If you’re thinking of planning a scuba diving trip to Bali in 2023, then you’re in luck! Bali is home to some of the best dive sites in the world. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just getting started, there are plenty of sites for you to explore. With its stunning reefs and diverse sea life, it’s no wonder that so many people choose Bali as their destination for diving. Let’s take a look at some of the best dive sites in Bali and what makes them so special.
One of the most popular dive sites in Bali is the Tulamben wreck site. This sunken USAT Liberty ship lies just off the coast and is home to a variety of marine life. The wreck itself is over 70 years old and serves as an artificial reef with its abundance of corals, sponges, and fish. The USS Liberty was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during World War II and now lies in just 12 meters (40 feet) of water making it ideal for beginners and experienced divers alike. It’s also home to a wide variety of marine life including giant morays, barracuda and even reef sharks!
Menjangan Island is part of the West Bali National Park and offers some amazing diving opportunities with coral walls dropping down to depths of up to 30 meters (100 feet). Beginners will love exploring Menjangan Island because it has such easy access while more experienced divers can enjoy the variety of coral reefs found here. You can also find an array of marine life including sea turtles, lionfish and colourful reef fish. There are also plenty of shipwrecks scattered around making this a great spot for wreck diving too!
This small fishing village located on the east coast is well known for its great visibility and abundance of macro critters such as seahorses, pygmy sea horses, pipefish and ghost pipefish. There are several dive sites here ranging from shallow reefs to deeper walls which makes it perfect for both novice and experienced divers alike. For something truly unique, check out Jepun Reef where you can see blue spotted stingrays hiding under ledges!
There are tons more amazing dive sites throughout Bali but these three should give you a good idea about what this beautiful island has to offer when it comes to scuba diving adventures. So go ahead – start planning your next dive trip now! With its diverse range of marine life, colorful coral reefs, and easy access points, South African travellers should definitely consider exploring these incredible dive locations during their next visit to Bali.
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