Bali´s best dive sites

Do you know anything about diving in Bali? I bet you don’t because the paradise island is more associated with yoga retreats located far inside the jungle and world-class surf spots. But what about diving? A total of 805 species, an incredible shipwreck, and colorful reefs makes Bali one of the best places to dive in the world. The hard and soft coral is magnificent and mostly untouched with numerous sea fans and sponges. These are the best dive sites you cannot miss while studying in Bali:

Menjangan Island

Way back Pulau Menjangan was considered one of the best diving spots in the world. But after the coral bleaching over the last 20 years, the reef is not as it used to be. The positive is the reef is starting to recover and due to this, the marine life is increasing. This is a great spot to dive or snorkel with manta rays, blacktip, and whitetip sharks. With very little current and warm water, Pulau Menjangan is a great year-round diving spot for both beginners and advanced divers.

beach in Bali
The diving spots around Menjangan island are perfect for both advanced and beginner divers. Photo By Jannes Glas /  CC BY 

Tulamben

Just a short swim from the beach of Tulamben lies the wreckage of United States Army´s cargo ship USAT Liberty. This ship sunk over 60 years ago and it´s the best and most popular dive site in Bali. It is even considered as one of the best wreck dives in the world. As the wreck has been underwater for many years now the coral and marine life is immense. Expect to see bump head parrotfish, oriental sweetlips, and bluefin trevally, as well as plenty of macro life like orangutan crabs, electric clams, golden mantis shrimp and nudibranchs.

wreck diving in Bali
The US wreckage is one of the best wreck dives in the world! Photo by Vlad /  CC BY 

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is known for its crystal-clear water and abundant marine life. The two animals that are on every diver to see bucket list are Mola-Mola and manta Rays. Nusa Penida is the perfect place if you want to catch a glimpse of these two enormous and fascinating sea creatures. The famous cleaning station called Manta Point is the location where sharks and mantas gather to get a regular hygiene check. Mantas spend some hours of the day here to get their gills, teeth, and skin cleaned and you can see mantas here throughout the year. The best place to dive with Mola-mola is in Crystal bay. The high season to see the giant sunfish is from August to October.

You might also be interested in: Nusa Penida – the secret island

Mantas in nusa Penida
The cleaning station Manta Point is an excellent sot if you want to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures!  Photo By Max Gotts /  CC BY 

Needless to say, Bali is a living postcard – an Indonesian paradise with idyllic stretches of jungle and hidden beaches with colorful coral reefs. This charmful island has everything an adventure diver could dream off! And the best thing is this: Bali offers incredible diving to divers of all skill levels!

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