November 16, 2020, 07.47 PM

KOMPAS.com – Diving in Bali is great to explore the fascinating life of sea creatures and see the underwater beauty synonymous with this Indonesian getaway island.

Travel Influencer Harival Zayuka shared during his visit to Indonesia that diving in Bali is possible during the new normal.

“I had a chance to go free diving. All the Bali diving spots are now open.”

Harival said that he went to the Bali diving spot of Tulamben Beach in Karangasem Regency for his free diving recreation.

Read also: Tanjung Benoa: An Ideal Bali Diving Spot for Newbie Underwater Explorers

Tulamben Beach is 93.8 kilometers away from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport which takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach by car.

Harival also shared that strict health protocols applied throughout his trip starting from the process of purchasing a ticket thus the travel influencer felt safe to go diving in Bali.

“Diving in Bali is safe because we only converse with one person, mostly the divemaster. They themselves are required to do a rapid Covid test every 14 days before working.”

Harival assured the public that outdoor recreation on the island is safe to pursue including visiting the many Bali diving spots.

Recommended Bali diving spots

As a diving enthusiast, Harival knows several Bali diving spots that travelers can visit. “If you want to go scuba diving, you can go to Amed Beach or Tulamben Beach.”

Read also: Tanjung Benoa: An Ideal Bali Diving Spot for Newbie Underwater Explorers

Amed Beach is located 89.6 kilometers from the island’s main airport and as one of a handful of beaches in Karangasem Regency, it boasts pristine waters as not many tourists visit the site compared to other Southern Bali beaches.

When you head underwater in Bali’s Amed Beach, get ready to swim among small fishes while discovering wrecks such as a former Japanese patrol ship from World War II.

Tulamben Beach is equally exciting to explore underwater, but travelers are suggested to relax by the beachside first and enjoy the vast lands of greenery and mountains towards the end of the site.

Both beaches are home to a USAT Liberty shipwreck dating back to 1942.

Read also: Discover Vibrant Marine Life and Romantic Sunsets at Gili Air in Lombok, Indonesia

If travelers do decide to go diving in Bali, Harival suggests that they bring their personal diving gear even though many diving centers on the island provide the necessary equipment.

“I brought my own equipment. Kompas.com readers should at least bring their own snorkeling gear so you are more assured of your own safety.”

Before the coronavirus pandemic, diving equipment can be rented for around $34 (Rp 500,000) for a one-time diving experience.

(Writer: Nabilla Ramadhian | Editor: Anggara Wikan Prasetya)

Source: https://travel.kompas.com/read/2020/11/15/111100627/benarkah-diving-di-bali-bisa-dilakukan-selama-new-normal-?page=all#page2 

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