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Explore the Depths: 5 Unforgettable Scuba Diving Spots in Bali

The beautiful city of Bali in Indonesia is breathtakingly gorgeous. It has a vibrant culture and beautiful people. The mesmerising underwater world and surrounding beaches filled with colourful marine life and a diverse coral reef are ideal spots for divers and explorers alike. This guide is a breakdown of 5 hotspots for scuba diving in Bali, offering an exhilarating adventure beneath the surface.

1

Nusa Penida - Crystal Bay

Located just off the coast of Bali, Nusa Penida is a paradise for scuba divers and the Crystal Bay stands out as a gem in its own right. Known for its crystal-clear waters, powdery white sands and diverse marine life, Crystal Bay is the perfect spot for both newbies and expert divers. Explore the endless coral gardens and watch for the majestic Mola Mola, also known as the Ocean sunfish.

2

Tulamben - USS Liberty Shipwreck

The infamous USS Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben, a small fishing village to the North of Bali, is a must-visit site for all historians and diving buffs alike. Sunk during the 2nd World War, this iconic shipwreck is now home to an abundance of marine life. Encounter schools of colourful fish, beautiful coral formations and occasional reef sharks as you explore what remains of the USS Liberty under the waves.

3

Amed - Jemeluk Bay

Amed is a charming costal village in Bali famous for its black sand beaches and exceptional sites for diving. Jemeluk Bay is a favourite choice of many divers offering a look at many ocean dwellers amidst a backdrop of volcanic sands. Don't miss the chance to spot the vibrant coral gardens and explore the underwater sculptures that adorn this captivating bay.

4

Menjangan Island - The Menjangan Wall

Heading northwest of Bali is Menjangan Island, part of the archipelago of Bali and a haven for divers seeking a tranquil escape. The Menjangan Island is a vertical coral wall that plunges into the murky depths of the ocean, showcasing a beautiful array of coral species and marine inhabitants. Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the ocean that exceeds 30 meters, providing a breath taking diving expedition for everyone.

5

Padang Bai - Blue Lagoon

Padang Bai is a beautiful yet charming harbour town with easy access to the Blue Lagoon, a well-known diving site popular for its calm waters and diverse marine ecosystem. Ideal for divers of all experience levels, the Blue Lagoon offers divers the chance to encounter various colourful fish, rays and even reef sharks. The underwater landscape, featuring coral gardens and caves, adds to the allure of this site.

After a long day of diving, relax at a resort in the area like Nirjhara located in Tabanan for some rest and recuperation. The resort promises tailormade comfort for every patron of the place, with peace and relaxation that can be enjoyed in their many suite offerings. While relaxing, other things to do in Tabanan include early morning cycling among lush paddy fields, and hitting the waves with some surfing and even spending time amidst waterfalls that are known to offer spiritual and physical healing to people seeking such things.

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