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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What you should know about Nitrox diving

Diving with Nitrox is still considered relatively new, although it was invented in the 1950s and was introduced to recreational diving around 20 years ago. More and more divers find it very practical to dive with enriched air. Unfortunately, we regularly see that there is still a lot of confusion about some of its aspects. For example, some divers think that nitrox provides them with the opportunity to dive deeper when compared to regular compressed air. Therefore, it is important for all to have a clear understanding about Nitrox diving in order to stay away from any complications and hazards.

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DIN or Yoke Regulator?

DIN vs Yoke regulators. Which one to choose?

If you are a scuba diver, you need to have a clear understanding about the difference that exists between a DIN and a yoke regulator. At the first glance, you would realize that the way they are attached to the tank is different from one another. In other words, the Yoke regulator fits over the top portion of your tank with a tightening screw whereas a DIN screws into your tank. Both DIN and yoke regulators have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the divers need to evaluate them carefully and figure out what’s the best option available to you.

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Mouthpiece For Diving Regulator

How to choose the right diving regulator mouthpiece

Just like with any other activity, having the right pieces of equipment that will make you feel comfortable while enjoying what you like to do most is highly important. When you are scuba diving, among the items you have that count for your comfort but also safety is the regulator mouthpiece. Picking the right piece can help you better consume your air and also feeling more at ease while diving.

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Similar to most sport-oriented computers, a dive computer is a device to provide real-time feedback of many variables to ensure optimum and most of all safe diving experience. One of its main functions is to perform continuous calculations of depth and time, produce alerts for possible excessive ascent rates, and NDL (no-decompression limit). Advanced dive computers may have additional features for examples digital compass and dive planner software. It also eliminates the need to carry separate depth gauge and dive watch.

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New Suunto D4i Novo

Have you been thinking of buying a new diving computer? In OK Divers we really like the new Suunto D4 Novo. We honestly prefer the new look of the D4i Novo compared to the D4i. Although the changes are more of cosmetic ones this time, it still gives the unit a bit of a makeover.

Suunto D4i Novo - Silicone Strap and Colour Matched Housing:

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Fantasea Housing for Canon G15

When I am walking the dry land I usually take pictures with my Cannon D40. Over the years I collected nice selection of macro, tele and wide lenses so obviously it was quite tempting to consider to take this nice set under water. But if one is not willing to spent thousands of euros on custom made aluminium housing than you need to by able to make some compromises. So I did. Not even a month ago I bought myself Cannon G 15 first compact since ten years and I have to say the the optics improved greatly since my first Powershot somewhere in the beginning of the new millennia.

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