Bali Diving

by Guest

Located in Indonesia, Bali is perhaps one of the best and most prolific natural bounties of the country. Bali is characterized by innately eye catching sights and a beautiful ambiance. Tourists, ranging from solo travelers, adventure seekers and honeymooners , spend an enthralling time amidst nature in this innately prolific destination.

This island is characterized by the large number of mangrove forests and subtropical plants. Various subtropical animals are only found in the forests here. The climate is pristine and entire area has innumerable numbers of hills and small hillocks. This region is famous for the production of sugarcane and pineapples and so, you can savor the taste of authentic Indonesian fruits in this area.

The rural ambience and the rustic atmosphere of Bali offer an innately enticing experience. So, if you are willing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Bali serves the purpose for you. Visiting Bali, especially for a diving experience, takes you right into the lap of nature. The beaches and the amazing rural atmosphere is innately enchanting. It also has some of the best street food delicacies of the country. From street style curries to vintage coffee shops- Nakhon truly pulls the right strings when it comes to cheap street food.

Tourists frequently come here to experience scuba diving here and the many dive shops here are testament to the fact. They can also enjoy an enthralling experience of walking along the beach in this exotic location. Bali comes with the best range of eateries and luxurious hotels. The food joints offer an essence of the authentic Indonesian cuisine, and the hotels offer you fine living at its very best. So, if you wish to relax and catch some time for yourself, this location can offer some of the most enticing views. So if you’re a diving enthusiast looking out for some incredible options, here is everything you always wanted to know about Bali diving.

Tulamben diving

When it comes to choosing a location for deep sea or as it is commonly called, scuba diving in Bali, you cannot go wrong with Tulamben. This is a coastal village located remotely in the Eastern parts of Bali and although it seems desolate on the first encounter, it is truly splendid and mesmerizing once you spend some time here. One of the primary attractions of this spot is the USAT Liberty Shipwreck which truly makes it stand out from other leading diving spots. This spot is incredibly famous for diving in Bali, and the best way to have a great time here is by simply exploring the majestic wreck that is home to a large number of bright and resplendent corals. You will also find a great variety of tropical fish here. The muddy water of Tulamben are perfect for diving and you’ll end up having an experience of a lifetime as you dive along the volcanic sea beds and the walls of the natural reef. If you happen to be lucky enough, then you might also stumble upon the migrating fish, sunfish, dolphins and sea turtles. The visibility of the waters is completely clear all throughout the year. The spot is great for both intermediate and advanced diving. At the same time, you can also try some casual sessions of snorkeling here.

Amed Beach

The Amed Beach of Bali should definitely be in your travel itinerary if you happen to be a diving enthusiast. The eastern shoreline of the island features a majestic underwater playground and usually when it comes to choosing between Amed Beach and Tulamben, most people choose the former. The spot was once incredibly popular for its conventional salt farming facilities. However, soon after its azure underwater troves were discovered, the spot became incredibly popular among diving enthusiasts. Jemluk Bay, is one of the most common diving spots here. Currently, this famous diving site located in the Eastern parts of Bali, which welcomes diving enthusiasts of any and every skill level. The spot is incredibly popular and is chartered extensively because it is only two hours away from Kuta. Furthermore, as it follows the route of Eastern Bali, it has automatically become a convenient destination for day trips . It is usually recommended to stay near the beach if you happen to visit, not only because it is convenient but also completely effortless. The beach itself and its primary point, Jemeluk Bay now feature a large range of guesthouses, hotels and resorts thereby making it easier for travelers to stay over. The visibility of the waters is clear, throughout the year and you will have a great time chartering along the beautiful gorgonian gardens and the bright walls of the coral reefs. You can complete your diving sessions at relatively shorter rides here and if you are lucky enough you can even spot some sea turtles, parrotfish and barracuda.

Diving in Pemuteran Bay

Located in the Northwestern parts of Bali, Pemuteran Bay is one of the premier diving sites of the island. It is a spectacular coastal community and right now it also homes the largest artificial reef project of the world. The consistently calm waves occurring all year round go into making the incredibly large area of its shallow coral reefs. At one point of time, there happened to be a dearth of visitors and a sharp dip in the popularity here, primarily due to cyanide fishing. However right now, the area has recovered and the particular dive spots have flourished due to the collaborated efforts of conservation among the local communities, the individuals operating the dives and the proprietors of the famous resort of Karang Lestari Foundation. This coastal site, covering about two hectares has now become one of the protected sites from the Marine operation team. Further protection was ensured when the project was being further developed with an added coral nursery which then comprised of the relatively sunken structures of metal, fed with low currents of electricity which aided the growth of corals. Currently, the Pemuteran waves have more than two dozen of these nurseries, thereby outshining projects taken on a similar scale in both the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans.

As you delve into the deeps of Pemuteran, you will enjoy your time diving along the calm waves. The visibility is clear almost at every single month of the year. The vivid and dense nurseries of the reef that have grown over the years will definitely attract your attention. However, centerpiece of the spot will still be the underwater gardens. These gardens were built artificially, over several years and some of them even feature statues and shrines of goddesses thereby creating an incredibly exotic ambience in the underwater. You will find several spots in the bay and almost all of them are suitable for every kind of skill level. As you dive along the bay, you might get the opportunity of catching a glimpse of the lobsters, sea fans and even morays.

Caribbean and Pacific Ocean

As you delve into the deeps of Pemuteran, you will enjoy your time diving along the calm waves. The visibility is clear almost at every single month of the year. The vivid and dense nurseries of the reef that have grown over the years will definitely attract your attention. However, centerpiece of the spot will still be the underwater gardens. These gardens were built artificially, over several years and some of them even feature statues and shrines of goddesses thereby creating an incredibly exotic ambience in the underwater. You will find several spots in the bay and almost all of them are suitable for every kind of skill level. As you dive along the bay, you might get the opportunity of catching a glimpse of the lobsters, sea fans and even morays.

Menjangan Island

The Menjangan island covers a part of the Western National Park of Bali. You can easily reach this puny island via a boat from the Labuhang Lalang Port which again is located near the famous Pemuetran Beach of the Northern Bali. The island covers a massive area of 3,800 HA while also featuring some savannahs which homes the rare Javan Rusa Deer. The deer is locally called the Menjangan’ and as suggestive from the name, it derives its origin from the island itself. Downwards along the coastline, the calm waters of coral garden offer great visibility which further ensures that you get to dive here all year round. The calm and azure waters of the island will indeed offer a spectacular underwater appeal. The shallow reefs and resplendent underwater ambience will definitely catch the attention of diving enthusiasts and snorkelers. Accessing the area is simple and you can easily reach here via boat. However, you might have to take a guide if you are looking to charter under the crystal clear surface of the spot. The deeper parts come with particular sites for your dive, popularly known as the temple wall’ The colorful reefs along this wall will definitely mesmerize all scuba diving enthusiasts. The spot is full of cardinal fish, the popular barracuda and anchor wrecks. You might also stumble upon reef sharks but then again, they happen to be slightly shy. The eel garden all the more amazing and it will definitely amuse you with its sandy bed and the garden eels that actively enjoy along the steady flow of currents. In order visit Menjangan Island, you will first have to arrange for a permit and a park guide. This can be easily handled by most of the tour operators who operate along the hotels of this area. Besides enjoying a truly rewarding session of deep sea diving, you will also end up admiring the shrines of the island. The most famous among them is the Segara Giri Temple which features a towering statue of Ganesh. Although it will take three hours to reach this spot from Bali, it will truly be worth your experience.

Do check out our other blogs on Indonesia, a particularly recommended one is on the Bukit Lawang Orangutans .

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