The Island of the Gods, Bali’s array of dive sites are a diver’s dream; offering vibrant coral reefs, WWII wrecks, schooling pelagics, world-class muck dives and options for Tec divers. With marine life highlights including huge Mola mola, tiny macro treasures and rare sharks, Bali is simply unmissable.
AmedA popular base for divers visiting the Liberty Wreck, Amed offers incredible muck dive sites with abundant macro life. Explore black sand seabeds or head further offshore to experience easy drift dives with sharks along walls and deep drop-offs.
For adrenaline-filled dives with vertical walls, swim-throughs and caves, look no further than Candi Dasa. This exciting dive destination is packed with pelagic highlights including numerous shark species, plus colourful critters and even huge Mola mola.
Nusa LembonganAt Nusa Lembongan, divers can revel in swift currents while novice divers can relax in sheltered bays. Cool waters reveal the extraordinary oceanic sunfish as sandy depths hide the elusive frogfish and platoons of manta ray glide past.
Nusa Penida allows divers to experience thrilling drift dives among otherworldy pelagics before resting in sheltered bays in search of macro critters. Within the 296 species of coral and 576 species of reef fish known to the area, oceanic sunfish, manta rays, frogfish, and devil scorpionfish all await below the surface.
Padang Bai is an ideal spot for both new divers and experienced underwater photographers. As well as having unusual megafauna and rare macro critters among thriving reefs, Padang Bai is easily accessible for visitors to Bali.
Move away from Bali’s more visited dive sites to the calm and intimate dive experience found at Pemuteran. Novice divers can enter by shore onto multi-coloured reefs, while others will find themselves at incredible muck dives in the tranquil waters of Pemuteran Bay.
With many of Bali's dive centers based in Sanur its central location is ideal for advanced divers to head further afield to Bali’s more famous dive sites. The calm dive sites around Sanur are perfect for hosting novice divers in a range of dive courses.
TulambenKnown for the impressive USAT Liberty wreck and world-class black sand muck diving, Tulamben is one of Bali’s best known dive destinations. Easy shore dives offer reefs teeming with colourful life, whilst hammerheads, eagle rays and thrilling wall dives lie just offshore.
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There are dive centers in Nusa Lembongan, Sanur and Amed.
The top dive centers are the Scuba Center Asia Lembongan, Pure Dive Resort and Tamarind Divers Lembongan.
Open Water Diver prices range from €274-€457. See all Open Water Diver courses in Bali.
Discover Scuba Diving prices range from €51-€152. See all Discover Scuba Diving courses in Bali.
You can obtain your Discover Scuba Diving in Sanur.
You can obtain your Open Water Diver in Sanur.
Diving is available in Sanur, Amed and Nusa Lembongan.