Beyond Bali’s varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides – all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, the famed Island of the Gods is not only well known as the honeymoon capital of the world but is also known for its world-class surfing and diving.
Home to a wide variety of luxurious Bali villas for rent, the island paradise of Bali is also home to some of the best dive sites in the world.
Beyond the beaches, the lush rice paddy fields, and the wonderful people with its exotic colorful Balinese culture and luxurious Bali luxury villas, Bali’s guests can indulge it the island paradise’s bounty gift of the sea, from mola molas (sunfish), magnificent wrecks, sharks, and mantas bigger than you.
Boasting of several scuba diving locations where awesome underwater landscape and marine creatures abound, from the noobies to the veteran diver, Bali paradise-island has always have something absolutely stunning for you to explore, indulge and experience!
In fact, Bali has been voted by many scuba diving magazines as among the highest 10 dive locations within the world.
A small port town in East Bali, Padang Bai is known as one of the busiest bays in Bali.
Noted for its diving and the friendly dive centers right on the beach with their own bars for after-diving refreshments, Padang Bai houses several sites worth exploring.
The Blue Lagoon, the Padang Bay Channel, Tanjung Bungsil, and Jepun are among the most popular. Here, guests will be able to find a wide variety of reef fish and coral. Expect to see giant anemones, barracuda, and reef sharks. So, if you intend to dive at Blue Lagoon, don’t forget to let your dive master know your diving level as surges are known in that area and can cause disorientation.
Sanur and Nusa Dua
After a relaxing stay in one of the Bali villas, you can explore and enjoy diving in Sanur and Nusa Dua. So easily accessible, this pair of diving spots is located simply five minutes off from the shore. Whether you are a beginner or a novice diver, you can easily explore and indulge your diving dreams here; thanks to the terribly light current. Though laborious corals are scarce, you can easily see a quite number of various species of colorful fishes created up for the shortfall. There may also be soft corals and sponges found thriving on the reefs.
Located in front of the docking area of the Gilimanuk Harbor, Secret Bay is ideally perfect for muck diving. Boasting of a shallow dive, you’ll most likely be diving between 2 and 6 meters only.
And if you want something out of the ordinary or are into macro photography, this is the best place for you to dive in. Though you won’t find anything large, there are some strange creatures for you to enjoy and explore. Just take your time and slowly explore the waters and sea grass. And in no time at all, you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find. Expect to see frog fishes, gobies, dragonets, and nudibranch.
Nusa Penida and Lembongan Islands
In Nusa Penida and Lembongan Islands, drop off reef diving is the main attraction.
Boasting of a good water visibility, these islands are set additionally off from the coast and so are less polluted. A forty-five minute speedboat ride to the islands, guests from the many villas for rent Bali, particularly those who are experienced divers, can totally indulge and enjoy in drift diving as the current here is incredibly sturdy, though at times it can get too sturdy and dives will be abandoned.
Tulamben Dive Site
A little village known for its black rocky beaches, Tulamben is located in the Northeast corner of Bali.
Boasting of calm waters and relatively little current, Tulamben is ideally suited for beginners staying at one of the villas in Bali. You can discover and explore the Eel Garden where you can see hundreds of funny looking little guys sticking their heads out of the sand. Or you could swim with the schools of silver fish, and indulge at the enormous variety of fish and coral, marvel at its exotic and beautiful colors and varieties.
If you want to explore and indulge in the exotic and the mysterious, see the massive USAT Liberty Cargo, the shining star of this dive site. This ship stretches 120 meters long and was known to have sunk on January 11th, 1942 during World War II by Japanese torpedoes. There are now over 400 species of fish living there.
Kiara Brownell is a traveler who loves to see beautiful places around the world. She already visited some of the top destinations in the world including the beautiful place of Bali. She recommends to visit Seminyak Bali Villas to find the best bali villas resort that suit your budget. Visit http://www.balivillaholidays.com