3, 2, 1 Hold your breath and explore the underwater world. Here are the best diving spots in Bali
Would you also say that water is your element? There is just so much to discover in the vast depths of the oceans. Beautiful colorful fish, shipwrecks, glowing plants and so much more can all be explored by you during a dive. But what makes diving in Bali so special? This is the subject of today’s article. Let yourself be surprised as I introduce you to the most beautiful dive sites in Bali.
What makes a dive really unique? The colorful underwater world in itself is awesome, but if you then see a sunken ship, it’s even more impressive. The Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben on Bali provides you with the right spot for an adventurous diving experience.
In Asia it is even called one of the best wrecks. A bit spooky, it lies just a few meters from the beach on the seabed and is even suitable for inexperienced divers due to its shallow depth. No wonder Bali is one of the best travel destinations in Asia.
Of course, besides the shipwreck, you will also encounter other floating creatures. Who doesn’t know him, Nemo, the clownfish? This and numerous other fascinating underwater creatures such as moraines or lionfish will definitely swim past your diving goggles at one time or another.
Amed’s underwater world
Diving in Bali is all the more fun when you can be a little more undisturbed and leave the big hotel chains and parties behind you. The villages of Amed, Jemeluk and Lipah are located along a 15 km long stretch of coast.
These places are popular for their beautiful, pristine bays, dark sand beaches and ideal diving conditions. There is no need to go out to sea for a long time here, because the bright, large coral reefs extend directly under the water surface not far from the shore. Of course that is not enough. Jemeluk Beach has another surprise in store for you. The Japanese Ship Wreck is one of the greatest snorkeling and diving spots in Bali.
It lies in shallow water and is therefore accessible to everyone. It may take you a few seconds to spot the wreck. Due to the settlement of soft and hard corals, the ship looks more like an underwater bed. You can actually dive here all year round, but the best time is between April and November.
Manta Point on Nusa Penida
The small island of Nusa Penida between Bali and Lombok is a paradise for divers and snorkelers and should not be missing from my tips for diving in Bali. On Nusa Penida you have to visit the diving spot Manta Point. Manta Point is especially interesting for those who want to see a ray live in Bali.
The so-called manta rays settle here between September and October, which is why the probability of seeing a ray is equal to 98% percent. Take the underwater camera with you and take photos of the royal underwater giants, which can be up to 7m wide. By the way, you can easily get to the island of Nusa Penida by speedboat or ferry from Sanur or Padang Bai.
Crystal Bay off Nusa Penida
Another attractive diving spot in Bali is off Nusa Penida. The Crystal Bay convinces with magical, white beaches, colorful fish and beautiful coral reefs as well as gigantic sunsets. However, dives at Crystal Bay off Nusa Penida require practiced diving experience, since the currents can be very intense here. So if you don’t have a diving license yet, take the opportunity and take part in a snorkeling course that is offered on site.
As with every great diving spot, a highlight awaits you here. With a little luck you can see the up to 3.5m large sunfish here between May and November. As with Manta Point, you can easily take the ferry to Crystal Bay.
Penyabangan in Bali
Located in the north of Bali, Penyabangan awaits you. This dive site is still one of the few that is a little less known and therefore overshadowed by other wonderful dive spots. If you want to dive undisturbed then Penyabangan on Bali is my answer for you. There are over 40 fantastic dive spots lined up here, which present you with parrotfish and boxfish as well as seahorses.
The local diving school called North Bali Divecenter also offers fantastically beautiful dives to the dive spots Magic Forest Bali and Ships’ Graveyard Bali. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will be offered the colorful underwater world that you will never forget.
Menjangan Island in Bali
Northwest Bali is worth a trip for its unique natural landscape, unforgettable underwater world and numerous temples alone. The Menjangan Island in Bali is ideal for diving and snorkeling and will amaze you with the turquoise blue shimmering water.
Just 2km long and 500m wide, the island has strange animal inhabitants. Among other tourists, you will meet deer on Menjangan Island. How surreal to see deer in such a heavenly place, isn’t it?
When diving you can swim along the cliffs, past huge coral gardens, anemones, rays or turtles. Whole mackerel or schools of tuna also appear here. Of course, diving schools have settled at such a fantastic diving spot, with which you can arrange a wide variety of diving trips.
And now I’ll give you another tip. If you plan to visit Menjangan Island in Bali, then you have to consider that you have to pay an entrance fee of around 12€ since it is a national park.
Seraya Secrets in Bali
The name Seraya Secrets in Bali already sounds like music to the ears and raises expectations for an unforgettable adventurous experience. If the corals and colorful fish are so bright during the day, imagine what happens at night! Because of this, this site is highly recommended for night dives, so you can spot many more amazing species that only become active at night.
If you want Seraya Secrets to explore Bali, you have to go to the small fishing village of Tulamben on the north coast of Bali. Low currents, 20m visibility and 30 degrees water temperature make the dive legendary in the truest sense of the word. Many underwater photographers take the opportunity and try to get the rare coral and crab species as well as frogfish and ghost pipefish in front of the lens.
Blue Lagoon in Padang Bai
Another incredibly beautiful spot for diving in Bali is the Blue Lagoon in Padang Bai. Located in the east of Bali, it enchants diving enthusiasts with a paradisiacal white sandy beach and a calm sea. For you, this means that the conditions for diving could not be better.
The Temple and the so-called Wall, or Drop Off, are the two underwater treasures that make the Blue Lagoon so significant. While the temple is a shallow diving spot and houses hard and soft corals, you will find the most majestic sea creatures on the reef wall, which drops vertically up to 30m deep. Swim past lionfish, scorpion fish, reef and nurse sharks, turtles and sunfish.