alamBatu

alamBatu is a beautiful and comfortable dive resort in North East Bali. The resort fits perfectly into the landscape, some of the bungalows are near the seashore and others are located in a higher area. The garden invites you to enjoy nature, read a book or be swept away in one of the numerous ”bale” (small pavilions with comfortable reclining areas). You can also enjoy a swim in the overflow pool with a beautiful view of the sea.

The resort consists of 11 generous bungalows, 1 single bungalow, three villas, a restaurant, a spa and a great dive base with extra camera room.

The restaurant is gathering spot all day to swap stories, play games, sip coffee or just relax and read books. The kitchen is open continuously from 8 am until 11 pm. – so when you're hungry from your afternoon dive, you can come back and order a tasty bowl of soup or another dish from our varied menu. The cuisine includes traditional Indonesian and Thai dishes as well as western fare. BBQs (meat or fish) and Indonesian buffets are also regular events. And of course, the menu caters to vegetarian and vegan preferences. Weather permitting, dinner is served on the terrace. Fresh sea air and cool breezes waft away the heat of the day – and your dinner or a cool beer will taste twice as good under a canopy of stars. Before dinner, those who wish gather in the cozy lounge corner to enjoy cocktails and chat, as night slowly descends on alamBatu.

The alamBatu spa is on a slight elevation just below the house temple. The spa offers massages, baths, facial treatments, body peeling and body wraps with natural raw materials such as papaya, sea salt, coconut, coffee and various nuts. Open at the sides, the massage huts are located around a pool – so the gentle splashing of the water adds to the ambience of beauty and regeneration.

 The bungalows are spacious (40 m2) and designed in typical Balinese style. They are built from local wood and bamboo, the roof is covered by alang-alang. They fit perfectly into the landscape and are arranged to ensure, that you have a lot of privacy in your bungalow. The four bungalows in the lower area (near to the sea) have air-conditioning, the others are located at a higher elevation and are well ventilated and equipped with ceiling fans.

The bungalows have a generous terrace with a view of the sea. There is a comfortable outdoor bed on the terrace, where you can also sleep at night (a mosquito net can be installed by the staff if desired).

The bathrooms are located at the back of the bungalows, partly covered (toilet and sink) and partly outdoor (shower). It’s a great feeling having a shower under the open sky. The furnishings combine modern style and Balinese tradition and are comfortable and cozy.

 

 

The underwater world in Bali offers a great variety of species. Located in the southwestern part of the coral triangle, the richness of the coral reefs is unique. More than 3,500 species have been discovered here. The Indonesian current is in charge of transporting plankton to the reefs around Bali. This very important current transports the water from the Pacific Ocean, via Java and Banda Sea, to the Indian Ocean. This optimal geographic situation guarantees the great diversity of fish, coral, and critters; including nudibranchs, rhinopias, ghost pipefish, cowries, boxer crabs, mimic octopus, wonderpus and many more.

House Reef

The alamBatu house reef, situated directly off the resort, is a wonderful and mostly untouched reef of over 800 meters. The coral diversity varies from soft corals, black corals, table corals and gorgonians up to 2 meters in diameter. The corals shelter a fantastic underwater world with many schools of fish (including juvenile barracudas, snappers), reef sharks, seahorses, harlequin shrimps and other critters.

With a bit of luck , you can also see dolphins, pilot whales and ocean sunfish passing by.

Aside from the beautiful house reef, there are numerous nearby dive sites that offer a variety of diving options including coral diving, muck diving and wreck diving. By boat, it only takes 15 minutes to get to the "Liberty" wreck or to the famous dive spots "Drop off", "Ulami" and "Coral Garden" in Tulamben.

alamBatu is also an outstanding place for macro photographers. Our dive guides are great at spotting micro critters such as pygmy sea horses and other small species.

Black Water Diving

See the creatures that come out at night! These special night dives are conducted up to 1000 meters offshore in deep water environment, far away from any reefs. The 2 – 4 divers joined by at least 1 dive guide are drifting along an illuminated, weighted line in a depth up to maximum 15 meters, while the crew is observing the group from the boat at all time to make sure all safety standards are met.


Dive Sites - Here are some the dive sites you can visit:

THE WALL

Canyon down to 20 meters depth, amazing hard coral formations, eagle rays, turtles, school of groupers, sometimes current. 15 min. boat ride

BLACK FOREST

Cleaning station at a depth of 30 meters; many different schools of fish, mackerels, barracudas, batfish, oriental and harlequin sweetlips; if lucky you might see sharks and eagle rays; current! 5 min. boat ride / Nitrox ONLY

KARANG KECIL - LITTLE REEF

Little wall with small cave, pretty overhangs; chances to encounter leaf fishes, octopi, school of barracudas; nice hard- and soft corals. 3 min. boat ride

BEAUTIFUL WALL – drift dive back to alamBatu; beautiful wall fully covered with life, small cave at 12 m, nice overhangs with sponges, black and white coral bushes, different sizes of gorgonians; schools of red tooth triggerfish; some big fish out in the blue; current.  2 min. boat ride/house reef

DROP OFF

Steep Wall in front of Tulamben with the possibility to find hiding octopi and sea needles; cleaning station and huge gorgonians at a depth of 30m; From time to time you will encounter black- and white tip reef sharks. 15 min. boat ride

MANDI - THE BATH

Usually current, chance to see frogfishes and seahorses. Approx. 20 min. boat ride/ Nitrox ONLY

TEMBOK CANTIK PASIR - BEAUTIFUL WALL / SAND

A variety of nudibranchs, shrimps and ornate ghost pipefishes, from time to time current. 3 min. boat ride/ house reef / Nitrox ONLY

PASIR ILMUH- WONDERSAND

 many different nudibranchs and power solars, robust ghost pipefish, many cleaner shrimps at the "tire heap". Always something to find here. 3 min. boat ride/house reef

BAYWATCH

A real must for macro enthusiasts and photographers. Great variety of creatures and critters you might see; frogfish, seahorses, tiger shrimps, Indian walkmans, mantis shrimps, nudibranchs and some more surprises here and there. 3 min. boat ride

DREAMLAND

In the beginning, this dive lead along a mooring line covered in algae and coral growth, then the site turns into a sandy slope which ends in a lush coral field where we will have the chance to discover various oceanic creatures, i.e. ghost pipefish, nudibranchs and special kind of shrimps. In the shallows towards the end of the dive, we will explore a vivid cleaning station where leaf scorpion fish, ribbon eels and different types of pipefish are encountered frequently.  3 min. boat ride

KUBU BOGA

Sunken 2012 by the Indonesian government; in depth of 17 – 32 meters; easy to dive with the possibility to see barracudas and eagle rays. 7 min. boat ride

U.S.A.T. LIBERTY

The famous wreck in front of Tulamben. stranded in 1942, sank in 1963 after the volcano eruption; easy wreck to dive on; depths of 4 - 30 meters; beautiful hard and soft coral growth; Early morning dive with a large school of bump head parrotfish leaving the wreck, school of barracudas and interesting macro life as well; a real must!  15 min. boat ride

 

The northern region of Bali has retained much of its quintessential fascination and has escaped the mass tourism that is all too familiar in the south of the island. It's worth taking an excursion to discover this region's spellbinding culture and scenery.

 

We offer various half- and full-day tours. On request, we offer Jeep tours lasting several days – a truly exceptional experience. You can also rent a scooter or bike from us to explore the island under your own steam. Another treat: a visit to the local market in Rubaya.

 

4 hours tours (morning or afternoon)

Ponjok Batu Temple – "Les" Waterfall

Lempuyang (lower temple) – "Taman ujung" kings palace – Tirtagangga – silversmiths

Day tours (8 hours):

Ubud: Via Kintamani, view on Mount Batur & Lake Batur – Batur temple – botanical garden – "Gunung Kawi" temple, rice terraces – Ubud central market and monkey forrest

Ubud Shopping Tour: Via Klungkung – "Goa Lawah" temple – Sukawati – silversmiths – Ubud shopping street and central market  – rice terraces – botanical garden – Kintamani

Bedugul: Sukumpul water fall – "Ulun Danu" temple – spice market – Lake Bratan – Munduk

Singaraja (town): Singaraja market – Lovina – buddhistic temple - hot springs – Banjar – "Meduwe Karang" temple

Klungkung: "Bali Aga" village in Candidasa – "Goa Lawah" temple – "Kerta Gosa" museum in Klungkung – rice terraces in Muncan – silversmiths – Tirtagangga

Besakih-Tempel: Besakih (mother temple) – rice terraces in Muncan – Tirtagangga – silversmiths

TREKKING TOURS (2 – 4 persons)

Lempuyang Sunrise:  Climb 1,750 steps to reach Lempuyang at sunrise – one of Bali's loveliest and oldest temples (start out at 5 a.m.).

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking (1,717m): The ascent to this volcanic crater takes 2 to 4 hours – start out at 2 a.m.

Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking (3,142m): The long route from Besakih takes about 14 hours; the short version is a mere(!) 8 hours (from Pura Agung, 1,500 m).

RIVER RAFTING

"Telaga Waja" wildwater rafting:  Two and a half hours of pure fun amid stunning scenery! Can be combined with a visit to the Besakih temple or Tirtagangga/silversmith.

 

 

 

 

alamBatu supports the local village of Baturinggit and, of course, the staff members who are always so welcoming to our guests. All donations will be used to buy food, clothes, medicine, accommodation and eventually the relocation back to their homes when the volcano "Gunung Agung is active.

 

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