The much-lauded Dewata Island is one of the best tourist spots in the whole world, offering a plethora of exciting activities, from the culinary to the diving Bali. With all the tourism potentials, it’s no surprise that Bali attracts tourists from all over the world, including those of European or American. Although Bali is an island with a smaller size compared to the other islands in Indonesia, it is a place abundant with the aforementioned tourism potentials. Unique and intriguing landmarks can always be found in Bali, making it one of the independent provinces in Indonesia that contributes to the nation’s income based on the tourism sector. Because of that, access to Bali is extremely diverse regardless of where the tourists are coming from. Foreigner or domestic tourists located quite far away from the island can take a flight to the island. If you do, you’ll land in Ngurah Rai Airport and be able to start the journey to Kuta and Seminyak easily. On the other hand, if you travel on the bus, the journey will have to continue on a ferry. Most of the time, the ferry will sail from Banyuwangi, specifically from Ketapang to Gilimanuk. Once you’ve reached Gilimanuk, the journey will continue on the bus for approximately 6 hours until you’ve arrived in Kuta. In general, Bali can be separated into several areas based on tourism potential alone. Firsts are the city parts such as Kuta and Seminyak, which also happens to be very close to the beaches and several entertainment spots. Next is the mountainous area that spans from the center to the northern part of the island, perfect for relaxation and adventure to your heart’s content. Lastly is the tip of the iceberg: the beach area that’s spread a long way to the west or around Nusa Penida. Here, you can enjoy a large variety of watersports such as swimming, snorkeling, speed boating, to diving in Bali. If you aim for this kind of experience, the best time to visit Bali would be during summer in the middle of the year to help make the journey easier.
Diving in Bali does offer a grand experience by itself, partly because of the diverse and unique diving locations around there. Diving Bali offers those kinds of diving points, one notable point being the shipwrecks of the colonial ships, where natural corals have spread around them and create ethereal scenery not found anywhere else in Indonesia. Diving Bali also shows you the beauty of the underwater wildlife that’s rare and exclusive to Bali only. There are different types of manta ray and flatfish swimming around the shallow and calm water. Considering all of those factors, it’s safe to say that diving in Bali is a divine experience if you’re experienced in it. But even if you’re an amateur who’s new to diving, you can still enjoy diving with the help of diving courses available in many places. In this course, you’ll learn and practice the way of diving with a full set of equipment in a short time. And even the diving course offers a plethora of services based on your preference and/or need. For example, if you’re aiming to dive and discover the underwater animals, you’ll have to follow a more intense and thorough training. As for simple diving for sightseeing coral reefs, you can follow a simpler training or even just do snorkeling.
If you travel to Bali in order to experience the diving part, here are 4 amazing places to start your underwater adventure
Bali Diving offers both snorkeling and diving packages in Nusa Penida, Bali. Regarding the latter, diving starts on either the designated manta point or other points where the manta ray fishes gather in a large number. Apart from manta ray, the point also allows you to watch the sunfishes in a large number and size.
The diving package is conducted in Nusa Penida and the pickup point is located around several spots such as Kuta and Seminyak, among others. One package of snorkeling and diving Bali will cost you Rp1.036.000. Included in the package are a drink, food, entrance ticket, equipment, transportation, and a guide that will lead you to the points of interest.
If you wish to explore the remnant of the ancient war in the form of an underwater shipwreck, then the best place to do so is in Bali Diving in Tulamben. Here, you’ll be taken to the Tulamben area where the USAT Liberty sunk decades ago and is now merged with the coral reefs, creating a beautiful sight. The agent will pick you up directly from the hotel if you want to experience this amazing diving Bali package.
All of them are priced at approximately Rp576.000 per person, including complimentary drink, food, entrance ticket, equipment, transportation, and guide. Diving is usually conducted in the morning until the evening while the visibility of the ocean is still good, approximately from 7.00 to 17.00. The closer you are to the diving spot, the faster you can dive.
Diving in Nusa Penida can never go wrong, as you can find several exciting options for the diving agent, such as the Manta Point, Red Point, to Toya Pakeh Point. However, if you want a more luxurious experience unlike these three, you can book a diving Bali package provided by the Caspla Bali Sea View. This is because the underwater adventure will take a longer time and is riddled with exciting challenges.
Don’t worry though, because amateur divers can still experience the whole adventure with ease. For the record, price for the diving package starts from Rp1,6 million, including complimentary food, drink, entrance ticket, transportation, equipment, guide, and insurance.
Bali Diving also provides exciting diving Bali packages in Blue Lagoon, one of the best areas in Bali for diving. Here, you can enjoy a plethora of underwater coral reefs at their purest form. In addition, guides will also direct you to the beautiful scenery of the underwater life such as the harmless coral shark.
Once you’re done with the diving, you’ll be able to take a rest and enjoy the beach while having a meal. Speaking of which, a single diving package is rated at approximately Rp650.000, including complimentary food, drink, and entrance ticket. Therefore, all you have to do is enjoy the diving Bali experience to your heart’s content.