Have you ever been on a dive and have to ascend before you’ve seen everything you want to see? On many dives, there is so much ground to cover you may feel like you could never see it all. There is good news though. There is a way to cover more ground and see more in the time you have underwater.
Statistics show that most people who get PADI dive certifications are in their late 20’s. In general, this is a time before people settle down so they can enjoy more freedom and exploration. However, PADI statistics show that after certification many divers don’t carry on diving regularly or stop altogether. In fact, the average numbers of dives per year is just 8! Let’s delve a little deeper into this and find out why people stop diving and how to make sure you keep up your dive skills after certification. (more…)
If you’re thinking of getting qualified to dive or have just got your certification, there are some things to keep in mind. Diving is an amazing hobby, but there is also a very serious side to it. As a beginner it’s very important to focus and learn. As you gain more experience everything will start to become second nature. Here are our 7 essential tips for beginner divers. (more…)
It is the ambition of many divers to dive with the giant oceanic sunfish or mola-mola. Luckily, Gangga Divers at Lotus Bungalows Candidasa is perfectly located to know exactly the time and places to dive in the mola-mola season. In the 1000-metre deep channel between Candidasa and Nusa Penida these incredible fish pass by during the months of June-November. So, what makes these fish so special? Here are 10 fascinating facts about mola-mola that will make you want to dive with them even more! (more…)
When you learn to dive one of the most important things you’ll be taught is your 5-point pre-dive safety check. This is often referred to as the buddy check because it will be done with your dive buddy. This set of checks, which can be remembered with the acronym BWRAF, will be the very last thing you do before you enter the water. (more…)