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Dive Center Matahari Beach Resort & Spa, Bali   Bali, Indonesia

Dive Center Matahari Beach Resort & Spa, Bali

Dive Center
The diving centre in the luxurious Hotel Matahari Beach Resort & Spa is the top address for spoilt divers.

We recommend that guests wishing to combine diving with us with the luxury of a Relais & Catheaux Hotel stay at this hotel.

The centre is situated directly on the beach and is also managed by Dieter Merz (Düde) from Switzerland.
With his English and German speaking team of diving instructors and dive masters he provides instruction to SSI, Barakuda (CMAS) and PADI standards. Opening hours: 8:00am to 12:00am and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

 

 



Equipment

The diving of the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa and is equipped - as are all Werner Lau diving centre - to accommodate the special requirements and wishes of the divers.
There is always enough equipment for hire available e.g..

  • 15 Jackets (Scubapro)
  • 15 Regulators with octopus, depth gauge and inflator (Scubapro)
  • 50 Sets comprising of mask, fins and snorkel
  • 20 short wetsuits (3 mm Shorties) and 10 long suits (3 mm)
  • 10 dive computers (Suunto Gekko)
  • 5 underwater torches


  

To ensure that everything runs smoothly, we have 130 Aluminium tanks (12 liter, DIN + INT), 12 x 8 liter Aluminium tanks and 4 x 15 liter Aluminium tanks (the last ones on request ) available. The tanks are filled from 3 Bauer Compressor.
Nitrox for free goes without saying, like all Werner Lau Diving Centres.
The members of our staff are always ready to give advice or lend a helping hand.
Privately-owned equipment
Both the privately-owned and the hired equipment are kept in the diving centre. To provide our guests with an all-round service the equipment will be loaded onto the boats by members of our staff, who at the end of the trip will also bring the equipment back, rinse everything in clear water and store all the equipment in the diving centre.
Tank Service
A 50c service charge per dive is included in the bill. This service charge is equally divided at the end of each month amongst all employees, so that even, for example, those responsible for filling the tanks, can benefit.


Boats
4 Fiberglas Boats:

Mola mola :
Length: 11 m/36 ft,
Width: 2,60 m/41 ft,
for 12 divers,
2 x 115 PS

Lumba lumba :
11 m/36 ft,
Width: 2,60 m/41 ft,
for 12 divers,
2 x 115 PS


Boats

Cumi cumi :
11 m/36 ft,
Width: 2,60 m/41 ft,
for 12 divers,
2 x 115 PS

David :
Length: 7 m/23 ft ,
Width: 2 m/6.5 ft,
for 5 - 7 divers,
2 x 115 PS
 

 

  

 
Safety

The boats are equipped with oxygen, a radio and an emergency first aid kit.
A doctor, whose specialties include diving medicine, and who also supervises the decompression chamber has his practice in Denpasar. (Sanglah General Hospital, Diponegoro Street).



Local Diving 

 We offer a multitude of diving possibilities for every diver: Participation in the Coral Project involves shore diving, and is particularly suitable for Check dives, Introductory dives, Refresher courses and OWD, and offers "fish fulfillment/satisfaction" already from the first dive. Night diving is also well incorporated in the Coral Project, and has already transformed some Macro-fans to speechless astonishment. The visibility during shore diving can however, be influenced during certain months (February, July, August) by wave action and surface conditions.

Local dive sites are located along a 2000m stretch of coastline. Starting at 4-5m they drop down to depths of between 30/40m. Stunning intact corals, a multitude of Macro-life and occasionally big fish, can be seen, along with the usual numbers of different kinds of fishes.

Menjangan is certainly one of the top dive sites in the world, offering steep wall sites (excluding Eel Garden). These walls fall to depths between 30-40m. The spectacular coral as well as the variety of fish to be seen, leaves no wish unfulfilled.

Secret Bay is the ultimate "Macro heaven" underwater, where critters otherwise seldom seen in other parts of the world, can be found.


Shore diving

Beach dives are possible. Especially interesting: A section of our shore area in Pemuteran is part of the biggest project worldwide to breed corals. Uncounted numbers of corals can already be found. It is an excellent and highly interesting dive spot for diving during the whole day, for night dives and also for dive courses. The reef project continues seamlessly to the natural reef which goes down to 20 m.
For a distance of about 150m, wire cages have been placed at a depth of three to seven meters in the water. The minor electric current (12-20 V, 5 Amp) which runs through these cages is harmless, even by direct contact, but it results in the corals here growing at a speed 4-5 times quicker than in other areas. It is interesting to see the fish and fish shoals which seek refuge among these corals.
The rest of our local dive sites also promises interesting discoveries and fans of macro photography will be delighted.
 

  


Excursions

Apart from shore diving, a variety of local dive sites that can be reached within a 5 to 30 minutes boat journey are on offer.

Departure for the local sites of Pemuteran occurs daily at 09:30am and 2:00pm (single tank dives); Return time is at approximately 11:00 to 11:30am, and 4:00pm respectively.
Furthermore, we offer regular boat excursions to the legendary dive sites of Menjangan Island, where 2 dives are done. Time departure is at 08:30am, and return is at approximately 2:00pm (weather dependent). The duration of the boat journey is between 30 - 50 minutes (once again, weather dependent).
We transfer our diving guests to Secret Bay by car in about 35 minutes, where 2 tank dives are done. The time of departure however varies, depending on tidal changes and therefore, when the site can be dived.
Depending on the number of guests, the diving guests of the Matahari Beach Resorts & Spa and Pondok Sari Resorts dive together.
Apart from the "usual" diving excursions, we also of course offer guests of theMatahari Beach Resorts & Spa, exclusive, private diving excursions at an extra cost.
Diving Instruction
Trial diving:
At any time on request we offer the chance to allow newcomers to the sport a taste of the wonderful world of diving.
During this dive, which lasts about 1 hour, you can experience the beautiful underwater world of the Indonesian Sea on a test basis. At a depth of only 3-5 meters it is like being in the middle of an aquarium and you can enjoy the fascinating world of the coral reef.


Diving instruction

The courses take between3-5 days (depending on the condition of the dive pupils). The pupils spend the mornings and afternoons in the water and are introduced to diving in small groups under the supervision of a qualified instructor. The last dive is made from the boat. The theory lessons take place between or after the practical lessons.
After passing the exam the pupil receives an internationally recognized certificate (SSI Open Water Diver or CMAS *). Or alternatively, the instruction can follow the PADI guidelines. (PADI Open Water Diver).
Additionally we are qualified to teach and certify Adventure Advanced Course, Nitrox Course and the specialty courses Depth, Navigation, Night Diving, Buoyancy, Boat, Drift and Computer. At the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa we also have the possibility to use the hotel pool for the introduction diving as well as for the basic skills from the open water diver course. The pool has a maximum depth of 4 m which is excellent for the skills.

Introductory dive and courses for Beginners take place at the local area, not at Menjangan Island.


Attention

If you are planning sight-seeing excursions during your dive holidays or after having finished diving, you should be aware that the main road to the South (Denpasar) goes via the mountains (1100m -1800m ); therefore diving has to be stopped 24 hours before the trip (use of dive computer is obligatory). Alternatively you can choose the road along the sea side with a trip duration up to 6 hours.
Temperatures
The outdoor temperature is 28 to 35 degree Celsius.




Water temperatures

January until June as well as September until December 29 to 30 degree Celsius.
July and August 26 to 27 degree Celsius; for the boat trips during this time we recommend a light wind jacket because of the fresh wind.
Secret Bay: 22 to 25 degree Celsius; we recommend to wear in addition a short wetsuit (Shorty) from the dive center over your normal wetsuit.

  



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