Best Snorkeling & Scuba Diving Spots in Bali Indonesia
Best Snorkeling & Diving Spots in Bali Indonesia
1. Menjangan Island
Menjangan Island is one of the best snorkeling and Diving spots in Bali, Indonesia. There are many different variety of fishes like small reef sharks, clownfish, trigger fish, puffer fish, stonefish etc. You can also see sea turtles in some part of the Island. The corals and fishes in the Menjangan Island is amazing but the water in the island is bit polluted during the rainy season. I do not recommend visiting this island when it is rainy season.
There are few deers in Menjangan Island and you can see them from a distance if you are lucky.
Snorkeling in menjangan Island is safe because there is no strong current in this Island. The plastic waste in this Island is ruining the beauty of this place.
2. Nusa Penida Island
Nusa Penida is located in the southeast Region of Bali Island. Nusa Penida Island is very close to nusa Lembongan Island and Nusa Ceningan Island. Nusa Penida is the largest among the three Islands. There are many famous scuba diving and snorkeling spots in Nusa Penida Island.
There is strong current in some parts of Nusa Penida Island so be careful when you snorkel and dive in this Island.
How to reach Nusa Penida Island ?
There are many slow and speed boats to Nusa Penida Island from Sanur Beach and Padang Bai. Speed boat cost is bit high but it is better option compared to slow boats because it is safe and it will save traveling time. Nusa Penida Island is one of the best places to take good photographs. Some of the famous diving and snorkeling spots in nusa penida island is given below :
a. Toyapakeh, Nusa Penida, Bali.
Toyapakeh is one of the famous Diving location in the Nusa Penida Island. Toyapakeh Scuba diving spot is in the located in the north west region of the island. The corals in Toyapakeh diving spot is beautiful because this region is untouched and there are fishes like Mola Mola (sunfish), nudibranch, moray eel, stone fish, lion fish, reef sharks, sea horse, trigger fish etc.
Huge Mola mola (sunfish) can be seen rarely in Toyapakeh during some months (mostly July to November).
b. Batu Lumbung (Manta Point), Nusa Penida, Bali
Batu Lumbung (Manta Point) is Located in the south west region of Nusa Penida Island.
There are lot of reef manta rays in this spot with size of up to 3 – 4 meters. You can also see octopus, sea horses, moray eels etc when you dive in this location. Due to over fishing reef manta rays are now listed in endangered species list. There is no fishing around Nusa Penida Island so you can see lot of reef manta rays in this region.
c. Crystal Bay
Crystal bay is located in the western side of the island and it is an another popular diving site in Nusa Penida Island where you can see mola mola (sunfish). Sunfish can be seen in this island on four months in a year. To reach this place you must get boat from the sanur beach. Be very careful if you are going for snorkeling or diving because the current is very strong here. It is also a place to relax and the watch the sunset on the black sand beach. You can have food and drink from the warung in the beach and enjoy the sunset. If you are going to this place, then book for diving/snorkeling in both crystal bay and gamat bay (these two bays are close)