Bali is known for its beautiful dive sites. The greatest feature is the rich and deep drop-offs, steep banks, volcanic outcrops, coral ridges and one of the most famous wrecks in the world (USS Liberty Shipwreck). We will take you to the best dive sites in Bali, starting from East Bali (Ahmed &Tulamben) to West Bali,Menjangan island.
Located in East Bali, two hour drive from the airport, Amed is a quiet fishing village and has some fine dive sites. Due to the limited number of visitors to the area, the sea life is healthy and abundant. Jemeluk Bay is one of them, after a gentle slope out from shore, the wall here drops off dramatically to depths of 40 m plus.
Further north, the USS liberty shipwreck in Tulamben is one of the most popular dive sites in Bali. With beach access, it is also one of the safest shipwreck dive sites in the world, even suited for beginners. The shipwreck was hit and sank in 1942 and now lies on a black sand shelf that slopes from 6-30 meters. The shipwreck is covered by a striking array of coral reefs and an abundance of various fishes including Sweet Lips, surgeon fishes and many more. It is also common to see the schooling of Big-Eye trevally. Sometimes, diver can spot the great Barracuda.
As a part of Bali Barat National Park, Menjangan Island is well known for its magnificent underwater world. It is a world-famous dive site which offers un-spoiled coral reefs and hugely diverse marine fauna. With deep coral reef walls, and a wreck known as ‘Anker’, it is one of the Bali’s best dive sites. The island has the best coral growth in Bali, and as it a marine reserve the protection regulations help keep it unspoiled! With about 5km of coast, all of which leads directly into a dive-site, you can dive dozens of times here without repetition.
Our trip FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtful planning tailored to our needs and wants, and making our trip such a worry-free vacation in a foreign country.
X. L., Boston, MA
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