Benoa Marine Recreation (BMR Dive and Watersports)
Benoa Marine Recreation (BMR Dive and Watersports) is located in the village of Tanjung
Benoa Marine, Benoa Marine District, Badung regency, Bali province, Indonesia. Who would
have thought, Tanjung Benoa Marine area once known as the slums, have now become the
most complete nautical tourism on the island of Bali. Yes, on the beach adjacent to Nusa
Dua area, now has become the center of a wide range of water sports, ranging from the
jetski, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, flying fish, and sea walker. Various tourism
tourist named Benoa Marine Recreation (BMR) has also been equipped with five-star hotel
and restaurant facilities of international standard.
Before 1980’s, Benoa Marine is a fishing village that slums and poor. If the first
communities rely solely on income from farming and fishing patch, now they are relatively
more prosperous with the greatest income from tourism services. This major change began
with the construction of the project area of Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC),
the adjacent location to the Benoa Marine in the 1980’s. BTDC is a prestigious project to
build a variety of tourism facilities in the southern part of Bali, among them to build 12
hotels five star and five-plus.
Benoa Marine area is a coastal region in the southeast tip of the island of Bali. Its location is
quite gentle with a calm waves make this area very suitable for a variety of water sports. In
these places tourists can try a variety of challenging water sports such as jetski, parasailing,
banana boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, glassbottom, to visit turtle island (Turtle Island).
Various water games that usually starts at 8 to 16 pm. Each game will be led by
experienced instructors that will provide assurance of safety and convenience for tourists.
The first interesting exercise to try is to drive a jetski, that is water driven motor vehicles
like motorcycles. In driving a jetski, tourists will be accompanied by an instructor to avoid
accidents. Instructors will usually drive a jetski from the beach to the sea, then tourists can
take control of the jetski to begin action in the middle of the sea. To avoid a collision or
other fatal error, the trainer still will accompany the tourists to ride in the back way.
In addition to jetski, there are also banana boat can be boarded by 4 people plus 1
instructor companion. Banana boat is a single rubber boat shaped like a banana being
towed by speedboats to get around the beach for 15 minutes. If you want more exciting,
tourists can ask the instructor to direct the banana boat against the current wave, so you
can feel the sensation of the waves crashing with friends or family.
There is also a game wearing an umbrella parachute being towed by a speed boat
(speedboat) called parasailing. In this game, travelers who have used the equipment will be
pulled by a speedboat parasailing high speed that will soar to a height of 50 meters above
sea level. To reduce tensions, tourists can invite friends or couples to enjoy a sensation like
If you want to try snorkeling, namely swimming, looking at the underwater scenery, tourists
can rent equipment and services instructor. To exercise this snorkeling, tourists are required
to have the ability to swim. In addition to snorkeling, you can also see the wealth under the
sea with scuba diving. Scuba diving or dive with full equipment is one way to enjoy the
beauty beneath the sea in Benoa Marine more securely. Having given a brief overview of
engineering materials diving, tourists are welcome to wear a wet suit and oxygen tank, then
accompanied by an instructor to dive at depths of 5 to 7 meters below sea level. For those
who have experienced are allowed to dive up to tens of meters. Under the sea, you can see
the wealth of coral reefs and colorful ornamental fish. Do not forget to bring a piece of
bread to feed the fish are funny.
Another way to enjoy the beauty of the underwater Benoa peninsula is by climbing a
modified boat bottom using clear glass (glass bottom boat). Usually, glass bottom boats is
one package tour to Turtle Island (Turtle Island). On the way to Turtle Island, tourists can
see the diversity of animals under the sea through the clear glass like looking at a giant
aquarium. Tourists can also provide piece of bread as food to play with these colorful fish.
Once satisfied to enjoy the scenery under the sea, tourists will be invited to Turtle Island.
On the island is still beautiful, tourists can watch turtle breeding, the eggs are incubated,
hatching eggs, small turtles, until the turtles are already mature and ready to become a
new parent. These turtles are not just one type, but there are several types. Some of them
also exist that have been aged over 35 years with a large enough size. On Turtle Island
there are also other animals such as birds, bats, snakes, monkeys, and other relatively
beginning so it can be touched or photographed by visitors. In this island has been equipped
with the gallery that sells a variety of replica souvenirs from wood or stone turtle reef.
The game is relatively new in Benoa Marine is a flying fish, which is a kind of rubber boat
equipped with wings on either side are pulled by speedboat to float in the air. Flying fish can
be played by 3 people, two people were on the right and left, as well as an instructor in the
middle as a guiding and balancing. Having pulled by speedboats with high speed and
downwind, the boats would float above the altitude of 2 to 10 meters, similar to a kite. For
those of you who like challenging games, flying fish worth checking out.
On the promontory there Benoa small kiosks that sell snacks and drinks packaging. Turtle
Island also, tourists need not worry if you need food or drink, because on the island are
found many food and beverage vendors. Benoa Marine is also available in seats that can be
used by tourists to relax. After playing on the beach, tourists can take advantage of the
changing room there is lots on the waterfront. Benoa Marine area has been equipped with a
range of accommodation and international standard facilities, such as one-star hotels to
five-star, restaurant serving local food to international food Balinese. In this area also have
available a variety of souvenir shops, mini market, as well as facilities for the Spa.
Tanjung Benoa Marine is located in the southeast tip of the island of Bali. Tourist area can
be reached by traveling + 20 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, Bali by taxi or
rental car. Of the other attractions, Tanjung Benoa marine can be reached about 45 minutes
from Kuta Beach and 20 minutes from Sanur beach. For the purposes of transportation to
tourist resorts in Bali, travelers can take advantage of tourist buses, travel agents, taxis,
and rental cars and motorcycles, because public transportation is not widely available.
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