Menjangan National Marine Park
Diving season: April-November; best visibility between October-November
One of the best things about diving in Bali? The outstanding diversity. Your diving holiday can include everything from extensive drop-offs and well-preserved shipwrecks to massive mola-mola and unusual critters. That means colorful corals, shoals of fish, and large pelagics combined with shore diving and muck diving.
All in one destination. When you are out of the water, the top-side beauty of the architecture and Hindu culture is stunning as well.
This island off the Taman Nasional Bali Barat might as well be the gate to coral reef Heaven. Expect superb visibility, healthy rich walls, and abundant reef life. One of the top regions for Bali diving! The top 4 dive sites there, all right next to each other, are:
POS II: topping the list is this impressive coral wall that can be done either as a shore dive or by boat. Schooling barracudas, turtles, puffer fish, eagle rays, and even reef sharks.
POS I: fun crevices, jaw-dropping corals, and caves throughout the reef– combined with a 40+ meter drop-off and a broad channel leading to the beach.
Garden Eel: rich coral growth by the channel between Menjangan and the mainland. Filled with garden eels and some Napoleon wrasse, turtles, and white tip reef sharks.
Anchor Wreck (Kapal Budak): no impressive shipwreck, but popping with life. Beautiful coral growth; walls, gorgonians surrounded by dozens of schools of fish, moray eels, and reef sharks.