Welcome to the Southern Dreams Diving Club blog. Ludo and Patricia want to share with you all our knowledge about the impressive and diverse marine life in Bali.
Do you know why the marine life in Bali is so diverse?
Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Bali has more than 393 species of coral and also 952 species of reef fish.
Bali is surrounded by not just one but two oceans, creating unique marine biodiversity. That makes diving in Bali simply extraordinary.
Meet some of the biggest fish that live in our oceans!
Did you know that the oceanic sunfish is the heaviest fish and that the oceanic manta ray one of the largest fish that exists? It is true! And the good thing is that you can see them on your dives in Bali!
We can also dive with sharks, especially in the islands of Candidasa. And occasionally, we can see the biggest shark that exists, the whale shark.
Macro marine life in Bali
For macro critters-lovers, in Bali, you can see the pygmy seahorse, which is the smallest species of seahorse.
You can also see numerous nudibranchs and frogfish as small as a few millimeters only.
And of course, there is also a great variety of small crabs and shrimps on every coral.
The weirdest fish
Have you ever seen a ghost pipefish, a frogfish, a mimic octopus, or a humphead parrotfish? Do you know that there are solar-powered nudibranchs? These are just a few examples of the strangest fish that live on the reefs of Bali.
The variety of tropical fish is impressive!
Not because they are more common are they less interested! There are hundreds of species of tropical fish that live on the reefs of Bali. Their colors and shapes are so different that you can’t stop staring at them!
Below you will find our articles accompanied by photos and videos that we have taken during the years we have been diving in Bali.
Sharks have inhabited our oceans for more than 400 million years. They have survived the 5 great extinctions that have taken place on Earth, including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. Since then and until today, these fish have evolved in surprising ways.
They are extraordinary animals with an anatomy that does nothing but improve over time. Sharks are master hunters with incredible precision. They are found at the top of the food chain and are essential for maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems.
1. It belongs to the subfamily amphiprioninae and there are 30 different species
Anemonefish live on the reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It also lives at the Red Sea and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. But we cannot see them in the Atlantic Ocean or in the Caribbean Sea.