Wreck, Mantas & Mola Mola... Dive the Best of Bali!

Why we love it

No wonder Bali is the ‘Island of Gods.’ With its volcanoes, rice fields, black & white sand beaches, cliffs, temples** there is a lot to see on land. But its underwater is fantastic too! With this 5 days of diving, you will discover the best sites of Bali: Nusa Penida, the USAT Liberty Wreck that was torpoed in 1942 by a Japanese submarine, Amed and Padang Bai. At night, join in a yoga class, have a massage or simply watch the sunset above a cliff at Singlefin bar, good vibes guaranteed! Stay two extra days to visit Ubud rice fields and Tanah Lot temples before heading back home… but at this stage, you might want to stay forever!

Conservation

The diveshop reduces its waste as much as possible and only uses metal bottles for drinking water. The staff does a dive site cleanup every month and participate in the weekly beach clean-up operation: ‘Trash Hero’.

Who is it for?

For experienced divers who also like to explore local culture.
Non divers will never get bored: villages visits, cooking classes, massages, yoga courses, surf initiation or even competition level waves, cycling though rice fields, treks on volcanoes, temples… you have it all in Bali!

Dive briefing!

Marine life

  • Critters, wrecks, walls, coral, muck-diving, schooling fish, pelagics, you have all this in Bali!
  • On the ‘big’ side, Manta rays, reef sharks, schooling jacks, octopus, cuttlefish, stingrays, bumphead parrotfish, barracudas, tuna, napoleon wrasse and wobbegong sharks - if you’re lucky - can be seen. Mola Mola from July to October can be spotted too.
  • There is a good macro life too, with frogfish, many nudibranchs, leaf scorpionfish, pipefish, eels, mantis shrimp, pygmy and larger seahorses…

Dive conditions

  • Season: diving all year long. Mola Mola Season from mid-June to early October with most frequent sightings in July and August.
  • Currents: can be strong in Nusa Penida
  • Visibility: usually 25 meters
  • Water temperature: 23 to 29 degrees Celsius
  • Depth: deep and shallow dives

Dive sites

  • The diveshop requires a minimum level of diving experience: at least 30 logged dives, Advanced Open Water diver certification or above, experience in deep and drift diving, and having dived within the last 6 months (or refresher dive to take).
  • Most of the sites are suitable for all levels, however there are deep dives and also very strong currents in some locations (Nusa Penida area), which is why it is required a minimum of experience and level (see ‘Who is it for?).
  • Dive sites: you will be taken diving to the best spots of East and South Bali, in Amed, Tulamben, Padang Bai and Nusa Penida.
  • In case the conditions were not favorable for diving at the time you are there, the itinerary might be slightly modified by the dive shop.

The Team

  • Operation created in 2001
  • Padi Career Development Center
  • Languages spoken: English and Indonesian

Safety information

  • Equipment needed: the usual diving equipment.
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend Dive Assure that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
  • Hyperbaric Chamber: in Bali

Prices and Dates

Trip can start any day of the year.

  • Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, transport from Bali International airport to hotel in Sanur, where you will sleep every night until departure.

Day 2: 2 dives in Amed

Day 3: 2 dives in Tulamben

Day 4: 2 dives in Padang Bai

Day 5: 3 Dives in Nusa Penida

Day 6: 3 Dives Nusa Penida

Day 7: free day - no diving

Day 8: departure, drop to Bali International airport

Optional: day trips can be arranged to Ubud and/or Tanah Lot:

Ubud: for a supplement of 1 095 000 IDR (min 2 people). It includes an extra night of accomodation.

Tanah Lot temple: for a supplement of 1 370 000 IDR (min 2 people). It includes an extra night of accomodation.

What’s included?

  • All transfers, both sea and land
  • Medium range accommodation throughout the trip in Sanur, in a twin share / double room with breakfast
  • Guided dives by certified and insured Divemaster or Instructor
  • All diving equipment except dive computer
  • Lunch and bottled water on all diving days
  • Beach towels
  • Dive insurance

What’s not included?

  • Any flights or other elements not mentioned in the above section
  • Renting of dive computer for IDR 200 000 per day
  • Renting of GoPro Hero for 600 000 IDR per day or Nikon Coolpix for 500 000 IDR per day, including a free SD card to keep
  • Nitrox is an additional 65 000 IDR per tank

Visa, Flights & more!

Visa

  • To be able to enter Indonesia, your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival, you need to have a valid return ticket within 30 days and a full blank page in your passport.
  • Many nationalities are newly eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. Others need to obtain a Visa on Arrival for 30 days at the major entry points to Indonesia. Visa on Arrival costs USD 35 and it is advisable that you carry the exact amount with you.
  • Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country.

How to get there?

  • Take an international flight to Bali.
  • To lower your travel costs, from Europe, think of flying to Singapour, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok, and then fly with a low cost company such as Air Asia.
  • from the USA, the flights usually make a stop in Hong kong, Taiwan, Tokyo or Seoul.
  • Make sure you have enough connection time between flights.

More…

  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, a rashguard, a sweater or a light weight jacket, some walking shoes, insect repellent, mask and snorkel, prescription medicine if you need.