Where to try scuba diving in Bali

The island of Bali, with its emerald beaches and rich underwater world, is truly a paradise for diving enthusiasts. For those who aspire to delve into the mysterious depths of the ocean and discover the beauty of the underwater world, Bali offers numerous thrilling opportunities. In this article, we will explore the best diving spots in Bali, where exciting adventures, incredible marine life, and unique underwater landscapes await you. Let's embark together on an incredible journey into the world of underwater adventures on this magical island!

We invite you to the kingdom of silence, where giant mantas glide above you, casting shadows with their wings, and below you unfolds a real carnival of colorful fish, coral reefs, impressive moray eels, and graceful octopuses.

Top diving spots on the island of Bali:

1. Tulamben

Tulamben is one of the most thrilling diving spots on the east coast of the island of Bali. The fame of this diving spot is brought by the sunken American ship, the Liberty, during World War II, which over the years underwater has transformed into a mesmerizing coral reef. This is an excellent location for both beginners and experienced divers. The ship is located close to the shore, making it visible even from the surface. The gentle tides provide excellent visibility, making each dive truly memorable. Just imagine the excitement of exploring the ship from the inside!

Here, we organize diving tours with training for beginners and experienced divers.


2. Blue Lagoon

On the southeast coast of the island of Bali unfolds one of the most exciting diving spots - Blue Lagoon. This secluded and picturesque underwater realm promises extraordinary experiences for all lovers of underwater adventures. Clear water and an abundance of soft and hard corals create an impressive underwater landscape. Moderate currents and favorable underwater conditions ensure a comfortable dive. For those who are just starting their diving experience, Blue Lagoon offers the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors. This location is perfect for obtaining an Open Water Diver (OWD) certification or for continuing education.


3. Menjangan

The island of Menjangan is part of the Bali National Park, located in the northwest. The crystal clear water and the diversity of marine life make this location one of the most popular diving spots. The coral reef stretches for 100-150 meters and descends 60 meters deep. The reef walls, dotted with dark caves, covered in colorful sponges and corals, impress even the most experienced divers. Large barracudas, sea turtles, octopuses, and even sharks are regular visitors to the coral reef.

Favorable conditions allow divers to enjoy diving, both experienced divers and those who are about to make their first dive.


4. Nusa Penida

A magical place for those who dream of encountering mantas - majestic rays that seem like huge alien creatures as they glide through the water and block the rays of light breaking through. Diving with mantas at Manta Point, coral reefs, diverse marine life makes your dive unforgettable. Closer to October, when the water temperature drops to 16 degrees, divers from all over the world head to Nusa Penida to meet the unique fish - the mola mola. It rises closer to the surface, to the coral reef, where small fish clean it.

Immerse yourself in this incredible world, engage in underwater photography, marvel at the bustling life of the inhabitants of the coral reef, or interact with the peaceful and curious mantas - all this is possible with our diving program "Diving with Mantas."


5. Gili

Diving enthusiasts will especially appreciate diving in the waters of the Gili Islands. If you want to meet a sea turtle, here your dream will definitely come true. Several species of turtles live near the Gili Islands, and the islands are even called "turtle islands". Getting to know more than 3500 species of marine creatures, making several dives in different locations without rush, the 3 days and 2 nights program "Diving in Gili Air" will allow you to do just that.


The next place is located in Indonesia, but it is far from Bali. We included it as a bonus in the list because it is exactly a 3-hour flight away if you dream of seeing the most diverse coral reef on the planet.

6. Raja Ampat

Experienced divers who have seen a lot will be amazed by the beauty and diversity of the underwater world of the Raja Ampat archipelago. The islands, located in the northwest part of Papua, are home to over 75% of known coral species and over 1,300 species of fish. These waters are populated by mantas, sharks, tropical fish, and other unique marine creatures. The clear, pristine waters create ideal conditions for observing the underwater world and taking photographs. Here you will find some of the best dive sites in the world, including Misool, Arborek Jetty, and The Passage. The remote location of the islands ensures almost zero human impact on the underwater world. The density of inhabitants is such that divers encounter over 300 species of marine fauna in a single dive. And it's not just small coral fish, gobies, wrasses, and angelfish, but also manta rays, giant trevallies, and turtles.


In 2007, Raja Ampat was recognized as one of the most important underwater heritage sites on Earth. Active efforts are being made here to preserve the marine environment, so every dive in Raja Ampat not only brings you unforgettable experiences but also contributes to maintaining the balance of the ecosystem.

When can you go diving in Bali?

Bali is an ideal location for diving, which can be enjoyed almost year-round. During the dry season, the beauty of the underwater world is fully revealed, and the warm water and calm ocean allow even beginners to enjoy the process.

Where can you try diving in Bali?

Our diving programs are designed for both novice divers and certified divers. Having a certification provides several advantages:

- The ability to dive in any country. PADI certification is recognized by all diving centers.
- Freedom underwater. OWD certification allows you to dive without an instructor. However, having a dive guide is highly recommended. They will help you with the route during the dive.
- More enjoyment. After training in diving centers, you will say goodbye to fear, feel confident and relaxed.




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