Everything you need to know before departure :
visa, health, weather, links....

TO NOTE

Travel Formalities

  • Passport with a minimum remaining validity of 6 months
  • Visa tourist on arrival 35 USD for 30 days. To be paid at the airport in USD or Euros. Change in IDR.
  • Exit taxes is now included with your flight ticket

Weather

  • Dry season between April to October. Low humidity levels and nice temperatures
  • Wet season between November to March. Higher humidity levels and higher temperatures. Heavy rain during January and February.
  • The best time to dive in Bali and Komodo is during the wet season from March until November.
  • The best time to dive Raja Empat is February, March, November and December.
  • The best period to dive Cenderawasih is all year round. To be avoided is the full moon period.

Equipement

  • 12 ltrs aluminium tank, DIN and International valve
  • On demand 15ltrs aluminium tank, DIN and International valve
  • 30 full set Aqualung equipment
  • DAN O2 unit and first aid kit always on the dive site. 50ltr O2 on liveaboard
  • Filling station at every Dive safari step
  • Diving box for personal equipment

Travel Health

  • No specific immunizations other than the western standard
  • Recompression chamber in Bali Denpasar Sanglah Hospital (Komodo / Bali) and Manado Malalayang Hospital (Raja Empat / Cenderawasih Bay)
  • We highly recommend DAN insurance or similar

Monnaie

  • Roupie Indonésienne. Elle oscille entre 12’000Rp et 15'000 Rp environ égal à 1 euros
  • Bureau de change à Seminyak, Tulamben, Candidasa et Ubud. Dollars et Euros acceptés
  • Carte bancaire acceptée dans les hôtels. Retrait d’argent par carte bancaire à Seminyak et Ubud
  • Nous recommandons environ 150 à 200 euros par personne pour les achats personnels, massage et boissons.

COMMUNICATION & ELECTRICITY

  • HP connexion all over Bali, not everywhere in Komodo and Raja Empat. Only Manokwari in Cenderawasih Bay. 
  • Internet connexion in Jakarta, Seminyak, Pemuteran, Tulamben, Candidasa. None on liveabord.
  • Satellite phone on liveaboard for emergency only.
  • International 220V socket as well as 110V American socket on liveaboard and at the hotel.

about Bali

  • Rooster, an emblematic animal of bali, can sometimes sing really early in the morning. People with sensitive sleep should bring ear plug.
  • The temperature of the water varies between 20 ° C and 30 ° C depending on the sites. We recommend a 5mm wet suit with hood and mouse for the cooler dives
  • Bring adjustable fins with stiff sole booties for dives from pebble beach.
  • The boat trip to the dive site in Nusa Penida is a little longer than others. Sensitive stomachs may need medication against motion sickness.
  • Mosquito repealent is recommended

about Raja Empat, Cenderawasih & Maluku

  • Wood crackles slightly during long crossings. People with sensitive sleep should consider ear plug.
  • The water temperature is around 30 ° C. We suggest a 3mm wet suit
  • The parachute and the dive computer are required (one per diver)
  • Mosquito repealent is recommended
  • For the 2 day trek in Cenderawasih, bring: 2 passport photos (for licensing), malaria treatment, walking shoes resistant to water, binoculars, head lamps
  • For the walk on top of canopy, bring: 2 passport photos (for licensing), malaria treatment, walking shoes resistant to water, binoculars, head lamps
  • The maximum weight in the hold for domestic flights is limited to 20 kg, sometimes 15kg according to the company
  • Air traffic delays are common in this part of the world. Patience is a must.

about Komodo

  • The wood can creaks a bit aboard Pinisi during long crossings. People with sensitive sleep should consider ear plug
  • The temperature of the water varies between 20 ° C and 27 ° C depending on the sites. We recommend a 5mm wet suit with hood and mouse for the cooler dives
  • The parachute and the dive computer are required (one per diver).
  • Walking shoes and hat recommended for the walk in Rinca
  • Mosquito repealent is recommended
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