What are the best dive spots in Bali?

Bali is a great place to learn or to improve your scuba diving skills. It is also a great place for experienced divers and underwater photographer.

Below is a selection and description of the best dive spots in Bali and its surrounding islands.

Amed / Tulamben area

Located in North East Bali, Amed and Tulamben have some amazing diving. The most famous dive site is the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben. This 120 meters long shipwreck has an incredible history and has a very rich coral and marine life.

This area also offers many other amazing dive sites. From muck diving to sumptuous reefs, you will not be disappointed. Most of the dive sites are accessible from the shore. 

The most remarkable sightings are bumphead parrotfish, nudibranchs, frogfish, reef sharks and stingrays.

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is an island located off the south eastern coast of Bali. It is a 45 minutes fastboat ride from Sanur.

Penida offers some amazing diving and is famous for its year round sightings of manta rays. From August to October we can also spot the iconic oceanic sunfish or Mola Mola.

Conditions in Nusa Penida can be a little bit more challenging with waves and currents, but it is a great place to gain experience.

Pemuteran and Menjangan

Located in North West Bali, Pemuteran is a growing destination, but still far away and protected from mass tourism. There you will discover beautiful reefs. There are also some spectacular macro/muck dive sites for the more experienced divers and underwater photographers.

Menjangan island is a protected natural reserve. Most of the dives are walls around the island. In this crystal clear waters you will see beautiful corals, tons of reef fish as well as some white tip and black tip reef sharks.

Gili Islands

Although the Gili islands are technically in Lombok and not Bali, many fast boat companies propose the trip to the Gili Islands.

The Gilis (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) are known for its incredible population of sea turtles (green turtles and hawksbill turtles). Good visibility, low to moderate currents and warm water temperatures make the Gilis a great place to learn to dive or to get more experience in a relaxed atmosphere.


Check out our selection of Scuba Diving packages in Bali

We work with selected partners in all the best spots. Wether you are a total beginner or you want to take the next step in your diving education, we got you covered and we are here to help you find the right dive shop for you.

This post is also available in: English Indonesia

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