The Island of Bali offers some unparalleled experiences to its visitors. Bali remains popular as a tropical Island gateway mostly because of its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes. Bali has also emerged as a popular diving and snorkeling destination because of the deep blue ocean, underwater marine life and the colourful coral reefs. Diving and snorkeling represent a welcome addition to the island’s bucket list of experiences. Bali, as a diving destination, gives an amazing experience to all divers and snorkelers. Here is a list of the best diving sites in Bali that you must visit during your Bali experience.
Menjangan Island remains an amazing diving spot where you find some of the best preserved underwater coral reefs. The Island is remotely located and therefore remains untouched. The underwater area is a protected natural reserve and you require boat access to reach the diving spots. Here you find some excellent colourful reefs under the transparent shallow water, giving superior visibility even up to 50 meters. Snorkelers and divers equally love visiting the Menjangan Island for this spectacular underwater natural beauty. The diving experience at Menjangan Island remains unique and ranks it among the best diving sites in Bali.
This amazing dive site is located in East Bali at a convenient driving distance of only two hours from Kuta. Generally, tourists visit here on day trips, but overnight stays also remains popular because of the availability of a large number of hotels and resorts. The diving site has dense gardens, beautiful coral reefs and many shipwrecks sites like a WWII Japanese patrol wreckage. Here you will find over 35 diving sites. A boat trip of 10 to 15 minutes takes you to most of the locations. The underwater marine life remains absolutely stunning, and you can find sea turtles, barracuda, stingrays and parrotfish as you swim through the turquoise waters.
Seraya Secrets is an important diving site in Bali, famous for the rich fauna and unique colourful underwater life. There are plenty of rare underwater creatures spotted in this location and this diving site is recommended for night diving. Seraya Secrets remains a popular Muck Diving spot where you find unique marine creatures like Cuttlefish, Nudibranch, Pipefish, Pygmy Seahorse and Seahorse. The underwater photography remains absolutely brilliant and so highly recommended.
USAT Liberty wreck diving spot in Tulamben
The USAT Liberty wreck is the most famous among all other diving location in Bali. This amazing diving spot is at a distance of 30 minutes driving from Amed. The shipwreck remains the main attraction of this diving spot. You find a large number of tropical fishes and colourful coral reefs here, creating picturesque underwater beauty. The turquoise blue water makes it ideal for snorkelers and divers to explore the underwater marine life. You find here many colourful fishes like sunfish, sea turtles, dolphins and even migrating mantas. All level of divers from intermediate to advance can access this diving location.
This diving spot is located in the Northern part of Bali where you find a stunning underwater scenic bay with unparalleled beauty. The largest know ‘bio rock’ reef is found here. This diving site also has an artificial underwater garden developed as a part of the artificial reef project. Diving and snorkeling around the reefs always remain a unique experience for enthusiastic divers.
Nusa Penida remains an amazing diving place in South Bali. Here the ocean water has strong underwater currents and only experienced scuba divers are recommended to dive. Moreover, you can find the manta ray, one of the stunning underwater species. You can expect to encounter the manta ray, and swimming along with the large species remains a great experience.
Besides the diving opportunities, Bali offers the explorer many unique cultural experiences. Travel there is relatively inexpensive if you spend a little effort searching out deals. The Island(s) also offer ample upscale accommodations for those who prefer a more resort-like experience.