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.

USAT Liberty shipwreck Bali - Florine

The USAT Liberty Shipwreck: 11 reasons why it became Bali #1 dive site

Beyond its lush nature and serene temples, Bali is a treasure trove of diving spots. Among its underwater gems, one shines brighter than the others: the USAT Liberty Shipwreck. This World War II remnant has captivated divers from all over the world since the 1980s. When diving in Bali, a trip to its northeast coast is a must for any passionate scuba diver, free

Where to recover from jetlag in Bali?

Once you arrive at Denpasar Airport, the journey to the best dive sites in Bali is still quite a while longer. If you arrive from America or, like me, from Europe, you may need some serious rest after often more than 20 hours of flight. Besides, Bali is in the GMT+8 time zone, so there is a 13-hour time difference from NYC (12 in

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

Bali is a dream destination for many scuba divers. After two 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 plan a trip to Bali by

Diving in Menjangan Island: Bali coral wonderland

When going diving in Bali, many scuba divers forget to put Menjangan Island on their itinerary. However, the island of the deer (its name in Indonesian), located on Bali north-west shore, is a dream place for snorkelers and scuba divers avid of clear turquoise waters and colourful coral gardens. Indeed, the island is part of one of the oldest national parks in Indonesia: its

Diving the Liberty shipwreck at sunrise

At the end of a curvy road, up and down the slopes of Mount Agung, between the jungle and the rice fields, lies the Balinese village of Tulamben on a black pebble beach. Without the periodic wrath of Agung, an active volcano, Tulamben would have stayed a village in the middle of nowhere. Not only is it an incredible macro diving spot where underwater

Diving in Nusa Lembongan: Mission Mola-Mola in Bali

The Mola-Mola, or oceanic sunfish, is certainly the best ambassador of scuba diving in Bali and maybe Indonesia. Meeting the heaviest bony fish in the world (it can weigh up to 1000 kg) is like searching for the Holy Grail for most scuba divers coming from all over the world. Located on Bali south-east shore near Sanur, the island of Nusa Lembongan is the

Jukung on Amed beach

The charm of a jukung dive in Amed, Bali

Located on the northeastern coast of Bali, Amed is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations on the island of the Gods. Dive sites such as the Wall and the Pyramids are some of the best dive sites in Bali. Scuba divers can frequently see underwater anemone fish and nudibranchs. Amed is about muck diving and is perfect for beginners thanks to its