Aside from being a favorite destination in Indonesia, Bali also can be a new home for those who love snorkeling. Anyone will be tempted to see the beautiful view of Bali under the water. Then, Bali has some beautiful and exotic places to enjoy snorkeling.
Many spots for snorkeling are spreaded around Bali. All spots have their own uniqueness and beauty, but you must try at least the best five snorkeling spots in Bali as listed below.
Snorkeling is one of the choices for those who like water sport, especially if you want interested in Bali. Bali is famous for its beach and closely related to the beauty of the underwater creatures that are still well-maintained until today.
Before deciding which spot you want to visit, it's better to know the best five spots in Bali for snorkeling. Here are the recommendations.
1. Menjangan Island
Menjangan Island is a part of West Bali National Park Region. It is highly recommended for you who want to try snorkeling in Menjangan to participate to maintain coral and coral reefs there.
You can snorkel here by rent a boat and it will take around 30-40 minutes to get to the snorkeling spot. If you want to stay longer, you can stay in for some days in the resort. It is not far from Menjanganan snorkeling spot.
Tulamben is a famous spot both among domestic and foreign tourists, especially since an American photographer came to Tulamben and made it as the location for his underwater photo hunting. In Tulamben, there is the wreck of the Usat Liberty Shipwreck from 1942.
The diversity of coral reefs that vary around it also adds up to the beauty of the Tulamben underwater atmosphere. The most famous spots for dive is called Bali Reef Divers. To get there, you have to take about 2.5 hours from Denpasar.
3. Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida is not only famous for its Kelingking Beach and Broken Beach, but it is also famous as a great snorkeling and diving spots. There are several mandatory spots in Nusa Penida for those who want to snorkel, namely Manta Cove, Manta Point, Batu Abah, Malibu Point, Crystal Bay, etc.
Manta Point and Crystal Bay are the two most famous spots in Nusa Penida. If you are lucky, you can swim around alongside the ocean’s fishes (Mola mola) that are rarely found and see the beauty of other marine life here.
4. Amed Island
Amed Island is located in Karangasem, about 3-4 hours away from Denpasar. This is one of the most favourite spot of East Bali. People should not rent a boat to cross it, you can snorkel to there because it not far from the seashore.
The ocean life around there is extraordinary and amazing. Moreover, in this location there is a wreck, called the Japanese Ship Wreck. The ship belongs to Japanese Marine which sank in the Second World War.
If you want to see the beautiful corals, you can visit Vienna Beach or Jemeluk Bay, which is not far from the Amed Island.
5. Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is also called as a paradise for snorkeling, diving and surfing lovers. It is one of the small islands in Bali and you will need around 30 minutes to get there by speed boat from Sanur Harbor.
Blue corner and Lembongan Bay are mandatory spots to visit from Nusa Lembongan. There is also mangrove area that is safe for the first-time divers and only 2 meters deep.
The beauty of these five spots does not need to be doubted, you will definitely be tempted to go there. Grab your snorkeling equipment and explore underwater side of Bali immediately!