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Land Based Dive Safari Features Highlights of Indonesia’s Marine Realm



UK based dive travel specialists Dive Safari Asia have created a group tour which highlights the rich diversity of marine life found within the archipelago of Indonesia. The 14 night safari includes 28 dives spread throughout the eastern coastline of Bali and the northern regions of Komodo National Park.

Highlights of the tour include the opportunity to dive with large numbers of manta rays at a site called Manta Point, experience the pristine reefs of Batu Bulong and get face to face with legendary Komodo Dragons, all of which can be found in Komodo National Park. Whilst off the east coast of Bali there are critter infested black sand slopes and the 120 long Liberty Wreck now covered in soft corals plus spectacular underwater topography.

Accommodation en route includes the newly built Komodo Resort which is located on a private island in the heart of the national park and offers stunning vistas to neighbouring islands with white sand beaches and pristine diving close by. The theme continues with the family operated Dtunjung Resort on Bali.

Land tours include trekking on Rinca Island, wildlife encounters and cultural tours including traditional markets and monuments and rice paddy terraces throughout provincial Bali.

Tour leaders Ben Stokes and Sarah Kemsley carefully selected a number of specific dive sites to feature in the tour following over 10 years and thousands of dives throughout the region.

Dive Safari Asia is a UK based company founded in 2008. Ben and Sarah spent 8 years working in various locations around the world as instructors and dive guides before returning to the UK to create their own brand of dive holidays which includes a number of exclusive tours through remote areas of Indonesia.

The Bali & Komodo Safari runs from 19th September – 5th October 2014 and includes 14 nights accommodation with full board, 28 dives with tanks, weights and guide, land tours in Bali and Komodo, all internal transfers and connections and is fully guided by an experienced tour leader. The price is £2,195.00 on a twin/double share basis. ATOL protected international flights can be arranged by Dive Safari Asia starting at £650.00 per person.

For more information or to book, contact Dive Safari Asia by calling 0800 955 0180, by emailing or by visiting


Jeff chats to… Christopher Bartlett, MD of Indigo Safaris, about scuba diving and safaris in Africa (5 of 5)



In the last in this exclusive series of five videos, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Christopher Bartlett, Managing Director of Indigo Safaris, about their diving and wildlife adventures, and four of their top destinations. In this episode Christopher talks about Africa.

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PADI makes a splash at Palma International Boat Show



PADI created a buzz at the recent Palma International Boat Show in Mallorca where a real-life PADI branded mermaid engaged exhibitors and guests to showcase their PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Mermaid Courses.

The Palma International Boat Show, a prominent event in the yachting and boating industry, witnessed an impressive gathering of 271 participating companies, alongside a stunning display of 252 boats at sea. Drawing an enthusiastic audience, more than 32,000 people attended the show, setting the stage for PADI to captivate a diverse range of individuals with their mesmerising mermaid concept.

Over the course of two days, the enchanting mermaid made an eye-catching appearance, gracefully circulating among attendees while distributing flyers highlighting the PADI courses. As the summer season approaches, this interactive approach aimed to create awareness and generate interest in PADI’s Open Water Diver and PADI Mermaid courses, inviting water enthusiasts of all ages to explore the wonders of the underwater world.

“Our presence at the Palma International Boat Show allowed us to engage with a wide range of yachting and water sports enthusiasts,” said Josep Lluís Massuet, PADI EMEA Regional Manager, Spain.

“By featuring our PADI branded mermaid, we aimed to capture attention, spark curiosity, and promote our courses that empower individuals to begin their underwater adventures, explore and save the ocean.”

The PADI branded mermaid at the Palma International Boat Show served as a symbol of adventure and environmental stewardship, embodying PADI’s commitment to seek adventure and save the ocean.

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