Category: Diving in Bali


Diving in Bali is one of the best in Asia-Pacific with famous diving spots such as Tulamben and Nusa Penida and famous dives such as the USAT Liberty wreck, Manta Point and Crystal Bay. The island of the Gods is a great destination for scuba divers who love wreck diving and mola-molas. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Nusa Lembongan and Menjangan Island.

The marine life in Bali is mostly about mola molas, manta rays, bumphead parrotfish, clownfish and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 5 mm wetsuit. The best season is often from May to October. The best dive sites can be reached by boat or from the shore.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Bali. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, when is the best time to go, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Bali is a lower budget destination, so you won’t need to save up for too long.

2 weeks in Bali: my ultimate road trip itinerary for scuba divers

Bali is a dream destination for many scuba divers and now after 2 trips there I can easily understand why. The island of the Gods is a paradise for adventure seekers and culture lovers while being very affordable. If you look at scuba diving package holidays you might have been shocked by the price tag whereas it is simple to organise by yourself a

Diving in Menjangan: the coral wonderland of Bali

If you are looking for the best diving in Bali, you need to put Menjangan Island on your itinerary. Located at the north-west end of Bali, the island of the deer (meaning of its name in Indonesian) is the dream place for snorkelers and scuba divers avid of clear turquoise waters and colourful coral gardens away from the crowd. “Wait a second…There are deer in

USAT Liberty : wreck diving in Tulamben, Bali

If you are looking for the best places to scuba dive in Indonesia, you need to go to the north-east of Bali. At the end of a curvy road, up and down the hills, between the jungle and the rice fields, lies on a black pebble beach the village of Tulamben. Without the periodical wrath of Mount Agung, Tulamben would have stayed a tiny

Diving in Nusa Lembongan: Mission Mola-Mola in Bali

The Mola-Mola, the giant ocean sunfish, is like the ambassador of scuba diving in Bali. Meeting the heaviest bony fish in the world (it can weight up to 1000 kg) is like searching for the Holy Grail for most scuba divers coming from all over the world. It is only on my second trip to Bali that I finally had the chance to meet

Jukung on Amed beach

Dive with traditions: the Jukung dive in Amed, Bali

Beyond the usual way of diving with big cruise boats such as the ones that cover the Red Sea, sometimes on the journey we have the fantastic opportunity to associate scuba diving with local traditions. In Tulamben & Amed, in Bali, Indonesia, I had the chance to experiment with the “Jukung” dive! Thanks to the relaxed village atmosphere of Amed, the fresh grilled seafood available and the