Gang Wanasari 3b,
PADI IDC Asia - Blue Season Bali welcomes you to the
only PADI 5 Star Instructor Course in Bali with a 100%
success rate for all of our PADI IDC Instructor Internships.
Offering the finest PADI (IDC) Instructor Development
Courses in Asia today! Overnight safaris and daily fun
diving trips are also offered.
jl By Pass Ngurah Rai N.350
Sanur BALI Indonesia
Tel :62 361 284 312
fax : 62 361 282 824
HP: 62 8123805767
We give PADI Courses from OWD UNTIL Dive Master. The
Course and Explorations are giving in English, French,
German, and Indonesian . We will like to propose our
service of diving to your Guest.
Bali Diving Academy
Jalan Danau Buyan 14 b- Sanur- Bali- Indonesia
Tel. +62 361 270 252
Fax. +62 361 284431
Number of Dive Boats: 8
Maximum Number of Divers: 120
Number of Tanks per Day: 240
Rental Gear Available: Full sets
Type of Diving: Muck, Wreck, Wall, Drift, Night
Nitrox Available: yes
Total Dive Sites: 80+
Minimum time to divesites/mins: 5
Maximum time to dive site/mins: 90
Training Agency: PADI
Courses Offered: From Bubblemaker to Divemaster
Operating since 1991, we are a 100 per cent Australian
owned and foreign managed diving operation.
Our PADI professional management and full service facilities
are located in five premiers diving locations:
Sanur (main office), Tulamben, Pemuteran, Lembongan,
and Gili Islands (Lombok), providing an unmatched range
of diving experiences.
Email Address: email@example.com
Web Address: http://www.scubali.com
Bali International Diving Professionals
Mailing Address: Jl. Danau Poso No. 26, Sanur, Bali,
Tel.: +62 (0)361 270759
Fax.: + 62 (0) 361 270760
PADI 5*IDC Scuba Diving Centre, offering Technical diving,
Dive packages, PADI courses, Day dives around Bali,
liveaboards, underwater photography/videography options.
Bunaken Divers - Sea Breeze Resort
JL. Pierre Tendean 89 Boulevard - Manado (Sea View Hotel)
North Sulawesi Indonesia
Ph. +62 811 43 9558
Fax. +62 431 859268
Dive Resort in Bunaken Island - Dive Courses - Diving
Tour - Snorkeling Tour - Dolphin Tour - Beach Front
» Number of Dive Boats: 4
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 8
» Gear Provided: Tanks & Weights
» Rental Gear Available: Masks - Snorkels - Fins
- Short Wetsuits - Long Wetsuits - Regulators w/octopus/SPG/depth
- BCDs - Computers - U/W Flashlights - Compasses
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Walls - Slopes - Coral
Reefs - Large Marine Life Dives - Black Sand Critter Diving
- Wreck Diving
» Total Dive Sites: 50+
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 1 minute
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 1 hour, 15 minutes
» Certification Agencies: PADI
» Courses Offered: All courses to PADI Divemaster
+ Night Diver - Deep Diver - AWARE Fish ID - Drift -
Peak Performance Buoyancy - Search & Recovery -
U/W Naturalist - U/W Navigation - Boat - Enriched Air
- Multi Level & Computer
Diving Centers Werner Lau
Various Resort Locations
Find us at Pondok Sari Resort, Matahari Beach Resort,
Alam Anda Dive & Spa Resort and Siddhartha Dive
Resort, all located on Bali. Perfect service focused
on the divers' needs combined with practical experience
& an enthusiastic interest in the marine realm is
what makes Werner Lau & his team exceptional!
PO Box 7788
Manado 95000 North Sulawesi Indonesia
Tel. +62 431 860999 (Ext 504)
Fax. +62 431 861333
Odyssea Divers offers an unforgettable journey throughout
the world class dive sites Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
have to offer, by providing you with high quality scuba
diving facilities, equipment and services, in the comfort
of a beautiful beachfront resort and spa setting.
Thalassa 5* PADI Dive Resort
Jl. Molas, Kecematan Bunaken - Manado 95242
North Sulawesi - Indonesia
Tel.: (+62) 812 43500956
Relaxed, flexible diving holiday in North Sulawesi,
Indonesia. 5* PADI Dive Resort Thalassa and her team
dives in Bunaken National Park, Lembeh Strait and Bangka
Archipelago. Amazing coral reefs, abundant critters
and fish life. The highest diversity in the world.
Siam Dive n Sail Co Ltd
85/15 Sai Yuan Soi 9 Mu 7
Rawai, Phuket 83130
Tel: +6681 892 0474; +6681 892 0643
Phuket Live-aboard dive boats for safaris and diving
adventures in Thailand, Burma and the Andaman Sea. We
are Thailand, Burma, Indonesia Liveaboard Scuba Diving
liveaboard specialists. We also conduct PADI instructor
Tauch Terminal Resort and Liveaboards
Jl. Danau Tamblingan X / 38-42
Bali - Indonesia
Tel.: ++62-361-774 504 or 772 923
Fax.: 778 473
Tauch Terminal Bali - Kuta based diving. Tauch Terminal
Resort Tulamben - Padi 5 Star Gold Palm IDC Resort on
Bali's eastcoast, 100 meters of the famous USS Liberty
shipwreck. Tauch Terminal Liveaboards - Cruising between
Bali and Komodo every Friday.
World Diving Lembongan
Pondok Baruna Guesthouse
Tel: +62 81 23900686
Fax: +62 366 24486
We are experts in diving the three islands of Lembongan,
Penida and Ceningan east of Bali. Mola Mola, Mantas,
Sharks, Turtles, Rays and great coral.
name Indonesia has its roots in two Greek words: "Indos"
meaning Indian and "Nesos" which means islands.
It is an appropriate description of the archipelago
as there are estimated to be a total of 17,508 islands,
of which only about 6,000 are inhabited, stretching
for 5,150 km between the Australian and Asian continental
mainlands and dividing the Pacific and Indian Oceans
at the Equator.
Indonesia is in the center of the Indo-Pacific bio-sphere,
and is the largest archipelago in the world. There are
over 17,000 islands spread across 3,000 miles, and diving
conditions are exceptional. It is one of the richest
and most diverse marine habitats on the earth. The rich
diversity of marine fish also extends to an equally
rich diversity of marine corals (over 500 varieties).
In addition to reefs, you can experience fantastic wall
diving, "flying" drift dives, and many great
What about the marine life? How about shrimp to whalesharks,
squid to dolphins, sea horses to blue ribbon eels, scorpion
fish to turtles, manta rays to..... well you get the
picture, this place is loaded!!
While the infrastructure in Indonesia to support diving
is still young, there are excellent dive centers, resorts
and liveaboards throughout the area.
Climate:84 - 87F (29-31C)
Water Temp: 78 - 80F (26-27C)
Visibility: 80' - 100' (24 - 30m)
Air services are available to all provincial district
capitals and other remote areas operated by Garuda Indonesia.
Merpati Nusantara, Sempati Air, Bouraq and Mandala Airlines.
Indonesia, the national flag carrier, operates on
both international and domestic routes. Domestically
it serves 33 cities including all the provincial capitals.
The only all-jet airline on domestic routes, it has
several daily flights from Jakarta to other tourist
destinations such as Bali, Medan, Ujung Pandang, Manado
and Yogyakarta. It also operates shuttIe flights to
Surabaya and Semarang several times a day. For visitors,
Garuda Indonesia has introduced Visit Indonesia Air
Passes which offers special fares on its domestic flights.
The passes are sold in conjunction with travel on Garuda
from Europe, USA, Australia and Japan, and have to be
purchased from Garuda Offices in these areas. On its
international network, Garuda Indonesia serves London,
Amsterdam, Brussles, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Rome,
Vienna, Cairo, Abudhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh. In Asia
and to points South, destinations are Ho Chi Min city,
Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur,
Nagoya, Seoul, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Sydney,
Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Portheland and Auckland. Garuda
serves Honolulu and Los Angeles as well.
Merpati Nusantara Airlines is the second national carrier
and flies to more than 100 destinations in Indonesia
and has some international flights to Australia (Darwin),
Brunei Darussalam, Davao (Philippines), and East Malaysia
(Kuching). Bouraq and Mandala also have scheduled services.
Indonesia's three main gateways are Soekarno-Hatta International
Airport, Jakarta, Polonia Airport in Medan and Ngurah
Rai Airport in Bali. Several international airlines
serve Jakarta. Medan receives direct flights from Singapore,
Penang and Kuala Lumpur operated by Singapore
Air and Garuda.
Bali is served by Garuda and Qantas
and since 1986 Garuda initiated joint services with
SIA, MAS, Cathay
Silk Air, China
Airways Int'l and Royal Brunei for direct flights
to Bali from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Brunei
Darussalam, Guatemala, Hongkong, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo,
and Taipei and other service from Amsterdam, through
Vienna and Abudhabi to Medan and Bali, offering easier
accessibility and overflying Jakarta.
Visa Free Countries
Based on the strict application of reciprocity rules,
the citizens of 11 countries whose governments extend
visa-free facility to Indonesians, will continue to
enjoy visa-free stays. The 11 countries and administrative
districts that are granted the 30-day visa-free facility
are: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam,
the Philippines, Hongkong Special Administrative Region,
Macao Special Administrative Region, Chile, Morocco,
Peru and Vietnam.
Visa-On Arrivals for 20 Countries
The nationals of 20 countries will be able to apply
for a visa-on-arrival valid for either 3 or 30 days
upon arrival in Indonesia. A visa for a 3 day visit
costing US$ 10 or US$ 25 for a 30 day visit. The nations
and districts eligible to purchase a visa-on-arrival
are: the Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Brazil,
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary,
Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa,
South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and
the United States.
Citizens of countries not on the visa-on-arrival or
visa-free lists will be required to apply for a visa
at an Indonesian Embassy before entering Indonesia.
Entry and exit must be made through certain specified
gateways: By air through Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Manado,
Biak, Ambon, Surabaya and Batam; By sea through Semarang,
Jakarta, Bali, Pontianak, Balikpapan, Tanjung Pinang
and Kupang. For other ports of entry and exit special
visas are required. The maximum stay permitted is two
months and is not extendible.
International health certificates for smallpox and cholera
are not required, except from travellers arriving from
Indonesian Customs allows on entry a maximum of two
liters of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50
cigars or 100 grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount
of perfume per adult. Cars, photographic equipment,
typewriters and tape recorders must be declared to Customs
upon entry and must be reexported. 'prohibited from
entry are TV sets, radios, narcotics, arms and ammunition,
printed matter in Chinese characters and Chinese medicines.
Advance approval has to be acquired for carrying transceivers
and all movie films and video cassettes must be censored
by the Film Censor Board. Fresh fruit, plants and animals
must have quarantine permits.
There is no restriction on import or export of foreign
currencies. However, the export or import of Indonesian
currency exceeding Rp.50,000 is prohibited.
The Government of Indonesia has officially abolished
the exit permit required for people leaving the country,
effective from August 17, 1992.
Airport tax levied on passengers for international travel
i Rp.21,000,- for travel within Indonesia regional variations
occur. Expect to pay an average of about Rp.8,000,-.
Sports and Activities
When you are not diving and snorkeling, there are many
activities to enjoy throughout Indonesia.
Indonesia is a sportsmanís playground, particularly
so, for the water or beach enthusiast. There is good
diving and snorkelling off Bali (Nusa Dua, Sanur, Padangbai),
between Komodo and Labuhanbajo in Flores, around the
Banda Islands and off Pulau Biak off the north coast
of Irian Jaya. The sea gardens of Sulawesi, particularly
around Manado, are legendary. Renowned surf spots include
Ulu Watu in Bali, Grajagan in Java and Nias off Sumatra,
but there is surf along the southern coast of virtually
all the islands in Nusa Tenggara. Windsurfing enthusiasts
are well catered for in the southern resorts of Bali.
Rafting is a new activity now offered on Bali's Ayung
Sumatra has good jungle treks, particularly in Gunung
Leuser National Park. Berastagi and Bukit Lawang are
also popular trekking centres in Sumatra. More adventurous
jungle trekking opportunities are available in Kalimantan
and Irian Jaya. For those who want to scramble up mountain
sides, Mt Bromo in Java and Agung in Bali are perfect
climbing venues; Gunung Rinjani, the volcano that dominates
Lombok, is a strenuous but worthwhile three-day jaunt.
For those who like to really be above the rest of the
world, take a helicopter ride or try hang gliding or
parachuting. Soar above the islands, feel the warm tropical
wind in your hair and be as free as a bird as you view
the splendour of the land and her beaches and outlying
reefs below. Or look down into the eye of a volcano
and be in awe of the power that simmers beneath, the
If this is all a bit much for you and you prefer a more
relaxed visit, cycling or horseback rides are available,
play tennis, golf or volley ball or watch some entertaining
ethnic entertainment. Whatever you want, be it strenuous
exercise or a quiet stroll down a sandy beach, thereís
something for everyone in Indonesia.
Eating out is an integral part of life in Indonesia
and visitors are pleasantly surprised by the variety
and selection of dishes on offer at the numerous eateries
around the country There is so much to choose from that
you are sure to find something to tempt your palette.
Indonesian Restaurants featuring Indonesian cuisine
can be found all over Indonesia. Many regional dishes
are popular far from home, including spicy hot Padang
food, delicious chicken from Kalasan in Central Java,
grilled fish from Ujung Pandang and scrumptious Chinese
International Cuisine Part of the experience of living
in any large metropolitan city around the world is the
variety of international cuisine available to the residents
of the city. In this respect, Jakarta and other main
towns/cities in Indonesia are no exception and there
are diverse international culinary delights for all
Hotels offer a good selection of international and national
fare. Major five-star hotels often have several world-class
restaurants each, with an international cuisine coffee
shop and specialized national/international cuisine
restaurants and theme bars.
Wine and drinks tend to be expensive and drinks may
in fact cost you more than the food bill! Prices in
hotel restaurants tend to be higher than other restaurants.
Batik fabrics and clothing is good value and always
makes for a good choice as gifts for friends and relatives
Tailoring is cheap and there are good tailors in the
major malls and other areas within the country.
Always a popular buy. Do be aware of fakes though and
don't be disappointed when you get home, only to find
you have been conned. Look at antique buying more as
shopping for that special souvenir' then you won't be
Other than that the shopping choice is extensive and
the best thing to do on arrival is go 'window shopping
for a day (or two) then buy once you know what is available
soon after. (If you leave shopping till the last minute
you may not be able to find that special item you saw
in a particular shop around a corner, down some or other
Indonesia is divided into three time zones: Western
Indonesia Time (Sumatra, Java, west and central Kalimantan)
is seven hours ahead of GMT. Central Indonesia Time
(Bali, south and east Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara)
is eight hours ahead of GMT. East Indonesia Time (Maluku,
Irian Jaya) is nine hours ahead of GMT.
In major centres, travellers cheques in US dollars are
readily accepted and most hotels in tourist or commercial
centres will accept major credit cards. In other areas,
small denomination bills in Rupiah are advisable. The
Rupiah comes in 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000
and 50,000 notes.
ATM machines are generally located in the major cities
with few to none in outlying areas. Visa card cash advance
is common, and they charge a small commission (5000Rp)
in smaller cities. Banks provide an exchange service
on weekdays between 9-00 & 15-00. No commission
is charged for travellerís cheques. Money-changers rates
are usually slightly higher for cash. Compare with the
banks themselves as to which offers the most competitive
exchange rates amongst the banks. Better rates are given
for higher denominations (50/100US$) of unmarked notes.
Bahasa Indonesia is the national language which is akin
to Malay, written in Roman script and based on European
orthography. In all tourist destination areas English
is the number one foreign language spoken and written,
some Dutch is still spoken and understood in the bigger
cities. French is increasing in its popularity at the
better hotels and restaurants. Generally the older generation
speaks Dutch as a second language.
Health Vaccination of Hepatitis and Malaria are recommended
especially visiting to Irian Jaya. If you are extending
your trip with a tour to the more remote parts of the
archipelago it is wise to consult a professional for
advice as to what precautionary measures maybe necessary.
Reasonable medical facilities are available in major
towns but once outside these areas, medical services
tend to be very poor. Make sure that you have adequate
health insurance that covers evacuation and consider
inoculations against typhoid, cholera, Japanese encephalitis
and hepatitis. There is a risk of malaria in many parts
of Indonesia and it is recommended that you take advice
regarding anti-malarial measures. It is always best
to check the current situation and any vaccination requirements
with your doctor when planning your trip.
Customs and Rules
Indonesia has a high Muslim populace and it is important
to understand and respect the local beliefs, especially
during the fasting period of Ramadan. The country's
main holiday period is at the end of Ramadan, when transport
can be packed to overflowing. Prices can soar and travelling
can be difficult.
Calling people by crooking your finger is considered
The head is sacred and should be respected.
Patting someone on the head is not done among adults
and should even be avoided with children.
In a villager's home, it is polite to be invited first
before starting to eat.
Any loud public display is frowned on.
Climbing over monuments or places of worship is considered
highly disrespectful. (In Bali, waist sashes should
be worn when visiting temples.
Take off your shoes when entering a mosque or temple
Take off your sunglasses inside someone's house, unless
you have an eye disease.
Use your right hand when receiving something from or
giving something to someone. Talking with one's hands
on one's hips is considered impolite.
Scanty clothing is not advisable in public places in
deference to local customs. Shorts are not allowed in
mosques and women should have their arms and head covered.
Greeting people Indonesians are a polite people and
very tolerant towards foreigners and their manners.
Handshaking is customary for men and women alike on
introduction and greeting, accompanied with the usual
Pork is forbidden for Moslems, but is often available
in many international restaurants and the international
hotels and resorts.
Additional Traveler Tips
Don't flaunt your wealth: jewellery and heavy photographic
bags don't belong in the streets of Jakarta. Keep them
for your travels in Bali and Borobudur.
Travel light in Jakarta: it's hot, crowded and it wouldn't
be nice to meet its worst citizens.
Major hotels usually add a 10% service charge to bills.
Where it is not included a tip of between 5% to 10%
of the bill would be appropriate if the service is satisfactory.
Airport porters expect Rp.2,000,-for a small bag and
Rp.3,000, for bags weighing more than 20 kg.
Tipping taxi and hire-car drivers is not mandatory,
but if service has been satisfactory a basic Rp.1,000,-
tip is sufficient for a taxi driver, Hire-car drivers
would normally expect a larger tip.
In business circles, wearing a suit is the norm for
both men and women. For formal occasions, either a suit
or a long-sleeved, good quality, batik shirt are recommended
for men, whilst evening or cocktail dresses are suitable
for women. As Indonesia is primarily a Muslim country,
modesty in dress is advised; remember to cover up if
you intend visiting a mosque.
11% government tax is levied on all bills. Restaurants
may levy a tax of up to 21%
Banks and Government offices are open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday to Friday and some are open 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Most government offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Commercial offices and businesses
are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Saturdays. Hours for businesses
and commercial offices are staggered.
Shops (Hours vary)
While shopping malls are open from 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.
seven days a week, individual shops often close at 6
Cities run on 220 volts, 50 cycle's AC system. Rural
areas may only be able to provide 110 volts.
The international dial-up code for Indonesia is 62
When making international telephone calls from Indonesia,
first dial 001 + country code + area code + telephone
Public phones are available in coins, cards, chips and
(in some tourist areas) credit card operated machines.
There are also some wartel or Telecommunication kiosks
where you can make IDD or long distance calls or send
a fax, etc., in the bigger cities, one can find internet
Tap water is not safe to drink and ice cubes should
be avoided. Bottled water is widely available but not
always safe as there are some illicit brands of (claimed-to-be)
mineral water from street vendors with no-guarantee
that they are any better than tap water. Some approved
and safe to drink brands include Aqua, Ades, Vit and
Oasis. Ice cubes/bits from street vendors or small restaurants
are sometimes made from un-boiled water, or crushed
from ice blocks used for coolers. Those with weak stomachs
are better off sticking with cold drinks from fridge.
Calling for a taxi ensures safe travels, especially
at night. Shop around to see which companies provide
better service. In Jakarta the Blue Bird Group taxis
have an ANI bid radio system (Automatic Number Identification),
which enables the taxi nearest to your location to take
your order. This cuts the time needed for the driver
to reach you at your hotel.
If you are hailing a taxi on the street, try to spot
a taxi from a well known and reliable taxi company.
Look for the company name on the side of the vehicle
and the crown light. When you get into the taxi, always
make note of the taxi firm and the code number displayed
on the dashboard or passenger doors. Check the driverís
name, ID and photograph on the dashboard. You would
need this information to report problems to the taxi