Lila’s Bali Diary - Part 6

Dance with mantas and an odd fin

Manta point, Nusa Penida. During the 3 months that have passed since my arrival in Bali, I have heard from our diving guests at least a million of absolutely amazing experiences from this dive site. To be honest, sometimes it was pretty hard for me to listen to their stories (you see, it’s not always easy to smile at guests when you envy them so much and would immediately swap sweating on a chair in a dive center for a nice trip to Nusa Penida and, as a bonus, enjoy a dive with giant manta rays).

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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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Scuba Diving With Health Issues

Let us start by saying that you don’t need to be a triathlon athlete to be able to go scuba diving. Children as young as 10 years can obtain their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Nonetheless scuba diving is a sport that definitely requires good health. Some of you need to be extra vigilant, as there are a few conditions that will require an evaluation by a doctor before you can go diving.  Here is a list of the most prominent health issues that should be taken into consideration before planning your scuba vacation.

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How much weight does a scuba diver need?

How much weight should I need for scuba diving? This can be considered one of the most common questions asked by scuba divers. As a scuba diver, you need to be equipped with the right weight in order to have the best diving experience.

Plenty of methods are available for the scuba divers to determine how much weight they need. However, it is important to figure out how you can keep away from being significantly over-weighted or under-weighted, as both of these problems can cause a diver to use waste energy in order to maintain neutral buoyancy.

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How Scuba Divers Enter The Water

How do scuba divers enter the water? This is one of the most common questions asked by beginner scuba divers. In fact, there are four prominent methods that scuba divers use to enter the water. While they might prefer one above the other, the actual entry method will also depend on the type of the boat they dive from, the water conditions, the depth on the dive site and so on. Here is a list of the four methods that scuba divers should master in order to enter the water and embark on another exciting scuba diving adventure.

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How to Master Underwater Navigation

Basic Tips To Navigate While Scuba Diving

Proper scuba diving requires you to master a number of techniques including the ability to navigate underwater. When people talk about going underwater to witness the majestic views of marine life, they mainly discuss the preparation of diving equipment, how to maneuver in the water, and how long the breathing technique can help them to postpone resurfacing. Navigation is also an essential factor to determine whether you will love or hate the experience.

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