Bali is an island surrounded by beautiful beaches with different character of sand and sea water-color on each beaches. Some beaches in Bali has beautiful underwater view that are perfect for diving, snorkeling and free diving. Yes, Bali is well known for its beautiful coral and many fish species. You can enjoy the beautiful underwater view in Bali either by snorkeling, diving or free diving. Take your loved ones to enjoy it together. Here are our recommendation for 5 best Bali diving sites:
Menjangan Island is a small island in the western part of Bali and part of West Bali National Park. This is the best place for diving and snorkeling in Bali. You can see beautiful underwater garden, beautiful coral reefs and marine life. Menjangan also has reef drop-off as deep as 60 meters.
If you are lucky enough, you can see herd of deer that inhabit this island and protected by the government. There is also a Hindu temple called Segara Giri Dharma Kencana, Balinese people come here just for religious ceremonies.
How to get there? You should riding from South Bali around 3 hours and stop at Labuhan Lalang. After that, you have to rent a boat and rent diving or snorkeling equipment then cross by speedboat for about 30 minutes.
Amed Beach, located in the North East of Bali coast, good for snorkeling and diving activity. In here you can find some diving or snorkeling spots starting from the Japanese Shipwreck, see the underwater post box at Jemeluk Beach, and Bunutan. In Amed, the snorkeling spot is just a few meters from the shoreline so you do not have to rent a boat. You just need to rent snorkeling or diving equipment and get ready to enjoy the beautiful underwater at Amed.
The location is not far from Amed Beach, Tulamben is the best snorkeling and diving site in Bali. It is most popular dives sites on Bali. You can see the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942 lies just off shore. Tulamben also has various types of fish ranging from small to large size. Tulamben is also a favorite place for you who want to learn free diving.
Nusa Penida is a part of Klungkung district and it is an island where you can see manta, sunfish, beautiful coral reefs and many different species of fish. You can enjoy it by diving or snorkeling. Some of the best spots are Manta Cove, Manta Point, Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay, Ceningan Wall, Pura Ped and many more. Depths are from 5 to 25 meters.
Nusa Lembongan is also one of the best spots for diving and snorkeling in Klungkung District. Lembongan Bay and mangrove are the best spot to enjoy it. You can even swim with Manta or get closer to see Mola-mola or sunfish and various types of coral reefs. On this island you have to rent a boat to enjoy the underwater scenery.