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Bali is among the best superb islands and the best vacation spots in the world and is also Indonesia’s most admired dive holiday destination. The sky blue waters of this superb island are astonishingly unheralded. Bali scuba diving isn’t simply the holiday ‘extra’ that some people might imagine. Nowadays the island experiences a rising number of tourists carrying dive bags around. Truly, one of the splendid features of Bali includes the incredibly wealthy and diverse dive sites. Its lively and varied marine life is enough to keep you going back for more. The Pacific Ocean can generate some roller coaster rides and strong currents that symbolize various dive sites. The powerful tides can also cleanse the water and cause incredible visibility. In addition to its amazing seas and diving sites, Bali also has great unique hotels, villas, and rental properties which offer great comfort and contentment, and are as varied as the tourists that visit them. Sites such as Traveloka offers incredible deals that befit any budget.
Although there are many diving sites in Bali the following are some of the best diving sites in Bali:
- Malibu Point
Malibu point is among the excellent dive sites in Bali with the largest variety of sharks such as the treasure sharks, whitetip reef sharks and the blacktip reef sharks and also sometimes whale sharks. Mola Mola can be noticed around Malibu Point during the period between July and September, when the water starts becoming cooler. One may also find soft and hard corals, which is a big deal of whip corals. Its depth is between 10 to 40 meters.
- Sental Nusa Penida
Sental Nusa Penida is located at the centre of the healthy reef, which lies north of the Nusa Penida coast. It has a deep slope which is settled with hard corals and pleasant natural vegetative cover. Mola Mola can noticed around Nusa Penida and Sental point during the period between July and September, when the water starts becoming cooler. You may also find hard corals and white corals, lionfish, turtles, whitetip shark, blacktip shark, moray eel, different slugs and crabs. Its depth is between 10 to 30 meters.
- Buyuk Nusa Penida
Buyuk is a simple dive site which is appropriate for all divers. It has a slight current, warm water temperatures and a wonderful sea life which makes the place very pleasing. The slight current and nice sea life make it one of the most pleasing places around Nusa Penida. You may find soft and hard corals, boxfish, bat fish, nudibranchs angel fish, turtles, clown fish scorpion fish and mantis shrimp. Its depth is between 7 to 30 meters.
- Blue Corner
The Blue Corner Dive Spot has a terrace at about 20 meters and is surrounded by a steep slope. The current is usually very strong providing the best condition for a drift dive. However, you must be careful because sometimes these currents at this spot maybe unpredictable. If you are lucky, you might spot dolphins, an eagle ray or even a marble ray. You might see the Mola Mola during the period between July and September when the water starts becoming cooler. You might also see soft and hard corals, barracuda, moray eels, crab, shrimp, jacks, nudibranchs, puffer fish, shells, triggerfish, dolphins, reef sharks, emperor and lionfish. Its depth is between 10 to 30 meters.
- Manta Point 1
Manta Point is the ideal place to spot the majestic mantas flying over your head. You can watch the majestic mantas within resting on huge rocks surrounded by many cleaner fishes pitching upon them. You may also see plenty plant cover of leathery sponges and corals and Of course, sting ray, different slugs ,the manta ray and the nurse shark. Its depth is between 10 to 30 meters.
Diving can be sometimes dangerous therefore, to ensure maximum safety make sure you should adhere to the rules and code of ethics the dive guides will share with you prior to getting into the water. You should also thoroughly check your rented gear prior to getting into the water. Other safety precautions include; never hold your breath while coming up, never panic while under water and never try to dive without a diving buddy.
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