Bali has long been synonymous with natural beauty. White sands beaches, amazing coastal sceneries, lush green rice terraces, and clear blue oceans. The island inspired many poets, movies, and novelist. Even today, the beauty of Bali has not yet faded and many people still like to travel there for some tropical refresh. The Island of God was a main destination for beaches holiday, surfing, and cultural excursion to old and exotic temples. However, some curious water adventurers around the early 40s to 50s found another astonishing destination on the island—that is under the water of the island. Scuba diving in Bali started to gain popularity as pristine sites in Amed, Tulamben, Candidasa, Menjangan, Nusa Penida, and others were found. Today, hundreds of divers from all around the world flock to this tiny island every year to get a glimpse of Bali’s jaw dropping underwater landscape and its rich marine biodiversity. If you think of visiting Bali, trying out this activity could be a good idea.
You Could Do Scuba Diving Bali All Year Long
As part of an tropical country in the equator line, Bali enjoyed two seasons; the wet season and the dry. However, the rainy vs dry season is not exactly split half in half. The common season theory followed by travelers in Bali is that; December to February is the monsoon season while March to November is dry. In reality, it’s not exactly like that. The rainfall in Bali is generally quite light and when they do, it tends to be heavier in the nights. Rain usually start pouring after the p.m and most of the time, they stopped after 1-2 hours. Consecutive rainy days last for about a week or so, and the sky would totally cleared up for the whole next week. It’s also uncommon to find hot, sunny days on supposedly monsoon months or light rain on supposedly dry months.
That means you can plan scuba diving activities in Bali practically at any time of the year. If you happened to stumble into rainy days, you might need to adjust your diving time early at the morning, while the sky is still clear. However, certain months do give better diving time if you want to see certain seasonal animals. For example, April and May are the best time to see the Manta Rays. Meanwhile, you get the biggest chance to see the famous Mola Mola sunfish on August to October. Though you can do the scuba diving Bali all year long, however, you might want to come around May to September as these are the dry months and shoulder season. That means less crowded holiday destinations as well as emptier diving sites.
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The Inclusive Underwater Paradise
They said it’s hard to please everyone, yet Bali do it with ease. Scuba diving in Bali is practically inclusive—everyone would find something they enjoyed. A lot of sites in Bali is suitable for beginners who just learn diving. Most beginners even have their first diving in a wreck site at Tulamben. Not all beginners are lucky to have a wreck on their very first dive! Professionals would find their amusements on Bali’s wall diving, drift diving, and deep diving. Macro enthusiast would also be pleased to hunt micro critters on many dive sites in this island!
Nothing is impossible in Bali, and diving is just one of them. Come to this tiny tropical island and find your underwater muse!