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10 days Indonesia incl. diving?

  • wanderingir-
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    Hi all,

    I'm going out to Singapore with work for a week at the end of August and hoping to manage a trip to Indonesia at the end of it. I haven't booked flights yet but I am thinking approx. 10 days.

    I'm not a mad beach person, but would quite like to get a day or two's diving in while I am out - maybe in two different locations? I've heard there is some wreck diving, which I think would be really cool to try. Other than that. I am pretty flexible about what I do and where I go, and feeling a little overwhelmed as a result!

    I'd really appreciate if anyone had recommendations for where I could think about going? Is trying to visit two separate dive sites (and do other things as well) in 10 days unreasonable?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    #1 Posted: 2/7/2013 - 17:13

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    With just ten days why not just head to Bali? Easy to get to with a variety of things to see and do, including wreck diving. For a change of scenery and other dive sites you could hop over to Nusa Lembongan without wasting too much time on transport. TF has quite a lot of information about both these places if you do a search.

    #2 Posted: 5/7/2013 - 02:05

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    All this from someone who doesn't dive: :-)

    The primary wreck dive on Bali is at Tulamben on the north coast. There is a second, far smaller wreck at one of the bays at Amed -- you can snorkle that one. The best diving though is arguably at Menjangan Island near Pemuteran in far west Bali where there is a massive coral garden and an impressive dropoff - no wreck tho.

    With ten days you could easily visit two of these spots -- I'd recommend Tulamben and Menjangan and in between see some of the rest of Bali -- perhaps Belugul and Munduk (on the way to Menjangan) or Tirtta Gangga and Sidemen (on the way to Amed/Tulamben).

    As SBE suggests you could also skip over to Lembongan, but you'll lose a bit of time in travel time and the diving is (supposedly) better on Bali anyways.

    Hope that helps.

    #3 Posted: 6/7/2013 - 09:48

  • wanderingir-
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    Thank you both very much for the suggestions.

    I think I was finding the vast number of options a little overwhelming but your itineraries have been excellent in helping to identify a reasonable amount to target :)

    I'll let you know how I get on and thanks again for the help!

    #4 Posted: 9/7/2013 - 12:02

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