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Fantastic diving and snorkeling in Bali

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Fantastic snorkeling in Bali. Image: balitrips.com
Bali is one of the most beautiful islands in the world and very popular for dive holiday destination. Many visitors find the attraction of good shore-based resort diving set against a stunning back drop of huge, magnificent volcanoes and picturesque rice paddy terraces, simply irresistible.

Many dive-heads — including those who've made pilgrimages to the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, and Manado—swear that Bali also has the best diving sites in the world. The waters of Bali are surprisingly unheralded. There are great diving site in Bali such as in Tulamben or Nusa Penida. The Bali dive season runs all year round. Basically you can dive or snorkel along the season.
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Bali dive sites. Image:  atlantis-bali-diving.com

Overall, the best diving conditions exist from April to December, with sunfish, sharks and other pelagic fish visiting from June to September. December to March is rainy season, reducing visibility in the north and northwest - Tulamben, Amed, Gili Selang, Pemuteran and Menjangan. From June to September dry monsoon winds bring rough seas and nutrient rich upwellings to Nusa Penida, Padang Bay and Amuk Bay.

The best dive sites for beginners are around Amed, Padang Bay, and Pulau Menjangan which have very light or often no current at all. If you've got a lot of experience, so you can dive in the Candidasa, Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida. The current can sometimes be very strong and several dive sites around Bali should be treated with care and respect.


Underwater photography in Bali. Image: prodive.com.au
Previously the preserve of surfers and beach holiday types, nowadays this island sees an increasing number of tourists hauling dive bags around. Bali diving isn't simply the holiday 'extra' some people might imagine. The diversity of marine life and dive sites is exceptional. For those who have a penchant for underwater photography, the marine life in Bali is definitely very interesting. You must go to Amed. This beautiful diving spots has many fantastic spots for Muck Diving. Reviews These are diving spots like heaven for underwater macro photography.

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Scuba diving in Bali. Image: chrystal-divers.com
 Indeed, the greatest feature of diving in Bali is the incredibly rich and varied dive sites. Deep drop-offs and steep banks, coral ridges and bommies, one of the most famous wrecks in the world, volcanic outcrops and sea grass beds are all part of the Bali scuba diving tapestry. With its colorful and diverse marine life, there's enough here to keep you coming back for more.

To the east of the island lies the Lombok Strait, the first deep water trench directly to the east of the Asian continental shelf. Through this channel flows the greatest volume of tidal water on earth. This Pacific Ocean can create some powerful currents and rollercoaster rides that characterize some of the Bali dive sites. It also means regular visits from large and unusual pelagic fish like the incredible mola mola, or sunfish. The strong currents can also clean the water and create fantastic visibility.

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Amazing nightlife in Bali. Image: blog.villa-bali.com
The snorkeling lovers also would have been very happy to enjoy the beauty of coral reefs and beautiful fish in waters of Bali, especially on the East Coast from Padang Bay to Amed. If you have a digital camera with waterproof capabilities, you can photograph all the beauty of the underwater while snokeling with glee. The visibility is usually very good and ranges from 10 to 50 meters. Best visibility is usually found around Pulau Menjangan and Nusa Penida. 

Diving in Bali is always fun. All of this combined with the friendliness of the Balinese people, glorious weather and white sandy beaches make Bali an increasingly sought after destination by divers from across the world. 

After diving or snorkeling, you can see the beautiful sunset, and you can continue to enjoy the night life around the beach while enjoying the delights of sea food or go to the bar to socialize with other travelers in Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran or Lovina. There are many fantastic places to enjoy the beauty of Bali.

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