Diving Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

Posted on 14 August 2018

Just a short boat ride from Lotus Bungalows Candidasa is the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area. This area was established in 2010 after it was identified as a critical area for marine biodiversity. The MPA covers 20,057 hectares around Nusa Penida and the neighboring islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. This area is one of the most popular with divers visiting Bali and for many reasons. Read on to find out more about this beautiful place. (more…)

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Dive into the magical world of nudibranchs in Bali

Posted on 02 August 2018

Dive into the magical world of nudibranchs in Bali

For divers in Bali the big payoffs may seem like the manta rays, mola mola and schools of tropical fish, but actually some of the most incredible creatures can be found in the muck. Bali’s east coast has some of the best muck diving in the region where you will find a huge variety of nudibranchs. If you’re willing to do a little searching in the sand the nudibranchs in Bali will definitely not disappoint! (more…)

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3 East Bali Temples You Must Visit

Posted on 17 July 2018

3 East Bali Temples You Must Visit

Staying in East Bali gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the traditions and culture of the Balinese. The Hindu religion is the centre point of Balinese life. You’ll see this all over the island in the form of colourful processions, temple ceremonies and rituals in local peoples’ homes. (more…)

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5 Balinese Hindu Ceremonies You Should See in Bali

Posted on 04 July 2018

5 Balinese Hindu Ceremonies You Should See in Bali

Balinese Hinduism is a feast for the senses. The Balinese are very spiritual people and celebrate their religion with towers of offerings, dance, music and colourful clothing. Watching or even taking part in a Balinese Hindu ceremony is one of the most unforgettable things you can do in Bali. 5 of the most breathtaking are explained in our latest post, but ask the staff at Lotus Bungalows Candidasa or Gangga Divers to see if there are any ceremonies you could see during your stay. (more…)

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Diving with Mola Mola in Candidasa, Bali

Posted on 19 June 2018

Diving with Mola Mola in Candidasa, Bali

Mola Mola or giant sunfish are one of the most incredible creatures to see in waters around Bali. The best place to see them is off the coast of Candisasa, East Bali, where Lotus Bungalows is located. If you’d like to dive with these fish, read on to find out more about the species, and plan when and where to see them. (more…)

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