Bali

Dive and relax in the day, explore the culture and nightlife in the evening.

Dive with the infamous Sunfish in the day and indulge in the nightlife culture in the evening. Our boutique resorts will make this a trip to remember.

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One of the most beautiful islands in the world, Bali is Indonesia's most popular dive holiday destination. Many divers find the attraction of good shore-based Bali resort diving set against a stunning back drop of huge, magnificent volcanoes and picturesque rice paddy terraces, simply irresistible.

There are numerous things to do and see here but the general overall atmosphere is one of relaxation and well-being. Indeed, the greatest features of diving in Bali are the incredibly rich and varied dive sites. Sheer drop-offs and steep banks, coral ridges and bommies, one of the most famous wrecks in the world - USS Liberty, volcanic outcrops and sea grass beds are all part of the underwater tapestry. With its colourful and diverse marine life, there's enough here to keep you coming back for more.

Insider's View

Marcelina

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Jennifer B. – 7 Nights at the Lotus Bungalows in Bali

7 nights at the Lotus Bungalows in Bali organised by Marcelina at ultimate diving.

Jennifer B. – 7 Nights at the Lotus Bungalows in Bali

All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

Indo Aggressor

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

The Komodo national park offers a mix of fantastic diving and land excursions. This trip is perfect for those seeking a bit more than a week of diving in a luxurious environment. The Indo Aggressor accommodates 16 guests in deluxe and master cabins.

  • Max 14 guests / up to 4 dives per day
  • Well appointed cabins
  • Full board inc beer/wine with dinner
  • Good for new liveaboard divers
  • Dive Flores and Komodo
  • Excursions in national park included

All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Mermaid II - Indonesia

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

The Mermaid 2 offers great 8/10 night trips around Bali and Komodo. The diving in this region is very diverse and you can encounter animals from the smallest seahorses to the giant Sunfish.

  • Max 17 guests / up to 4 dives per day
  • Choice of cabins / inc all meals
  • Dive islands between Bali & Komodo
  • Diverse marine life
  • Great for photographers
  • Nitrox available (additional fee)

All levels

Pelagic & Critters

Mar-Oct

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

MV Mermaid I - Indonesia

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

The Mermaid 1 offers 9 night trips around the Bali and Komodo area. The diving in this region is very diverse. You can encounter some great animals from the smallest seahorses to the giant Sunfish.

  • Max 15 guests / up to 4 dives per day
  • Choice of cabins / inc all meals
  • Dive islands between Bali & Komodo
  • Nitrox available (additional fee)
  • Diverse marine life
  • Great for photographers

Advanced

Macro & Pelagic

Oct-Apr

Indonesia

UD Rating – 3 Star

Raja Ampat Aggressor

Indonesia, Raja Ampat

The Raja Ampat Aggressor is a 30 metre boat offering 7, 10 and 12 night itineraries departing from various ports on the Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih Bay and Triton Bay route.

  • Maximum 16 guests
  • 4 to 5 dives per day
  • 7, 10 and 12 night itineraries
  • 4 route options
  • Dive form tenders & main boat
  • Sorong, Biak & Ambon departures

3 Stars

Oct - Apr

19 Hours

Advanced

From £1650

Lotus Bungalows

Indonesia, Bali

Lotus Bungalows is a stunning traditional Balinese style resort with elegant bungalows situated a stone’s throw away from the pristine waters edge making it the perfect place relax and recharge.

  • Serene seafront location
  • 20 bungalows built in Balinese style
  • Gangga Divers on-site
  • Spa & Infinity pool
  • Mola Mola sightings
  • Rebreather facilities available

3 Stars

Oct - Apr

19 Hours

Advanced

From £1450

Alam Anda Ocean Front Resort And Spa

Indonesia, Bali

Alam Anda is located at the beautiful beachfront with many exciting adventure excursions on offer as well as access to the relaxing spa and wellness area.

  • Stunning seafront location
  • Werner Lau on-site
  • Excursions available
  • Mola Mola sightings
  • Bungalows and villas
  • Spa & Wellness

Monkey Forest Tanah Lot Tour


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Long associated with the Balinese Royal Family, Mengwi is home to the superb temple complex at Taman Ayun. Mischievous monkeys and magical Tanah Lot

Northward Bound


Tour Type: City Trips

A full day, 10 hour tour discovering lakes, markets and temples. Experiencing cultural and nature in one day is the perfect way to get the most out of your Indonesian Trip.

Antiquity On The East Coast


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Today’s tour begins with a visit to Klungkung Palace, also known as Puri Agung Semarapura. The Kertagosa Pavilion is one of the best-preserved parts of the palace and an excellent example of traditional Balinese architecture.

Kintamani Besakih Tour


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Today’s full day trip is a diverse one, taking in stunning landscapes, traditional arts and crafts and temple culture. Your first stop is at Tohpati, where the batik fabrics for which Bali is famous are painstakingly created by hand using traditional techniques.

Bedugul Tanah Lot Tour


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Drive north to Bedugul Regency (district), part of the island’s central highlands region renowned for its stunning beauty and three caldera lakes (Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan). Firstly visit the iconic Ulun Danu Temple. This important Hindu Shivaite water temple is located on a small jut of land within the calm waters of Lake Beratan.

Sunset Over Uluwatu & Kecak


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Travel to the southern-most tip of Bali to visit the famous Uluwatu Temple (*). One of seven sea temples that are said to form a ‘chain’ around the island, it is undoubtedly one of the region’s most venerable places of worship.

Picturesque Central Bali


Tour Type: Photographic Workshop

Your excursion begins with a drive into Central Bali and small town of Mengwi. Long associated with the Balinese Royal Family, Mengwi is home to the superb temple complex at Taman Ayun. Translating as ‘beautiful garden’ Taman Ayun is considered by many to be one of the island’s most attractive temples and is still used today by people from all over Bali for special ceremonies and events.

Batur National Geopark Tour


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Today’s journey takes you via a local coffee plantation to the village of Kintamani. This is the best spot, weather permitting, for views of Mount Batur, an active volcano which sits alongside Lake Batur.

The Cliffs of Uluwatu


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Art, sculptures and the magnificently located Uluwatu Temple. The first stop today is the Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua. Established in 2006 by a group of like-minded Indonesian and French with a passion for art, the museum not only showcases pieces from countries located within the Pacific Ocean (as the name might suggest) but also from other regions of the world.

Munduk Highland Adventure


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Off-road excitement in the central highlands. Your transport for today’s excursion will be the FIN Komodo, an Indonesian built buggy-style vehicle designed for off-road terrain.

Land Cruise Adventure


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

See off-the-beaten-track Bali in a 4X4 Land Rover. Using customised Land Rovers as the mode of transport, today’s excursion goes off-road and heads into the superb countryside surrounding Gunung Batukaru, Bali's second-highest mountain.

Village Cycling


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Explore the Balinese countryside by mountain bike. Take to two wheels today and discover the glorious Balinese countryside by mountain bike. Using branded bikes and equipment, your adventure will begin with a vehicle transfer to the start point of your desired route and will include the services of an English speaking guide throughout.

Kintamani - Monkey Forest Tour


Tour Type: Rafting Tours

Experience an 8 hour tour showing you Balinese culture and a monkey forest with transport included. The day will start with a fascinating performance of Barong Dance. In Balinese mythology Barong is a lion-like creature and King of the Spirits and this colourful dance depicts the eternal struggle between good and evil as he battles (and eventually defeats) his arch enemy, the demon queen Rangda. Continue your exploration of the Balinese arts with a stop at three villages near Ubud known for their arts and crafts.

The Beauty of Central Bali on Bike and Foot


Tour Type: Trekking Tours

Take two wheels and two feet today and discover the glorious Balinese countryside by cycling and trekking. Begin your day after breakfast by pick up from your hotel in Ubud and driving up by car (shared transfer) to Kintamani.

Bali Street Food Experience


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Go on a culinary journey with a local “foodie” to experience the aromas and flavors of Bali. In the afternoon you will meet your local food specialist guide and drive to a traditional Balinese house at the outskirts of Ubud.

Batur's Youngest Crater - Volcano Cooking


Tour Type: Trekking Tours

Volcanic vistas and a freshly cooked meal. This moderately challenging afternoon walk takes you through the moon-scape of various lava flows and ashcones created by the more than twelve eruptions of Mount Batur between the periods 1963 to 1999.

Rain Forest Trekking & Canoeing


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Feast your eyes on stunning natural beauty.. lakes and temples experiencing true Indonesian culture. This excursion begins with a drive north to Bedugul Regency (district), part of the island’s central highlands region renowned for its stunning beauty and three caldera lakes (Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan).

Traditional Bali & Natural Wonders


Tour Type: City Trips

Today you will have the great opportunity to meet and interact with Balinese people and experience how families live and work together in their natural daily environment.

Spirit of Belimbing


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Glorious trekking and spiritual experience in one of Bali’s remotest regions. Start the tour early from your hotel and enjoy a comfortable scenic journey along country roads to the Tabanan area in the remote region of Belimbing.

Exotic Bali


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Explore the island’s temples and natural beauty in a classic Volkswagen convertible. Your transport for today’s trip will be in the classic VW 181 convertible, an off-road vehicle originally manufactured by Volkswagen for the West German Army in the late 1960s.

Royal High Tea


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Overlooking the Ayung River in Mambal between Seminyak and Ubud, a hidden gem awaits the intrepid. Beginning early in the afternoon as the sun slowly sinks over the hills and bathes the area in a dazzling light, visitors will be treated to a sublimely picturesque High Tea experience.

POD Chocolate Tour


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Explore the chocolate making process from te cocoa tree to raw cacao, fermenting and roasting of the beans, and the final transformation into delicious Pod Chocolate.

Ayung White Water Rafting


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Raft through whitewater rapids on Bali’s longest river

Today experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Ayung River. The approximately two-hour long water adventure begins with a transfer to the start point followed by a safety and equipment briefing given by your expert instructor.

Bali Photography Expedition


Tour Type: Photographic Workshop

With a vibrant culture, intricate architecture, and lush ecosystem, Bali is one of the most photogenic environments on the planet. The Balinese people are generally happy to be photographed; however, there is an art to relating in a way that illuminates the spiritual essence of a people and place beyond a snapshot.

Waka Sailing Nusa Lembongan Cruise


Tour Type: Boat Trip

Picture-perfect beach and delicious BBQ lunch on Lembongan Island. The journey begins when pick you up from your hotel and drive you to private marina at Benoa Harbour, where you are welcomed aboard on 16.6 metre luxury Catamaran, Waka Sailing for a day of sailing, relaxation and fun.

Ancient Ubud & Rice Field Tour


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Explore temples, caves and markets near Ubud, Bali’s cultural heartland. This interesting excursion begins with a visit to Goa Gajah in Bedulu near Ubud. Often referred to as the Elephant Cave, it was established in the 9th century as a sanctuary for Buddhist monks. The facade of the cave is noted for its interesting carvings and ornate relief.

Wet & Wild


Tour Type: Adventure Tours

Fun and relaxation in Nusa Dua..

Fun and excitement is the aim of this excursion. You will be collected this morning and driven to Tanjung Benoa, a white sandy beach in Nusa Dua.

Ubud Art & Culture


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Discover Ubud, the island’s cultural heartland. Located in the foothills of Gianyar Regency (district) and surrounded by ravines, dense forest and picturesque rice paddy fields, Ubud is one of the most attractive towns in Bali and a ‘must-see’ for anyone visiting the island.

Bumbu Bali Cooking Class (Nusa Dua)


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Learn to cook traditional Balinese cuisine.. Enjoy a cookery class that offers an insightful introduction to the unique culinary heritage of Bali and the exotic ingredients it uses.

Jimbaran Seafood Rijstaffel


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Enjoy delicious seafood cuisine at Jimbaran Bay. The delicious seafood rijstaffel (selection of dishes) and ambient beachside location provide the perfect end to a perfect day.

Turtle Release Tour


Tour Type: Nature Tours

Enjoy the unique experience of releasing a newly hatched turtle into the ocean. This afternoon’s excursion begins with a drive into Central Bali to the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest.

Masterclass in Silver


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Learn the craft of silversmithing and design your own jewellery. Bali is renowned for its silver craftsmanship and today you will have the opportunity to learn about the art form and put new skills into practice by crafting your own piece of unique jewellery.

Rural Balinese Culinary Experience


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Prepare Balinese cuisine in a delightful rural setting. Discover the unique flavours of Balinese cuisine in a cooking class that offers a fascinating introduction to the exotic ingredients and unique culture of Balinese food.

Ubud's Ridges, Villages & Valleys


Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Trek through wonderful countryside and traditional villages near Ubud. Today your walk passes through the river valley of Tukad Wos, offering fine views of the stratovolcanic mountain Gunung Agung and glimpses of small village communities and rice fields along the way.

Exchange for Change


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Rivers, Oceans, Lands, Ecology (R.O.L.E.) Foundation is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization based in Bali, whose aims are to promote environmental awareness and empower women. Destination Asia Indonesia participates as Educational Partner for the R.O.L.E. Foundation as part of Destination Asia’s generous CSR Program.

Destination Fact File

Dive and relax in the day, explore the culture and nightlife in the evening.

Bali is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital situated at Denpasar towards the south of the island. The island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. The island can only be described as beautiful, with a spectacular varied terrain, ranging from fiery volcanoes that soar through the clouds, including the "mother" of volcanoes, Gunung Agung that rises to over 3100m and fertile valleys that are filled with abundant of fruits and vegetables. To spectacular rice terraces, lush tropical forests, and the stunning beaches that are situated alongside warm clear clean turquoise tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.

It is due to Bali's beauty that it is the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its interior as well as its natural terrain. Ancient temples and spectacular palaces are dotted around the island, and offer wonderful views for visitors. Bali is also renowned for its highly developed arts including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music, also its fabulous elaborate festivals, as well as its unsurpassed architecture. Where temples, flanked by walled courtyards, outnumber houses and gardens peer out invitingly from homes and businesses.

Bali’s capital Denpasar is popular among tourists and is home to the famous Monkey Forest and Elephant Cave, that all visitors will enjoy especially those that love nature and the great outdoors. It is also made up of great art galleries, museums, temples, restaurants and numerous shops line the streets.

The majority of visitors though, go to the south of Bali to the beach resorts. Kuta caters for the younger generation, with great nightlife and plenty of activities to keep visitors occupied. Whereas Sanur, and Nusa Dua, cater for visitors that are looking for a quiet tranquil environment where they can relax and unwind. Although offer visitors a range of activities if they fancy a change. Day trips are available to Nusa Penida, Tanah Lot, one of Bali's most picturesque temples, rice terraces, Ubud, and coastal towns from most of the hotels situated here.

All of this combined with the friendliness of the Balinese people, glorious weather, white sandy beaches and recent marine protection measures make Bali an increasingly sought after destination by divers from across the world.



Top Dive Sites



“USS Liberty Wreck” - Just 30 metres from shore lies the broken 120 metre long wreckage of this World War II cargo ship. The Liberty was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine out in the Lombok Strait, 11 January 1942, but was able to limp back to shore. Unable to quite make port, its captain steered the ship onto the beach at Tulamben.

Large fish species that frequent the wreck include sunfish, great barracuda, Napoleon fish and scribbled filefish. Reef fish here common to Bali diving are peacock grouper and coral trout, regal angelfish and surgeonfish. Heading back towards shore on your dive you'll see a colony of spotted garden eels, heads swaying as if in a breeze, and goatfish nuzzling through the sandy rubble.

The most famous of Bali scuba diving spots and the most popular of the Tulamben dive sites, the wreck is now completely covered in healthy coral growth, and the numerous structural holes provide endless opportunities for exploration. Soft corals dominate here, with crinoids, feather stars and hydroids.

Night diving on the Liberty Wreck is particularly memorable and popular, being so close to shore. There are spectacular colourful beams of marigold cup corals, and hundreds of shrimp greet you at every corner. Common lionfish stalk their prey as well as the rare and nocturnal dwarf lionfish. Cocooned and sleeping parrotfish are quite common, and you may even see the rather strange sight of free-swimming crinoids, in search of a new hold.

“Lembongan Island and Nusa Penida” - Lying across the Badung Strait from Sanur is Bali's premiere scuba diving destination - the clear waters of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands. With its adjacent deep water trenches, the main attraction of diving at Lembongan Island is the common encounters with the curious and otherwise very rare oceanic sunfish, or mola mola.

Sunfish are pelagic fish growing 2 metres long. They are found in tropical and temperate waters, feeding off large plankton and jellyfish. They have large, blunt heads, heavy bodies and stubbed tails, with elongated dorsal and ventral fins that can span 4 metres. You will never misidentify a sunfish! They can often be seen at cleaning stations with attendant cleaner wrasse. They are most often seen in this area from July to September.

“Amuk Bay - Candi Dasa” - 3 kilometres southeast from Candi Dasa, Amuk Bay, lays the little rocky islet of Gili Tepekong that has some of the most spectacular scuba diving Bali has to offer. Tepekong is just 100m wide, the coral walls are steep, the water is cold, and the current can be strong but, for an experienced diver, drifting with an up to 5 knot current through Tepekong's canyon is an unforgettable and dramatic underwater experience.

Lying to the southwest of Tepekong, the canyon starts at 24m and drops to 32m. The canyon is also known as "The Toilet" as the currents can be very strong with down-pull into the canyon when there is surface swell. However, the clear rushing waters are sure to bring you teeming encounters with white-tip reef sharks and huge schools of big-eye trevally and rainbow runners, as you hang on to the boulders.

East and north of Tepekong you can dive to 25m and the relatively protected sloping reef is dominated by table corals, gullies and boulders, fallen from above.

In the shallower diving waters the overhang at the bottom of Tepekong's walls is a great place for rock groupers, Napoleon wrasse and schools of yellow-ribbon sweetlips.

Two kilometres southeast from Amuk Bay, lies Gili Mimpang, a cluster of 3 exposed rocks. The atmosphere here is often charged and alive with action. White-tip reef sharks patrol the scattered rocks and boulders and pelagic fish such as tuna and sunfish are commonly seen. Pink squat lobsters can be found in the barrel sponges. Bali scuba diving has alluring, colourful charms as well as more dramatic action packed encounters.

The dive bottoms out at 30m, and you'll come across bumphead parrotfish, longfin bannerfish as well as schooling batfish. Acropora table corals and leather corals dominate the shallows with blue-spotted sting rays and black-blotched sting rays occupying the surrounding sand patches.

Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage Bali is home to Denpasar International airport which means you do not have to waste any more time flying and get in the water as soon as possible.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort. Transfer times are as follows:
Transfer to Candidasa From Denpasar to Candidasa: 2 hours – this is where the Lotus Bungalows is located.
Transfer to Singaraja From Denpasar to Singaraja: 3 hours – this is where the Alam Anda Resort is located.
Dive Season The dive season is year round in Bali although conditions do vary from time to time and location to location. December to March is rainy season (although most days it doesn't rain) and there are fewer divers around. However, visibility is sometimes a little reduced around the north and west of the island.

The best conditions to dive in Tulamben can be found between early April to July, October and November. It is dry season during these months and visibility can reach a spectacular 40 metres at this time of year. The diving around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is good all year round and visibility is generally 20-30 metres. Water temperatures are usually 25-26°C except during mola mola season when it can drop to the low 20's. Sunfish, sharks and other large pelagics are best spotted between June and September which is also the time when seas might be both disturbed and enriched by the monsoon winds. The best time to see mantas is from April until June, although they are present all year round.

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Indonesia, Bali

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Save 25% Dive the World Club Week on Indo Aggressor liveaboard

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

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Dive the World week with 25% off on board of the Indo Aggressor liveaboard

Indonesia, Komodo & Lesser Sunda

For over 30 years, each Aggressor yacht has offered 25% off. Dive the World weeks to reward guests. These weeks are announced once a year and get booked up early. Give us a call today and book your space.

Book on listed weeks: 01/03/2019 to 11/03/2019 or 18/05/2019 to 28/05/2018

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Indonesia, Bali

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Indonesia, Bali

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Indonesia, Bali

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