Try dive. FAQs


Try dive. Frequently asked questions.

Do I need to know how to swim to try diving?

Having some basic swimming skills is handy while engaging in a try dive. It suggests that you are familiar with water and can make it easier for you while you feel more comfortable underwater.

Having some basic swimming skills is handy while engaging in a try dive. It suggests that you are familiar with water and can make it easier for you while you feel more comfortable underwater.

It’s important to start with small steps and work your way up instead of diving headfirst into something that may be too overwhelming. I’m sure that if you take the time to learn how to swim and start practicing snorkeling, you’ll enjoy your dive even more!

How many students will we go with the instructor?

At Southern Dreams, we work privately to ensure you can enjoy your experience safely and at your own pace.

The ratio for Discover Scuba Diving at Southern Dreams Diving Club is 1 instructor: 1 student.

If you come with a friend or family member and want to try diving together, you will each have an instructor. That way, you can also enjoy the experience together but in complete safety, each one supervised by a professional.

What do I need to bring to do my try dive?

A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, dry clothes to change into when we’re done, and a towel. Everything else we provide it!

How deep will I go for my first dive?

Children 8 and 9 years old can reach a maximum depth of 4 meters. From age 10, the maximum depth for DSD is 12 meters.

These are simply the maximum limits. The important thing is not how deep you go but that you always feel comfortable. The good thing is that in Bali, you can see fish and marine life even at very shallow depths.

Is lunch included?

Yes, at Southern Dreams Diving Club, we all eat together at a local restaurant after doing the dives. You have a menu to choose from what you like most, and they have vegetarian food options.

Tea or coffee, snacks, and mineral water are also included.

Can I drink alcohol before diving?

NO. You should never drink alcohol before diving.

Is scuba diving dangerous? 

As with any adventure sport, some risk is involved. Scuba diving is not dangerous if a diver seeks thorough training, follows safe diving guidelines, and uses proper gear. And most important, he dives within his experience level. Statistics show that recreational Scuba diving is about as safe as swimming. We encourage divers to approach the sport with an appropriate amount of respect.

I have made a discovery. Can I dive with qualified divers?

No. You canโ€™t dive with certified divers because youโ€™re not qualified. You must do a course and obtain your Open Water Diver certification first.

Can I wear my contact lenses?

Yes. Soft lenses can be worn.

Can my friends accompany me even if they don’t dive?

YEAH. Your friends or family can accompany you. It is a good day for them, too, and they can snorkel or relax on the beach or the boat while you dive.

What is the minimum age to dive?

8 years. Minors need written authorization from their parents or guardians to be able to dive with us.

And is there a maximum age to try diving?

The answer is no! As long as you are in good health and do not have any medical contraindications, you can try diving!

As a curiosity, I can tell you that a 78-year-old woman who was in perfect health did the try dive with us and had an incredible experience!

Can I fly after doing my try dive in Bali?

To be completely safe, you should wait 12 to 16 hours from your last dive before boarding a plane.

I have asthma. Is it possible to dive?

Some types of asthma are compatible with scuba diving, and others are not, for example, severe chronic Asthma. However, checking with your doctor to confirm whether you can dive and get medical clearance is highly recommended.

I have a cold and a cough. Can I dive?

If the sinuses are not blocked, you can dive. But if the sinuses are blocked, then you will have a problem equalizing the pressure in your ears, so it is recommended not to dive.

I am pregnant. Can I dive?

No. Because doctors know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women should avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

Can the instructor take photos of me when I do the try dive?

We do not offer diving + photo packs. The instructor should focus on you, not the camera or other students. Your safety always comes first.

If you want to have a souvenir of the experience, you can consult and hire the service of a cameraman so that he can immortalize your memories.


To enroll in the Discover Scuba Diving program, you need first to feel comfortable in the water and also be in good health. In addition, you will need to complete a Medical Questionnaire upon arrival at Southern Dreams Diving Club. If you have any medical history or condition, it doesnโ€™t mean that you are not qualified to dive, but it will indicate the need for a medical assessment by a physician before diving.

Your dive medical clearance can either be done by your doctor back at home or here, in Candidasa and you must state you are โ€˜fit to dive.โ€™

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