News from Siladen Resort & Spa - Indonesia
* * * Inon Underwater Photography Workshop with Lisa Collins * * *
March 5-13, 2021
It has been a while since we last shared information about Siladen Resort & Spa, and we thought it was about time to let everyone know what’s going on. It has been over six months since we waved goodbye to the last guests to stay with us, and we are yearning for the day that we can wait on the beach for the first guests to arrive back.
Dive Travel Awards
On behalf of all the Siladen Family we would like to say Terima kasih banyak — thank you very much!
Your nominations made the resort eligible for the 2020 Dive Travel Awards! Between a staggering 1100 dive resorts, your nominations got us in the Top 25! This is already a great achievement, but the resort is asking for your help one more time and let's see if we can win this thing! Thanks to all of your votes, the resort came in first place in 2017 and 2018, and came a close second in 2019, and we hope we have done enough to pick up the gold medal once again! Being named best dive resort in the world is as prestigious an award as it sounds, and it would mean even more considering how difficult this year has been.
Inon Underwater Photography Workshop with Lisa Collins
Lisa will be giving hands on teaching, presentations, personal feedback and help with photo editing in this 8 night workshop, from 5th to 13th March 2021.
During the week Lisa will be teaching a range of subjects from creative macro techniques, flash positioning to avoid backscatter, creative lighting for wide angle and shooting the sun.
Siladen and Bunaken are the perfect locations to help you improve your underwater photography – with the professionalism of the PADI 5 star dive centre set up for underwater photographers, the vast amount of dive sites and subjects available in Bunaken for underwater photography, all set against one of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts in Indonesia, first place award winners year after year for best Dive Resort.
If you were ever a fan of off-road racing, you remember the fabled Baja 1000 from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. Now here is the Ocean version...!
Rocio del Mar
Explore Baja Expedition
September 19-October 1, 2020
13 Days / 12 Nights / 11 Days of Diving
Puerto Penasco to San Jose del Cabo
$4000 per person, double occupancy
Save $295 Per Person
Start in Puerto Penasco and end in San Jose del Cabo. Cover over 1000 kilometers in 13 days as you go where there are no roads, a handful of people, and only an occasional boat.
Each day you will awake to a fantastic sunrise amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world…clear skies, deep blue seas, and terrain only millions of years could create. Enjoy 3 to 4 dives daily as we move from island to island. Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. The north is a macro photographer's dream with nudibranchs, colorful blennies, dancing jawfish, and sea horses. Encounter large and small whale species, snorkel with whale sharks, see jumping mobula rays, and dive with playful sea lion colonies.
As we go south, you will dive on wrecks, Fan Ming and Salvaterra, do a night dive with mobula rays, and we are seeing schooling hammerheads and giant manta rays again. Last year guests even got to snorkel with an orca.
If you wish to hike the remote islands during surface intervals, there is always a dingy available to take you to shore. We also have kayaks to take a serene cruise around the islands. Between activities get spoiled with amazing meals and the best crew in the industry.
If you have wanted to book a liveaboard cruise, now is the time. The Aggressor / Dancer Fleets are offering a $500 discount on new bookings through June 30, 2012. The discount is valid on cruises until December 31, 2012. This discount is not available on the Utila Aggressor, the Carib Dancer (Bahamas), and Island Dancer (Fiji). Call or email for details and availability on various cruise itineraries.
Visit the island of Tobago for the Underwater Carnival 2012 and participate in photography seminars, manufacturers demonstrations, new dive gear presentations, special land based tours, and events all over the island. Marine biologists are offering seminars. Many resorts are offering special packages and you can combine North and South island resorts and diving. Restaurants are offering special carnival discounts. This will be a spectacular week of diving and sharing experiences with ocean and marine professionals. We have 7-day packages including accommodations, breakfast, diving, land transfers, and inter-island air starting at $1090 per person. Email us for availability and package descriptions.
Fiji at 50% off! If you have ever wanted to travel to Fiji, here is a package you should not miss. Toberua Island Resort brings you affordable luxury. A 7 nights package in a beachfront bure, all gourmet meals, R/T airfare from LAX on Air Pacific, inter island transfers to the resort from Nausori. South seas paradise for $1994 ppdo. Purchase by May 31 with travel between April 1-June 14, 2012 or November 1-December 14, 2012. Diving is not included in the package price but can be add ala carte at the resort or booked with us. The resort offers privacy with only 15 bures on the island. For the ultimate in privacy you and your friends may book the entire island for $6,000 per day.