Scuba exploration is fun if two things are guaranteed. The first is safety and the second is a great dive spot and perhaps a trained guide to keep an eye on you during the excursion. If you happen to be in Bali and you have a passion for deep sea exploration, Blue Season Bali is one of the best centres on the island, highly accredited and awarded for safety and instruction, for discovering diving, or heading out for a day to the most magical dive sites around the island. Whether it’s your first time or just another day at the office for you, here you will find the packages that are best suited for a diver of your skill level.
Located in Sanur, Blue Season Bali has easy access and daily trips to Bali’s best spots for scuba – Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembogan, Menjangan, and Tulamben and Amed in North Bali. Not only that, they have a 100% safety record, and are top-rated for dive instruction, Open Water and Advanced PADI courses, and are a team of highly-trained professionals who are not only skilled, but passionate about the underwater world and ocean conservation.
If you just want to experience scuba diving, perhaps for the first time, the ideal day is Fun Diving, which is a day-long course where you’ll be taught the fundamental basics of diving theory and take a 12m plunge into the open water. Although no diving certification can be earned with this beginner course, you will get to experience up close the stunning underwater marine life of the island with a guide who will teach you everything you need to know about diving. Fun Diving options are available in the clear waters of Sanur, in the shipwreck site at Tulamben or in the Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai.
The Blue Season Bali dive centre features the full range of PADI training courses for scuba diving, which are taught by the scuba school’s certified professionals. In addition to providing the best dive spots and training for novice scuba enthusiasts, Blue Season Bali also carries out daily trips to the West Bali National Park and the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area where divers get to explore life within the colorful reefs found here.
The Blue Season Bali PADI dive centre is highly student-focused and equipped with the right safety gear. Novice divers will benefit from learning directly from expert scuba divers while PADI diving professionals will be given the opportunity to challenge themselves while enjoying the magnificent marine beauty of Bali.
As host to some of the healthiest coral reefs in all of Indonesia, the Nusa Penida and all of its wondrous corners, which are just a few minutes east off of the eastern coast of Bali, will be the best place to start. It’s great for beginners, but even the most experienced divers will be mesmerized by the variety of marine life and crystal blue waters – from the famed Manta Point, to Gamat Bay and its endless coral shelves and slopes, to the crystal clear Blue Corner, and then drift diving at Sental or Sekolar Desar. Each of these is a favorable dive spot, among the favourites by the guides at Blue Season Bali.
Whether you’re here to enjoy the sun, sand, and marine beauty or to explore the untouched marine species of the island, the Nusa Penida dive spot should be your first stop. The island is just a few short minutes away from the Bali mainland and Blue Season Bali has daily trips, with 2-3 dives each day.
Few dive experiences are as thrilling as exploring a shipwreck, with not only the history of the ill-fated vessel, but to see how the marine life have utilized the structure, as it becomes part of the ocean floor. Just off the coast of the quiet seaside village of Tulamben, lies the USAT Liberty Wreck – a sunken Japanese ship from World War II. Scuba divers around the world flock to this location, regarded as one of the best entry wreck dives in the world. A dive trip to the northeast coast of Bali, to Tulamben, should be on the bucket list for any diver coming to Bali.
If you’re new to scuba diving, then taking a short trip from Sanur, 50 minutes up the eastern coast of Bali to Padang Bai is the place to go, to enjoy calm and crystal blue waters, with stunning schools of fish. Dive into the Blue Lagoon, aptly named for the setting, and the array of colours that surround you. With white sands and playful coral bommies, this location has become a favorite for not only divers but also underwater photographers, who come to enjoy a day among the Napolean wrasse, reef sharks, blue ribbon eels, rays, scorpion fish and stargazers.
In Menjangan, travelers will have the time of their lives as they explore the beautiful coral reefs and enjoy macro diving in the region. Packages that are available in this region include an introductory dive trip for absolute novices, shore dives, snorkeling, and the classic Menjangan Island dive trip. For amateur snorkel divers, you can easily rent some equipment at the site if you don’t have any with you.
Menjangan is considered a national treasure by the Balinese locals, and as soon as you set eyes on the untainted white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, you will understand why. Sharing borders with the magnificent Prapat Agung Peninsula, which is also shared by the national park, Menjangan plays host to a rich variety of marine life and pristine forms of nature that would be a joy to explore.
Beginner, or expert, diving for fun or to gain further qualifications and experience, Bali and its surrounding islands are the perfect place to develop your scuba skills in the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.