Country

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

 

Climate

Dry Season from April/May until the beginning of November ( Winter) :

  • 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
  • Bali's average temperatures oscillate between 30-33° all year round 

We dive all year around in Bali

 

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 !!!

 

Money

  • The Rupiah: 1 U$ = Rp , 13500 1 Euro = Rp. 15500
  • 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.Y
  • 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...

 

Safety

  • 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 )

 

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