Diving Travel – Bali volcano Mount Agung
Why Bali remains safe
The Bali Tourism Board Hospitality Media Centre recently proclaimed that 98 percent of the land mass of Bali is perfectly safe for holidaymakers despite the current high alert status for Bali volcano Mount Agung.
Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara, the chairman of the media division of the Bali Hospitality Task Force told the State News Agency Antara, “In accordance with the information provided by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the tourist areas of Bali remain safe in the event of a volcanic eruption of Mount Agung”.
Byomantara said that should an eruption occur, only 2 percent of Bali is in a “danger zone” that includes the Besakih temple, Tulamben Beach area and Tita Gangga. Adding “Kuta, Ubud, Nusa Dua and Sanur are far removed from the Bali Volcano Mount Agung. At this time the areas considered at risk during an eruption is limited to a radius of 12 km from Mount Agung’s crater”.
The task force and Media Centre, operating under the auspices of the Bali Tourist Board (BTB), includes a Press Centre at the Provincial Tourism Office in Renon, Denpasar. The press office is operating to counter hoax news reports about Bali volcano Mount Agung by providing up to the minute and accurate reports on the volcanic activity and other tourist related news in Bali.
Diving Indo is based in Sanur and although we cannot dive the wreck at Tulamben at the moment, we are doing some great dives at Padang Bai and Nusa Penida (with manta rays and mola mola). Plus many hotels are offering free accommodation should the volcano erupt. Lets hope not, but at the moment it is safe in Bali in Sanur, so come and visit us.