Bali is an island and a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighbouring islands as well as the island of Bali itself. It is located at the western most end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. One of the country's 34 provinces, Bali has its capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.
During the Mola mola season, divers come in droves to catch a glimpse of the odd and elusive mola mola. These gentle giants come out from the deep to the cleaning stations in Nusa Penida and Bali is one of the few places in the mola mola frequent. Close by are the manta cleaning stations where the mantas gracefully circle the stationary divers.
Another underwater attraction of Bali is the coral covered Liberty Wreck in Tulamben. A easy shore dive, the wreck is accessible to divers of all levels. School of jack, fusilier, unicorn fish are attracted to the large wreck and there is even a resident Giant barracuda that lives at the famous wreck. The black volcanic sand of Northeast Bali is so rich in mininerals, the area supports such a wide variety of macro creatures for the eagle eyed. Muck diving in Gilimanuk, the Northwest of Bali, attracts muck diving fanatics. With such variety of dive sites, Bali is one scuba diving destination that requires more than one visit.
Best Time To Dive
Mola mola season is between July and October. But diving possible all year round.
Bali has so many dives sites best accessed through different villages, many miles apart. Two of the must dive locations are the Nusa Penida area, an island southeast of Bali, as well as the USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben. For the famous Mola mola or Sunfish, it would be best for you to dive in Nusa Penida to catch a glimpse of them. Crystal Bay is arguably the best dive sites to see them at, reknown for its crystal clear visibility, cool waters and cleaning stations of the Mola mola. Meanwhile close by, Mnata Point is the cleaning station to visit to catch the graceful mantas.