Guide for the Metrically-Impaired – Temperature

Speaking as an American, when I hear the water temperature is 29 degrees, I momentarily freak-out until I remember that this is in Celcius. But even then, I’m not exactly sure what that means (if I don’t have my trusty Smartphone to make the conversion for me). So here’s a guide, plus some exposure suit recommendations from

above 29° above 84.2° bathing suit or dive skin 1-2mm shorty or full suit
27° – 29° 80.6° – 84.2° dive skin or 1-2mm shorty/full suit 1-2mm full suit
23° – 26° 73.4° – 78.8° 2mm shorty or 2-3mm full suit 3mm-5mm full suit
19° – 25° 66.2° -77° 3mm – 5mm full suit 5mm-7mm full suit
15° – 18° 59° – 64.4° 5mm-7mm full suit 7mm full suit + 2mm shorty
below 15°  below 59° You are not likely in Bali Brrrrrrrr!

Currently the water temp in Pemuteran is 28-29 degrees. Only once in Bali have I experienced the 15-18 degree range–September 2015 down in the south at Crystal Bay to see the mola-molas. Last year it was much warmer and apparently not many molas were found due to the higher temperatures.

You can always contact the Sea Rovers office before your trip to decide what exposure protection you need to bring. Here’s a tip for those easily-chilled: invest in a hood; it’s small and light-weight and can make a big difference in your comfort level.


November in Brief

Another month closes and the rains have finally arrived. Though an hour in the afternoon or evenings hardly constitutes a monsoon, it does make a pleasant change. The mountains behind us are starting to green again and the diving just gets better.

November has always been one of the better months for diving around Pemuteran and northwest Bali. Bringing with it more nutrient rich water to spur on the breeding season. More juveniles around would make for interesting photos but unfortunately your Captain is coming to the end of a nasty sinus infection and hasn’t been diving much of late. Now that I can dive me camera be in Australia for an in-laws wedding which me wench is attending. Garr! Most frustrating when I test me sinus’s in Mucky Pirates Bay and find the most beauteous juvenile batfish only 3mtrs from shore as I enter the water. Mottled brown she was, drifting like a leaf across the sand.

BUGGER! Where’s a photographer when you need one.

Vis was down on occasion but still good enough that everyone was happy and saw plenty. Sea conditions have been flat and calm often like a mill pond in the mornings.

Generally just another great months diving in North west bali.

The Captain

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