When holidaying by the beautiful beaches and emerald blue sea in Bali, one of the activities that you should not miss out on is the water sports. There is a list of exciting water sports and recreation that might interest you. Among the popular ones are surfing, jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, banana boating, snorkelling, sea walking and not forgetting, scuba diving.
Bali is blessed to have spectacular marine life environments; boasting more than 2500 fish species and an immense number of coral and invertebrates, making it a world-class snorkelling and diving destination for new and experienced divers from all over the world. From the protected natural reserves of Menjangan, to the shipwreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben, to the more challenging waters of Nusa Penida, where manta rays and the rare mola mola are sighted regularly, divers are bound to have an exhilarating and great time exploring the vast underwater world surrounding Bali.
Bright orange-coloured beach parasols and friendly dive masters as well as travellers greeted my sister and I when we arrived at our destination. After going through the list of water sports that they offered, filling in some documents, Q&As, payment, and all, we finally got our scuba gears – to our delight! I informed them of my inability to swim and dive but we were assured that even though we do not know how to swim, we can still dive safely, provided that we have a dive master with us at all times. An experienced dive master is assigned to two divers at a time, per dive. In our case, we had two dive masters; one each.
As you guessed, we were eager to start our fun scuba diving experience but, standard procedures require us to attend a briefing on the safety measures and also, mastering the basics of diving – breathing, hand-signals, and knowing the usage and how to use the diving equipments before we began our dive. After that, we got to know our dive masters, Komang and Erik and after several trials and equipment testing, off we went on the boat, along with two other Japanese women, heading towards the wide open sea and the rest I would say, is history and sweet memories. For the record, we went to a depth of 6 to 20, might even be around 40 meters at some point, if I remember clearly. For safety purposes, we were not allowed to go any deeper than that because we are inexperienced divers.
The dive site is located in an area near to Legian/Kuta beach. As we ventured out to sea on our boat, I could clearly see the huge waves hitting the shore on the other far side of the beach; waves which are good for surfing and there are many surfers surfing there too. Fret not, the waves in our area are relatively small and calm however, the ocean current is really strong – no joke! I shall now let you enjoy the photos and watch the video!
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