This exclusive 5-star resort is tucked away near Pemuteran and is typically Balinese in style - a luxurious retreat for both divers and non-divers.
Located on a fine black sandy lava beach in the north west of Bali, Matahari Beach Resort offers guests spectacular views of the Java Sea to the north and bizarre mountain structures to the south, at the entrance to the national park. Its 16 tradtional bungalows feature hand carved furniture, and look out onto stunning tropical grounds.
In addition to road transfers, in air-conditioned limousines, the hotel offers a breathtaking helicopter transfer, an extraordinary way to start your holiday!
Werner Lau Dive Centre
Located on the beach, the dive centre caters for divers of all abilities, offering daily shore and boat diving as well as a variety of SSI and PADI courses for all the family. There are four fibreglass dive boats available. Water temperature ranges from 26C (July/August) to 30C around Menjangan island where it can get a bit windy in the summer. Secret Bay,renowned as one of the best muck dive sites in the world, is a little cooler at 25C. Both DIN and INT valve 12L aluminium tanks are available here. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.
Lying just offshore, the Coral Reef Project was established in 2001 and at 300 metres, is the largest bio-rock coral reef nursery and restoration project in the world. The artificial reef is easily accessible for snorkellers and divers can enjoy an incredible night dive here, full of macro life.
The steep colourful walls of Menjangan Island are reached by boat. You’ll find big fish as you drift along the walls and swim through the caves as well as plenty of life on the reefs and at Anchor Wreck.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Combine two of Bali’s best diving areas - Tulamben Bay and Pemuteran - and stay at two of the island’s most sought after and stylish dive resorts, before a relaxing couple of days in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 17 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
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Menjangan Island and Pemuteran are located on Bali’s northwest coast, and feature some of the island’s most recognised and favourite dive sites. Diving is available year round, with Menjangan renowned for its wall diving and Pemuteran for its rich coral slopes.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pygmy seahorse, common cuttlefish, black-tip reef shark, hairy frogfish
Excellent for: Resort based diving
Often overlooked as a dive destination, Bali offers exceptional diving, from superb macro life to exciting drift dives and encounters with mantas. The wreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben is the island’s signature dive, while the elusive mola mola are seen seasonally.