Bali is an Indonesian island lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts. In the recent years, it has become the famous spot of scuba divers. Bali has been voted as one among the top ten dive locations in the world by a Scuba diving magazine. Scuba diving in Bali is a real treat with the warm, tropical waters and the myriad of rainbow colored fish that swim through it at all hours of the day.
There is something for all levels of experience, as the waters of Bali can accommodate everyone from those who are just beginning their diving careers to those who have quite few dives under their belt. Some diving spots are open only for the professional divers. Some spots like Tulamben, Padang Bai, Puri Jati, and Amed are open even for beginner divers.
More experienced divers can have a fun day of speedboat diving in the most exciting diving area, Nusa Penida, in Bali. Seraya, with all its tiny macro creatures and easy shore diving is a favourite spot for underwater photographers. The dives here are very spectacular because of the long coastal reef, reef slopes and wall diving. Amed and Jemeluk beach is reputed to be the home of the best hard coral community in Bali.
Sansur and Nusa Dua are located just 5 minutes away from the shore and therefore are very accessible. Beginners and novice divers will enjoy diving here because of the gentle current. Although hard corals are scarce, there are amny colorful fishes made up for the shortfall. Short corals and sponges can also be found thriving on the reefs.
For those who enjoy shipwreck diving, Tulamben shipwreck is the dive site that must not be missed. Night dive on this wreck is described by many divers as spectacular. The wreck was the US Liberty, sunk in World War2 by Japanese submarine in 1942.
Diving in Bali offers a wonderful chance to see a great variety of marine life, and this makes the dive so much exciting. Underwater life that can be seen on a dive here include anemone fish, tuna, clownfish, moray eels, sweet lips fish, sea whips, turtles, snappers, mola mola and many others.
Unlike any other top dive destinations in the world, Bali has many hidden secrets below the waves. This brings more tourists to this magical paradise and we should not miss it at any cost.