Guests of Alila Manggis on Bali’s east coast can now combine their holiday at the resort with a holistic dive experience on its ‘Harmony Dive’ packages.
Catering for all levels of experience, the packages – a 4D3N trip for non-certified divers, and a 5D4N trip for certified divers – combine a relaxing seaside stay with expert dive consultation and open-water dives led by Zen Harmony Diving, as well as spa and dining privileges.
Guests will begin with a pre-dive consultation carried out by skilled diving instructors to assess each guest’s health and fitness, and find their centres. This involves learning breathing techniques that help the diver to improve air consumption, become a buoyancy master, and be calmer and more comfortable underwater.
Divers are also given a Yoga Nidra audio file to listen to at night before open water dives, designed to further improve breath awareness and control, and to train the mind and body to anticipate and relax.
Other components of the Zen Harmony Diving approach include rejuvenating massages, meditation, yoga and Zentsu. Conducted in the swimming pool, Zentsu is specially designed to release all tensions in the body that might prevent divers and snorkellers totally immersing themselves in the underwater world.
Divers can then take to various sites off Bali’s east coast, including Gili Mimpang, Nusa Penida and Manta Point, teeming with marine life and coral reefs. Guests can also take the opportunity to learn more about or get involved in the resort’s coral conservation programme.
Packages start from US$300 per night with a minimum 3 nights’ stay. ‘Harmony Dive’ is available Friday-Sunday and valid from now until 31 March 2016.