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Diving In and Around Bali!

Let the experts and leaders of diving in Bali take you on your exploration of the magical world under the sea around this paradise island. PT. Archipelago Dive Sarana is the premier and the first “foreign investment” dive operator in Bali.

Designed and set up to look after your every need in complete safety and in a relaxed manner but to the very highest standards, and as recommended by PADI the leading Diving Organisation in the World. Our PADI Instructors are all European and highly skilled, we have been in operation for 5 years and are one of the most respected dive operators in Bali.

Our guests always return to us year after year and recommend us to their friends.

Archipelago Dive Sarana teach all PADI dive courses from Bubblemakers, Discover Scuba up to and including Divemaster. We have PADI teaching material in many languages and we make teaching enjoyable and fun, so check out our services and come and enjoy the last great frontier on earth.

Because of our connections we also offer a full service from Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Sipadan lessons as well as daily tours to all the dive sites around Bali, Mabul Hotel Accommodation and Island Tours.

So for your complete needs for a memorable experience of Bali all you have to do is contact us and we arrange everything. All you need to bring is a swimsuit and a smile, if you have problems with the smile we will manage to give you one when you use our services.

Padi Diving Courses


A fun and quick way for your first initial entry into scuba diving. This consists of a teaching session with a PADI Instructor in a Confined Water environment. After this you can explore the magical underwater world with your PADI Instructor.


This four day course is the initial step into becoming a PADI diver. Your course consists of theory, confined water skills and open water skills. It’s fun, it’s safe and it’s carried out completely by a PADI Instructor.
Imagine the envy of your friends when you return home from your holiday with your PADI open water certification card and tell them what fun you had doing the course with Bali’s premier diving company.


As the name suggests, this course is the next step on the PADI teaching ladder. It takes two days to complete and you will carry out five dives. This is your chance to do some speciality diving, so if you have a particular interest, for example, deep, night, boat, underwater naturalist, photography, navigation diving then you can incorporate these dives into your PADI Advanced Course.


This course requires three days to complete and includes one day for PADI Medic First Aid a prerequisite for the course. This course will give you the knowledge and expertise to deal with any given situation that may occor to your colleagues in the many years of diving that your going to enjoy. The course is demanding and enjoyable and consists of classroom theory and realistic scenarios.


This is the first real entry level into becoming a professional scuba diver. Imagine living and working on a tropical island, surrounded by warm clear blue seas, sunshine everyday and being paid to do something that you really enjoy.

Well just ask one of our PADI Instructors what its like it really does happen and it could be you. This course usually takes about two to three weeks and at the end of it you will have a great feeling of achievement.

Diving Locations


Mainly used for teaching and entry level diving. This location has a lot of water sport activities and visibility can be low on occasions.


Very strong currents here, recommended for experienced divers only, good array of marine life.


Very good location for diving and snorkeling either off the shore or by local boats. Good marine life, best diving is down to approx 18 meters. Snorkeling is good here.


Location of the famous “USS Liberty” shipwreck, excellent fo diving and snorkeling, entry is off the shore and the marine life is excellent. Again a must for photographers.


Good location for diving and snorkeling, good marine life and best diving is down to approx 15 meters. Snorkeling here is good. Reefs are accessed by local boats.


A new and restricted location, some very good marine life, diving and snorkeling is very good and can be done from the sandy beach or by boat. We have a fully equipped PADI Resort Center here with PADI Instructor. Located in the Taman Sari Bali Cottages. So an ideal place for guests to stay whilst diving in Bali.


One of the best diving and snorkeling sites in Bali, 30 minutes boat crossing to the island a location not too be missed terrific array of marine life, a photographers must !!!


Waters here can be a bit cold, this area suffered from past activities, snorkeling in the bay is quite nice with a lot to see.


Enjoy the wonderful Indonesian Archipelago. Anything from 2 nights 3 days and upwards. Imagine dropping anchor in your own secluded bay on one of Indonesia’s thousands of islands.

Drop into the clear, warm, blue seas and either scuba dive or snorkel. Perhaps you would like to charter for your own private use, or with some of your own special friends. Whichever you choose, we will give you expert advice even on planning your own cruise. No matter what you choose, your time on board the “Phinisi Ambasi” will be an experience that will last in your memories forever.

The “Phinisi Ambasi” is an 18 metre Buginese Schooner, it was built in 1993 in Sulawesi and is constructed from ironwood and teakwood. Is has a speed of 8 knots obtained from its Yamaha engine which are used when the sails are down. The ship is fully equpped with all necessary navigational devises. On the safety side we have on board 2 safety rafts, 25 life jackets, 3 life-rafts (2×6 pers. and 1×8 pers.), 5 lifebouys, 4 fire extinguishers, first-aid equipment, distress signals and deck fire-hose. Accommodation comprises of 4 air-conditioned 2-pers. cabins, toilets, showers and wash basins. Equipment consists of a “Bauer” compressor for filling the diving tanks, dinghy and 2 outboard motors, fishing rods and full diving equipment for all divers and snorkelers. The ship comes with a compliment of 8 crew. Which includes a certified PADI Divemaster, and a cook.

7 day diving liveaboard:

1-2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5-6 pax
7-8 pax


fullboard, welcome drink, coffee, tea, drinking water, tanks, weight bilts, equipment rental and divemaster.

air-fares, transfers, land tours, beer, spirits, soft drinks, mineral water, laundry, tips

Prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

All you have to do is to contact us to arrange your “Magical Mystery Tours”, don’t delay our expert staff are “waiting to take you away”.

Diving Tour Rates

All prices based on a minimum of 2 divers, ask about our special prices for “group bookings”.

Daily Diving Tours:

All the above prices include: full equipment rental 2 full tanks, weight belt, dive guide, transport, lunch, drinks & insurance.

3 Day/2 Night 5 Dives

  • 2 dives at Tulamben.
  • 3 dives at Pemuteran.
  • 1 night accomodation in Paradise Palm Beach Bungalows at Tulamben
  • 1 night accomodation in Taman Sari Cottages at Pemuteran

5 Day/4 Night 9 Dives

  • 4 dives at Tulamben
  • 3 dives at Pemuteran
  • 2 dives at Menjangan Island
  • Complimentary massage at Taman Sari Cottages
  • 2 nights accomodation in Paradise Palm Beach Bungalows at Tulamben
  • 2 nights accomodation in Taman Sari Cottages at Pemuteran

Included in Safari Tours all transfer, full diving equipment rental, diveguide, lunchboxes and soft drinks whilst diving, insurance. Accomodation is based upon two people per room with ABF, service and tax.

We can arrange a Diving Safari Tour to suit your individual needs whilst your on holiday in Bali, anything from 2 Days/1 Night upwards. Our experienced diving staff are on hand and will be happy to work out a programme just for you. Please contact our shops for further information.

Introductory Diving

  • Dive A (pool only)
  • Dive B (sea only)
  • Dive C (pool and sea)

All above prices include:
Full rental equipment, Instructor fee, transport & insurance


New from PADI: let your children learn to scuba dive and have real fun in the complete safety of a swimming pool. This new teaching course is for ages 8-12 years old. All carried out under the supervision of one of our PADI Instructors.

Snorkeling Tours

For those that don’t want to go diving there is no reason to miss out on the wonders of the ocean and marine life. Bali has some wonderful locations for snorkelers. You will be amazed at the terrific array of tropical fish and corals, all in their natural environment and its only just below the surface.

So don’t miss out, all the family from young children up to grand parents can participate in this fun action day together. Just ask our qualified staff for further details, then you will be able to take home an unforgettable everlasting memory of Bali.

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