Bali emerges as one of the predominant diving destination in the world. All thanks for the crystal clear waters, ultra rich biodiversity, sheer options of dive sites, and incredible marine species who thrives on the water—some are rare creatures that can only be seen in Bali and few other places in the world. No matter how amazing Bali’s underwater, however, no good dive trip would happen without good preparation. And here’s our best tips for a diving holiday in Bali!
Bali Has Tropical Weather, So Prepare Your Dive Suit Accordingly
The tropical country which Bali is in, Indonesia, is located right in the equator line. So you got a tropical island with high humidity and hot weather. Subsequently, the water temperature is quite warm. It’s generally set between 24ºC – 28ºC (75F – 82F). During July to November, the temperature generally drop to 18ºC – 22ºC, and this is the Mola Mola season! If you are planning to dive outside the Mola Mola season, a 3mm dive suits or even the shorty will just enough. It’s even quite warm to just snorkel with your swimsuit on! But you might need thicker dive suit, like the 5mm if you plan to dive during the sunfish season.
Join with A Dive Centre Who Speak Your Language
If you’ve never dive in Bali before, dive centre will help you, a lot. They’ll help you choose the right dive site for you, provide equipment rental, get you into places, and arrange the smallest details like the “jukung” (small canoe) or speed boats to transport you to the site. Some of these dive centres provide dive instructor that speak in your language for best diving Bali experience!
Get A Local Insight
Some of the best experience happens when you follow the insight from the local. Many times than not, the insiders know the best tips for diving in Bali that you won’t find at any other bloggers. The locals who live by the dive sites know the sea almost like the back at their hands. They can give you the insider tips on where to see the barracudas, the best place to spot on pygmy pink seahorses, or when is the best chance to meet white tip sharks or other pelagic. So listen to their stories!
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Browse the Sites
Bali has wide variety of dive sites. Some diving sites in Bali are best for beginners, some offers brilliant water with brimming marine life yet in challenging environment, while some are best for muck diving and any other specialised diving. If you really want to tailor your experience with your ability, spend some time to do a research. Browse the sites in Bali and pick only the best diving sites that match with your skill and interest.
Bring Only Your Personal Dive Gears
If you plan to dive a lot, it’s better to invest on your own personal dive gears. Sure, you’ll need to pay more for the flight baggage. But you will save a lot than renting the gears for every day during your diving holiday. Just bring the basic; the dive suits, snorkel, masks, BCD, and probably your fins. Take that dive computer you cannot live without—it’s quite expensive to rent. You can rent the rest in the dive centre.