Introduction to Bali’s Scuba Diving
Bali is famous for its complex Hindu culture, colourful ceremonies, magnificent volcanic and coastal scenery as well as the artistic and welcoming nature of the Balinese people. With so much to do topside, surely there cannot be a more fascinating island on the planet!
Repeatedly drawing internationally-recognised underwater photographers and journalists from around the globe, Bali is the ideal destination for divers and non-divers, families, groups and individuals.
Bali is situated at the heart of the Indo-Pacific, the world’s richest marine biogeographic zone. The island therefore receives very plankton-rich waters and so contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem as well as many totally different physical environments.
Bali’s dive sites offer great diversity: vertical walls and sand slopes; steel and wooden shipwrecks; limestone shorelines and black, volcanic outcrops; peaceful bays and ripping currents; deep, coral-covered ridges, shallow seagrass beds and big bommies, as well as both shore- and boat-diving.
Pelagics include year-round Manta rays, occasional Whalesharks and, from July to mid-November, Mola-Molas (the weird-but-wonderful Ocean sunfish).
There are over 2,000 species of reef fish in Bali’s waters, and then there are the eels, crabs, lobsters, turtles, starfish, shrimp, and nudibranchs … Mimic octopus and Wonderpus, Ambon scorpionfish, Rhinopias, Mandarinfish, Pyjama and Banggai cardinalfish, ghostpipefish, Pegasus seamoths and Flamboyant cuttlefish, and more.
The reefs contain profuse hard and soft corals, Gorgonian and other seafans, coral bushes, and sponges including some massive barrel sponges…
…. so why not come and discover the secret FOR YOURSELF!
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