Diving in Bali

Bali is one of Indonesia's most beautiful islands, and always a favorite with tourists. Although it is looks small on the map, Bali's winding and narrow roads can eat up a lot of your underwater time.

It is a beautiful island and the diving is excellent. There are many different sites here, from the clear water and steep walls of Menjangan to the famous Tulamben wreck to the 4-knot currents and cold water of Nusa Penida. The visibility is usually very good, and the fish and coral life is excellent.

Nusa Dua  and Sanur
The dives just beyond the reef line east of the northern part of Tanjung Benoa peninsula, or in front of Sanur, are not the best in Bali. But the sites are easy to get to, and there is quite a good variety of reef fish to see.
Reef Type : Drop-off to moderate depth
Access : 5 minutes by small boat
Visibility : Low, 6-8 meters (can reach 15 meters on occasion
Current : Very gentle
Coral : Limited coverage, few species
Fish : Surprisingly good variety
Highlights : Feeding frenzy on a fresh spawn
Other : Nusa Dua has slightly better coral cover than Sanur.

Nusa Penida
Across the Badung Strait from Bali's southern tip, offers some of the best diving to be found anywhere. But conditions around Penida and its two small sister islands-Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan-can sometimes be difficult, with unpredictable currents reaching four or more knots. This is not a place for beginning divers and make sure you get a reliable boat and a guide with plenty of experience.
Reef Type : Drop-offs, steep slopes
Access : 45 min to 1.5 hrs by boat
Current : Moderate to very strong (4+ knots)
Coral : Very good variety of hard corals ;excellent stand of Dendronephthya
Fish : Excellent variety; many pelagics
Highlights : Large school of sweetips, very large hawksbill turtle. Sites also hosts      
    sharks, mantas and even oceanic sunfish.
Other : Can be very cold; currents are unpredictable and often fierce.

Padang Bai
There are two main dive spots at Padang Bai : Pura Jepun and Tanjung Bungsil. These sites better than those off Nusa Dua or Sanur, but a sight colder.
Reef Type : Flat-bottomed mixed reef and sandy bottom, some wall
Access : 10 -1 5 min by small canoe
Visibility : Variable; poor to fair, 6 - 15 meters
Current : Gentle, less than 1 knot
Coral : Scattered outcrops, fair variety
Fish : Good variety and numbers
Highlights : Large feeding Titan triggerfish, blue-spotted stingrays

Candi Dasa
Just offshore from Candi Dasa is tiny Tepekong, a little outcrop that offers some spectacular diving.
Geography : Steep coral walls; underwater canyon
Access : 20-30 min by small outboard
Visibility : Variable; poor to very good; 6 - 20 meters
Current : Can be extremely strong, more than 5 knots
Coral : Excellent coverage and variety
Fish : Literally teeming with fish
Highlights : Tepekong's Canyon, good chance to see pelagics
Other : Very tricky currents, strong surge; uncomfortably cold

Divers on a tight schedule could dive Cemeluk in the morning, and the Tulamben wreck-just a few kilometers away- in the afternoon. Cemeluk - often called Amed - offers the best variety of fish life we have seen in all of Bali.
Reef Type : Coastal reef; flats, slope and wall
Access ; 5 min by small boat
Visibility : fair to good, 10 - 20 meters
Current : Mild
Coral : Excellent; best hard coral variety in Bali
Fish : excellent numbers, superb variety
Highlights : Density of fish on the deep wall; coral species just off beach

Just 30 meters from the beach at Tulamben is a World War II ship of the Liberty class, broken up but impressively large, stretching along more than 100 meters of steeply sloping sand. The top of the wreck is just 3 meters underwater; the bottom is at 29 meters.
Reef Type : Liberty ship wreck; wall
Access : Beach; ship is 30 meters offshore
Visibility : Fair to good, 12-15 meters
Current : None
Coral : Good growth of encrusting animals on wreck; fine coral on wall
Fish : Superb variety, excellent numbers
Highlights : Full moon night dive on wreck
Other : Fish on wreck are regularly fed and quite tame; during midday wreck
    can be crowded.

Menjangan island hangs just offshore of the mountainous point in far northwesern Bali. Beacuse the island is in a protected position, currents and wind-generate waves are rarely a bother, and the reefs here offer fine diving, particularly for beginning and intermediate divers.
Reef Type : Walls, particularly rugged; wreck
Access : 30 min by boat from Labuan Lalang post
Visibility : Very good to superb, 25-50 meters
Current : Very slight
Coral : Very good numbers and variety; abundant soft corals
Fish : Good number, only average variety
Highlights : "Anker" wreck
Other : Particularly large variety of parrotfishes

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