Bali’s best diving spots

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Where to dive in Bali

The Indonesian archipelago is known for its sumptuous landscapes, friendly people and magnificent beaches, but did you know that Bali is also renowned for something else? Scuba diving. Located just 5 km from Java, the island of Bali is the perfect place to enjoy a unique activity like scuba diving, with its contrasting climate, white sandy beaches and, above all, its scuba diving sites that are a real challenge between currents and waves.

 

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With more than twenty dive sites in Bali, you’re guaranteed a unique experience at some of the most beautiful sites in the world, where underwater visibility is more than excellent. Meet and discover fantastic species such as manta rays, sunfish, barracudas, groupers, parrotfish, scorpionfish, pygmy seahorses and dozens of types of shrimp. Some may even have come across sharks or turtles, but shhh! Whichever side of the island you choose to visit, there’s bound to be a dive spot just right for you.

Diving spots

Diving in Bali is a dream that every aficionado hopes to realize one day. For you, it’s now a real possibility, so here’s a short presentation of the main diving spots and their inherent conditions:

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A day’s diving at Amed: with its coral reef, you can make up to 3 dives in one day. An incredible place where you’ll come into contact with many exotic fish such as angelfish, parrotfish, octopus, frogfish, scorpion fish, ghost pipefish, etc. A shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

An introduction to diving in Tulamben Bay, northeast of Bali: you’ll be able to dive to discover the wreck of a ship torpedoed in 1942, the Liberty, home to an impressive and diverse aquatic fauna. Lunch of local culinary specialties.

Diving at the Blue Lagoon and Jepun: here’s a little paradise bay with white sand where you can try your hand at scuba diving and discover fantastic species such as the napoleon fish, the flamboyant cuttlefish, the nudibranch, and the reef shark, no less!

Diving at Kubu and Penuktuban: the seabed at Kubu and Penuktuban is breathtaking, and you’ll be able to discover the wreck of a Dutch ship that ran aground in 2012.



Diving in Mimpang, Tepekong and the Blue Lagoon: set off on an adventure from your hotel to discover incredible diving spots and an equally sumptuous ecosystem. Diving to depths of up to 40 m (especially at Mimpang), you’ll spot exotic fish such as ribbon eels, stonefish, leaffish, trumpetfish, sea pigs and more…

A day’s diving on the island of Nusa Penida: a unique place where aquatic life, both flora and fauna, is extremely rich. While on the surface, you can discover bats clinging to caves, underwater, the wonder continues with frogfish, horned zancke, manta rays…

So wherever you dive in Bali, your day will be filled with excitement and surprise. Initiate yourself, improve your skills and, above all, have fun diving at one or more of Bali’s most beautiful dive sites.

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