My crazy decision to become a scuba diver
When the instructors at OK Divers told me that I would handle the PADI Open Water Diver course with no problems, even though I had never dived before, I was kinda skeptical. 28 years have been enough time for me to realize that I am often quite hysterical. Actually, I was panicking about potentially starting to panic underwater. At the same time, however, I was ready to do what it took to become a diver.
How I started my Bali adventure
I've always been an adventurer. It usually occurred to me that I had the sudden need to escape my promisingly developing professional life. Because of this need, for example, I decided to travel to Rwanda after college, with an original plan to save the world. Later, I changed a convenient job at a law office for a non-profit job, which among other things, ensured the exchange of used syringes for drug users.
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.
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.