The Coral Triangle

Nusa Penida – Coral Triangle

On a much larger scale, Bali and Nusa Penida have the distinction of being located in the Southwest corner of what is referred to as The Coral Triangle. This area, which includes six countries, is recognized as the global center of marine biodiversity. Considered the underwater equivalent of the Amazon rainforest and one of the most important marine nurseries in the world, it harbours more species than any other marine environment we know of, including 76% of all coral types and more than 3000 species of fish. The staggering natural productivity of the Coral Triangle region not only makes it unique for its wildlife and marine and coastal ecosystems, but also for the benefits derived for local communities and governments.

Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

What is the Coral Triangle

The Coral Triangle is a geographical term referring to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each ecoregion. This region encompasses portions of two biogeographic regions: the Indonesian-Philippines Region, and the Far Southwestern Pacific Region.

The Coral Triangle is recognized as the global centre of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation. It also called the “Amazon of the seas” and covers 5.7 million square kilometers of ocean waters.

The Coral Triangle

Biodiversity

More than 3,000 species of fish live in the Coral Triangle, including the largest fish – the whale shark, and the coelacanth. It also provides habitat to six out of the world’s seven marine turtle species.

The large area and extraordinary range of habitats and environmental conditions have played a major role in maintaining the staggering biodiversity of the Coral Triangle.

Threats

The biodiversity and natural productivity of the Coral Triangle are under threat from poor marine management (including coastal development, and overfishing and destructive fishing), lack of political will, poverty, a high market demand and local disregard for rare and threatened species, and climate change. An estimated 120 million people live within the Coral Triangle, of which approximately 2.25 million are fishers who depend on healthy seas to make a living. These threats are putting at risk livelihoods, economies and future market supplies for species such as tuna. Studies have highlighted the alarming decline of coral cover in this region.

Conservation

The Coral Triangle is the subject of high-level conservation efforts by the region’s governments, nature conservation organizations such as World Wide Fund for Nature, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, and donor agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility and USAID.

** Reference: Much or the information in this post and images is from Wikipedia

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100% AWARE Partner

100% Dedicated to Ocean Conservation

We are happy to announce that Ceningan Divers is now a 100% AWARE Partner Center..

Ceningan Divers takes ocean protection to heart, we are a 100% AWARE Partner. We support a clean, healthy ocean by making a donation on behalf of each of our students to Project AWARE. When you take a PADI course with Ceningan Divers, you will receive the Project AWARE version of your PADI certification card and be part of a movement of divers protecting our ocean planet.

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We hope our commitment to providing you with the best learning experience is apparent in our dedication and our passion for our ocean planet.

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Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

Just 25 kilometers from Bali on the northeastern edge of the Indian Ocean lie the beautiful islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Swathed with a rich history of black magic and evil spirits, they have become somewhat of a mystery for many. In the early 18th century, Nusa Penida was a prison for the Gelgel dynasty from Bali, under the Majapahit ruler, and in February 1942 the channel separating the islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan was the location of “The Battle of Badung Strait” a major confrontation between the Allied forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy.

More recently, due to being blessed with an extraordinary abundance of marine biodiversity, the three little jewels have been newly designated by the Indonesian government as the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA). The plan encompasses over 20,000 hectares of rich and diverse aquatic ecosystems and will allow multiuse for both fishermen and tourism, but will also protect vital habitat that is critical for breeding and survival of the local marine life.

Being fortunate enough to have village elders that recognized the pitfalls of bomb and cyanide fishing, years ago the local economy was directed towards seaweed farming leaving the reefs in pristine condition, and luckily the underwater life is teeming. With over 300 coral species and 600 fish species, including five that have been recently discovered, this new MPA will provide an abundance of relevant information for the worldwide sustainability and conservation of many underwater plants and animals, and the development of a long-term funding mechanism that can ensure local ecological and economic resources continue to enrich the region’s people and protect the amazing wildlife.

Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

The Coral Triangle

On a much larger scale, Bali and Nusa Penida have the distinction of being located in the Southwest corner of what is referred to as The Coral Triangle. This area, which includes six countries, is recognized as the global center of marine biodiversity. Considered the underwater equivalent of the Amazon rainforest and one of the most important marine nurseries in the world, it harbours more species than any other marine environment we know of, including 76% of all coral types and more than 3000 species of fish. The staggering natural productivity of the Coral Triangle region not only makes it unique for its wildlife and marine and coastal ecosystems, but also for the benefits derived for local communities and governments.

Several oceanographic features combine to create an area that is not only irrefutably critical to the world economy, global climate, and the livelihood of millions, but it is also widely considered one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Since February 2014, a new Indonesian legislation protects manta rays within Indonesia’s 5.8 million square kilometres of ocean, banning fishing of the rays and their export. Indonesia is now the second-largest manta ray tourism industry in the world.

Aquatic Alliance and Coral Triangle Center

The information above has been provided in part and with the support of the Aquatic Alliance and the Coral Triangle Center.
Coral Triangle Center aquaticalliance_org

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There are many internships and volunteering options available in Indonesia. Please feel free to contact us: info@ceningandivers.com if you would like more information on the various internship programs offered in Bali, Ceningan and Lembongan, Indonesia.

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Nine Reasons to Dive with Ceningan Divers Bali

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Are you looking for a unique Bali scuba diving experience the way it was 20 years ago?

You deserve a dive holiday from which you return, both invigorated and inspired.

What is your perfect dive holiday? We hope that you enjoy exploring new destinations, blazing your own path, spending time with caring people, eating delicious food, diving amazing world-class sites, and creating memories that last long beyond your tan line.

Should you hope to escape the clutter of every day routine, our Bali dive resorts offer a unique setting. We won’t try to impress you with pretentious concepts, our PADI 5 Star Dive Resort is a reflection of our combined personalities and values. We focus on our guests and our environment.

Ceningan Divers is located near pristine mangrove on Nusa Ceningan, a relatively undeveloped island located 22kms from the east coast of Bali, connected to Nusa Lembongan by a suspended bridge. The island is rich with lush vegetations, traditions and loving people anxious to share their culture and passion with you.

Our dive resort is the culmination of years of hard work to achieve our collective dreams. From our cosy bar to our spacious lounge, our bungalows, and our boat, we hope the atmosphere we created will satiate your daily needs and provide you with the tranquility you seek at the end of an amazing day in paradise.

There are many reasons to stay with us. We hope these ten reasons will inspire you to join us on your next holiday to Bali, Indonesia.

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Nine Reasons to Dive with Ceningan Divers, Bali

ONE – Magical off the Beaten Path Location

We are located on Nusa Ceningan, the smallest of 3 islands on the east coast of Bali and part of the Nusa Penida Marine Park. This region has been declared a marine protected area, we have access to many world-class dive sites within 8 to 20 minutes from our private jetty. Our Resort is located on the shoreline of pristine mangroves, surrounded by coconut tree forest.

TWO – Our Professional Experience

Our award-winning team of local and international service-oriented, experienced dive instructors has been honing their skills with one goal in mind: To better serve you! We are PADI Platinum Course Directors, Master Instructors, and Master Scuba Diver Trainers with more than 20,000 combined dives and 20 years of diving experience in Bali. We have made Indonesia our home and we work closely with the local community to ensure our guests get the most out of their time with us on Ceningan Island. In addition to guiding our international guests, we are continuously guiding film crews, world famous photographers, researchers and journalists.

THREE – Nusa Ceningan Proximity to Bali Mainland

Thanks to the close proximity to Bali and Denpasar (DPS) international airport. The transfers to Nusa Ceningan is just a short journey of about 35 minutes by speed boat from Sanur or Benoa harbour to our resort’s private jetty. There are also a number of speedboat companies that leave from both locations to Nusa Lembongan several times per day. From Mushroom Bay on Lembongan to our resort is only a short 15 minutes drive.

FOUR – Our Resort Footprint

We care deeply about the island that has become our home. This is why we pro-actively take part in conservation initiatives and work with the local community to ensure we operate as an eco-friendly resort. We promote low impact tourism, recycling, and conservation efforts to ensure that Nusa Ceningan remains a sustainable island for future generations. Together, we can help conserve this amazing paradise and its inhabitants – both: above & below the water.

FIVE – The Coral Triangle

Nusa Ceningan, Bali has the distinction of being located in the Southwest corner of what is referred to as The Coral Triangle. This area is recognized as the global center of marine biodiversity. Considered the underwater equivalent of the Amazon rainforest and one of the most important marine nurseries in the world, it harbours more species than any other marine environment we know of, including 76% of all coral types and more than 3000 species of fish.

SIX – Safety First

With more than 20 years of industry related experience, we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record. We have a range of safety provisions in place including, procedures, comprehensive equipment, and staff training. Our resort has a large oxygen reserve and first aid equipment, our boat has both a first aid and oxygen kits on board. Our resort staff are certified Emergency First Responders (EFR) and we have 2 EFR Instructor Trainers and 3 EFR Instructors on our team.

SEVEN – Ceningan Resort Lounge

Ceningan Resort has the most extensive collection of Board Games on the island. You can enjoy a fun social evening with games in our lounge. We have a broad selection of hooka pipe, and flavoured Shisha tobaccos. We play the occasional movie and host weekly game nights, invite live bands and DJs, and host educational events for our guests and team.

EIGHT – Ceningan Island Restaurant

We cater to all tastes and provide a healthy fusion of western and Indonesian dishes. Our kitchen will serve familiar dishes will offering you the chance to discover new local and tropical fruits and vegetables. Our international cooks added their favourite items on the menu. If you crave a healthy snack, or a home-cooked meal, our diversified menu will satiate the foodie in you.

NINE – Our Team and Our Guests

You will get to meet and know some of the friendliest people on the planet; our team and our guests! After all, as hosts, we can only hope that our little eco resort meet your expectations and that you, our guests will have an amazing time with us on Nusa Ceningan Island.

We are open to your feedback and comments, if you have an idea on how we can improve our services and offerings, we are happy to heard from you. With that in mind we have a great reward program for guests we are proactively helping us improve our facilities and team.

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Never Fall in Love with a Scuba Diver

By / 12th May, 2015 / Ceningan Resort, PADI, Video / No Comments

We are happy to announce that later this year, we will open our new PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, the first dive operation on Nusa Ceningan.

As you can imagine, this is a very exciting time in our lives. We have so much work ahead of us. Over the next months, we will share more updates. We already started the renovation a some months back. Our business licences finally secured, we are moving forward with our final preparations…

Ceningan Resort / Ceningan Divers will officially be opening on August 1st 2015.

You can email us at info@ceninganresort.com for more information or to book your holiday or next dive trip!

We look forward to host you on Nusa Ceningan, Bali and enjoy world-class diving with you.

The Ceningan Divers Management team
Arkadiy Almendieiev, Victoria Linnik-Almendieieva, Sandra Demonti, Robert Scales and Minni Vangsgaard

We wanted to share this cute PADI video “Never Fall in Love with a Scuba Diver”, it has many elements that showcase our reason for becoming scuba diving instructors, teaming up and opening our own dive resort.

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