A proper and thoughtful preparation could make a huge difference on a a dive trip. One could totally having a blast on amazing dive trips in Bali, while other could go home with huge disappointment in their face. No matter how expert on diving and travelling you think you are, one can still make mistakes that could impact the whole dive trips. Don’t fall to the trap of over estimation. Here’s some tips to help you have the best dive trips in Bali, ever.
Preparing Your Health and Fitness Before Dive Trips Bali
Hit the gym. Go jogging every morning. Jump to a swimming pool. Make sure your body is physically fit and ready for the strenuous diving activities on the upcoming trip. Get your muscles toned because you will really need it for a continuous diving.
Consider A Refresher Course Before the Trip Starts
If it have been quite a long time since your last dive, consider taking a refresher course. It’s great to brush up your skills before going on an extended diving holiday. You’ll also feel more confident to go under water for multiple times if you know you still have the skills.
Smartly Pack What You Need
Wherever you go, packing is essentials. Documents should be on number one priorities; especially if you are coming from overseas. In addition to passports and identification cards, you should always bring your dive license, dive logs, and dive insurance paperworks. Next is packing the dive gears (if you have any) and appropriate clothing for your dive trips in Bali. Know that Bali is a tropical country and is quite humid. However, it might have a little rain between the sunny days and you want to make sure you have the appropriate clothes for that. Consider Bali’s temperature to bring the right wetsuit. Do not forget a first-aid kit emergency and your personal medicine.
Make A List of Destinations to Visit on Your Bali Dive Trips
Bali doesn’t only have one or two diving destination in the island. It has many! There’s a dive site at almost every side of Bali and each region has its own attractions. Amed and Tulamben, for example, are renown for their beautiful shallow water dive and phenomenal wrecks. Nusa Penida at the other hand is the number one destination to ‘hunt’ the rare Mola Mola sunfish and giant manta rays.
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Get to Know the Specific Season of Diving in Bali
As a part of the natural world, diving has it’s ‘season’. This month might be the season of the sharks, when the next two months is the season of sunfish and many more. If you have certain expectation to see during your dive trips in Bali, make sure you are aware of the season.
Also, be aware of the season of the weather in Bali. The best time to dive is between April to early November, where it’s dry season in the island. December to March is the wet season and the heaviest rainfall usually come in January.
Plan for A Non-Diving Sightseeing
You are in Bali! To get the best of your dive trip, take some times to explore the lands! Walk in the famous Tegalalang rice terraces, play at Bali’s best beaches, try some surf, and don’t forget to visit Balinese majestic temples!