Candidasa Snorkeling Tour
A Coral learning experience
An educative snorkeling tour
on our Coral Farm.
The first step to coral education is opened to everyone. The excursion takes place in a shallow area where you can swim and snorkel water depth (Max 1,2 m or 4 feet). This activity is open to anyone who has a strong desire to learn about coral, and make a positive impact to help coral reefs.
Learn about Corals: The first part of the tour consists of a video and live demonstration program to learn about coral biology and coral reef ecology.
Coral Farm Tour: After learning how to use the equipment, and a quick video description of the farm, and its operation, you will tour the farm accompanied by our specially trained staff.
Plant Corals: Then comes the part to collect some coral frags, apply your new coral knowledge and then use the corals you have fragmented to seed new artificial reefs that are used to restore reefs.
Snorkel our Artificial Reefs: You’ll have then the opportunity to snorkel our artificial coral garden, see the different growth stages of our corals, and see the final results. You’ll also learn about coral associated organism.
You’ll be supplied with drinking water, traditional lunch, snorkeling equipment, and towel.
Guided Tour: A trained Marine Biologist guide will lead you around the farm, stopping at each point of interest to explain you and teach you about corals and other animals living on the farm. At each stop he will answer your question, will lead you to the next point and then he will teach you how to frag corals and plant them on our artificial reef. Min of 2 Pax/Max 8 Pax per guide.
This tour is only possible at low tide, in the lagoon of Candidasa with around 1 to 1,5 m of water.
Candidasa is located on the east coast of Bali, around 90 mn drive from Kuta. Candidasa is a small beach village, with plenty of accommodation and restaurant options.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Large Group
If you’re interested in coral, want to learn all about them, plant some, and make an impact on coral reef, this tour is made for you !
Upon arrival, a trained marine biologist will give you a quick coral world intro video/presentation, then take you in the shallow water of our farm, and show you in situ what are corals, how they live, grow, reproduce…
Then we will show you the artificial reefs we already planted, show you some natural reefs, and get you to participate in our reef restoration program by planting some corals. At each stop he will answer your question, will lead you to the next point of interest.
- Guided Tour by a Marine Biologist
- Local Meal (Fried Rice)
- Coconut and mineral water
- Booties, Mask and Snorkel
- Rash Guards (No Sunscreen Allowed)
- Video Projection: Introduction to corals (15 mn)
- Coral Farm Tour (60 mn)
- Coral Fragging (2 pièces, 20 mn).
- Coral Planting (2 pièces, 30 mn)
- Snorkeling Tour of our Artificial Reefs (60 mn)
- Video projection about Threats on Coral reef (10 mn)
- Donation for Reef restoration project by Ocean Gardener
- Certificate of completion
- Approximate total time: 4 hours
- Fins are not used in this tour, to avoid breaking corals
- Only Coral Safe Sunscreen are allowed (No Oxybenzone!)
This tour is only available at low tide. Please contact us to know the best schedule during your stay.
Candidasa is a small beach village located on the south east cost of Bali.
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You don’t need to be a certified scuba diver. You need to know how to swim, and be confident in the water. Children that are good swimmers are welcomed.
Yes children can join the tour. They need to know how to swim. Please let us know before, and we will get a local person to assist them in the water.
Of course, it’s always better to have your own mask, as you’re used to it. So bring it together with your snorkel, booties, wetsuit, rash guards…