Friday, 6 December 2013

Blow Our Own Trumpet

No,  not that one....

It's official!!!   "We excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences, customer satisfaction, scuba diver safety and underwater environmental awareness by providing professional and outstanding service"

By definition and in recognition of our success doing exactly that for over 22 years, PADI have awarded Reef Seen the "5* Dive Resort" status.

Coupled with our existing Green Star environmental award we join an elite of only 15 PADI 5* dive resorts on Bali and of those only one other holds the Green Star banner.

These things don't happen by magic.  It takes the efforts of the whole, happy team of our loyal and hardworking staff who are all immensely proud of their achievement

We will of course not rest on our laurels but continue our work with divers and for divers, exploring, protecting and preserving our diving environment.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Spick & Span

Those of you who have already visited Reef Seen will know that our hard working staff always start the day with a wash & brush up of the grounds and the beach to remove whatever has fallen in the wrong place over night. 

Occasionally we have a bigger job to do.  One of the most adverse consequences of the Western influences in our tropical worlds is non-degradable rubbish.  Ridiculous amounts of it!!!  Over packaged products sold in double-wrapped, super tough, plastic.

And where does it all go?  The manufactures are making it in vast quantities but do nothing to help dispose of it in a responsible way. 

So while the locals do make the effort to collect and put it somewhere, regrettably if often ends up washed in the rains straight into the sea.  There it floats around causing potential disastrous results for the marine life, making it most unpleasant to be in and then comes back to the land.

In the sea the only safe way for the protection of the wildlife is to hand pick it out.  If you were to simply scoop it all up there is no knowing how many animals you would gather with it and kill.  If you care please help us try to do something,  Leave the plastic in the shop.  Recycle and re-use what you can. Lobby the producers and the government.  Donate to the real good causes.  Set an example.

In the meantime we will keep tidying up the mess.  Back on the beach it is at least slightly easier to deal with and our staff don't need telling what to do.  Even Coral the labrador joins in :).

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tosh was here

Reef Seen is delighted to welcome the new PADI Regional manager Paul Tanner to our place in North Bali.  Just a shame that the visit was all too short, and he could only stay with us for one night.  Thanks Tosh for the updates (and drinks).

We know you are a busy chap but next time we hope you'll have time for a dive.  Bring the family, learn more about our turtle project and maybe your daughter will enjoy a pony ride along the beach

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Fresh Start

3 days ago Anke had never been diving. 
Martijn had,  but not for 6 years!! 
Now look at them, flying over the reef on Close Encounters.

 We said "hello" to the white tip reef shark which has made its bed under a coral blanket for many months now.

As our tanks were getting low we were kept amused for the last few minutes by a pair of porcelain crabs fishing on the carpet anemone.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Twilight Zone

Under a setting sun and after dark, Kebun Chris reveals its shy residents.

The Mandarin Dragonet so named according to Wikipedia from its vivid coloration, like the robes of an Imperial Chinese Mandarin official.
And the White's Seahorse, so timid and bashful, curled around the finger corals

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Colourful Coral, bright spark

The Boss's Garden (Kebun Chris) is looking particularly pretty at the moment.  Who could ask for a better office?  And of course it doubles up as one of the most pleasant dive training pools you can find.  If you have never tried diving before or simply want to refresh your skills after a break then you should come on over, the water's lovely :)

The clown fish have re-established themselves, electric clams have taken up residence in just 8m! right here off the beach and to cap it all we saw a pair of Harlequin shrimp on the last night dive adventure course- just wish we'd could have taken the camera to capture that moment...

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Early Riser

August is a upon us already.  While this can be a windy time of year we are currently blessed with beautiful calm conditions and the reefs are looking radiant.  During the days we are kept very busy entertaining divers and snorkellers alike with all our boats running to the wide and rich choice of reef sites in the area. 
But before the main business of the day really begins, the best moment can be had, taking in the unbelievable beauty as the sun pokes its head above the horizon.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Stripes or Spots?

There seem to be a bit of a style competition on the reefs.   What is "in" this season:-
Stripes or Spots?

or spots or stripes....??

Friday, 19 April 2013

It was this big!

Here at Reef Seen we welcome divers at all levels.  What could be more special for a father than to share his passion with his daughter.   Peter is an accomplished underwater photographer who has come diving with us year after year, bringing his family to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Pemuteran Bay.  In the early years, excited by the clean, sandy beach and generally calm warm water here, his daughter Billie learnt to swim and ever since she has been an avid snorkeller.  This year was a new landmark for her as she extended her skills with Discover Scuba Dives.  We hope to welcome them both back again for more....

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Another beautiful day out at Menjangan on Reef Spirit.  Many thanks to Peter White for the pleasure of diving with him and Billie.  And some great photos too.  We hope to bring you more of his album later.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Oh! it's changed.

Yes, this is the right place. The and sites have been have been combined into our new website. If you have bookmarked any of our pages you will have to update them. I hope you like the new look.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Reef Seen Divers Resort welcomes 2013 with a new fresh website - hope you like it.  Feel free to drop us an email if you have any problems or comments and don't forget to  update your bookmarks.  Happy diving in 2013 from the Reef Seen Team.