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Whether you are a certified diver or never been diving before, come and experience with Zen Dive Bali this unique harmony diving package, the best of Balis beautiful underwater paradise, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul through yoga, meditation, pranayama (effective and efficient breathing techniques), and traditional Balinese treatments.
Rama Candidasa Dive and Spa resort is located in the east of Bali, in the heart of the Candidasa district. It is the only place for having a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Bali as well as to explore the magnificent underwater paradise in Bali, such at Tulamben, Amed, PadangBai, Blue Lagoon, and many more.
About 90 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Tuban, this beautiful bali dive resort overlooks the outstanding Indian ocean and offers a romantic atmosphere for nature lovers. The natural serenity of being set amongst mountains, rice fields, and ocean that offers the ultimate peace and tranquility.
For your retreat in Bali, Rama Candidasa Dive and Spa Resort boasts 80 artistically furnished rooms with contemporary Balinese décor enhanced with modern amenities, all with secluded balcony offering views over the ocean, pool, or tropical lush garden. The dive resort facilities consists of outdoor swimming pool with children pool, oceanfront day bed, garden gazebo, tranquil zen garden, meeting and function room, wedding facilities, library and business center, a wellness spa, extensive terraced sun decks, and plenty more besides.
Superior room has the average size about 32 square meters and has a maximum occupancy of two adults and one child with double or twin beds. This type of room also has a connecting room, private terrace, or a balcony. You can see a beautiful garden through windows.
Superior room is a private room with individually controlled AC, LCD TV with international channels, in-room safe deposit box, daily housekeeping, room services, coffee or tea maker, well stocked mini bar, DVD Player, hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi.
Start your day with an ocean view breakfast in serene and tranquil environment at Rama Candidasa Resort and Spa and a sunrise yoga session. After that, you will join for a day of diving at one of Bali’s best dive sites, perhaps enjoy the view of gliding giants at the world-renowned Manta Point, or at Tulamben, where you will experience a 130 meter World War II shipwreck, or at Gili Mimpang - one of Bali’s most exciting diving sites and home to white tip sharks, turtles, and other fascinating marine life.
Upon you return from diving, you will indulge in a Balinese massage or take a swim in the infinity ocean view pool.
Located some 20 minutes car ride from Zen Dive Bali is stunning water palace, Ujung, which is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Agung moutain and the eastern shoreline. It underwent a series of expansions and pool additions around a single existing pool which served not as a royal bathing place, but instead a site for punishment of accused proponents of black magic or Balinese witchcraft known as ‘pangiwa’ and ‘leyaks’.
Two ensuing pools were built adding to the Dirah pool, as well as a number of resting pavilions, the raja’s meditation quarters, and the Taman Gili floating pavilions. The complex then shifted purpose to serve as a retreat and a place to welcome dignitaries on their visit to the Karangasem kingdom. In 1921, during the Dutch occupation of Indonesia, Taman Ujung became an officially open to the public and became known as a royal water garden complex.
After the visit to Ujung, you will stop at a very special place, Charlie's chocolate factory. Entering the chocolate factory could give you feelings like walking into a different world. The buildings look like they ran away from the set of Lord of the Rings. This place is very different and eye-catching. Overlooking the ocean is a wooden pirate ship built as a children’s playground, surrounded by palm trees, and three of the swings in a row between those trees. It is a beautiful setting which can be observed with a cup or mouthful of chocolate.
As a well-deserved relaxation time, the day ends at the Virgin Beach. No hotels, villas, or any other tourist accommodations are visible from this beach, only views of Gili Biaha on the horizon. Fresh sea food will be served in one of many little "warungs" that offer local food, snacks, and beverages with available umbrella and sun loungers for the day.
Gili Mimpang and Tepekong is located 10 to 15 minutes away by a traditional Balinese boat from Zen Dive Bali. This place is generally acknowledged as one of the best places to see sharks in Bali, and is also known as shark point. Mola molas are very often spotted at Gili Tepekong between September and October, enjoying being carefully cleaned by smaller fish.
This area offers some of the most impressive diving in Bali. Great walls, the canyon, strong currents coupled with superb corals, and marine life make this dive site for experienced divers only. It attracts big schools of sweetlips and jacks, big groupers, sharks, and pelagics like molas. A wide variety of conditions make Gili Tepekong Mimpang very interesting, similar to Penida. Advanced diving is always a challenge, and the chances of seeing deep-sea pelagics are quite high so anything may happen.
During diving at Gili Tepekong Mimpang, there is no shore access in the surface interval and lunch is served after the dives on Zen Dive Bali ocean view terrace. The boat ride can be choppy depending on a weather conditions and you do not hit dry land for lunch so prepare for a few hours on the boat and bring sun lotion and a hat.
Manta point is located 20 minutes minibus ride to Padang Bay and 45 minutes by a speed boat from Zen Dive Bali. Manta point and Manta bay are at the far south side of Nusa Penida and are quite easy dives. Mantas can be seen cruising in formations of two to more than seven in very shallow seas at some five meters. There can be a surge present which keeps forcing divers to equalize continuously.
Nusa Penida is located 20 minutes minibus ride to Padang Bay and 45 minutes away by a speed boat from Zen Dive Bali. Nusa Penida is the largest, 17 kilometers long of three islands, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan, that lies on the other side of the Bandung Strait from Bali’s east coast. The water here is fairly cold, due to a deep upwelling south of Bali, but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals, prolific fish, some turtles, grey reef, and silver-tip sharks. From July to middle November, mola mola, the weird and wonderful ocean sunfish, can be seen here.
Nusa Penida is famous for its strong currents and beautiful hard corals covering long stretches of underwater walls and slopes. In order to enjoy most its beauty, you mainly make drift dives in this area and that is why it is advised to be a bit more than a beginner level diver. Eagle rays and sometimes dolphins are cruising along with divers over this reefs.
Padang Bay is located 15 to 20 minutes away by a traditional Balinese boat from Zen Dive Bali. Padang Bay are actually eight different dive sites and the most famous is Blue Lagoon. Bottom composition is mainly sand ornate with stunning coral formations of great variety. Very common are massive table corals providing a protection to various small coral reef fish.
It is perfect for divers or photographers interested in unusual marine life as curious creatures are known to frolic these waters such as nudibranchs, strange walking scorpion fish, flying gurnards, pipefish, and turtles. Hidden gem in this area is dive site called the jetty and you can ask about it.
Rama reef is located one minute away by a boat from Zen Dive Bali. It is a flat coral reef, from six to nine meters deep and ideal for complete beginners or divers who need to brush up their diving skills.
Due to shallow depth, colors are stunning and coral formations can be up to one or two meter high, surrounded by array of fusiliers or larger schools of surgeon fish. Very often, visitors at Rama reef are two beautiful turtles. The marine life of Rama reef is very diverse with nudibranchs, surgeon fish, frog fish, white tip sharks, turtle, cleaner shrimps, cuttlefish, and squids.
Tulamben USAT Liberty shipwreck is located one hour away by a car from Zen Dive Bali. This wreck offers an unforgettable experience with a large number of fish life, fantastic coral, sponges, and fans.
The USAT Liberty is Bali's most famous diving destination. On 11 January, 1942, Liberty was torpedoed by Japanese submarine southwest of the Lombok Strait. US destroyer, Paul Jones, and Dutch destroyer, Van Ghent, took the damaged ship in tow attempting to harbor at Singaraja, on the north coast of Bali. However, she was taking too much water and so was beached on the eastern shore of Bali at Tulamben so that the cargo and fittings could be salvaged.
In 1963, the tremors associated with the eruption of Agung mountain caused the vessel to slip off the beach and she now lies on a sand slope in nine to 30 meters of water, providing one of the most popular dive sites off Bali and one of the easiest and calmest large World War II wreck dives in the world. To dive Tulamben USAT Liberty Shipwreck, you enter the water from the shore and swim for only about 30 meters before reaching the ship’s stern.
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - 90 minutes
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The price of this retreat includes breakfast and lunches at local restaurants on diving and trekking days.
Two relaxation reflexology treatments and mandi lulur, a traditional massage with floral bath, are included in this package. Rama spa is designed to soothe the senses and indulge you in a range of holistic treatments. A full menu of treatments are available, includes traditional Balinese treatments or spa courses. The operation hour is Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 22:00.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Zen Dive Bali will pick you up from the airport.