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Rich underwater life

Bali's waters are home to a wide variety of animals and fish. On your aquatic excursions, you may encounter manta rays, turtles, nudibranchs, leaf fish, clown fish, and many types of coral.

Bali's seabed is very colourful and inhabited by many fish

Bali, a paradise setting for beginner diving

Some sites are particularly suitable for novices if you choose to dive during your trip.

Bali offers something for everyone. You can easily visit the temples and palaces, enjoy the beaches, and walk through the rice fields or the jungle to discover the waterfalls between two days of underwater exploration.


The basics of diving with the Open Water Advanced

The Open Water Advanced course is the first diving certification you can obtain. In this course, you will learn the basics of scuba diving and discover the aquatic world.

While learning to scuba dive, you will learn some safety rules. In particular, you will see the importance of controlling your ascent to allow time for the nitrogen in your body to escape and thus avoid decompression sickness.

You will also learn how to use the diving equipment, equalize the pressure in your ears and empty your mask.

Communicating underwater

Knowing how to communicate during your dive is essential.

Here are the fundamental signs you need to know:

  • Ascend (end the dive)

diving sign to communicate underwater, to express the wish to come up

  • Descend

down sign for use in scuba diving

  • It's not okay

a sign that something is wrong during a scuba dive

  • Okay, everything is fine.

sign ok all is well in scuba diving

There are more specific signs, especially those that indicate the presence of an animal.

Here are some of them:

  • Turtle

sign to warn of the presence of a turtle while diving

  • Blue-spotted stingray

report a blue-spotted stingray while scuba diving

  • Shrimp and crab

sign to warn of the presence of a crab or shrimp underwater

  • Lionfish

signs with the hands to say that there is a lion fish


Sites suitable for beginners

There are many dive sites in Bali.

The ideal places for beginners are :

  • Amed: a very colorful seabed, rich in soft corals and much small fish.

  • US Liberty in Tulamben, north-east of God's Island, where you can dive a wreck with many fish species.

  • Padang Bai to see turtles and blue spotted stingrays.

The water temperature in Bali is also quite favorable, so your first dives will be more enjoyable.

PADI-certified dive centers

There are numerous dive centers in Bali. To choose your dive center, you should ensure that it is PADI certified for your safety, just search for the dive center on PADI certification is recognized worldwide.

Our PADI 5-Star IDC dive resort Bali Breizh Divers will be happy to accompany you on your first dive.

There are several options to start diving. You can choose to do a first dive or enroll in a Padi course to obtain an internationally recognized qualification like the Open Water Diver course.

If you choose the second option, you can continue your training with the Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Specialties, and Rescue Diver courses.

PADI instructor teaches Open Water Advanced to a female diver

There are also customizable diving safari packages for those who want to combine sightseeing and diving in Bali.

Ready to start learning to dive? Contact us now!

Images: Pages 4 and 5 of Scuba BSA &


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