From manta rays and mola mola to WWII wrecks and muck diving, Bali has it all. Liveaboard diving here is a treat for all levels and offers a great alternative to more far flung Indonesian locales.
For a small island, Bali has a wide range of diving environments. You’ll find great wall diving in Menjangan while Puri Jati, Padang Bai and Seraya offer some of the best macro diving in the world. These sites feature a range of tropical fish and smaller critters such as leaf fish, octopus and nudibranchs. There’s also the USAT Liberty in Tulamben for wreck divers, and pelagic lovers enjoy Nusa Penida where manta rays and mola mola are regularly spotted. All of these destinations can be dived from land, but if you want to see everything in one week, you’ll need to travel by liveaboard. Typical itineraries last 5 to 7 nights, and the best time to dive in Bali is from May to November.