Celebrate 20 Years of Business with 20 Dives

AquaMarine Diving – Bali (PADI 5 Star Dive Resort 6344) is proud to announce its twentieth year of operation as the only British owner-operated dive centre in Bali. In an era when dive centres come and go, AquaMarine has achieved two decades of dedication and steady growth in the diving industry. AMD-Bali focuses entirely on diving – Dive Safaris (diving and accommodation packages), Day Dive Trips, and PADI courses. It is one of the few dive centres in Bali that is totally dedicated to diving!

The company will commemorate the occasion with a number of special offers and promotional events throughout the coming year. Founded and operated since 1999 by Annabel Thomas, AquaMarine focuses on providing high quality service and the best possible diving for guests, offering programmes to suit each diver’s interests, experience and preferences. Attention to detail is a hallmark of the AquaMarine experience. Although the company has experienced growth over the years, this has never been at the expense of personalised service.

Annabel’s concept was to plan dive trips the likes of which she would want to experience as a visiting diver to Bali, and this philosophy of individual attention continues today. To mark this massive anniversary, AquaMarine is offering an amazing special: 6 Days of Diving / 20 Dives / 6 Nights of Accommodation – a 20 dives safari for their twentieth year in operation! This “Twenty Dives Safari” package offers a taste of what Bali has to offer in terms of marine diversity and quality accommodation, all presented to you over six days. It includes half board (breakfast and lunch), and three dives per day – perfect as a short break to include diving at four of Bali’s top dive locations.

Take advantage of this safari package and you might dive on the world famous USAT Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben Bay OR over at Nusa Penida, including one of the Manta Points, or Mola-Mola sites in season. Alternatively you might visit the Amed coast or BlueLagoon/Jepun. The diversity of dive sites provide insight into Bali’s underwater wonderland for all! This particular package is suitable for beginner to experienced divers – ideal for Underwater Photography enthusiasts!

If you would like to take up this offer, remember that by mid-July the Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) Season will be in full swing! Why not benefit from AquaMarine’s super discount and plan ahead to join a Mola-Mola Spotting Trip in July. AquaMarine Diving – Bali is located on Jl. Petitenget 2A in Seminyak (very close to Lio Square). To join them for a Day Dive Trip, Snorkelling, sign up for a PADI Course, or just have a chat: Stop by their office or contact them on If you quote “Bali Advertiser”, you’ll also receive an AMD-B Goodie Bag!


A Christmas Feast Fit For a King @ Finns

Believe it or not, the faint sound of jingling bells is getting louder and I’m pretty sure the decorations are already creeping onto the shelves at Ace Hardware. Yep! Silly Season is approaching faster than you can fill your champagne flute. A little over two months away in fact and with the constant stream of invitations for end of year parties poised to shift into top gear, Tuesday 25th of December will arrive in record time.

December in Bali is never a great time to be standing over your oven tending to the turkey so avoid the stress and let Finns take care of all of the festive details this year. Christmas is a family affair so it makes Silly Season sense to book the whole clan into Finns Recreation Club come December 25th and celebrate with their long and lazy six hour Christmas Day Buffet Lunch from 11am until 5pm. That’s a lot of time to talk turkey!

In keeping with Christmas tradition, Finns once again invite the children from the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage to share the day, one of the highlights being their Christmas carol performance before they receive some special Christmas gifts courtesy of generous club members. Following on from previous years, the Jodie O’Shea Wishing Tree will appear front and centre in Finns foyer from December 1st, decorated uniquely with tags depicting pictures of each of the children at the orphanage along with suggestions pertaining to something they might wish to receive for Christmas. In the lead up to December 25th, Finns members and guests are invited to choose one or more of these tags and buy a gift for that child. The presents can be dropped at Finns Recreation Club and then distributed to the children come Christmas Day.

Some jolly dude with a red suit and sleigh is set to make an appearance (you’re never too old for Santa) with presents for all. Finns is laying out a festive spread fit for a king with gourmet selections from sandwiches, salads, the carvery and grill, appetisers, pastas, fresh baked breads and the best display of Christmas desserts to destroy any diet.

Let’s be honest, the kids will need all that sugar fuelled energy for the slides at Splash while big kids indulge in liquid fun of the French persuasion with Finns two for one offer on Moet & Chandon. What’s Christmas without bubbles I say!

With air conditioned or outdoor seating available, guests can opt for the Lunch and Splash package for IDR 950K per adult and IDR480K per child. Even if you choose the lunch only option at just IDR600K per adult and a tiny IDR250 per child (3 – 12 years) there’ll be more than enough to entertain the fam bam for the entire afternoon with slip n slide, Zorbs and festively themed fun for every elf. Don’t forget, Santa’s helpers under the age of three eat for free! Celebrating the festive season at Finns is always a popular choice and with places limited, be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment or you might find yourself as red faced as Rudolph’s nose if you miss out on a table at this year’s Christmas Day Buffet Lunch! Book today or Reception.


It’s Game On in November for the Bali Open Tennis Tournament

Tighten those racquet strings and strap on your sweat bands because it’s about time to gear up for one of the island’s biggest tennis tourneys to date! Nine consecutive competition days, four categories and a whopping 23 events make up the inaugural Bali Open Tennis Tournament and you can see all of the action on court as it happens at the Tennis Centre at Finns Recreation Club from the 17th to the 25th of November, 2018.

With four different categories including Open, Advanced, Amateur and Junior, the competition offers an opportunity for tennis players of all levels to showcase their skills on court at one of the island’s best tennis facilities and compete for the titles in men’s, women’s, mixed doubles or junior competitions. And the prizes aren’t too shabby either! Cash prizes will be awarded to all winners in the Open categories with trophies and a selection of gifts going to front runners in all other divisions.

But it’s not just about the trophy, the Bali Open is about getting match fit, honing your racquet skills, competing against (and watching) some of the best of Bali’s tennis players, along with a few international imports!

The nine day event commences with a pre-tournament party on the evening of November 16 with the opening rounds of the competition kicking off from 9am the following day. (Match tip for those who draw any first round fixtures, go easy on those cocktails!!!)

The next week will see progressive rounds in all categories leading up to the quarter finals on November 23rd. Games will be scheduled during the day as well as in the evenings in an effort to encourage spectator support and beat the Bali heat with the excitement really hotting up for finals weekend on November 24th and 25th. Players, sponsors and spectators will then be invited to wind down and wax lyrical about the competition week and enjoy some post tournament entertainment at the after party from 4pm following the finals and presentations.

In between matches, be sure to pop out to the Bazaar located in the Tennis Centre carpark – a showcase for match sponsors and a chance to do a spot of shopping.

The Bali Open is accessible for all island residents, expatriates, students and visitors with registration starting from IDR250,000. Even if you don’t remotely resemble Rafa or Serena with your racquet skills you can still experience the thrill of the Bali Open by becoming an event sponsor or by showing your support as a spectator.

For all the details about how you can be a part of Bali’s biggest open tennis tournament at Finns, please visit or contact reception at Finns Recreation Club (contacts below). Spots are limited so enjoy all the on-court excitement of this year’s Bali Open and register your interest today.