Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our frequently asked questions page. If you can’t find the answer to a question then please feel free to contact us either by phone on 62 361 270852 or by using the contact us link at the top or bottom of every page.

General Inquiries

Can you arrange accommodation for me?

Yes, we are more than happy to arrange accommodation for you, ranging from guesthouses for those on a budget to luxury accommodation in top of the range international beach resorts. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste and requirements.

Do you organise hotel transfers?

Blue Season Bali provides free transfers for all of our diving guests located in the South of Bali. For those who wish to stay further afield arranging transport for a small additional fee is no problem.

What time will you pick me up and what time will I get back?

Approximate pick-up times are as follows :

  • Nusa Dua / Tanjung Benoa : 06:30 – 06:45
  • Kuta : 06:30 – 06:45
  • Sanur : 07:00 – 07:15

We ask you to give our office a call (270852) the evening before diving to confirm your pickup time. It will be approximately as above but we will not be 100% sure until the day before.

What do I get included in a day trip?

Every Day Diving trip includes dive equipment, all transfers, lunch, drinks, beach towels, certified PADI Divemaster / Instructor guide, dive insurance, porter fees, park entry fees, taxes and service charges.

Why are some Diving Centers much cheaper than others?

One difference is that some diving centres do not tell you about all the costs involved. So, when you make the booking, it costs a certain amount, and when you get to the dive centre, you have to pay for different extras which make the difference in the end. Be careful, if the price sounds very inexpensive it might not include everything. You might end up paying more than you expected.

The cost we quote is the price you pay, there are no hidden extras.

Another reason is that many companies do not invest in top quality instructors. Blue Season Bali has the best quality dive staff from all over the world to ensure that your diving experience is a great adventure.

We have good quality, safe and well maintained equipment, as well as insurance, reliable boats and engines, and put safety and high quality service as top priorities.

Dive gear, what is supplied and what should I bring?

Blue Season Bali will supply you with all the diving equipment you will need.

Wetsuits:

If you are lucky enough to own a wetsuit and you wish to bring it with you then we recommend the following.

Menjangan and Tulamben: from 3 mm to 5 mm (water temperature is usually between 27 and 29 degrees)

At Nusa Penida a 3 mm is normally sufficient for non Mola Mola seasonal dives. During the Mola Mola season a 5 mm is fine if you are only diving for a couple of days, but if you are planning to stay longer and you usually feel the cold, you might also enjoy a 7 mm or at least bring with you a hood (the water here can drop to below 20 degrees!) Mola Mola season runs from July through to October.

Other equipment:

Of course you are more than welcome to bring any of your own equipment. All of your equipment will be washed for you at the end of every day by one of our dive team. If you are with us for more than a day or two then we will store your equipment overnight in our secure equipment room.

Do I need to bring along my dive certification card and logbook?

You should bring your certification card and log book to verify your diving experience.

I lost my Certification card how can I get it replaced?

If you would like to dive with us and are PADI certified then our instructors can check your details online with PADI Dive Check. We can order replacement cards for you directly through the PADI website.

What are the approximate distances between diving locations?

By car:
Airport/ South Bali to Tulamben: 2 hours
Airport/ South Bali to Amed: 2 hours
Airport/ South Bali to Padang Bai: 45/ 50 minutes
Airport/ South Bali to The Menjangan: 4 hours
Menjangan to Tulamben: 3 – 4hours

By boat:
Sanur harbour to Nusa Lembongan / Nusa Penida: 30-40 minutes

Please remember that car time may vary due to unexpected ceremonies along the road. In that case, don’t lose your patience; take your camera and catch some memories!

Do you provide diver insurance?

Diver insurance is included for all guests. Our insurance is provided by JP Insurance.

Which Languages do the dive team speak?

English and Japanese is spoken throughout all of our facilities in South and North Bali. We also have a wide range of languages available such as Chinese, German, French, Dutch, and of course Indonesian. At the moment of the booking please advise us which language you prefer.

Do you have Nitrox available?

Yes, we have Nitrox tanks available for trips leaving from South Bali. Please let us know at the time of booking and we will prepare the tanks the night before ready for your days diving.
Not sure what Nitrox is or want to become certified? More information can be found here.

Do your tanks have INT or DIN valves?

All our tanks have INT valves or convertible valves (both INT and DIN). DIN adapters are available upon request.

Are you vessels equipped for emergencies?

All our vessels carry oxygen, first aid equipment, emergency signalling devices, life jackets, life buoys and communication equipment. Our safety procedures aboard these vessels ensure a smooth, safe and efficient trip to the dive sites around the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida region.

Do you promote eco friendly diving practices?

Blue Season Bali actively promotes eco friendly dive practices in all of our dive trips and PADI programs.

Is there anything to do for non-divers?

Bali is the most popular holiday destination in the whole of South East Asia. The undeniable allure of the breathtaking panoramas and stunning flora and fauna make people return again and again.

Of course there is also the cultural side of life on the island of the Gods: Balinese dance, artwork and architecture give the island its unique fascination. There are also other sports such as rafting, trekking, biking and surfing for those that love the outdoors. Activities at a slightly more relaxed pace would include cooking classes, massage sessions, spas, beauty salons and shopping!
If you need any help with arranging some tours or alternative activities (many choices also for kids!) Please contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you

How do I book?

Thankfully booking is easy.

Either contact us directly by phone on 62 361 270852, or use any one of the contact buttons located at the top and bottom of each page.

Once we are in touch, we will be able to quickly guide you through the booking process and arrange with you when you want to start your adventure.

All programs which include accommodation require a 40% deposit. The balance of the payment can then be made upon arrival in Bali.

How do I pay?

When you arrive at the dive school we can accept the following payment methods:

Cash : Most major currencies are accepted.
Credit Card : there is no credit card surcharge for programs offered at published price, although a 3.5% charge applies to our promotional and discounted offers.

We can also accept bank transfers and PayPal payments. Any bank transfer fees are to be paid by the guest.

You can also contact us by phone if you have any questions or require more details. 62 361 270852

Courses

Can anyone learn to dive?

Anybody can learn to dive assuming they meet the age and medical requirements set forth by PADI. Diving is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, covering all demographics.

Do I need a medical certificate to dive in Bali?

Of course you must be generally healthy.

At the time of booking we will send you a medical checklist for you to complete. If you can answer no to all of the questions then you are clear to dive.

If you answer yes to any questions then you must get a medical certificate to say you are fit to dive.

How old do you have to be to dive?

Anybody above the age of 10 can learn to dive and enjoy the ocean.

Younger kid aged 8 and 9 can also get a taste of what diving is all about by joining either the PADI Bubblemaker or Seal team programs which are all conducted in the safety of our on site swimming pool.

There is no upper age limit other than being able to fulfill the performance requirements for the course.

Is it difficult to learn SCUBA diving?

It’s easier than you imagine, especially if you’re already comfortable in the water. PADI’s entry-level diver course is split into knowledge development (classroom), confined water (pool) skill training and four scuba training dives (Ocean). The course is ‘performance based,’ which means that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill development.

How long does it take to learn to dive?

In order to get your diving license it can take from two days to become a, PADI Scuba Diver, to four days to gain a PADI Open Water Diver certification. We are also able to offer flexible scheduling for those who cannot do the course all at once. PADI courses are ‘performance based,’ which means that you only earn your scuba certification when you demonstrate that you have mastered the required skills and knowledge. Some people learn faster than others, so how long it takes you may vary.

Do I have to be a good swimmer to be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver?

You do not need to be a good swimmer to complete the PADI Open Water Course. It is required that you to be able to snorkel for 300m and float on the surface for 10 minutes.

What is included in the course?

All of our PADI Dive courses include transfers, lunch, drinks, beach towels, certified PADI Instructor, PADI training material for you to keep, certification, dive insurance, porter fees, park entry fees, taxes and service charges.

Is scuba diving dangerous?

Not really. Statistics show that recreational scuba diving is about as safe as swimming. Certainly there are potential hazards (which are why you need training and certification) but like driving a car, as long as you follow the rules and use common sense, it’s pretty safe.

Where will I dive?

Blue Season Bali only chooses the best possible dive sites to conduct our PADI training dives.

The biodiversity in the waters around Bali is some of the best in the world. Please spend some time browsing around the dive trips section of the website to get more information.

How are Diving Courses structured?

To find out more about how each course is structured please look at the following links:

Will my Instructor be with me at all times?

For all PADI courses your instructor will be with you to ensure a fantastic adventure underwater!

Ready to try out some of the fantastic scuba diving in Bali?
Get in touch with us today.