Lila’s Bali Diary Part 9 – Why to dive in Bali (especially in Padangbai)?

You may remember how difficult it was for me to learn how to dive (if not, you can read more about my Open Water Diver course in 2nd, 3rd and 4th part of my blog from Bali – trust me, after reading this your self-confidence grow much bigger/it’s a light reading for an instant ego boost. I was hopeless (my nick name was DD as Diving Disaster). I thought that scuba diving is not for me, because my hobby to panic might be stronger than my urge to see that amazing underwater world.

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Bali Culture and Traditions

There are 6 official religions in Indonesia (Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism). Even though most of population (might be around 87%) is Islamic, there are islands, where you can find majority of inhabitants with different beliefs. For example, in West Papua, Papua and North Sulawesi we have Protestants, in East Nusa Tenggara (where the island of Flores is) and West Timor you can find Catholics and Bali Island, with its Hindu beliefs. Thanks to Bali religion, rich Balinese culture and traditions has this island became a favorite tourist destination.

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How OK Divers care for environment

 

Over 5 million travelers visit Bali every year. When you first arrive, the airport vibe brings holiday mood instantly, makes you feel super excited to see more of the island. Beaches, green rice fields, amazing waterfalls, peaceful temples... In one word – paradise. But then you smell the burning plastic while enjoying stunning sceneries, or as you drive past the mountains of trash that have been carelessly dumped in rice fields. And you start to think, ‘This wasn’t in the brochure.’

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Lila’s Bali Diary Part 8 - The Green Spa

I have never been a big fan of massages, wellness or spa treatments. On the other hand, my mom is a different story. She loves massages as much as I love food. I have always tried to be a good daughter.  So for a Christmas gift I booked a treatment for her in one of the most recommended Thai massage centers in Bratislava a few years ago. Unfortunately, she got sick and it wasn’t possible to change the date of the appointment. Instead of losing the money for the expensive prepaid treatment, I forced myself to have a spa day. My experience was not the worst I’d had, but it didn’t cause me to fall in love with massages either.

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Lila’s Bali Diary - part 7

5 good reasons to visit The Colonial restaurant in Padangbai

People who know me well (but also those who don’t know me so well) know that my ,,relationship” with food is really special. In my case it’s just 100% true, that the way to my heart is through my stomach. I feel instant happiness when eating food. Or, to be exact, when eating GOOD food. My obsession with food is well known. A rather interesting story has begun to spread that if someone wants to get me on a date, they simply need to invite me for a good meal, because that is the one thing I can’t resist. Well, I don’t know who came up with this theory, but let me tell you, they are right.

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Dos and Don’ts of Scuba Diving

Unwritten Rules of Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is undoubtedly exciting and for recreational divers it should be a fun activity in the first place. But it is also complex and involves a lot of self-awareness and respect. Respect for your instructor or dive masters, for the boat crew, the other divers in your group, and last but not least you should definitely respect the natural environment in which you dive. Scuba diving etiquette is a real thing.

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