Diving in Bali

Located just eight degrees from the equator, in the Java Sea, Bali is set between Islands of Lombok and Java in Indonesia. A veritable paradise island, diving in Indonesia doesn’t get much better than this. It is not just a place of lush paddy fields and gleaming temples, towering volcanoes and pretty villages, it is also has clear waters, wild beaches and wonderful marine life. Head under the surface of the water and you will be able to spot some of the world’s rarest marine species and enjoy fascinating wreck dives. You can explore coral reefs and dramatic dop-offs as well as amazing macro diving opportunities to spot the tiny critters often overlooks by other divers. Bali’s weather is tropical all year round, with warm waters and glorious sunshine as well as a mix of shore and boat diving as well as deep dives. It has two main seasons; the dry season and the wet season. The dry season runs from May through to September and it brings with it dry southeast winds from Australia. The water can be a tad cooler between June and October, but the visibility can be between 30 and 40 meters (98 to 131ft). The wet season lasts from November to March, with March considered perhaps the worst month as visibility can be reduced by the rain washing land refuse into the sea. The best time for diving in this province of Indonesia is between the transition months when the season change, so book a trip around April or October and you will find calm seas and gentle winds.

Featured places to go in Bali

Tulamben and Amed

Set on the east coast of Bali, Tulamben and Amed, these two beach towns are great for divers.

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Nusa Penida

In Bali’s south-east, there is a cluster of three islands, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan,

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Menjangan

Many of the dive sites located around Menjangan have shallow reef flats filled with corals, small fish and turtles.

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Pemuteran

Relaxed, bohemian and bathed in glorious nature, the island of Lombok and the three Gili Islands are all bleached white beaches and aquamarine waters.

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Dive Sites in Bali

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