Guide for the Metrically Impaired – Depth

Yes, fellow Americans…this means you. If you have never been diving outside the US or the Caribbean, you might be really confused by your dive briefing–“The sandy bottom is at 25 meters. The water temperature is around 21 degrees. How many kilos do you need? When you get to 80 bar, ascend to your safety stop at 5 meters for 3-5 minutes.” Or, the divemaster points to his gauge asking how much air you have left and you indicate 1 (for 1000psi), and all you get back is a confused (or maybe panicked) look.

Today’s quick guide – Depth

Depth gauge in feet

You are used to this.

Depth gauge in meters

Your rental says this


What you need to know

3 metres=10 feet         Use for Safety Stop

5 metres=15 feet         Use for Safety Stop

18 metres = 60 feet     Open Water depth Limit

30 metres = 100 feet   Advanced Open Water depth Limit

40 metres = 130 feet   Recreational Diving depth limit

Next time– Aren’t bars the places to get beer?




Still time to meet Captain Paul at ADEX in Singapore

Sea Rovers, Abyss Oceanworld & Reef Seen representing NW Bali Diving at ADEX

L-R Daniel Stilwell (from Abyss Oceanworld), our very own Cap’n Paul Turley of Sea Rovers, and Paul Brown (from Reef Seen) representing NW Bali Diving at ADEX

If you be in Singapore, check out the ADEX Ocean 17 Festival. You can meet Captain Paul at the NW Bali Diving booth L25. Stop by to shake his hand, down some rum, or better yet–sign up for a trip to dive/snorkel with Sea Rovers in lovely Pemuteran, Bali.


Watch some cool UW videos

ADEX Ocean 17 Festival

Weather shuts down Menjangan trips and Rubbish Alert

Normally the crossing from Pemuteran to Menjangan Island is a pleasant 25-minute ride on our comfortable boats. For the past 2 days, however, the Port Authority halted trips to Menjangan due to weather conditions. Hopefully weather conditions will improve and diving will resume tomorrow.

UNFORTUNATELY, however, the rubbish that washes in won’t go away as quickly. Our guests earlier this week were disheartened (as were we) to see considerable rubbish along the shore and in the water in both Menjangan and Pemuteran.

Plastic rubbish washing up on the beach

We are all saddened when we see this

During rainy season, after strong storms anytime and whenever the seas are high, this is what you will find along coastlines all over Indonesia. It’s an ongoing problem without an easy solution. Sea Rovers and many other dive operators do their part locally to pick up trash in organized beach clean-ups. Our dive guides often return with BCD pockets filled with rubbish they have picked up during their dives. We have a plastic recycling program and do everything we can as a business to minimize our impact on the environment.

We will always do our best to choose dive/snorkel sites with the least amount of garbage, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

Since when did Mother Nature become a litterbug?

Really?! A ‘nature’ phenomenon?!

Coming to Singapore and an ADEX near you

promoting NW Bali at ADEX

Final Preparation for ADEX 2017, Singapore 7th, 8th & 9th April @Suntec

Getting ready for ADEX, this weekend where, left to right, Daniel (Abyss), Chris (Reef Seen) and myself, the infamous Captain Paul of Sea Rovers 😉  Will be doing our best to promote Northwest Bali Diving & Snorkeling.

There will also be a special prize draw. So come on down to Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4, Halls 401 – 404, and sign yourself aboard.

You’ll find us opposite the Ocean Gallery at booth L25.

Scientific proof, Snorkeling can be cured

Taking “The Cure”.

Here at Sea Rovers we have a no discrimination policy. Snorkelers are people too and they are always welcome on the same boats as divers.

Its not their fault after all, they were just born that way.

But scientists have found that there is a cure for those brave enough to take it. Its called #Learntodive cure.

There are a number of methods. We at Sea Rovers have become quiet proficient at the SSI and SDI, open water diver methods.

Your first steps on the road to the cure can seem daunting, but we’re here to help you on your way. With informative online training and videos, available in multiple languages. Its easy to get started.

And remember, #diving uses a buddy system, so you will always have someone there to support you as you take the #learntodive cure.

So contact us at Sea Rovers today to find out more details. These guys did and look how happy they are 😉










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