Lying just 8 degrees south of the Equator, Bali boasts a tropical climate with two seasons a year and an average temperature of around 82 degrees. The greatest feature of scuba diving in Bali is the rich and varied sites – deep drop-offs and steep banks, coral ridges and bommies, the U.S.S. Liberty (one of the most famous wrecks in the world, offering divers an amazing variety of marine life), volcanic outcrops and seagrass beds. With the colorful and diverse marine life, there’s enough here to keep you coming back for more.
To the east of the island lies the Lombok Strait, the first deep water trench directly to the east of the Asian continental shelf. Through this channel flows the greatest volume of tidal water on earth, meaning regular visits from large and unusual pelagic fish like the incredible mola mola, or the sunfish. Bali’s natural attractions include miles of sandy beaches, picturesque rice terraces, towering active volcanoes over 10,000 feet high, fast flowing rivers, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife.
You can experience Bali on many different excursions and guided tours by coach, private car or even a live-aboard dive boat. South Pacific Island Travel can help you with all you travel needs.
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The Sandi Phala Beach Resort
The Sandi Phala Beach Resort is a stunning boutique hotel set within a shady tropical garden that gently spills on to a secluded private beach of soft white sand. Their concept was to create a hidden world in keeping with tradition and in tune with nature, simple yet luxurious, exotic and romantic. 7 minutes away from the airport, The Sandi Phala renders the perfect place for a subtle and rejuvenating stay in the Island of Bali. The Sandi Phala also features a fine-dining French Restaurant, Ma Joly.
Angel Island Eco Resort
Angel Island is a small eco resort set on a stunning island just off the west coast of Flores in Eastern Indonesia. Built with clear goals in mind, Angel Island Eco Resort is the vision of two environmentalists who wanted to build a resort that combined their passion for being as close to nature as possible while maintaining quality and service.
With 10 private villas set throughout a hibiscus garden and surrounded by flourishing coral reefs, Angel Island is the only protected island in the area, allowing it to be a haven for wildlife, both in the water and on land.
The Komodo Resort is located in Labuan Bajo, Sebayur Island, an hour’s boat ride from the Komodo Dragon Tour on Rinca Island. Surrounded by the sea, the resort boasts a private beach area and on-site diving and snorkeling opportunities with world-class reef diving.
The sixteen seafront bungalows are made in teak wood from local controlled plantations. With private bathroom, terrace and garden, all the units are surrounded by the nature of a desert island, just few meters away from the beach and from our spectacular and pristine house reef.
Liberty Dive Resort
Liberty Dive Resort is a luxury dive resort located in Central Tulamben. They have 32 guest rooms each with air-conditioning, fan, ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water, refrigerator and mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities. Diving with Liberty Dive Resort is easy! The wreck of the USAT Liberty is just 100 meters away from the resort and is Tulamben's greatest dive attraction.
Tasik Divers Komodo
Tasik Divers Komodo offers one of most premium dive and stay packages in the area located in Labuan Bajo, also known as the gateway to some of the world’s best diving and infamous Komodo Dragon.
Most of the diving they do is located within Komodo National Park; expect to dive the eastern side or northern part of Komodo Island. Their four-star partner hotel is Laprima. The single-building style hotel is closely located to Labuan Bajo and can be reached by foot in only 15 minutes. All 88 rooms have private a balcony (hill view or sea view) and boast clean, modern and comfortable accommodations.
The Arenui is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel. Holding 16 passengers in 8 exceptionally spacious cabins with itineraries showcasing the best of Indonesia. Itineraries include: May to October around the Komodo National Park area, November Ambon/ Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat area of Western Papua from December through until April. With a crew of 22 serving a maximum of 16 guests, the aim is to make your cruise a truly relaxing and first-class experience!
The 188 foot Dewi Nusantara explores the magnificent reefs and marine life in the heart of the world famous “Coral Triangle.” Dewi Nusantara dive cruises take you to Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Halmahera and Cenderawasih Bay. There are eight spacious air-conditioned staterooms, that can be adapted to either twin or double use, each with its own en suite bathroom. The master and commanders’ cabin aft is the size of a large hotel suite.
MV Mermaid I
A 90 foot, double engine steel motor yacht. She comfortably holds 15 guests in 1 Master State Room (king bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins. The master, single and deluxe cabins have en-suite bathrooms, refrigerators and panoramic sea view windows. The budget cabins are below deck with en-suite bathroom and refrigerator. This vessel cruises the best dive spots in Komodo National Park & Raja Ampat on 9 night itineraries.
MV Mermaid II
A 105 foot, double engine steel motor yacht. She easily accommodates 16 guests in 8 deluxe cabins and 2 guests in a budget cabin below deck. All deluxe cabins are on the man deck with large panoramic sea view windows. Each cabin has a double or single bed, air conditioning and private en-suite bathrooms. Mermaid II offers 7 night itineraries in Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat and the Alor Islands.
MV Blue Manta Explorer
Exploring Ambon, Banda, Forgotten Islands, Komodo and Raja Ampat, the spacious Blue Manta Explorer is fully equipped to take you to some of the most beautiful, exotic and remote diving destinations in Indonesia. The large steel hull vessel can accommodate up to 22 passengers in 14 beautiful, fully ensuite cabins. Measuring 45 meters in length (148 feet) the spacious cabins are situated over three decks. The dive deck is equipped with personal rinse tanks and a wide outdoor work table for underwater digital cameras. There is also a dedicated indoor camera room with plenty of space & charging stations to set up your camera equipment.
The Indo Aggressor offers various Komodo diving itineraries to 4 different areas. The most well-known is Komodo National Park. Established in 1980 and declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon. The Indo Aggressor is a traditional Phinisi boat that travels as a motorized yacht and has sails. The sails are still maintained for Komodo diving and other activities but only if offshore and weather permitting due to all the travel close to the islands.
The Tiaré is a luxurious yet traditional Indonesian Phinisi that will take you on a journey of discovery to some of the most stunning diving spots in the rich waters of the Indonesian archipelago.
With bright airy cabins, spacious bathrooms and a large front deck where you can socialize, there is also a separate diving deck with hot water showers to warm up after a night dive. All indoor and outdoor living areas, decks, and cabins are made with antique teak salvaged from old Joglos, which not only gives the feel of “real Indonesia”, but has helped to reduce the use of Indonesia’s disappearing rainforests.
There are two triple cabins, spacious enough to accommodate two adults and one child or three adults, with under-bed storage to ensure ease of movement around the cabin, two twin and two double cabins accommodating 14 guests total.