Seraya House Reef Dive Site
Just a few kilometer south of Tulamben, you can find Seraya House Reef Dive Site. For many photographer (professional and recreational) this dive site is known as a "Macro Paradise". Many photographer keep returning to this site regularly. As the USAT Liberty dive site is famous around the world for it's easy and extraordinary dive, Seraya is a lot less known. You however will be stunned by the diversity of small marine life and critters at this site. When you bring a underwater camera to Bali Indonesia, this dive site is a must do dive!
Seraya's dive site's profile is a gradually sloping rocky bottom and vulcanic black sand with small oases of corals and sponges. It's a easy dive with access from the beach.
You can find a half round metal cage underwater at this location that is used as a project to grow corals. At this dive site it is easy to make a dive of longer then 60 minutes on one tank, as the average depth to see all the marine attractions can be pretty shallow. An outstanding place to use Nitrox and maximize your time underwater..
Location: Few Kilometer South of Tulamben Bay
Diving Conditions: Normally easy conditions, no strong currents. Can be bit challenging when there is a swell.
Travel time to site: 2.5 hours with BIDP's mini-bus
Underwater Topography: Gentle slope of small rocks and vulcanic black sand.
Marine life: Macro Paradise.. Numorous species of Nudibranchs as well as Seahorses, Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Harlequin Ghost Pipefish), Boxer Crab, Small Murene, Frogfish and sometimes Harlequin Shrimps and More.
Puri Jati Dive Site
One of the underestimated dive sites in Bali, is Puri Jati at the North-West side of the island. This dive site has a bottom of black vulcanic sand and is the home of many amazing marine creatures. For the patient underwater photographer this is a great place to find some odd underwater animals during a "Muck Dive". For many divers this would be a boring place to dive, but for people who have the patience to find something new in macro, this is the place.. BIDP's experienced diveguides will do their best and will try to spot everything interesting. We ourselfs are many times surprised about the findings at this location and it is well worth the trip from Sanur.
However it is best to enjoy this location on a multiple day safari dive trip and stay overnight in Lovina to reduce long dayly traveling times from Sanur as a one way tip will take you around 3.5 hours by minibus.
Location: North-West Bali
Diving Conditions: Easy conditions
Travel time to site: 3.5 hours with BIDP's mini-bus
Underwater Topography: Gentle slope of vulcanic black sand.
Marine life: Various Macro opportunities