What you need to know about Bali’s day of silence

Bali Nyepi Day 2017 – A Day of Silence

Imagine a day when everything falls silent; you don’t hear any traffic in the streets, no loud TV from your neighbor’s flat. You don’t need to rush to work nor to the supermarket. In fact you are not rushing anywhere. Today you are staying at home with your family and loved ones, using the time to rest and contemplate.

Too good to be true? Well, a day like this does become reality once a year on the island of Bali. It’s called Nyepi, and for Balinese Hindus it is one of the most important of celebrations. However, it comes with a number of rules that should be followed carefully.

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Five Best Diving Experiences In Bali

Bali is mostly known as the Island of Gods, as the majority of its inhabitants are of Hindu religion. The whole island is covered with more than 6000 temples of all sizes, shapes and importance. What you might not know is that Bali is a part of the so called Coral Triangle, an area that is considered top priority for marine conservation for its unique marine biodiversity. Scuba diving and snorkeling are definitely a must on your Bali vacation. Here is a list of what you should not miss.

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Fascinating Facts About Manta Rays

There are many amazing dive sites around Bali. However, if you want to dive or snorkel alongside magical manta rays, there is only one place you need to go: Manta point at Nusa Penida attracts these friendly giants all year round. Before you embark on this exciting scuba diving trip, we invite you to get to know the manta a little better. Here are some of the many interesting facts about manta rays:

1. Mammal or fish?
Many mistakenly consider mantas to be mammals. In reality, they are fish, belonging to the same class (Elasmobranchii) as sharks, and other species of ray.

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10 Fun Facts Related To Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the most popular “water sports” with its worldwide popularity constantly on the rise. And while you should gain the necessary basic knowledge during your PADI Curse Open Water Diver, here are 10 interesting facts the books most probably won’t mention.


• SCUBA stands for “Self contained underwater breathing apparatus”

• The modern wetsuit was invented by the American physicist, Hugh Brandner, in 1952. One of the first (and very successful) wetsuit manufacturers was O’Neill.

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What you should know about Nitrox diving

Diving with Nitrox is still considered relatively new, although it was invented in the 1950s and was introduced to recreational diving around 20 years ago. More and more divers find it very practical to dive with enriched air. Unfortunately, we regularly see that there is still a lot of confusion about some of its aspects. For example, some divers think that nitrox provides them with the opportunity to dive deeper when compared to regular compressed air. Therefore, it is important for all to have a clear understanding about Nitrox diving in order to stay away from any complications and hazards.

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