July – September 2021 Bali eNewsletter

Message from Annabel

Beach Clean up with AMD-B

Beach Clean up with AMD-B

Dear AquaMarine Diving – Bali Associate

I’m delighted to report that all AMD-B staff (from dive guides and drivers, to boat crews, office and equipment staff) have now received their first Covid vaccination and that actually some members of the team have been fully-vaccinated for 6+ months!

PADI Women’s Dive Day 2021 is Saturday 17 July; please see below for details of AMD-B’s amazing 2-for-1 Special Offer for that weekend!

AWARE Week 2021 is 18-26 September – details below of FREE PADI Specialty.

Also below you’ll find a 45% Discount for 14-18 August 2021.

And, of course, we have our 2021 Mola-Mola Day Trip and Safari Special Offers.

AMD-B is continuing our Weekly 15 Mins Instagram Live Talks. The schedule and topics for our upcoming series with DAN (Diver Alert Network) are below.

Thank you to everyone who’s supported AMD-B over the 1.5 years since the pandemic started. That might have been:
– financially by direct donations or through our crowdfunding for guides’ and drivers’ ‘Life’s Essentials
– by reviewing us on TripAdvisor, Facebook, and elsewhere
– or simply staying in contact with us by email or social media
It has all meant so much to me and the rest of the AMD-B Team 🙂

So yes, please stay in touch with us, we love to hear from The Outside World 🙂
Follow AMD-B’s news, uw sightings, interesting articles, and updates, on Facebook and Instagram. Also, if you have any friends who’d be interested, here’s the link to sign up for these Quarterly AMD-B eNewsletters.

We look forward to welcoming you back so we can all get on and do what we love best: Diving in Bali – hopefully before too long!

Annabel

 

Bali Diving Specials, Deals, and Events

Jul - SepOct - Dec

July – September 2021

Indonesia’s Independence Day

To celebrate Indonesia’s 45th Independence Day:
Book any Day Trip and receive 45% Discount from Published Prices!
Valid: 14 – 18 Aug 2021 (all sites; subj to availability)

AWARE Week

Sign-up for courses during AWARE Week and receive a Project AWARE Specialty Free of Charge
Valid: 18 – 26 Sep 2021

Note: For the whole of the July-Sept period, due to C19 meaning fewer guests,
please check our 2021 Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) Day Trip and Safari with 3dives/day 🙂

Above specials are based on 2 divers.
Available for 1 diver if we can ‘link’ you with another guest or existing trip.

October – December 2021

All Day Trips to all Dive Sites:
Tulamben, Amed, Blue Lagoon, Mimpang/Tepekong, Nusa Penida, Menjangan Island, Puri Jati, Secret Bay

Pay Only IDR 145 $£€¥…USD 100 |  per person

For Certified and Non-certified (DSD) divers; cannot be combined with other Specials

Above specials are based on 2 divers.
Available for 1 diver if we can ‘link’ you with another guest or existing trip.

PADI 2021 Women's Dive Day

PADI 2021 Women's Dive Day

AMD-B’s July 2021 Women Only Special Offer

Inspired by PADI Women’s Dive Day on 17 July 2021:
– Massive Beach Clean-up and DAD UW Clean-up
– Two-for-one on Published Prices for all Female guests
Valid for 16 – 20 Jul 2021

2021 Mola Mola Bali Diving Specials

2021 Mola Mola Bali Diving Specials

AMD-B’s 2021 Mola Mola (Ocean sunfish) Special Offers

  • Day Trip Special (3 dives)
  • 3days/2nights/6dives Safari Special

Valid until 30 Nov 2021

AMD-B News

AMD-B's 2021 PADI DM Internship Apr – Jun Progress

AMD-B's 2021 PADI DM Internship Apr – Jun Progress

AMD-B’s 7Month PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizens

Divemaster Internship Apr – Jun Progress

Bram is doing very well – settling into AMD-B’s team, learning the basics of working in a dive company, as well as working towards PADI Divemaster.

April to June, he completed his PADI Open Water, Advanced OW, Emergency First Response (EFR) and is currently close to completing his Rescue Diver course. July and August, he will take the Divemaster programme.

 

Coral Monitoring

Coral Monitoring

AMD-B’s new Coral Transplanting & Maintenance Project/Programme

AquaMarine Coral Restoration Project collaborating with Livingseas Conservation

Rehabilitation of the ecosystem can be one of the best ways as an effort to improve or recovery the environment. However, the rehabilitation ecosystem should be carried out with guidance from experts.

The same goes for coral reef restoration. On June is the first time for AquaMarine to monitoring and maintenance for the corals that we planted in the previous month.

With guidance from Livingseas we started measuring each coral fragment to know its growth (in long-term). Furthermore, another thing that needs to be considered is to eliminate the competitors for corals that grow around the coral fragment. Maintaining is most important to do to increase the coral growth rate that we planted.

 

Dive Against Debris at The Mushroom Point

Dive Against Debris at The Mushroom Point

AMD-B’s new ‘Adopt A Dive Site’ location

Since April 2019, AquaMarine has been committed in adopting the Jetty outside Padangbai/Candidasa. Despite of the continuous effort in monitoring and maintaining, the Jetty which was previously an abandoned harbor become a docking place for cargo ships in January 2021. The government did bot allow any further underwater activities on this site which means that we are no longer able to continue preserving this place.

After conducting survey dives in several dive locations around Padangbai, we finally decided to adopt a new site. The site named by Wayan as The Mushroom Point, because during the safety stop he saw two big rocks that look like big mushrooms. This location is Livingseas’ coral restoration site, where AquaMarine also joins for monitor and maintenance the reef stars that we planted last month. – by Joana Viviani, Co-ordinator, Blue Project by AMD-B

AMD-B's Instagram Live Talks with DAN Indonesia

AMD-B's Instagram Live Talks with DAN Indonesia

AMD-B’s Weekly 15mins Instagram Talks

Continuing AMD-B’s Instagram Live Talks, we will be having our live sessions with DAN Indonesia about Diving Medical Issues. Join our Instagram Live on the following schedule:
22 June 21 – Hazardous Marine Life
29 June 21 – How Diving Affects your Health and Circulatory System
06 July 21 – How Thermal Changes Affect Your Body

Key speakers: Rendra Hertiadhi (Country Manager) & Bayu Wardoyo (Field Representative)

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.

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