AFTER THE EARTQUAKES IN LOMBOK

Posted on 13-08 2018

AFTER THE EARTQUAKES IN LOMBOK

On 5 August 2018, a 7.0 magnitude (Richter scale) earthquake hit Lombok and the island has experienced a series of aftershocks since then. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Sembalun Subdistrict in far North Lombok. The area is mountainous and subject to landslides, with many remote villages, making emergency aid access difficult at first. The ‘Gili Islands’ – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – also suffered extensive damage and around 4,600 residents and tourists holidaying on the islands were evacuated for their safety after the earthquake. Most of the victims came from North Lombok and died as a result of collapsing buildings. No tourists or foreign citizens have died. Over the past week, emergency response teams, military and police have established emergency posts in the north. The NTB government and its agencies are working closely with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to provide aid to its citizens. It must be stressed that the majority of the damage is located in North Lombok and that other areas of the island remain largely unaffected. Tourism areas such as Kuta and the south coast and the southwest of Lombok are unaffected and are operating normally. We welcome tourists to Lombok to keep our people employed and support our recovery from this natural disaster. We would like to thank all the citizens, both local and foreign, who have provided emergency assistance and supplies to the victims in the interim. It is this spirit of community that will make Lombok stronger as we move forward. Scuba Froggy in Kuta works as normal. Some offices located in hotels in Senggigi area and Gili Trawangan are temporarily closed. The office in the centre of Senggigi will be re-opened from 14th August. If you need any assistance in your Lombok trip re-arrangements, don’t hesitate to contact...

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“Tropical gateway” – new program fro honeymooners and privacy lovers!

Posted on 24-07 2018

“Tropical gateway” – new program fro honeymooners and privacy lovers!

If you thought You can`t go further, imagine a small tropical island with white sandy beaches, turquoise water with hidden natural treasures – corals, turtles, multicolour fish. And both of You with glass of cold sparkling wine, fresh fruits, delicious food… Feel a touch of Paradise in Lombok. Your Tropical Gateway is near! Our Private Tropical Gateway offers all what a private Paradise escape can be: Private speed boat for max. 3 pax 2 snorkelling spots 2 underwater scooter Snorkelling equipment Snorkelling guide Beach towels Selection of food menu created by Italian Chef, Gianluca Viscilio / Pasta Pojok Senggigi: – 1 bottle of Prosecco – 1 L bottle of San Pellegrino – Coffee – Seasonal fruits basket – Paradise picnic lunch set (mediterraean + arabic mezze platter) – Home made ice-cream Routes: 1: Southern Gilis (Gili Nanggu, Gili Kedis) 2: North Gilis (Gili Meno, Gili Air) Booking: contact@scubafroggy.com or by Scuba Froggy dive...

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Why Advanced Diver certificate is required while going to dive safari?

Posted on 19-07 2018

Why Advanced Diver certificate is required while going to dive safari?

How to be a good and safe diver? The answer is obvious: you need to practise, refresh and sharp your skills! A dive safari is the best way to merge it all. Raja Ampat, Ambon and Komodo are famous for big fish, beautiful reefs and currents. Some dive spots are underwater mountains, that`s why we have to dive deeper to meet big fish and avoid being caught by the local currents. Our recommendation is to be at least Advanced Open Water Diver or Deep Diver Specialist. When you prepare yourself for a dive safari you should seriously consider purchasing your own SMB (surface marker) and a reef hook (mandatory for some dive sites) or pointer stick which will increase diver safety and comfort to deal with currents and unpredicted situation. If you are not able to buy it in advance, ask our crew for rental or products for sale. To all who have less than 12 dives and are Open Water Divers (max. 18 m depth) MV Empress offers: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course or PADI Adventure Dives (e.g. Deep, Drift, Night) and PADI Adventure Diver course (you should complete 2 more Adventure dives incl. underwater navigation) to apply for AOWD certificate. If you are interested to join our dive safari and sharp your skills, please contact us in advance: contact@scubafroggy.com Read more about AOWD course here: https://www.padi.com/courses/advanced-open-water...

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REDEFINE THE DIVE

Posted on 30-03 2018

REDEFINE THE DIVE

Everybody going to the tropical sea expects to meet untouched marine life. In many diving areas we are upset with all these effects of human bad habits and consequences of civilisation. Please find Guidelines to the Code of Conduct by Green...

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DIVE MORE, PAY LESS!

Posted on 30-11 2017

DIVE MORE, PAY LESS!

Starting from 1 December Scuba Froggy launches a new, 3 dives package with tasty lunch. When you choose 1 day trip to Gili Islands, you can see more dive spots and save money which you would spend for lunch on the island. Food is fresh, made everyday by a good restaurant LOMBOK BOX located in Senggigi – Batu Layar. You can choose between vegetarian, meet or fish. The new daily schedule refers to snorkelling trips and some PADI courses as well, e.g. you can choose PADi Open water Diver course with 2 extra fun dives (6 in total) or PADI Advanced Diver with 1 check dive (6 in total). We hope our new offer will enrich your stay on beautiful Lombok & Gili Islands! For more details ask at our dive shops, by email or...

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PADI documents – do you know what you sign?

Posted on 14-09 2017

PADI documents – do you know what you sign?

When you start your PADI course very dive center requires to read and sign standard documents. Here you can find some explanation – what and why you should sign them.   Liability Release – This document explains the risks of scuba diving to the participant and is designed as a contract. The diver agrees to assume the risks and accepts something can and may go wrong. None of us are perfect, and when entering a foreign environment with life support equipment, things do happen. Non-agency Acknowledgment – This form explains that PADI Member businesses are not owned by PADI, that dive pros are not employees of PADI, and PADI does not and cannot control the day-to-day operations and decisions of diving business. PADI is not involved in the decisions about whether or not to dive a particular day, the dive site, or what staff members are assigned for a particular duty. That is dive company business. Safe Diving Practices Statement – This document is designed to inform divers of their responsibility to dive safely – not only while a student diver, but after certification as well. The diver’s signature on this form confirms s/he is aware of their responsibility as a diver, and failure to adhere to safe practices could place the diver at increased risk. The Medical Statement discusses the risks of diving and asks the diver to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions. A ‘yes’ answer requires the approval of a physician before participating in any in-water activities. The form also advises the diver to consult with a physician “on a regular basis” after completing the course. Before you decide to take part in the course, read the Medical Statement, to make sure you can dive safely (find it here...

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