDR 924 $£€¥…USD 690 | 
     

    Diving: Tulamben Bay, Amed, Outside Padangbai, Nusa Penida including Manta Point

    Accommodation: Deluxe Bungalow, The Watergarden Hotel & Spa

    March

    International Women’s Day (08 March) & UK Mother’s Day (11 March)

    Celebrating women around the world!

    Book a Day Trip for 08-11 March: 20% off for female divers

    April – June 2018

    Manta Madness

    Day Trips

    Get a FREE 3rd Day Dive on any ‘Nusa Penida inc Manta Point’ Trip

    Safaris

    Minimum 3D/2N including Manta Point: Receive a FREE AMD-B Drybag (15 litres, I use mine all the time!)

    Manta Ray Safari

    2 Days/1 Night/6 Dives

    Tulamben Bay & Nusa Penida/Manta Point inc Manta Ray Specialty.

    Published USD465

    Pay Only: IDR 522 $£€¥…USD 390 | 
     

    Accommodation: Deluxe Bungalow, The Watergarden Hotel & Spa

    NE Bali

    (subject to conditions)

    Day Trips

    Tulamben Bay, Tulamben Area, and Amed: 3tank dives!
    Receive a FREE 3rd dive each day!

    Safaris

    Amed Ghost Bay, Tulamben Bay, and Gili Selang

    3 Days/2 Nights/9 Dives – 35% Discount

    Published USD620

    Pay Only: IDR 536 $£€¥…USD 400 | 
     

    Tulamben Bay with Tulamben Area OR Amed
    2 Days/1 Night/6 Dives – 33% Discount

    Published USD385

    Pay Only: IDR 341 $£€¥…USD 255 | 
     

    Day Trip or Safari

    Book 2 Days Muck Diving for min 2divers: Get FREE use of U/W Camera (inc 4GB memory card)

    PADI Courses

    PADI Courses:
    PADI OW Diver Course – 2 Free Dives
    PADI Advanced OW Diver Course – 1 Free Dive
    (most) Specialties – 1 Free Dive (Night Diver/3dives; Wreck Diver/4dives)

    Winners – PADI Divemaster Programme and PADI Specialty Courses

    PADI Divemaster Course and PADI Specialty Winners

    PADI Divemaster Course and PADI Specialty Winners

    Congratulations!

    4th Quarter 2017 PADI Specialty Winners are Hong Vuong and Michel Jeckelmann – both of whom have already been contacted.

    The lucky winner in our Annual Prize Draw for a free ONE 1 Month PADI Divemaster Course: John Nilsson. He has already been contacted – congratulations again, John Nilsson

    How to Win a PADI Course in Bali

    Take any PADI Course with AMD-B in 2018. You might be interested in our Manta Ray Awareness Specialty?! You’ll automatically be entered into:

    • our Quarterly Prize Draw to win one of TWO PADI Specialty courses
      AND
    • our Annual Prize Draw for a free DM Course (this is the final Quarter in 2017)!

    Contact Us today.

    All Special Offers for Bali Diving Must be Booked in Advance

    Special Offers on this page are for diving in Bali.

    • Bali Diving Specials on this page must be booked in advance.
    • You can book any time to dive in the months shown.
    • Monthly special offers for diving in Bali are valid for the entire month unless otherwise specified.
    • Only for new bookings; available for single divers with min 2 participants.
    • Subject to space/Instructor availability; excludes gear rental (unless stated otherwise).
    • PADI Specialties do not include diving fee or gear.
    • Accommodation (where stated) is double/twin share; subject to availability at time of booking.

    Beyond Bali Offers

    Read our Beyond Bali eNews for Discounts, Free Flights, Free Diving and more for diving throughout Indonesia.

    Book Now! Contact Us.

    Disclaimer: We are required by law to display prices in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). IDR prices are divided by 10,000. Click the $£€¥… link beside each price to display the price in your currency. Exchange rates are updated once per day. Today the rate used is 1 IDR = 0.000075 USD (1 USD = 13,390 IDR). These values are provided for informational purposes only. Please contact us to verify exact prices.