The house reef
There is a exciting house reef directly in front of the resort. Even if you are an experienced diver you will always discover something new on each dive, no matter, how many times you dive here, and it is a paradise for underwater photographers. On the house reef we have 3 different entry and exit points. Our guest never carry any tanks to or from these points as the well known Werner Lau tank service is offered as at all our diving centres.
The reef extends the total width of the hotel ground and is a designated conservation area – the first of its kind in Bali. The government agreed to this trial and the local fishermen are banned from using nets, cyanide or harpoons. According to this the underwater world here is intact.
From Alam Anda all the top dive sites in Bali are reachable. A large variety of dive sites can be reached within 20 minutes to 1 hour. Further highlights such as Nusa Menjangan and Secret Bay in the North West of Bali are approx. 2.5 and 3.5 hours away. The south-easterly dive spots around Padangbai and Nusa Penida take about 2 to 2.5 hours drive.
The best known diving spot in Bali is in TULAMBEN – Only 40 minutes drive from the diving centre by car. Here lies the fascinating wreck of the “Liberty” to which we offer regular trips. It is also a spectacular site for night dives. Just round the corner are TULAMBEN DROP OFF (lush overgrown wall that drops down to 60m) and CORAL GARDEN (colourful coral landscape partly covered with huge sponges).
The following dive sites are only examples of what is in a short time distance:
- ANGELS CANYON : our insider tip – (wonderful canyon landscape with soft corals).
- KUBU – DROP OFF : (soft corals, octopus, white-tip and nurse sharks).
- NUSA PENIDA : A large part of the east coast of this island has an intact reef with splendid corals, sponges and large populations of both large and small fish. A real titbit for drift divers! Currents of up to 30m/min are not unusual and experienced boatmen follow the divers. The trip to Padangbai takes approx. 2 to 2.5 hours and then a further 30 minutes by speedboat.
- MENJANGAN : Underwater conservation area. After Tulamben the best diving area in Bali with many diverse dive sites such as coral gardens and splendid drop-offs. The travelling time is approx. 2.5 to 3 hours plus 40 minutes by boat.
The courses take 3 to 4 days. The students spend the mornings and afternoons in the water and are introduced to the world of diving in small groups by a qualified instructor. The theory lessons (approx. 6 hours) are on 3 consecutive days in the evening.
After passing the test, the student receives an internationally recognised certificate (SSI Open Water Diver).
We also offer instruction up to SSI Divemaster, CMAS Gold and PADI Divemaster for more experienced divers. Additionally, we are qualified to teach and certify almost all speciality courses.