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On this page we will inform you frequently with relevant Info's about diving in Indonesia and Bali Island. Please inspect this page frequently for our newest updates, dive course special offers, bali dive courses, indonesian liveaboard dive safaris, or just relevant news around Bali, our Tulamben dive resort and diving around Bali and Indonesia.

11.10.2017
messe germany boot 2017

Messe BOOT - Duesseldorf/Germany 2017

The Boot Exhibition in Dusseldorf/Germany is a international boat show. Around 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries present at the Boat Show Dusseldorf their premieres, maritime products and services and provide with their offer depth and width with an overview of the entire world market of yachting and water sports. Dive sites and dive centers around the world, from Asia to the South Seas, diving clothing, training, innovations in underwater photography and film show a total of 350 exhibitors. The boat show in Dusseldorf offers all interested boat and water sports, individual advice and information. In addition, boats, yachts and accessories can take a close look and be tested directly on leave suitability.
Like every year we're present again at the BOOT in Hall 3, Stand B16 and we will be glad to welcome you and check out what we have to offer for 2017!

TTB Team

     
11.10.2016
bali reef protection

Professional Divers Work to Restore Damaged Reefs at Nusa Penida Near Bali

World Tourism Day was celebrated on Bali’s neighboring island of Nusa Penida as scuba divers joined forces to rehabilitate coral reefs damaged by tourists and local fishermen.
Beritabali.com reports that tens of professional divers descended below the waves to restack coral and clean up the ocean’s bottom in the underwater conservation area.
Ida Bagus Agung Adnyana, the chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI), said, “The divers stacked hundreds of seeds for new coral heads in an area covering one acre.”
Nusa Penida, located a short distance from Bali’s southeastern shoreline, is renowned for the beauty of its surrounding coral reef and the rich biodiversity living with those waters.
GIPI also used the occasion to educate those living on Nusa Penida on the rules and regulations that exist to preserve and protect Indonesia’s coral reef.

TTB Team

     
23.08.2016
bali tulamben coral garden
Hello dive and Tulamben friends,

we from Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa have created a photo album with the greatest shots from our home reef "coral garden". You can see these wonderful images on facebook without need to have a facebook account. Have a look wonder about the beauty and bio diversity of our house reef directly in front of our resort in Tulamben:

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TTT Team

     
05.08.2016
bali mola mola sunfish
Gigantic Mola-Mola Sun Fish Makes Annual Return to Nusa Penida, Bali

The gigantic Mola-Mola fish have returned to Nusa Penida. The Mola-Mola, a large, docile sun fish that grow to a top-to-bottom height to as much as one meter, makes an annual migration to the small off-shore island located a short distance from Bali during the months of July and August.
The remarkable fish is most often found at a depth of around 20-meters near Crystal Bay, Blue Corner Beach, Toyapakeh Beach or off Nusa Penida’s north coast.
The fish is notoriously shy and those wishing to see the Mola-Mola should only do so in the company of a guide from a reputable diving operator and follow all instructions established under a code of conduct established by theCoral Triangle Center (CTC), the Klungkung Regency and the Marine Tourism Association (Gahawisri). The code protects the ecosystem, with special emphasis on marine life species such as the Mola-Mola and Manta Rays. Destruction of the reef or being disturbed by overly-aggressive divers can cause the reclusive Mola-Mola to seek new grounds.

TTB Team

     
10.07.2016
bali holiday
Bali as a bargain

Bali proves to be a price-friendly and increasingly destination for holidaymakers. The State News Agency Antara recently highlighted that Bali is still a highly affordable destination for visitors, both foreign and domestic.

TTB Team

     
21.06.2016
bali studenten austausch programm
Continental Safety

The European Transportation Commission has removed flight bans that have barred Citilink, Batik Air and Lion Air from operating over European airspace. Garuda Indonesia, AirAsia, Mandala andPremier airlines were not included in the long-standing black list restricting Indonesian airlines from flying in Europe.
As reported by Metrobali.com, with their removal from the list of banned carriers the there are now four Indonesian airlines cleared to fly over and into European destinations.
The change in aviation policy was announced by the Ambassador for the European Union in Indonesia, Vincent Geurend in a press conference in Jakarta on Friday, June 17, 2016.

TTB Team
     
05.06.2016
bali studenten austausch programm
Bali Exchange Program for Students. (IBSN)

Since several years we have here on Bali island a student exchange program - also called "IBSN". One of this IBSN projectsinforms the schoolchildren about "environmental protection". Our Company Tauch Terminal Bali finacially supports this project .

TTB Team

     
10.05.2016
bali ubud art festival
Ubud Art Festival - June 11th till July 9th 2016

Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika says he hopes the 38th Bali Arts Festival (Pesta Kesenian Bali – PKB) will be substantially different from previous years in order to address the view from many quarters that the annual celebration of dance, music and theatre has become monotonous.
The Governor said that this year’s Bali Arts Festival would focus on the presentation of classical forms of the Balinese lively arts, a fact that should be reflected in all aspects of the PKB, including the opening parade and month-long program of stage performances.

TTB Team

     
01.05.2016
bali reef shark
Joint project saves Bali’s sharks from poaching


A joint project conducted by Bali Sharks and Gili Shark Foundation is to save sharks in Bali’s seas from rampant poaching. As an initial trial, last week, Bali Sharks moved four sharks, each with an average length of one meter, from a nursery they set up near Serangan in south Bali to inside a 3,000-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) off the Gili islands in Lombok.
Bali Sharks is a marine conservation nursery, which saves sharks and puts them in a pontoon in Serangan’s water. Releasing the sharks in the MPA off Gili was considered safer than having them in Bali’s waters.
 “Bali is not a safe area for the sharks, since many local fishermen catch them and take them to the fish markets, or the fishermen sell the sharks’ fins to middlemen, who send them to Hong Kong.”
Bali Sharks rescued the sharks by buying them from local fishermen to prevent them being killed for their fins. They keep the young sharks until they are about 1.2-meters long, thus, are old enough, smart enough and competent to stay in deeper water.
Gili Shark Foundation monitors the shark population around the waters of the Gili islands to protect and conserve the sharks and their habitat. Shark hunting in Bali’s seas has resulted in a depleting population, as suggested by a 2011 survey by Conservation International (CI) Indonesia. There were only three reef sharks found during 350 hours of diving during the survey.

TTB Team

     
09.03.2016
bali njepi day 2013
Bali Njepi Day, March 9 - 2016

For all who are not prepared yet - Njepi Day is in sight agian!! For 24 hours an enforced restrained is placed on all island dwellers from driving, shopping, dining, partying and for the more relevant even the general use of electricity is taboo. Our beloved little island finally gets the environmental sabbatical it still desperately deserves. But Njepi is also a holy day for self-reflection and marks the coming New Year on the Balinese calendar.

TTB Team

     
30.12.2015
bali fuel price reduce
Fuel Price reduce

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), has provided background on why fuel prices will be reduced on January 5, 2016.
A number of recent government policies have brought greater efficiency to the energy sector clearing the way for a reduction in the price of fuel paid by consumers at the gas pumps.
Effective January 5, 2016, the price of premium will reduce from Rp. 7,300 per liter to Rp. 7,150 per liter. Diesel fuel prices will also go down on that date from Rp. 6.700 per liter to Rp. 5,650.

Your TTT Team

     
20.12.2015
merry christmas 2016
Seasonal greetings...

we, the entire Team of Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa wish all Tulamben and scuba diving friends - and of course also all who like to become - a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016.

In the upcoming yer 2016 our Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa celebrates its 20th anniversary and we already prepared 20% discounted dive packages, room rates &, transports for all Tulamben and Bali fans. Come and celebrate with us - we can't wait to welcome all Tulamben, Bali and scuba diving friends to our very special 20th anniversary.

Your TTT Team

     
07.12.2015
boot 2016 duesseldorf
2016 is a very special year for us!

We celebrate our  20th anniversary in 2016 and we will offer very attractive Bali dive packages and much more at the BOOT exhibition 2016 in Düsseldorf ! Don't miss it - you really need to visit us in Hall 3 at
Stand B16…!

Your TTB Team

     
20.11.2015
bali free visa on arrival
Bali Immigration Office revokes controversial order limiting uses of Visa-Free and Visa-On-Arrival

The move was defended by Widodo as a response to numerous complaints received from tourism stakeholder regarding the large number of foreigners working illegally in Bali. Strong criticism aimed at Widodo’s instructions from lead elements of Bali’s tourism industry caused the Ngurah Rai immigration chief to quickly issue a second order on October 30, 2015 (W20.FNG.UM.01.4962) revoking his earlier instructions.
At least for now, visitors to Bali using visa-free or visa-on-arrival can do so as many time as they want within a 12-month period.

TTB Team

     
10.11.2015
bali tulamben dive car
New Dive Car

The Daihatsu Grandmax was designed by us and transformed into a dive car. The bench with the tank holders was made of fiberglass. The surounding it is supported by a metal structure and to donate shade a roof was stretched. To make it easy to get on, we have mounted a staircase. We use the Dive car to chauffeur our guests to the Dives sites, like Drop Off, Kubu wreck or Amed. Enjoy the ride to the dive site

Yours TTT Family

     
31.10.2015
bali tulamben whale shark encounter
!!!Whale Shark !!!

Our regular guest Satoshi ITO, had the honor to see a large whale shark with 4-5m in our house reef.
Lucky us, he had a camera with him and was able to capture this special moment.
Our house reef, "Coral Garden" is always good for a sensation.
Whale sharks, mola mola, thresher sharks, manta rays and even whales attracted by the bay.
With a little luck, also on your next dive with us, will be such a superb fish.

TTB Team

     
12.10.2015
bali land reclaiming
A Ban on Reclamation?

The Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti has announced plans to declare a nation-wide moratorium of beach reclamation that would freeze all dredging and reclamation practice for commercial purposes. The problem posed by reclamation, in the view of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, is that reclamation has a major effect on fisheries ecosystems and destroys the future livelihoods of fishermen. It is unclear what effect, if any, the proposed moratorium on reclamation would have on the controversial plan to relcaim Benoa Bay and turn it into a major hotel and entertainment complex.

TTB Team

     
01.10.2015
bali ssi dive master course
SSI Dive Master ITC Course

Please check our website frequently to be informed on which dates we start our new SSI - ITC Course at Tauch Terminal Resort & Spa in german language. Course Fee 890 Euro for SSI-ITC, IE Course 390 Euro exclusive learning material. Please contact our responsible staff via email.

TTB Team

     
16.09.2015
bali sarbagita airport bus line
New 56-Kilometer Long Public Bus System Connect Bali Airport with Tabanan

“Corridor #8” – the newest route on Bali’s Trans-Sabargita public transport system commences operation on Thursday, September 17, 2015. The launch of the new 56-kilometer bus route connecting Tabanan and Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. Corridor 8 will be operated by the Damri Bus System as part of the Sarbagita Bus System. The 56-kilomter route is, in fact, operated as three separate routes, each segment charging a bus fare of Rp. 2,500 – Rp. 3,500. Therefore, someone traveling the entire route from end-to-end would pay the above fare times three. 17 busses each carrying 50 passengers will serve the new Corridor 8 route.

TTB Team

     
09.09.2015
bali toll road
Bali Toll Seeking to Increase Toll Tariffs by 14.5%

In defending the request for higher toll fees, Akhmad Tito Karin, CEO of PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol said the roll road faced inflationary pressures in its operating costs and the outstanding debts of some Rp. 1.7 trillion. Moreover, said Tito, the anticipated use of the new toll road is operating at only 90% of the daily total of 49,000 vehicles calculated in the original planning of the roadway. As a result, said Tito, while operation costs are being covered by toll fees, revenues remain insufficient to service the entire debt burden of the roadway. The current tariff on the toll road is Rp. 4,000 for motorcycles and Rp. 10,000 for sedans.

TTB Team

     
31.08.2015
bali coral reef rehabilitation
Coral Reef Rehabilitation Program

The Bali provincial administration conducted again a coral reef rehabilitation program to ensure the sustainability of marine habitat. The coral reef rehabilitation program was conducted because 20,8% of the existing 7.200 hectare coral reef around Bali are in poor condition. The preservation of coral reefs and underwater habitats is necessary to protect dozens of species of ornamental fish. It is also an important attraction for tourists who want to enjoy and discover the underwater world around Bali.

TTB Team

     
19.08.2015
tulamben bali dream holiday
Thank you for the compliment

Alexandra and Andre Diers visited us last year at our resort.
And they liked it that lot, so they wrote a report to the german diving magazine "Tauchen".
The magazine has also published this article. Our whole team is very proud of this report.
We will continue to accommodate our Guest like at Home

The TTT family says thanks again to Alex and Andre
See you hopefully soon again.

 
     
29.07.2015
indonesian vulcano gunung raung
Gunung Raung Vulcano Eruption

The co-general manager of Balli’s airport authority, PT Angkasa Pura, IGN Ardita said observations in connection with the volcano and wind conditions are conducted once every six hours in collaboration with BMKG.  
“We continue to make observations based on data from BMKG. Wind forecasts predicting wind direction are the main focus of BMKG in monitoring developments surrounding Mount Raung and the resulting impact on flight safety,” explained Ardita. Meanwhile, air controllers in Indonesia are monitoring closely the condition of flight corridors.
Aircraft operating to and from Bali’s airport are being inspected by aviation experts on the ground for any signs of potentially hazardous encounters with volcanic ash.

TTB Team

     
17.07.2015
bali airport closure
Bali Airport Reopens For Business

After several days closure due to Volcanic fallout from East Java, Bali Airport resumes operations. After several days of closure and cancelled flights due to fallout of volcanic ash form Mount Raung in East Java, Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport reopened. The general manager of the Airport Authority PT Angkasa Pura, Trikora Harjo announced the reopening of the airport to commercial flight operation.

TTB Team

     
07.07.2015
We got awarded again...

Again our Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa was awarded by TripAdvisor. The "Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame" recognition tells an important story — that we've consistently earned top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers over the past 5 years. Check our famous dive resort at: www.tulamben.com

TTB Team

     
26.06.2015
salmon migration
Researchers determine from which region come migrating fish

Ear rocks are small grains of calcium carbonate, which can be found in many living organisms. Also we help people especially small crystals in the orientation in space. Scientists have now shown using the example of King salmon that can be determined by ear stones also help, where a particular animal comes. The small grains have depending on where a fish was born and where he spent his first year of life, a different distribution of isotopes of the chemical element strontium on, researchers report in the journal "Science Advances".

TTB Team

     
17.06.2015
bali visa on arrival
FREE Visa- for additional 30 Countries finally approved

After several miss-starts and premature announcement by the Minister of Tourism in April, Indonesia’s President signed on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 a presidential regulation expanding visa free status to an expanded list of nations. The citizens of the eligible countries can obtain a free-of-charge visa-on-arrival valid for a 30 day stay in Indonesia and, according to the State Secretariat, cannot be extended or converted into another type of immigration permit. Those eligible for the free visa facility are allowed during the 30 days of their stay to perform government service for their home country, participate in educational activities, social cultural affairs, tourism, business, family visits, journalistic duties or participate in a transit stay on route to a third country. Please find a list of all additonal eligible countries at: http://www.balidiscovery.com

TTB Team

     
10.06.2015
bali tulamben liberty ship wreck
That's really cool...

Google has released recordings of the unique USS Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben for their recordings for "Google Street View". By the way - if you don't already know - the USS Liberty shipwreck lies right in front of our Tauch Terminal Resort & Spa in Tulamben and we offer several times a day dives to the USS Liberty ship wreck from our resort and also from any other place on Bali with our transport.

Ihr TTB Team

     
02.06.2015
bali apnoe diving
Apnea-Diving in Bali

Deep down into the dark blue, without heavy dive gear to feel as close to the ocean nature as it gets. Since a while there is directly in front of our Tauch Terminal Tulamben Dive Resort a platform anchored which offers ingrained apnea divers the opportunity to enjoy their beloved special dive sport. We're always able to offer a boat transport to the platform from our close by dive resort, so you can any time enjoy your favorite dive experience.

TTB Team

     
25.05.2015
north bali airport
The endless north bali airport story....

Plans to build an airport in North Bali at the village of Kubutambahan in Buleleng Regency continue to be actively discussed following a proposal from a Canadian Company Arca, to develop an offshore airport at that locale.   As reported by Beritabali.com, the investor’s representative, Made Mangku, said that subject to the agreement of all parties the “floating airport” could begin construction in 2016.  
Made Mangku said that the proposed airport would be built about one kilometer from the shoreline in three stages.

TTB Team

     
15.05.2015
underwater turtle breakfast
A special guest for breakfast

this amazing image we found in the German "Spiegel" Magazine today and thought we should share it with you.The sea tutrle seams to be very keen to get its share from the divers oppulent underwater breakfast table. The image seems to be shot in a seawater tank probably in a underwater or seaworld facility.

TTB Team

     
01.05.2015
birth of seahorses
Ever saw the birth of seahorses?

this amazing picture was awarded at the contest of "Underwater Photographer of the Year". You can see all winners and their brilliant underwater photoshots at: http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotos-die-besten-unterwasserbilder-des-jahres-fotostrecke-124645.html. You can find this amazing underwater creatures also along the coastal waters of Bali and we have also several beautiful shots of pygmy seahorses in our portfolio - check our phot gallery..

TTB Team

     
23.04.2015
mola mola 2015
First mola mola sighting in 2015

Now it was time again, the first sunfish showed up. The approximately 2m wide Mola Mola, was spotted in our house reef "Coral Garden". Tulamben is always good for a big fish surprise.
From sunfish, eagle rays, whale sharks to Manta anything is possible. Come by and check out the wide variety of Bali.

TTB Team

     
13.04.2015
bali roads
High Cost of Road Building in Bali

Plans to build a second toll road in Bali connecting Kuta – Tanah Lot – Soka are stalled due to the lack of candidate investors and the very high cost of land acquisition. As reported by NusaBali, the head of the Bali Provincial Public Works Department, has revealed that initial plans to build an arterial road 30-kilometers in length up Bali's west coast have encountered problem in land acquisition needed to build the roadway. Because of this, plans have been modified from the original desire to build an arterial road similar to Jalan I.B. Mantra to the new plan to build a toll road.

TTB Team

     
01.04.2015
Free "Visa On Arrival" for 30 more countries cancelled!

The Jakarta Post reports that plans announced by the Indonesian Tourism Ministry to add 30 countries in April to the current list of 15 countries eligible for visa-free visits to Indonesia may be legally premature. The new rules were announced as set to be introduced in April 2015,  Immigration Law No. 6 of 2011 stipulates in a “reciprocity clause” that only foreigners from countries that grant Indonesians visa-free visits can enjoy visa-free visits to the Republic.

TTB Team

     
28.03.2015
dive bali indonesia
Indonesia offers Visa-Free travel for 30 more countries

To boost tourist numbers, Indonesia from next month will waive visa requirements for nationals from an extra 30 countries — but not Australia — the government has announced. When the new regulation goes into effect, there will be a total of 45 countries whose citizens can enter Indonesia for short-term visits without the need for a visa.
Visa-free travel will only be available through five international airports in Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Bali and Surabaya, and would come with tighter monitoring.
The countries that will join the free Visa list next month (April) are: China, Japan, South Korea, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Chech Republic, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and South Africa.

TTB Team

     
17.03.2015
Underwater Photographer of the Year
Underwater Photographer of the Year

"The Passenger": Of almost extraterrestrial beauty is this image that the Italian underwater photographer Filippo Borghi shot in front of the indonesisan island Lembeh/Sulawesi. At a late afternoon dive he actually planned to photograph some Mandarin Fish in love play. But inseatd he saw this Nudi Slug (Nacktkiemenschnecke) with the ImperatorShrimp. The jury of the contest of "Underwater Photographer of the Year" awarded him with the 3rd place in the category "International Macro". All winners and their brilliant photoshots you can see at: http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotos-die-besten-unterwasserbilder-des-jahres-fotostrecke-124645.html

TTB Team

     
10.03.2015
bali nyepi day 2015
Bali Njepi Day, March 21 - 2015

For all who are not prepared yet - Njepi Day is in sight agian!! For 24 hours an enforced restrained is placed on all island dwellers from driving, shopping, dining, partying and for the more relevant even the general use of electricity is taboo. Our beloved little island finally gets the environmental sabbatical it still desperately deserves. But Njepi is also a holy day for self-reflection and marks the coming New Year on the Balinese calendar.

TTB Team

     
28.02.2015
You shall NOT smoke

Wir möchten heute ihre Aufmerksamkeit auf das streng überwachte  Rauchverbot auf dem Internationalen Flughafen von Denpasar lenken. Missachtung wird seit Neuestem direkt auf dem Flugahfen von einem lokalen Richter mit einer saftigen Geldstrafe geahndet. Dies gilt für das gesamte Flughafen Areal. Also sparen sie sich den Ärger und ihr Geld und warten sie mit dem "ersten Zug" bis sie das Flughafengelände hinter sich haben.

TTB Team

     
12.02.2015
scheibenbauch
Depth record

So deep in the sea like never before researchers at the University of Hawaii have discovered a previously unknown species. The animal had been discovered in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean at a depth of 8143 meters, the scientists told.
With special deep-sea equipment they filmed the white-transparent fish belonging to the family of Snailfish. Characteristic are the wing-like fins, tail, resembling an eel, and its slow mode of locomotion on the ground. It was only in March 2014, scientists had drawn a disc belly of seven kilometers deep. So far, the depth record for fish was 7,700 meters. The former record holder with the scientific name Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis belongs to the family of Snailfish.

TTB Team

     
02.02.2015
finwale
Noise disturbs the communication of whales, researchers fear.

How penetrate deep sounds to the ear of the animals, but was previously known only in some species. Now it appears: When fin whale bones of the skull are crucial.
The giant blue whales hear well, especially using their skull bones. These are derived especially at low frequencies, the vibration of the ear ankle on as simulations show the skull of a fin whale. The findings could affect regulation of US authorities to underwater noise and thus benefit the welfare of animals.
Fin whales are like blue or gray whales to the baleen whales (Mysticeti) and count with body lengths of up to 30 meters to the largest animals on earth. Most species are considered endangered. To their understanding, use the animals calls, the halls just in extremely low frequencies over thousands of kilometers through the seas.

TTB Team

     
19.01.2015
new marine species indonesia
50 New Marine Species Discovered Recently in Indonesia

Fifty new marine species, including this epaulette shark that "walks" on its fins, were recently discovered by a team of scientists in northwest Indonesia's Papua province reported by National Geographic.
Led by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Conservation International, the team surveyed two sites in the Bird's Head Seascape region—a 70,000-square-mile (112,650-square-kilometer) area that is home to more than 1,200 types of reef fishes and around 600 coral species. The 50 new, or believed to be new, species include 24 fishes, 20 corals, and 8 mantis shrimps.

TTB Team

     
05.01.2015
happy new year 2015
 
The New Year has begun...

... and we from Tauch Terminal Resort & Spa in Tulamben wish all our friends a successful and healthy new year. In the coming year we will also do everything  - and much more – to make our valued guest comfortable in our resort and make sure you have plenty of dive adventures around Bali island. Please check our “News” frequently for updates and events in our Tulamben dive resort.

TTT Team

     
22.12.2014
merry christmas 2014
Seasonal Greetings 2014

We wish all scuba dive sport friends and our customers a merry christmas and a happy and healthy new year 2015.

TTT Team

     
15.12.2014
tauch terminal bali boot 2015
German Exhibition BOOT 2015

Like most years in the past, we will be present at the world famous exhibition in Dusseldorf/Germany.
Please visit us in Hall 3, Stand A20. Like every year we also have this year some very special dive packages and surprises to offer. TTT Team

Please download here our Exhibition Special Offer (PDF file) for the BOOT 2015

     
08.12.2014
whale shark tulamben bali
Whale Shark sighting!

We had  again a very exciting weekend here at our Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort. We was escorted  by an “old pal” this weekened at our dive sessions at the famous Tulamben ship wreck. The approx. 4 meter large wale Sharks  is already well know by our dive masters and has already shown up at our dive stops several times before in the last years.  We’re always happy to see “old pals” curious and healthy back again and our dive guests was simply impressed.

TTT Team

     
18.11.2014
baby frog fish
Found and Adopted!

Thanks to our excellent dive guide's sensitive eyes at our Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort&Spa, we have captured a Juvenile Frogfish with our camera, and have determined to adopt the little baby and preserve it. Our dive team will make sure the little baby is safe and protected to see the world.

TTT Team

     
02.11.2014
bali tulamben nudis
Nudis in Tulamben

Ever wondered about the sheer amount marine life variety in the tropical seas? Interested in Nudibranches? Well, I dare to believe both comes together pretty much to your liking here in Tulamben.
Courtesy of a former management member of Tauch Terminal, and now owner of a diving holliday specialized travel agency, we are able to give you a small glimpse of what to expect in especially that department in our waters.
Take a close look at this but small collection of shapes and colors, imagine discovering them right on our door step and then take a step back, trying to just get the smallest idea how many things still lay waiting for discovery.

TTT Team

     
15.10.2014
tulamben bbq night
Tulamben Dive Resort BBQ Night

In addition to our famous Bali Night,  we also have the BBQ Night. Starts with a welcome cocktail.
On the grill comes fresh fish, chicken drums, beef, cutlet and vegetarian kebabs.
Accompanied with all kinds of salads and barbecue sauces and pleasant barbecue music.
The guests enjoyed the food and the relaxing ambience in the white sand beside the calm ocean.
Come along and visit our next BBQ Night here.

Sunny Greetings
The TTT Family

     
05.10.2014
indonesian coral reef protection award
Indonesian's Coral Reef Management draws accolades

Indonesien has been awarded the Coral Conversation Prize on September 19, 2014 in San Francisco, USA for its sustainable coral management, announced the Marine Affairs and Fischeries Ministry (MMAF). Two Indonesian coral reef activists were named the winners of the Coral Conversation Prize presented by Coral Reef Alliance for their significant roles in saving and conserving coral reefs by combining marine resource management and protection followed by prudential resource utilization; and strengthening global partnetship in coral reef management.

TTT Team

     
27.09.2014
whale shark at tulamben drop off dive site
FREE the turtles

Travelers and volunteers lifted a green turtle (Chelonia Mydas) at the re-release of the rare animal in Kuta Beach, Bali, on Wednesday. A total of 9 green turtles were seized from smugglers, which then released to their habitat by police as a tourist attraction.

TTT Team

     
17.09.2014
whale shark at tulamben drop off dive site
Whale shark at Drop Off

Once again, a whale shark tried to sneak behind the school of fish, but we got him.
This time at the dive site "Drop Off", where he swam along.

We are looking forward to see you soon again

TTT Team

     
06.09.2014
nautilus lifeline gps radio
SAFETY FIRST!!!

Today we introduce our new safety feature for all our boat diving trips: The Nautilus Lifeline.
What is a Nautilus Lifeline? This are small waterproof Radios which Divers can bring on the dive. They are easy to handle. Just press a button and talk.
As all of our boats are equipped with radio, we can immediately contact the boat after surfacing and minimize the chance to drift away. This solves usually already all diver get lost situations. But in the unlikely event this fails, in addition with the Lifeline we can contact directly the harbor master and coastguard so we don’t get any delay in triggering the chain of survival in case of an emergency. And if all else fails the Lifeline can make an distress call with GPS data to all surrounding commercial ships and airplanes also.

But of course, we hope we never need these things. As the first company in Bali which use Nautilus Lifelines, we have set some new standards in the Indonesian dive industry. Safety should always be number 1 !!!

TTB Team

     
01.09.2014
bali street views
Denpasar, Bali Street Views Now Available on Google Maps

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Google Indonesia launched Google Street View in Indonesia. In Indonesia the ability to zoom in on a Google map for a 360-degree street view iscurrently limited to Jakarta, Bogor, Surabaya and Denpasar (Bali).
Andrew McGlinchey, product manager for Southeast Asia for Google APAC told that the street view is now available for 90% of the streets in the listed cities.
In addition to tours of the residential and business areas of the cities surveyed, Google Street View also records some of Indonesia’s more iconic destinations, including Ubud, Bali and the coral reefs of Komodo.
Rudy Rumawy, country director for Google Indonesia promised the Google Street View service would soon be extended to more cities in Indonesia as their sophisticated survey vehicles crawls more streets recording 360-degree views using advanced GPS technology.

TTB Team

     
27.08.2014
bali water sport tourism
Bali Governor Praises Water Sport Tourism

Bali was one of the four-founding members of ITOP together with Hainan, China; Jeju, South Korea and Okinawa, Japan. Since its founding 18 years ago, ITOP has now grown to include 10 destinations including Phuket, Thailand.
The Phuket meeting was used for each of the ten member regions of ITOP to set forth their plans and strategies for developing water sports tourism projects in keeping with the meeting’s theme of a “Sustainable Maritime Tourism Network.”
The Bali representatives delivered Governor Pastika’s view that while Bali was developing cultural tourism as a major attraction, the Island’s beaches and surrounding reefs are beautiful and suitable for tourism development projects as well.

TTB Team

     
20.08.2014
bali animal blessing
Bali Safari & Marine Park Seeks God’s Blessing on ‘Tumpek Kandang’
– a Day Dedicated to Animals

Important in the calendar cycle of Balinese festivals is Tumpek Kandang Day – dedicated to seeking God’s blessing on the animal kingdom comprised of both the domesticated animals that share close proximity to man and the animals inhabiting the wild kingdom.
Tumpek Kandang fell on Saturday, August 9, 2014, and was celebrated with special enthusiasm at the Bali Safari and Marine Park that is home to 600 animals.

TTB Team

     
07.08.2014
marine protected area in pacific ocean

Right now, the US government is receiving public comments on whether or not to create the world's largest Marine Protected Area in the Pacific Ocean. President Obama is under enormous pressure from a powerful fishing lobby to water down the plan. Majestic whales, turtles and fish stocks are all disappearing. Scientists say the best way to save our oceans is to protect large swaths from exploitation so that marine life can recover. If we all speak out, we can create a reserve the size of Mexico!
If we send Obama a tidal wave of global public support now, we will empower him to counter opposition and help save our oceans for generations to come. Sign the petition at www.avaaz.org below and tell everyone -- let's deliver one million voices before the official consultation closes in days:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ocean_of_hope_loc/?bjXcGhb&v=43591

TTB Team

     
01.08.2014
whale shark fishing
Big catch in China

Fishermen in Quanzhou catch a very heavy whale shark in their net. Actually the fishermen should have the whale shark released into to the ocean again but instead they drove to the local market and tried to sell the monster fish.  Whale sharks are the biggest living thing in the ocean and feed on plankton. Whale Sharks are protected in China and have to be released immediately back into the ocean if catch in a fishermen’s net. Trading with these animals is strictly forbidden.

TTB Team

     
14.07.2014
football fever
The Football Fever...

…kept us from Tauch Terminal Bali the last weeks in suspense. As a world open but German leaded Company was it natural that we kept our fingers crossed for the tremendous German football team.
And just yesterday the German football dream came after 24 years finally true and Germany is
- in our opinion absolute well deserved – football world champion again.

With warmest congratulations
TTB Team

     
08.07.2014
indonesian visa on arrival fee
Visa on Arrival Fee Increased

Visa on Arrival Fee Increased to $35 on July 1, 2104 Together with an Entire Range of Immigration Fees. Effective on the first of July 2014, official fees charged by immigration for both national and foreigners increased across the board.
As a result of the new regulation, foreign visitors to Bali and Indonesia are now paying US$35 for a 30-day Visa-on-Arrival, an increase from the former charge of US$25.

TTB Team

     
15.06.2014
bali tulamben korallen ansiedlung
Tulamben Riff Project

The bay of Tulambens has a lot to offer for divers and snorkellers. Especially the U.S.A.T. Liberty shipwreck and the large biodiversity lure divers and snorkellers again and again back to Tulamben/Bali. The enlargment and sustainability of our coral garden in front of our resort is the goal of our tauch terminal dive team. The image shows how our divers prepare the basis for a new coral garden.

TTT Team

 
     
10.06.2014
bali tulamben underwater dvd
Tulamben Wonder Series DVD

Would you like to show your friends and family the beauties from Tulamben's underwater world? oUR Tauch Terminal Tulamben Multimedia DVD is still available with underwater videos and slide shows. Macro Heaven: The tiniest and amazing critters in these volcanic waters. USAT Liberty Wreck: History, mystery and diversity marine life on perhaps one of the most famous wrecks worldwide. Take home the wonders of this paradise and you will submerge back to theses waters at anytime. Please ask at our front desk for the DVD.

Your TTT Team

     
22.05.2014
bali delfine
The daily Bali Dolphin Show

A friendly visit from the curious dolphins. Dolphins repeatedly paying their tribute as well, they took their time passing by today, a school of dozens of this beautiful animals. Few were able to take a decent shot, and the ones who were laid the camera happily aside just to miss a couple of wales. Seems like even the mammals approve of Tauch Terminal Tulamben,  good to know...

TTT Team

     
06.05.2014
bali F1 circuit
Bali F-1 circuit?

Plans to build a F-1 circuit on provincial land located in Jembrana regency in Bali must first be endorsed by the Provincial House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) and undergo careful review and study for overall viability. The proposed race circuit will require an allocation of 300 hectares of land.
The proposal is still in its early days. A preliminary survey is being carried out on behalf of a candidate investors by PT Sarana Sirkuitindo Utama. It is the investor’s responsibility to show the financial viability of an international racetrack for Bali.
According to NusaBali, plans for the F-1 Circuit in Jembrana call for a starred-hotel and a expressway connecting Kuta-Tanah Lot – Soka – Perkutatan – Seririt.
Heralding a problem for the new course encountered by F-1 promoters worldwide, recent laws ratified in Bali ban sponsorship of events by tobacco producers.

TTT Team

     
22.04.2014
dive raja ampat
Sail Raja Ampat expected to boost Indonesian marine tourism

Indonesias international marine event Sail Raja Ampat, to be officially kicked off by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Raja Ampat, West Papua on June 21, is expected to help boost the countrys tourism.
The event was particularly expected to promote tourism in West Papua and accelerate the tourism development in the province, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo commented in a statement here on Friday. Read more…


Tauch Terminal Bali offers liveaboard sailing trips to Raja Ampat and many more outstanding indonesian dive destinations at our dedicated website for indonesia liveaboard.

TTB Team

     
08.04.2014
bali tulamben njepi 2014
International Airport Tax to Increase

PT Angkasa Pura - the managers of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport have announced that effective April 1, 2014, the passenger service charge or "airport tax" for departing international passengers will increase from Rp. 150,000  (US$13) to Rp. 200,000 (US$17.50).

TTB Team

     
23.03.2014
bali tulamben njepi 2014
The annual Hindu Nyepi celebration on March 31st

Hindu saka calendar is a lunar cycle that more closely follows our own year in terms of the length of the year. Nyepi is a major festival of the saka year, it's the last day of the year, the day of total silence throughout the island. No activity, no traffic at all on the roads, no fire may be lit for 24 hours. Great purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before so as to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island. On Nyepi day itself, every street is quiet - there are nobody doing their normal daily activities.
No traffic is allowed, not only cars but also people, who have to stay in their own houses. Light is kept to a minimum or not at all, the radio or TV is turned down and, of course, no one works. Even love making, this ultimate activity of all leisure times, is not supposed to take place, nor even attempted.

From the religious and philosophy point of view, Nyepi is meant to be a day of self introspection to decide on values, eg humanity, love, patience, kindness, etc., that should kept forever. Balinese Hindus have many kind of celebrations (some sacred days) but Nyepi is, perhaps the most important of the island's religious days. Nyepi Day of Silence, March 31st 2014

TTB Team

     
12.03.2014
east bali water shed initiative
About East Bali's water shed initiative

Indonesia possesses incredible biodiversity and natural resources that face equally incredible pressures from development. One of the main conservation challenges is how to provide employment and improve lives without irreparably damaging the rich natural resources and its biological diversity. Improving access to education and a more diverse economic development can assist in empowering people towards sustainable natural resource management.
We seek to:
- Monitor and restore protected government forests on Mt Agung and Mt. Abang
- Establish a Marine Protected Area in Tulamben 
- Develop a more resilient and sustainable agricultural and tourist-based economy throughout the watershed.

TTB Team

     
24.02.2014
indonesian manta ray protection
Indonesia is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays

The Indonesian government’s announcement that manta rays within the archipelago’s 5.8 million square kilometers of ocean would receive protected status has been warmly received by local diving businesses.
“We are really happy to hear that [mantas will be protected]. It means that all kinds of manta ray fishing will be banned. Automatically, the sea creatures will be here for our grandchildren to enjoy,” said Gede Suka, chairman of Lembongan Marine Association, an association of diving businesses in the Nusa Penida area in Bali.
“Manta rays are a beautiful species and an important asset for environmentally friendly marine tourism in Nusa Penida, especially for diving,” Suka said.
Nusa Penida’s waters are a favorite spot for divers from all over the world, with manta rays and mola mola sunfish as the main attractions.

TTB Team

     
05.02.2014
bali tanah lot temple
Bali Ready to Develop Retirement Tourism

Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, welcomed the study by a team led by Prof. Dr. Ketut Sukardika on the potential of tourism for elderly travelers or specifically known as retirement tourism. According to the Governor, until now there are so many traveling options are available in Bali, but there is no specific accommodation option for the elderly travelers although the idea has been implemented in advanced countries such as Australia and countries in Europe, and even neighboring countries like Philippines and Malaysia have started to design it. For more info please check The Bali Times

TTB Team

     
23.01.2014
indonesia live aboard dive cruises
Indonesia Liveaboard Dive & Exploration Cruises

Did you ever join one of the ultimate dive adventures? Liveaboard dive & exploration cruises around the Indonesian archipelago are an unforgettable experience even for professional divers and underwater photographers. The Indonesian archipelago offers like no other destination on the world unique and remote dive places & islands with breathtaking nature and an extraordinary underwater world to explore. Starting from only
3 to 5 days cruises to the famous Komodo Marine Park up to 3 week cruises in comfortable Phinisi Schooners to the remote islands of the Indonesian archipelago like Papua, Moluccas, Alor, Irian Jaya and so on…you can enjoy such a unique dive experience too. For more details just check on www.indonesialiveaboard.com
This website offers a wide range of spectacular dive destinations in the Indonesian archipelago and available ships to enjoy a extraordinary dive experience.

TTB Team

     
11.01.2014
ocean treasures
Lucky New Year! Diving - a adventurous pleasure....

A Florida family who spends their time together hunting for treasure struck it rich over the weekend, hauling up an estimated $300,000 worth of gold from an historic wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean."
What's really neat about them is they are a family, they spend family time together out there and the most amazing part about them is they always believed this day would come," said Brent Brisben, whose company 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels LLC owns the rights to the wreckage.
Brisben said Rick and Lisa Schmitt, and their grown children Hillary and Eric, found gold chains and coins from the wreckage of a convoy of 11 ships that went down in a hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1715 en route from Havana to Spain.
The ships' manifests indicate that about $400 million worth of treasure was on board, of which $175 million has been recovered, Brisben said. Source: maritime-executive.com

TTB Team

     
10.12.2013
merry christmas wishes from TT Team Tulamben Bali
Seasonal greetings,...

We, the entire Team of Tauch Terminal Bali wish all Bali and scuba diving friends - and of course also all who like to become - a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014.

For the next year we already prepared again great dive packages, dive safaris and extraordinary dive experiences for all Divers and Bali fans. We can't wait to welcome all Tulamben and scuba diving friends next year to present them a great time in our resort.

Your TTT Team

     
03.12.2013
bali beach access
Bali Hotels Not Allowed to Deny Access to Beach Front

The PHRI chairman and former regent of Gianyar reminded that hotels built along beaches in Bali are not allowed from monopolizing or blocking beach access under the regulations set forth in the provincial zoning law (RTRWP).
Tjokorda claimed many conflicts over beach usage arise due to miscommunications and encroaching beach erosion shortening the distance between the sea and hotels.
The official zoning laws for Bali prohibit the construction of any permanent structure within 100 meters of the high water mark.

TTT Team

     
25.11.2013
boot 2014 dusseldorf germany
Messe BOOT 2014

Like every year we represent our company at the world famous international Messe “BOOT 2014” from 18 to 26 Januar 2014 in Düsseldorf / Germany. And like every year we offer again some great Bali diving holiday packages and we can't wait to welcome at Hall 3, Stand A20 you at the exhibition center.

TTT Team

     
13.11.2013
bali squid
Did you know?

There are more than 375 species of Cephalopods around the world.Including Cuttlefishes,Squids and Octopus. Squids do not live a very long life, which is why females release enormous amounts of eggs to ensure the continuation of their species. A mating session takes just 15 seconds. While most squid lay their eggs in masses on the sea bed, some carry a clutch of eggs to guard them.

The adult squid does not live long after mating. Baby squid hatch as larvae and grow into maturity in about 3-5 years. The new born Baby squids are just 2 cm long and ready to swim. Keep periodically update and informed  with your TTB NEWS.

TTB Team

     
25.10.2013
wonderpu octupuss dance
A Neverending Tale of The Tulamben Shipwreck

Lately diving has been really amazing in Tulamben. Beside the well known “Liberty Wreck” beauty there is always a tiny  difference between  a good diving day to a memorable diving day. We had the chance to enjoy the intriguing dance of the “Wonderpus” Octopus. One of the most weird underwater critters you can see. Check our news periodically to be updated with the last underwater encounters.
(Photography by our very own Mr. Josep Triay)

TTB Team

     
15.10.2013
bali peace park
Give Peace a Park

Plans for the location of the former Sari Club, destroyed by a terrorist bomb on October 12, 2002, to become a memorial park have resurfaced again.
The bombing leveled the Sari Club and badly damaged Paddy’s Bar, locateda short distance away, leaving 202 dead and scores badly injured.
Past efforts to build a park in the now vacant plot of land have been thwarted by land ownership and funding issues.
Djinaldi Gosana, the spokesman for the Bali Peace Park (Taman Perdamaian Bali) in Kuta told the State News Agency Antara on Saturday, October 12, 2013: “Through the construction of this park we hope to commemorate the event. For foreigners this is very important, especially for those who lost family members.”

TTB Team

     
30.09.2013
mis world contest bali 2014
Its finally decided..

A 23-year-old Philippine woman, Megan Young, has won the coveted Miss World title announced in the final round broadcast to 180 nations from Bali on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
Pledging in the final question round to “be the best Miss World ever,” Megan won out over 9 other top-ten finalists from Ghana, Jamaica, Spain, Indonesia, England, Nepal, France, Australia and Brazil.
International and Indonesian viewers were treated to an impressive stage number from Indonesia and a very moving moment when all contestants joined voices to sing the Indonesian national anthem “Indonesian Raya.”
Vania Larissa from Indonesia ranked 7th overall in the final selection from among a field of 127 contestants.
The gala final evening came off smoothly despite threats of possible disruption by Islamic extremists whose threats compelled an eleventh hour switch of the final evening from West Java to the Island of Bali.
The Bali final represented the 63rd running of the Miss World Competition that saw Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia of China pass the crown to her Pilipino successor.

TTB Team

     
22.09.2013
bali apec konferenz
Important Announcment:


Bali Denpasar Airport (Domestic/International) will be partially closed during the APEC CEO Summit 2013
at below detailed schedule:

5th Oct                   10:00 – 16:00
6th Oct                   10:00 – 20:00
8th Oct                   10:00 – 20:00
9th Oct                   10:00 – 16:00

TTB Team

     
15.09.2013
bali apec ceo confernce 2013
Bali Governor Assures Island Major Infrastructure Projects Ready to Host October APEC Summit

Governor Made Mangku Pastika confirmed that the three “megaprojects” improving Bali’s infrastructure are “generally ready” to support the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit 2013 (APEC) getting underway in early October.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Pastika said on Tuesday, September 10, 2013: “The three megaprojects in support of the international events are now more than 90% (complete). These projects are being raced to completion and are now in the final finishing stage.”  
The Governor enumerated the three infrastructure projects: The toll way connecting Benoa-Ngurah Rai Airport-Nusa Dua; the renovation of the Ngurah Rai Airport; and the underpass constructed at Simpang Dewa Ruci.
Pastika emphasized that the new toll road was totally completed, including the successful running of roadworthiness tests. All that remains is for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to officially open and name the road. This is also the case with the underpass that has, in fact, been in operation for several months.
“For the enlargement of the Ngurah Rai Airport the project is in the finishing stage. Generally all the infrastructure projects are ready. All that remains is for a few small touches now being raced to completion,” explained the Governor.

TTB Team

     
07.09.2013
indonesian coral reef
Indonesia's Marina Resources Threatened

Greenpeace Indonesia says Indonesia's rich marine resources are facing various threats that could cause a decline in fish stocks in the countries waters. Indonesia's fish stocks have continued drop due to degradation and overfishing. The treats on marine resources include destructive fishing projects, climate change, coastal developments and mining projects. As an example is referred a multinational mining operation in Papua that dumps more than 200.000 tons of tailing water per day into the rivers and ocean. Until 2006 the operation had dumped more than 3 billion tons of tailing. Greenpeace is conducting a sea campaign in Indonesia to preserve the countries richness in marine resources.

TTB Team

     
26.08.2013
bali miss world competition 2013
Bali, Island of the Gods chosen as the location of Miss World 2013...

...because of its natural beauty and cultural diversity. The Miss World 2013 event is scheduled to last for a month in September 2013. Bali will welcome 131 beautiful women ambassadors from various countries around the world.
Miss World 2011 from Venezuela, Ivian LunaSol Sarcos Colmenares, says Bali is the perfect place for the Miss World 2013 event. “The hospitality of Bali is so pronounced. This will be felt by all the ambassadors who will come to this beautiful island paradise next year.”

TTB Team

     
18.08.2013
swimming monkeys
Frog similar legwork

Actually anthropoids are known as scared of water. But now scientist observed Orang Utan’s and chimpanzees while swimming and even diving in the water - and obviously had a lot of fun.
We assure you these pictures are not shot at our Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa pool - but you're anyway warmly invited to try diving and swimming at our Tulamben Dive Resort - you surely will have a lot of fun too.

TTB Team
     
10.08.2013
new north bali airport
New North Bali Airport

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has declared, following many reports and much debate on where Bali will build an airport in the north of the island, has decided that the Island’s second international airport will be located in the western part of the regency of Buleleng.
Saying the decision on the location of the airport was made after much careful consideration, Pastika ticked off the reasons in support of the selected location saying the land for the airport was relatively unproductive for agriculture, the area is accessible from both Bali and East Java, and a nearby port will make it easier for the shipment of fuel needed for the planes that will land at the airport.
Pastika said he is optimistic that the proposed new airport will be in operation by 2018, saying the government will build the gateway without the assistance of outside investors.

TTB Team

     
02.08.2013
Scientist created bionic sun protection crème

Transparent, odorless and allegedly very stable: Australian scientist  developed a new generation of sun crèmes. The model for this new sun milk are corals from the Great Barrier Reef.
"This breakthrough prepares the field for a new generation of sun filters like the corals at the Great Barrier Reef developed it since millions of years. The filters are transparent, odorless and allegedly very stable and could be used therefore as sun crèmes.” Says the project leader Mark York. Too much UV radiation can cause skin cancer. Australia has one of the world’s skin cancer highest rates.

TTB Team

     
25.07.2013
bali reef shark
Joint project saves Bali’s sharks from poaching


A joint project conducted by Bali Sharks and Gili Shark Foundation is to save sharks in Bali’s seas from rampant poaching. As an initial trial, last week, Bali Sharks moved four sharks, each with an average length of one meter, from a nursery they set up near Serangan in south Bali to inside a 3,000-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) off the Gili islands in Lombok.
Bali Sharks is a marine conservation nursery, which saves sharks and puts them in a pontoon in Serangan’s water. Releasing the sharks in the MPA off Gili was considered safer than having them in Bali’s waters.
 “Bali is not a safe area for the sharks, since many local fishermen catch them and take them to the fish markets, or the fishermen sell the sharks’ fins to middlemen, who send them to Hong Kong.”
Bali Sharks rescued the sharks by buying them from local fishermen to prevent them being killed for their fins. They keep the young sharks until they are about 1.2-meters long, thus, are old enough, smart enough and competent to stay in deeper water.
Gili Shark Foundation monitors the shark population around the waters of the Gili islands to protect and conserve the sharks and their habitat. Shark hunting in Bali’s seas has resulted in a depleting population, as suggested by a 2011 survey by Conservation International (CI) Indonesia. There were only three reef sharks found during 350 hours of diving during the survey.

TTB Team

   
 
12.07.2013
new bali toll road
Bali toll road blessed with Hindu rituals

Hundreds of Balinese Hindu devotees from seven customary villages around the new toll road, which connects Benoa Harbor-Ngurah Rai International Airport-Nusa Dua, took part in the ceremony, locally known as tawur gentuh and pemelaspasan.
The ceremony took place on the new road near the Ngurah Rai airport toll gate. Three Hindu high priests officiated over the ceremony.
“The ceremony is aimed at neutralizing any negative forces and spiritual imbalance created during the construction of the toll road. We hope the divine blesses the highway and protects the safety of motorists who would use it” The ceremony also symbolizes that that the 12.7-kilometer toll road is ready for operation. Opening Date and Tariff for Bali’s New Toll Road will Only be Known after July 25, 2013

TTB Team

     
03.07.2013
bali apec conference
Expect Delays

Indonesian Government Warns that Bali’s Airport will Be Closed for Periods during APEC Conference October 5-9, 2013 to Facilitate Movements of Heads of State.
People visiting Bali during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) in early October 2013 can expect Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to be closed for brief periods of time to accommodate VIP flight movements for the many heads of state expected in Bali.
The Indonesian Transportation Ministry has confirmed that Commercial flights will be diverted or delayed between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 5 & 6, 2013 and again on October 8 & 9, 2013 as VIPs arrive and depart the Island. Official Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) have been issued to the worldwide aeronautical community advising of the planned closures and advising pilots and airlines to adjust their flight plans accordingly.
APEC is expected to see delegations from 23 countries in attendance traveling to Bali to economic and trade cooperation.

TTB Team

     
26.06.2013
new bali international airport
Professional taxi service expected for ‘new’ Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

Despite operating at Ngurah Rai airport for a long time, the airport taxis–around 236 of them-- apparently do not provide a round-the-clock service for passengers. Some drivers are self-employed, while others work for private individuals. These owners are incorporated in the airport taxi cooperative.
 From 1 a.m. to 8 a.m., there may not be a driver on duty at the airport, so passengers on late night or early morning flights may have to use the rental cars that often charge ridiculous amounts, such as Rp 400,000 (US$40.20) for a trip to downtown Denpasar that is only Rp 90,000 by taxi. Currently, only local taxis registered in the airport taxi cooperative have the right to transport passengers inside the airport compound. Other private taxi operators, such as national brand Blue Bird, can only take passengers who are willing to walk an extra 500 meters to the airport compound entrance gate.

TTB Team

     
16.06.2013
white shark
White Shark closer to extinction then thought

Scientist are appalled: Obviously the white shark is considerably more threatened than expected. “We have with 532 white sharks at the coast of Gansbaais only half the shark population then suspected” reports the US-marine biologist Oliver Jewell after observations in South Africa. ….is this part of the South Africa coast after Cape Town the coast with the highest density of white shark population.
The sharks are threatened especially because of high demands of shark fins in the Asian kitchen.
The scientist combine after 5 years of research to the result in their studies that the numbers of White sharks around the world are only half like expected. In case this assumption is correct, the White Shark would be the most endangered animal on earth at the time according to O. Jewell.

TTB Team

     
07.06.2013
korallensterben
Great Barrier Reef - half of its coral reefs disappeared

The lost is dramatic: The Great Barrier Reef at Australia has lot a vast part of its coral reefs in the last 3 decades. Scientist name 3 reasons for this disaster: heavy storms, starfishes and climate change (water warming). In the last 27 years the coral ceiling decreased of 50% and according to the newest data the coral density in the Great Barrier Reef decreased since 1985 from 28,0 to 13,8 percent.

TTB Team

     
31.05.2013
asthma und tauchen
Asthma and scuba diving

Diving with asthma is a controversial topic. In the past, any history of asthma was considered a definitive contraindication for diving. Recently, the accepted opinion has begun to change. Many diving doctors now accept that asthma is not an absolute contraindication for scuba diving. Potential divers with asthma should be evaluated individually to determine their fitness to dive. Doctors will consider the type and severity of asthma, a person's history of attacks, and what triggers asthma when deciding whether to clear an individual for diving. Potential divers with a history of asthma must see a diving doctor and undergo routine lung evaluation before taking to water.

TTB Team

   
 
26.05.2013
bali governor election
Pastika Declared Winner in Governor’s Race

The final recapitulation of votes cast on May 15, 2013 for Bali’s governorship is announced.
The results of that count covering nine regencies and metropolitan areas show that the pairing of incumbent Made Mangku Pastika and his running mate Ketut Sudikerta secured 50.02% of the total vote (1,063,734), while the opposing ticket of AA Ngurah Puspayoga and Dewa Nyoman Sukrawan tallied 49.98% (1,062,738).

In the island-wide elections a total of 32,762 ballots were deemed invalid leaving only 996 vites separating the winners from the losers.

TTB Team

     
16.05.2013
bali green airport
3,000 trees planted to keep Bali’s Airport green

Some 1,800 trees, mostly comprised of fast-growing Monkey-pod tree (trembesi/ Pithecellobium saman), have been planted in the vicinity of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The plantings, according to Kompas.com, are part of an overall planting program targeting 3,000 trees as part of the “greening” of Bali’s airport. The trees, according to planners, will make the airport greener and play a valuable role in absorbing carbon emissions.
Ngurah Rai Airport represents the welcome gate of Bali and the rest of Indonesia.

TTB Team

     
07.05.2013
A Smoke Screen - Badung-Bali Legislature Ratify Smoke-Free Rules

Seputarbali.com reports that in a final session of the current term of Bali’s Badung House of Representatives (DPRD-Badung), legislators ratified rules for Smoking-free area for the regency, addressing both hotels and government buildings.
The secretary for Bali Child Protection Agency, welcomed the ratification of no-smoking rules. She was initially concerned that delays would occur to the ratification of rules and penalties for smoking in public places in Bali’s southernmost regency.
Said Titik: “We welcome the ratification of the smoke-free rules for Badung. We also hope that these rules will help reduce the consumption of cigarettes.
She said the new smoke-free zone rules that are now law in Badung are not intended merely to forbid people to smoke. “The meaning of smoke-free zones is very simple – don't smoke in certain areas such as schools, medical facilities and other places. If you want to smoke, please use the areas designated for smoking,” Titik said. Meanwhile the vice-regent of Badung, also expressed his deep appreciation to legislators who ratified the anti-smoking rules.

TTB Team

     
28.04.2013
youtube turtle movie
Kura Kura Tales

Kura Kura is the Indonesian word for turtle. And quite opposed to Murphy's Law this time i had our new GoPro camera with me, battery charged, space on the card and ready to shoot. Well, who would not have taken the opportunity to get some closeup footage. And one thing i'll tell you, this supermodel was fun to work with.

Check it out at Youtube http://goo.gl/yR0YT

TTB Team

     
19.04.2013
bali toll road
Bali toll road project ...

...on the waters of Nusa Dua / Bali - Benoa remains in the finalization of tender and design phases. According to the design of the raod the users will be charged differently according to the vehicle they use.
As targeted the road toll operation will be effective from July 2013.

TTB Team

     
08.04.2013
tulamben bali shipwreck
Airshot - Tulamben WWII Ship Wreck

To show to our guests the absolute unique position of our Tulamben Resort to the famous WWII "USS Liberty" shipwreck we hired a helicopter to make some air shots. The air shots proof again that a dive from our Tulamben Resort & Spa is still the most comfortable way to explore the shipwreck and also our house reefs close by.

TTB Team

     
30.03.2013
bali coral reef rehabilitation
Coral Reef Rehabilitation Program

The Bali provincial administration conducted a coral reef rehabilitation program to ensure the sustainability of marine habitat. The coral reef rehabilitation program was conducted because 20,8% of the existing 7.200 hectare coral reef around Bali are in poor condition. The preservation of coral reefs and underwater habitats is necessary to protect dozens of species of ornamental fish. It is also an important attraction for tourists who want to enjoy and discover the underwater world around Bali.

TTB Team

     

22.03.2013

bali agriculture
Rapid Loss of farming lands in Bali threatens agricultural self-sufficiency

The rapid loss of agricultural lands in Bali to tourist accommodation, residential housing and commercial uses is threatening government goals to make the Island self-sufficient in rice.
As reported by The Bali Post, data on the amount of productive agricultural land remaining in Bali at the end of 2011 was 39,033 hectares. One year earlier the amount of agricultural land was put at 47,934 hectares representing a decline of 17.7%, in a single year.
If this trend if not urgently addressed it will mean agricultural production in Bali will experience a significant decline, threatening Bali’s food security.

TTB Team

     
15.03.2013
bali construction sites
Bali's large disturbing construction projects

Bali new over-the-waterway toll way between Benoa and Nusa Dua, the renovated Ngurah Rai International Airport and the underpass at the Dewa Ruci Statue will all be ready for use in June 2013 based on information received from the respective project leaders and related agencies.
The toll way over the waterway between Benoa and Nusa Dua is now 83 percent complete and has been confirmed to be ready for trial operations in June 2013.
Meanwhile the underpass project at the Dewa Ruci Monument is said to now be 87.5% complete. “For the underpass, we have already passed the 38 meter mark north to south. It is now in the process of constructing the walls, affixing Balinese ornamentation, installing pumps and preparing lighting"
The enlargement and improvement of the Ngurah Rai International Airport the project has achieve 61.03 completion, 1.89% behind its announced schedule. Delays at the airport are being blamed on the weather, with rains slowing progress on finishing the airport’s roof.

TTB Team

     
01.03.2013
bali njepi day 2013
Bali Njepi Day, March 12 - 2013

For all who are not prepared yet - Njepi Day is in sight agian!! For 24 hours an enforced restrained is placed on all island dwellers from driving, shopping, dining, partying and for the more relevant even the general use of electricity is taboo. Our beloved little island finally gets the environmental sabbatical it still desperately deserves. But Njepi is also a holy day for self-reflection and marks the coming New Year on the Balinese calendar.

TTB Team

     
15.02.2013
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Great news from Bali Indonesia

Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben & Spa is the very first and only Resort on Bali which has been awarded the exclusive " SSI Diamond Instructor Training Resort" rating!

Tauch Terminal Tulamben Resort & Spa is only the
second Dive Resort in Indonesia this rating has been awarded yet.

Thanks for your kind support to all of you!
Sunny greetings from Bali,
Team Tauch Terminal

     
22.01.2013
bali zeremonien
SSI Dive Master ITC Course

On 15ten February2013 we start a new SSI - ITC Course at Tauch Terminal Resort & Spa in german language. Course Fee 890 Euro for SSI-ITC, IE Course 390 Euro exclusive learning material. Please contact our responsible staff via email.

TTB Team

 
12.01.2013
bali zeremonien
January - a Month of Hindu Holy Celebrations in Bali

As Bali embarks on 2013, the island’s predominantly Hindu population will celebrate a number of important holidays on their sacred calendar.
On January 10-11, 2013 the Balinese paused to reflect on their sins during Hari Siwarati. On the Balinese calendar, Hari Siwarati falls once every 420 days, on the 14th day of the waxing moon of the 7th month of the Bali Hindu Calendar - panglong ping 14 sasih kepitu.
Siwarati celebrations are centered at Bali’s most sacred mother-temple of Pura Besakih, located on the slopes of Mt. Agung, some 80 kilometres north of the Island’s capital of Denpasar.
Many Balinese give full meaning to the day meant to inspire meditation and reflection on personal sins and shortcomings by refraining for eating, drinking, speaking and even sleeping on Hari Siwarati. Ritual prayers were held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013, five hours later at midnight and again on Friday morning at
05:00 am.
In close succession, on Saturday, January 12, 2013, the Balinese paid homage to learning and education by marking Hari Saraswati.
Four days later, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Hari Pagerwesi – is a day intended to instil and strengthen an individual’s spirituality.

TTT Team

 
02.01.2013
bali tulamben regenzeit
Tulamben in a different light

A sunny tropical island, blue water and palm trees expresses the most common concept Bali is wildly seen in. But there's another side to it, nonetheless stunningly beautiful and breathtaking. Best observed of course in raining season, when thunderstorms going havoc on the far horizon, raging in their wild beauty like there's no tomorrow and almost making one believe to have seen daylight for the last time. Next morning then, with first light and again blue skies, the nightly onslaught is almost forgotten. Just deeply buried inside this prehistoric corner of our heart, we silently hope to have the wild gorgeousness back tonight.

TTT Team

 
25.12.2012
german exhibition boot 2013
Messe BOOT 2013

Auch diese Jahr präsentieren wir uns wieder auf der weltberühmten Messe “BOOT 2013” im Januar in Düsseldorf. Wie jedes Jahr haben wir auch diesmal wieder tolle Tauchurlaubspakete im Angebot und freuen uns von ganzem Herzen über ihren Besuch bei uns in Halle 3, Stand 20 auf dem Messegelände.

TTT Team

 
18.12.2012
Frohe Weihnachten 2012
Merry Christmas

Tauch Terminal Team Bali wish all our friends, customers and divers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with lots of new amazing dive adventures.

TTT Team

 
07.12.2012
bali tulamben pygmy seahorse
Denise is back...

…and not just any, but THE Denise: Hippocampus Denise to be specific.
Quite a rare breed worldwide, here in Tulamben we are lucky enough to have those little fellows around now and then. With a maximum size of 1,5cm, many times even much smaller than that, and on account of one of the best camouflage found in the oceans, they're pretty hard to spot. But then again, common things are so much less exciting.

TTT Team

 
30.11.2012
bali tulamben Haiflossen
EU stops cruel shark mutilation

Millions of sharks are mutilated only to earn money from their fins. Fisher men cut the fins from the sharks while they are still alive and throw the fish afterwards just back into the ocean where the shark dies painful. In the EU this so called “finning” is prohibited but there are lots of gaps in the current law which will be closed by the EU soon.

TTT Team

 
12.11.2012
bali strand
Clear statement to Bali beach use...

Protest from local citizens have prompted the chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI). IGN Rai Surya Wijaya to issue a statement, saying: “The beach belongs to the public and cannot be closed or controlled by anyone. What’s more, there is the impression that several hotels who are subdividing the beachfront, something they cannot do. The beach is for the enjoyment of the public at all times. The public can visit any beach at any time.”

TTT Team

 
30.10.2012
Altertums Tempel
Ancient Temple Discovered

Ancient Temple Discovered in Residential Area of Denpasar May Be Largest Ancient Temple in Eastern Indonesia. The foundations of an ancient temple has been unearthed in the yard of the Balinese priest.
Officials have now excavated an area 11 meters long and 1.5 meters deep revealing in the process the foundations of what may prove to be the largest ancient temple yet discovered in Bali or any of the islands to the east. Experts, who have yet to discover the full extent of the buried foundations, have also found a separate site 40 meters away from the original discovery that may form part of the same temple structure.

TTT Team

     
21.10.2012
walsterben
Most Whale deaths human caused

A report published this month found that humans might be to blame for most large whale deaths over the past 4 decades. The study looked at 1.762 known deaths and likely fatal injuries from 1970 to 2009 among eight species of big whales in the region, including the endangered fin whales, with up to 90 feet (27 meters) in length. A cause of death had been determined in 750 of the cases (42%) and of those, nearly 67 percent of the fatalities were human related.

TTT Team