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COVID-19 UPDATES

When travelling to Indonesia:

Current Rules & Restrictions: Indonesia is open but with the following restrictions:

 Visas:

Every visitor must have a valid visa/residence permit and must have a local sponsor to obtain the visa. (Ref: Permenkumham 26/2020)

The following types of visa/permit are accepted for entry: Official Visa; Diplomatic Visa; Visitor Visa; Temporary Stay Visa; Official Stay Permit; Diplomatic Stay Permit; Temporary Stay Permit; and Permanent Stay Permit.

Visa’s on arrival are not permitted, all visas must be obtained from country of origin.

 

COVID Protocols:

International Arrival Protocol still remains the same

Arrival from International Flight:

– Proven of Complete vaccinated ( Dose 1 and Dose 2)

– PCR test that been conducted at least 48 hrs before boarding

– Upon arrival another PCR test

– Quarantine 2Nights/3Days in Bali or Jakarta, they will conduct 2nd PCR Test on day 3 before you continue elsewhere

– Company Guarantee/Travel Letter

Domestic Flight

– All domestic travellers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR or Antigent test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure .

Countries allowed to enter direct to Bali (then do quarantine) and do not have to go through Jakarta. Countries not listed below must fly to Jakarta and proceed with quarantine there.

All Asian Countries

  • China, Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia, Singapore

Other countries

  • Bahrain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • French
  • United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand

Diving in Raja Ampat Protocols:  Scuba-Diving-Raja-Ampat-COVID-19-Handbook-Selam_English_260920

 


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Loose hair under water may look majestic and can even take you back to your childhood dreams of being a mermaid. BUT hair will always find a way to move into your field of vision and get tangled in the process.

Another very well-known issue with scuba diving with long hair relates to your mask. It can be quite painful when putting your mask on or when you are taking it off. Even the slightest strand of hair that finds its way under your mask can cause the mask to move around and is known to cause the mask to leak.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Meet Jo and Maite – avid ocean lovers and team members at our resort in Raja Ampat. Herewith some tried and tested techniques, tips and tricks to help you tame those locks!

SALTY HAIR DON’T CARE!

KEEP IT HEALTHY!

Salt water can be rough on your hair and tends to dry out your locks. One tip for keeping your hair healthy when scuba diving is to actually avoid shampooing before your dives. This will ensure your natural oils aren’t stripped away and can help protect your hair from damage.

Leave-in conditioner is also well known, but keep in mind to only apply it well before you dive in order to give it time to set and not easily come off when you enter the water. We recommend using organic coconut oil, but we are also fans of the product line,  that is an eco-friendly company who cares about creating products that are safe to our oceans and kind to our reefs.

Sensatia Botanicals

RINSE BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR DIVES

Jo and Maite also recommend rinsing under a cold fresh water shower before your dives, much like the one at our resort, which will help close the hair cuticles and flatten the hair. Also, remember to rinse again after your dives to get rid of all the salt in your hair.

THE BEST HAIRSTYLE FOR SCUBA DIVING?

This amazing hair tie is more of a wrap. Gradually wrap your ponytail from the crown of your head down to the ends and tie the smaller circular band at the bottom as you would at the end of a braid.


Did you know some girls even prefer shaving the back part of their neck to keep hair away and out of their wet suits? If that might be a bit too extreme for you, you can always opt for hair bands and buffs!

BUFFS AND SCUBA DIVING MASKS FOR WOMEN

Jo recommends tucking your French braid(s) under a buff to keep it at bay. Raja Ampat waters are warm so we don’t wear hoods, but combining a buff with a silicone buckle strap helps! Aqualung has created a women’s diving mask that has a tangle-free buckle system so your hair doesn’t get caught in it or pulled uncomfortably.

SCUBA DIVING WITH BANGS

Wow, we know the struggle – keeping a bang in check is not easy, but we came across this little nifty product that just might help you.The Bang Wrangler is a silicone headband that sits tightly on your head.

Pro tip: Try to avoid a comb or brush, gently work through your hair after a dive and opt for finger combing your hair instead.

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