Night diving in Bali is different type of thrill altogether. In all likelihood, the diver will enjoy a unique environment under the sea. This cannot be experienced during the day. This is the time when exciting creatures in the sea come to life.
They would just light up the corals using their bioluminescence. However, the only thing that keeps most people away from night diving is the potential hazards related to it. There is no doubt about the fact that diving underwater during night is simply awesome.
Things glow; they get more colorful and magnified. Darkness makes underwater creatures glow and shine with amazing beauty. This will seem to be the best option when you focus on diving in complete darkness or in low-visibility sites. There are several precautions you must take when night diving in Bali.
– It is important to dive on a site that you are completely familiar with. You can visit this place during the day and observe it carefully. You can get acquainted with the trail at a depth of about 60 feet. – Knowing your gear well is important. Understand that it is your gear that will make or break your diving experience. Hence, you need to make sure the gear is in a working condition, comfortable to use and pre-tested for reliability. – Understand that the depths of diving spots can get really chilly during night.
It is crucial to wear a wetsuit having a dense torso thickness. Wearing a pair of neoprene gloves in conjunction with boots will intensify insulation, ease and overall protection. – You must take the temperature and visibility report into consideration when night diving in Bali. Specialized equipments should be taken along with the recommended cylinder and a regulator set. – Keep a thorough check on your lights and dive with a companion. Backup lights are used in case of emergency.
Awesome Beaches in Bali! — Padawa beach and Green Ball beach (Bali, indonesia)
Secret beaches in Bali? — Padawa beach and Green Balls beach
Pandawa Beach is a secret beach in Bali since this is cited behind the rocky hills to the south of Bali. This pristine beach is located in Kutuh Village, Kuta Selatan Subdistrict, Badung Regency, Bali Province. It is around 15 km from the International Airport of Ngurah Rai Bali.
Starts from the International Airport of Ngurah Rai Bali, go up straight to the south via Jalan Uluwatu, then pass the Jimbaran beach (right side), GWK (left side) and Dreamland Beach gate (right side), after that you will meet the interchange of Ungasan, turn left and go straight along the Jalan Dharmawangsa around 10 minutes. Check out and follow the board and direction arrow like these!
A Stairway to the Heaven
The road to the beach is surrounded by hill and cliff of limestone rock and chalk – a sedimentary rock composed primarily of coccolith fossils. The access to the beach is easily reached and you can enjoy the primeval hills and rocks then your eyes directly to the long stretch of white sand is flanked by rocky cliffs.
Statues of Pandawa
While going downhill to the beach area, to the left side, on the cliff, the statues of Pandawa (protagonist heroes in Ramayana Epic) donated by some Indonesian businessmen. Pandawa is derived from Sanskrit language ‘Pandu’, literally means ‘sons’ (of the king) in ‘Mahabarata Epic’. They are: Yudhistira, Bima, Arujuna Nakula and Sadewa
The Heaven on the Earth
The agenda at Pandawa is simple: surf (if you can), go swimming when it is high/low tide, canoeing, build intricate sandcastles — the sand here is exceptional for doing so — and laze about in some umbrellas watching the surfers, young and old, catch the waves or relax at an assortment of warungs (local cafe) serving plates of indo mee and ice-cold Bintangs and cheap non-air conditioned huts.The sand is thick and soft, packed hard so you can play a game of volleyball or go for a leisurely beach run.
Tucked away after GWK and Dreamland beach, the beauty of this beach is that it is hidden, accessible only after a 700-meter trek down a rocky road.
What greets you at the end of your mini-hike is a glorious body of water in varying shades of blue and turquoise fringed by a strip of fine white sand and swaying trees.
Enjoy the Journey to Pandawa!!!