Bali is probably one of the best spots to dive in the world. Warm water, marine diversity, famous dive sites like the Liberty Shipwreck or Crystal Bay, Bali is a dream come true for divers who like wreck diving and manta rays. Here is the most efficient itinerary you can do in 5 days, based on my ultimate Bali road trip itinerary. Ready to go? Just follow the guide!
To get around Bali you can rent a motorbike, however, when diving in Bali it isn’t the easiest option if you travel with your diving gear. In that case, I recommend renting a car. This is a great way to visit the island while being as free as a bird and it is way cheaper than a taxi. If you don’t feel confident driving on Bali’s road, you can still hire a driver to follow the following itinerary.
Day 1 – Sanur
After your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport, you can reach Sanur in only 25 minutes driving outside of the rush hours. Start by checking in at your hotel and a dive centre for the next morning. Then you can spend the day relaxing at the beach.
Day 2 – Sanur / Amed
After enjoying the sunrise over Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, you can go for a 2-tank dive trip in the morning. Dive centres of Sanur may take you diving in Nusa Lembongan to Crystal Bay or Manta Point if sea conditions allow. After lunch, it’s time to head to Amed, on the way you can visit Taman Tirtagangga gardens. At your arrival, check-in at your hotel and a dive centre for the next morning
Day 3 – Amed / Tulamben / Amed
In the morning, the dive centre you booked will surely recommend that you start by diving in Tulamben, the famous Liberty shipwreck. This dive is so famous that it is better to get there before the rest of the island does. If you are not too tired, you can go diving again in the afternoon or relax on Jemeluk Beach which is also a popular snorkelling spot.
Day 4 – Amed / Ubud
The next morning you can return diving in Amed or you can sleep in, you’re on holidays after all! After lunch, it’s time to head to Ubud. On the way, you can visit Goa Gajah Temple. Before checking in at your hotel, you will have time to explore its colourful market and monkey forest both located in the centre.
Day 5 – Ubud
Before making your way back to the airport, depending on what time is your flight, you can enjoy a Balinese massage session if you don’t have too much time, or head to Tegallalang rice terraces and Tirta Empul Temple if you have an evening flight.
Have a look at these alternative itineraries in Bali in case you have more or less time during your trip on the Indonesian island:
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