03 12 15 - 17:31
When you are diving on the beautiful reefs of Bali, did you realize that these reefs where formed 10,000 years ago and are unlike anything else on the planet?
So when you are busy taking pictures of the many species of fish, clams and many other animals and plants, take a moment to take a closer look at the reefs itself, the most colorful and diverse ecosystem in the world.
Most people think corals are plants, but they are actually animals related to the jellyfish and anemones. Reefs are formed because a group of tiny organisms, called coral polyps, die. These animals, which are attached to the ocean floor, leave behind their hard limestone skeleton. The next generation of polyps uses these skeletons, eventually resulting into these amazing shaped structures we now know amongst others as staghorn, elkhorn, brain, mushroom and pillar corals. All these different structures provide a valuable habitat for the fish and other animals that makes diving around Bali so interesting.
25 09 15 - 20:42
The idea of dipping below the surface after sunset seems a very scary thought to a lot of novice divers. Why do they think night diving is scary?? Do they think that because you can't see any further than the glow of your light there might be a big man-eating shark waiting for you or you might drift off and get lost in the blue?
The plain truth is that night diving can be intimidating for both novice and experienced divers, but there truly is nothing quite like it.
You probably have been scuba diving at a site many times before, however at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life. Under the glow of your dive light you will experience how the scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. Explore the dive site by shining your light under rocks and inside the corals and you will find creatures that only come out at night!
12 09 15 - 22:29
It is always important to select a dive center carefully, but for more than any other diving course for the Divemaster course. The Divemaster course is the first professional diving course in the PADI spectrum and will be the basis for anything you would do in the future. And as you will most likely be spending a significant amount of time at the dive center, it pays off to select the dive center that is right for you.