September 15, 2012

Nusa Dua - Bali's Debris Month of Action

On 15 September 2012 we have successfully conducted a series of Dive Against Debris at the Tanjung Benoa (Nusa Dua) area of Bali. There were 19 people altogether, out of which 12 were divers joining the dives while the rest did their part at boat and the beach.

Tanjung Benoa area is tourist busiest area for water sport activities. Hundreds or more beginner divers dive in this area every day. That a lot of marine debris at the beach and underwater. The reason why we choose the Tanjung Benoa (Nusa Dua) area, we have been constantly monitoring the area for debris, coral health and coverage, and trying to locate sharks presents. This was our second Project Aware underwater cleanup since last year.

We conducted underwater clean up dive at Batu Besar (Big Rock) – one of the most popular dive site in this area. At this point we found plastics, fishing nets, drinking bottles, food wraps and much more at underwater environment. On some items the coral growing, some fishes lives in side like on tires, bottles and some cables, but these material now has become a new home for some creatures. So we did not pick up any debris, hence we did some data recording on the debris that were not picked-up as explained in the Project Aware's Dive Against Debris manual.

The Dive against Debris supported by some local dive centers such as Mola Mola DC, Hammerhead dive service
Event Organizer: Made Suwena (PADI Master Instructor)

More pictures about this event, please go to Nusa Dua- Bali's Debris Month of Action on Facebook

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September 07, 2012

AWARE Activities

Project AWARE activities on September 2012:
  • Dive Against Debris. It will held on 15 September 2012 (8.00 - 11.00 AM) at Nusa Dua Dive Point, Bali. Nusa Dua dive point is regurraly dived by many dive center and water sports operator araound Nusa Dua penninsula. It's very good idea to clean up the debris, so the coral reefs can grow well and our diver enjoy healty reefs as well debris's free water.
  • Free buoyancy clinic. 16 and 23 September 2012. Work together with Bali Diver Community (local divers). The goal of this activity is to improve diver's buoyancy so more relax during diving, conserve energy as well protect aquatic environment. The buoyancy clinic will held on 16 and 22 September 2012 at Sudamala Swimmingpool - Dalung, Kuta Utara. It's free of charge activity.
  • AWARE Shark Conservation, 22 September 2012, 8am - 16 pm. independent study and dive at shark' home. All about shark, conservation, shark petition and much more.
If anyone want to join please contact me for details
Phone: 08123772080 email:

September 06, 2012

Another PADI Recognition

Another PADI Certificate of Recognition for Excellence... Thank you Yeeven Shim

"There's no words to express my genuine gratitude for my instructor, Made Suwena, the one who guided me from a diver to be a professional in the professional world of PADI. And now, I am certified PADI OWSI. I would like to take this opportunity to say a million thanks to him. Thank you for all effort and patience to make me a better leader and a good instructor! Lastly, I would like to say, thank you Made Suwena. Thank you PADI" Yee Ven Shim

September 05, 2012

PADI Recognition - August 2012

PADI Certificate of Recogniton for Excellence

Just receive a new PADI Certificate of Recognition for Excellence. Thank you very much for the appreciation. Let's keep moving

"I just passed my IE in Bali and I want to say thanks to my mentor Made Suwena. He did a great job during my IDC, he is a real mentor. He has a combination of knowledge, skill, experience and passion. I had a great experience during the IDC and was very happy under his guidance. I will recommend him to my friends. Thank you PADI" Julianus Tamaweol