Posted by : Atlantis Team | Thursday 8th June 2017 | Discover Bali

Planning a diving trip in Indonesia? Go for the appealing Bali and Gili Islands

Planning a diving trip in Indonesia? Go for the appealing Bali and Gili Islands

The Indonesian underwater world is particularly rich in marine floras and faunas, as well as wrecks which became over the years artificial coral reefs. It is for these reasons and many others that they attract every year fervent scuba divers from all around the world. If you plan to travel in Indonesia soon for holidays, then Bali or the Gili islands are the best destinations in case you would like to dive in Indonesian waters.

Some must do diving spots in Bali

If you are crazy about scuba diving or simply a traveler in search of seaside trip in Indonesia, the Bali Island especially is not to be missed. Same thing for the Gili islands which are more easily accessible from Bali. Moreover, the great majority of travelers who want to dive in Indonesia spend generally their holidays in Bali and on the Gili islands.

During your trip on the island of Gods, you will have the opportunity to find some dive centers, as well as travel agencies there, which could organize you diving excursions in Balinese waters. You can even be trained to become a diver. Several diving spots in Bali are perfectly adapted for the beginners, for example the bay of Amed or also the Menjangan island belonging in Bali Barat National Park. If you are an experienced diver, you will have a very wide choice of diving sites. In particular in Tulamben with the famous wreck US LIBERTY from the Second World War, as well as the island of Nusa Penida which is considered the best spot to observe the amazing Sun fish called also "Mola Mola".

Discovering the Gilis among Balinese Waters

Off the cost of Bali, more exactly from the port of the small village of Padang Bai situated on the East coast of the island of Gods, you can join easily the small islands of Gili by boat for an exceptional dive. However, it should be noted that these dive sites are only suitable for experienced divers because of the always changing conditions and strong currents that could surprise the beginners.

Indeed, Gili Bahia is for example accessible in less than 30 minutes by boat from this village. This small island is famous thanks to the exceptional wealth of its underwater world, its numerous fishes and corals, as well as pelagic species such as some types of sharks (white and black tip reef sharks) and even Mola-Mola. Fifteen minutes are generally enough to join Gili Mimpang and its three small islands. This spot is to be preferred if you wish to admire the sharks as well as other marine wildlife as the eagle rays for example. Same for Gili Tepekong, some caves can be found there which can be swum through. It is also very appreciated by the divers to admire its corals, without forgetting the others species of fishes, as barracudas, sharks and even schools of fish and many others.

Written by Emilia