Whether you are an experienced diver or just interested in diving, Bali is a wonderful place to see the underwater world. It offers a variety of dive sites and has dozens of dive operators. Some of the most popular dive sites are located in Amed, Tulamben and Pemuteran.
The Drop Off reef in Tulamben is a great deepwater scuba dive. The reef drops from three metres to 70 metres and is covered in sponges and gorgonians.
Tulamben also boasts the famous USS Liberty Wreck, which is a 394 foot World War II transport ship. The ship was towed to the beach in 1942 and sat there until 1963. It now forms part of a beautiful artificial reef. The wreck is home to pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish and parrotfish.
Amed, on the southern coast, is an exciting place to scuba dive. It is known as the macro-diving mecca of Bali and offers nutrient-rich volcanic sediments. The surrounding waters have a lot of sea life including reef sharks, stingrays and barracuda.
Amed is a great place to learn the fundamentals of diving and to get your PADI open water certification. Many dive schools in Amed offer courses and equipment rentals.
Amed is also the home of the first free-diving school in Bali. The staff are highly knowledgeable and make a positive environment for divers to learn.
If you’re interested in diving or just want to try it out, there are many dive schools in Bali that offer training courses, equipment rental and liveaboards. Many dive operators also offer day trips.