Try Scuba in Pemuteran? Why not!

Capt Paul and Kate read to Try Scuba

Kate giving it a go. Try Scuba that is.

Simon and Kate are regular returning brethren to the NW Bali coast, but this is the first time we have persuaded Kate to put away her snorkel and Try Scuba diving here in Pemuteran. She did it, whether she does it again is up for debate. But she can proudly say the she Tried Scuba, and though she still prefers snorkeling at least she tried. And for that we applaud you young lady, well done.

The simple fact is diving isn’t for everyone. But if you don’t try you’ll never know. And what better place to try than Pemuteran Bay in NW Bali. Calm seas, mild currents plus an abundance of fish and coral to look at.

So come on up to the North, where the Pirates live and give it a go. You know you want to.

The Povey family’s first day with the Pirates

The Povey’s arrived in Pemuteran ready for a range of experiences–snorkeling, Discover Scuba diving, scuba diving refresher and an advanced dive to 30 meters at the renowned site Temple Garden. The Pirates at Sea Rovers can do it all. The guys on the boat were heading out for diving and snorkeling; the guys on the beach at Mucky Pirates Bay were doing Discover scuba and a refresher dive. Their next adventure will be to charter a boat for a personalized trip to Menjangan. Enjoy!



I ain’t afraid of no shark

Reef shark, Roatan, Honduras

Unusually close because it was a baited shark dive in Honduras

If you’re like me, one of the first things most people ask when they find out you scuba dive is, “aren’t you afraid of sharks?” I always answer “Oh no, I so rarely see a shark; it’s always exciting, and I swim towards them to get a photo.” They eye me skeptically, so I follow up by saying that I’m more afraid of the stray dogs that live on my street than I am of sharks. So, here are some interesting statistics to share with these dubious folks.

According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), between 1958 and 2016 there were a total of 548 fatalities from sharks. That is an average of 9.45 fatalities per year. Of those fatalities, only 8% were snorkelers or divers (more than half were surfers).

So, what kills more people each year than sharks? Here’s a list that may surprise you:


Mosquitoes – 800,000 worldwide

Hippos – 2900 worldwide

Bees – 100 in the US

Ants – 50 in the US

Jellyfish – 40 worldwide

Dogs – 30 in the US / 25,000 worldwide

Cows – 20 in the US

Horses  – 20 in the US


Texting (while driving) – 2900 in the US

Falling out of bed – 450 in the US

Falling coconuts – 150  worldwide

Popping champagne corks – 24 worldwide

Taking selfies  – 18 worldwide

Falling icicles – 15 in the US


So, now that you’re armed with some statistics, go out and convince all your friends to discover scuba diving!

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