Okay, you want to snorkel in Bali?
What do you need?
Nice to have
Weight belt and weights ( a plastic bag with sand or rocks tied to your belt does the trick)
Anti fogging spray
Where do I get this gear?
For a perfect fit and health reasons, I bring my own gear
Hire – check gear before committing yourself – does it work ( no leaks)? does it fit ( too tight, too loose)?
If on a tour, the gear is included but still check beforehand
Buy in Bali – in the supermarkets, as yet, I have only seen poor quality gear
Take only photographs
Do not step on coral getting in and out of the water
Fresh water rinse helps for marine biters eg lice
Fresh water rinse your gear (lasts longer)
Ask locals/tourists before you enter the water – get info on currents, best time, any stingers?
Get into trouble raise your hand (you might be lucky that someone can help)
Know how to swim and know the limits of your swimming (currents can get very strong with a tide/wind/swell change or just by going beyond the shelter of a bay)
Taking kids out
Great shared bonding experience
Younger kids prefer goggles to mask and snorkel
Take a body board – floatation and helps if a problem eg kids get tired, warns boats
Where can I snorkel?
Areas good for snorkelling are:
North bali – lovina, pemuteran, menjangan
The west coast is too murky