"Scuba Diving" Bali Things to Do Tip by Ubudian
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Bali offers some of the best scuba diving opportunities in the world. From beginner to master diver, the variety of dive sites offer endless opportunities, and some of the most diversified species of sea life, as well as brilliant jeweled coral reefs, can be found here.
Having tried various areas, our personal favorite is the Amed area of the eastern coast of Bali.
The Amed area is a string of Balinese fishing villages along the north/south road of Bali's eastern most coast. These villages are great to stay for a few days to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this part of Bali. There are more than ample places to stay, many with cottages right along the beaches. Most of the best spots are easily accessible from right off shore…no boat necessary. The wreck of the USS Liberty in Tulamben, just a short drive north of Amed is particularly excellent with its superb coral growth and amazing variety of sea life including the rare pygmy seahorse. Because this wreck is right off the beach and in somewhat shallow water, this is also a perfect spot for snorkeling.
The Amed area is a perfect spot to learn scuba. There are several dive shops in the Amed area that offer open water instruction and certification. All the photos here were taken when getting our oldest boy Bima and his cousin Sita open water certified with our great friend, Dive Master John Huxley of Eco-Dive at Jemeluk Beach, Amed.
Cliff diving in southern Bali, in particular Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, is world class and during the months of July through September it can afford the rare opportunity to see the elusive mola mola, (giant sunfish) on their annual migration. However, this is no place for the novice diver as the currents there are very dangerous.
Address: Amed area, East coast of Bali
Directions: East Bali
Phone: (62) 0363 - 23482
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