Category: Asia

Scuba Diving In Bali

Posted By : Atlas Tours/ 6 0
snorkeling-bali

The tropical Indonesian island of Bali is still attracts millions of tourists every year. Tourists on vacations to Bali are attracted by the mystique, charms and allure of the predominantly traditional Hindu culture, spectacular tropical jungles, mountains and beautiful beaches. Many tourists especially from nearby Australia and Singapore travel to Bali for scuba Diving. The islands in Bali are well known for its excellent scuba diving locations.

Scuba divers in Bali can expect to encounter awesome underwater landscape as well as sighting a very wide array of marine sea creatures. Let’s visit some scuba diving Bali dive spots.

In Nusa Penida and Lembongan Islands, there are spectacular drop off reefs making reef and wall diving the predominant staple on these two scuba diving locations. It takes about a 45 minute speedboat ride to reach these dive destinations.

diving-bali

Water visibility is excellent all year round but the current here is stronger. Experienced divers will love it here as they can enjoy some drift dives. However, the current may get very strong occasionally and dives may have to be abandoned when this happens.

The dive sites at Nusa Dua and Sanur are just 5 minutes away from the coast and therefore easily assessable. The novice divers will love these dive spots because of the gentle current. Water visibility ranges from low to moderate since they are located in the coastal area and are more affected by pollution. Although hard coral life is limited, the dive spots have a surprisingly diversity of marine fishes, soft corals and sponges which are thriving on the reefs.

There is a very wide variety of corals, colorful sea fans and huge pelagic fishes here. Big schools of sweet lips fish, turtles, sharks and manta rays are often sighted by excited scuba divers.

Jemeluk and Amed Beaches are one and half hour away from Denpasar. Denpasar is a popular tourist coastal town with many wonderful hotels, resorts and night entertainment. Scuba divers need to be very experienced as the current here can get very strong. However the dives here can be very exciting because of long coastal reefs, reef slopes/drop offs and majestic wall diving. Water visibility can be considered as moderate to good. To add a final touch, these dive spots have one of the best hard coral communities in Bali.

The Tulamben Wreck Dive is a must dive spot for scuba divers to enjoy wreck diving. The water visibility here is fair to good and the current is gentle. Night dive on this wreck are often described as breathtaking.

The wreck, USS Liberty which met its fate in 1942 when a Japanese torpedo fired from a submarine in the second world war found its target.

The above are just some of the many splendid scuba diving destinations in Bali. For more superb dive sites,just contact the many scuba diving operators in Bali Island.

Cruises Are A Great Way To Spend Luxury Vacations

Posted By : Atlas Tours/ 6 0
cruise-vacation

Any travel agent worth their salt will ask a client interested in a luxury travel vacation what kind of travel they are interested in. Based on the traveler’s experience and personal preferences, the travel agent will recommend independent travel, guided tours or a cruise. One of my personal favorites is the cruise experience.

A cruise is perfect for travelers interested in getting the best value, looking for convince and interested in a variety of operators and itineraries.

Value of Luxury Vacations

When pricing out a cruise, keep in mind that the price includes a lot of amenities and extras that guided tours and independent travel packages may not include. Of course, the price of your cruise includes accommodations, but they also include all food. Each cruise provider is a bit different in the dining options they provide, but rest assured that there are basic dining options available that are included in the price. Some cruise lines will include beverages, although each cruise provider differs. Your price also includes on board entertainment. From movies under the stars, instructional classes, ice cream socials and nightly shows, your cruise line will guarantee something to entertain everyone.

luxury-cruise-travel

Convenience of Luxury Vacations

If you are interested in doing a grand tour of Europe, the travel from each country can be a drag. To board a train, bus or airplane every other day for two weeks can detract from the over all experience. And it is not just the travel; it is also the hassle of packing and unpacking. How can you enjoy the ambience and relaxation that your trip is supposed to be when you are constantly rushing to the next destination? Cruises simplify this process by allowing you to visit numerous ports, without the hassle of packing and unpacking. Plus, you never even realize all the traveling you do. You simply wake up in a new port. No matter if you wish to explore the coast of Italy, or if you would like to explore each continent on a luxury world cruise, there are plenty of ways cruising makes your travel experience more convenient.

Variety of Luxury Vacations

Some people often rebuff suggestions of cruising because they leave only on specific travel dates. However, the cruising industry has grown in the last few years by leaps and bounds. With over thirty cruise lines offering several itineraries that create the perfect luxury travel vacation, there have never been more options. With cruises going all over the world, even to destinations such as Antarctica, travelers can find the perfect cruise to the perfect destination at any time!

Today, travelers interested in luxury vacations are choosing a new experience for their vacations: Cruising. Cruising offers some of the greatest deals in travel today. The per person price covers the cost of accommodations, food and on board entertainment. You also get the convenience of seeing several areas, without the hassle of packing and unpacking, or being transported via bus or airplane. And there are more cruise providers than ever before, offering a number of different itineraries on almost any date. With so many upsides to cruising, travelers are flocking to this type of travel.

Visit Dumaguete In The Philippines

Posted By : Atlas Tours/ 6 0
damaguete-philippines

Dumaguete City is the main City of Negros Oriental. A small city that is flooded of tourists every year because of its local attractions and a place of learning of highest quality in the south. Dumaguete City ‘a city of gentle people’ is place that is worth a visit when you are in the run for adventure and fun. Its not just Dumaguete itself that makes it all wonderful, its the people, the attractions, the food… hmmm… you got to love the food.

Dumaguete City is located in Visayas, west of Cebu Island, south of Negros Occidental. Dumaguete City is not like those Cities in Manila, Cebu, Davao that is crowded of people and smoke, pollution and such. As i said its a small city. A small city that that is worldy known as a motorcycle capital of the World. with around 20,000 registered users of motorcyclists. it is not because Dumagueteneos cant afford cars, it is that Dumaguete have very narrow streets.

The Dumaguete Boulevard is one of the best tourist attraction in the island. it faces the Mindanao sea and glows with glory as seen on boats coming from the neighboring islands. It is a place for friends to hang out and eat sidewalk foods like ‘tempura’ and fish balls, and for lovers to…

dumaguete-philippines

<blockquote>well fall in love all over again. simply the Dumaguete boulevard is a beautiful attraction that must not be missed when someone visits the island.</blockquote>

Aside from being an attraction spot, Dumaguete is also known as the ‘center of learning in the south’. You might ask Why? Well because Dumaguete centers the of the most prestigious university in Asia. Silliman University, the first American University in Asia centers in Dumaguete City. A University that is flooded with students, be it local and international for its quality education. Silliman University brought out the name of Dumaguete to the world. Aside from Silliman the city is also the home for several other universities and colleges like Foundation University, St. Paul’s University and colleges like AMA, STI, ACSAT, COSCA and many more.

Dumaguete is indeed a University City and should be a choice when one is choosing for a place to study here in the Visayas.

Dumaguete City holds local events or fiesta annually and during these times the City it at its peak of magnificence. Dumaguete City annually holds ‘Buglasan’ festival. A festival about the different municipalities and cities showing off thier local delicacies and wonders depicted in small housing stuctures and monuments. It is one of the cities most highlighted event that lasts for a week with parades, concerts and fireworks displays. every october, the boulevard is also flooded with tourists and locals because of the octoberfest. The boulevard will be lines of food establishments and concerts will play until midnight. Aside from that during the month of August, Silliman University holds ‘Hibalag’ Festival, that showcases the different courses, and colleges in the University. Such festival goes with the Founders day of the university and is a celebrated affair around the whole city as well with parades and events.