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book watersports in advance...or when we're there?

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book watersports in advance...or when we're there?


we're staying at the melia benoa next month and was wondering whether it would work out better to book activities there, or in advance?

I've found the following in allbalitours.com

One round Parasailing ($12), 15 minutes Banana Boat ($10), 15 minutes Jet Ski ($18) - OR $30 IN A PACKAGE

Glass Bottom Boat & Turtle Island (15), Snorkeling (15), one round Donut Boat (12), Banana Boat (10), Jet Sky (18) - OR $40 IN A PACKAGE...

Leeds, UK
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1. Re: book watersports in advance...or when we're there?

Hi kay - just organise everything when you get there. All water sports can be organised quite spontaneously with little or no notice, and in fact you may be approached when sat on the beach anyway.

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There is an water sport centre right next to the hotel, easy to walk from the back of the hotel along the beach. Definitely wait until you get to Bali.

Do not accept the price quoted, you can haggle over the price and it is generally 50% or less from the initial price. We paid £20 for 4 people to Turtle Island, snorkeling in a glass boat but only 3 people snorkelled and we had our equipment. However, the snorkelling was not worthwhile as it is in the sea, the water is not calm and it is not clear water. We came out of the water after 10 minute.

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Hi Kay you can get your water sports directly on the beach talk to other guests at your hotel as to how much everyone is paying how ever some of or probaply most of them are a bit doggey :ie equipment insurance ect I recommend bali jet set marine and dive check the web site, loacted in Tanjung benoa not far from you.They are American owned and have good new equipment you can book on the net and pay when you go or book when there check the reviews on T/A enjoy

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Hi Kay, book all your entertainment over there often your driver will neg a better price also they often get a bit of a kick back which helps them, our driver last time told us that he gets points for every person he brings to water bomb park and once he gets a certain number (can't remmeber off hand) his whole family get a day there inc food, they would not be able to go any other way so it's a good way to help a local and get a good price!

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5. Re: book watersports in advance...or when we're there?

We just did banana boat riding yesterday and booked it about an hour before we wanted to do it. We were staying at Novotel Benoa and the watersports centre was right next door. Too easy!

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