Bali Dive Sites
Bali's most popular dive destination and with good reason. It is the home of the U.S.A.T. LIBERTY, a World War II cargo ship that was torpedoed and left upon the beach. In 1963 Liberty was swept into the ocean by the eruption of Mt. Agung and now rests in water between 5 and 30 meters deep.In the vicinity of the wreck are other world famous sites, home to 100ís species of reef fish, soft and hard corals, nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses and other rarities. A photographerís paradise!
USAT Liberty Wreck
USAT Liberty is the name of U.S. Army ship that was sunk after hit by Japanese submarine torpedo. It happened in 1942, during World War II. The vessel was then intentionally docked on the rocky beach of Tulamben. Until in 1963, Mount Agung erupted and the magma flow pressed the wreck back into the ocean. And the result, this wreck can be seen only through a snorkel, because it is at a depth of 3-29 meters below sea level. Almost every day, there are a lot of divers and snorkellers in and around this 120 meter long wreck, with side deck overlooking the ocean. The best part; the wreck can be reached by swimming from the shore. Liberty is covered with coral reefs and as a house to diverse species of fish. There are napoleon wrasse, barracuda, rays, coral fish , octopus, garden eels, moray, giant bumphead parrotfish, and the occasional hawksbill turtle. Lovely!
Beach dive on dramatic drop off up to 80 meters deep. Good chance of seeing passing pelagics such as sharks, tuna, manta rays, mola-mola and if you're insanely lucky; whale sharks. Also called Tulamben Wall, this spot has good visibility of 10 to 30 meters. The Tulamben drop off is one of the most popular sites of Bali. Descending from 3 meters to 80 meters, it has been formed by the lava river of the Mount Agung eruption of 1963. It is today covered in a multitude of coral. We can see black tip sharks, dog tooth tuna, Leaf scorpion fish, pygmee sea horses, eagle rays, napoleons and giant parrot fish, a lot of nudibrachs, lionfish.
Kubu - Boga Wreck
Beach dive on black sand slope and 40 meter long. 20 ñ 40 meters deep. Three decks cleaned and prepared for penetration! A fully intact Volkswagen Jeep on the middle deck. Awesome photo opportunities. The Boga wreck was sunk in 2011 to forme an artifical reef. More and more fish live on this place. This wreck has the tendancy to slip down the slope each year. Its maximum depth was only 30 meters originaly. Come and take a photo of yourselves at the wheel! Statues, cars and other objects have also been sunk with the boat. Numerous fish colonise the wreck, moray eels, lion fish but also schools of barracuda or trevally. A family of batfish seem to have set up home here in the steel frame, you will look on curiously as you evolve through the boats bridges.
The site where we are most likely to see black tip sharks. This magnificent coral reef also shelters numerous varieties of clown fish hiding in the anemones (white, green and blue), accessible to divers of all levels. This spot is also ideal for underwater photography.an ideal site for beginner divers and experienced divers. It offers a unique opportunity to compare natural coral with that of the artificial reef present on the site also filled with rare fish and coral. At only 30 meters of the shore, 3 Leaf scorpion fish reside on the artificial reef. You will be able to find Leaf scorpion fish, ribbon moray eels, clown fish, nudibranchs, all sortes of shrimps along with ghost pipe fish and frog fish in the right season. This site is also where we see the most black tip sharks.This spot is accessible to all levels. Possible to do it snorkelling. Little current and visibility of 10 to 30 meters.
Beach dive on sandy slope with natural and artificial reef. Macro paradise! Best chance in Bali to see critters: Frog fish, numerous species of rare shrimps, nudibrachs, leopard moray eels, Lion fish, all species of juvenile fish. It is also very interesting to dive this macro site at night, even more surprising creatures invade the black sand bottom. seraya is one of the most famous macro sites of Bali; know for years, photogrophers reunite here to capture rare creatures..At approximately 5 km Est of the village of Tulamben, 10 minutes by car, access to the site from the shore.Maximum depth of 30 meters. To maximize the dive time to look for marine creatures, we generally try to stay above 22 meters. Weak current and good visibility of 10 to 30 meters.
Excellent site, the corals are magnificent up to beyond 60 meters, which makes this site excellent for deep dives or technical dives. The site descends to more than 60 meters with an average depth of 25 meters. A bit of current in general and a visibility of 10 to 30 meters. We access the site by boat, from the Tulamben Drop Off. Access from the shore is possible at high tide, approximately 10 minutes walk..Giant napoleon fish, eagle rays, sharks, shcools of humphead parrot fish, green turtles, scorpion fish.Magnificent field of coral on the west coast of the site until the small pebble beach. Two huge black coral are always visible at 35 meters over a magnificent coral field.It is preferable to be Advanced open water to go to this site.
Amed offers amazing opportunities for divers of all levels. A famed wall dive with spectacular sponges and soft coral is right off the beach in Jemeluk Bay. Enjoy a lazy drift past a dramatic coral wall amid schools of red tooth trigger-fish and sergeant majors, or explore the coral gardens with camera, mask and snorkel.
Jemeluk Wall 1 & 2
Beach dives featuring a sandy ìmuckî bottom, shallow coral plateau, walls up to 45 meters deep and an artificial reef. Our House Reef. Excellent for wide angle and macro photography.Schools of hundreds of green chromis and bright yellow damselfish stay above finger coral. Small, unfearful platax shoals seem to prefer the shadows of the drop-off. Lined surgeonfish, turtles, black tip and white tip sharks, groupers, napoleon fish, parrot fish are amongst the other species you will most probably come across during your exploration.
Another amazing shore dive on a coral slope 18 ñ 24 meters deep, featuring an artificial reef made of a series of 3 meter tall, hollow, concrete pyramids. A heaven for fish and photographers! Calm to moderate drift dive from 5 to 35 meters, really nice Coral Garden on the shalowest part of this artificial area. Emperor angelfish, sixbar wrasse and white-spotted boxfish are common.
Boat dive on a promontory 20 ñ 40 meters deep with swirling masses of fish, reef sharks, barracuda, garden eels and rays. Occasionally strong current. Excellent drift! lion fish, triggerfish, barracudas, morray eel, grouper, black tip reef shark, trevally, turtles, puffer fish are found all along the reef.
Beach dive on small, unnamed wreck 5 ñ 20 meters deep, covered in colourful corals; a perfect place to see tiny creatures, if you keep swimming after the wreck you will find a nice slope where you can drift along a gently sloping reef to 35 meters. Moderate current. Wide angle and macro photo opportunities. Leaf scorpion fish, nudirbanchs, shrimps, crabes, ghost pipefish can be found here. Also accessible for snorkelers who love underwater photography. One of our favourite sites.
Boat dive on a small island on the eastern most tip of Bali featuring a pristine reef covered in hard and soft corals, reef fish and pelagics. Occasionally strong current. Only for experienced divers. Napoleon fish, turtles, reef and ocean sharks. A lot of small fish in a reef full of life.
& NUSA LEMBONGAN
Famous for its manta rays and Mola-Mola, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan have some of the best drift driving in Indonesia! Comprised of three islands: Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida proper, reefs here vary from gentle slopes to dramatic drop offs and pinnacles. The currents are often very strong, the water crystal clear and usually 2-5 degrees cooler than other sites in Bali resulting in a profusion of marine life and the best chance of seeing pelagics.
Several similarly named points off the south coast of Nusa Penida with shallow submerged rocks and fish cleaning stations. Occasionally strong surge, but also suitable for snorkelers. Manta sightings guaranteed!
Best location in Bali for seeing molas! A shallow bay with deep sloping drop off and occasionally strong undertow, wall sections, cave and cleaning stations. Some experience recommended.
Drift dive on gentle sloping reef 10 ñ 30 meters deep. Pillars of coral, bommies and a profusion of marine life. Occasionally strong currents. Good chance of seeing pelagics.
Coral slope on north west corner of Nusa Lembongan with 2 ñ 6 knot currents. Baliís most famous drift! Second best place to see molas and rays. Experience recommended.
Easy drift dives on the north coasts of Nusa Lembongan and Penida for all levels of experience. Between 5 ñ 25 meters deep. Also suitable for non-divers.
Scuba Diving in Padang Bai is one of the most rewarding dive locations in Bali. There are many world class dive sites, all within a few minutes of the main beach. Many are perfect for beginners or dive professionals; with some challenging dive sites, drift and current dives and opportunities to observe reef sharks, many types of Ray, Pelagics and large schools of migrating tropical fish. You will be amazed by the diversity of marine life, and if you are lucky enough, at the right time of year you can spot the world famous Mola Mola; the huge but shy sunfish!
Blue Lagoon dive site is eaasily the most popular site in Padang Bai; he perfect spot to enjoy an easy and gentle dive,with perfectly clear waters. it is a macro photographers dream, with a sandy bay, amazing coral formations, octopus and leaf scorpion fish love to call home.and it is possible to spot the enigmatic Spanish dancer if you are lucky during a night dive .
Close to Blue Lagoon is Tanjung Jepun where you will find the small wreck of a speed boat, still intact and sitting proud on the ocean floor. A short drift away, we find an artificial reef with gorgeous creatures such as frog fish, boxfish, leaf scorpion fish and various species of nudibranch. Don’t be surprised to be joined by Odyssey, the mini submarine, carrying tourists around on underwater ocean tours. Feel free to wave or blow bubble rings at the smiling faces behind the port holes! No, we’re not kidding!