Certain areas off the coast of Bali are known for their excellent diving destinations with beautiful and prolific marine life. It would be a pity indeed if this could not be enjoyed by everyone who visits the island. Now there is a way to have one of the greatest underwater experiences ever, without getting the hair wet!
The frustration of non divers being left high and dry while divers enjoy gorgeous underwater views has been solved at least in Sanur, Bali. The Seawalker are hermetically sealed helmets connected to oxygen tanks that allow non divers, non swimmers and even those who have never been in the ocean to enjoy views of the deep once only accessible to divers. There is no need of training, previous experience or deep sea diving garb and special equipment. Visitors can come in their normal swimwear, don the helmets and have access to an incredible underwater experience. It is even safe for those who wear spectacles and contact lenses.
Those who have signed on with Seawalker for a day of unforgettable adventure are given a briefing of what to expect and taken by boat to a spot just a short distance away from Sanur Beach. Here they are helped to put on helmets that are even suitable for children ten years and older. Once the boat anchors at the chosen dive spot a ladder helps the ‘divers’ to get to the seabed. Participants are allowed 20 minutes of underwater time at a maximum depth of 15 feet. A large full face window in the helmet allows views of the passing scene below. A little incentive by way of some fish food will get shoals of zebra and other multi hued fish to materialize and swim around, a lovely photo opportunity and a never to be forgotten experience. Other than the fish, underwater views include beautiful live corals that can be touched carefully. The clear visibility in the coastal waters off Sanur is a definite plus. ‘Divers’ are encouraged to walk around and feel comfortable underwater to have the best possible experience. The trip is considered safe as experienced staff is responsible for the trips and take good care of their charges.
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Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.