When it’s winter in the northern hemisphere what better kind of trip to do than is to head south to the summer. I had always wanted to get PADI certified, and I knew that it was a fraction of the cost to do so in Bali. A few days after arrival, and asking around for the the best dive operation my driver, Mario (+628123985435), suggested that we use a dive center operated by his Polish friends located in Sanur.

CONTACT: DIVING INDO[email protected]

DO: PADI Open Water Certification. The total cost was $330USD and included hotel transfers, lunch, one-on-one instruction, all equipment, photos, and PADI certification.

TIPS: If you have a winter tan do not forget that the tropical sun in Bali is unforgiving. Wear your SPF, and cover up when you are out on the boat all day. If you get sea sick raw ginger pills have always helped me.

BRING: Bring your own mask and fins if you own them. Waterproof camera. U.S. Dollars.