Lumba Lumba Diving Centre Procedures
We are incredibly excited to welcome you and can’t wait to have you here. To ensure the safest possible stay for all our guests, our entire team is already vaccinated. In order to find a safe way to interact with each other, we as Lumba Lumba Diving Centre would like to follow some basic guidelines.
Before diving with us you will be asked to fill in a Health Declaration Form. We will send you the form by e-mail in advance of your dive trip.
You also need to be medically fit to dive. PADI and DAN (Divers Alert Network) have updated the Diver Medical Questionnaire, which also covers Covid-19. In the event that you have experienced a Covid-19 illness, it is a requirement that you undergo a fit-to-dive clearance test performed by a specialist in diving. Please arrange this before your arrival.
The following preventative measures will be in place to make your diving experience as safe as possible:
At the Diving Centre
- Please wash your hands often and thoroughly or use the hand sanitizer dispensers we provide
- Maintain a social distance of at least 1.0 m, as required by Indonesian regulations and avoid close contact with other people not in your group
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, dispose the tissue right away
- It is required in Indonesia for everyone to wear a cloth face covering in public settings, where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
- There are water dispensers in our diving center. Please bring your reusable water bottles so we can eliminate single-use plastic bottles and still prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Before the Dive
- All our rental equipment will be washed and disinfected before use, this includes regulators, masks, BCD inflators and snorkels. Our crew prepares the equipment before the dive, but you can also prepare your own equipment.
- Please bring your own de-fog solutions or use our de-fog solutions on the boat instead of spitting in your mask.
- During Buddy Check please do not breathe from your buddy’s Alternate Air Source, but do check the purge button to make sure it’s working properly.
- Enter the water in buddy teams following the instructions of your guide. We want to minimize contact at the surface before we begin the dive.
- We have reduced the number of divers on our boats to allow for social distancing. This means you will find yourself with lots more space!
After the Dive
- We offer rinse tanks for wetsuits, fins and booties filled with a solution of disinfectant Dettol. Alternatively you can rinse your personal equipment yourself in the washing basins in your private bathroom.
- For the parts of the equipment that had mouth or nose contact, such as regulators, masks, snorkels, oral inflators, we will prepare a special rinse tank with a higher ratio of Dettol, in which you can disinfect your equipment and subsequently wash it with water.
- Dettol contains Chloroxylenol, an antiseptic agent that effectively kills germs and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus.
- The diving equipment is stored with us in such a way that only our staff has access to it. Frequently used surfaces are also disinfected daily.
For PADI Courses
Did you know that PADI also offers e-learning? You can either take the full courses completely with us or you can already start at home and finish it on vacation! With the PADI e-Learning courses you can easily complete all theory units from anywhere in the world right now.
When you are with us, you only need to take a short quiz and we can start directly with the practical exercises. This means more time on vacation for you and less time in the classroom.
For all practical sessions we follow the Covid-19 recommendations from PADI and DAN.
If you are interested, please have a look at the PADI e-learning courses:
More time for you and more time for additional dives!
Medical Recommendations for Returning to Diving by DAN (Divers Alert Network)
- Divers who have tested positive for COVID-19 but have remained completely asymptomatic should wait at least 30 days from the first negative test before applying for fit-to-dive clearance and eventually going back to diving.
- Divers who have had symptomatic COVID-19, should wait at least 30 days from the first negative test, plus an additional 30 days without symptoms (a total of two months) before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a diving medicine specialist.
- Divers who have been hospitalised with, or because of pulmonary symptoms in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist. The clearance should include complete pulmonary function testing (at least FVC, FEV1, PEF25-50-75, RV and FEV1/FVC), an exercise test with peripheral oxygen saturation measurement, as well as a high resolution CT scanning of the lungs to verify a return to normal.
- Divers who have been hospitalised with, or because of cardiac problems in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist. The clearance should include cardiac evaluation, including echocardiography and an exercise test (exercise electrocardiography) to ascertain normal cardiac function.
- More information on the DAN website
More information about health protocols to prevent and control the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and diving in Indonesia here.