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The Best Places to Dive in Bali - Dive Indonesia

The Best Places to Dive in Bali
  • On January 23, 2014

Diving and snorkeling are fascinating water sports for those who love marine adventure. And when you come to Bali, you feel like living in a paradise because there are many diving spots you can visit to fulfill your passion. The scenery of underwater in Bali is so gorgeous and you can explore coral reefs, colorful fishes, and seaweed. The best time to dive here is during April to October. Here are some places you can visit when you want to enjoy your vacation in Bali.

Tulamben lies at Kubu sub-district northern Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. It is around 25 km from Amlapura City. When you come from Denpasar City, you can go to Tulamben by driving a car for 82 km. Besides underwater scenery, you also can enjoy the other uniqueness because there is wreck of USS Liberty. This ship sank in 1942 because it hit by Japanese’s torpedo during Second War World in 30 meters depth. When you dive here, you can enjoy hundreds species of fishes that occupy the wreck. You can rent diving equipment. For this service, you will have to pay US$92.

Padang Bai 
Padang Bai lies at the eastern of Bali, close to Candi Dasa. This is a place to dock ferries to cross the sea to Lombok and Gili. Spending your time by doing sport activities will give you great experiences. When you jump into water, you will see hundreds of fishes and coral reefs. The most popular spot in Padang Bai is called as Point Shark Mimpang and Tepekong Canyon. At night, you can swim in Blue Lagoon. This spot offers you an exotic underwater panorama. For you who want to collect souvenirs, there are many mini shops selling local handmade from Bali.

Nusa Lembongan 
Nusa Lembongan lies 12 km from Badung Strait. It is a small island close to Nusa Penida Island and offers incredible experiences of diving. To reach this spot, you can go from Sanur Beach by motor boat for two hours. If you come from Benoa Port, it takes 1.5 hours by Bounty Cruises and Bali Hai Cruises which is depart from Ponton. When you come to Nusa Lembongan, you don’t need to worry about where you will stay at night. Here are some hotels, restaurants, and bungalows. You also can rent diving equipment and enjoy wonderful marine life.

Menjangan Island

menjangan island

menjangan island

Menjangan is a small island and lies 5 miles at the west of Bali. The island is considered as a center of local tourism. The reason is because Menjangan Island lies at National Park in West Bali. Total area in this island is 19,000 hectares, including Banyuwedang Peninsula. Most of tourists who visit the island want to stay longer because the island offers you incredible panorama. Coral reefs, colorful fishes, calm water and beautiful scenery will accompany you during your holiday in Menjangan Island. You will not forget the moment you diving in the island because Menjangan is one of the best diving spots in Bali.


Sanur Beach 
Sanur Beach offers you amazing underwater flora and fauna because this place has various spots. That is mean you can choose the location you like. You can meet shark, bat fish, barracuda, seahorse, and other species. You can rent diving equipment and dive together with professional. If you like to enjoy your holiday by diving in Sanur Beach, this spot can be reached around 6 km from Denpasar City. It takes around 30 minutes by driving a car, motorcycle or public transportation. The other activity you can try in Sanur Beach is sea walker. That is mean you can do many things when you visit Sanur Beach. The sensation of diving or enjoy flora and fauna become unforgettable moment.

The next question is whether you can dive or not? You don’t need to worry about it because you can take a short course. The instructor will guide you and give your suggestion when you learn it. They are professional divers and will help you to try diving in these spots. Thus, you can enjoy diving and snorkeling when you visit Bali. Next, you can see traditional dancing and local dishes.