We are the proud partner and ground handler of National Geographic for their Student Expeditions in Bali. They bring groups of teenagers who are interested in nature and especially marine environments, to Bali to learn about and experience the wonderful underwater world that we have here.

This year we hosted a group of 24 students, 3 teachers and 1 marine biology scientist. During their stay with us in Pemuteran, the participants could learn a lot from the combined knowledge and experience of the National Geographic scientific expert and explorer, Clare Fieseler, their teachers and Bali Diving Academy’s Manager, Karin Van Beeck. After a talk by the Manager of the BioRock Center, Komang Astika, to explain the purpose of the Project, students got the chance to check out the wonderful corals and marine fauna living on the BioRock project. Together with Bali Diving Academy’s staff, they were diving and snorkelling on the BioRock and helped to put in place a structure, which will soon be part of this artificial coral reef. They also especially enjoyed discovering the secrets of the reef at night, during a night snorkelling session. Another highlight was diving and snorkelling in the Menjangan Island National Park with close encounters of turtles and many other marine species. Apart from marine activities their journey was very diverse with visits to Balinese Temples, a turtle hatchery and iconic Balinese places such as Ubud and Medewi.

We thank National Geographic for the trust placed in Bali Diving Academy and the students for their interest and enthusiasm. The entire team of Bali Diving Academy is already looking forward to welcoming a new group from National Geographic Student Expeditions in 2018! It was a pleasure having you over in magical Bali!

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