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BALI DIVE SITES & SCUBA LOCATIONS

Sanur Dive Sites

Although underestimated by many divers and dive centers in Bali, the area of Sanur houses some nice dive sites with variable coral and possible encounters with reef shark as well as many different macro finds. Due to the very gradual sloping bottom of the area, limited visibility and mild currents can be found here depending on tides and other factors. Access is provided from local boats called "Jukung". View our page about Sanur with dive sites map. Continue reading →

Nusa Penida Dive Sites

Nusa Penida is one of Bali's sister islands to the east which lies approx. in the middle between Bali and Lombok in the Lombok Strait. The dive sites around Penida are known for their crystal clear waters with sometimes chilling cold upwellings from the deep oceanic basin of the Indian ocean, south of Bali.

Nusa Penida and the accompanying island's Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan are the appropriate place for drift diving and encounters with large pelagic fish like Manta Rays and Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola). The reefs are very pristine and variable around these islands and beside the large fish, there are also many macro opportunities here. Squat lobsters in Crinoids (featherstars), frogfish, reef sharks and when you lucky turtles and passing dolphins (although rare) can be seen around these islands. Continue reading →

Central (East) Coast Dive Sites

The central coast dive sites are situated and accessed from Padangbai and Candidasa. Beside some dive locations at the coast of Padangbai, this is the place to visit the Gili islands of Bali; Gili Mimpang, Gili Tepekong and Gili Biaha. Like the island of Nusa Penida, these Gili islands can offer great encounters with large pelagics and sharks, but also inhabit the change of an challenging strong current which make these locations an inappropriate place for beginning divers.. Continue reading →

West-Bali & Menjangan Dive Sites

At the west-side of Bali, near the ferry to Java, there are a great diversity of dive sites mainly around Menjangan island (Deer island) with it's beautiful wall-dives and the Muck diving location with strange critters known by the name "Secret bay" (aka Gilimanuk bay). Continue reading →

Tulamben Area Dive Sites

The dive sites of Bali's north-east coast around Tulamben are mainly situated on a nutrient rich bottom composition of volcanic black sand and rocks. Undoubly one of the best and easiest wreck dives of the world can be found here at the remains of the USAT Liberty, a 120m victim of the second world war. Beside this famous wreck, there are some beautiful locations with abundance of marine life which are loved by underwater photographers who keep returning here time after time. Large bumphead parrot fish, Sweetlips, Garden eels, Batfish, a huge 'house' Barracuda, Large school of Big eyed trevally and different types of Pygmy seahorses (Hippocampus denise & bargibanti) are among the inhabitants of this area. Continue reading →

Amed Dive Sites

Amed's dive sites resemble nearly the same bottom and topography as the dive sites of the Tulamben area and the marine species that can be found here are also comparable. During the last few years there has been great developments for the diving tourism around this area with new accommodations and dive centers constructed. Beside some dives accessable from shore, many diving locations here are visited by local boat (Jukung). It is possible also to visit Gili Selang from here. Continue reading →

Other Dive Sites Around Bali

Basically there are many places at the north coast of Bali that have very good conditions for Scuba diving with abundance of underwater life and critters. Many sites have however not been surveiled yet and carry no particular names. A dive site called "Puri Jati" gets more popular since recent years and is loved by the serious underwater photographers and muck divers.

Although surfers and tourists enjoy Bali' s south west coast, the high surf usually makes this area too rough for Scuba diving. Most divesites are on Bali' s lesser exposed east and north/west coast. Continue reading →


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