Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Out of Africa, Into Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Out of Africa, Into Bali

Interview: Mark Ridge of Bali Hai Cruises


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/1/2008)



Balidiscovery.com caught up with Mark Ridge, the recently appointed General Manager of Bali Hai Cruises - the company that operates a popular range of day and dinner cruises, beach accommodation and water sports activities.

Born and raised in South Africa, Mark's family traces its African roots back a number of generations. Fittingly, he has a deep love of that continent's bush, working from an early age as a wildlife guide and naturalist.

On his way to Bali, Mark has lived in New Zealand, operated an up-market lodge in Botswana and run his own marine business in the United States.

Delighted to be living in Bali, Mark took time from his busy schedule to share his vision for Bali Hai Cruises.

Mark Ridge of Bali Hai Cruises: The Interview

Balidiscovery.com: Mark, welcome to Bali. What path in life brought you to managing a popular day cruise operation in Bali?

Mark Ridge: Having been in the marine industry previously, Bali Hai Cruises was a logical choice. Working for a company, with all the different cruise products and vessels, that is a leader in the business, made the position very attractive to my wife and myself. Also, we were looking for a place to live that has both natural beauty as well as people that are still completely immersed into their cultural beliefs. It was important to us that our next home was not just a show for tourists, and we have certainly found that to still be true in Bali. There are very few other places in the world where this is still the case.

Balidiscovery.com: What are the main product lines operated by Bali Hai Cruises?

Mark Ridge: Our core product are the day cruises to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on either a large motor catamaran or our exclusive sailing catamaran that take you to the best snorkeling spots in Bali. Once there, you can enjoy fun water sports as well as the beach club. Our dinner cruise options, dolphin watching and fast, exhilarating ocean raft trips round out the choices so there is an option for every taste and desire.

Balidiscovery.com: How do you see business shaping up for the coming year?

Mark Ridge: The start to 2008 has been excellent and we see no reason why this should not continue. New emerging markets, like Russia, are adding to our base of Western and Asian guests.

Balidiscovery.com: Any new products or approaches to the marketplace planned?

Mark Ridge: While it seems difficult to improve on something that is already so well-liked and diverse, such as Bali Hai Cruises, any new manager naturally has big plans and dreams. So I guess, this is the same with me. Although still in the planning stages, we are working on a marine research and education center that will bring our guests closer to the marine environment through a hands-on and visual connection. The environment has always had a very high priority for us and we hope that with this added feature to our cruises our guests experience will be even more enhanced. So come cruise with us and check it all out!



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali’s Better on a Bike
Denpasar, Bali to Host International Cycling Road Race November 25-27, 2017
(9/23/2016)
Reading & Writing Celebrated for 13th Year at Bali Festival
Humanity in Unity at the 2016 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival October 26-30,2016
(9/23/2016)
Averting an Explosive Ending?
30 Tons of Explosive Ammonium Nitrate Seized from Boat Sailing from Malaysia to East Bali
(9/23/2016)
Denpasar in a Jam
WAZE Declares Denpasar, Bali Traffic Among the World’s Worst
(9/23/2016)
Did Franky Commit of Hanky-Panky?
Head of Narcotics Division at Bali Police Suspended and Under Arrest on Suspicion of Misuse of Funds and Extorting Drug Suspects
(9/23/2016)
A Family of Rhinos in Bali
Celebrating World Rhino Day with a Very Special Group of Children at Bali Safari & Marine Park
(9/23/2016)
Prepare for Congestion
Traffic Alert: Expect Traffic Jams on Wednesday, September 29, 2016, Due to Online Transport Operators Mass Protests
(9/23/2016)
It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas
Now’s the time to Book your Holiday Season Promotion with Bali Discovery!
(9/18/2016)
Gili Cat II Fast Ferry Disaster
Two Confirmed Dead and 33 Injured in Bali Fast Ferry Accident at Padang Bai
(9/18/2016)
The Importance of Bee-ing
Island-Wide Initiative Launched to Reverse the Declining Bee Populations in Bali and all of Indonesia
(9/18/2016)
Simple Truths, Plainly Spoken
Chairman of Bali-APINDO Suggest Bali’s Tourism Development is Badly Out of Synch
(9/18/2016)
By Design, Annually
Ayodya Resort Bali to Hold ‘Ayodya Batik Festival 2016’ October 7-9, 2016
(9/18/2016)
All [News]!