Things to do in Bali: Diving & Snorkelling

Do’s & Don’ts when snorkeling in Bali & Indonesia

The most important tipps before you get started snorkeling in Bali and Indonesia

First time snorkeling in Bali? The most important tipps before you get started

In case you bring your own mask, you can put tooth paste on them overnight and clean it up again the next day, before snorkeling. If you rent some, simply spit into the mask and spread. Before you put the mask on again, wash it throughly. You find that disgusting? Baby shampoo or shower gel do the same job. But pay attention: you have to wash it all out, otherwise your eyes will burn!

current, swell, rain, wind, trash

It’s best to ask the locals about the flow pattern. ‘Arus die mana?’ which means ‘Where is the current?’. Tipp: if you notice a change in temperature on the surface of the water, you most likely find yourself right into a current.

Obviously, the view is not as good as normally, depending on the force of the rain. Despite that, you are able to see underwater when diving a little bit deeper.

Better let your your credit cards and passport at your accommodation. Ask in a local Warung at your spot, if they take your bags. Also, just ask other people on the beach to keep an eye on your tings.

Masks, snorkels and fins are available for rental at every spot. Other than that, just ask at your guesthouse or simply bring your own snorkeling equipment.

There are two easy tricks: Put the mask onto your face and breathe through your nose. Does it keep tight? In case the answer is yes, it fits. Put one fin on and lift your heel. Does it stick to your foot? In case it doesn’t, the fins are too large.




Besides sunscreen you should also wear a rashguard. Due to sun reflection in the water you can easily get sun burnt while snorkeling, as the sun is even stronger.

The easiest way is to fix the snorkle onto your mask and then you put the mask around your neck. Keep waiting till the wave sequence is is weak. Let the waves fade and then let’s go! Take your flippers in your hands and enter the water. Better don’t do that with the flippers on, it will probably go wrong. Start to swim a little bit in order to not be catched by the breakers. Now you are ready to put on your flippers and your mask.

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