With perfect currents and warm, nutrient rich waters, the world beneath the water in Bali blooms with marine life. Bali house more than thirty world renown dive sites that has been coveted as one of best diving destination in the world. Combined with the affordable living costs and easy transportation between locations, diving holiday in Bali come as a no brainer for anyone who are interested in underwater exploration. If you want a perfect dive holiday in this island, here’s how you plan it.
What Are You Going For?
What is your intention on the dive trip? Are you interested more in photographing ocean critters or swimming with the majestic Manta Ray? Do you come specifically to see the rare and bizzare Mola Mola sunfish? Or are you comfortable with any options and just want to see what Bali has to offer? Your initial thought before coming to the island will largely shape your diving experience. Make sure you know what you want because Bali has DIVERSE dive sites—each having its own uniqueness. Some sites are abundant with corals and critters, while some are perfect for adrenaline-pump drift diving. If you come for Mola Mola and Manta Ray, you have to travel to Nusa Penida, in specific time time of the year, when the fish will be in season. If you truly want to experience the best diving in Bali, do your research.
Which Diving Sites in Bali is Best for You?
Knowledge is power. Even when you have choose the dive sites that you actually want to visit, try to Google up their characteristic. See how’s the currents, the marine life, techniques you might need, as well as the entry and exit point of the dive site. This will help you plan the dive in detail. But if you want it easy maybe you can sign up for an arranged dive trip with some of the best diving operator in Bali. They will do the calculation and detailed planning for you.
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What Will the Maximum Depth and Duration Be?
We cannot stress this enough. Always plan the maximum depth and duration in your every dive. Every. Single. Time. Everyone has personal bottom time and depth limits, and you should know yours. Having a dive computer can make it a lot simpler; you just need to put it on, take the plunge, dive into the depth you want, and hang around until the computer tell you to resurface. However, you still need to get your personal calculation right. Don’t lose the mastery of the basic just because you have a dive computer to help.