So far, the island of Bali is famous for its beautiful beaches which have golden sand and clear, greenish sea.
However, did you know that this number one tourist destination in Indonesia also has another beauty that is no less beautiful. Uniquely, this beauty is under the sea that has not been touched by anyone. In recent times, the island of Bali has been transformed into a paradise for diving enthusiasts. Most divers (divers) are fascinated by the combination of the mysterious atmosphere of a sunken ship wreck, with coral reefs and clear water. For those of you who intend to follow in the footsteps of divers from all over the world who have ever enjoyed the natural beauty of the underwater world on this island of gods, here are five of the best diving spots on the island of Bali.
Popular as a tourist area, this small town in eastern Bali offers some underwater charm that is not to be missed. Enjoy Gili Tepekong, a group of small islands with a charming underwater life.
Various kinds of soft corals and colorful sea fans will cheer you up. Likewise, large batfish and golden cupak fish. Gili Mimpang is the place to see reef sharks but if you want to play with a large group of yellow tail fish then Gili Biaha is the one to go to.
This small island which is part of the West Bali National Park is surrounded by large and small corals which are the habitat for turtles, sea eels, snapper and bat fish.
Interestingly, the corals are close enough to the coastline so that they can be explored by simply snorkeling. Divers explore deeper to see giant coral reefs and sea fans.
Located near the Lombok Strait, this island offers a paradise for professional divers who want to see sunfish and mantas. There are several famous dive sites, including Toyapakeh which has clear water and has a beautiful stretch of coral and Crystal Bay with anemones and various soft corals.
Malibu Point is also famous as a place to see large mantas and sunfish primarily from July to September. Nusa Lembongan Island which is located nearby also has several interesting dive sites.
This place is at the foot of Mount Agung and is the most popular dive site in Bali. Towards noon Tulamben is full of tourists who want to visit the ruins of the USS Liberty, a ship belonging to the United States that sank some 70 years ago during WWII.
These ruins are home to a number of marine life and are a favorite of micro and wide angle photography enthusiasts. A few hundred meters deeper lies the black sand Seraya Secret dive site, a favorite spot for micro-photographers who come to see tiger prawns, harlequin, pipefish and rare nudibranches.