It doesn't make much sense to form a Bali scuba dive plan, then not used it. You have more fun and fewer problems when your Bali scuba dive follows what you agreed upon. You'll get what you want out of the Bali scuba dive when you and your buddy understand what to do when because you discussed it before the Bali scuba dive. By following a solid Bali scuba dive plan, you're much less likely to run into any hazards, and more likely to handle then if you do.

A Bali scuba dive plan does not have to be complicated nor does it need to take a lot of work, nor does it need to be inflexible. It can be very simple, take only a couple of minutes to discuss, and offer plenty of options depending on what you find under water but you should follow it.

Get the most out of Bali scuba diving by planning your Bali scuba dive with your buddy, and then Bali scuba diving the plan. This is important for your safety and fun- no one can plan a Bali scuba dive and follow that for you- you and your buddy have to do it 

Boat Bali Scuba Diving


Chances are, you'll make a lot of Bali scuba dives from boats. In areas, it takes a Bali scuba dive boat to reach the sites he best clarity, the most aquatic life, and the interesting reefs. Boats take you to Bali scuba dive sites inaccessible from shore, and in some places you reach most Bali scuba dive sites only by boat. Boat Bali scuba diving eliminates tiresome surface swims, dealing with surf and hikes to and from the water. Beyond all this, it's boating with other scuba divers. You get to know new people sight see on the way to and from the Bali scuba dive d generally enjoy the whole experience.

Before heading out a boat, spend some time getting ready:

  • Inspect your equipment for potential problems, fill your tank and pack spare parts. Once you're out.there, missing or broken gear often means you miss the Bali scuba dive. 
  • Having spares can make you immensely popular with other scuba divers who need something but don't have their own spares.Be sure you've marked your stuff so it doesn't get confused with someone else's on a crowded boat.
  • Use a Bali scuba dive bag for carrying your equipment to and from the boat.
  • Pack your equipment so what you need first ends up on top. 
  • Take ample warm/dry clothing, as appropriate for the region. Be prepared because in many places, it's common to experience abrupt weather changes out on the water

Prepare yourself as well as your equipment. Be well rested, especially if the boat departs early. It's best to avoid excessive alcohol the night before, and avoid foods you don't digest well. It's important to be well hydrated with lots of water or juices. Make sure you have your ticket, money, lunch and warm clothes, etc. All rounded up as necessary.

If you've not spent much time around boats, you're going to want to learn some new terms so that when the captain says, "the head is forward, on the portside o' the galley and aft o' the wheelhouse, mate," you don't respond, "Eh?"

The bow is the front of the boat, And the rear is called the stern. Going toward the bow is going forward, and aft is toward the stern. The port side of the boat is the boat's left when you stand facing the bow. The starboard side is the right.( to help you remember, port and left have the same number of letters. Think of left port).

When the win blows across the boat, the wind comes from the windward side and the side away is the leeward ( pronounced looard in many areas) side. A boat's bathroom is called the head, and the kitchen is called the gallery. The steering wheel is the helm, which is found in the bridge. The bridge is often in the wheelhouse, a cabin with all the controls that make the boat do what the captain wants (most of the time).

On charter boats, you may find areas off limits, or just off limits when you're wet. Check with the crew or captain before entering the bridge, galley or sleeping area when you're wet.

Try to arrive at least a half hour before departure. This gives you time the check with the crew, sign in and secure. You Bali scuba dive equipment, on some character boats, you'll also pick out a bund or a cabin space to stow your dry clothes and personal items.

You need to think about seasickness before it happens. Seasickness is like sunburn in that it's one of those thinks that makes you absolutely miserable, but you can take precautions. So if you may be prone to seasickness, avoid it by taking seasickness medication ( as advised by your physician ) before you get underway and avoid greasy foods prior to boarding.

Prepare yourself as well as your equipment. Be well rested, especially if the boat departs early. It's best to avoid excessive alcohol the night before, and avoid foods you don't digest well. It's important to be well hydrated with lots of water or juices. Make sure you have your ticket, money, lunch and warm clothes, etc. All rounded up as necessary. If you've not spent much time around boats, you're going to want to learn some new terms so that when the captain says, "the head is forward, on the portside o' the galley and aft o' the wheelhouse, mate," you don't respond, "Eh?

The bow is the front of the boat, And the rear is called the stern. Going toward the bow is going forward, and aft is toward the stern. The port side of the boat is the boat's left when you stand facing the bow. The starboard side is the right.( to help you remember, port and left have the same number of letters. Think of left port).

When the win blows across the boat, the wind comes from the windward side and the side away is the leeward ( pronounced looard in many areas) side. A boat's bathroom is called the head, and the kitchen is called the gallery. The steering wheel is the helm, which is found in the bridge. The bridge is often in the wheelhouse, a cabin with all the controls that make the boat do what the captain wants (most of the time).

On charter boats, you may find areas off limits, or just off limits when you're wet. Check with the crew or captain before entering the bridge, galley or sleeping area when you're wet.

Try to arrive at least a half hour before departure. This gives you time the check with the crew, sign in and secure. You Bali scuba dive equipment, on some character boats, you'll also pick out a bund or a cabin space to stow your dry clothes and personal items.You need to think about seasickness before it happens. Seasickness is like sunburn in that it's one of those thinks that makes you absolutely miserable, but you can take precautions. So if you may be prone to seasickness, avoid it by taking seasickness medication ( as advised by your physician ) before you get underway and avoid greasy foods prior to boarding.

Underway, stay in the fresh air on deck and out of the boat exhaust. It helps to stay in the center of the boat, which moves the least, and watch the horizon. Try to stay busy setting up your equipment so you'll be prepared to enter the water as soon as possible. Reading and intricate tasks tend to promote seasickness, so leave the needlepoint at home. 

If you do get sick, go to the leeward side (wind at your back) and have someone come with you (no joke - to hold on to you for safety when you lean over the side. Stay out of the head (that's about the worst place to go), and try to relax. To avoid seasickness, many scuba divers take seasickness medication if it might be a problem - check with your physician or pharmacist if you need a recommendation on the type that's best for you.

The ride to the Bali scuba dive site can take minutes or hours, depending on where you are. Once the boat anchors at the site, Bali scuba diving begins only after the captain or crew give the okay. Typically a crew member brief's you about Bali scuba dive procedures, which you'll need to listen to closely. Pay attention to crew briefings, because they include important information you'll use to plan your Bali scuba dive with your buddy, such as current strength and direction, the depth, emergency procedures and similar information. If you fail to pay attention to crew briefings, you can put yourself and your buddy at risk.

As you gear up, be careful with heavy equipment. On a pitching boat, it's easy to lose your balance and hurt yourself, and dropping tanks or weight belts can damage the deck. When putting on your scuba unit, get someone to assist you and help you stay balanced. Many Bali scuba dive boats have benches and racks that make it easy to slip into your gear while seated. To don a weight belt, step over it rather than swing it around your waist.

Be careful walking with equipment on. Equipment changes your center of' gravity and makes your balance awkward, all the more difficult if the deck is slippery and the boat rolls. If necessary, hang onto railings and handholds as you move, and don't try to walk with fins on. Put your fins on immediately before entering the water, using a rail or your buddy for balance.

When you and your buddy are ready to enter, check with the Bali scuba dive master or a crew member, and enter where they tell you to. The most common entry when you Bali scuba dive from large Bali scuba dive boats is the When you and your buddy are ready to enter, check with the Bali scuba dive master or a crew member, and enter where they tell you to. The most common entry when you Bali scuba dive from large Bali scuba dive boats is the giant stride, but from smaller vessels you may use a controlled seated entry or a back roll. If you have a physical challenge that requires a different entry, let the crew know so they can accommodate you. Be certain the entry area is clear before entering.

If you're using a camera or other accessory, don't enter the water with it. Have someone hand it to you after you get in. Note the current direction so you can swim into it on the bottom. and then descend, preferably along the anchor line or other descent line to the bottom. On the bottom, get your bearings and ,win into the current. Plan your Bali scuba dive and navigate so you finish near the boat with enough air so you'll be back on board with 20-40 bar/300 to 600 psi left in your tank. If there's a current, you'll find it easiest to ascend the anchor line, which keeps you from being carried past the boat.

If you hear the boat's underwater recall during the Bali scuba dive, remember to surface and look toward the boat for instructions, or as they direct during the briefing.

At the end of the Bali scuba dive, you usually surface in front of the boat, keeping one hand over your head for protection. When you break the surface, establish buoyancy and signal to the Bali scuba dive master or crew that you're okay. Avoid swimming back to the boat immediately below the surface because if there are other boats underway in the area, they will not be able to see you. If you're at the surface away from the boat, watch out for boat traffic. You can use an inflatable signal tube, whistle or other signalling device to attract the attention of the Bali scuba dive boat, or of other boats that might not see you.

It's not very likely, but if ,you surface and the boat's not in sight, stay calm and get buoyant. The boat may have slipped anchor or the captain may have needed to leave for an emergency. Relax and wait to be picked up. If the shore and a reasonable exit area are close, slowly swim in that direction.

When you reach the boat's exit area, don't crowd it. Exit one at a time and stay clear scuba divers climbing the ladder ahead of you because they can fall, drop a weight belt or have a tank slip loose, which you wouldn't enjoy one bit if you're directly beneath. Hand accessory equipment up before climbing the ladder, but keep all your other equipment in place until you're aboard (mask on, breathing from snorkel or regulator, etc). You'll usually need to take off your fins, but don't do so until you have a firm hold of the boat, because a current can carry you away from it and without your fins .

Once aboard, clear your stuff off the deck. A cluttered deck can cause people to trip, and stuff gets broken when scuba divers step on it. Stow your gear directly into your equipment bag as you remove it, secure your tank and store accessories appropriately.

After the last Bali scuba dive, try to get your gear packed before the boat gets underway, since it's usually easier to pack at anchor. On a charter boat, pay attention to crew directions regarding pre and post Bali scuba dive roll calls, equipment stowage and other instructions. 

On your first few a boat Bali scuba dives, watch experienced boat scuba divers and learn from them. Boat Bali scuba diving procedures are mostly common sense and not particularly difficult and they allow boat Bali scuba dives to rank among your best Bali scuba dive experiences.