Bali Dive Sites – Day Trips out of South Bali

Dive Day Trips out of South Bali

 

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Dive Day Trips out of South Bali 

Our Dive Day Trips out of South Bali generally include pick up and and return transport from your hotel or airport at any location on Bali island, also transfer to the booked dive sites (with boat or car), 2 dives, tanks, weights and weight belt and dive master or dive instructor, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, all fees and taxes are included too.

Package price on day trip base: Our prices for day trips are made up of 2 prices. The actual dive package and a transport package for each dive site.
The dive package includes tank weight and dive guide. Daily excursions include 2 dives per day.

 

 

“Dive Package” Rates:
2 dives (1 day trip)             55 Euro
4 dives (2 day trips)         104 Euro
6 dives (3 day trips)         150 Euro
8 dives (4 day trips)         185 Euro
10 dives (5 day trips)       217 Euro
Add. day (2 dives)             38 Euro

Rental equipment available for 5 Euro per day:
ABC
Regulator
BCD
Wetsuit
Full set rental equipment 15 Euro per day

The “Transfer Package” includes all transfers (on land and water) from the hotel to the dive sites and back. All entrance fees and tickets, lunch and soft drinks!

“Transfer Package” Rates:

Tulamben                                      30 Euro
Amed                                             35 Euro
Padangbai/Blaue Lagoon              35 Euro (includes 1 boat trip)
Gili Biaha/Lipha                             45 Euro
Nusa Penida/Lembongan             55 Euro
Penida/Manta Point                      85 Euro
Shark Point                                   45 Euro
Secret Bay (min. 2 pax)                95 Euro
Menjangan Island (min. 2 pax)     85 Euro

Calculation example‘s:
You like to book a Day-Trip to the ship wreck at Tulamben
1 dive package with 2 dives 55 Euro + 1 transport package Tulamben 30 Euro = Total 85 Euro (…plus rental equipment 15 Euro  per day if needed!).

…or you like to book 3 Day-Trips to the ship wreck at Tulamben, Blue lagoon and Manta Point
1 dive package with 6 dives 167 Euro + 1 transport package to Tulamben 30 Euro, 1 transport package to Blue Lagoon 35 Euro and 1 transport package to Manta Point 75 Euro = Total 295 Euro. (…plus rental equipment 15 Euro  per day if needed!).

 

Please download our General Resort Information and Rates for the season 1.05.2019 till 30.4.2020!

 

Bali Dive & Snorkel Site “Tulamben WWII Ship Wreck” – one of our most recommended dive sites!

bali-dive-site-tulamben-wreckTulamben Wreck is directly situated near the beach on Bali’s northeast coast. The 120 meter long wreck rest in a 90 degree with the deck facing the seaside and used to be an American supply ship. You ,may dive or snorkel this wreck comfortably, accessing it directly from the beach.

History:
The U.S.A.T. Liberty was built in America as a cargo ship, and equipped with two guns for the World War anchored off the coast of Lombok, the ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo in January 1942. Miraculously nobody got hurt but the damage turned the ship into a none functioning and useless hull. The American navy planned to toll the ship to Singaraja harbor (North Bali) but failed as the harbor was completely occupied, so the ship was intentionally stranded on the rocky beach of Tulamben, where it was unloaded. In 1963 volcano Agung erupted and the Magma flow press the ship back into the sea where it is presently rest at depth 3-29 meter. Since then, coral covers the wreckage completely and turned it into a home for many species of fish. From time to time, a napoleon fish or a barracuda drops by.

Tulamben Wreck at a glance
Reef characteristics: wreck
Visibility: 15-30 m
Current: none to moderate
Coral growth: wreck is completely covered by stone- and soft coral
Marine life: vast schools of fish (fusiliers and surgeon fish)
Highlight: the wreck is easy to dive even suitable for discover scuba diving

 

Bali Dive & Snorkel Site “Japanese Wreck” at Amed

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The Japanese Wreck also known as the Lipah Bay wreck lies in the shallow water (2-12 meter) of Banyuning, 3 km southeast of Amed. It is a 40 minutes land transfer from the resort to the dive site.  The 20 meter Steel Wreck was first described in 1999 and have since been a popular dive site for its rich diversity of marine life. The reef surrounding the wreck continues in small Bommies to about 35 meter, where you will find Barrel Sponges and Gorgonian fan with a chance of pygmy seahorses.

 

 

The Japanese Wreck at a glance
Reef characteristics: Wreck
Visibility: 10-15 meter
Current: moderate
Coral growth: wreck is completely covered by soft corals, Gorgonians, sponges and black coral bushes
Marine life: Schools of damsels, anthias, parrot fish and angelfish.
Highlight: Vibrant marine life and easy shore access

 

Bali Dive Sites “Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Cuningan”
bali dive site nusapenidaNusa Penida & Lembongan, Ceningan because of the present current these are typical dive site and therefore not suitable for snorkeling or discover scuba diving. By outrigger boat, the islands can be reached within 50 minutes and sometimes the sea may be a bit rough. The reef characteristics are the same for both islands with the exception that Penida’s reef drops steeper than the Lembongan reef.

The visibility reaches usually 20 meters or more. Sometimes thermo clines cause sudden drops in water temperature. Because of the conditions here, coral grow faster than on any other reef. Large schools of Basslets circle the reef and quite often you will find the wonderful egg cowries as well as high whip coral. Big fish encounters featuring  manta rays, eagle rays, sharks, giant turtles and sunfish are common and therefore you may always keep one eye away from the reef, scanning the endless blue. These islands are a must for the experienced and demanding diver. Currents may become very strong and changes direction from time to time – thus, advanced diving experience is a prerequisite! All dives are drift dives, with boats following the divers.

Nusa Penida – Lembongan – Ceningan Reefs at a glance:
Characteristics: gently dropping slope
Visibility: 20-45 m
Current: strong to hard, constantly changing
Coral growth: stone- and soft coral, grown very dense
Fish life: big variety of reef fish
Highlights: amazing scope of swarm fish, excellent visibility, big fish encounters common!

 

Bali Dive Sites “Gili Biaha & Gili Lipha”
bali dive site gili biahaGili Biaha / Lipha.We will leave the harbor of Padangbai with destination Candidasa. After a 30 minute boat trip by our 12 m long speed boat, we will arrive at Gili Biaha, a rock in the open sea.

On the open sea side of this rock, a slope drops to a depth to deep for divers to exploe. The slope is covered with beautiful stone- and soft coral, which remain small but sturdy because of the permanently present current. Because of the rock’s exposed position facing the open sea it offers a fair chance for big fish encounters including Grey – and White Tip Reef Sharks which most times can be observed while asleep in a cave.

The rock side facing the beach drops in a 45 degree angle into a depth of 60 meters plus. Here you may find nurse sharks and black-banded sea snakes. Both dives are drift dives with an attentive boat crew following the divers. Because of it’s exposed position in the open sea and occasionally strong currents, Biaha is an outstanding dive site for experienced divers only. Unfortunately this great dive site is not suitable for snorkeling.

Lipha Reef at a glance:
Characteristics: gently dropping slope
Visibility: 15-30 m
Current: none to mild
Coral growth: stone- and soft coral
Fish life: many small varieties of reef fish
Highlights: fantastic sandy beach and tasteful barbecue

Gili Biaha Reef at a glance
Characteristics: rocky steep slope in the open sea
Visibility: 20-40 m
Current: medium to strong
Coral growth: beautifully grown with stone coral
Fish life: all varieties of reef fish
Highlights: shark cave, fair chance of big fish

 

Bali Dive & Snorkel Site “Blue Lagoon”

bali-divesite-blue-lagoonThe Blue Lagoon is situated near Padang Bai’s harbor only 5 boat minutes away. We will be diving both lagoons at either side of the harbor. The southern part of the reef drops vertically to 20 m and continues in a sandy area. The drop off is covered by stone- and soft coral. Many Nudi Branches and some flatworms can be found here. The underwater landscape is dominated by up to 4 m high growing soft coral where large spiny lobsters can be found.

When reaching the open water large schools of bat fish accompany the divers. On the northern side the dive starts in 3 to 5 m deep water. Either we will explore an interesting slope which drops to 30 m featuring plenty of ‘fan’ worms and feather stars, or we dive the sandy area while drifting between beautiful soft coral piles. At short distance a large stag horn coral field stretches 8 m of depth, accommodating oriental Sweet Lips, Basslets and schools of Glass Fish. Finally, the sandy area is replaced by stone coral fields. At the outer reef border, the current increases in strength, attracting White Tip Reef Sharks, hunting for prey.

The Blue Lagoon is actually a perfect spot to start your diving trip in Bali. The relaxed environment supports rusty divers who need to get used to diving again and who need a chance for buoyancy and equipment checks. Furthermore, the lagoon is an excellent site for snorkeling, discover scuba diving, swimming and sunbathing.

The Blue Lagoon at a glance:
Characteristics: gently dropping slope
Visibility: 10-35 m
Current: none to strong
Coral growth: stone- and soft coral
Fish life: big variety of reef fish
Highlights: sharks

 

Bali Dive Sites “Manta Point”
bali dive sites manta pointManta Point One of the most popular dive sites of Bali is located on the South side of Nusa Penida and is one of the few dive sites in the world where you can meet relatively safe Manta Rays (Manta Birostris). The crossing from Padang Bay to Nusa Penida with the dive boat takes about 1 hour. In windy conditions the sea can get a little rough and extend the trip a bit. The dive site is situated in a small bay. It’s protected by a large rock from the main current.

Therefore hardly any current is present. Due to the location Manta Point is, however, freely accessible for the waves and we might have to expect mild to heavy swell. Most of the dive is spent at about 10 meters or shallower, so we are definitely affected by the possible swell. As you descend about 100 meters from the shore one can find a relatively flat expanse of sand at 12 – 14 meters before it rises slightly towards the shore. Near the shore are scattered large boulders, which one of them was chosen by the Manta Rays as their cleaning station. Here in Bali Manta Rays are not seasonal and can be found at the cleaning station with high probability. In the event that you have some time to bridge till the Mantas appear, one can while away the time by observing a collection of the usual colorful reef fish, blue spotted stingrays and the occasional nurse shark.

Manta Point at a glance:
Characteristics:           small sandy bay, large rocks
Visibility:                     7 – 20 m
Current:                       no current, mild to heavy swell
Coral growth:               hard- and soft coral
Fish life:                      some variety of reef fish
Highlights:                   very good chance to encounter Mantas

Practical information:
Dives:                           2
Departure time:            7:30 a.m.
Arrival time:                 ~ 17:00 p.m.
Transport-Price:          See price list
Included:                     transport, boat, soft drinks, Dive guide, lunch on board

 

Bali Dive Sites “Shark Point”
bali shark point divingShark Point at Gili Mimpang – The current attracts White-Tip Reef Sharks to this location. Gili Mimpang is a nice rich covered reef with the right angle to the main current, which effects having a relatively strong up-current combined with a strong down current on the opposite side of the reef. The chance of meeting sharks on this spot is more than 90%. Both dives are outstanding dive sites for experienced divers only. Unfortunately this great trip is not a good place for snorkeling.

 

 

Shark Point at a glance:
Characteristics:           gently dropping slope
Visibility:                     15-30 m
Current:                       usually strong
Coral growth:               stone- and soft coral
Fish life:                      many varieties of reef fish
Highlights:                   white-tip reef sharks

Practical information:
Dives:                           2
Departure time:            7:30 a.m.
Arrival time:                 ~ 17:00 p.m.
Transport-Price:           See price list
Included:                     transport, boat, soft drinks, Dive guide, lunch on board

 

Bali Dive & Snorkel Sites “Menjangan Island” – one of our most recommended dive sites!
bali-dive-site-nusa-menjanganNusa Menjangan is a 1,5 km long and 500 m wide island in the West Bali National Park. The Indonesian government has limited the daily allowance for divers. All dive sites around the island are only a short boat trip from each other away. Except for the western part of the island coral growth starts in shallow water, stretching out for about 20 to 30 meters before suddenly dropping vertically to a depth of 30 meters.
The western end of the island features a deep lagoon with a reef slope of 45 degrees. Currents at Nusa Menjangan are weak to moderate with the strongest currents present at the western lagoon. Therefore Menjangan is a perfect spot for beginners. Because of the beautifully grown lagoon, it is also an outstanding spot for snorkeling. Menjangan’s underwater world surely deserve to be listed as one of the world’s top dive sites. The result of a coral count (carried out by diving pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau) stated that on this small island alone features more coral species than the whole Caribbean!

Quite often you will encounter Napoleon Fish, Turtles, Bump Head Parrot fish and Grouper. In deeper waters you may encounter white tip- and black tip reef sharks with a max. length of 1,5 m and Barracuda. Lucky divers will find Eagle Rays, Mola-Mola Sunfish and even Whale Sharks. Lots of small but interesting creatures are permanent residents to keep you busy in case the big guys are ‘having a day off’ 🙂

Nusa Menjangan at a glance:
Reef characteristics: Drop off
Visibility: 15 – 50 m
Current: none to moderate
Coral growth: absolutely perfect
Marine life: many varieties of small fish, occasionally big fish
Highlights: turtles, coral growth