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Scuba Diving in Bunaken Marine Park

AquaMarine Diving – Bali’s November 2022 ‘Beyond Bali Diving Inspiration’ eNews takes us to Bunaken Marine Park.

Located to the north of Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi, Bunaken National Park includes Bunaken, Siladen, Manado Tua, Montehage and Nain Islands.

The area has outstanding marine biodiversity with bright blue waters, abundant marinelife, healthy reefs, great macro life, and a wide variety of fishes.

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Diving in Bunaken Marine Park

The reef is good all the way around Bunaken Island, with 13 main dive sites. This is the centerpiece of the reserve and – with careful observation – around this one island, you could probably see the majority of coral reef fishes found in Indonesia.

All the dive sites have similar features: Steep coral-covered walls with many small caves, all buzzing with small and medium reef fish. Due to the clarity of the water, good coral growth extends quite deep; on the deeper parts of the walls, you can often see sharks, large rays, and Napoleon wrasse. Currents are usually gentle, perfect for a slow drift that allows you to stop whenever you want.

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Bunaken diving seasons

Diving is good year-round with average visibility of 20-35 meters; however, the best conditions are from April to October. November to late February can be windy and rainy meaning less-than-great surface conditions. Sharks are most often seen in June.

How to reach Bunaken

There are domestic flights from Jakarta and Bali to Manado, and then by boat if not staying on the mainland.

For more info on diving Bunaken Marine Park, and to start your planning, please make sure your AMD-B Travel Consultant is aware of your needs. As always, they will be more than happy to offer recommendations and make arrangements to suit your preferences. Contact us on Tours@AquaMarineDiving.com today!

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Message from Annabel

AquaMarine Diving – Bali turned 23 years old on 18 September!

During the Covid lockdown, like many small business owners, I wasn’t sure we’d make it, so it’s wonderful to write “AMD-B is still busy with 2022’s High Season”. Thank you to our loyal clients who’ve visited this year, and thank you to those who recommended us, and referred AMD-B to your friends, family and fellow divers. It’s always great to welcome new clients who’ve never previously experienced Bali’s amazing diving.

PADI AWARE Week (Sat 17 – Sun 25 Sept)

AWARE Week 2022 is still ongoing as I write this 🙂
AMD-B loves PADI’s annual ‘AWARE Week’. For 2022, we offered everyone 4 opportunities to join us “do some good!“.

2022 ‘Zero-to-Hero’ PADI DM Internship is ending

Yes… Dhona, AMD-B’s 2022 Intern, will be finishing with us at the end of October. It’s been a pleasure to have her with us this year 🙂 Dhona plans to continue working as a Dive Guide here in Bali.

2023 PADI DM Internship for Young Indonesians
For 2023, AMD-B’s PADI Divemaster Internship will revert to 11 months.
Closing date for applications: Mon 31 October.

Our annual Internship Programme is one way AMD-B ‘gives back’ to the dive community by raising the quality of Indonesian Dive Guides.
If YOU are a young Indonesian (OR know someone suitable), click here for more info!

Finally, my best wishes for the rest of 2022 and for a wonderful 2023 for everyone!
Everyone at AMD-B hopes to see you next year – whether you’re just visiting Bali, diving with AMD-B, or booking diving elsewhere in Indonesia through us.

Annabel

AquaMarine Diving – Bali turned 23 years old on 18 September!

During the Covid lockdown, like many small business owners, I wasn’t sure we’d make it, so it’s wonderful to write “AMD-B is still busy with 2022’s High Season”. Thank you to our loyal clients who’ve visited this year, and thank you to those who recommended us, and referred AMD-B to your friends, family and fellow divers. It’s always great to welcome new clients who’ve never previously experienced Bali’s amazing diving.

PADI AWARE Week (Sat 17 – Sun 25 Sept)

AWARE Week 2022 is still ongoing as I write this 🙂
AMD-B loves PADI’s annual ‘AWARE Week’. For 2022, we offered everyone 4 opportunities to join us “do some good!“.

2022-AWARE-Week-Special
2022-AWARE-Week-Special
2023 PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens

2022 ‘Zero-to-Hero’ PADI DM Internship is ending

Yes… Dhona, AMD-B’s 2022 Intern, will be finishing with us at the end of October. It’s been a pleasure to have her with us this year 🙂 Dhona plans to continue working as a Dive Guide here in Bali.

2023 PADI DM Internship for Young Indonesians
For 2023, AMD-B’s PADI Divemaster Internship will revert to 11 months.
Closing date for applications: Mon 31 October.

Our annual Internship Programme is one way AMD-B ‘gives back’ to the dive community by raising the quality of Indonesian Dive Guides.
If YOU are a young Indonesian (OR know someone suitable), click here for more info!

2023 PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens

Finally, my best wishes for the rest of 2022 and for a wonderful 2023 for everyone!

Everyone at AMD-B hopes to see you next year – whether you’re just visiting Bali, diving with AMD-B, or booking diving elsewhere in Indonesia through us.

Annabel

Bali Diving Specials, Deals, and Events

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Christmas/New Year & Low Season Specials

Christmas-New Year-Low-Season Specials

AMD-B’s Christmas/New Year Special Offer

Book your 2 days PADI Advanced OW Diver course (Tulamben & Nusa Penida):
Receive an Extra Day Dive AND 1 Night FREE accommodation!
Valid: 21 Dec 22 – 05 Jan 23.

AMD-B’s ‘Low Season 3 days / 2 nights / 9 dives’ Muck Diving Safari

3 days of fantastic diving at Tulamben Bay, Seraya Slope/Sidem, and Amed
2 nights at Ramayana Candidasa Hotel, Candidasa
Only USD435/pp inc equipment, based on 2 divers
Valid: 06 Jan – 31 Mar 23

AMD-B News

2022 Intern Progress

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Divemaster Internship Jul – Sep Progress

Dhona – is now PADI Divemaster 🙂: Trained by AMD-B’s “best of the best” since April, after a very intense 5months, she passed her final assessment with Wayan (Director of Diving Operations) marking her final step to professional certification.

Under the supervision of our Senior Dive Staff, she is now working full-time as AMD-B Dive Guides – as well as leading some of our Snorkelling Trips. Working as part of AMD-B’s dive team enables her to build upon and practise her skills; her knowledge and experience of marinelife and diving conditions around Bali improves daily.

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2023 AMD-B PADI Divemaster Internship

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We are now seeking applications for the 2023 Internship. Closing date for applications: 31 October.

The programme will run from 09 January to 30 November 2023, with a maximum of 4 participants. During that period, the interns are assigned an AMD-B PADI Instructor as their mentor. The mentor is also part of the team that trains the interns from Open Water Diver, all the way through to PADI Divemaster.

If YOU are a young Indonesian (OR know someone suitable) who’s ready to start The Adventure of a Lifetime on 09 Jan 2023, please ask them to e-mail us on HRD-Dive@AquaMarineDiving.com, thank you.

All Special Offers for Bali Diving Must be Booked in Advance

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  • You can book any time to dive in the months shown.
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