Picking Up Dive Sites in Bali; What to Consider

Picking Up Dive Sites in Bali; What to Consider

This holiday, you decided to pursue your diving hobbies and go to Bali for some underwater adventures. The Island of God does not only offers immersing beauty of tropical beaches, green paddies, and stunning temples with thick cultural traditions that would make anyone in love. It’s also hides a marine paradise beneath its blue ocean. Bali is perfect for some leisure diving holiday; not only that you will be indulged with breathtaking sceneries down there, but you and your non-diver travel companion would also enjoy lots natural and cultural attractions on the island. Before you go, however, you might need to choose which Bali dive sites to go. This Island has tons of dive spots spread along the coastline! Unless you want to stay for two months to explore all dive sites in this island, you have to choose. Here’s our little guide to help you to choose. 

What is Your Interest? Choose Dive Sites in Bali Based on That!

What is Your Interest? Choose Dive Sites in Bali Based on That!

When we talk about Bali, we are talking about all kind of dive sites available on the island. From wreck to muck dive, you got it all. So, what are you looking for on this dive trip? Do you have wreck  dive on your wish list? Have you been wanting for some adventurous drift diving? Or perhaps you want to dive with some majestic animals, like the Manta Ray and Mola Mola? Know what you want. Then, you can align your wish list with the list of Bali dive sites here. 

How Long is Your Travel Time? 

Depend on how long you want to dive in Bali, you can predict how many dive sites you can explore during the trip. If you are only having a trip for a week, you either need to stay and focus at one area (staying at Amed or Tulamben, for example), or pick 10 – 12 dive sites throughout Bali to explore for the week. Consult with your dive centre to discuss the best amount of dive sites you can cram to the trip. 

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Do You Bring A Non-Diver Companion? 

Do You Bring A Non-Diver Companion?

Are you travelling with a non-diver partner or kids? Going on a dive trip with a non-diver travelling companion can greatly affect your choice of dive sites. First, you might have to limit to half the amount of possible dive sites for the trip. If you can dive 15 dive sites for a week of dive trip, you might want to reduce it to just 6 – 7 sites. You will need to spend at least half of your time going out with your family/ partner, right? Also, we won’t recommend somewhere remote like Menjangan or Gilimanuk, where there little entertainment for non-diving traveler. Stick to dive sites which is close to travel attractions like Tulamben, Amed, or Nusa Penida. 

What is Your Level? Pick Up Appropriate Bali Dive Sites for You

This is crucial. Every divers should know their limit and choose sites accordingly. Most dive sites in Bali are beginner friendly—divers with just beginner open water certification could dive easily. However, some sites like Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan are well known for its currents, which only suitable for the experienced.

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