DIVING TO NEW DEPTHS IN EAST BALI
3 September 2015
Located along Bali’s east coast, Alila Manggis is an ideal base for exploring the region’s many wonderful dive sites. Now, guests can combine their holiday at the resort with a holistic dive experience on its ‘Harmony Dive’ packages. Catering to all levels of experience, the packages – a 4D3N trip for non-certified divers, and a 5D4N trip for certified divers – combine a relaxing seaside stay with expert dive consultation and open-water dives led by Zen Harmony Diving, as well as spa and dining privileges.
Many tourists arrive on the island tired from travel, and their minds and bodies stressed from long hours spent in the office. Zen Harmony Diving believes that pre-dive preparation is key to a safer and more enjoyable dive, not only reducing the risks of muscle strain by cramping and injury, which tend to be common, but also providing mental preparation.
The first step is a pre-dive consultation carried out by skilled diving instructors to assess each guest’s health and fitness, and find their centres. This involves learning breathing techniques that help the diver to improve air consumption, become a buoyancy master, and be more calm and comfortable underwater.
Divers are also given a Yoga Nidra audio file to listen to at night, before open water dives, designed to further improve breath awareness and control, and to train the mind and body to anticipate and relax.
Other integral components of the Zen Harmony Diving approach include rejuvenating massages, meditation, yoga and Zentsu. Conducted in the swimming pool, Zentsu is specially designed to release all tensions in the body that might prevent divers and snorkellers totally immersing themselves in the underwater world.
With calm minds and bodies, relaxed and prepared, divers can then look forward to exercising their scuba skills with fun dives at a various sites off Bali’s east coast, including Gili Mimpang, Nusa Penida and Manta Point, teeming with marine life and coral reefs. Guests can also take the opportunity to learn more about or get involved in the resort’s coral conservation programme.
When not in the water, there are no shortage of options to unwind at Alila Manggis, from relaxing with afternoon tea by the pool, to pampering treatments at Spa Alila and savouring signature East Bali flavours at Seasalt restaurant.
Starts from USD 300++ per night with minimum 3 nights stay, ‘Harmony Dive’ is available from Friday till Sunday and valid from now till 31 March 2016.
For more information or booking, please contact the reservations team at +62 363 41011 or email: manggis[at]alilahotels.com