Bali

Tourists in Bali have carved name into coral

Bali coral deliberately vandalised

Photographic evidence has been posted on Facebook showing that names have been carved into coral at Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, and it has enraged social media users.

What’s wrong with some people? Seriously, do they need to scratch their name on this beautiful coral. Unbelievable!

It is thought that tourists are responsible. The Bali Sun stated that one post observed “how can you be so stupid?”

Sunfish Safari to Bali with Steve Jones

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.

Bali's Tulamben: Muck Diving Heaven

Standing on the beach staring out at the deep blue water, it’s hard to imagine a world so vibrant and full of life lying just a few meters away from our feet. My dive group and I shuffle slowly into the water, careful not to slip on the smooth black stones beneath our boots. With all our gear in place and a quick press of our deflators, we descend down into this beautiful wonderland hidden just below the surface.

Bali - Discover Tulamben

Mount Agung is Bali’s landmark. It produced a major devastating eruption in 1963. Hard to believe on such a beautiful and peaceful day as this

Dark grey!

Usually a colour associated with dull. Not here. The dark lava sand creates a perfect neutral backdrop to make all the colours of corals and critters stand out beautifully. It also dampens the often harsh and bleaching tropical sunlight into something of a less eye-squinting exercise to enjoy.

Bali: The Island of Gods

Bali. It’s a name synonymous with a tropical island paradise, conjuring up images of emerald rice terraces, an exotic, vibrant culture and friendly people. This jewel of the Indonesian Archipelago is also a magnet for scuba divers, drawn by a bevy of attractions ranging from to tiny jewel-like nudibranchs to enormous mola molas. Once you’ve been, you’re hooked!

New danger for the turtles on Bali

The cages and slaughterhouses in Tanjung Benoa are now all empty and no more turtles are being traded in public places. While it is still possible to find some animals on the black market but they are now hard to find. The number of killed and traded animals have dropped around 90 percent since the onset of the campaign!

There were reasons to be proud. After an eight year battle against the Turtle mafia we seem to have won the war.

Yet the issue is now rising its ugly head again.