The best diving in Bali Indonesia takes place to the west of the Lesser Sunda archipelago - which lies almost three thousand kilometres to the north of Western Australia.
This section contains useful information about the most visited spots for scuba diving and snorkeling, including the famous dive destinations at Candi Dasa, Tulamben, and Nusa Penida.
On the whole, when divers and snorkelers explore diving destinations in Bali, they will not be disappointed.
For example, if you choose the right month of the year, you will see:
In general, the dry season at Bali Island starts around April and runs through to the end of November.
But, the locals will tell you that the best months for diving with manta rays and the Oceanic sunfish are September and October.
Divers heading to the northwestern coastline of Bali Island will find several wall dives and numerous locations that harbour coral reef formations in abundance.
In particular, the dive spots at Menjangan Island, Pemuteran, and Secret Bay are popular with tourists who enjoy traveling to the quieter quadrant of the island.
The superb dive sites found at Tulamben Bay, Kubu, and Amed Beach on the eastern coast, create awe-inspiring underwater attractions for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Pro Tip: The shallow coral gardens, with clear visibility, are popular places for Tulamben snorkeling activities and aficionados of macrolife photography.
Many of the best diving locations in the south, such as Nusa Penida, rank among some of the best places to dive and snorkel in Bali. But, fast-flowing undercurrents can be a stiff test for novices.
Pro Tip: Cold upwelling currents that rise up from the Indian Ocean tend to keep the water clear in this region - but it can be a little chilly at certain times of the year.
Note: The short video [6:47 seconds] presented by 'J.Forgione Pix' contains some amazing footage of the best shallow water snorkeling spots in Bali, Indonesia.
You can fly into Denpasar International Airport (DPS) from almost anywhere in the world. From there, it's easy to take a taxi to the best dive spots Bali has to offer, especially at the south and east of the island.