Canggu News

AquaMarine Diving – Bali’s 2020 Divemaster Internship Application is Now Open! 

At the end of 2011 AquaMarine introduced an initiative to re-invest in Bali’s dive community:

The AMD-B 11 Month PADI Divemaster Internship for Indonesian Citizen Program. This initiative developed as AquaMarine sought ways to invest back into the local community, providing the highest level of training for each candidate, allowing them to confidently pursue a career in the dive industry.

To ensure enough time for individual attention and training, AquaMarine takes a maximum of 4 interns each year. During the 11 month programme, the interns have an AMD-B OWSI assigned to them as a mentor who also assists in training them from Open Water Diver all the way to Divemaster. After 6 months of training and having achieved their PADI Divemaster certification, the interns then start to work as Dive Guides under the supervision of AquaMarine’s senior staff. This ensures that they gradually take on increased levels of responsibility whilst developing a solid base for their future careers.

In 2019, the program’s 8th year, AquaMarine accepted 4 new interns: Cynthia, Lingga, Rama and Risyad. All 4 completed training with flying colours and absolutely love introducing divers to Bali’s underwater wonderland – you are invited to join them! If YOU are a young Indonesian (OR know someone suitable) and ready to start The Adventure of a Lifetime come January 6th, 2020, please email: Closing date for applications is October 31, 2019.


Anniversary Celebrations Show Appreciation for Finns Finest Assets

With over 1500 employees, Finns Bali recognises the importance of community both in and out of the workplace. This couldn’t have been more evident than during their 3 weeks of anniversary celebrations in September. In recognition of the Finns family’s 3rd year, staff and their kin participated in a series of activities involving not just their immediate clan, but also the local community.

You might have spied them out and about in their signature T-shirts on September 13 as over 100 employees spent half of the day cleaning Berawa Beach and the surrounding streets as part of their commitment to maintaining their local area. September 17 saw Finns staff continue with their community outreach quest with the collection of donations to present to 4 disadvantaged Karangasem families in dire need of assistance.

But hard work was replaced with a Walk for Fun on September 22 when a further 200 Finns employees took to the pavements once more. Post walk, the group enjoyed a series of entertaining team building activities followed by lunch at a slightly more leisurely pace!

The grand finale of fun is scheduled across 2 days from September 29-30 when over 2500 Finns staff and their family members will be treated to free activities on the sports field and @ Splash Water Park. There’ll be food giveaways as well as huge lucky door prizes for staff. Recognition that staff are indeed a company’s most valuable asset!


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun! 

Believe it or not, it’s nearly the end of term one which means JSA Holiday Camps are right around the corner. With a huge variety of activities to choose from there no chance for your child to cry boredom over the holiday period.

October’s holiday camps run from Monday 7th to Friday 11th from 10am until 2pm daily. Join for a day at a time or sign up for the week and save with one day free along with a complimentary Bounce Board session. Choose from sports-specific camps like Fetch Surf Training, Soccer or Tennis, or give the kids a little more variety with the Recreation Camp comprising of different activities on rotation daily. The Rec Camp gives participants the opportunity to try such sports as Parkour, Tennis, Trampolining, Soccer and some time on the slides at Splash Water Park!

From just Rp 440,000 per day including a snack and lunch, (Finns Gold/Platinum members price) these holiday camps are an economical and active option for school holiday entertainment. Find out more by emailing or head to for further details.

JSA Holiday Camps are open to all children aged 6 years and upwards. If your camper is still too young to join, check out the Cubby House Kids Club Holiday program for little tackers!


September Means More Time At The Spa! 

Take some extra time to pamper yourself this month at Body Temple Spa with their free gifts for guests in September. Why settle for a 60-minute massage at the end of the day when you could enjoy an extra 30 minutes minus the added cost! Simply book any massage of one hour or more after 6pm each day and get an extra half an hour for free. That’s some quality ‘me time’ right there!

Nails in need of a little tender love ’n’ care? Book any of Body Temple’s Signature face or body treatments and you can choose from a free manicure or pedicure to attend to your tips or toes.

There’s little doubt that spa time spent together is even better and Body Temple Spa tends to agree. Book in for a 90-minute Couple’s Spa Treatment of choice with your better half and Body Temple will throw in one of their soothing bath rituals absolutely gratis! Signature spa services include luxe facials, massages, scrubs and wraps. Bookings are highly recommended to ensure preferred appointment times.