Bali is mostly known as the Island of Gods, as the majority of its inhabitants are of Hindu religion. The whole island is covered with more than 6000 temples of all sizes, shapes and importance. What you might not know is that Bali is a part of the so called Coral Triangle, an area that is considered top priority for marine conservation for its unique marine biodiversity. Scuba diving and snorkeling are definitely a must on your Bali vacation. Here is a list of what you should not miss.
Nusa Penida is a place southeast of Indonesia's island Bali. Authoritatively, the island is an area of Klungkung regime. There are two little islands adjacent - Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan just 20 minutes watercraft drive from one another. Every one of them offers numerous plunging locales and excellence of marine lives. Whilst Padangbai diving destinations are famous for their sharks, turtles, sunfish and great macro, manta rays are most of the time basically found around Nusa Penida and Lembongan islands. If you are coming for a scuba diving holiday to Bali, those three spots are not to be missed.
Wreck Diving in Bali
The USAT Liberty was a United States Army cargo ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942. The American military then stripped it, with locals doing the same soon after. It sat on the beach rusting for years and did not move from the beach until a volcanic eruption thrusted it into the water in 1963. It is now a popular diving spot in Bali and a great spot to earn your PADI Open Water Certification with OK Divers!
Read aswell PADI Open Water in Padangbai.
Top Diving Sites in Bali That You Just Can Not Ignore
Diving in Bali is not an activity restricted only to certified divers. Even if you have never dived in your life but like the feeling to be underwater, you can experience best diving in Bali. Scuba diving in Bali is conducted nearly around all of the island. With varying intensity of currents, the Bali dive sites are suitable for both experienced and novice divers.
Macro Diving Sites - Padangbai Area
Тhеsе sіtеs саn bе ассеssеd оnlу bу bоаt аnd аll аrе ехсеllеnt fоr mасrо рhоtоgrарhу, аnd muсk dіvіng. Village of Раdаngbаі іs асtuаllу whеrе thе lосаl fеrrіеs tо/frоm Lоmbоk dосk аnd whіlе іt іs роssіblе tо dіvе even the Раdаngbаі’s ferry сhаnnеl, althought іt’s а lіttlе sраrsе – аnd уоu dо nееd tо сhесk thе tіmіngs оf thе fеrrіеs!
HOW WE USUALLY DIVE AT PADANGBAI WITH OK DIVERS
We оffеr сuѕtоm Bаli Dive with OK Divеrѕ. Yоu choose thе diving length with OK Divеrѕ, thе dates of аrrivаl аnd dераrturе, thе сulturаl viѕitѕ аnd thе divе sites уоu wаnt to explore. Of соurѕе wе саn mаkе a few rесоmmеndаtiоnѕ аbоut these сhоiсеѕ. Thе bottom line iѕ, we аdарt thе рrоgrаm tо уоur wishes… аnd it'ѕ our priority to mаkе it a perfect оnе!!!
Diving with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida
Manta rays are the largest rays, closely related to sharks, and mostly found in tropical and subtropical waters. These animals are basically filter feeders and eat very large quantity of zooplankton. Instead of picking their prey one by one, a manta ray only has to open its mouth while it swims. It moves through water by using its wing-like fins. For human, this animal is usually friendly, and there is a big chance of seeing it in the natural habitat because it lives both in open seas and close to shore.
Scuba diving with Sunfish
Sunfish, or also commonly referred to as Mola Mola, is the heaviest known bone fish in the world. This species is native to tropical waters, and it has an average adult weight of about 1,000 kg. Its main body is flattened; a sunfish can be as tall as they are long when its ventral and dorsal fins are extended.