Posted by : Atlantis Team | Monday 9th March 2020 | Diving

5 reasons you have to go scuba diving in Bali

 

Bali is known for beautiful beaches, good food and nice people, a tropical haven for holidaymakers. Yet the fun doesn’t stop as the shore ends, it just begins when the ocean starts. 

Here are 5 reasons why you should go scuba diving in beautiful Bali:

  1. Experience The Coral Triangle 

The Coral Triangle is an area of ​​the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and East Timor. It is also called the "Amazon of the seas". More than 3,000 species of fish live in the Coral Triangle and the region has 76% of all known coral species in the world.

  1. Explore the USAT Liberty shipwreck 

USAT Liberty was a United States Army cargo ship torpedoed by Japanese submarine in 1942 and beached on the island of Bali, Indonesia. In 1963 a volcanic eruption moved the ship off the beach, the ship is located about 30 meters off the coast of Tulamben and the highest point of the wreck is just 5 meters deep and goes down to 30 meters, perfect for scuba diving. 

  1.  Imagine yourself among the Manta Rays

Another reason why you should go scuba diving in Bali are Manta Rays. These giant creatures that normally measure between 3 and 6 meters can reach up to 8 meters in some regions of the world and weigh up to 2 tons. They are perhaps the largest rays on the planet, but they are considered harmless. Unlike other rays, they have no venom on their spines at the base of their tail and are therefore safe for interaction with humans. They can be observed only in a few sites in the world and you will have a good chance of crossing them at Manta Point in Nusa Penida. 

  1. Spot the rare Mola-Mola 

Bali is the perfect place to spot the Mola-Mola, also known as sunfish, and adults can even weigh up to 1000 kilograms with an average length of 1,8 meter. The Mola-Mola is not a common fish and you are very lucky when you spot one. However the warm current of the Indian Ocean along with the cold currents from the South Pole and Australia, create the favourite temperature for the Mola-Mola. The Mola-Mola fishes can be found all year around Bali but especially during the Mola-Mola season! The Mola Mola season is from July until November. 

  1. Do not focus on the big stuff - Macro 

For lovers of macro and underwater photography the waters of Bali are full of colourful little creatures. Indonesia is known to be one of the best dive spot in the world for macro. While diving you can find ghost fish, leaf fish, frog fish, pygmy seahorses, flaming cuttlefish, and even the extraordinary mimetic octopus. In liveaboard or daily dive trip, the indonesian underwater will always satisfy macro addict divers! Discover the best dive center from Bali. 

Bali has everything an ocean lover can dream of : magnificent Manta Rays, the untouchable Mola-Mola (sunfish), mysterious wreck ships, thousands of macro critters, and so much more..

Do not wait and book your first Try Dive, PADI Course or Fun Dive with Dune Atlantis!