A RUBBER DINGHY THIS
The Captain Zodiac company has come to Bali with a totally
unique way to explore the many attractions that the beautifull waters surrounding
Bali and her sister Islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan have on offer.
An excellent day, beautiful scenety, impressive
For further details contact Captain Zodiac on (0361)
to Captain Zodiac's Hideout
Beginning your day at Benoa International Marina you
are briefed on safety and the days activities and then it is time to cast
anchor and set sail , the only difference being that you will be powered
by two 85hp outboards.
The vessel is a six cell 7.3 mtr / 23ft Zodiac capable
of comfortably seating a dozen or so adventure seekers and keeping with
the high respect for safety there are lifejackets available at all times
for guests and constant contact is maintained with the harbor master via
You will be mesmerized by the spectacular sight of the
giant volcano Mt Agung on Bali and equally impressed with the distant vision
of Nusa Penida on the horizon as you depart Benoa Harbor. The journey takes
an exciting 35-40 minutes and you will soon be viewing the striking cliffs
and crystal clear waters of Nusa Penida.Here you are privileged to enter
an ocean cave that has become a natural ocean amphitheater due the continual
etching away of the roof by years of tidal movement. Once inside this cave
the Captain goes about his business to maneuver the craft in to positions
requested by guests to view and take photos of this truly impressive sight
The entrance is a narrow archway affording entry only to a craft of Captain
You are then taken to a by named 'Manta Ray Bay' due
to the daily sightings of these giant creatures gracefully dancing on their
underwater stage, again the skills of the crew are demonstrated here as
the Zodiac brings you into arms length of these incredible creatures without
scaring them from sight. When the dance is completed you are taken to one
of those locations that you have dreamt about and always thought impossible
to find, an isolated cove ,bordered with white sandy beaches and coconut
palms reaching for the sky. The Captain drops anchor and invites you to
swim the few strokes to the beach or use the snorkeling equipment supplied
and view what treasures may lay beneath the waters .You will be amazed
at the sea life moving around you and the magnificent coral that is their
The Captain rings the ships bell and it is time to make
way for the Island of Nusa Lembongan where the zodiac arrives at yet another
of the many secluded coves where lunch is served.
After relaxing with something to eat and drink you are
guided through the local village to view the many different stages of seaweed
farming that has become the main source of income for the locals .You will
also be shown the specialized art of weaving at a local home where the
methods of weaving have remained unchanged from generation to generation
, this provides a perfect opportunity to purchase some of these impressive
items at prices that you would not believe possible.
Your guide suggests a swim to refresh after this mild
walk so it is back to the zodiac with the ever ready Captain at the helm
and off to snorkel the nearby reefs of Nusa Lembongan.
The days activities must come to an end so the boats'
bell is again sounded and it is all aboard as the motors start up and the
return journey to Benoa Harbor begins.
The Captain assesses the conditions and increases the
speed to refresh the adrenaline that has been lost due to the relaxation
of the days activities and you are again riding the swells that are ever
present in the straits that surround these magnificent Islands.