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Sunfish Safari to Bali with Steve Jones

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Sunfish Safari to Bali with Steve Jones

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:39
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In October 2015 renowned British underwater photographer and X-Ray magazine contributor, Steve Jones, will be leading an east coast safari in Bali that will explore all of these sites and culminate with several spectacular encounters with Mola Mola or Sunfish, the largest bony fish in the ocean.

Bali, Indonesia’s Island of the Gods, is celebrated for its ethereal beauty, rich Hindu culture, diverse cuisine and friendly people. Each year, Bali’s laid back atmosphere lures thousands of tourists from around the globe who visit to climb one of the island’s ancient volcanoes, wander around spectacular terraced rice fields, watch a traditional Ramayana Ballet, shop, explore or simply relax in one of the island’s many amazing resorts. The sheer spectacular nature of Bali doesn’t end at the high tide mark. From the spectrum of macro critters and seashells at Seraya Secrets, to the intact wreck of the USAT Liberty in Tulamben and the feeding Manta Rays at the aptly named Manta Ray point near Candidasa, the broad variety of sites on Bali’s east coast is enough to leave any diver enthralled. In October 2015 renowned British underwater photographer and X-Ray magazine contributor, Steve Jones, will be leading an east coast safari in Bali that will explore all of these sites and culminate with several spectacular encounters with Mola Mola or Sunfish, the largest bony fish in the ocean. Most active around the full moon, Sunfish are regularly seen in the waters around Nusa Penida, near to Candidasa between the months of July to November. Measuring up to 14 feet wide and weighing up to 2 tonnes, being in the water with a Sunfish is a once in a lifetime experience. Timed around the full moon, the trip begins in Denpasar on 20 October and ventures north to Tulamben where you will dive the Liberty and explore many of the area’s great critter diving sites over six nights. You will then venture south to spend three days diving the key sites of Nusa Penida in search of Sunfish.

What you will learn

Given the wide variety of scenarios you will be presented with diving this region of Bali, Steve will be able to show you the best techniques suitable for each, such as: • Close up and Macro techniques including wide angle macro • Wrecks and working with models • Big animals and the fieldcraft necessary to get great images Steve will cover lighting, composition and equipment considerations for each discipline and also cover the post processing techniques necessary to make your images pop.

Outline itinerary

Tuesday 20 October 2015 – Meet in Denpasar Airport and transfer to Tulamben on the north east coast of Bali. Based in Mimpi Resort, you will spend six nights and eighteen dives exploring the delights of Tulamben over a number of workshops. Monday 26 October – The group will travel south to Candidasa for three nights and eight dives around the Sunfish and Manta Ray sites of Nusa Penida. Friday 30 October – Departure for Denpasar.

Holiday combinations, stopovers and additional arrangements

This workshop is timed extremely well with the peak diving seasons in other regions of Indonesia. Talk to us about extending your trip on to mainland Bali, muck diving in Ambon or Manado or exploring Raja Ampat in addition to the Sunfish Safari.

Provisional Price

Price: £1854/US$2815/€2358 Single Room Supplement Price: £165/US$250/€210 Deposit: £200/US$300/€250

Includes:

• 6 nights accommodation in a Patio Room at Mimpi Resort Tulamben • 4 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Garden View Room at Puri Bagus Resort Candidasa • Continental breakfast daily • Lunch and unlimited bottled water on diving days • Return airport transfers and transfer between Tulamben and Candidasa • Dive equipment that includes mask/snorkel/fins/booties/tanks/weight belts • Local medical insurance • Services of a local divemaster/guide • Free use of beach towels • All local taxes • Up to 26 dives on air • Services of Steve Jones as leader

Not included in the price:

• Evening meals and beverages • Lunch on non-diving days Rental dive equipment if required. Phone: +44 1254 826322 Email: divers@divequest-diving-holidays.co.uk

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