Top five destinations for scuba diving in Bali
If you are an adventure lover and decided to explore the underwater life, go for scuba diving. It is however important you prepare your own bucket list for the best diving destinations of the world. We all are aware that the best diving destinations are located in and around the Caribbean, but do you know there are beautiful diving destinations in Southeast Asia. In case you are a backpacking diver or a first-timer or just want to experience the sea life, start your scuba diving activity in the Island of Gods, Bali. Below are the handpicked top diving destinations in Bali, Indonesia.
TULAMBEN IN EAST BALI – This is a diving paradise in Bali and a top spot for all divers. It takes around one and half hour drive to reach this remote coastal village from Kuta, SEMINYAK AND UBUD. Once you reach there, you can dive in the amazing TULAMBEN BAY and many other diving spots like – The USAT Liberty Cargo shipwreck, Paradise Reef, Drop Off, ALAMANDA REEF, BATU KELEBIT and pristine KUBU REEF. The beauty of this area is there are a large number of colourful corals and tropical fishes. The entire area has volcanic mud that came when the MOUNT AGUNG erupted way back in 1963. The underwater is clear and full of colourful marine species like sunfish, sea turtles and dolphins. Divers going to enjoy scuba diving in this area will definitely be going to have a great time and unlimited fun.
AMED IN EAST BALI – Another important and famous diving place in Bali is AMED, in the East of Bali. Here divers with any skill level can visit and enjoy the underwater life. AMED is located far off in East Bali, so from Kuta, the driving time would be nearly two and a half hours to reach this place. The best way to enjoy diving here is to book any resort and stay overnight. AMED has a nice beach that can make your stay pleasant. The diving water is clear, and you can find amazing coral reef walls inside the water as high as up to eight meters. Moreover, you can also find sea turtles, barracuda, stingrays and parrotfish as you dive and swim through the water.
PEMUTERAN BAY IN NORTH BALI – This is another great diving destination in the North of Bali. This is an amazing scenic bay known for its beauty and calmness. Moreover, this is famous as the largest known “BIOROCK” reef site. This diving site is open and throughout the year enthusiastic diving lovers reach here to dive and enjoy the underwater adventures. There are underwater gardens made as a part of the world’s largest artificial reef project which is an added beauty to this amazing diving spot.
Liberty Wreck Bali.
MENJANGAN ISLAND IN NORTH BALI –
If you are excited to watch the underwater beauty, head on towards THE MENJANGAN ISLAND IN NORTH BALI. This is said to be a paradise for all Snorkelers and divers because of the shallow reefs. You need to take a boat to travel to this amazing island ready to dive with your diving kit. There are various marked areas within the diving zone those are deeper, yet filled with a colourful reef. You have never seen such beautiful coral gardens and amazing marine lives elsewhere in any other diving site. Go there to dive on your next Bali holidays and feel the excitement.
NUSA PENIDA IN SOUTH BALI
If you want to dive and see the world’s rarest pelagic species, you must head on towards NUSA PENIDA in South Bali. However, this diving spot’s water connects up with the Indian Ocean bringing in strong currents. It is therefore recommended you only choose to dive here if you are experienced in scuba diving. You can find amazing underwater species that includes frogfish, seahorses, and NUDIBRANCHS as well as colourful reefs. Crystal Bay and Manta Point are the two famous diving points in NUSA PENIDA.
So, are you excited to dive? Don’t think, just make a travel plan to Bali and unleash your diving desires.