Information for Accepted Applicants
Thank you for joining our coral reef restoration program at Bali Conservation Diving. We look forward to your arrival and are excited to have you as part of our team!
Bali is a beautiful paradise island and is rich in culture. However, life here may be different to what you have previously experienced and so it is important for you to take some time to adjust to the culture and climate here. Culture shock is not uncommon, especially for first time solo travellers, where people feel unable to cope with the overwhelming unfamiliarity of a new environment. Travellers can often feel excessively tired, anxious, and/or homesick and so it’s important that you understand that there are always people with whom you can discuss and help to process your feelings. You will meet many other travellers who have similar feelings and it can help to understand that you are all in the same boat. Ultimately, this is a fantastic opportunity to expand your comfort zone, put some miles on your soul and build new friendships that can last a lifetime.
Appropriate dress code
Within the dive resort premises you are of course free to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. When in public and during program activities we recommend for everyone to wear at least a tank top / t-shirt and shorts. When swimming or diving in the ocean we recommend that you wear a rash guard and shorts at a minimum.
Recommended Packing List
- Basic first aid kit (including but not limited to: plasters, bandages, antiseptic, bite & sting cream, rehydration sachets, vitamin C, and any other medication).
- Appropriate sun protection: hats, reef-safe mineral sunscreen, sunglasses. Reusable water bottle.
- Mosquito net and repellent
- Scuba mask, snorkel & fins for snorkelling. We have snorkelling equipment available here but you will be more comfortable using your own if you have them.
- Appropriate swimwear – We recommend wearing a rash guard and swim shorts whenever diving/swimming in the ocean.
- Appropriate clothing – During program activities we recommend that people wear clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. T-shirts and shorts are ideal for the climate here.
- Towel. “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
- A small backpack for day/weekend trips.
- Smart phone – make sure it’s unlocked so you can use an Indonesian SIM card. Sign up for a Telkomsel SIM card with your passport in the airport once you arrive.
- Laptop – WiFi is available at the dive resort
- Power adaptor + extension cable
- International Drivers Licence – needed if you want to drive in Indonesia
- Bali travel guide & phrasebook Bank card – We recommend Monzo and Wise as two online banks excellent for use while travelling. Some traditional banks have high fees for using bank cards abroad and often block cards if used abroad. We suggest looking into an online bank.
- Please avoid bringing single use plastic with you.
Pre-departure Check List
- Passport – Must have at least 6 months before the expiry date.
- Download all relevant travel documents (pictures of your passport, flight booking information, international drivers license, insurance policies, COVID vaccination certificates, etc.) onto your phone and upload them to your cloud / google drive so you can find them if needed.
- Travel / Health insurance – ensure all your planned activities are covered (Scuba diving may need specific insurance).
- Download Whatsapp on your phone if you haven’t already. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends back home and is also useful for communicating with new people you meet on your travels.