In addition to diving in Nusa Pendia and the Gili Islands I also spent two days diving on mainland Bali – opting for intensive days with four dives in total. And to be honest, i tried to organize these photos the best I could, remembering which ones are from which days (especially of the fish and coral) but at a certain point they get a bit hazy, but hey, I was the only one there and I think you’ll get a sense of the underwater beauty even if I do mess a few up. 😉 And of course, time for more Bali scuba diving pictures, because that is what you are really here for:
The first dive site was Tulamben, located on the North East side of Bali, a three hour bumpy ride from the dive shop but well worth it. The USS Liberty shipwreck at Tulamben is concerned the most popular dive site in Bali and I’m glad i got to do two dives here. Our first was around the ship and the second was inside! Shipwrecks are my favorite kind of dive but I don’t think I’ve ever seen intact cannons before – so cool!
^ Believe it or not these are eels popping up from teh sand!
The fourth day of diving was my least favorite, diving in Padang Bay. It’s hard to say why as the giant sea turtles were gorgeous but the water was certainly colder and my left ear was having trouble equalizing. The Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai is known for the colorful coral but most of it is below 60 feet which technically I am not certified for. The two dives there were still gorgeous and while I only saw a baby shark (do-do-doo-doo) in the distance, I certainly did get up close and personal with the turtles!
If you are diving here I HIGHLY recommend going in a long wet suit, not a shortie like I am wearing below both because the water currents can be very cold 60+ feet under and because I got stung on my forearm by a jellyfish – it would have been much better if I had a long wetsuit on! But enough of that, here is a look at some more Bali scubadiving:
Would you go diving in Bali?