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4 Day Open Water Diver PADI Certification and Yoga Holiday in Lovina, Bali

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4 Day Open Water Diver PADI Certification and Yoga Holiday in Lovina, Bali

Short Exciting Yoga Holiday Bali

This retreat offers the right balance of underwater journey, yoga, and enjoyable by the pool. You will participate in an in-depth PADI dive certification course with the best instruction the island can offer, from supported studies to safety training and various famous diving locations, all-inclusive. Learning new skills and having lots of fun.

4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English;
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Highlights

  • 2 days of yoga practice
  • 1 pre-dive yoga class per day
  • Open water diver PADI certification
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Ayurvedic treatments and sunrise dolphin sail
  • Complimentary healthy lunch and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
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Program

Diving

You will experience the sea of Bali through Parahita diving. Parahita Alam Bali (My Travels Choice) offers a unique harmony diving program with specialized yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques, designed specifically for scuba, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of air consumption, enhance the flexibility and fitness of the body, and ensure meditative calmness and confidence. Dive programs have been designed for beginners, expert divers, and yoga practitioners alike.

Yoga

Gentle movements to increase stamina and suppleness, to more energetic practices, all of which harmonize the body, mind, and spirit connection through breathing, concentration, and exercise. Each session is a different experience that expands your body awareness and enhances the feeling of inner peace through gentle and strenuous yoga, silent and guided meditation, and pranayama.

Pranayama

Pranayama is the science of controlled, regulated, and effective breathing, thus purifying the physical body, and bringing inner peace to the mind and soul. Pranayama is a daily practice as part of yoga and meditation.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival

Day 2

  • Pre-dive meditation yoga
  • Day one of PADI open water course

Day 3

  • Pre-dive meditation yoga
  • Day two of PADI open water course

Day 4

  • Sunrise dolphin sail
  • Departure

What is included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 open water diving courses
  • All meals
  • Diving equipment and services
  • PADI certification
  • Daily mineral water
  • Excursion mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily pre-dive yoga and post-dive pranayama
  • Transportation to and from airport

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Other activities and day tours
  • Personal expenses

Additional Details

Accommodation

Hotel My Lovina is located in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia. The hotel is situated 50 meters from the beach where you can find a beautiful sight of the sunrise while watching dolphin jumping out of the water, sunbathing, jogging, walking, swimming, and calmer waves or just get some fresh air in serene black-sand shores.

Facilities

  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Dining area
  •  Garden
  •  Lobby
  •  Meditation garden
  •  Restaurant
  •  Smoke-free property
  •  Special menu request

 

Things to Do

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Lovina Beach and North Bali attractions include hidden treasures that are just waiting to be discovered, located deep within forested mountains and nature reserves, and below the calm waves of its laidback coasts. An activity unique to Lovina is boating out just off the coast at the sunrise to watch dolphins in their natural habitat, while below the surface off Pemuteran and Menjangan Island, snorkelers and divers enjoy an underwater Mecca of reefs teeming with the marine life.

Inland, fun things to do range from cooking classes and art gallery visits to taking a plunge in hot springs or rocky plunge pool at the bases of the most scenic waterfalls. Lovina Beach and North Bali also offer a range of cultural and historical attractions such as a Balinese sea shrine that neighbors a magnificent Chinese temple at the old Singaraja seaport, a large Buddhist monastery with a mini replica of Borobudur temple, and the royal palace of the late Raja of Singaraja.

Check out all the things you can see and do while visiting Lovina and Bali’s less-explored northern region right here.

Adjani Bali cooking school

Cooking classes can be a fun and insightful part of your Bali holiday experience, as they allow you to learn more about the local culture through food. One of Lovina’s notable Balinese cooking classes is Adjani Bali, which offers tailored classes for various skill levels and with a varied choice of menus.

Classes usually run for three hours, featuring up to five different Balinese dishes. Market trips to source fresh ingredients or spice garden and organic farm tours are included, followed by a traditional Balinese lunch to assess and enjoy your own handiwork.

Air Sanih (Yeh Sanih) freshwater springs

Air Sanih, also referred to locally as Yeh Sanih, is a locally-run recreational facility located near the village of Bondalem, roughly half an hour’s drive west from the capital town of Singaraja in North Bali. The facility features simply constructed open-air bathing pools with freshwater that is channeled from the natural springs nearby.

The springs mostly attract local families looking for a spot to cool off during the weekends. Therefore, weekdays are usually the best time to visit to avoid the crowds. There are separate pools for adults and children, a lazy pool, changing rooms, and showers.

Art Patio Lovina gallery

Art Patio is an art space in Lovina Beach, which regularly presents painting, sculpture, and photography exhibitions as well as movie screenings. The gallery mostly features local Balinese and Indonesian artists, either in solo and group exhibitions with displays usually rotated every two months.

Movie nights also alternate with the art exhibition openings, featuring two film titles. Besides regular exhibitions, Art Patio also holds on-demand workshops, welcoming anyone interested in developing their art skills and creativity. Classes welcome kids and adults and cover drawing, painting, clay modeling, and even yoga.

Bali Bike Park

Bali Bike Park is a large purpose-built arena in the village of Pancasari in North Bali, which features a variety of trails for mountain bikers. Available trails include cross-country, downhill, and enduro, which are suitable for both adults and children. You can choose a trail of your choice and cycle around while enjoying great views, meet locals, exercise, and end your day with some local food and a swim in the ocean.

Bali Museum of Prehistoric Man (Museum Manusia Purba Gilimanuk)

This is one of the lesser-known museums in Bali, perhaps due to its far-flung location on Bali’s north-western tip of Gilimanuk. The museum of prehistoric man houses significant collections of artifacts and remains found in the surrounding area, mostly from the archives of the Bali archaeological service from major archaeological expeditions in 1962.

Among the items are early ceramics and jars, bronze, and beads, together with sarcophagi that feature intact skeletal remnants of early settlers. The museum is a great place to learn about the early history of Bali, long before the influence of Hinduism. There are no entry fees, only a donation box with a guest book at the door.

Banjar hot springs

Locally referred to as 'Air Panas Banjar', the hot springs are located approximately five kilometers southwest from the famous Lovina coast in North Bali. The hot water springs share the same district as the Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist monastery which is located only one and a half kilometers to the east. The centuries-old hot springs have been upgraded with modern facilities over time and have become a favorite retreat and recreational site among locals and international visitors.

The hot water springs provide a recreational and therapeutic experience, due to the water’s sulfuric content. This can be seen from the yellowish red sedimentation at several points of the spouts and pool walls. The complex is known to have been further developed during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia during World War II. At the time, the waters of the hot springs were known to have cured various skin problems as well as rheumatic ailments.

Banjar hot springs continue to provide an enjoyable and health-benefiting retreat up in the hills of the north, for those seeking relaxation, fun, sightseeing, and a totally different experience. Those not willing to go for a swim can easily enjoy the lush tropical gardens or the view from above at the Komala Tirta restaurant or shopping for souvenirs at the rows of art shops just outside. The hot springs are an easy itinerary on trips to North Bali.

Banyualit Beach

Part of the central coastal strip of Lovina, Banyualit Beach is one of the main harbors for local fishing boats. A majestic local sea temple, the Pura Segara Banyualit, is nearby, which serves as a sightseeing landmark on its own. It is quieter than Lovina Beach and allows for swimming, sunbathing, and soothing sunsets with beers with less of a crowd. Traditional warung food stalls sell snacks and refreshments nearby.

The Pura Beji temple

It is a large and beautiful temple complex in the village of Sangsit in North Bali, dating back to the 15th century, during the spread of the Majapahit kingdom from Java. The temple is revered by village farmers and is unique in Bali, in that it also serves as a 'pura puseh' or the village’s central temple. The temple adds to the checklist of historical landmarks that you can tick off on your sightseeing tours to Bali’s northern area. The temple is within an eight-kilometer drive from Lovina Beach.

Brahmavihara-Arama

Brahmavihara-Arama is Bali’s largest Buddhist monastery, located up in the hills of Banjar, only one and a half kilometers west of the Banjar hot springs. Opened in 1970, Brahmavihara-Arama comprises a hectare of the hillside with numerous meditation rooms, libraries, beautiful gardens, and an impressive mini replica of the world's largest Buddhist archaeological site, Borobudur on its highest grounds.

Busungbiu rice terraces

On par with the famous Jatiluwih rice terraces in the neighboring regency of Tabanan, the rice terraces of Busungbiu offer picture postcard views. The farming village of Busungbiu is a half-hour drive south over central Bali’s hilly terrain from Lovina Beach. The rice fields follow the contours of the green hills with a river running through it. The rural neighborhood also offers a great glimpse into agricultural Bali.

Buyan and Tamblingan lake

Nature lovers and landscape photographers will love the scenic upland views that the central and northern Bali region has to offer, especially with its three lakes, of which Beratan is the most developed and popular. The other two, Buyan and Tamblingan, are protected sites, but welcome campers and trekkers.

The main road of the Asah Gobleg village connecting Bali’s north and south runs high past these two lakes, allowing for many vantage points for photo-taking. Tamblingan has forest trails and a mysterious lakeside temple, while Buyan has dedicated campsites and strawberry farms nearby.

Dolphin watching

Dolphin watching tours at Lovina Beach remain one of the main nature attractions of this quiet and laid-back coastal town in North Bali. What this black sand beach lacks in features when compared to the beaches around the island’s south, it makes up for with its frequent sightings of dolphin pods that favor these calm waters. Back in the days, every sunrise, local fishermen in traditional outriggers set out for their daily catches in the bay, and so did the dolphins.

Gedong Kirtya

Gedong Kirtya is a manuscript museum in Singaraja, North Bali, which houses a vast collection of thousands of old Balinese manuscripts inscribed on lontar palm-leaves. These lontar books cover subjects of literature, mythology, history, and religious works and are some of the oldest written works on the island.

The manuscripts record ancient knowledge and wisdom of older Balinese generations and are historical references of all Balinese daily activities, rituals, and art. Singaraja houses this only lontar museum in the world. Formerly, it was referred to as the Liefrinck van der Tuuk library, named after its Dutch founders.

Gitgit waterfall

Gitgit waterfall is one of Bali’s most popular, located only a 10-kilometer drive south of North Bali’s main town of Singaraja, or an 80kilometer drive north from Kuta. The falls are easily accessible from the main road connecting Bedugul and Singaraja and is usually included as a natural landmark stopover on tour itineraries to Lovina Beach and the island’s northern region. It also provides a relatively easy trek with a wooden boardwalk over a small gorge and cool streams.

Krisna Funtastic Land Bali

Krisna Funtastic Land amusement park is located on Bali’s northern coast near famous Lovina Beach, approximately 12 kilometers west of Singaraja town. The park offers some 16 amusement rides with varying levels of excitement and is sure to be one of the highlights of your kid’s trip to Bali.

It has the quaint feel of a summer fair, rather than the thrill of Disneyland, but it does offer a range of rides with varying levels of excitement. For the little ones, a classic miniature train and bumper cars provide fun experiences at a gentler pace. For the adrenaline junkies in the family, try the airborne shoot or the flying cakra. Of course, mom and dad can even jump on and have a ride too! Krisna Funtastic Land is located behind the Krisna Oleh-Oleh souvenir store in Lovina.

Kerta Kawat temple

Around 50 kilometers in the village of Banyupoh in North Bali, this unique temple welcomes you to its magnificent architecture with towering gates and Balinese motifs, set against green hills. The temple attracts worshipers from all over, who come here mainly seeking blessings for prosperity and happiness.

Unlike other old temples in the area, Kerta Kawat features is featured more recent architectural styles. The site and its garden settings provide photo stops along your tours through North Bali via the western route of Gilimanuk. As with any temple visit, proper attire is advised (sarong and sash around the waist).

Jayaprana temple and tomb (Makam Jayaprana)

A landmark site with an intriguing story to tell along the Gilimanuk-Singaraja route in the village of Gerokgak in North Bali, the Jayaprana temple and tomb is the final resting place of namesake prince Jayaprana, one of the protagonists in a twisted and tragic love story akin to Romeo and Juliet.

Known locally as Pura Puncak Luhur Sari or Makam Jayaprana, the actual tomb is a 15-minute walk up a flight of well-paved stairs from the main roadside and offers wonderful views of the north Bali landscape and the bay of Teluk Terima. The fascinating story is told through paintings inside one of the pavilions.

Krisna watersports Temukus

For a whole range of water sports to enjoy while in the bay of Temukus (only five minutes from the main strip of Lovina Beach), head down to Krisna watersports. The largest and latest activity center of its kind in North Bali, you can take the family for whacky inflatable rides, from the common banana boats to new takes such as ‘butterfly dolphins’, ‘jet plane’, and ‘crazy sofa’ that are towed behind a speedboat. Available tours also include ATV rides and speedboat tours.

Les biorock coral gardens

The fishermen’s village of Les in Tejakula, North Bali, faced dire consequences following rampant cyanide fishing. Environmental NGOs then taught the locals about sustainable practices, proper netting techniques, and replenishing the damaged coral gardens through the biorock technology.

Visiting divers and snorkelers now may contribute to the local community and conservation efforts through an ‘adopt a coral’ program or take part in coral-growing dives to the now thriving artificial reefs. The reefs continue to attract schools of tropical fish besides being unique sightseeing features under the waves in their various frame shapes and sunken structures.

Meduwe Karang temple

It is a beautiful landmark in the district of Kubutambahan, North Bali with some remarkable features to behold. The temple is a great layover along your tour itineraries further east, around 15 kilometers of Lovina Beach and within a half hour drive from the capital of Singaraja. Among the centuries-old temple’s highlights are classical Balinese stone temple architecture and a peculiar wall relief of a highly stylized man riding a bicycle with floral wheels.

Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach is a combination of smaller beaches spanning several local villages between two districts in the North Bali regency of Buleleng. The beach is a great alternative to the highly popular (and often crowded beaches of Bali's south, the likes of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak). Calmer waves, serene black-sand shores, thrills in the offing, and a nightlife scene are just a few things that sum up this quaint north Bali coast.

Menjangan Island

Take a boat ride over calm waves to this remote island that is part of Bali’s nature reserve or go under to enjoy snorkeling and diving with superb year-round visibility. Menjangan Island is one of the island’s most popular dive sites. Overland, the savannahs are home to the rare Javan rusa deer, locally known as 'menjangan' (Cervus timorensis), hence, the island’s name.

Under the waves are coral gardens teeming with marine life. The impressive Segara Giri Dharma Kencana temple dominates the hilly north-eastern shore with its towering seaward-facing Ganesh statue.

Munduk rice terraces

One of the places to enjoy long winding roads with scenic views of terraced rice fields is the village of Munduk, which is just a half-hour drive up from Lovina Beach. The rice fields here are steep and interspersed with coconut groves and rural village plantations growing various fruits and spices.

Among the notable resorts in this region are the Munduk molding plantation and the Puri Lumbung cottages. The views here are on a par with those of the more popular Jatiluwih in the Tabanan regency. Stop at the local plantations to buy a packet of super-fresh cloves or coffee beans, or try some fresh fruits.

Pemuteran bay and reef restorations

The coastal area of Pemuteran Bay in Bali’s northwest is not only a premier diving site but home to a renowned bio rock project, overseen by the Karang Lestari Foundation. The bay has the largest area of shallow coral reefs in Bali due to its calm waves year round. You can easily enjoy the views of spectacular coral reef growth near the coastline.

Hotel and dive shop owners collaborated closely with the village to protect the area, and The Karang Lesteri project took off in June 2000, establishing the first coral nursery. Now, divers can enjoy expansive artificial reef gardens built over time and even ‘adopt’ a coral with a structure built in their name.

Pulaki temple

This temple is located on the southern side of the Gilimanuk-Seririt road in North Bali. It offers scenic ocean views from its rocky hilltop location and is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. Locally referred to as Pura Agung Pulaki, the temple is an important historical landmark which commemorates the arrival in Bali of the Danghyang Nirartha, a highly venerated Hindu priest, in the early 16th century.

The temple is within an-hour drive west from the main hubs of Lovina and Singaraja. There are several other separate temples within a kilometer’s radius of Pulaki.

Sekumpul waterfall

Sekumpul is one of the Bali’s scenic waterfalls, located in the village of Sawan in Buleleng, North Bali. The falls are fed by two upland streams and are the most accessible of the collection of falls in the area. Even so, getting down here requires a good deal of effort through dirt tracks, a hundred or so steps and crossing over streams.

There are purpose-built gazebos where you can cool down and catch your breath while enjoying the view of the 80m-tall majestic fall from a distance. To get nearer, you will need to go further down more steps, but the scenery certainly justifies the effort.

Singaraja old seaport

This old and defunct seaport is a favorite weekending site among locals with the Ling Gwan Kiong Chinese temple at one end of it and the Pura Segara sea temple at the other. The port features a sheltered boardwalk and a well-paved open-air space where locals jog, cycle, and exercise.

Next to the coastline is one of Singaraja’s iconic monuments, the Tugu Yudha Mandala Tama, with a separate statue of a patriotic figure holding a sharpened bamboo with the Indonesian flag, pointing seaward. Local families treat their kids to fun times at the playgrounds and there are also food stalls, a public restroom, and a security post onsite. Entry to the port is free.

Sinsing waterfall

It is one of the North Bali’s hidden treasures, which is a great option for nature lovers and those with a penchant for adventure while staying around Lovina Beach or the capital of Singaraja. The waterfall is located up in the forested hills of the Cempaga village in Banjar, some 50 kilometers west of the town hub and main beach resort areas. Reaching the site requires a 20-minute trek on foot, starting at the rural neighborhood and along a moderate forest trail.

The Ulun Danu Beratan temple

It is both a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, Central Bali. The whole Bedugul area is actually a favorite cool upland weekend and holiday retreat for locals and island visitors alike from the southern and urban areas, as it is strategically located, connecting the island’s north and south.

West Bali national park (Taman Nasional Bali Barat)

It is a conservation area, a forested region which makes up most of central-western Bali, covering over 19,000 hectares. Taman Nasional Bali Barat features unique ecosystems which are also the original habitat of the rare Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi).

West Bali national park's boundary includes open savannahs, dense rainforests, mangrove swamps, and coral reefs, and includes a small island reserve off the north coast of Bali, Pulau Menjangan, which is also referred to as ‘deer island’. The park is home to over 300 different species of animals and birds, most particularly the endangered starling.

Food

No food is included in this price.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian
The following drinks are included:
  • Water

Meet The Instructors

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Via

Via Wijaya

Via Wijaya is a yoga teacher, inner beauty, and chakra healer. She is also the founder of healing breath therapeutic breathing and trauma release. Her background study of social science and communication helps her deeply understand the general situation to each of her clients, passing on the realization of the reality of life. She has practiced yoga for more than nine years and completed studies of Hatha yoga, Yin yoga and trigger point therapy, Flyhigh yoga and spine therapy, mindful insight meditation, inner beauty healing and therapeutic breathing, and trauma release.

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Location Hotel My Lovina, Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

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