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, check out Blue Corner Dive for the best dive sites, equipment, and staff on the entire 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.
Dive centers are located all over the island with some of the best spots being in Nusa Penida, Pemuteran, Nusa Lembogan, Menjangan, and North Bali. With dive centers situated in all of Bali’s best diving locations, Blue Corner Dive ensure that you get the best diving experience on the island.
If you’re new to scuba diving, then the Nusa Islands, which are just a few minutes east off of the eastern coast of Bali, will be the best place to start. This trio of exotic coral-fringed islands consists of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. Each of these is a favorable dive spot and in each location, you will find a Blue Corner Dive spot. Every day, two dive trips are made so you can schedule your trips whenever you want.
The price is inclusive of training and equipment fees, lunch and beverages on the boat. Although every standard trip consists of two dives, special arrangements can be made to accommodate an extra scuba diving excursion per day.
If you just want to experience scuba diving, perhaps for the first time, the ideal package is the PADI Discover Scuba 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.
All Blue Corner Dive centers feature 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 Corner Dive 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.
On Nusa Lembongan, the original dive centre is located just north of Jungutbatu Village at the beach resort. There is also a second dive centre in the beautiful and untouched Mushroom Bay where you can easily spot exotic marine life. Mushroom Bay is also accessible by those staying around Dream Beach and Sandy Bay. Nestled between Toya Pakeh and Sampalan villages is the centrally-located Blue Corner Dive Spot on Nusa Penida.
All dive centers are 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.
At the center of the action is the Nusa Lembongan dive spot in Jungut Batu Village. As host to some of the healthiest coral reefs in all of Indonesia, the Nusa Lembongan dive spot is the place to go if you want to see stunning schools of fish in some of the largest varieties in the region, including the Oceanic Sunfish, which is otherwise known as mola mola. Being the original Blue Corner Dive spot on the Nusa Islands, the beach front diving location offers more than you ask for in terms of the splendid sunset view from the beach.
Whether you’re here to enjoy the sun, sand, and marine beauty or to explore the untouched marine species of the island, this dive spot should be your first stop. The dive spot is just a few short minutes away from the Bali mainland and is serviced by several small boats which make trips to and from the location at least every hour of the day.
Nusa Lembongan is a delightfully small island. Exploring it can be done on foot or you can hire a scooter if you want to see the sights in a more relaxed way. What’s more, Nusa Lembongan is pretty close to the other two islands where Blue Corner Dive spots are located. While Nusa Ceningan is just across the “Yellow Bridge”, Nusa Penida is 10 minutes away by boat, meaning you can explore all three dive spots in a single day.
If you need a bit of off-site training, the Blue Corner Bar is also home to a fantastic pool where you will be able to practice your dive skills before going out to the ocean. If you’re worried about chemicals, don’t be; the pool is built from locally sourced stone and is filled with natural salt water rather than chlorinated pool water.
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.
The east coast of Bali also offers some great diving spots – head to Pandang Bai, or head further north to Amed where a variety of options await, including wreck diving on sunken Japanese ship from World War 2. 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.