Bali dive sites

Bali dive sites. Scuba dive with Southern Dreams Diving Club and enjoy the best dives in Bali!

Either you are a beginner or an experienced diver, Bali offers dives for all levels. In truth, you can choose calm dives in beautiful coral reefs. Also deep dives, cave dives, night dives, and drift dives as well. Above all, the warm tropical waters surrounding the coastline of Bali hold some of the richest and also most diverse marine life in the world.

Special highlights range from extensive coral reefs and magnificent marine life. Also world-class shipwrecks, and expansive artificial reefs. Here you have a one-of-a-kind underwater photo opportunity. You can dive at sunken temples and also statues have overgrown with gorgonians and teeming with tropical fish. Also, in Bali, you can enjoy fabulous deep dives and excellent muck diving as well with tiny and strange critters. Even more, in Bali, you will have the opportunity to dive with oceanic sunfish or Mola-Mola, reef sharks, sea turtles, tiny pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, frogfish, nudibranchs, clownfish, rhinopias,  and fabulous Giant Manta Rays.

No doubt, if we had to choose one word to describe scuba diving in Bali would be “biodiversity”. Either you are a beginner or experienced diver Bali offers dive sites that suit all levels.

Bellow, we have written a small description of the most popular sites in Bali. But there are far more to explore on the island beyond these.  Depending on what you’d like to see during the diving holidays in Bali! And also your diving certification and experience. At Southern Dreams Diving Club we can help you organise the best and unique plan for you.

Bali dive sites: Amuk Bay

Diving with mola mola in Candidasa


Take a Jukung, in other words, a local Balinese boat, and dive in the islands of Candidasa. Visit its fabulous coral reefs, shark caves, and blue hole, and mola mola cleaning station. Besides, it is home to tons of tropical fish, likewise turtles and reef sharks.

Another special dive site in Candidasa is the Jetty. It is for instance our favourite muck dive in Bali. We also called frogfish paradise!


Padangbai, the most protected area in Amuk Bay, offers an extraordinary macro life. For example rhinopias, seahorse, ribbon eels, leaf scorpionfish, frogfish and, many more. In truth, it is a perfect dive for underwater photographers.

Mantis shrimp. Diving at Blue Lagoon, Padangbai, Bali

Bali dive sites: North East

Juvenile yellow boxfish. Diving at Pyramids, Amed, Bali


Enjoy relaxed and stunning dives in Amed. Its black sand beach is famous for its artificial reefs in shapes of pyramids, mermaids, and also underwater temples. On top of, it also offers amazing macro life, like for example pygmy seahorse, ghost pipefish, clownfish, nudibranch, and much more!


Tulamben offers the best wreck dive in Bali. You can choose to do sunrise, day, and even night dive at this stunning wreck. It is home to humphead parrotfish, turtles and a great biodiversity of marine life. Likewise, at Tulamben you can also dive at the fabulous drop off for deep divers and even at the coral garden with an underwater temple!

Diving at the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben, Bali

Bali dive sites: Nusa Penida

Diving with manta rays at Nusa Penida, Bali

dive-nusa penida

It takes 45 minutes by speed boat to reach Nusa Penida. On this island, you will enjoy some excellent drift dives along fabulous coral reefs full of life. Also, it is a great place to dive with the majestic manta rays and mola mola

Below you can watch this video of a normal day diving at Candidasa. Enjoy it!

Diving at Gili Mimpang, Candidasa, Bali
Video credit: Ludovic Amevor

Some facts about Bali dive sites

  • Bali is located in the heart of the Triangle of the coral reef. In other words, Bali has over 393 species of coral and also 952 species of reef fish
  • The island is surrounded not by one, but two oceans, creating unique biodiversity. In truth, is a success recipe for an amazing dive experience
  • Bali offers some of the best dive sites in the world. For instance, divers find everything from rare macro critters like a pygmy seahorse and also fascinating pelagic species, for example, Manta Rays. That is to say, Bali has it all!
  • From total newbies to the most advanced divers, there are plenty of dive sites for all levels. In truth, we dive at more than 50 different dive sites!
  • You’ll have the chance to wreck dive the unique USAT Liberty, an American Army ship with served during World War II
  • Even more, in Bali diving is possible all year round
  • Water temperature varies. While on average in the North East area is 27 – 29 degrees all year round, meanwhile, in the East side of the island, during dry season water temperature can drop down as low as 20 degrees
  • The good news about this is all the new life the cold currents bring! Therefore you have the best chances to see  the Oceanic sunfish. It is, in fact, the heaviest bony fish (weighing up to 1000 kg!) in the world!

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