SPUMS 2025 ASM Bali – Accommodation, Diving & Meals

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Accommodation, Diving & Meal Options for SPUMS ASM 2025

The SPUMS ASM 2025 will be held at the Ramayana Resort Conference Centre, in Bali 18-23 May 2025, with daily morning diving and snorkelling trips provided. SPUMS’ Travel Partner, Diveplanit, has also curated a selection of pre- and post-conference trips within easy reach of Bali.

On this website you’ll find information, via the tabs above, of different accommodation and diving options available. Once you have made your selection, you can send us your desired options via the form on the last [Enquire Now] tab.

Early bird pricing is only available until 16 November 2024.

Accommodation

Ramayana Candidasa is a 4-star spacious oceanfront resort located in eastern Bali, with Balinese décor, a variety of room types, panoramic views of the ocean, set within lush tropical gardens.

Select the [Accommodation] tab to read more about SPUMS 2025 accommodation options

Diving

Double dive & snorkelling trips to five different dive sites will depart each morning, returning in time to enjoy the included Diver’s Lunch and attend the conference afternoon sessions.
Sites include:

  • Tulamben: USAT Liberty Wreck and Drop Off, Kubu
  • Padang Bai: Blue Lagoon, Turtle neck and Jepun Site, Bias Tugel
  • Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan: Manta Point, Crystal Bay and SD Point
  • Candidasa: Gili Tepekong, Gili Biaha and Gili Mimpang
  • Amed: Japanese Wreck, Jemeluk Bay, Amed Wall and Pyramid Reefs

Select the [Diving] tab to read more about SPUMS 2025 Bali dive excursions.

Meals

This tab explains what meals are included in your Conference, Accommodation and Dive packages, and the additional meal options you can purchase to ensure you have no additional expenses for your stay.

Select the [Meals] tab to read more about SPUMS 2025 Bali Meal Options.

Pre- and Post-Conference Trips

Diveplanit Travel has curated four different trips all easily accessible from Bali, which can be added before or after the conference to make the most of your trip to Bali. The selection illustrates the diversity of Indonesian destinations beyond Bali.

Select the [Pre- and Post-Options] tab to read more about SPUMS 2025 Bali Pre- & Post Options.

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Use the form on the last [Enquire Now] tab to submit your requests for accommodation, diving/snorkelling trips and meals, and register your interest for any pre- or post-conference trips.

Conference Hotel – Ramayana Candidasa

Ramayana Candidasa is a spacious oceanfront resort located in eastern Bali. The resort is furnished and designed in contemporary Balinese décor and has a variety of room types, each with views of the ocean or lush tropical gardens.

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The resort features:

  • Large lagoon style pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Gym
  • Art demonstrations
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bicycle hire and tours
  • Kids Activities & babysitting

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All rooms feature:

  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • WiFi, LCD TV
  • Air conditioned
  • International power sockets
  • Room service
  • Mini bar

The following room types are available:

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Deluxe Rooms:
These rooms are in the block adjacent the Zen Garden. They are on four levels and for one or two persons in both double and twin configuration. There are four pairs with interconnecting rooms on the ground floor, they are the only interconnecting rooms available.USD 116 per room night including breakfast / Early Bird rate USD 106
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Deluxe Cottages:
These are stand alone cottages in a garden setting towards the ocean and for one or two persons in both double and twin configuration.USD 146 per room night including breakfast / Early Bird rate USD 134
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Junior Suites:
These are also located in the garden and all have a double bed. Some have a fixed sofa which will sleep a child; some additionally have a kitchenette. (Kitchenettes have a large refrigerator and kitchen bench, but are not suitable for cooking as there is no stove, crockery or cutlery.)USD 170 per room night including breakfast / Early Bird rate USD 154
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Deluxe Cottage with Ocean Views:
These are stand alone cottages in a garden setting with a view of the ocean. They have a king bed and are big enough to take one extra single bed. (Only 5 available).USD 186 per room night including breakfast / Early Bird rate USD 170
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One Bedroom Lofts:
These rooms are in the block adjacent the Zen Garden. They are on the top level with panoramic garden views and have a king bed. (Only 2 available).USD 186 per room night including breakfast / Early Bird rate USD 170
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One Bedroom Suites:
These are located in the garden and all have a king bed in a separate bedroom with a fixed sofa in the lounge which will sleep a child. They also have a kitchenette, but note: kitchenettes have a large refrigerator and kitchen bench, but are not suitable for cooking as there is no stove, crockery or cutlery.) (Only 5 available).USD 214 per room night including breakfast / Early Bird rate USD 196

For each night the extra bed or sofa is in use by children or an adult, the following charges apply:
USD 60 per night extra (includes breakfast) / Early Bird rate USD 55

AC – SPUMS 2025 – Practical In Water Sessions

Each morning, minibuses will depart the Ramayana Resort to conduct practical in water diving sessions at various sites around eastern Bali and Nusa Penida/Nusa Lembongan.

Transfers will be provided from and to the Ramayana and second resort only. In most cases, departures will be arranged shortly after breakfast and you will be back at the resort in time for lunch. For some early departures, breakfast may be taken as a carry-out; and bento box lunches may be served if travel times make it too difficult to be back in time for lunch. A Diver’s Lunch is included with each day-trip booked whether diving or snorkeling.

The price of all dive trips includes all transport, two dives with weights, air-filled tanks, dive guides, biscuits and tea/coffee during surface interval, and a Diver’s Lunch.

The price of all snorkeling trips includes all transport, two guided snorkeling sessions, with biscuits and tea/coffee served during your break, and a Diver’s Lunch.

The following trips are available:

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Nusa Lembongan / Nusa Penida
This trip includes a 30 min transfer to Padang Bai, followed by a 30-45 min boat trip to the two islands. Dive sites that might be visited include: Manta Point, Crystal Bay, Mangrove, Toyapakeh, Sental, SD Point and Pura Ped. Departure will be at 6am; breakfast will be carry-out.
Dive trip: USD 212 per diver / Early Bird rate: USD 206Snorkel trip: USD 126 per person / Early Bird rate: USD 121
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Tulamben
This trip includes a 90 min road transfer to Tulamben for two shore dives. Dive sites that might be visited include the famous USAT Liberty Wreck, Coral Garden, Drop off and Kubu Wreck. Departure will be at 6am; breakfast will be carry-out.Dive trip: USD 158 per diver / Early Bird rate: USD 152
Snorkel trip: USD 104 per person / Early Bird rate: USD 100
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Candidasa
This trip includes a 20 min road transfer to Padang Bai, followed by a 30-45 min boat trip to Gili Tepekong, Gili Biaha and Gili Mimpang – islands of the coast of Candidasa. Note this dive for experienced divers only as there is the possibility of strong currents. Departure will be after breakfast at 7am.Dive trip: 212 USD per diver / Early Bird rate: USD 206
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Padang Bai
This trip includes a 20 min road transfer to Padang Bai, followed by a 10-15 min boat trip to dive sites close by which may include Blue Lagoon, Turtle Neck, Jepun Site and Bias Tugel. Departure will be after breakfast at 7am.Dive trip: USD 164 per diver / Early Bird rate: USD 156
Snorkel trip: USD 126 per person / Early Bird rate: USD 121
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Amed
This trip includes a 90 min road transfer to Tulamben for two shore dives. Dive sites that might be visited include Japanese Wreck, Jemeluk Bay, Amed Wall and Pyramid Reefs. Departure will be at 6am; breakfast will be carry-out.Dive trip: USD 164 per diver / Early Bird rate: USD 156
Snorkel trip: USD 126 per person / Early Bird rate: USD 121

The following items are NOT included in your dive package. They are available for hire, and must be pre-booked as the dive centre is not onsite.

  • Dive gear hire including wetsuit, BCD, regs, mask, snorkel & fins (excluding a computer) = USD 14 per day
  • Dive computers are mandatory for multi-day diving and can also be hired = USD 8 per day
  • Snorkel gear hire including mask, snorkel & fins (excluding wetsuit – rash vest will suffice) = USD 6 per day
  • Nitrox = USD 8 per tank

Requirements will be collected closer to the time of the conference after balance payment.

Gear wash down arrangements will be provided at the Ramayana and second resort.

Please note: there will be no refunds for dives which are weathered off, or where you fail to arrive at reception by the appointed time.

Meals

Breakfast is included within the room rate for all rooms.

SPUMS 2025 Welcome Canapes on Sunday and the Gala Dinner on Friday are included as part of the conference package you have purchased.

All dive and snorkel day-trips include an all-you-can-eat Diver’s Buffet lunch. This is to ensure you have time to enjoy a delicious lunch, even after a long morning dive trip and gear wash down, before you go to the afternoon session. For convenience the Diver’s Buffet Lunch can also be purchased separately by all conference participants.

An optional evening meal package is also available for purchase with your accommodation and diving. On Wednesday evening, this will be a special Balinese themed buffet, with a Balinese cultural performance. On other evenings, a standard buffet meal will be served.

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Free flow mineral water will be included with all meals. Breakfast will also include tea and percolated coffee.

A vegetarian option will be provided for all meals. Vegan, Halal and Gluten-free options for individuals can be provided given sufficient notice.

All soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, barista coffees and speciality teas must be purchased.

Pricing for Children eating from adult meal options:

  • 0-2 yo = FOC
  • 3 – 11 yo = 50%
  • 11+ yo = adult rate

Pre & Post Conference Options

The following options are available:

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Komodo – Moana Liveaboard
Moana is a boutique Komodo-focussed liveaboard sleeping 10 passengers and taking divers to the best dive locations in Komodo National Park. Divers will also experience several land-based outings on Rinca, Padar and Komodo Island.
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Halmahera – Proco Bambu Resort
Located in the remote emerging dive destination Halmahera, the so-called ‘New Raja Ampat’ this secluded resort is suitable for divers and snorkelers, with access to over 40 dive sites, including almost a kilometre of house reef.
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Alor – Alor Tanapi Resort
Alor is renowned for its great visibility, stunning coral reefs, pelagic encounters, and small bizarre critters in the muck sites. From the resort, divers have access to over 40 dive sites within a 30 to 45-minute radius by boat.
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Whale sharks of Saleh Bay – Adelaar Liveaboard
Adelaar is a boutique liveaboard, sleeping only 8 passengers, with a brand-new itinerary taking divers to Sumbawa, to a little-known whale shark aggregation at the bagans of Saleh Bay. Suitable for divers and snorkelers.
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