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The Ultimate Bali Diving Bucket List

Planning a trip to Bali? If so, you should know that the scuba diving around Bali is simply world class! If you are a certified scuba diver, here is a bucket list of the best diving sites in Bali not to be missed on your next diving holiday.

1. Menjangan Island

Visit Menjangan Island’s rich and untouched corals and glide in the gentle currents of eel gardens. The north slope of the island features a mysterious and partially degraded wooden shipwreck accessible to deep divers. On the south side of the island, sheer cliffs and caverns create a stunning backdrop for underwater photography enthusiasts. Staying at The Menjangan gives you the fastest and easiest access to Menjangan Island available in Bali - we take daily diving and snorkeling trips right from our very own private jetty.

2. The Menjangan House Reef

Home to the famous Mandarin Fish, the Menjangan house reef is the perfect dive site to watch the mating ritual of these exceptionally beautiful but reclusive fish. The best time to explore this reef and meet the Mandarin Fish is at dusk - this will lead into a night dive so be sure to have the required experience.

3. Tulamben

Just like Menjangan, Tulamben’s waters are very clear, and you can see up to 35 meters on a bright sunny day. There are no currents on most days, which is perfect for beginners who are learning to optimize their buoyancy. Home to the USAT Liberty Shipwreck - well known as one of the best Wreck Dives in the world, this dive site is a must-do on your next trip to Bali!

4. Pemuteran

Home to some of the best Muck Diving sites in the world, Pemuteran is a must for underwater photographers and macro diving lovers. With the chance of spotting exceptional marine life such as the mimic octopus, this could absolutely be a bucket list dive.

5. Nusa Penida

No Bali diving list would be complete without Nusa Penida. The dive sites around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan are popular drift diving sites allowing you to glide across a descending sea bed, encrusted with lively corals, huge schools of glassfish and various nudibranch species. The currents may also take you to the drop off at Jack Point where you can find pelagic tuna, eagle rays, and the seasonal mola-mola. These dive sites are best suited to experienced divers.

6. Padang Bai

If you think sharks are cool and would love to see one, then look for the white tip reef sharks at Padang Bai. These are a shy and reclusive species that sleep in ‘shark caves’ during the day, and hunt by night.

Stay at our eco-resort in Menjangan

The Menjangan is a resort that offers peace and seclusion in West Bali. Located in the West Bali National Forest, our accommodation has been designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. In the morning, wake up to the sound of birds, waves and if you will, go on a kayak in the calm waters of Menjangan Bay.