Indonesia, Bali,140km from East to West and 80km from North to South
Area: 5620 sq km
Population: 3.3 million
Capital City: Denpasar
People: 80% ethnic Balinese, plus Javanese minority
Language: Bahasa Bali, Bahasa Indonesia and English in tourist areas
Religion: 80% Balinese Hindu/Buddhist, plus Muslim and Christian
Dry Season from April/May until the beginning of November ( Winter) with lower humidity and cooler nights.
Water Temperature: Between 20°and 28° depending on the Bali dive sites.
Rain Season from November until April ( Summer).
The Monsoon in Bali isn't as strong as in India or Thailand and many days are sunny.
Water Temperature: Between 26°and 30° depending on dive sites.
We dive all year around in Bali
Bali's average temperatures oscillate between 30-33° all year round during the day with high humidity
Passport & Visa
Your Passport must be valid for at least 6 months on your date of arrival.
You can get 1 or 2 months Visas from your Indonesian Consulate before departure.
Visas are also available for tourists from many countries directly at Denpasar airport. U$ 25 or 240,000Rp in cash for 1 month.
Don't forget to keep 100,000Rp Cash for Airport TAX when you leave.
Customs & Duty
Free Customs allow you to bring in a maximum of 2 liters of alcoholic beverages and 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco.
DEATH PENALTY ON DRUG TRAFFICKING !!!
The Rupiah: 1 U$ = 9500Rp , 1 Euro = 12 000Rp.
The Euro is accepted everywhere, no need to exchange into US$.
If you have U$, make sure bank notes are not torn or dirty and US$ notes should not be older than 1999.
Moneychanger will pay lower rates for notes of less than US$ 100 .
There are ATM Machines, especially in Southern and Main Towns around Bali.
You can pay by Credit Card (Visa, Master, Cirrus) in most shops and restaurants. Surcharge 3%.
I will recommend you to carry some cash or travelers checks as a back up.
Electricity and Electrical Appliances
Electricity runs generally at 220V - 240 V . 24 h.
You can use your Mobile Phone nearly every where in Bali and you can call overseas from Main Towns or Hotels.
Internet Connection is available all around the Island, albeit sometimes slow...
We always bring 2 Oxygen Tanks & First Aid Kit at all dive sites.
The Hyperbaric Decompression Chamber is located in Denpasar Sanglah Hospital. ( South Bali)
We have a Full Cover Diving PADI Insurance (Horsell International Pty Limited )
If you have any questions about us or Bali or Scuba Diving in Bali, please contact us via Email.