Diving in Bali

Bali is primarily known as an exotic holiday destination with beautiful beaches, interesting culture and stunning nature. But now, Bali is also known for its underwater life, one of the best destination for scuba divers. It is a great idea if you plan a vacation for scuba diving in Bali with your family.

Here are mentioned some of the areas for scuba diving in Bali. Hope you can be easier to decide where to go first and where later.

Tulamben

Tulamben
Tulamben (Source : wotif.com)

Tulamben is very popular among domestic and foreign divers for its wealth of marine life. The carcass USS Liberty, a famous WWII wreck, also make up the beautiful of Tulamben’s marine life. The wreck is easily accessible, only 30 meters from the beach with a maximum depth of 30 meters. A variety of undersea creatures ranging from tiny sea snails, crabs and shrimp, ghost pipefish and pygmy seahorses to large such as shark, mola mola, and others will welcome you when you begin to greet them. Tulamben is a good sites for diving courses, diving casual (fun dive) and underwater photography.

Menjangan Island

Menjangan island
Menjangan island (Source : balibookingonline.com)

A small island in area of West Bali National Park, at the northwestern tip of the island of Bali. A quite long journey, three-hour overland journey from Denpasar and then 30 minutes using a traditional boat. The journey can be done as a day trip, but much better if taken as part of the Dive & Accommodation Safari and staying overnight there.

Menjangan island is one of the best diving spot in Bali, with the bright and colorful underwater world. There are many different sites to choose, including wooden wreck at a depth of around 35 meters. Nearby, there is ‘Secret Bay’, where the best diving spot for photographers macros; heaven Frogfish, Seahorse and nudibranchs. Being at the end of the island of Bali which is protected, which means calm and clear conditions. The water is warm and visibility is perhaps the best in Bali. And white sandy beach is a nice place to relax and enjoy lunch.

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida (Source : nowbali.co.id / Adisoka Travel)

Three mutually adjacent islands – Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, are dry limestone which is located about 20 kilometers off the southeast coast of Bali, can be achieved by using the speedboat with travel time approximately 45 minutes from Sanur. One of diving spot in Bali that offers healthiest corals in Bali, which is home to various species of fish. Very suitable for drift diving, and the best place to see Manta and Mola-mola in the season. The sight of a dramatic sea level. The normal temperature of about 28°C, but strong currents and thermo clines can lower the water temperature to around 20°C. Currents and waves on the sea surface.

Amed

Amed
Amed (Source : roysbalitours.com)

Amed is a small village in a peaceful bay, on the east coast if the island of Bali, about 2.5 hours overland journey from Kuta, followed by a few minutes using a traditional boat. About 20 minutes by road from the Tulamben. Its landscape point of view is much prettier than Tulamben. You will see many rice fields along the way. And Amed’s sandy beaches also as opposed to Tulamben’s stony beaches. The best coral in Bali formerly found here, but the last few years this area has suffered heavy damage. But the day a fun diving can still be obtained, if you know where should look for. Generally good and calm, with warm water.

Padang Bai

Padang Bai
Padang Bai (Source : gilibookings.com)

A small village hidden with and white sandy beaches. Padang Bai can be reached by car about an hour from Sanur, joined by a short trip by boat to reach the dive site. Padang Bai’s underwater is home to many creatures, from fish-tiny reef fish to a variety of marine animals: Manta Ray, Cuttlefish, Crocodile Fish, and often also found sharks and turtles. Padang Bai is more soft and protected than the islands of the Eastern Seaboard, and therefore more water is too warm.

Amuk Bay

Amuk Bay
Amuk Bay (Source : baliskytour.wordpress.com)

Amuk Bay is an amazing scuba diving destination. It is situated towards the north and is stretched to about 6 km of area. It is located by the side of the southern area of eastern point of Bali. It is also close to Candi Dasa. You can visit beautiful islands of Biaha and Tepekong here. You can dive around Padang Bai, and the Blue Lagoon.

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