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Old 08-23-2017, 02:10 PM   #1
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Budget spearfishing trip to Bali?

Hey all,

I am currently a grad student so money is pretty tight. On the bright side - I have enough airline miles for a round trip flight to basically anywhere (I am in the USA). I am considering heading to Bali next summer for about 10 days. Any idea about how much I would need to save up to spend a few days spearfishing while there? Is there somewhere else on that side of the planet you would suggest going instead of Bali?

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Old 08-27-2017, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: Budget spearfishing trip to Bali?

There are a few charter operations in Bali for spearing that can get you on the fish. It can be good but rarely epic. It gets a lot of pressure. Other islands can be quite good. Be careful of strong currents/downcurrents, they can be deadly there and a friggin scary.

You can take some great and inexpensive freediving courses in Bali. Fusion Freediving is excellent. I highly recommending doing that in Bali. Fun FAD diving there (Amed) as well, though Lovina is also good for FADs.

Not sure how competent of a diver you are but Lombok and Sumbawa are easy and have some fun spearing and they are more productive than Bali. There are other charter operations outside of Bali as well. Bali will be the most expensive unless you hire a local boat driver but for that you need to speak some Bahasa Indonesia.

Western OZ sounds epic. That would be more expensive trip though.

Good luck.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Budget spearfishing trip to Bali?

Try Ambon. Stay at Colin Beach Resort. They know the trade. Will recommend a boatman. Most of the guys who started diving in Bali 5-10 ago have shifted their trips to Ambon and Banda Nera.
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