International Foods to Try Once in Your Life Time When Travelling Overseas

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Exploring and learning is your supposed goals when it comes to travelling abroad. You can do it by trying various foods at every place you visit. It is a great way to open your mind and become more aware of culture diversity around the world.

There are many ways you can enjoy foods while travelling such as by dining in fancy restaurant, sampling at local food festivals, or strolling down food stalls.

International foods to try in a trip - Meze

You can even meet the locals and learn how to make their specialties from them. Who knows maybe you can revive the recipe once you get back home. It can help you to flashback good memories of place you visited.

6 international foods deserve a try during your trip

There are various dishes all over the world and here are foods you need to try at least once in your life time when travelling abroad:

  1. Completo is a hotdog topped with avocado, tomatoes, sauerkraut, and mayonnaise. It is Chilean hotdog but in twice the size of American hotdog. It is already known internationally that Chile is one of the highest avocado producing countries in the world. Thus, it is common to include avocado in various meals when visiting Chile.
  2. Meze is one of the most recommended foods you should try especially when you are visiting Middle East and Mediterranean. It is similar to Spanish tapas. However, Meze is also made and served in various ingredients. It can include labne or strained yoghurt cheese, muhammara or hot pepper dip with breadcrumbs and walnuts, baba ghanoush or seasoned diced eggplant, and many more options.
  3. Kangaroo meat is a must try food when you visit Australia. The benefit of Kangaroo is that it is high in protein and low in fat. It can be roasted, skewered, and many more. To get the best flavor, Kangaroo meat is best cooked medium rare to medium.
  4. Next recommended food to try while travelling abroad is churro. The best place to savor the sweet delicacy is Spain. This crispy pastry is best served with a cup of steaming hot chocolate. Spaniards enjoy churros and hot chocolate for breakfast. This can be a great idea for you to choose the right menu for your breakfast while you are in Spain.
  5. Lobster rolls are a must eat food when you visit USA especially for seafood enthusiast. Lobster rolls are toasted hot dog bun which is lightly buttered then stuffed with claw, knuckle and tail meat of lobster. They are also filled with celery, butter, scallion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, as well as pepper. They are also often served with fries, chips, or pickles.
  6. Spring rolls from Vietnam are already popular. The Vietnamese call it as nem nuong cuon. They are a grilled pork sausage wrapped in rice paper and filled with lettuce, carrot, cucumber, daikon, and mint. They are usually served with special sauce. There is also similar dish called goi cuon. However, it is added with shrimp as basic ingredients along with pork.

When The Best Times To Get Portable Double Hammock?

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Before, I have been posted about the portable double hammock and a touring couple will be the perfect match. You know that you may are dreaming about it as well, right? Who doesn’t really want it knowing that there will be someone accompany you in your trip? And what if that will be the special one for you? That will be the awesome thing to make your life even beautiful.

Many of us have been traveling as a couple, you know it as something you need to get more beautiful experiences with someone you love. Sadly, we are also provided with some of the limitations such as the travel gears and items that can’t be used by the couple (separated usage) or even when you can use the items together, they are too heavy to bring with. That is why the portable double hammock is something that make the dream of couples realized.

When you need to buy the portable double hammock?

Portable double hammock is as light as it needs to be so you won’t be worried about its weight. When you have decided to go out there as the partner or couple in a trip consist of two person, then there will only be one person who are bringing it in the backpack or bag. And the last one person surely will carry the other necessary items.

I know that each of us are capable to make decision for bringing our own hammock, but if you are as the couple, then takes only one portable double hammock is really recommended. It is because you both can use or sleep in it without worry about anything. That’s why it came, it helps people who need to sleep in a hammock that is possible to be used by two person.

So, if you are the type of a guy or girl who are mostly finding yourself traveling as a couple, then it will be the first of the best times to buy your own portable double hammock.

The next thing to concern is that you don’t have to get a boyfriend or the girlfriend first just to get your own portable double hammock. No, it is really doesn’t works like that! Anyone can still buy it even if they have no experiences in romance before, at all. Never limit yourself in it!

You don’t have to think about its size as well since it may a bit bigger than a hammock for a single size, you really don’t. Since it mostly will only differ in the width, so you don’t have to think about who will accompany you inside your portable double hammock. This is really the opposite of the first best times to buy a hammock as I have explained before and for me, I think that what I meant is relevant.

Now, you have known the second best times to get a portable double hammock even though it is really the otherwise of the first point. It is because there may chances that we need more items to be put inside a hammock, so we need more rooms for them.

Even though you are only possible to get a trip once in a month, then you may will use the portable double hammock in your home. You may want to sleep in it once or couple of times in a week to find or make your own comfort.

There may also people who can’t really make a good social life so they can’t invite the other person to join in. It can be the person who has the social introversion that mostly likes to be alone and prefers to get away from the crowd. If you are the type of that introversion guy, try to get your own portable double hammock while thinking that the rest of the rooms besides you is provided for someone. Who ever it is. It is just the simple way to make your self a bit opened from your mind’s point of view and who know it may helps you in the future.

The last point I have just explained can be the three best times to buy the portable double hammock based on our situation and can be the last point for this post. If you have another point of view, you can always telling me anytime.

Tips to Have Slow travel Properly

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You may have experienced extreme exhaustion or fatigue after having a vacation. You take a vacation to have fun and recharge your spirit but it won’t do when you feel more exhausted after. This may be due to the fact that you travel in such a rush. You follow hectic schedule when you are having vacation then moving from one place to another in frantic pace. Well, this will definitely make you feel even more exhausted when you back at home. That is why you might a well consider slow traveling which has become a good option chosen by many travelers these days. In slow travelling, there is no rush or frantic movements. Everything is done slowly and leisurely. Thus, you won’t abuse your body.

Tips to Have Slow travel Properly

Tips for slow travelling

Lots of travelers have proven the magic of slow travel. Thus, more travelers are more curious to find out and experience the art of slow travel themselves. Remember that the magic in slow travelling is not on the destination. It is more like your mindset in being more aware and appreciative of your surrounding at a relaxed pace. Thus, it will open your eyes to see more when you visit new places and you will learn more about the new cultures. You will also be able to form strong connection with the local people as well as the environment. Everything is done in less stressful ways. Here are some tips for you to do slow travel the right way so you can experience the magic of it:

  • First is about accommodation. To go slow travelling, it is highly recommended to choose vacation rentals. It is considered to be more cost efficient than hotels especially slow travel means you need to stay longer. Thus, vacation rental will provide you more spacious and homey vibes which can make you feel comfortable during your stay. Make sure to book it in advance especially if you are going to travel in peak season.
  • Next is about food. Slow travel also means including the spirit of slow food. Thus, it is recommended to buy local ingredients from local market. You can join the locals at fish market in early morning and buy fresh fish to cook. Or, you can also try to visit a place where regional cuisine is served.
  • Next is about transportation. Slow travel doesn’t mean you have to choose slow transportation. However, it is recommended to choose comfortable and efficient transport so you can cut cost or reduce carbon emission. If your destination is within walking distance than it is more recommended reaching it on foot. It is healthier indeed.
  • Next is about preparation. Slow travel is more relaxing because you don’t have to be in a constant rush. However, you need to be aware that you are going to stay longer at your travel destination. Thus, make sure you pack everything you will need. Most travelers take a week to spend for low travelling. It depends on individual preference but be sure that you’ve got everything right.

 

7 Types of People You Meet in Komodo Diving Liveaboard

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For an avid diver, there no adventure as thrilling as submerging yourself underneath the deep blue sea, swimming against swift currents and gliding through the water with hundreds of fishes. Underwater scenery can get even more vibrant when you dive around Komodo’s world class diving sites, which located right in the heart of coral triangle. The ocean is brimming with chromatic corals, fishes, pelagic, and other exotic creatures who enjoy the protection of the National Park. One of the most popular way to enjoy Komodo’s underwater beauty is by having a multiple day trip with Komodo diving liveaboard.

One of the great thing about having a Komodo trip with liveaboard is that you are given a chance to meet all like minded people from all walks of life who share a same passion for the ocean. But here’s this thing. The thing about being confined on a ship for four to seven days with these people is you are “forced” to know their true color. Some will make a new strong bond, other will make you wish a room to escape. Either way, learning how to interact with these people will improve your diving life aboard experience.

7 Types of People You Meet in Komodo Diving Liveaboard

The First Timer Diver

In any Komodo diving liveaboard, there will likely be at least one first timer diver that’s probably still completing their course. Some diving liveaboard in Labuan Bajo are also operating as a dive center. Their chest is filled with anxiety and excitement all at once. If you are an experienced diver, offers them a little help and guidance—they will really appreciate it.

The Loud Families

Well, with the rare dragon, outlandish beauty, and brilliant water, it’s no surprising that more families are taking their children to a Komodo liveaboard trip. Some of these families, however, happens to be the loudest member of the liveaboard. Especially when the children are running around and squealing with over excitement, and the parents are trying to stop them with high-pitch yelling.

The Geeky Diver

They are the only person on board who constantly throw around decompression theories and complicated terms. It’s not surprising that they happen to own the best diving gadget in the boat.

The Grounded Loner

While the rest of the group are busy bonding, the grounded loner always seems a little bit detached for the rest of the group. They can perform an excellent teamwork underwater, but when it’s time to surface, they are nowhere to be found.  Maybe they love me time so much. Maybe they are just introverted and awkward. Either way, they are probably a solo traveler who rather keep their own company and indulge themselves in relaxing spot of the Komodo diving liveaboard, away from the hustle and bustle of the group.

The Experienced

In any diving liveaboard, there will be at least someone who seems to have dive deeper, travel farther, and know how to handle the water better than anyone else. It’s the experienced diver, and your diving buddy is absolutely one of them! Listen to what they say!

The Young and Living to the Fullest

Ah. No one can deny that the wild Komodo National Park is a magnet for the young and adventurous. They love to start every dive (and trek) with “Yahooo!” and get excited for every activities. These young soul are among the first to accept thrilling challenge, like drift diving or stand up paddling.

The Everybody’s Buddy

There will always be one person who seems like the glue of everyone. They can always find a topic and befriend everyone in the liveaboard in less than six hours. Whenever they are not around, the boat suddenly feels dry. 

Can you identify yourself with one of these type?

Avoid Exceeding Your Plane’s Luggage Weight – Here’s How

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Exceeding your luggage worth restriction is a nothing sort of a nightmarish experience. One solution to this that has always been preached by every travel bloggers known on earth is the two-word magical phrase; packing light! Packing light has been nothing sort of an art form. It sounds simple.

How to avoid exceeding your plane's luggage weight

Bring less, use organizers, use scales, and so forth—but the practice is way more difficult, and well, takes practice. So when the practice of packing light itself is not as easy as it sounds, where do you start in order not to exceed your luggage weight?

Check with your airlines

On top of the international regulation, make sure that you have the specific information. Visiting your airline’s website is usually sufficient to yield you the information you needed. Call your airlines if you’re unsure.

Get the appropriate bag

One of the fastest way to pack lighter is well, to reduce the size of you bag! If you’re used to bringing huge bags, change your habits by changing your bag. The bigger the bag means more room. More room means more urges to fill it with your stuff. More stuff means more weight. And so on. Before you know it, you’re already exceeding your weight limits.

Get a luggage scale

A straightforward way to find out whether you exceed limits. Get a luggage scale that is portable as well. It’d be a good investment to bring on your many travels.

This item may prove to be particularly useful if you especially love shopping and/or plan to shop a lot in your destination.

Even though you did not exceed the luggage weight during your departure to your destination, that does not mean you’re fine during the time going home. The condition of your luggage and the total of your belongings may very well be very different.

Having a luggage scale is going to be very handy in helping you know the exact weight of your luggage; whether you can squeeze more of that souvenir in.

Minimum to no toiletries

Only bring toiletries once you’re sure if the place you’re staying in will not provide it. But even then, consider that you can always buy these items at the nearest mini market in your destination. For items such as razors, toothbrushes, and toothpastes, your hotel or resorts would likely have them, so it’s not necessary for you to bring them.

Don’t bring items “just in case”

This is basically the same as “what-ifs” item—in the end, it’s going to cost you space and impose more weight. Things such as umbrella, that extra piece of clothes (“I don’t know whether I’m going to use it but—just in case!”), and everything that could possibly load your baggage. Just don’t bring it. Have a packing list and bring the most essential ones with you.

Compartmentalize your belongings

Take full advantage of packing organizers such as the packing cubes. They’re going to change the way you travel and pack. Travel organizers have been known to prevent overpacking. They also serve their purposes well in organizing your luggage and would minimize the frustration of digging through the endless lump of stuff and clothes.

Stay Together With Your Group In 8 Bedroom Villa Seminyak

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Did you know that when you are in Bali, you can even get the 8 bedroom villa at Seminyak? What a good news especially for those who are travelling with their family members for a special occasion like the wedding as many travellers have done that. This is also should be the great idea where you won’t worry anymore when visiting Bali with all your friends.

The connecting door and private pools in 8 bedroom villa Seminyak

I don’t know how many people you have came with to Bali before or how many you will bring later, but as you may have thought that you are now have a big place to go.

I won’t give you big expectation that you will later rent such luxury and private resort even if you can affords one. That’s the different thing. So that, I will tell you that it is the interconnected villa where there will be 1, 2, 3 and more bedrooms will be connected and then you will get your own 8 bedroom villa Seminyak.

From my some previous posts, I have been published about this villa that named as the Hu’u Villas Bali. Most of the offers you will get is simply just the 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms villa such other same type accommodations with luxury design.

All the villas are nearby the beach where the Seminyak village itself located. And if you are willing to go to the beach, you will only walk for around some times that won’t even up to 5 minutes. When you are walking to it with your family or friends, I think that will be one of the memorable fun moment right before doing what you are willing to do.

Some travellers are need to be their own self and some are feeling happy when they can be staying together and make a crowd with their best partners. If you are included into the second type, then reserving an 8 bedroom villa at Seminyak will really the perfect deal where there aren’t many such accommodation offer in Bali.

I think it is just like anywhere else in this world where the top 3 accommodation offers based on their bedrooms will only guide you to find the 1 bedroom villa, 2 and of course the 3 bedrooms. I have no idea where else you can get this special interconnected villa that allowing you to have more than 5 bedrooms.

I wouldn’t dare to say that it is the only 8 bedroom villa Seminyak in Bali. But since the concept is still quiet the rare thing as I believe in Bali, then it can be more special to stay in. Simply search for the same or related accommodation on internet, then the options won’t be as many as the top three accommodations as I have mentioned on above.

It can be caused by the travellers themselves that mostly were coming with only a friend or two. Not really can be considered as a group of travellers. Over time, it may hasn’t the same like when the high season is coming. Many people are even visiting with dozens of people in a group. Sometimes, hotel rooms are full booked that seems to be there won’t any place for them to go. And sometimes, they may just need to experience the different stays.

Anyway, since this 8 bedroom villa Seminyak has its own private pool, no need to worry that the pool can be full booked as well. There will always enough rooms in the pool where you can move as you want. It is because each rooms will have their own private pool. This is the interesting thing knowing that a small party with your group can be held besides the pools as well as inside the villa.

How to Treat Muscle Cramps Caused Travelling

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Muscle cramps can happen anytime not only during travel. However, long travel can cause it to happen even more. When you travel by car or plane especially during peak season, it is easy to suffer from muscle cramps. It is not only uncomfortable but also painful. It is hard for you to keep up with your journey when you get muscle cramps. It can also ruin your mood during travel. Getting stuck in a car or plane for hours is likely to make you have muscle cramps in many areas of your body. Exploring different locations of tourist attraction by foot is fun since you can find many more interesting things. However, you may get muscle cramps especially at night.

How to Treat Muscle Cramps Caused Travelling

Preventing and Dealing with muscle cramps during travel

Even if you are seasoned travelers, having muscle cramps sometimes is inevitable. You need to teach yourself how to treat it especially when you are travelling alone. Of course there are many kinds of drugs you can buy at a drugstore to make it go away. However, you can also try these tips:

  • Prolonged sitting is one of the most common causes of muscle cramps. Therefore, it is highly suggested to be proactive during travel, especially when you travel during high season. It is important to prevent yourself from having muscle cramps by stretching and slow walking before you set out. You can do it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Thus, your muscles will be loosen and your blood will low properly.
  • If your trip takes few hours before arrive at your destination, make sure you don’t keep your position the same the entire journey. You need to change your position at least in every 20 minutes by standing up, stretching, etc. You can also massage your legs occasionally. When you arrive at your destination, give yourself few minutes before taking a walk. Then, you can take a brisk walk to make your muscle ready and warming up.
  • Muscle cramp can be caused by exhaustion. Thus, it is recommended to pack healthy snacks for your travel. Thus, you can recharge your energy when needed. There are also foods that can help you prevent and even relieve muscle cramps. They are seeds, nuts, or fruits like bananas which are source of calcium, magnesium and potassium. However, there are also foods that you need to avoid during travel such as grains, alcohol, high-sugar foods, and pasteurized dairy. They can higher the risk of getting muscle cramps during travel.
  • Dehydration is also common reason behind muscle cramps. When you have to take a long flight without drinking enough water then you will suffer from muscle cramps. Therefore, make sure to pack enough water for your travel. It is highly suggested to take low-sugar beverages though. Alcohol is a big no for travelling since it can higher the chance of you getting muscle cramps instead. Healthy beverages are good for your body. Thus, make sure to drink enough water before and during travelling.

 

Komodo Boat, A Vessel to Reveal A Fantastic Park Adventures

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The land of Komodo dragon is not only blessed with the prehistoric giant lizard, but is also overflown with breathtaking landscape and lively marine life. Komodo has too much to offer and there’s no way you can taste it all in one single day. Obviously, the right way to do a proper adventure in Komodo is by taking a sailing trip in a Komodo boat. Picture the wooden phinisi boat that match perfectly with the Jurassic-esque scene, gleaming azure water dropping in the background, and the majestic encounters with outlandish beasts, both on land or beneath the waves.

Komodo Boat, A Vessel to Reveal A Fantastic Park Adventures

If you are a sucker for exploration, this sailing trip could feel much like an expedition to eccentric wildlife than a leisure holiday. The exotic landscape is not only here for a pleasing show. It’s a safeguard for many exotic and rare creatures that will probably vanished should they are exposed to modern civilisations.  Here is a glimpse of wild wonderland that has long been hidden in Indonesian frontier.

A fantastic park to launch uncanny adventures

Komodo is surely the place to experience a real life experience of Jurassic Park mixed with a little touch of Fantastic Beast and How to Find Them. No kidding. These jagged and grotesque savannah islands seems like the land that slipped before time. And between the wild outdoors, fantastic creatures creeps and glide, living their best lives under the protection of UNESCO and  Indonesian government. Our main star, the Komodo dragons, lurks amidst the tropical forest of Komodo Island and Rinca Island; hunting the deers and doing their best as the official national animal.

Komodo boat is your ticket to wander around the rich sea

Venturing the region with Komodo National Park with Komodo boat will not only get you the sight of majestic Komodo dragons, but also other marvellous creatures. Underneath the azure ocean, array of chromatic corals awaits. Once you take a deep plunge, the marine life reveals a technicolor life with greater diversity than the land above. The water is clear with high visibility and it’s a great place to hunt (and by hunt we meant sightseeing from afar) dugongs, pelagic, and hundred years old turtles. The Komodo’s water is warm and it’s a meeting point of two currents, bringing in rich nutrient planktons that makes the ocean blooms with life. The coral covers sustains thousands of fishes of many species, including tuna, sweetlips, surgeonfish, napoleon wrasse, and other school of fishes that seems busy crossing the sea.

Above them all is our A-list celebrity, the great Manta Rays who definitely sit on everyone’s list after the dragons. There’s a special place in Komodo National Park where divers love to jump from their Komodo boat and wait for the Manta Rays passing—the phenomenal Manta Point. A favourite cleaning station for the Manta, this shallow open water spot is located between Rinca Island and Komodo Island with less than 30 feet depth. Coral beds featuring the forever shape-shifting anemones, clownfish, and turtles munching seaweeds will entertain you until the majestic Manta makes its graceful greets, gliding effortlessly in the middle of the bluish world.

Komodo National Park is really a place where mother nature audaciously let out its magic. 

Souvenir Ideas from These 5 Countries

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Travelling will be incomplete without you buying authentic goods from your destination. There are many things to buy when you travel. However, most travelers sometimes are too occupied to think of what they really want to buy. Well, this is not a big deal but buying souvenir from where you travel can be considered as a great thing to remind yourself. Besides, people you love at home are always eager to find out what you buy from your vacation. If you can give them souvenir other than fridge magnet then they will surely more elated. Of course, there is nothing wrong with buying keychain or fridge magnet as souvenir for people waiting for you at home. But do you think it is a little too ordinary?

Authentic souvenir you can buy from these 5 countries

Every place has its special features including its authentic good to buy by tourists. Small accessories are the most popular type of souvenir bought by tourists. However, there are also other things you can buy from these 7 countries if you happen to visit one of them:

  • Austria is a wonderful country where you can enjoy lots of interesting tourist attraction. This is a travel destination for those who seek for more peaceful place with fewer crowds. Aside from its beauty you can enjoy during travelling, you can also buy its authentic souvenir in a form of Mozarkugeln or people also call it Mozart Balls. It is chocolate coated with truffles and filled with pistachio-flavored marzipan and nougat. The golden wraps just make those little balls more appetizing.
  • When you visit Turkey, there are many things you can buy. You won’t run out of option. There are glass lamps, hand-woven carpet, etc. However, you can also choose the simple but authentic good to buy as souvenir in a form of Turkish Delights. They are sold per kilogram so you can buy as you need.
  • Portugal is a great country where you can enjoy the richness of architectures while wandering around the town. Amongst all interesting goodies you can buy as souvenir, it is highly recommended to buy local wine. Portugal is home to some port wines where it produces the finest wine. You can buy wine produced in Duoro Valley. Enjoy this sweet drink with our beloved once you back at home.
  • Norway is great travel destination especially during winter. The vibe of romantic and peaceful vacation is prominent. This is also where you can buy some epic winter-wear. There is already famous brand of winter-wear in Norway called Dale of Norway. It is trusted quality knitwear which has been everyone’s favorite. Buy yourself and your beloved the comfiest knitwear to stay warm.
  • Kenya is exotic place where you can see the wildlife itself. This country is mesmerizing with its natural beauty. Travelers called adrenaline junkies or adventurers will be delighted to visit this place. Besides, there is also authentic souvenir to buy in a form of coffee beans since this country is one of the most distinctive coffee producer.

Stunning Spots Adventure Scuba Diving Bali To Explore

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When there is a first time crashing into the water and exploring the underwater, there is a separate sensation that is different from other activities. Equipped with diving skill training, it allows you to be confident to explore many of the best dive spots. The more adventure scuba diving, the more you want to know more diving skills.

Adventure scuba diving bali

Scuba diving is a great experience and not forgotten by everyone. It’s hard to describe how extraordinary feeling when you can breathe like on land. Bali’s scuba diving adventure will be perfect for fun under your sea. There are many adventures for your holiday in Bali. This is why Bali with its white beaches and friendly weather throughout the year fits your dives.

Adventure scuba diving Bali is incomplete if you haven’t explored the best spots. It would be perfect if you enjoyed the best spot diving with warm weather. Surely the perfection of diving must be balanced with training. Have you been certified as a diver? If you have not been certified, then you must be a quality open diver. If you have a lot of diving experience there will be many programs for the pleasure of adventure scuba diving Bali.

Adventure scuba diving will feel more comfortable and safe when doing it with a professional instructor. There are many who do it without prioritizing security so that it is fatal. Scuba diving adventure packages are also offered for divers of various levels. For underwater photographers, you can enjoy night dives. At night you will see underwater species that emit light and look amazing. Maybe not many people want to do scuba diving for various reasons and it’s natural to understand.

Adventure scuba diving Bali is a fantastic activity that has become a favorite for outdoor adventurers. Before starting, there are other things that you must pay attention to. Checking dive equipment is important. You should check the oxygen cylinders and make sure they are filled according to the procedure. If you are a beginner, make sure you check under the supervision of the instructor. This is the standard that you must do before doing an adventure scuba diving Bali, no matter you are a beginner or a professional.

Make sure you get service from a trusted and quality dive center. Scuba diving Bali is not just an activity for fun. There is a lot that you can learn during diving that leads to the personality of the diver itself. Bali’s scuba diving adventure is a perfect activity that you must try and do.