All this time, you have heard about the charm of Bali’s underwater. The blooming corals, the teeming marine life, the high visibility, and especially, the low currents where you can enjoy all the beauty in leisure. With lots of dive sites run in pretty much “easy” level, you think it’s probably a good idea to start involving the kids to scuba diving Bali holiday. Having a first hand ocean-visit experience is great to teach kids about marine floras and faunas. It’s something they won’t get in books! They will get the chance to see the clownfish “Nemo”, different kinds of school of fishes, and natural habitats of the fishes. And yes, it’s possible. This is how you could ensure a smooth diving holiday in the Island of God with your young swimmers.
Enrol the Kids to Scuba Diving Bali Classes
A number of dive centres in Bali even have special class for kids. It’s great to encourage kids to be comfortable in the water as well as introduce basic diving techniques to them. The class won’t take place in the open sea. They will learn how to adjust in the water, breathing through dive mask, carrying the oxygen tank, and navigating diving equipments within the safety of swimming pools. Many scuba diving centres accept children as young as 8 years old. While this is okay for dive training, children have to be at least 12 years old before getting allowed to dive in open ocean.
Make Sure Your Kids Are Medically Fit to Dive
Scuba diving used to be seen as a masculine, high-risks extreme sport just until recent decade. While it’s now entirely not masculine (look at women scuba divers out there!), it’s still a high risk sport. You need to really take caution at the health of your kids before encouraging them to take part into scuba sport. Make sure your kids are not having; asthma, diabetes, or heart diseases as these could be fatal on high-pressure underwater situations.
Shop for Kids-Sized Equipments
You don’t have to buy every single kid-size equipments in preparation for scuba diving family holiday in Bali, but having one or two personal gears definitely feel nice. It also help to boost kids’ enthusiasm towards the wolrd of diving. The kids would have higher confidence diving in a wet suite that they look cool with. Having gears that match perfectly with the size of their body also help them better to adjust with underwater environment. At least they don’t have to constantly letting out water leakage from their dive mask.
Choose Easy Scuba Diving Sites in Bali
When you show the kids to the wonder of underwater world for the first time, you want it to be easy and fulfilling. You want sites that low in currents, high in visibility, shallow in depth, and rich in marine life. Lucky for you, some scuba diving sites in Bali were perfectly built just like that. All praise for the Mother Nature. Our best recommendations are the Tulamben Liberty Shipwreck (it’s huge among rookies!), and Amed, which located just side by side in Karangasem region. Amed has abundant coral reefs just 4m deep from the surface with plenty of fishes and sea critters. The Tulamben has high visibility with almost no current, where shallowest part of the shipwreck sits just in 3 meters deep. The wreck displays great show of schooling fishes, barracuda, and trevallies swimming around the artificial reefs.