Are you planning your next diving adventure in Bali, Indonesia? We have three PADI 5 star dive centers in Bali for you to choose from, providing you with easy access to ALL the best dive sites in Bali! Whether you like big fish including manta and mola, or if you prefer muck diving and critters, we can take you there.
Manta Point – Nusa Penida
Manta Point is located along the south coast of Nusa Penida which provides for stunning scenery, rugged underwater topographies featuring swim throughs, drop offs, walls and slopes, crashing waves and of course, the opportunity to dive with one of the most majestic and graceful marine creatures of the ocean planet – manta rays!
Manta Point is a shallow dive, accessed by boat. Due to the proximity to the cliffs and shallow depths, be prepared for some surge. The topography underwater is just as rugged as above, with rock formations and boulders – which form manta ray cleaning stations.
Manta Point is home to a resident population of reef mantas and on days when the water is plankton rich the mantas will be on the surface feeding with their cephalic fins rolled down making their mouths seem like enormous caverns swimming towards you – these animals are harmless though and will come incredibly close if you remain still and calm.
SD – NUSA LEMBONGAN
The north coast of Nusa Penida is one long stretch of sloping reef which makes for some excellent drift diving. SD takes its name from the village school (Sekolah Desar) which is located in-line with the sites entry point (by boat). It is the most westerly site before swinging around the corner into Ceningan Channel which separates Nusa Penida from Nusa Ceningan. Current strengths are variable but pick up as you near the channel – which means that the channel end of SD can be a thrilling rollercoaster of a drift!
As the adage goes, ‘no current, no fish’, SD definitely holds this to be true. The currents here bring fish life aplenty which are feeding in the current stream. The smaller feeding fish attract larger predators and you began to see the marine food chain unfold before you.
Corals here are rich and vibrant due to the constant flow of water bringing nutrients. In short, SD is simply teeming with life and bursting with colour. Divers should have drift diving experience prior to diving here.
BLUE LAGOON – PADANG BAI
Blue lagoon is located in Padang Bai and offers a shallow bay area with a drop off and sloping coral reef. The site is accessed from Padang Bai Beach and is just a 5-10 minute boat ride away. For beginners, the inside of the lagoon is a great place to hunt for lionfish and scorpionfish, check out the anemones and marvel at the bright colours in the sunlight.
Over the drop off, the sloping reef is packed with corals and highlights here include sea turtles and occasional passing white tip reef sharks. For macro photographers, look out for an array of different nudibranch boasting a myriad of colours.
JEMELUK BAY – AMED
Jemeluk Bay is an incredible diving location – especially for divers who love diversity, underwater photography and those with an interest in marine biology. Diving in Jemeluk Bay can be from both boat or from the shore. The diving here is suitable for all levels, including beginners given the generally calm conditions found in this protected Bay area.
Jemeluk is home to a famous, shallow coral plateau which is known for its gorgonian covered bommies. When the sunlight is overhead, the underwater sunbeams are a photographers dream – not to mention the pygmy seahorses found within the sea fans.
For macro underwater photographers, Jemeluk Bay also offers astounding muck and critter with some of Indonesia’s rarest marine species hiding in plain site on the black sand slopes.
USS LIBERTY WRECK – TULAMBEN
The USAT Liberty is one of Bali’s most famous dive sites and one of the most easily accessible WWII wrecks in the world. This United States Army Transport vessel was equipped with a canon during the latter stages of WWII. She was grounded on the beach in Tulamben awaiting repairs when Mount Agung erupted and the subsequent tremors resulted in the ship sliding off the beach and back into the sea where she now rests, just off the shore, starting at only 5meters in depth.
Now completely encrusted in coral and significantly broken down, she is an underwater playground for all levels of divers as well as forming part of the living reef and providing habitat for a multitude of marine species.
The shipwreck is an easy shore dive which is popular with underwater photographers. There are great wideangle opportunities and also phenomenal macro too. The wreck is home to an array of nudibranch species and critters. Night dives are a must here – and look out for the resident bumphead parrotfish that sleep in the wreck’s super-structure.
Why Choose to Dive Bali’s Best Sites with Two Fish Divers?
Two Fish Divers have been diving Bali since 2012 and we have over 25 years of experience operating in Indonesia. We offer divers the services we would like to receive as divers ourselves – small groups, excellent service, reasonable prices and a fantastic holiday experience!
With three locations in Bali you can stay in our resorts, close to the sites you want to dive. There’s no need to take hours long car journeys and boat rides every single day. You can kick back and relax in each resort before moving on to the next – or enjoy staying in one location throughout! Being on site also means that you’ll have direct access to the best dive sites in Bali before divers travelling from the other areas even arrive!
Don’t forget, our loyalty system gives you 1 free dive for every 10 dives you do with us, if you have dived with us already in another location then might be eligible for some free dives at one of these sites!! Check with us before you book.
If you want to explore further afield, you can enjoy the same Two Fish Divers experience in North Sulawesi (Bunaken Marine Park and the Lembeh Strait). AND, of course, our loyalty scheme will travel with you too!
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