Tuesday, 8 November 2011

5 Tips to Dive in Bali

Bali "The Island of the Gods", is certainly a diving place to get your gear on and go for a dive Bali. The diversity of marine life and dive sites is exceptional. Combining low prices, high standards and outstanding tropical dive sites, Bali, Indonesia, ranks as one of the world's most popular scuba diving destinations. Bali is a big island, One day can be filled with the magnificent Oceanic Sunfish, or Mola Mola, around the waters of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, whilst the next you can be searching for pigmy seahorses near Tepekong / Mimpang The diversity of soft and hard corals in Bali, and the 'Liberty' wreck in Tulamben is one of the top 15 dive sites in the world . so making the most of your diving trip there starts with choosing the right part of Bali for you.. There also are a number of precautions that will keep you safe and make the reefs and wrecks of Bali a pleasurable experience.


Choose a town on the east coast or the northeastern corner of Bali as your scuba diving base. While many dive operators ferry clients by mini-bus from the popular beach areas of Kuta and Seminyak to their dive boats, this wastes valuable time that could be spent diving or doing something else. Tulamben and Candi Dasa are examples of towns with worthwhile diving sites right offshore. The daily Bali dive trip requires minimum of two certified divers or 1 diver and/or two non-divers taking either Discover Scuba Diving .

Investigate the dive operators in town by checking out their rates, inspecting their equipment and looking at their dive boat if possible, although it will probably be at sea. Make sure the dive operator that will serve you is a reputable company. Tell the dive operator you want to dive for several days and inquire about having a set of rental equipment put aside for your sole use throughout your stay. Invest the time to pick a reliable Balinese dive operator with whom you can develop a relationship.

Follow the scuba diving training and obtain the qualification of the registered agent, such as PADI, SSI, CMAS, etc. Study the dive sites of the day, understand the dive plan and exercise basic underwater navigation techniques. You can get lost even on a guided scuba dive. Communicate directly with a coach or instructor who will train you, make sure you get what you expect, of course adjusted to the rules of safety and environmental conditions. Listen and follow the instructions or briefings given by the person in charge during your dive trip.

Check your gear carefully and make sure the work function of each piece of equipment, especially when you rent the equipment. Arrive at the dive shop or dock before the first dive and inspect your rental gear thoroughly, especially the regulator. Your life depends on how well this unfamiliar equipment works. Add some weights to your weight belt. Different equipment plus any weight loss or gain can cause your buoyancy to differ from your last dive, and when in doubt a little heavier is better than a lot lighter. Adjust the weights later based on your experience.

Do sports pool before following this activity, usually you will be asked to demonstrate ability to swim 200 meters without stopping and the ability to float for 10 minutes in the pool. Exercise a self-help attitude at all times. If your new dive buddy pressures you to do something above your skill level, such as descending to 140 feet at Menjangan Island, refuse.

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