Guide to Diving in Bali – Wrecks, Mola Mola and Mantas

Diving in Bali – Facts Sheets

Destination : Bali, Western Indonesia

Country : Indonesia

Temperature : 25 – 28°C (77 – 82.4°F)

Typical Visibility : 15 – 25m (50 – 82ft)

Diving Season : All year round

Types of Dives : Coral Reef Dive, Wall Dive, Pelagics Dive, Wreck Dive, Muck Dive

Bali island is one of the ultimate holiday destinations that everyone wants to escape to. This tropical island in the heart of the Indonesian Sumatra is more than just a fabulous beach getaway that’s been attracting backpackers for years, but also an absolutely fabulous diving destination.

The island of Bali is in itself home to hundreds of dive sites which are well explored and suitable for just about everyone. There is a very mature and friendly diving community on the island offering everything you’d need to have the ultimate diving safari. Diving in Bali is generally suitable for everyone, and with so much to explore, you’ll find that there’s little time to do much else!

Home to countless diverse species of marine life, Bali has seen dolphins, reef sharks, hammerheads and it’s also home to regular sightings of the ocean sunfish. This vibrant aquatic environment is much loved by nature thanks to its location and diving here lets you see countless fascinating and wonderful species.

From tuna to barracuda and trevally to smaller encounters with ghost fish, stone fish and more – there are countless opportunities to see for yourself why Bali is special.

When we say you’ll be amazed at just how much there is to see in Bali, we’re not kidding. This beautiful island can cater to just about every type of diving with depths averaging between 5 and 35 meters.

A great place to learn, Bali is a chance for people to learn not just how to dive, but beautiful diving really is.

Bali is a world class holiday destination and the diving is too. With so many unique dive sites in Bali, some of the most popular diving is going to help you see another side of diving and why this place remains so special.

Tulamben is without doubt one of the best wreck sites in Asia, if not the world. This 150M WWII vessel was torpedoed and even today sits relatively intact.

Kapal Budak located on Menjangan Island, this is an 18th century Balinese shipwreck and with an average depth of 40M it is an advanced dive, but a great place to see not only a wreck, but Parrotfish, angel fish, and larger pelagics.

Batu Tiga is an advanced dive site but offers an amazing seascape of coral gardens, where one can enjoy the abundant marine life, with a great chance to see reef sharks, sometimes in large numbers.

Nusa Penida is a small island just southeast of the main island, and it’s a paradise for spotting larger pelagics and it’s here that you might best get a look at the much coveted ocean sunfish (moola moola), with Crystal bay being one of the most popular dive sites.

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and it’s clear to see why with such vibrant marine and island life. The people are friendly, and when you don your fins, you will see that under the water, Bali is as much of a treasure as the island itself.

The Balinese people are kind, friendly and welcoming to tourists. This is a fantastic destination not just for diving, but for anyone that loves amazing beaches, exotic cultures and brilliant food.