Deep lushly covered walls; black sand slopes crawling with rare, bizarre and wonderful creatures; impossibly gorgeous, multi-colored coral reefs; exotic white sand beaches and coves; heart-pumping drift dives past other-worldly undersea cliffs and legendary big fish dives. Bali is truly one of the finest places in the world to dive. The sheer diversity of underwater seascapes is breathtaking.
And because any trip to Bali would not be complete without experiencing the topside wonders of this magical island, this new edition introduces you to some of the less well-known yet completely unmissable sites on land too.
Visit and marvel at wonders such as ancient monuments that predate Borobudur and Angkor Wat; Formula 1 buffalo racing; a cemetery inside a crater which dates back 1,000 years; and a spectacular mountain temple that only the locals know.
This book is your backstage pass to parts of the island seen by very few outsiders.
The 2019 Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Bali includes detailed descriptions of 60 dive sites all around the island: the famous ones, the infamous ones and the secret ones that only the professionals know about. It is illustrated with over 180 gorgeous full color images and contains maps, dive safety tips, advice on how to get around, the very best of Bali's cultural icons and landscapes and a list of useful words in the Indonesian language, including diving terms.
Tim Rock was the author of the very first diving and snorkeling guide to Bali in the 1990s and has been visiting and diving the island for the last 30 years. He is a world-renowned underwater journalist and photographer and has published guides to dive destinations all over the world, in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and most prominently in his home region, Micronesia. His latest 2019 guidebooks to diving and snorkeling Guam, Truk, Palau and other Micronesian islands are featured in this series too.
Simon Pridmore is a deep diving pioneer, scuba instructor trainer and the author of the bestselling Scuba series of books, the latest of which is Scuba Exceptional - Become the Best Diver You Can Be. He has been living, diving and exploring in Bali since 2009.
Simon and Tim have also collaborated on another volume in this series, the Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat and Northeast Indonesia.
There is quite simply nothing like this book: the ultimate backstage pass into the business of scuba.
Jill Heinerth, Technical Instructor Trainer & Filmmaker
Terrific, really good! Simon captures the key characteristics of the diving instruction milieu with insight and clarity.
Associate Professor Simon Mitchell, Diving Physician
The closest thing we have to an insiders guide to the dive industry.
Peter Symes Publisher X-Ray Magazine
I wish this book had been available 20 years ago!
Tamara Thomsen, Owner Diversions Scuba, Madison
It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving's most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic.
Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world.
This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport.
Have you ever wondered?
How to look as comfortable in the water as the professionals do?
What it is like to dive inside shipwrecks?
Which training courses are most worthwhile?
If you would make a good technical diver?
If you should be considering a rebreather?
How you can improve your diving skills?
How you can reduce your air consumption?
Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them?
Whether you might sometimes actually be safer solo diving?
How to dive deep safely? Or
How muck diving can possibly be any fun?
Scuba Confidential has the answers to these questions and many more.