Where to Dive ?

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Tu­lam­ben Bay inc. USAT Lib­erty Ship­wreck (north east Bali) – (*P4) - World­fa­mous for the 120m USAT Lib­erty Ship­wreck, Wall/Drop-off and Coral Gar­den, and of­fer­ing in­cred­i­ble shore-div­ing with very easy con­di­tions, Tu­lam­ben Bay is Bali’s most pop­u­lar dive lo­ca­tion. Amaz­ing se­lec­tion of res­i­dent ma­rine life. Suit­able for all levels in­clud­ing Try-Div­ing and snorkelling. 2.5hrs by minibus from South Bali.

Tu­lam­ben Area inc Kubu Wreck – (*P5) - Only a short dis­tance south of Tu­lam­ben Bay (by jukung, lo­cal out­rig­ger fish­ing boat) are other won­der­ful sites such as Emer­ald, Ala­manda, Batu Kelebit and Ser­aya Slopes. 10 mins by road, north of Tu­lam­ben Bay, Kubu is the lo­ca­tion of Bali’s new­est ship­wreck. Suit­able for all levels.

Amed (north east Bali) – (*P5) - The div­ing out­side this sleepy fish­ing vil­lage com­bines reef and wall div­ing that can be ac­cessed from shore or by jukung. Pretty corals, good va­ri­ety of fish, warm water. Suit­able for all levels in­clud­ing Try-Div­ing and snorkelling. 2.5hrs by minibus from South Bali.

Blue La­goon (Padan­g­bai, east coast Bali) – (*N8) - The clos­est area to South Bali with good div­ing. There are com­pa­nies of­fer­ing div­ing around Sa­nur/ Nusa Dua but it is only for peo­ple who want to Get Wet. Blue La­goon has a white sand bot­tom and is a trea­sure-trove of ma­rine life. A good choice for Try-Div­ing and snorkelling. 1.5hrs by minibus from South Bali.

Mim­pang/Tepekong (Padan­g­bai, east coast Bali) – (*O8) - These two sites of­fer breath­tak­ing div­ing, how­ever are for ex­pe­ri­enced divers only due to the steep walls, cold water and (of­ten strong) cur­rents. Ex­pect school­ing fish, Mola-Mola (Ocean sun­fish) in sea­son, White-tip reef sharks and maybe tur­tles. 1.5hrs by minibus from south Bali then 10 mins by boat.

Gili Bi­aha (Padan­g­bai, east coast Bali) – (*P7) - Chis­elled black walls with healthy corals, good di­ver­sity of fish, sharks and fre­quent pelagic vis­i­tors; good vis­i­bil­ity. Best dived at slack high tide; can be surgy. AquaMarine is of only a few com­pa­nies of­fer­ing Bi­aha. For ex­pe­ri­enced divers only. 1.5hrs by minibus from South Bali then 30 mins by boat.

Gili Se­lang (Padan­g­bai, east coast Bali) – (*P7) - Small is­land on Bali’s eastern point, like all ex­posed sites, can have rip­ping cur­rents but you may see Whitetip reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, tur­tles - even dol­phins. For ex­pe­ri­enced divers only. 1.5hrs by minibus from South Bali, then 40 mins by boat (can be ac­cessed from Amed).

Nusa Penida (off­shore is­land on Bali’s east coast) – (*N10) - Nusa Penida is the largest of the three off­shore is­lands. The water here is fairly cold (due to the ocean cur­rents) but of­ten star­tlingly clear, with gor­geous corals and pro­lific fish, oc­ca­sional tur­tles, reef sharks and in Au­gust to Septem­ber Mola-Mola (Ocean sun­fish). Some dive ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ac­cessed by boat from Padan­g­bai and Sa­nur.

Toy­a­pakeh (Nusa Penida) – (*N9) - Nusa Penida’s most pop­u­lar dive site, has good vis­i­bil­ity and rich, im­pres­sive coral for­ma­tions with big bom­mies. The pro­fu­sion of colour­ful soft corals pro­vides hid­ing places for many kinds of ma­rine life. Some dive ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ac­cessed by boat from Padan­g­bai and Sa­nur.

SD, Ped, Sen­tal (Nusa Penida) – (*N9, *O9) - Three lovely dive sites on one long reef with many soft corals and fish such as sweet­lips, li­on­fish, moray eels, scor­pi­onfish and reef sharks, in ad­di­tion to tur­tles, nudi­branchs and crabs. Some dive ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ac­cessed by boat from Padan­g­bai and Sa­nur.

Manta Points I and II (Nusa Penida) – (*N10, *N11) - With dra­matic lime­stone cliffs de­scend­ing straight into the ocean, the surge can be strong; no cur­rents. The Man­tas are 2-4m wide and seen quite shal­low. Mola-Mo­las, Bam­boo sharks, Shark rays, tu­nas, Tiger­ma­ck­erels and dol­phins may also be seen. Some dive ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Ac­cessed by boat from Padan­g­bai and Sa­nur.

Nusa Penida (Crys­tal Bay) – (*N10) - Best known for Mola-Mola in Ju­lyNovem­ber’s cold wa­ters! The bay it­self is quite beau­ti­ful with good num­bers and va­ri­ety of fish; gor­geous corals. You may see Ea­gle rays and the Bali Wobbe­gong shark – yes, it’s only found in Bali. Ex­pe­ri­enced divers only. Ac­cessed by boat from Padan­g­bai and Sa­nur.

AquaMarine Div­ing - Bali’s ex­pert div­ing com­pany op­er­ates 1 Day Dive Trips and Multi-Day Bali Div­ing Sa­faris (dive/ac­com pack­ages to see the best of In­done­sia). They also of­fer PADI cour­ses from be­gin­ning to pro­fes­sional level. Ph. +62 361 4738 020. Web­site: www.AquaMarineDiv­ing.com

Lom­bok - Bali’s neigh­bour­ing is­land. Off its coast are the fa­mous Gili Isles, with some of the best snorkelling and div­ing spots in the re­gion. Be aware of po­ten­tially strong cur­rents around and be­tween these is­lands.

1. Han’s Reef (Off the coast of Gili Air)

Off the coast of Lom­bok, the Gili Is­lands, of­fers some of the best div­ing in the re­gion. Han’s Reef is a won­der­ful dive site to see tur­tles and a must for macro lovers. You will find beau­ti­ful coral bom­mies, bat fish, an­gelfish, box fish, frog fish, leaf scor­pion fish, spot­ted morays, pipe fish, man­tis shrimps, nudi­branchs and so much more. Suit­able for all levels of divers.

2. Shark Point (Off the coast of Gili Trawan­gan)

Shark Point is one of the most pop­u­lar dive sites in the Gilis. It of­fers an amaz­ing reef fish life and ex­cel­lent pelagic life with white tip reef sharks, hump­head par­rot fish, tuna, gi­ant trevally... Tur­tles are al­most guar­an­teed to be seen in the shal­low parts and pygmy sea­horses can also be found in the sea fans if you have got the eye for them! Suit­able for all level divers.

7SEAS

Lo­cated only two hours from Bali on the beach of Gili Air, 7SEAS In­ter­na­tional is a full ser­vice PADI 5-Star dive resort. 7SEAS of­fers dive trips around the Gili Is­lands and cour­ses for all levels of divers. Begin­ners and chil­dren are more than wel­come to join to dis­cover the amaz­ing sen­sa­tions of div­ing in the turquoise wa­ters of the Gilis. The tur­tles and trop­i­cal fish are all wait­ing for you! Ac­com­mo­da­tion also avail­able in charm­ing cot­tages.

T. +62 (0)370 647 779 | E. con­tact@7seas.asia www.7seas-in­ter­na­tional.com

KITE SURF­ING

Op­er­at­ing from an ideal la­goon lo­ca­tion, the Rip Curl School of Surf of­fers the ul­ti­mate rush with this amaz­ing new sport. Of­fer­ing IKO cer­ti­fied lessons at all levels. Move from class­room to la­goon to rid­ing off­shore waves in three easy lessons, us­ing the lat­est Cabrinha and Airush kites, boards and equip­ment.

T.+62361 735858 | info@ripcurlschoolof­surf.com

PARASAILING

Try the beach clubs in Sa­nur and Tan­jung Benoa for a safe yet thrilling parasailing ex­pe­ri­ence over Nusa Lem­bon­gan. For your own safety, make sure the com­pa­nies have in­sur­ance cov­er­age.

RAFT­ING

Aside from its chal­leng­ing sea waves, the moun­tain­ous side of Bali lo­cated in the cen­tral area of­fers ad­ven­tur­ous ex­pe­ri­ence. The waves of the flow­ing river are per­fect for raft­ing, suit­able for a small group ei­ther for fun or team work build­ing pur­pose. There are many raft­ing com­pa­nies now on Bali, with the ma­jor­ity run­ning down the sa­cred Ayung River in the Ubud area. It is a pic­turesque ride that can be quite ex­hil­a­rat­ing af­ter heavy rains, but much more gen­tle dur­ing the dry sea­son. Mason Ad­ven­tures of­fers great deals and pack­ages. Please con­tact them di­rectly for as­sis­tance and raft­ing reser­va­tions.

Visit their web­site at www.ma­son­ad­ven­tures.com , or email to info@ma­son­ad­ven­tures.com

SAIL­ING

You can choose from a range of dif­fer­ent char­ter yachts, sail­ing boats, and tra­di­tional schooners with ex­pert crew and Western tour guide for char­ter cruises from Bali through the Lesser Sunda Is­lands, to Su­lawesi, and through the Moluc­cas.

Char­ter rates in­clude all meals and soft drinks dur­ing your cruise as well as shore ex­cur­sions and the ser­vices of the crew and tour guide. Air fares, any ac­com­mo­da­tion ashore, and in­sur­ance are NOT in­cluded. Please note that char­ter rates may vary de­pend­ing on your rout­ing and spe­cial re­quire­ments. As a rule of thumb, cal­cu­late US$150 per per­son per day in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing. That’s usu­ally less than you’d spend in a good ho­tel in Bali!

See here are a cou­ple of the yachts you can char­ter with ex­pert crew and tour guide for your voy­age:

• Sea Sa­fari V/VI/VIII: 721 212 • The Waka Mo­tor Yacht: 723629, 723659

Mo­bile: +62 (0)813 3819 4740

SURF­ING & BODY BOARD­ING

In Bali there are def­i­nitely waves for ev­ery­one to surf. If you don’t have your own board, check out the Kuta or Sa­nur beaches for rentals. Rip Curl School of Surf on Blue Ocean Beach in Seminyak guar­an­tees you’ll learn! If you’re not stand­ing up on your board by the end of the day, your next les­son is free.

Bali is part of the In­done­sian ar­chi­pel­ago of 18,700 is­lands and lies ap­prox­i­mately 8°C south of the equa­tor. Bali is blessed by na­ture with a short, hot wet sea­son and a longer, cooler, dry sea­son and tourists flock here all year round. Many tourists choose to ar­rive in the dry sea­son which nowa­days ap­pears to cover a longer pe­riod from April to late Novem­ber. The busiest pe­riod is dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son of Au­gust, which is also the coolest month on this Is­land of the Gods.

Air­port Lefts K10

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May-Septem­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - at 4-5 ft - Air­port Lefts be­gins to close when it gets big­ger than this. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Air­port Rights J10

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Septem­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 3 - 6 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Kuta Reef J10

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Septem­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 4 - 5 ft is the best and also bet­ter on a mid­dle to high tide. Best Winds South East Trade Winds

Canggu J9

Works best on the mid and high tides with a swell size of 5-6ft. Surf­ing haz­ards are the rips and rocks in the surf­ing area. A num­ber of lo­cals surf this break so be pre­pared for a lit­tle at­ti­tude from some of them. The surf can blow out if the wind picks up and the break can get crowded at high tide as it only sup­ports about 25 surfers.

Sa­nur L10

Sea­son - Wet Sea­son (Novem­ber - April), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 4 - 6 ft. Best Winds - West South West

Padang Galak in Sa­nur L10

Padang Galak is a beach break with stan­dard right and left waves that will suit all levels of surfers. The break gen­er­ally suits all tides and works best on a South West or Southerly swell of 3ft - 8ft with winds from the North West or West.

Kera­mas L10 - M9

Tides are best at mid and high tide with a swell from 3-5 ft up to 8ft and the wind is best from the West on a North West or East­erly swell.

Seran­ganK11 - L10

Sea­son - Wet Sea­son (Novem­ber - April), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 4 - 6 ft. Best Winds - West South West

Nusa Dua L12

Sea­son - Wet Sea­son (Oc­to­ber - April), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds - West North West

Balan­gan K12

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Oc­to­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Bin­gin J12

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Oc­to­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 3 - 5 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Im­pos­si­bles J11

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Oc­to­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Padang Padang J11

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Oc­to­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 5 - 8ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Uluwatu J11

Sea­son - Dry Sea­son (May - Oc­to­ber), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 3 - 10ft Uluwatu al­ways seems to have waves and rarely goes flat. All con­di­tions seem to work. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds

Green Ball J11

Sea­son - Wet Sea­son (Novem­ber - April), Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Size - 4 - 6ft Uluwatu al­ways seems to have waves and rarely goes flat. All con­di­tions seem to work. Best Winds - West North West

Nyang-Nyang J11

The break has a qual­ity right and left wave that pro­duces a ride of 50 - 150 me­ters de­pend­ing on con­di­tions. A wave that should be sam­pled and not missed on your next surf­ing trip to Bali. The break tends to work on all tides and be­gins work­ing with a swell of about 3ft through to 8ft plus.

Balian I8

The break is made up of reef and rocks and has a qual­ity right & left hand wave pro­duc­ing a ride of about 150 me­ters on a good day and is suit­able for all levels of surfer. The break can work on all tides and op­ti­mum swell size is from 3ft - 8ft. The lefts are usu­ally longer and bet­ter shaped than the right han­ders. When you en­ter the water you will be taken out by the cur­rent to the right. Do not try to mas­ter the cur­rent be­cause you sim­ply will not suc­ceed.

Medewi F6

Sea­son - Wet & Dry Sea­sons - Early morn­ings are best as the winds can blow the surf out by midday. Swell Di­rec­tion - South, ideal Wave Size - 4 6ft. Best Winds - Early morn­ing with light winds.

School surf and Surf­board rental place: www.odyssey­surf­school.com

STAND UP PAD­DLE

Ex­pe­ri­ence the lat­est aquatic fit­ness craze with Stand Up Pad­dle­board. Great for a gen­tle work­out or a more in­ten­sive fit­ness ses­sion, the Stand Up Pad­dle­board is a great way to work out on the water.

Rip Curl School of Surf of­fers lessons and equip­ment rentals, suit­able for all ages and levels of ex­pe­ri­ence. Guided tours along the Bali coast are avail­able in con­junc­tion with equip­ment rentals!

T. +62361 735858 | info@ripcurlschoolof­surf.com

WATERBOM BALI

Bali’s only wa­ter­slide park; set in beau­ti­ful and lush trop­i­cal gar­dens on Jl. Kar­tika Plaza in the heart of Kuta. There is over 1 km of slides for all levels of abil­ity or brav­ery, ex­cel­lent restau­rants for park guests only and one of the best Kids Parks yet! Has been awarded as Asia’s No. 1 wa­ter­park, Waterbom Bali fea­tures a Fun­tas­tic kids play­ground a Euro Bungy and a water blast game. Now break­ing the bound­aries in the wa­ter­park world, Waterbom Bali con­tin­u­ously pro­vides in­no­va­tions on their slides for all young at heart to have a fun un­for­get­table day un­der the sun.

More info at: T. +62361 755 676 | www.waterbom-bali.com

WIND SURF­ING

A com­bi­na­tion of surf­ing thrills, sail­ing tran­quil­ity, and puts you in touch with na­ture bet­ter than a good hike - no sport other than wind­surf­ing can give you the un­beat­able feel­ing of be­ing out in the open, glid­ing ef­fort­lessly over

beau­ti­ful, clear wa­ters. It’s a sport where you can cross great ex­panses with a friend or ex­plore un­char­tered wa­ters alone. In Bali, the best spots to do this ex­treme sport are in Sa­nur and Tan­jung Benoa beaches. For more info con­tact The Rip Curl School of Surf at: T. +62361 735858.- 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds South East Trade Winds

WAKE BOARD­ING

From begin­ner to ex­pert, Rip Curl’s elite team with their cus­tom wake­board boat will teach you ev­ery­thing you need to shred with the pros. Lessons are of­fered on a range of boards, in­clud­ing tra­di­tional bind­ings, us­ing loose foot straps and the ul­ti­mate ride - the wake skate, a freestyle board with grip top and no bind­ings at all. Board and boat rentals al­ways avail­able.

T. +62361 735858 info@ripcurlschoolof­surf.com

SEA WALK­ING

This is an al­ter­na­tive way to dis­cover ma­rine life in the un­der­wa­ter world in ad­di­tion to div­ing and snor­kel­ing. The dif­fer­ence is that sea walk­ing is sim­ple, easy yet friendly, and of course safe. No div­ing, swim­ming abil­i­ties and com­pli­cated equip­ment are needed. To do this ac­tiv­ity, you will wear a uniquely de­signed hel­met that will en­able you to breathe nor­mally with­out dive tank. Go­ing down about 3 – 5 me­ters deep, you can walk at the bot­tom of the ocean, get face to face with col­or­ful fishes, beau­ti­ful corals and abun­dant ma­rine life. Some tour op­er­a­tors in Sa­nur and Nusa Dua will as­sist you en­joy the most of Sea Walk­ing.

KAYAK­ING

This is one of our fa­vorite beach ac­tiv­i­ties, and it is re­ally fun. In Bali, you can eas­ily find kayak rental on the beach with calm and soft waves like Sa­nur Beach, Pan­dawa Beach and Nusa Dua Beach. It is safe and suit­able for all ages. You can jump in the kayak by your­self or dou­ble with another mem­ber, and move ex­plor­ing the shal­low part of the ocean. Be­ware not go to far from the beach! For a more ad­ven­tur­ous kayak­ing, go to Ubud to try river kayak­ing along the Ayung River.

Photo Courtesy of Bali Hai

Photo Courtesy of Bali Hai

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